We stayed at Tamarind in December before Xmas with two friends. We had spent many happy holidays at the Almond Beach Village (and other hotels) before it closed. This closure forced us to find a replacement and the Tamarind was a good choice. On this occasion we had five nights at the Turtle Beach before driving to the Tamarind. This is a good way to experience both the south and west coasts. We liked our ocean front rooms, which were spacious, although not madly keen on the decor. The grounds were immaculate and the beach superb.
We lunched and dined at Daphne's next door, the food was fabulous. We only ate one dinner chez Tamarind and undercooked scallops were quickly dealt with by the staff. We used the water taxis, going to the Crystal Cove and the Colony Club, and thought the Tamarind was far superior. The staff were excellent and nothing was too much trouble.
Overall, the staff really seemed to enjoy their jobs and nothing was too much trouble. The watersports facility is very professional A great holiday and liked it so much we are returning in April with a friend and sister in law. She has yet to experience Barbados and we know she won't be disappointed, especially staying at the Tamarind. If you are there on Sunday night, grab a cab to First street and party outside the Love bar with the locals. Can' wait for April.