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
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

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. 

  • Kids stay free: when booking by 4 Jan '20 - all kids stay free year round when sharing a room with an adult for completed stays between 5—31 Jan '19 & 1 Mar '19—4 Jan '20. 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 '18 and save up to 40% off the accommodation cost for travel between 1 Mar '18-4 Jan '20 (minimum stay applies).

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

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.

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.

This hotel has a Tourism Levy fee of $17.50 per room, per day (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 1 Mar-21 Dec '18, 5 Jan-31 Jan '19 and 1 Mar-31 Oct '19.

5 nights between 1-28 Feb '19.

7 nights between 22 Dec '18-2 Jan '19.

*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 '19.

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 A new Barbadian favourite

Mar 22, 2019 ThePilgrim2014 Preston, United Kingdom

We'd done most of the Elegant Resort hotels but finally got round to the Colony Club-we left the best until last. This is a well run hotel with a great beachside location. Room 105 suited us nicely with a very welcome patio overlooking the poll, beach and the Sunset Bar The bed was very comfortable and the room kitted out well. Breakfasts were… Read more
We'd done most of the Elegant Resort hotels but finally got round to the Colony Club-we left the best until last. This is a well run hotel with a great beachside location. Room 105 suited us nicely with a very welcome patio overlooking the poll, beach and the Sunset Bar The bed was very comfortable and the room kitted out well. Breakfasts were for us the culinary highlight-well cooked and presented and as good as anything on the Platinum coast. Elsewhere the food was fine although a bit hit and miss on the Sunset deck. Staff are laid back and generally friendly and a step up from the usual Barbadian standard which seems to have got more complacent over the years-Fairmont notably excepted. We stayed at Yound Island and Bequia afterwards where the customer experience was much better than the Barbadian norm. However the Colony is on the right track under an obviously impressive manager The beach is great and the swimming the best.One of the finest locations on the west coast . We have been to Barbados many times but never to the same place twice. we may have to make an exception here, as the standards set by our former favourites, Cobbler's Cove and the much missed Peach and Quiet, would seem have been exceeded. Thank you Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Place

Mar 20, 2019 Joyce A

I was very pleased with the hotel. My room was amazing! The location was perfect; a few steps away from the beach and the pool. We had a perfect outdoor space that was so relaxing. There were several very large lanterns that we lit in the evening. The rooms were decorated with style. The staff was super friendly and very helpfully.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We had the BEST time

Mar 20, 2019 deborahjoyg Harrogate, United Kingdom

First time at this hotel but not the last. We did have a few problems, we had to move room due to being put next to the noisy generator, but Joanna , the new general manager, promptly sorted it out. Go for the best room, they are far superior and worth the extra. The only gripe is the intermittent internet but we coped! The range of food,… Read more
First time at this hotel but not the last. We did have a few problems, we had to move room due to being put next to the noisy generator, but Joanna , the new general manager, promptly sorted it out. Go for the best room, they are far superior and worth the extra. The only gripe is the intermittent internet but we coped! The range of food, cocktails and brilliant uncrowded breakfasts were better than expected. It’s not de lux luxury, but Caribbean gracious living with lots of staff, loads of beach chairs and various different garden areas to tempt you away from the sea. No need to rush to get the sunbed of your choice and no need to have those fiddly towel cards - the towels are there, laid out for you. Met some wonderful people and staff. Especially the two Nicholas - The beach waiter and the chauffeur, the lovely ladies with amazing nail-art on reception and Joanna, the elegant and calmly efficient general manager. A holiday is what you make it, but staying at the Colony Club gives you the best head start for a relaxed indulgent holiday where you can be yourself and use the facilities to suit your own requirements. No pressure, no problem, do your own thing, casual one day, dress up another. We are going back - maybe even this year🤞🤞🤞 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sensational holiday

Mar 19, 2019 Discover790696

What a beautiful setting and a wonderful trip from start to finish. Lovely, friendly staff and a beautiful beach side hotel. Service brilliant and food superb, Would highly recommend and can’t wait to come back.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful holiday in fabulous setting

Mar 19, 2019 wagtail2017 Essex, United Kingdom

Spent ages deciding where to stay on Barbados and finally settled on Colony Club. So pleased we did. Fabulous setting right on the beach, which does mean that your ocean view might be obscured by palm trees as one review complained about (!) This is not a modern “ plate glass” hotel but a characterful traditional Caribbean building with a laid… Read more
Spent ages deciding where to stay on Barbados and finally settled on Colony Club. So pleased we did. Fabulous setting right on the beach, which does mean that your ocean view might be obscured by palm trees as one review complained about (!) This is not a modern “ plate glass” hotel but a characterful traditional Caribbean building with a laid back atmosphere. Staff are wonderfully friendly, food excellent and great cocktails. Rooms are very comfortable- bathrooms could probably do with a refurb but that is probably true of many similar properties here. Would go back without hesitation as many guests seem to. Read less