Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

Located on the platinum west coast of Barbados, the Colony Club is known for its relaxed atmosphere, timeless sophistication and appeals to those who enjoy excellent food in a charming setting, with its tall palm trees and beautifully tended gardens. The recent renovation of all hotel rooms and the introduction of new menus incorporating fresh, local produce are a fantastic addition to the resort's health and wellness approach and will enhance the stay of previous guests and new guests alike. Colony Club by Elegant Hotels offers complimentary motorised water sports for fun on the water, with a beach ambassador service, a meandering pool that winds through the middle of the resort with private corners for some alone time, spa with range of treatments, Organic Garden, seasonal kids programme, tennis and themed dining to make the most of your stay.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Wheelchair access
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

On an excellent beach on the west coast. 20-minutes from Bridgetown. Transfer time from airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

96 rooms on up to 3 floors in 5 buildings with no lifts. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi access, satellite TV, mini-fridge (unstocked), Espresso coffee machine, safe and hairdryer. Pool Garden View Rooms are newly refurbished and have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board/Full Board options: dinner or lunch and dinner. Meals are taken in the Laguna Restaurant only.

Luxury Poolside Rooms are newly refurbished with private access from the balcony or patio to the lagoon pool, just steps away, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Luxury Swim-Up Poolside Room with direct lagoon pool access, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean View Rooms are newly refurbished with custom wood furniture and french doors with lovely ocean views, 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Junior Suite Pool/Garden View Rooms have a sitting area with sofa bed and marble bathroom with sunken bath, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. Wheelchair accessible Garden View Junior Suite with roll-in shower — limited space next to the toilet.

Luxury Ocean View Rooms are newly refurbished and located steps away from the beach, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Luxury Ocean View Rooms include fruit bowl in-room on arrival.

1-Bedroom Ocean View Suites with a living area, pull-out sofa bed and 4-poster bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 1-Bedroom Suites include Champagne, fruit bowl and canapes in the room upon arrival and fruit bowl and petit fours on turn-down service.

  • Kids Stay Free: 1st child (2-12 years) stays free when sharing a room with two adults, for travel completed between 5–31 Jan '18 and 1 Mar–4 Jan '19 or all kids stay free when sharing a room with two adults for completed stays between 1 Jun–22 Oct '18. Offers based on Breakfast Included board basis, meal supplements will apply.  

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 1 Dec '19 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 5 Jan '20-2 Jan '21, minimum stays apply.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Kids Stay Free:  All children, (0-12 years), stay free when sharing a room with one or two adults for completed stays between 5—31 Jan '20 & 1 Mar '20—4 Jan '21. Offers based on Breakfast Included board basis (meal supplements will apply).

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply.

Laguna Restaurant, open-air seating with all meals carefully created by the Executive Chef, and where possible incorporating seasonal produce, the freshest ingredients, complimented by herbs from its own organic gardens. Menus are tailored to incorporate local cuisine, with fresh produce from the farmers market and feature healthy dining options for all meals throughout the day and evening. Sunset Bar & Deck — a swim-up and poolside bar serving tropical cocktails and light fare with a happy hour from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Enjoy all-day outdoor dining at the signature restaurant, which specialises in seafood and continental cuisine. Weekly theme nights provide fun for the whole family, visit the Seaside Grill and International Buffet on Tuesdays, Steak Night on Wednesdays and enjoy Lobster and Jazz on a Thursday, all featuring live entertainment. Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme* at select sister properties (drink and meal supplements apply). All restaurants are non-smoking. New Rum Vault*, first of its kind in Barbados and home to over 150 rums. Guests can enjoy rum pairings, mixology classes as well as private dining experiences*.

Nightly entertainment (seasonal).

4 lagoon-style swimming pools, complimentary motorised and non-motorised water sports including water-skiing, sailing, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, snorkelling, kayaking and aqua aerobics. Complimentary wellness activities including yoga, zumba and pilates. Organic Garden. Complimentary bespoke tours and excursions. 2 floodlit tennis courts and equipment. Fitness centre. Colony Club's seasonal Kids' Korner (during key school holidays) is available for ages 3-12 (children must be potty trained).

Room service*. Daytime water taxi to select sister hotels on west coast (subject to availability and weather conditions). Boutique jewellery store. Complimentary WiFi Internet access is available throughout the resort and in rooms.

Please note: a room levy of $17.50 per bedroom, per night applies (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

1 night between 5 Jan-31 Jan, 1 Mar-31 Oct '19 and 1 Mar-21 Dec '20.

5 nights between 1-28 Feb.

7 nights between 22 Dec-2 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: in the restaurant, it is elegantly casual after 6:00pm.

Please note: children under 12 years are not permitted to stay at the property between 1–28 Feb.

Please note: if you pre-purchased meal plans over Christmas and New Year, the gala meals are not included in your board basis but you will receive a dinner credit of US$90 per adult and US$45 per child and a surcharge will apply, payable locally.

Please note: rooms and restaurants are non-smoking.

Please note: the Dine Around Programme is only available at select properties and may be subject to an additional cost dependant on the board basis booked. A complimentary water taxi to select west coast Elegant properties is available during daytime only and subject to availability and weather conditions.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely short stay

Oct 12, 2019 Eldo_of_London

A really lovely colonial-style hotel. Airy public areas that are very needed in the heat of the day. We were lucky to arrive on Lobster and Jazz night, so made a booking for dinner. The choice of food was great, accompanied by good entertainment. We found the room incredibly comfortable, with garden/pool views and very welcome air-con! We… Read more
A really lovely colonial-style hotel. Airy public areas that are very needed in the heat of the day. We were lucky to arrive on Lobster and Jazz night, so made a booking for dinner. The choice of food was great, accompanied by good entertainment. We found the room incredibly comfortable, with garden/pool views and very welcome air-con! We enjoyed the enormous bed, comfy robes, REN products and the coffee machine! The breakfast buffet was really good, with different hot choices each day - all enjoyed in an open dining space overlooking the wonderful gardens and pools. The beach was small, but perfectly good to access the sea and water sports, and very comfortable sun beds nearby. The thing that made this hotel really special for us were the wonderful staff. Whether bringing our cases to the room, serving breakfast and drinks, or seeing to our needs by the pool, all the staff here warm welcoming and very helpful - nothing was too much trouble. I have already been recommending the Colony Club to family and friends, and will definitely be returning. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quiet beautiful beach

Oct 6, 2019 livetotravel1000 Aurora, Canada

Overall the Colony Club was a nice place. It needs some TLC but you cannot beat the stunning beach. Sunsets were so beautiful. The resort was soooo quiet at this time of year. No music and lots of book reading;) The resort was so quiet by 10pm. We had a suite by the ocean and it was lovely to hear the waves crashing when we sat outside. They need… Read more
Overall the Colony Club was a nice place. It needs some TLC but you cannot beat the stunning beach. Sunsets were so beautiful. The resort was soooo quiet at this time of year. No music and lots of book reading;) The resort was so quiet by 10pm. We had a suite by the ocean and it was lovely to hear the waves crashing when we sat outside. They need to figure out a better way to deal with towels at the end of the day. Not a great view ...(See pic). Read less
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Oct 1, 2019 Rod1311 London, United Kingdom

A return to Barbados after 30 years for our 30th wedding anniversary. Room was great (we did get an upgrade!) overlooking the lagoon pools. Very quiet as it was out of the high season. Staff were exemplary - especially Latoniya - just ask for something and it is delivered with a smile. Even the 'dodgy' shower door was fixed immediately. … Read more
A return to Barbados after 30 years for our 30th wedding anniversary. Room was great (we did get an upgrade!) overlooking the lagoon pools. Very quiet as it was out of the high season. Staff were exemplary - especially Latoniya - just ask for something and it is delivered with a smile. Even the 'dodgy' shower door was fixed immediately. Whilst the Laguna restaurant and Sunset Deck serve good food, going out to different restaurants in the evenings, necessitates a pricey taxi ride, as the hotel is a little isolated. One strange thing - it was the rainy season and the deep mattresses on the sun loungers are not taken in at night and get soaked? We will be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing hotel in a beautiful garden!

Oct 1, 2019 Roblowe21 Harlow, United Kingdom

Had a fabulous time in Barbados loved every minute! The hotel was clean tidy and well organised, the rooms were large and comfortable. One of the main things that made our stay most enjoyable were the staff that worked in the hotel. Ebony was a really helpful smiling young lady always around when you needed her, Thomas was very friendly and had… Read more
Had a fabulous time in Barbados loved every minute! The hotel was clean tidy and well organised, the rooms were large and comfortable. One of the main things that made our stay most enjoyable were the staff that worked in the hotel. Ebony was a really helpful smiling young lady always around when you needed her, Thomas was very friendly and had all the time in the world to talk to you and make you feel most welcome and Anita who worked on the egg station always happy warm and friendly. These staff and everyone else worked tirelessly to keep their guests happy. Hopefully be able to return soon keep up the good work :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely location and comfort but TERRIBLE SERVICE

Sep 27, 2019 jamiesM3443BS

Have recently returned from a 2 week holiday to the Colony Club with my family The hotel is in one of the best locations along the bay and is very secluded with a great stretch of beach, the room I had was among the best I’ve seen, a perfect mix of traditional feel and modern comforts. The service however was borderline awful. My poor mum was… Read more
Have recently returned from a 2 week holiday to the Colony Club with my family The hotel is in one of the best locations along the bay and is very secluded with a great stretch of beach, the room I had was among the best I’ve seen, a perfect mix of traditional feel and modern comforts. The service however was borderline awful. My poor mum was shushed by one of the lunchtime waitresses and it was beyond believe, I echo similar remarks about how many (not all) of the staff actually make you feel like they are going out of there way massively for a drink or even water !! It’s such a shame because the food was good, the front of house staff however couldn’t be further from the lethargic nature of the waiting staff, alert and eager to help. The hotel also has a serious lack of energy or fun, this might be perfect for a relaxing holiday however for me it felt like I was dying a slow death of relaxation !! The hotel has a serious price tag so I expect things to be of high standard and this was not met. Read less