Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Located on the platinum west coast of Barbados, the Colony Club by Elegant Hotels is known for its relaxed atmosphere and timeless sophistication. This hotel will appeal to those who enjoy excellent food in a charming setting, with tall palm trees and beautifully tended gardens. The resorts health and wellness approach is enhanced by menus incorporating fresh, local produce, and comfortably stylish rooms. Colony Club offers complimentary motorised and non-motorised water sports for fun on the water, with a beach ambassador service, and meandering pools that wind through the middle of the resort, and offer private areas for some alone time. The resort spa offers a range of treatments, and the Organic Garden, seasonal kids programme, tennis courts and themed dining all allow you to make the most of your stay.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Wheelchair access
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • 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, bathroom amenities, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer. 

Pool/Garden View Rooms have 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

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

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

Ocean View Rooms with custom wood furniture and french doors with lovely ocean views, with 1 king-size bed, 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 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 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.(For stays in 2022, this room will sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child).

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.

Laguna Restaurant (open-air seating serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, incorporating seasonal produce and 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 (swim-up and poolside bar serving tropical cocktails and light fare with a happy hour from 4:00pm-6:00pm). Sunset Deck Restaurant (outdoor dining serving International cuisine for lunch and dinner). Rum Vault (featuring 150 rums from around the globe, with a schedule of weekly events and rum pairings). Laguna Bar. Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme* at select sister properties (drink and meal supplements apply). All restaurants are non-smoking. 

Nightly entertainment (seasonal).

4 lagoon-style swimming pools. Whirlpool. Spa* with a range of treatments. 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. 24-hour 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. Laundry service*. Complimentary self-parking.

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

5 nights between 1-29 Feb.

7 nights between 21 Dec-2 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice Grounds, Decent Rooms, Very Poor Service, Gouging, Mediocre Value, 3 out of 5 at Best

Jul 4, 2022 JohnsTavels Baysville, Canada

PROS: - very nice grounds, lots of greenery and seemed well maintained - rooms were decent mostly clean, wear and tear was evident, bar fridge inside cabinet was wet and dripping and rotting away the cabinet - front desk staff were friendly and helpful - beach was nice although shore was rocky at first and dropped off quickly - main pool was… Read more
PROS: - very nice grounds, lots of greenery and seemed well maintained - rooms were decent mostly clean, wear and tear was evident, bar fridge inside cabinet was wet and dripping and rotting away the cabinet - front desk staff were friendly and helpful - beach was nice although shore was rocky at first and dropped off quickly - main pool was nice, secondary pool definitely needed cleaning CONS: - service in dining area was very poor, it was as if they were all sleep walking, needed to constantly get someones attention for anything - service in pool par and eating area around pool bar was also poor, needed to constantly get someones attention for anything - value was poor, asked for some side onion and tomato for sliders and they charged for a kids side salad at US$6, just gouging - if you want a taxi the hotel sets the rates on any taxis parked near the hotel, better to just go outside to the road and flag one down - this wasn't all inclusive, so you need to be careful about what they charge to your room, saw a bill that wasn't signed and they wanted to argue, so be vigilant Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very relaxing

Jul 1, 2022 markzz2 London, United Kingdom

Our second hotel on this trip and we were apprehensive as when we arrived there was very loud music blaring everywhere (it turned out this was from another location across the road and it eventually stopped at 9pm). Not any fault of the Colony Club but it did affect our first impression. The rest of our trip was peaceful though. The hotel were… Read more
Our second hotel on this trip and we were apprehensive as when we arrived there was very loud music blaring everywhere (it turned out this was from another location across the road and it eventually stopped at 9pm). Not any fault of the Colony Club but it did affect our first impression. The rest of our trip was peaceful though. The hotel were very kind to recognise our Marriott status and there was a lovely gift in the room when we arrived. The welcome we received was lovely. The lady at the front desk (I wish I could remember her name because she was really kind and friendly) was a delight. We enjoyed the rum punch welcome drink while we were briefed on the facilities and while the room was made ready. The room was an Ocean View (just about visible through the palm trees). It was large and had a good clean bathroom and efficient working air conditioning. The bed was comfortable and the housekeeping services frequent friendly and thorough. We enjoyed morning coffee on the balcony and watched the birds. The room was very comfortable. The beach and pool area was lovely and well served with staff offering drinks etc. We were really surprised at the excellent quality of the food at the Colony Club. The breakfast buffet was good, with lots of options and a highly recommended Yoghurt Parfait with granola and chia seeds was fantastic. We ended up eating here three times for dinner. The a la Carte menu was exceptional (Mahi Mahi our favourite). One evening we had the International Seafood Barbecue Buffet which had a great selection of fresh fish, very good sushi and salads and a few curries that were also good. Service in the restaurant was always fast and friendly. The highlights of the Colony Club were the food and the lovely staff (everyone was very friendly). I would have given a 5 star review but there were a few small things (mainly general upkeep) that needed a bit of TLC. (Electric sockets hanging by the wires by the pool area, and dirty sun beds and floor around the pool area, mainly due to birds but a hose down every day would improve this and it would not put us off returning to the property, we had a lovely time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating SIMPLY PERFECT VACATION AT A WONDERFUL RESORT

Jun 27, 2022 HenryJax Florida

We were set to travel to Yellowstone for a 10 day vacation. a few days before our departure, flooding and severe weather cancelled a trip that took months to organize. In 2 hours we decided on Barbados (again) and rapidly booked air travel and hotel. Colony Club looked like a good location, the grounds appeared lush and tropical and the resort was… Read more
We were set to travel to Yellowstone for a 10 day vacation. a few days before our departure, flooding and severe weather cancelled a trip that took months to organize. In 2 hours we decided on Barbados (again) and rapidly booked air travel and hotel. Colony Club looked like a good location, the grounds appeared lush and tropical and the resort was on calm Caribbean Sea beaches west of the island. Quick pivot and onto Barbados. We arrived by taxi and welcomes by Ian at the portico entrance. What a gentleman. We saw Ian often and he was always prepared with answers to our questions about local cuisine and helpful tips. Keisha at the front desk was wonderful. Check-in was quick and professional with a warm welcome from Keisha and her staff. Our room was a 3rd floor ocean view room. The bed was vey comfortable and we slept very soundly. Our days were filled with a schedule of doing nothing but enjoying the beach, the pool, the swim up bar, cocktails, dinner and repeat. The resort had nightly poolside music. The steel drum calypso band on Sunday afternoon was the best. Now let me opine on the best part of this resort-its people. On our first day we met Sandy at the pool bar. My gosh she was absolutely engaging, warm, kind and very attentive. Ryan, another pool bar bartender was professional and engaging, but could really take a joke and some slight ribbing from his American guests (did you put any alcohol in this drink? I think you need to go back to bartending school..LOL). He was great. Our room attendant was Shauna. I had left $20 on the bed as a tip for great service. When I got back to my room at 4:00, the room had been cleaned immaculately, as it was every day, and the $20 was left on the bed. WOW...she was not sure it was for her and left it behind. What honesty. I called housekeeping and asked them to send Shauna to our room. She arrived with her manager and I complimented her on her honesty and integrity..but the $20 was for her. Now to the best part of our vacation.....Cory from the Rum Vault. This guy was always around. I don't know what his job was, but I had the sense he was a food and beverage manager. He engaged with all the staff and checked on things. He also engaged the guests BY NAME. He was never in a rush and was polite, professional, warm and entertaining. The man has a wealth of knowledge and was truly one of the most seasoned experts on guest services I have ever encountered. We booked a night in the Rum Vault with a tapas menu and Cory made rum cocktails to accompany the 6 course meal. What an experience. Cory knows Rum, Barbados and Colony Club. I was never more impressed by anyone in the travel industry. Lastly, the website for this hotel/resort does not do it justice. It is far more lovely than any photo could reveal. The lush tropical gardens, the location, the water taxi that takes you to the sister resorts on the west coast, the beach and the pools were magnificent. We will be back. This hotel/resort is a gem. My only wish is that the Marriott goliath does not destroy its local charm. Excellent vacation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful resort with wonderful and helpful staff

Jun 20, 2022 adyaaaa

We spent wonderful 10 days at the Colony Club in June 2022. Prior to arriving we were a little bit nervous seeing the unfavourable reviews, but upon arrival all fears were put to rest. We were welcomed by the always joyful and helpful Latonya who welcomed us with the hotels signature rum punch. Latonya is a credit to the hotel and was always… Read more
We spent wonderful 10 days at the Colony Club in June 2022. Prior to arriving we were a little bit nervous seeing the unfavourable reviews, but upon arrival all fears were put to rest. We were welcomed by the always joyful and helpful Latonya who welcomed us with the hotels signature rum punch. Latonya is a credit to the hotel and was always ready to assist us and make our stay memorable. We would also like to thank Anique as well in helping arrange our activities and in getting a sea view seat at Tides! The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable and we loved the convenience of the locations. The hotel never felt crowded and we often felt as if we had the place/pool to ourselves. Plenty of sun loungers and pools so need to fight to reserve at early hours! We also greatly enjoyed the complimentary water sports offered to guests and really appreciated how friendly and welcoming the water sports staff were as they were one of the many highlights of our stay! Breakfast was good but the options were somewhat limited compared to other hotels we’ve frequented in the past. However, the food offered was freshly prepared, delicious, and the omelette station was a hit for our family. Like many others we greatly enjoyed watching the sunset over the beach bar and the happy hour drinks although we feel that service was sometimes slow and it was often quicker to go to the bar and order ourselves. We also loved the activities offered by the hotel, such as the garden tour, fish feeding, organic cooking tour and the rum tasting session led by knowledgeable Corey! Overall, we loved our stay and would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for everything they did and for making our holiday so memorable. We would love to visit again and would recommend the hotel to all our friends and family. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing location but really being let down by some senior members of staff.

Jun 10, 2022 katygJ5987KO

As beautiful location as in the pictures however sunset deck completely ruined by a few rude members of senior staff. Totally put us off eating/ having drinks there to watch the sunset which was sad as it was one of the things that attracted me to book this hotel. A shame as most other members of staff especially the water sports and spa staff… Read more
As beautiful location as in the pictures however sunset deck completely ruined by a few rude members of senior staff. Totally put us off eating/ having drinks there to watch the sunset which was sad as it was one of the things that attracted me to book this hotel. A shame as most other members of staff especially the water sports and spa staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Read less