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Waves Resort and Spa

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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.

At a glance

  • Free spa treatments
  • All-inclusive stylish resort
  • Enviable beachfront location
  • Free water sports

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.

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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 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 CATEGORIES UP TO END OF APRIL 2015:

Standard Inland Facing Rooms are located in the Ocean House building 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. These 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 and sleep max 2 adults.

STANDARD ROOM CATEGORY FROM MAY 2015:

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 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.

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ROOM UPGRADE CATEGORIES UP TO END OF APRIL 2015:

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

Duplex Suites Inland Facing are 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.

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.

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 are 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 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 Oistins Street Party.

In addition to the above for 2015 stays (until the end of April 2015)

  • - Lounge access from your UK departure airport (only included when booking a package holiday)

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 and daily session on golf simulator, 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.

Eats and drinks

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.

Fun and games

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.

Entertainment

Live entertainment 5 nights a week. Weekly barbecue.

Handy stuff

English newspaper available in reception. Free WiFi Internet access in public areas.

Additional information

*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 Inclusive of

All meals, English afternoon tea, 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).

Minimum stay

7 nights: 21 Dec '14-30 Apr '15.

3 nights: 01 May '15-30 Apr '16.

Accessibility

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 special.assistance@virginholidays.com or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.

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Waves Resort and Spa

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 Sleep Quality
    • 4.0 Location
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.0 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (448)
    • Very Good (311)
    • Average (133)
    • Poor (67)
    • Terrible (53)

just returned from 11 nights stay.Hotel very good overall.Rooms,service,availability of sun beds etc perfectly adequate. Not so good was much of the food.Occasional meal was acceptable but many were...

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4 of 5 stars
Mar 3, 2015 - Michael D - Lutterworth

just returned from 11 nights stay.Hotel very good overall.Rooms,service,availability of sun beds etc perfectly adequate. Not so good was much of the food.Occasional meal was acceptable but many were... Read more badly cooked and barely edible.This particularly applied to our meal in our room on the club package.Ordered fillet steak 3 days before and told on the night that none available.The duck Magret was so tough and overcooked you could have used the pieces to play squash with. Sweet and Sour pork ok one week totally inedible the next. Cannot understand why people would praise the food so highly but depending on your tastes you should be able to manage. Beware of Olivers.No longer an Italian despite confirmation from the Hotel only days before we went.Now an unusual Tapas type at night.Nobody I know went back after giving it a try.On the good side it is great during the day for a a large selection of sandwiches and salads all freshly made.Lunchtime buffets in Seascape not bad.Service can be a bit slow at all restaurants but no great problem.As others will have mentioned there is a problem with management not overseeing the operation of the restaurants particularly the buffets where items not replaced -not just the food crockery etc.. watch out for sunday lunch time-absolute chaos around 1pm. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Mar 2, 2015 - HelenBNorway - Norway

As other reviewers have already stated, the staff here are amazing. They are friendly, helpful and will do anything they can to help you. The hotel is small so you quickly get known to the staff... Read more . They even decorated a table for us as we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Our daughters often used Cathy-Ann and Jaqueline on front desk as walking encyclopedias who answered everything including the question 'where are our parents'! We experienced the lack of beach loungers only twice but there is always somewhere to sit in other areas - and fun to meet new people. Personal preference says that we would prefer not to have book our evening restaurant at 8am, and that we would have liked a bar closer to the pool...but these were not deal breakers. The ocean view rooms were amazing. All told I would say that this is a quiet, sedate kind of resort for the more grown-ups among us - but 18+21 yr olds thought it was fab and just what they needed for some down-time. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Feb 28, 2015 - GandC_S - London, United Kingdom

It's a great holiday venue in beautiful Barbados on a wonderful beach with a really nice hotel. OK - don't expect 5 star service - it's the Caribbean! Of course you can get service and facilities at... Read more a 5 star level but somewhere else and at a much higher cost. Personally, I prefer the warmth and welcoming personality of Waves. Just what the two of us wanted in a January, 2 week, Caribbean break. You'll see adverse comments about the availability of some food at breakfast eg fruit, plates at times, bacon (not every day). That's life. Ever tried buying a fresh baguette in a French village in the early afternoon? Have reasonable expectations and you will not be disappointed. The staff are lovely and helpful, food quality good with sufficient variety (restaurant service can be slow at times - just enjoy - you are on a relaxing vacation), and drinks are good quality. Our room was very good - a wonderful view of the sea. They really take care of you. Lots of nice service touches that differentiate the hotel - well done to Virgin as well. Too many good staff to mention names - in the bar, on the beach, in restaurants. Other reviews note their names. We did the half day private car trip with Sam the Man from the beach - a really nice trip where we had good guidance but could vary the places seen at our discretion. Take the reggae bus to Bridgetown - it's a must. We did the evening submarine trip - the overall experience was great although, sadly, the range of fish and coloured coral disappoints (bit like the Jurrasic park ride). That just reflects the age of the coral though so this can't be helped. Still - very pleased that we did it. Overall, very happy to return to Waves. Lastly, the guests are really nice - we met so many nice people and couples (younger and our age), quite a few that return year after year - that says something about Waves. Enjoy. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Feb 28, 2015 - suvasishroy - london

Totally unbelievable. Duplex apartment overlooking the Atlantic Sea. We went here for my 30th Birthday. All inclusive two great restaurants, staff were great, i just love this place, booked it with... Read more Virgin Holidays. Can't wait to go back. Read less

3 of 5 stars
Feb 26, 2015 - - Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom

GOOD-Small friendly hotel,Good Food,Nice Staff,Lovely Beach (bit small),Competitively Priced. BAD-The hotel was full and the Breakfast room was a shambles (no management control,missing items on... Read more tables,,self serving dishes empty,ie.no marmalade,no brown sauce for 3 days,staff overworked affecting service quality levels).The staff were overworked in most areas of the hotel affecting attitude. UGLY- The hotel was full,there were approx.140 people people staying.On the beach and around the spa pool there are approx. 85 sunbeds! The evening entertainment finished at 10.15pm,if you ate after 8.00 they had gone by the time you had eaten.At one stage there were 48 people dancing and the band went home,I asked them why they were going and the answer was they only get paid untl 10.15. We have been to this hotel 5 times (missed last year)and were very disappointed about this change to the entertainment and the reduction in staff levels,it deserves better. Read less

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