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Exclusive to Virgin Holidays in the UK (until May 2015) and 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 complimentary 1-hour spa treatment (bookings for travel before May 2015 receive 2 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.
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.Larger Map
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 52 channels, free wired Internet access, mini-fridge, tea/coffee maker, safe, iron and boards, hairdryer, bathrobes and nightly turn down service (on request).
STANDARD ROOM CATEGORY FROM MAY 2015:
Inland View/Family Rooms are inland facing and are located in the Ocean House building on either the 2nd or 3rd or top floor. Some rooms are on 2 levels and others are single level (balconies are not guaranteed). Rooms have 1 super king-size bed and up to 2 pull-out single beds, ideal for 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
ROOM UPGRADE CATEGORIES FROM MAY 2015:
Spa Rooms are situated in the Spa block, all have patios (overlooking the Spa pool), make-up area, non-stocked fridges. No children below 13 are allowed in these rooms. Rooms have 1 king super-sized double bed, sleeping max 2 adults. Each adult in the room receives 1 complimentary spa treatment, 1 complimentary dive and 1 session on golf simulator during their stay.
Family Rooms are large rooms in the main hotel building, all of them have an island view, some are on 2 levels, some are single level rooms (balconies are not guaranteed), non-stocked fridges. Rooms have 1 king super-sized double bed and up to 2 single trundle-style beds, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Each adult in the room receives 1 complimentary spa treatment, 1 complimentary dive and 1 session on golf simulator during their stay.
Superior Rooms are located in the main hotel, all are ocean front rooms and have a super-sized king bed, sleeper sofa, walk-in dressing area, fridge, comfortable lounge area and a patio directly overlooking the ocean. These rooms sleep max 3 adults (1 on a sofa bed) or 2 adults and 2 children. Each adult in the room receives 3 complimentary spa treatments per 7 days, 2 complimentary dive and 1 session on golf simulator, free excursion to swim with turtles.
Deluxe Ocean Front Penthouse Rooms are located on the top floor of the main hotel with spectacular views overlooking the ocean from both balcony as well as bedrooms. These split-level rooms have a downstairs bedroom, bathroom and upstairs sitting area, bar and patio. All rooms benefit from free room service and have a fully stocked mini-bar, TV both in the bedroom as well as in sitting area. Rooms have 1 king super-sized double bed, sleeping max of 2 adults. Each adult in the room receives 4 complimentary spa treatments per 7 days, daily complimentary dive, free excursion to swim with turtles, priority bookings in all restaurants.
Deluxe Rooms are located in the main hotel and are the largest rooms, with stunning panoramic views overlooking the ocean, large patio, sitting area and walk-in dressing room. Rooms also feature an iPod docking station, nightly turndown service, special amenity pack on arrival, decanter spirits, fully stocked mini-bar and free room service. Rooms have 1 king super-sized double bed, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Each adult in the room receives 4 complimentary spa treatments per 7 days, daily complimentary dive and daily session on golf simulator, free excursion to swim with turtles, priority bookings in all restaurants.
Olivers restaurant: during the day (10.00am-5.00pm daily expect Sun) Oliver’s offers lighter deli-style choices, including; sandwiches, Paninis, salads, muffins, other bakery items, specialty coffees, fresh fruit juices and smoothies. 4 evenings a week, Oliver’s offers a new Tapas tasting menu which showcases a selection of small delicacies, served over four styled courses. Guests may choice to dine either in Oliver’s air-conditioned restaurant or be served dinner al-fresco on the deck terrace which overlooks the sea. Seascape restaurant 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; East (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 2 different bars, opening at various times in the day, there's even waiter service on the beach! Pantry for self-service tea and coffee. Room service available in selected room categories.
2 swimming pools, including 1 in the adults-only spa area (16 years and above). Snorkelling, kayaking and sailing (must be experienced). The following activities or classes are new and available from 01 May 2015: paddle-boards, windsurfing, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, aerobics, meditation, body stretch, Thai Chi, kickboxing, aquacise, painting classes* and morning beach walks. In the Ocean House there is an adults games room and library. 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. From May 2015 diving is included in selected room types or available at a local charge. Free intro dive for all beginners. From May 2015 free fishing trip subject to availability and weather conditions.
Live entertainment 5 nights a week. Weekly barbecue.
English newspaper available in reception. Free WiFi Internet access in public areas.
*Denotes local charge.
Child ages at this property are up to 18 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.
All meals, afternoon tea, daytime snacks. All drinks to include house wine and sparkling wine by the glass, beer, local spirits, soft drinks and cocktails (top shelf spirits at a small supplement). All activities unless otherwise stated. From May 2015 all guests receive a free sea adventure excursion to swim with turtles (1 per person per stay).
This property is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with walking difficulties due to the number of steps around the property. There are 10 steps at the entrance and spa, 27 steps to the pool, 15 steps to the beach, 6 steps to the Garden Restaurant, 55 steps to suites and 16 steps other suites. The Virgin Holidays Special Assistance Team can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.Check Prices Back to top
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Quite honestly, the title says it all, but I'll explain why. The Waves has two great strengths: its staff and its location. The staff are wonderful: they're all very welcoming, friendly and helpful... Read more and they make the hotel a real home away from home. Then there's the location: the 'ocean house' building is right on the beach. When you're sitting in either the bar or the Seascape restaurant you're looking directly out over the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Go down a few steps from the bar and you're on the sun terrace, which has seats and sun loungers and go down a few steps from the terrace and you're on the beach. The beach also has sun loungers and the hotel offers a range of water sports. The hotel is only a short bus ride from Bridgetown (to the south) and Holetown (to the north) and a medium bus ride from Speightstown (which is north of Holetown). It really is in what would be described as a "prime location". The buffet breakfast and buffet lunch are both served in the Seascape restaurant. Breakfast is great with a choice of cereals, fruit, pastries, pancakes (freshly cooked to order) or a full cooked breakfast (also with eggs cooked to order). The lunchtime buffet also offers a good range of both main courses and desserts. For dinner, you get to choose from two of the hotel's three restaurants: Seascape, Feast or Oliver's Twist. The menu at Seascape isn't themed, so you can find Caribbean and European dining options on it. The whole of the Feast restaurant is Asian-themed in terms of both its decor (which is very tastefully done) and the menu (which is very tasty). The Oliver's Twist restaurant formerly offered a Mediterranean-themed menu, with the emphasis being largely on Italian style dishes, which we both really enjoyed. This has now been altered to a Tapas themed, fixed, menu. When you visit this restaurant you don't choose from the menu, instead, you get a small portion of everything that appears on the menu. Consequently, we were served a total of 14 dishes in four courses: three soups for starters, four dishes each for the intermediate and main courses and three desserts. I have to admit that I only enjoyed seven of the 14 items served and we both agreed that we would have preferred the 'old' menu. I should say that whichever restaurant you choose the food is prepared to a very high standard. Yes, the hotel is situated on a main road, but there's a zebra-type crossing (i.e. there are black and white stripes across the road but no belisha beacons) right outside and you'll have a shorter wait for the traffic to stop than you do when waiting at a zebra crossing in Britain. There was entertainment every night in the bar during our two week stay and a steel drummer at lunchtime on Sundays. The evening entertainment included - on different nights - a band, singers and a DJ. We thought all of the various entertainers were very talented and we enjoyed them all. This was our fifth visit to The Waves and quite honestly, we can't wait to go back there again. Read less
First appearance was " why did I book this hotel " .. I was so wrong . Lovely hotel with polite ,helpful staff. Food was very nice however for guests staying longer than a week they do need to alter... Read more the evening menu more often . The quality and quantity of food was amazing . The beach attached to the hotel was very clean although I would recommend sea shoes to go into the sea . The pool was clean and inviting . Evening entertainment is limited but enjoyable . I have been in many hotels in many countries but never had I been in a hotel where the staff are so friendly and courtesy .. Read less
I found Waves while looking for a package for my small group. I wasn't sure what to expect but was extremely happy because what I hoped was just what I found Waves to beintimate, nice, a great... Read more I found Waves while looking for a package for my small group. I wasn't sure what to expect but was extremely happy because what I hoped was just what I found Waves to be...intimate, nice, a great place to relax, and met all of our all inclusive needs. The staff were very nice and accommodating. I could name names but the list would be huge, as you will find just about everyone to be friendly, attentive, and making extra effort to make your stay not just enjoyable...but memorable. Staff remembered our drink selections and preferences (and we are a persnickety group). The Watersports team was phenomenal! Each day we were encouraged to try new things and take advantage of the offerings. Snorkeling and scuba lessons were fabulous. The instructor, Lorenzo, was very knowledgeable, competent, and passionate about scuba. He was an unexpected gem at this charming resort. Kelly was also very helpful and there every day to assist with the watersports and went the extra mile when we were unsure and trying something different with the water activities. So, the water sports, sailing, and snorkeling with the turtles were definitely high points of our trip...and made for great pics! Also, we've visited many all inclusive resorts and we agreed this was one of the best culinary experiences. We enjoyed the food tremendously. Food was seasoned well and always tasted fresh. One of the chefs, Tara, was great also and went the extra mile for us when we first arrived and sent us off in similar fashion. I really can't say enough about the staff. Antonio, the hotel taxi driver, also showed us a lot of sites in Barbados. He is another gem amongst many at Waves. On the downside, I did not deduct for minor annoyances because they did not impact our overall experience. In fact we all were a bit downhearted when it was time to leave...wishing for a few more days. There was an issue with the a/c, in our room, which was challenging to detect because it's hot and sunny but was resolved. Also, there was only one key available for our room. It's a small hotel so no one was ever too far. So, this wasn't that difficult to manage just more of an inconvenience. You have to exchange your beach towels, at the beach daily, in the afternoon. Thus, if you want fresh towels make sure to do this. Also, our rooms were clean, simply furnished, with gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea....just as pictured on the internet. The entertainment was minimal. Some nights there was entertainment. All of the entertainers were great but the days are short there so if you're more of a night/party person, don't expect a party every day or to party to the wee hours (at the hotel) though the bar was open to 1am :-) This is the place for you if you want quiet relaxation. That's what we were interested in and when we wanted to party, we went to the party. The hotel offers an excursion to Oistins. I do not recommend doing that excursion. Arrange for a taxi to go to Oistins or a bus will take you there and you may need to take a taxi back. That way you can pick your own place to eat and leave when you're ready. The excursion departs Oistins at 10:30pm. However, the real fun doesn't start until much later. Overall, I would definitely recommend Waves for your consideration. It's a small, charming resort, with great staff, watersport offerings, and food. Read less
My wife and I stumbled upon this hotel many months ago when looking for our honeymoon location. I was attracted to this hotel because the price was reasonable for an all inclusive that sits on the... Read more ocean with a 4 star review. I then started to read the customer reviews. They appear to be very mixed. Some people say worst trip every and some say the best trip every. I took my chances and I am glad that I did. I spent a week and a half at this fantastic resort and have sufficient knowledge to give this review. Being that this was my honeymoon I booked the highest package possible. The price cost be about 50% more than your average room but it was worth every penny. I had my driver Antonio waiting for us at the airport on our arrival, the ride included in our package. We had a ocean view room on the top floor, a bottle of wine every night at dinner, a few upgraded drinks, daily spa treatments, a round of golf, a boat ride to swim with the turtles, a private in room dinner, and I am sure more that I am forgetting about, all was included in my initial package. The hotel offered scuba dives at a fantastic rate and the best part was that they picked you up on the beach with there own boat. No long travel to a dive shop. Here is some of the things I realized about the hotel that might have caused others to complain. The hotel is split in two. One side of the hotel is on the opposite side of a busy road. It has a beautiful pool and spa but absolutely no views of the ocean. It is also mainly filled with British people. I learned on this trip that when the British holiday they are very quite. They turned the pool area into a library. Was not a big deal I just stayed away from this area unless I wanted to take a nap. The other side sits right on the water and looks just as the pictures show online, amazing. Pay a little more and be ready for paradise. That is my advice. Read less