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:  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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 31 Jan '20 and save up to 35% off the accommodation cost for travel between 5 Jan '20-2 Jan '21, black out dates and minimum stays apply.

    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. 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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Colony Club - Barbados Jewel

Jan 21, 2020 Isabella W

We’re here once again mid our 3 week stay at the Colony Club, Barbados and loving every day . Like many of the other regular guests that have become our friends here over the years , we’ve been lucky enough to travel the world , the Caribbean and Barbados hotels for many years past , yet we keep coming back to the Colony Club now every year . Why… Read more
We’re here once again mid our 3 week stay at the Colony Club, Barbados and loving every day . Like many of the other regular guests that have become our friends here over the years , we’ve been lucky enough to travel the world , the Caribbean and Barbados hotels for many years past , yet we keep coming back to the Colony Club now every year . Why ? It’s a perfect blend of a wonderful location, wonderful staff who treat us like family - and a wonderful set of guests that enjoy life , are relaxed and friendly and have become our good friends. That’s a powerful combination. Joanna and management doing fantastic job , so are the beach staff and of course the water sports boys ! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hookworm at Colony Club

Jan 14, 2020 Pedro00003

Anyone currently staying or planning to stay at the hotel should be aware of the presence of hookworm and the consequences of invasion of this parasite into the human body . The inadequate sanitation at the hotel may explain .
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A 3-Star Resort at 4-Star Prices

Jan 13, 2020 BDG618 Wellesley, Massachusetts

My husband and I just returned from a 6 night stay the Colony Club, which was recently sold to Marriott. It's hard to know if the condition of the property (definitely in need of some sprucing up) reflects what may be a 'holding pattern' until the future is known. The beach is lovely, larger/longer than some other hotels -- but seems to be managed… Read more
My husband and I just returned from a 6 night stay the Colony Club, which was recently sold to Marriott. It's hard to know if the condition of the property (definitely in need of some sprucing up) reflects what may be a 'holding pattern' until the future is known. The beach is lovely, larger/longer than some other hotels -- but seems to be managed somewhat haphazardly. Some days there's a system for securing beach chaises, other days first come first serve. Some days there are frequent offerings of treats on the beach (ice pops, cold towels, canapés, frozen fruit, etc.), some days nothing. The housekeeping staff is delightful and friendly, always willing to help. Tennis courts in good shape, though 1 of 2 courts was out of service the entire week (not evident why). Even around the pools... somedays there was water, some days not. Chaise cushions often dirty or ripped, and flattened after years of use. All of this would be fine, I guess, if we were paying 3-star prices...but we weren't! Most disappointing was dinner at the Laguna Restaurant - mediocre and overpriced. Fortunately, there are many other great dining options nearby. Also, there's no place to get a little midday snack... a little cafe or something similar would be a welcome addition. When Marriott fully takes over Colony Club - -please move the Spa away from the parking lot! The women who staff the spa are lovely, caring, professional -- but there's only so much they can do during a treatment to counteract the noise from the nearby road. A nice spot near the beach...with the sound of gentle waves would enhance Colony Club's spa experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel, great beach, friendly staff!

Jan 5, 2020 Ashley N

We stayed in the Luxury Poolside room which was spacious, clean and elegantly designed. The pools are lovely and the beach is fantastic. The guys at the watersports centre are awesome, we did loads of activities and really enjoyed ourselves. We had a tennis lesson with Ian who is one of the friendliest gentlemen i have ever met. We picked up some… Read more
We stayed in the Luxury Poolside room which was spacious, clean and elegantly designed. The pools are lovely and the beach is fantastic. The guys at the watersports centre are awesome, we did loads of activities and really enjoyed ourselves. We had a tennis lesson with Ian who is one of the friendliest gentlemen i have ever met. We picked up some great tips from him! The hotel is well located near Lime Grove and a host of amenities. The food in the hotel is good, but for more variety there are lots of restaurants near by. If you are a couple then try and avoid school holidays. We would highly recommend this hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lobster and Jazz

Jan 2, 2020 AFJ2013 London, United Kingdom

We came up from Waves hotel for the Lobster and Jazz evening and had the feeling we were lucky to get a slot when informed the only table available was at 19:00. Cocktails were very disappointing compared to Waves (high bar). A bit surprised to find the restaurant postively morgue like all evening. The Jazz was a bit half hearted with one chap… Read more
We came up from Waves hotel for the Lobster and Jazz evening and had the feeling we were lucky to get a slot when informed the only table available was at 19:00. Cocktails were very disappointing compared to Waves (high bar). A bit surprised to find the restaurant postively morgue like all evening. The Jazz was a bit half hearted with one chap and his machine. We liked the look of the Colony club and enjoyed ourselves. On a busier evening with more atmosphere this could be a great night as the food was absolutely superb. Read less