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  • Free spa treatments
  • All-inclusive stylish resort
  • Enviable beachfront location
  • Virgin Holidays Concierge Lounge on site
  • Free water sports

Hotel facilities

Bar

Internet Access

Sailing

Swimming Pool

Wind Surfing

All Inclusive

Beach Holiday

Exclusive

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Honeymoon

Wedding

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Waves Resort and Spa

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Exclusive to Virgin Holidays in the UK 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 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.

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 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 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, sleeps max 2 adults.

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Standard Oceanfront Rooms - as Standard Inland Facing Rooms 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.

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 - 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 Oistin’s Street Party.

In addition to the above for 2015 stays
• Lounge access from your UK departure airport

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. 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.

Entertainment

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

7 nights: 01 Jan '14-30 Apr '14, 21 Dec '14-30 Apr '15 and 21 Dec '15-31 Dec '15

Accessibility

This property may be unsuitable for some guests due to 10 steps at 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 based on 808 reviews Location
    • 4 based on 810 reviews Rooms
    • 4 based on 866 reviews Service
    • 4 based on 848 reviews Value
    • 4.5 based on 856 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (417)
    • Very Good (265)
    • Average (117)
    • Poor (55)
    • Terrible (48)

Stayed here 4 nights for the tail end of our honeymoon and we couldn't have asked for a better place to wind down the trip. This resort is small for your typical all inclusive but works very nice as...

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5 of 5 stars
Sep 25, 2014 - MikeeeHo - Victoria, Canada

Stayed here 4 nights for the tail end of our honeymoon and we couldn't have asked for a better place to wind down the trip. This resort is small for your typical all inclusive but works very nice as... Read more it has a great intimate atmosphere. Management, front desk staff and all other staff were more than helpful and tried their best to accommodate any special request. Food was excellent, live cooking station was great. Rooms were modern and exceeded expectations. Management even upgraded our room when a nicer one became available They offer lots of water toys at the beach and the snorkeling was incredible on the reefs infront of their beach. We saw puffer fish, octopus, sting rays (or manta ray) and many more. Couldn't have asked for a better time. Will be back for sure! Read less

2 of 5 stars
Sep 20, 2014 - Wogsy -

Having been to this hotel in 2005 and really loved everything about it we booked it again for our 10th wedding annaversery this year I know the hotel doesn't make holiday but we were really... Read more disappointed as it was run down and there web site stated there was 3 restaurants when there was only 2 the other one was still being built even though said it was up and running on the web site lie number 1 they also said there was 2 bars in fact there was only 1 lie number 2 all though the food was nice the menus didn't change so you were eating the same thing every other day the one thing I can't fault was the staff when I visit barbados I will not come back to this hotel Read less

3 of 5 stars
Sep 18, 2014 - rbirdy999 - Medford, Massachusetts

After much discussion with my husband we decided to go to Barbados for our honeymoon, neither of us had ever been there. So using Trip Advisor as we always do we decided on Waves Resort since it got... Read more good reviews. The woman at the front desk (Jackie) was very nice. We were early so our room wasn't ready we went to have lunch, there was barely anything left at the buffet but we managed. We were both extremely tired so once we got in our room we decided to take a nap. The room was clean a good size and pretty modern looking. Nothing "wow" about it. It was pretty hot there so we were glad to get into the ac. The ac must have been turned down by the hotel so it barely kept the room cool. During the night both my husband and I were hot. The dinner portions were a joke barely enough food to feed you, I'm sorry I'm not a pig but when I pay for certain things I expect certain things like decent portions we were both laughing. By the end of our stay were were ordering two apps each so we wouldn't be hungry. If you didn't get up early enough there was barely enough food at the buffet. Some of the wait staff were very nice, some seemed liked that had attitudes like they were being bothered. Our last night we had champagne that they gave us (three days after we arrived) I asked one of the waitstaff if she could bring it out for us on ice, it took her over 15 minutes and we truly believe she did it on purpose cause she was irritated with us, the dining room was not even busy. Then she apologizes for taking so long with a big smirk on her face. She seemed evil So we never got offered anything else like spa or whatever since we were on our honeymoon. I would like to mention that Shirley in the kitchen was very nice and helpful she made sure my husband got his vegetarian food and he really appreciated it. Entertainment at night was kind of lame, some music but they were done by 1030pm. We were like ok now what do we do? The beach was nice and clean but small. Although most of the umbrellas were broke, my husband put a stick it the top of one to keep it open. The best day was when we went on the country safari we met some nice people and our tour guide was super nice! Friday night we went to the fish fry which we were told was a must see. It was ok our complimentary drink consisted of rum punch in a jug behind our drivers seat. The food was was too greasy and the street vendors were very aggressive. So would we go back to Barbados? Yes someday. But I don't think we would go back to Waves Resort. You always get what you pay for right? Read less

4 of 5 stars
Sep 16, 2014 - Lee V - Colchester, United Kingdom

As others on here did, we read trip advisor reviews of Waves in the lead up to our holiday and were prepared for small beaches, bad food, rude staff and a derelict appearance! All of which were... Read more unfounded. The food is great and possibly one of the best features of the hotel which is important when you are all inclusive. A mixture of buffet, BBQ and al a carte dinners mixes meals up so that they are not boring - for lunches there was always a burger station and a freshly grilled fish section to accompany buffet options, and breakfast contained all the English breakfast, fruit, pastries and fresh omelette options you could require. One review claimed that at meals it was almost impossible to get an alcoholic drink-we didn't find this problem at all. Our room was lovely, an ocean front superior, which had a beautiful view and separate dressing room. The bed was amazingly comfy! A previous reviewer had been appalled that the (relatively small) air conditioning unit is positioned in the corner of the balcony and made noise. Although factually true, the idea is if you are on the balcony there is no need to have the air con on constantly in your room-thus removing all problems! The staff throughout the hotel are very typical Barbadian - strong minded but on the whole happy to help....just! Compared to another 4* resort we have been to (which we enjoyed) the staff at Waves were more helpful. The beach is clean and pleasant, no problems getting a sun bed or brolly. Yes to walk further you have to step over some brick work-but that's more aesthetically problematic than an actual issue. On the whole this is a clean pleasant hotel and (for the money) will provide you with a perfect setting for a lovely holiday. Some aspects could use a little tlc, such as ceilings and fixings-but you are in Babados so who really cares about how it looks when everything works perfectly fine. A few tips would be to request an iPod Dock when you arrive as unlike it's stated in the brochure they don't come as standard in the room and they go quick. By far the best meal we had was Sunday lunch-amazing roast dinner with fresh fish selection. And if you can swim out to the floating raft to watch the sunset-that's a memory that will stay with you forever. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 16, 2014 - Jemma C -

Had an amazing time at the Waves. We got married on the beach and everything was taken care of I literally just got ready and turned up. No stress or hassle. Our photographer Mike was brilliant, I... Read more love our photos and can't stop looking at them. Everyone has said how good they are. Very nice and friendly man made us both feel at ease. All the staff very attentive, very clean and food amazing we never went hungry and my Mr can eat alot. Bar is also very good loved cocktails with rum :) stronger as the night goes on. I cannot thank all the staff enough, we loved every minute of our time at the waves and we will definitely be going back again. Read less

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