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

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

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 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults. (For stays in 2022, this room will sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child).

Luxury Swim-Up Poolside Room with direct lagoon pool access, with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults. (For stays in 2022, this room will sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child).

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

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 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 and 1 Mar-21 Dec '20.

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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very poor - avoid

Jan 22, 2022 EJSampson

Sun loungers worn out and mucky. Speckled with bird poo. Dining room and lounge cushions also speckled with bird poo. What was supposed to be an upgraded room had peeling paint and a cracked mirror in the bathroom. Everything looking very tired. Have stayed in the Caribbean many times in the past but nowhere as poor as this. Really poor value… Read more
Sun loungers worn out and mucky. Speckled with bird poo. Dining room and lounge cushions also speckled with bird poo. What was supposed to be an upgraded room had peeling paint and a cracked mirror in the bathroom. Everything looking very tired. Have stayed in the Caribbean many times in the past but nowhere as poor as this. Really poor value for money. Read less
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Jan 19, 2022 Jo O Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom

Stayed here last week, the place is beautiful, the front of house lady who checked us in was fantastic, the bell boy and beach staff taking orders were fantastic, unfortunately, and I cannot stress this enough, the restaurant and pool bar staff were so rude and uninterested it was shocking. They clearing didn't want to be there and often turned… Read more
Stayed here last week, the place is beautiful, the front of house lady who checked us in was fantastic, the bell boy and beach staff taking orders were fantastic, unfortunately, and I cannot stress this enough, the restaurant and pool bar staff were so rude and uninterested it was shocking. They clearing didn't want to be there and often turned thier backs when we approached. Reading these reviews it would seem this is an on going problem and the management clearly don't care, I'll likely get some generic feed back from them like everyone else has . It's a real shame as the location and hotel are great, but for the money you would expect to not feel scared to ask for a drink or sandwich, I wouldn't put up with that rudeness anywhere else, certainly not paying a fortune to get it here!! There are many fabulous hotel within walking distance, I highly recommend trying them first Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don’t go to the block with room 102 in it

Jan 11, 2022 304davidh304

So where do I start. What a poor experience. I booked an ocean view room for 3 nights as a Marriott Bonvoy member. Asked for a high floor sea view and paid 1072 USD per night for what appeared like a superb room from the pictures. Do I regret it as we got the dreaded room no 102. Tiny room with no sea view unless u stood up and a 1960s bathroom… Read more
So where do I start. What a poor experience. I booked an ocean view room for 3 nights as a Marriott Bonvoy member. Asked for a high floor sea view and paid 1072 USD per night for what appeared like a superb room from the pictures. Do I regret it as we got the dreaded room no 102. Tiny room with no sea view unless u stood up and a 1960s bathroom that literally two people could not fit into at the same time. Dated very expensive and very poor and when I told reception they agreed and said they would pass on the message. Marriott up your game in this resort or at least in the block that has these rooms. The shower is in the bath which didn’t bother us but when it turned on the floor was soaked. The wardrobes were also from the 60s and I am not joking ! Very very poor room. What really made me annoyed was the courtesy room we changed in to go to the airport was far superior no doubt for a lower price. If I had only known. The one positive was the bed was comfortable but that’s about it. Bathroom small and pokey and from 1960 as is the wardrobe. Marriott u need to upgrade the rooms if you want people to charge these prices. Beach area very nice and easy to get a bed. Breakfast also good but could have fresh juices / smoothies instead of concentrated. So my recommendation is to look at the room before you accept it and if not happy go to Coral Reef next door. Has the potential to be excellent just isn’t at the moment. Motorised sports are not all free as claimed and there is no airport shuttle. We asked twice as it did there is on the Marriott site. I would love a refund of some type after such a terrible experience. The good news is the beach and beds and water is superb. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic trip - unforgettable beach

Jan 9, 2022 guyt754

Fantastic trip to Colony club this last week. The location of the hotel is amongst the best on the island - mid way up the beautiful west coast and so readily accessible to the best restaurants that run up this side of the Barbados. The beach itself is utterly stunning and arguably sits on the better part of the beach to higher end hotels like… Read more
Fantastic trip to Colony club this last week. The location of the hotel is amongst the best on the island - mid way up the beautiful west coast and so readily accessible to the best restaurants that run up this side of the Barbados. The beach itself is utterly stunning and arguably sits on the better part of the beach to higher end hotels like Sandpiper. The beach itself was the highlight of this trip - beautiful sand and turquoise water which we never tired of. One thing worth highlighting is that Colony Club offer each room 30 minutes of free motorised water sports each day (water skiing, wake boarding, banana boats etc). This is something I have not encountered before and learning to water ski (at no charge) was very special. Make sure you try the swimming with turtles excision which was amazing. We look forward to going back soon! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating BRILLIANT HOLIDAY AND WEDDING

Jan 7, 2022 1971SW West Sussex, United Kingdom

We held our wedding on the sandy beach adjacent to The Colony Club just before Xmas. Karene was excellent in organising the whole wedding experience for us with our package. We did not have to worry about a thing. We could not have asked for more and it exceeded our expectations. We had a fantastic day. Stayed over Xmas for two weeks and it was… Read more
We held our wedding on the sandy beach adjacent to The Colony Club just before Xmas. Karene was excellent in organising the whole wedding experience for us with our package. We did not have to worry about a thing. We could not have asked for more and it exceeded our expectations. We had a fantastic day. Stayed over Xmas for two weeks and it was all very well thought out, nice and relaxed atmosphere. Good activity schedule appropriate for the time of year. All the staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful towards my family and happy to have a talk and make sure we were enjoying our time there. Xmas gifts in the room and Santa visted the children staying at the hotel. The room was spotlessly cleaned everyday, as were all the public areas. Plenty of choice for breakfast of a good quality. If you wanted lunch on the beach, then the beach ambassadors would bring it over to you with a smile. Plenty of chairs on the lovely beach or pool areas, never had a problem finding somewhere to sit and always a fresh towel available. Lots of water sports activities available at the hotel included within the holiday price. Hobbie cat, paddle boarding, kayaking, water skiing etc. The guys in the water sports centre were brilliant. Very helpful and friendly. You could see the genuine interest and patience they had in helping my daughter paddle board and water ski for the first time. Second time we have stayed as a family at the Colony Club, already looking forward to a third. Read less