So, my fiance and I are getting married in October and we've been planning this wedding for what seems like months now, so we wanted to get away for a few days and the Tamarind was perfect. The hotel has received some recent renovations, mainly to the living areas of each room and upgrades to the fixtures in the bathrooms.
There are three pools (one adult only), a spa ( I recommend the salt and oil scrub), and best of all, it's literally on the best part of that stretch of the beach. Remember that the west coast of the island is the Caribbean Sea (calm, clear, and warm) and the east coast of the island is the Atlantic Ocean (six foot waves). Most of the things you're going to want to see are on the west coast as well. The Tamarind includes breakfast which was always really nice. They have happy hour each evening so don't miss those.
The Tamarind has a lot of activities on the property but on the beach you can rent jet skies/seadoos, snorkel equipment, paddle boarding, boogie boards, glass bottom boat, and catamarans. Take advantage and do them all!
One last tip. Take the buses for local excursions (restaurants in the Lime Grove area) and save your hard earned cash for taxis to Bridgetown, the interior of the island, and the east coast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tamarind rests on a 750-foot crescent of premium West Coast white sand beach and is as family-friendly as it is an exclusive adult hideaway. Tamarind features contemporary guestrooms, an intimate spa and relaxation space and two restaurants. Contemporary sun loungers, day beds and decks, transform outdoor spaces into outdoor 'living rooms' providing flexible spaces for dining, drinking, relaxing and events. Complimentary features include: motorized and non-motorized watersports, daily buffet breakfast, WiFi in rooms and throughout property, fitness center and classes and water taxi to other Elegant Hotels' west coast properties. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tamarind By Elegant Hotel Paynes Bay
- Tamarind Cove Saint James
- Tamarind Cove Barbados
- Hotel Tamarind Cove
- Tamarind By Elegant Hotels Barbados/Saint James Parish