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Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

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Located on the platinum coast the Colony Club is known for its relaxed atmosphere, timeless sophistication and appeals to those who enjoy excellent food in a charming setting with its tall palm trees and beautifully tended gardens. The recent renovation of the Ocean View, Luxury Ocean View, Luxury Poolside Rooms and the Laguna Restaurant is now complete and with the introduction of new menus and healthy eating options, incorporating fresh local produce, these are are a fantastic addition to the resorts health and wellness approach and will enhance the stay of previous guests and new guests alike. Colony Club by Elegant Hotels offers free motorised water sports for fun on the water, with a beach ambassador service, a meandering pool that winds through the middle of the resort with private corners for some alone time, spa with range of treatments, seasonal kids programme, tennis and themed dining to make the most of your stay.

At a glance

  • Range of meal plans available
  • Great beachfront location
  • Candlelit restaurant
  • 4 lagoon-style pools

Where is it?

On an excellent beach on the West Coast. 20 min to Bridgetown. Transfer time from airport: 40 min.

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Room information

96 rooms on up to 3 floors in 5 buildings with no lifts. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, satellite TV, Internet access*, mini-fridge (unstocked), safety deposit box and hairdryer. Pool Garden View Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child.

Room Upgrade

Luxury Poolside Rooms - newly refurbished with private access from the balcony or patio to the lagoon pool, just steps away, 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 2 adults. Ocean View Rooms - newly refurbished with custom wood furniture and french doors with lovely ocean views, one king-size bed or two twin beds, sleeping max 2 adults. Luxury Ocean View Rooms - newly refurbished are located steps away from the beach, include fruit bowl in room, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults. Junior Suites Pool/Garden View - have sitting area with sofa bed, marble bathroom with sunken bath, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. Wheelchair accessible Garden View Junior Suite with roll-in shower - limited space next to the toilet. 1-Bedroom Oceanview Suites - with living area and pull-out sofa and 4-poster bed, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 1-Bedroom Suite Includes - Champagne, fruit bowl and canapes in room on arrival. Fruit bowl and petit fours on turn down service

Eats and drinks

Laguna Restaurant, newly refurbished, open-air seating with all meals carefully created by the Executive Chef, and where possible incorporating seasonal produce, the freshest ingredients, complimented by herbs from its own organic gardens. Menus are tailored to incorporate local cuisine, with fresh produce from the farmers market and feature healthy dining options for all meals throughout the day and evening. Sunset Bar with happy hour 5.00pm-6.00pm. This swim-up and poolside bar serves tropical cocktails and light fare. Enjoy all day outdoor dining at the signature restaurant, which specialises in seafood and continental cuisine. Weekly theme nights provide fun for the whole family; visit the seaside grill and International buffet on Tuesdays, the Bajan fish grill on Wednesdays and enjoy Lobster and Jazz on Thursdays. Exchange dining programme with 6 restaurants at select sister hotels (daily water taxi to sister hotels on West Coast, subject to availability), meal and drink supplements apply. Restaurant is non-smoking.

Fun and games

4 lagoon-style swimming pools, complimentary water sports including water-skiing, sailing, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing, aqua-aerobics, free floodlit tennis and equipment. Fitness centre. Colony Club's seasonal Kids' Korner is available for ages 3-12 (children must be potty trained).


Nightly entertainment (seasonal).

Handy stuff

Room service (small service charge). Daily water taxi to sister hotels on West Coast (subject to availability). Boutique jewellery store. WiFi internet access is available throughout the resort and in rooms.

Additional information

Half-board and full-board options are taken in the Laguna restaurant only.

Dress code: In the restaurant it's elegantly casual after 6.00pm.

*Denotes local charge.

Child ages are up to and including 2-12 years.

Please note: Children under 12 years are not permitted 01-28 Feb '15 and 01-29 Feb ’16.

Please Note: Half-board and full-board options are taken in the Laguna restaurant only.

If you pre-purchased meal plans over Christmas and New Year the gala meals are not included in your board basis but you will receive a dinner credit of US$90 per adult and US$45 per child and a surcharge will apply, payable locally

Please note: Rooms and restaurant are non-smoking.

Minimum stay

5 nights: 01-28 Feb '15, 7 nights: 19 Dec '14-06 Jan '15 and 19 Dec '15-06 Jan '16.


Partially Accessible: properties that offer wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities. Please note: These rooms are subject to availability and may only be available in specific room categories with varying bedding arrangements. Please request this at the time of booking. There is 1 restaurant up 15 steps. The Virgin Holidays Special Assistance Team can be contacted by e-mail at special.assistance@virginholidays.com or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.

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Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.5 Rooms
    • 4.5 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (366)
    • Very Good (178)
    • Average (56)
    • Poor (20)
    • Terrible (6)

The setting, location and amenities were perfect for us. We really enjoyed playing cards and napping in our private outdoor deck area. The beach is very accessible and offers a variety of water...

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4 of 5 stars
Dec 17, 2014 - Karl K - Warrenton, Virginia

The setting, location and amenities were perfect for us. We really enjoyed playing cards and napping in our private outdoor deck area. The beach is very accessible and offers a variety of water... Read more sports (all included). We also played tennis every morning to start the day. We only ate the breakfast option that came with our room at the hotel. It was nothing special, but is wasn't bad. We did order a club sandwich with fries at least one afternoon and thought it was perfect. We kept our own beer and snacks in our room to fill in the gaps. It was nice to be in walking distance or a short bus ride to Holetown. We have stayed here twice and would definitely stay again. Read less

3 of 5 stars
Dec 15, 2014 - ajlee - Brooklyn, New York

This hotel has a lot of promise, but fails to deliver in several respects. Positives: -Beautiful location, communal areas of the resort (pool, gardens etc) are pleasant and well... Read more maintained -Renovated rooms finished to an impressive standard -Stunning beach -The staff who want to be there and value their roles are friendly, polite and incredibly diligent Negatives: -A considerable proportion of the food and beverage service is very poor (I would excuse the Beach Ambassadors who were generally very good), but on the terrace there were several occasions I was forced to chase up very simple orders i.e. for a beer / soda that had seemingly been forgotten. Food generally took a long time to be delivered, and on more than one occasion we had to send orders back when the wrong meal was delivered. -Overpriced food of average quality - to be expected to an extent, and i've seen worse, but the worst example would be the $30 pizza that turned out to be a 6-inch cheese pizza which looked very much like a microwaved frozen pizza. Fortunately excellent alternatives can be found very close by. -Breakfast arrangements were under par during our visit - lengthy wait times to be seated on several days despite a considerable number of apparently available tables. Service appeared understaffed and 2 or 3 (certainly not all) of the waitresses were almost comically rude - perhaps they were just reacting to the stress of being short-handed during a busy time, but the breakfast offering as a whole did not present the resort in a good light. -Beach hawkers - some of which were reasonably courteous and would go away quickly enough if you politely opt out of their selling efforts, but watch out for the "aloe vera guy" - I suggest a tall story about a potentially fatal aloe vera allergy might be the best deterrent for him. Beach security is provided by the hotel, but the lack of intervention gets you thinking. Summary - in comparison to other resorts I have experienced at a similar price point and star rating, this resort falls short. It does however have a wonderful location and layout, so would I expect it to be simple to transform it in the very near future. Most surprising to me was the polarity of the good and bad staff - the good staff were outstanding, the worst must have skipped the basic training courses and might be better deployed elsewhere. Please don't let negative aspects of this review put you off Barbados as a whole - it's a beautiful place that is able to maintain a charming and unique character in a world of destinations that continue to converge towards monotonous offerings aimed at a select nationalities of tourists. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Dec 11, 2014 - Boston_Gall - Manchester

We stayed here for 12 nights in an ocean view room. It was a great holiday overall and my wife and I really enjoyed Barbados. The hotel is really well maintained and the room we had was perfect. I... Read more did see a deluxe ocean view room and on my return I would probably stump up the extra and go for this, I would say it would be worth it. We found the food to be great throughout the trip. Some people have said the evening food is not much to write about but we really enjoyed it. We ate out most nights but probably had 4 meals at the hotel and all were great. The standout for me was the lobster night! Lunches are pretty good too, loads of variety. On the topic of food, we ate at both The Cliff and at Tides. For us Tides was better. While the view from The Cliff is pretty cool, Tides had more atmosphere, better drinks and staff etc. Just my opinion... All staff at the hotel are wonderful and can't do enough for. We arranged golf locally, used the water sports, enjoyed ice cream by the pool and even got to see some baby turtles released. The slight down was the spa. We had some treatments which were great and the staff in there know their stuff, but is more of a salon than a full blown spa. I think if the found a way to jazz this up a bit with steam, sauna, jacuzzi etc it would be my permanent go to place. Overall, this is a nice high end hotel but is relaxed so you can relax. Read less

3 of 5 stars
Dec 11, 2014 - tim5648 - London, United Kingdom

I recently stayed at the Colony Club for three nights as a short vacation prior to a business trip elsewhere in the Caribbean. Considering the hotel is pitching itself in the market as a 5* star... Read more premium resort there are several factors which fall somewhat short. Firstly in agreement with one earlier recent review the rooms are not what you would expect of a high end resort but more of a mid level package holiday, secondly they only get cleaned every other day. Please feel free to disagree with me on this later point however when one is paying nearly $500 USD per night you would expect your room cleaned daily regardless. Moving on I went down to breakfast one morning to be told that I had to wait 10 minutes because there was not enough tables, sorry not acceptable. Later on at dinner upon being seated I had to wait 15 minutes only after eventually getting the waiters attention to be served. The food was good, nothing amazing. On the flip side they have a good selection of complimentary watersports where the team where very friendly. Overall the gardens/swimming pools are very nice, aside from this it did have a bit to much of a package holiday feel to me, there isn't enough attention to the small things. My recommendation therefore would be that if you you are looking for an intimate boutique type resort look at alternative accommodation. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Dec 10, 2014 - Champagne1811 - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Our first week of our Caribbean holiday was at the Colony Club and we were not disappointed. Having booked a junior suite garden room we had a large room and balcony. The accommodation, the staff... Read more , the food, the beach and the location were all perfect! We were lucky enough to arrive outside of school holidays when there was bearly a handful of children and we had a very relaxing week. A couple of mentions go to Omar and Sandra at the beachfront restaurant for their attentiveness Read less

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