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  • Complimentary Spa Treatments included
  • All-inclusive stylish resort
  • Enviable beachfront location
  • Exclusive to Virgin Holidays in the UK

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Waves Resort and Spa

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Only from Virgin Holidays, this hotel offers guests a brand new standard of luxury. Overlooking the calm waters and white sands of Prospect Bay, it’s the perfect place to simply kick back and enjoy some serious rest and relaxation. The tranquil adults-only spa area is where you can take advantage of your 2 complimentary spa treatments for every guest aged 16 years and over per 7-night stay. It also boasts a large freeform swimming pool to laze by and private garden dotted with deluxe 4-poster beds. When it comes to dining, you’re spoilt for choice, with 3 restaurants to choose from.

Where is it?

On the exclusive West Coast, in St James, 10 min north of Bridgetown. The hotel has 2 sections – the Ocean House on the beach side and the spa area on the island side across the road from the main hotel. Transfer time from airport: 30 min.

Room information

70 rooms in 2 buildings. Rooms in the Ocean House building on 4 floors with 1 lift. All rooms have 6ft super king-size beds with memory foam mattress, pillow menu, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, multi-jet walk-in showers, flatscreen TV with DVD player (DVD library in hotel), free wired Internet access, mini-bar re-stocked every other day, tea/coffee maker, safe, iron and boards, hairdryer, bathrobes and nightly turn down service - on request. Standard Inland Facing View Rooms are located in the Ocean House building, located on either the 2nd or 3rd floor with 1 super king-size bed and a single sleeper sofa in the living area, ideal for 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years. Standard Inland Facing View Rooms do not have a balcony. Standard Rooms - Spa Area - are located across the road from the Ocean House building in the adults-only area (for guests aged 16 years and over), most with large balcony or terrace overlooking the freeform pool and spa. Rooms have 1 super king-size bed, sleeps max 2 adults.

Room Upgrade

Standard Oceanfront Rooms - as Standard Rooms - Inland Facing but facing the ocean, located on either the 1st or 2nd floors of the main building with either a balcony or terrace. Rooms sleep max 2 adults.

Duplex Suites Inland Facing - on the top floor, have a balcony and are split level with a cosy bedroom and bathroom on lower level and airy lounge and balcony on the upper level. Facilities include a wet bar and fridge. There is 1 super king-size bed and a single full length sleeping sofa. Rooms sleep max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.

Superior Oceanfront Rooms - have a balcony or terrace with fantastic ocean views and are slightly larger than the Standard version. Located on either the ground, 1st, 2nd or top floors of the main building. They have 1 super king-size bed, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.

Deluxe Oceanfront Rooms - have a balcony and are located on either the 1st or 2nd floors of the main building. They have 1 super king-size bed and a comfortable lounge area. Sleeps max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.

Duplex Oceanfront Suites - on the top floor, are split-level and have a balcony with stunning panoramic ocean views. Perfect for couples, these suites have a bedroom and bathroom on the lower level and airy lounge area and balcony on the upper level. Facilities include a cocktail bar and fridge. These suites have 1 super king-size bed and sleep max 2 adults.

Please note: Duplex Suites (both the inland facing and oceanfront) have a split level which consists of the bedroom and bathroom on the lower floor and the lounge area upstairs. The 2 floors are connected by a set of stairs therefore are not recommended to customers with mobility issues.

Club Room Benefits available for 2013 at an additional supplement includes:

• VIP In room check-in • A choice of: Personal programme of daily full spa treatments or, 1 round of golf per 7 nights (2 for 10 nights, 3 for 14 nights stays) inclusive of club hire, shoes and transport to Barbados Golf Club • 2 half-hour personal training sessions per week • Option of dining once in your preferred romantic location - either in room, on the terrace or on the beach • Priority booking and seating for all restaurants • Extended mini-bar service including snacks and re-stocked daily • Upgraded directors wine at all meals

Club Room Benefits available for 2014 at an additional supplement includes:

• VIP check-in and guaranteed late check-out • Bottle of bubbly on arrival • Personal Concierge Service • Daily spa treatments (excludes treatments on arrival and departure day) from the full menu, or swap five of your treatments for 1 round of golf at Barbados Golf Club, including club hire and transport) • Private in-room Romantic Dining Experience • Extended mini-bar to include daily re-stock, snacks and additional drinks • Upgraded Director Wine at dinner • Bds$60 room credit per room per week towards cost of premium bar drinks • Turn down service with ice bucket/evening snacks delivered to room • Personal Waves gift • Priority booking in restaurants • Free use of Kindle with pre-loaded books (subject to availability) • Complimentary return transport to Oistin’s Street Party.

Eats and drinks

Rosso Vivo is an air-conditioned restaurant open for dinner only, which offers an array of Italian cuisine. Seascape overlooks the ocean and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner (5 nights a week), serving a variety of international cuisine featuring both buffet and à la carte options; Feast (over 16 years) is situated in the spa area for dinner only, which offers an array of Asian Pacific cuisine, with fresh fish and innovative fusion dishes (some dishes have a local supplement). A choice of 2 restaurants will be open nightly for your dining pleasure. With 3 different bars, opening at various times in the day, there’s even waiter service on the beach! 24-hour room service (limited menu between 11.00pm–7.00am). The After hours bar is open from 9.30pm–1.30am.

Fun and games

Snorkelling, kayaking, sailing (must be experienced) yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, Pilates, aqua aerobics, aerobics and salsa dancing. 2 free spa treatments per guest aged 16 years and over per 7-night stay including basic facials, massages, aromatherapy treatments, manicure, pedicure and water treatments. In the Ocean House there is an adults games room and library with after-hours bar. The spa area is an attractive adults-only facility (for guests aged 16 years and over) with a large freeform swimming pool. Outside there are deluxe 4-poster day beds on which to relax and beyond is a shady garden for yoga and meditation.


Live entertainment 5 nights a week. Weekly barbecue.

Handy stuff

English newspaper available in reception. Virgin Holidays Concierge Lounge on site. Free WiFi Internet access in public areas.

Additional information

* Denotes local charge.

Child ages at this property 0-7 years.

Please Note: Rollaway beds are available on request. Lounge area is lost when adding extra beds to the Superior Oceanfront Rooms.

Dress code: Smart casual in the evenings. The Seascape and East restaurants require full-length trousers for the gents. Tailored shorts are permitted in the main restaurant only.

Please note: This property is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with walking difficulties due to the number of steps around the property.

All Inclusive of

All meals, English afternoon tea, Sunday lunch with sparkling wine, all drinks to include house wine by the glass, beer, local and some premium-brand spirits, soft drinks, sparkling wine menu all day and cocktails. (top shelf spirits at a small supplement). All activities unless otherwise stated.

Minimum stay

3 nights: 21 Dec '12-30 Apr '13 and 21 Dec '13-30 Apr '14.

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Waves Resort and Spa

  • What to Expect:
    • 4 based on 766 reviews Location
    • 4.5 based on 765 reviews Rooms
    • 4 based on 810 reviews Service
    • 4 based on 806 reviews Value
    • 4.5 based on 808 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (392)
    • Very Good (239)
    • Average (106)
    • Poor (49)
    • Terrible (45)

We spent 10 days at Waves and, ok, it is a hotel that does not have great ‘curb-side appeal’. Nor does it help that its site is split by a road. But much of the criticism it has received, in our...

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4 of 5 stars
Apr 18, 2014 - SussexSteve - Sussex

We spent 10 days at Waves and, ok, it is a hotel that does not have great ‘curb-side appeal’. Nor does it help that its site is split by a road. But much of the criticism it has received, in our... Read more experience, has been very unfair. It is not a 5 star hotel, but then you won't be paying 5 star rates and, considering that Caribbean prices seem to have increased over the last few years, we found it good value. In fact, the food was some of the best we have ever had on an all-inclusive holiday. All three restaurants are a la carte in the evening and ‘East’, in particular, was very good, serving Indian/Thai/Japanese/Caribbean ‘fusion’ cooking. We followed the recommendations of other reviewers and upgraded to a sea view room. Well worth it – the room was large, very clean and well furnished, with a fantastic outlook. Best of all it was quiet; no road noise and the ‘entertainment’ always finished early. The beach is small but sandy. The number of sun beds is limited but we never had a problem (although, admittedly, we are early risers). There are also two pools, so alternatives to the beach are available. Also worth mentioning is that our all inclusive package included a catamaran trip and two massages. We did have a few grumbles: there is not a gym (which I did miss); wifi was a bit hit & miss; no beach bar (but drinks orders were taken on the beach if you didn't want to get off the sun bed), and the beach towel exchange was unreliable. But overall, we would recommend Waves if you want a quiet, reasonably priced, beach holiday with the option of water sports. We would also highly recommend Sam (the Man) the taxi driver for a tour of the island: entertaining, informative and happy to adapt the itinerary to suit your preferences. So glad we did it. He can be found on the beach most days. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Apr 16, 2014 - Ryan M -

Hello, I dont normally take time to write reviews but I felt I had to for this all inclusive because I enjoyed it so much. Ill make it breif and easy to read: Staff: very accomodating, hardworking... Read more very passionate about their jobs and they make their personalities show through their work Food: Amazing, eating is my favorite thing to do and everything I ate was top notch Italian restaurant, cant remember the name, Panzarotti, chicken parmesan, pancetta spinach pizza, awesome F east: great atmosphere, Pad tiah, sweet and sour pork great and suwhi too Sunset, I think, amazing traditional breakfast bacon eggs etc. Omlettes everything was great, lunches as well great Drinks: wet, cold, lots of booze= loss of memory but your mouth will never be dry Rooms: very clean lots of space nice showers etc Pool: on the east side is huge and it is more of a quiet area for those who want some privacy Tours off site: catamaran swimming with the sea turtles was awesome, must do 60 barbados dollars each, worth every penny Harbour lights, great bar too! Overall exceeded my expectations, lots of 30 something couples like my wife and I, mixed with older couples. There isnt much nightlife at the resort but thats ok too. Thanks and enjoy! Ryan and Tyrena 302 Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 7, 2014 - A TripAdvisor Member -

I have read differing reviews about the is hotel. I can't fault it other than the showers in the spa could do with a bit of love! The food was great, the staff brilliant and funny - anything we... Read more asked of them they did. The beach was good and I enjoyed trying paddle boarding. People have said they got sick of being hassled on the beach, there were visits every day from guys trying to get you to go out on their jet ski's (which I did once and thoroughly enjoyed) but if you said no they were fine with that. We also went on a trip with Stan the man - a local tour guide an absolute character who did us a very entertaining personalised tour of the island. We went for the club room upgrade on booking the holiday and this was well worth it with spa treatments every day. The girls in the spa were all lovely and we learnt a lot about the island and had a laugh with them, especially Alisha and Stacey The only thing I would not recommend is the Friday trip to Oistins as once you have had your meal, and looked at the small array of stalls selling very similar things, there is little else to do. Other than this we totally enjoyed ourselves and look forward to going back again in the near future Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 5, 2014 - RamboBurtononTrent - Burton on Trent

Well where to start the hotel food is first class with 3different types of restaurant Italian/Medetrainian/East Asian which you use of an evening,each restaurant you have to book 2/3 days in... Read more advance,we went all inclusive be prepared for a food overdose breakfast is a massive choice as is Lunch with the evening meals bringing you back to a nice feeling,drinks are continuous on going and will be topped up each meal until you say enough,in the room kettle,ironing board and iron,plus hair dryer,the fridge has soft drinks and oh yes on the top are 2 decanters with Rum and Vodka which when empty are refilled,Rooms are very nice and complete with air-con a must, There are 2 main blocks the main unit with reception is by the beach, with its own beach boys chairs and brollies, the other unit is just across the road where the Spa is based and own private swimming pool,the whole experience is a MUST cannot fault it everyone is so helpful kind and friendly, i cannot say enough to recommend this Hotel complex,and of course the Regga buses are an experience not to be missed so if you need anymore info please e-mail me Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 5, 2014 - Tristan J - Norwich, United Kingdom

We have just returned yesterday from our trip to Barbados and Wow what a fantastic holiday we have had :) Thank you so much to all the team at the Waves for making our stay so wonderful. We were... Read more blown away by the fantastic food and drink that was on offer and included in our all inclusive package. This was our 4th holiday to the Caribbean and all the food has been good, but this was by far the best of them all. I would recommend Feast as my first choice for eating, but all 3 restaurants have a good range of high quality food on their menus, which are changed at the end of each week and the staff are always happy to change the menu too to accommodate any special dietary needs you may have . We were a little disappointed on arrival at the front of the hotel as its very plain and looks a little drab, but once inside and shown to our room any initial disappointment we had soon left us. The ocean front rooms are fantastic with panoramic views of the beautiful ocean and sunsets that are out of this world .... again the views of this from the decking area is absolutely amazing :) We were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary and my birthday during our stay and the staff at the restaurants decorated the restaurant and brought out special deserts for us on both occasions. The spa staff were helpful and the service was fantastic too ... so relaxing and special we had a couples massage and separate massages too during our stay both of which were superb. The large swimming pool and gardens on the spa side of the hotel are fab, with lots of quiet areas and day beds to relax on , and we had no trouble finding beach recliners or pool recliners to relax on at any point during our stay. I would agree with previous reviewers that this is a fantastic hotel for couples who want a quiet and relaxing time away. I also would not hesitate to recommend this hotel :) and look forward to returning again one day soon Read less

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