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Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels

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#3 of 25 hotels in Barbados
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
New to the award winning Elegant Hotels Group family in Barbados, the redesigned all-inclusive Waves Hotel and Spa is located on a stretch of white pristine beach on the Platinum West Coast of the island. The oceanfront hotel offers a unique getaway where the all-inclusive experience goes beyond premium accommodation and versatile dining. The focus on mind & wellness, freshly prepared dishes, artistic and local activities provides an opportunity for guests to unwind and reconnect. This eco-chic wellness hotel caters to those seeking a mind and body holiday: whether guests are looking for a serene, adult-only escape in the dedicated spa side of the property or a high-energy communal oceanfront lounge setting, the 70 room hotel offers an authentic Barbados experience for all ages. Elegant Inclusions with each stay provide complimentary motorized and non-motorized water sports, WiFi, all meals and beverages, fitness center, yoga, bespoke daily activities plus a complimentary water taxi.
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Breakfast included
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My family and stayed at this wonderful hotel recently to celebrate a birthday occasion! We truly had a great experience here from the quick check in process and getting a welcome drink to the checking in with us during the entire stay and at the end to ensure we were enjoying ourselves! The rooms were spacious and cleaned daily. I would have liked greater detail in the bathroom however and would have appreciated a mirror in the room itself, as the only ones were available there... The food at the restaurants were mainly good but should have had more variety in the meat options. We enjoyed the buffet for dinner in Seascape one night, as it had various choices available for anyone's palate! The food at Shiso was very tasty but seemed limited in options...We visited kyma coffee shop often during the day because of how hot it was outside! The restaurants needed faster fans so that persons feel more comfortable while dining, it was only manageable at breakfast time but for lunch and dinner it was sweltering! The nightly entertainment was very enjoyable! We also utilised the pool on the adult side which was warmer of the two. The beach was also very calm and inviting! The gym was too small, but as it wasn't busy, I was able to use it comfortably. The Spa was very popular during our stay and my masseuse was excellent! We also used the water taxi and visited Crystal Cove which had a wonderful coffee bar with a lovely view! The service and friendly staff at Waves was much better however! We would definitely love to return!
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From the time you arrive you are made to feel very welcome. The staff in the restaurant are very attentive and friendly and give excellent service.The food is very tasty especially the evening meal with plenty of choice and cooked to a high standard.The fusion restaurant is particularly nice. The caffe gives loads of sandwich choices, pennies, cakes coffees teas etc and is air conditioned particularly good when coming off a very hot beach. The rooms are spotless and well equipped, if you are at the front of the hotel it can be very noisy particularly early in the morning with the Regge buses going past. The beach is very clean, the sun beds are particularly comfy and the parasols give some much needed shade in the heat of the day as the sun is particularly strong. The beach staff are very good with drinks orders, they also come around with cold towel, refreshing spray, frozen fruit, ice cream in the afternoon , we felt really pampered. The sea is very safe good snorkelling you could be lucky and see a turtle on the reef, but don’t venture out too far as there tends to be jet skis buzzing about. If you fancy a change catch the water taxi down to the Colony Club and then walk to the marine reserve the snorkelling there is very good and no boat traffic. Loads to see loads to eat and drink, great staff you can’t go wrong. Best hotel we have been to. I would particularly like to thank Valarie, Christine, Sabrina, Kevin and Jacobi for making our stay so enjoyable.
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Response from Roam08819706358, Operations Support Assistant at Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear dapperbear1, Thank you for your glowing review on your recent holiday at Waves Hotel & Spa. We are thrilled to know that you were greeted with a warm welcome by the team who so graciously looked after your needs and ensured that you had an enjoyable and relaxing stay. It is great to know that you enjoyed delectable meals in the outlets, scented cold towels, frozen fruit and the refreshing misting to keep you cool whilst lounging on the beach. We saw that you had some fun adventures snorkeling and exploring the island via the reggae bus. These are all experiences worth cherishing. We are truly honored to know that Waves Hotel was the best hotel you have ever been to and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm Regards, Shanette. Operations Support Assistant.
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Great staff, lovely room and watersports were excellent. Not a fan of Thai food and somewhat surprised to see one of the restaurants as Thai specialty. Would have liked traditional Bajan as an alternative. Rooms were kept very clean. Restaurant staff were excellent and the coffee bar is very much a big plus.
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I have nothing but wonderful things to say about my experience at Waves. As a public servant, I understand the power of customer service and received top notch during my stay. The staff went above and beyond, the property was super clean, and the food was amazing. I truly enjoyed the sporting options and appreciated the special touches such as the orientation and the manager's cocktail hour. The views were breathtaking, both in our beachfront room and throughout the main building, and the ambiance was perfect everywhere. I came in need of a "true" vacation and the accommodations to help me disconnect from work and responsibilities. This resort definitely did that for me. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway with all the bells and whistles, I would strongly recommend reserving your room today.
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This hotel is a little gem. We had a poolside room which was spotless & quiet. Comfy bed, great shower & toiletries including hairdryer. Yes, the road is between this part & the beach side but absolutely no problem whatsoever getting across. The bus stop is also right outside the door should you wish to venture out. Plenty of sun loungers at pool & beach. The lovely staff cater for all needs, even by the pool or on the beach, with iced fruit on sticks, drinks service, & they even brush any sand off your lounger. A shuttle boat goes between other hotels in the group along the coast should you want to take a look or just have a sail. Water sports readily available without a long wait. Food was lovely. Drinks plentiful everywhere. Apart from our retail therapy in town & the fare on the reggae bus which was coppers, everything was included. The view from the restaurant/bar/lounge across the terrace looking out over the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea is the icing on the cake.
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Response from Roam08819706358, Operations Support Assistant at Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Localgirl2015, We are so happy that you choose Waves Hotel & Spa for your holiday experience. It is a pleasure knowing that whether you were relaxing along the beach or the pools, or dining in the restaurants, your needs were taken care of by our diligent and hard working team. We saw that you were able to enjoy some sea, sand and sun adventure by participating in some watersports activities in addition to enjoying the breathtaking view from the Seascape Restaurant. This all tells of an enjoyable holiday experience which was created with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm Regards, Shanette. Operations Support Assistant.
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$395 - $935 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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