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Tamarind - Luxury holidays to Barbados

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  • About this holiday

    A Caribbean Expressions holiday to Tamarind on the west coast of Barbados is an excellent choice for couples and families, representing very good value for money. The hotel has undergone renovation and refurbishment in the summer of 2010. The facilities are excellent for couples with its easy access to nearby restaurants and for families with its three swimming pools, water sports and magnificent stretch of beach.

    The journey and how you get there

    When you arrive at Barbados airport, Expressions Holidays will organise a private car transfer to take you to Tamarind. The journey from the airport to the hotel is only about 25 minutes by car.


    Caribbean cocktail on arrival, Water taxi to certain hotels on the west coast, water sports including kayaks, boogie boards, dinghy, sailing, hobie cats, waterskiing, snorkelling, pool ambassadors, use of fitness centre, teen lounge and kids' club.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays include scheduled flights London to Barbados with British Airways in World Traveller or Virgin Atlantic in economy, private return car transfers from the airport to the hotel and bed breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Pool or Garden View double or twin room
    Low season: From £1,510 for 7 nights
    High season: From £2,550 for 7 nights
    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

    • Children stay free in Barbados for 2019
      Book now and children under 12 will stay for free on stays from 5 January 2019 until 4 January 2020. In addition, for stays between 1 June 2019 and 22 October 2019, children will also eat for free. Restrictions apply.
    • 2019 Discount Offer(2)
      Book a stay of 3 nights or more before the 30th June and receive a discount off our contract rates. This offer is not combinable with any other offers. Restrictions apply.
      Receive a 40% discount for stays between 1st and 31st May 2019 or 23rd October to 14th November 2019.
      Receive a 50% discount for stays between 1st June and 22nd October 2019.
      Receive a 35% discount for stays between 15th November and 18th December 2019.
      Receive a 25% discount off stays of 7 nights or longer between 19th December 2019 and 4th January 2020.
    • All-inclusive Board Basis Summer 2019
      All-inclusive is now available to book for stays at Tamarind between 1st June and 22nd October 2019. The supplement must be booked for all guests and for all nights of the stay. Offer excludes top-shelf liquors, fine wines and champagne. This offer is combinable with selected other offers but is not combinable with the Dine-Around programme at other Elegant Hotels where guests will be treated as full board guests. Restrictions apply.

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    Our opinion

    Tamarind has a tropical and Mediterranean style combined with a great location alongside a superb sandy west coast beach.

    Hotel description

    Opening onto 750 feet of sandy beach, the Tamarind hotel occupies a prime location on the elegant West Coast of Barbados. Tamarind, a sister hotel to Colony Club, has 104 rooms and suites and offers a very wide range of excellent leisure facilities. Tamarind hotel has intimate areas with pools, courtyards and fountains. The building has a Mediterranean influence with its red-tiled roof, but its gardens of hibiscus and bougainvillaea opening onto the beach are unmistakeably Caribbean. A great advantage of Tamarind is the 750-foot stretch of beach, which enhances the feeling of space. A wide range of wining and dining is available with Tamarind's restaurants and two bars. 246 Restaurant and Bar offers open-air beachside dining with nightly entertainment, perhaps calypso or jazz.  Newly renovated spacious guest rooms and suites provide vibrant, modern decor and oversized balconies. An integral part of a Caribbean holiday must be the fun of the sea, and there are numerous opportunities for adults and children alike with the three swimming pools, fitness centre, full service spa, kids' club, family lounge and outstanding choice of complimentary water sports offered here at Tamarind. The Flying Fish Kids Club is open daily from 10am to 5pm for children aged 4 to 12 years and operated by fully trained,professional staff. It offers a wide range of fun-filled activities from beach games to arts and crafts.Barbados’ charming village of Holetown is not far from the hotel and has a range of superb restaurants.


    Tamarind Cove, Barbados

    Official star rating

    4 deluxe

    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport

    About 25 minutes by car.

    Closest airport

    Bridgetown Barbados

    Room types

    Number of rooms and suites: 110

    All rooms have private bathroom, air conditioning, safe, fridge, hairdryer, telephone, cable TV, iPod docking station.
    Pool or Garden View Room with balcony or patio. Features a pull-out bed, sleeper chair and flat screen TV .
    Ocean Front Room. Features king bed, private balcony or patio and flat screen TV. Some rooms include a sleeper chair.
    Pool or Garden View Junior Suite. Features private balcony and patio, spacious living area and sofa bed.
    Ocean View Junior Suite. Features private balcony or patio, relaxing living area, and sofa bed.
    Pool or Garden View One-bedroom Suite. Features a private balcony or patio, separate living room, king bed and pull out sofa.
    Ocean Front One-bedroom Suite. Features a private balcony or patio, separate living room, king bed and pull out sofa.
    Family Connected Ocean View Jr. Suite. Spacious interconnecting rooms that accommodate 4 adults and 4 children. 

    Hotel facilities and services

    Three freshwater swimming pools, Pool ambassadors, Two restaurants, Watersports, Waterskiing and snorkelling lessons, Kids' Club, Teen Lounge, Room service, Laundry service, Safety deposit boxes in the rooms and at reception, 24-hour Fitness Centre, Spa, Beauty salon, Gift shop, There is wheelchair access to ground floor rooms, Baby-sitting, Complimentary WiFi. Island Excursions can be arranged. Wedding and honeymoon packages for pre-booking only.

    Water sports

    Kayaks, boogie boards, dinghy, sailing, hobie cats, waterskiing, banana boat rides and snorkelling. Waterskiing and snorkelling lessons are also available.

    Land sports

    24-hour fitness centre and complimentary Pilates, Yoga and aqua aerobics classes. Tennis courts can be accessed at Tamarind's sister properties nearby. Older children and teenagers can participate in foosball, ping pong, air hockey and pool at Club Tamarind teen lounge.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Historic Holetown is about 5 minutes away by car and boasts a luxury mall, restaurants and boutiques. Golf is available at nearby Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane. Tennis courts are also accessible at Tamarind's nearby sister properties. Nearby cultural highlights are Kensington Oval cricket stadium and George Washington House.

    Sports nearby

    Golf and tennis are available at Tamarind's sister properties.


    The first child up to age 12 is free of charge all year round when sharing a room with an adult. All children are free of charge when sharing a room with an adult between 1 June and 22 October 2018/19. Interconnecting suites for families are recommended. Children under the age of 16 must occupy a room with a parent or guardian. Children ages 4-12 can keep busy at Tamarind’s Flying Fish Kid’s Club, which offers arts and crafts, baking and fun cultural activities. In-room cots and seasonal Crèche services are provided for families with infants. For older children and teenagers, Club Tamarind offers activities such as computer games, ping pong, pool and discos. Babysitting is also available for a fee.

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay of 7 nights from 19 December to 4 January. 5 nights from 5 January to 18 December 2019. 7 night minimum stay from 22 December to 2 January 2020.

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