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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

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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. â?¨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.

Room Upgrade

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 Oistins 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

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.

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:
    • 4.5 Sleep Quality
    • 4.0 Location
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.0 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (429)
    • Very Good (268)
    • Average (118)
    • Poor (57)
    • Terrible (48)

Just completed an 11 night holiday at Waves. Firstly I'd say a week maximum will cover you before boredom sets in. The hotel is very small (70 rooms) therefore hardly filled with activities and...

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3 of 5 stars
Oct 31, 2014 - Josh P - Wellingborough

Just completed an 11 night holiday at Waves. Firstly I'd say a week maximum will cover you before boredom sets in. The hotel is very small (70 rooms) therefore hardly filled with activities and... Read more facilities galore I prefer smaller hotels personally but waves imho cannot justify charging a pretty extortionate rate for very little service. Yes it's on two sides of the road. But so what it's easy to get across , well most of the time. There should be someone escorting you after dark since you head over sometimes for dinner and no doubt one day a drunk guest will get knocked over. Rooms are very clean just a bit tacky around showers etc and could do with tarting up, but hey it's a 4 star! (3 really) but sleep quality excellent. Beds very comfortable and very quiet. (On Ocean side at least) We had club membership but did not receive turn down every night with evening snacks (what are they I ask the hotel management) and beach towels only changed when I changed them even though I have paid premium prices for it to be done for me, Rhe saturate, 3 of them. Yes they do try to smarten up the meals and the food is pretty good. However occasionally you get a really awful dish. I had a sticky toffee pudding that was rock hard, they leave them all pre prepared I think. The service from the staff is average, they mostly look bored of the same thing every day. Often plonking down plats etc, okay a small thing but still 180 a night for this? Entertainment is dead. Every night someone singing Bob marley. We need variety and forit not to end at 10.15. Only one bar, and if your at spa pool side you get someone asking if you want a drink twice in the day, prepare to dehydrate unless your prepared to risk the road. The spa was okay although half closed with no prior notice on us booking, the staff were brilliant and the treatments were all generally very good quality, Bech activities non existent and every time we tried to go on the hobby cat there were no staff available, sea is nice and calm here though, even though the hotel is called waves. Some. Staff friendly others are just rude. At the end of the day he managers need to treat staff well but also remind them that we are high paying guests and have high expectations, All in all I felt that waves was a 3 star property that is very limited with what it can do being a small hotel but needs improvement to gain consideration of a return visit, Read less

2 of 5 stars
Oct 30, 2014 - John E

The resort in general was terrible. When I made my reservations I requested a room with no stairs .My room was on the third floor with a elevator that worked less than half the time The request for... Read more no stairs was for medical reasons. After 4 day they gave me ground floor. The dining was less the good. The food was not refilled when out plus it was barely warm . Service was bad most of the time. The beech was a joke very small and full of rocks. The rooms where clean and okay. Never again. In the past three year I had gone to Aruba and went to Barbados for a chance next year back to Aruba Read less

2 of 5 stars
Oct 29, 2014 - Brian C - Marsden, null, United Kingdom

the third day of my stay the ceiling of my room fell in, due to a leak from the room above.We were not moved,and it took 5 days to repair.The lift broke every day for 5 days my wife and I are in our... Read more seventys and it was painfull climbing 4 flts of stairs.I had paid for club status which meant or mini bar would be replenished once a day,but this hardly ever happened.the web pages.are nothing like reality.the food was terrible.my advice is DONT GO Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 28, 2014 - Kim B - Bridgetown

Stayed here for my birthday weekend in September. Lovely hotel and the staff is extremely friendly. Food is nice and loved the margaritas!!!! Kudos to Cheryl the chef (the burgers are great) Pasta... Read more station at lunch was also really great. Really enjoyed my stay. Also Mr. Barrow delivers excellent customer service (great singer too) Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 26, 2014 - - Christchurch, United Kingdom

The only downside to my holiday was i jarred my knee going to the toilet on the plane as the floor level is lower i fell forward. While in the queue at Barbados airport my knee swelled up badly, i... Read more could hardly walk for several days. We did speak to the rep about coming home early but as we could not change our ticket we decided to stay. We are so glad we did. Although it was very uncomfortable getting about for several days we managed to have a very relaxing stay. As far as the hotel is concerned the only disappointment was on our 30th wedding anniversary all we we got was two balloons and a couple of flowers on the table when we had dinner, also another guest had asked at reception to put something in our room but nothing happened. Apart from that we had a lovely time and would go back again. Read less

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