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

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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. ?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:
    • 4.5 Sleep Quality
    • 4.0 Location
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.0 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (427)
    • Very Good (267)
    • Average (117)
    • Poor (55)
    • Terrible (48)

We have just returned from a fabulous week at the Waves hotel in Barbados. We had a wonderful time, and as Expedia Club members we received VIP treatment which only enhanced our stay. We were greated...

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5 of 5 stars
Oct 19, 2014 - JayneandAlain - Montreal, Canada

We have just returned from a fabulous week at the Waves hotel in Barbados. We had a wonderful time, and as Expedia Club members we received VIP treatment which only enhanced our stay. We were greated... Read more by friendly knowledgeable staff. We found the service at the hotel was excellent, the hotel location is fabulous, the beach is small, but you can easily walk to the other beaches, and daily we went for hour long walks on the beach. The staff was attentive and helpful. We took the Bajan Bus tour with Virgin tours (organized at the hotel), it was fabulous, and Ricardo and Alvin are very knowledgeable abt the island and we learned so much about Barbados. Friday night tour to Oistins, was culturally fun and a great environment, food was good also. Our room was perfect, ocean front (#104), the beds were comfortable, we lacked nothing. The food was in abundance (they even served afternoon tea), the food was great, our favorite restaurant was Feast which is on the site across the street (non beach side). Great big thank yous to: Lionel, Jimmy, Kathy Ann, Katrina, Jacqueline, Kathleen, Tennisyn and everyone else (apologies to those we did not mention). We will definitely recommend the Waves Hotel to our friends. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 17, 2014 - - Hoddesdon, United Kingdom

overall a wonderful holiday staff,food,amenities without doubt excellent in friendliness,quality and quantity. only one fault but very minor one restaurant (seascape )one evening had poor service... Read more which hotel management quickly pounced on and rectified immediately. however for the hotel ........ get a new lift the present has seen better days. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 17, 2014 - jackiet320 - Stourbridge, United Kingdom

this hotel is split over two sites, we were staying on the non-beach side where there are a few villa type rooms with its own pool and garden and plenty of sunbeds. The food is great, the best we... Read more have had in Barbados, there are 3 restaurants open on different days so plenty of choice. The spa treatments add to the relaxing feel and you are made to feel special. The only one slight moan is the mosquitos, everyone was bitten badly and all the guests were walking round with huge red blotches all over their legs. Christmas and new year were lovely with the staff making a huge effort and great entertainment. I would certainly go back if given the opportunity. Oh and the Wi-fi is not great - but hey you're on holiday! Read less

4 of 5 stars
Oct 17, 2014 - locallucy - Worcester, United Kingdom

Returned from Waves on 07/10/14. First impressions of the hotel were not good. When our transport dropped us off my first thought was that i had made an error booking this hotel, it is definately... Read more lacking pavement appeal. Getting past that check in was simple and quick. Our room on the 2nd floor was lovely, thank goodness I had upgraded to a sea front club room. The view staight out to the sea was heaven. The buffet restaurant where breakfast and lunch was served was ok, lunch was not the best, unless you like burgers. Breakfast was probably the best meal of the day. Evening meals you had to book in the al la carte restaurants. The Italian which is called Oliver Twist was really good, so we tended to eat there each evening. The service at this hotel was excellent and the staff are a credit to the hotel. The entertainment was definately lacking, very boring. The beach was small but very nice and clean. The small pool on the main side had a sewage smell that was always there and the main pool which was accross the road by the spa didn't open until 11.00am most days.All in all the holiday was lovely. Would I go back? No to Waves but yes to Barbados. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 14, 2014 - chris_odwyer - Stockport

Stayed for two weeks from sept 22 2014. A return visit to Waves but many times in Barbados' Fay and her lovely staff make the holiday feel so comfortable and relaxing. We were greeted like old... Read more friends and shown to our beautiful sea view room within minutes of arrival. Its a long journey and so nice to feel relaxed straight away. The rooms and hotel are kept spotlessly clean and the public areas are very comfortable. Ray and Bruce and the beach team are fantastic the beach is gorgeous and they keep it so clean. Be prepared to put on weight as the food is very good and plentiful to say nothing of the cocktails! The service from this lovely team of staff many of whom have worked at Waves for a long time is friendly and efficient. The staff who carry drinks all day up and down to the beach are amazing! Thank you all for a great holiday and such great value for money - we will be back! Chris & Liam Read less

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