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Colony Club - Luxury holidays to Barbados

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions Holidays highly recommends the five star Colony Club on Barbados' Platinum coast  for family holidays for its elegant, yet informal, style and myriad activities. The hotel has an excellent selection of rooms that are suitable for families, and the main restaurant, Laguna, has an individual children’s menu. Children and teenagers have activities specifically tailored to their age group in the summer and Easter holidays. Four lagoon pools, dinghy sailing, boogie boarding, and banana boat rides will keep everyone entertained. Outside of the hotel, shops, restaurants, handicrafts, and arts are located just 10 minutes away. Throughout the island, families can enjoy such activities as play parks, golf, water sports, and horse riding. In February, the hotel only accepts guests aged 13 and over.

    The journey and how you get there

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights that are direct with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic from London to Barbados. Once in Barbados, you are transferred from the airport to the hotel by private transfer (taking about 45 minutes).

    Complimentary

    Caribbean cocktail on arrival, full breakfast daily, use of fitness centre, motorised water sports (excluding jet ski), WiFi in guestrooms and public areas, water taxi transport between west coast properties, kids’ club.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic London to Barbados, private car transfers and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices here are for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under twelve for seven nights in the lowest priced room type for families.
    Low Season £5980
    High Season £8890
    Based on sharing a junior suite garden pool view
    Many other room types are available on request from us
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers. 

    Special Offers

    • Early booking offer for 2020(6)
      Book a stay before 1 December 2019 and receive a discount off our contract rates for stays in 2020. This offer is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.
      Receive a 20% discount off stays of 3 nights or more between 5 and 31 January 2020 and 1 March to 31 May 2020.
      Receive a 20% discount for stays of 5 nights or more between 1 and 29 February 2020.
      Receive a 30% discount for stays of 3 nights or more between 1 June and 20 December 2020.
      Receive a 15% discount off stays of 7 nights or more between 21 December 2020 and 2 Janaury 2021.
    • Up-to-date Caribbean special offers
      We are in the process of up-grading our website and until it is launched not all up-to-date offers will appear on our website, so we ask you to contact us for information on current special offers for all holidays to the Caribbean. Our sales team will be able to include all up-to-date special offers in the holiday prices, so please speak to us for the latest information.

    Hotel code

    CE04

    Our opinion

    The Colony Club is an elegant yet informal hotel that offers charming surroundings for an active family beach holiday.

    Hotel description

    Standing amidst spacious tropical gardens of lawns and coconut palms, the Colony Club leads down to a marvellous beachfront of soft golden-white sand lapped by the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. The ambience of the Colony Club is elegant yet informal, its architectural style matching its name. Traditional touches such as rattan chairs combine with graceful neutral colours to create interiors that are welcoming and bright.
    The bedrooms of the Colony Club vary in size and location but are all spacious and well furnished. Balconies and patios attached to each room allow you to enjoy views over the pools, the gardens or the ocean. The hotel has an excellent selection of rooms that are suitable for families, including the junior and one-bedroom suites that sleep up to 2 adults and 3 children.Extensive swimming lagoons and streams meander through the property’s seven acres of gardens towards the palm-fringed beach, providing ample space for relaxing and enjoying the sun. The Colony Club has excellent facilities, including two tennis courts and a wide array of complimentary water sports, such as waterskiing, banana boats, paddle boarding, snorkelling, kayaking and dinghy sailing. The Colony Club’s main restaurant, Laguna, enjoys a beautiful situation looking out over the gardens with the ocean in the distance. This restaurant is ideal for families, complementing the contemporary international dishes on the main menu with an individual children’s menu. For a more refined environment, guests aged over 12 years can dine at the beachside Sunset Deck, which has an exquisite à la carte menu that is accompanied by an extensive wine list. The Colony Club is an elegant yet informal hotel that offers charming surroundings for an active beach holiday. (Please note that children under 12 are not permitted in the hotel in February.) 

    Location

    Barbados

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport

    About 45 minutes by car

    Closest airport

    Bridgetown Barbados

    Room types

    Colony Club has 96 rooms belonging to the following room types:
    Pool or Garden View Room with pool or garden view with bathroom, Air-conditioning, Safe, Balcony or patio, Fridge, Hair dryer, Telephone, Cable television, Tea and coffee making facilities.
    Ocean View Room with ocean view with bathroom, Air-conditioning, Safe, Balcony or patio, Fridge, Hair dryer, Telephone, Cable television, Tea and coffee making facilities.
    Luxury Poolside Room, Bathroom, Air-conditioning, Safe, Balcony or patio, Fridge, Hair dryer, Telephone, Cable television, Tea and coffee making facilities.
    Luxury Swim-Up Poolside Room, ground floor room with Bathroom, Air-conditioning, Safe, Balcony or patio, Fridge, Hair dryer, Telephone, Cable television, Tea and coffee making facilities.
    Luxury Ocean View Room, bathroom, Air-conditioning, Safe, Balcony or patio, Fridge, Hair dryer, Telephone, Cable television, Tea and coffee making facilities.
    Junior Suite with pool/garden view, bathroom, Air-conditioning, Safe, Balcony or patio, Fridge, Hair dryer, Telephone, Cable television, Tea and coffee making facilities.
    One Bedroom Suite with ocean view, Lounge, Bathroom, Air-conditioning, Safe, Balcony or patio, Fridge, Hair dryer, Telephone, Cable television, Tea and coffee making facilities.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Four freeform freshwater swimming pools and jacuzzi, Two restaurants, Beach ambassadors provide complimentary towels and fresh fruit, Water sports, Scuba diving instruction in pool, Diving, riding, fishing and golf can be arranged, Two floodlit tennis courts, Laundry, Beauty salon, Gift shop, Fitness centre, Spa treatments, Room service. The hotel is located on a sandy beach.

    Water sports

    Complimentary sports: Waterskiing, Windsurfing, Sunfish sailing, Hobie cats, Dinghy sailing, Kayaks, Boogie boards, Snorkelling. Scuba diving can be arranged. Children's life jackets are provided for water-based sports including boat trips.

    Land sports

    Complimentary: Tennis, Fitness centre, Volleyball, Basketball

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    On the west coast of Barbados, 20 minutes drive from Bridgetown. Shops, restaurants, handicrafts and arts are located just 10 minutes away from the hotel. Bars and restaurants can be reached on foot and by car. Golf is available at nearby Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane.

    Sports nearby

    Golf, Diving, Horse riding.

    Children

    Children under 13 are not admitted at Colony Club between 1 and 28 February. The first child aged up to 12 is free of charge during the rest of the year when sharing with two adults. Children must be over 16 years old to access the spa. Children must be over 12 years old to dine in The Orchid restaurant. Children under the age of 16 cannot occupy a room by themselves. Children under 13 may stay free in a Pool/Garden View Room when sharing with an adult (excluding 1-28 Feb).

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay of 5 nights from 1-28 February and 7 nights from 19 December 2017 to 4 January 2018, 22 December 2018 to 2 January 2019, 5 January 2019 to 18 December 2019. Minimum stay of 7 nights from 19 December to 4 January 2020.

    Other information

    Children's club: The hotel’s kids’ club operates during the Christmas and Easter holidays daily. A range of on-site activities are offered, such as table tennis and arts and crafts, specifically tailored towards the age range of the children. Meals are not included. 
    Teenagers' club: The hotel organises a range of activities for teenagers during Christmas and Easter, such as computer games and table tennis, complimentary water sports are available from sailing to snorkelling.
    Babysitting: Can be arranged on request, this service is charged hourly and must be booked at least 4 hours in advance.
    Baby listening: Is not available at the hotel.
    Pre-ordering service: It is possible to order provisions for infants and toddlers which you will receive in your room on arrival. Please ask for details.
    Children's entertainment: Board games are available. On their first evening children under 9 are given a Colony Club turtle toy 
    Medical services: There is 24-hour first aid cover at the hotel.
    Family dining: Children may dine in Laguna and the Sunset Bar/Deck, they offer a contemporary international menu and an individual children’s menu for children 11 and under eating between 12:30-9:30pm. High chairs and non-smoking areas are available. Children over 12 may also dine in the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, The Orchid, which blends French and Bajan cuisine. 
    Family rooms: All of the hotel’s rooms are suitable for families and interconnecting rooms are available. Extra beds and cots can be provided on request. The junior and one-bedroom suites are particularly recommended for families, sleeping up to 2 adults and 3 children.
    Children's amenities: Electric sockets can be covered for child safety.

     

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