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: 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 Need to keep up on the expectations

Sep 19, 2021 soonalexlee London, United Kingdom

Stayed at the Colony for 4 days in Aug, the experience has been a mixed one. The front desk customer service experience is to be desired. Certainly does not meet the luxurious experience that you expected from any Marriott luxurious brands. Maybe this is Marriott's problem as they have not been trained or shown on the expectations. I should give… Read more
Stayed at the Colony for 4 days in Aug, the experience has been a mixed one. The front desk customer service experience is to be desired. Certainly does not meet the luxurious experience that you expected from any Marriott luxurious brands. Maybe this is Marriott's problem as they have not been trained or shown on the expectations. I should give a 1 star rating if it is not for Rum Vault experience. Kory was an incredible story teller and knowledgeable on the rum. The food served was above the expectations even though the same chef/kitchen as Laguna! The cocktails were incredible.  Truly an amazing experience and maybe Kory can educate the front desk on customer service. I would come back for Rum vault experience again but not to stay in the Colony Club for a while. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very very bad

Sep 13, 2021 mungvail Lyss, Switzerland

We came here to stay for two days in purpose of the Government’s restrictions to wait in a quarantine approved hotel till you get the test results . The rooms are ok but overpriced. They are in need of redecoration especially bathrooms. The breakfast was quite poor . But the worst was the front desk ( except Rick ) So unfriendly and unhelpful ,… Read more
We came here to stay for two days in purpose of the Government’s restrictions to wait in a quarantine approved hotel till you get the test results . The rooms are ok but overpriced. They are in need of redecoration especially bathrooms. The breakfast was quite poor . But the worst was the front desk ( except Rick ) So unfriendly and unhelpful , I never experienced this in my travel . We always felt like we were disturbing them when we had a question . I just will never go there again , even it is for free . Read less
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Aug 30, 2021 D J Alexandria, Virginia

This is our second time staying at the Colony Club this time we came with our kids. I will say that we anticipated the hotel to have been updated since they were purchased by Marriott and it is needed. A lot of trees which sort of blocks out the sun and makes the view a little hard. If I were them I would cut back on so many trees. Hotel was… Read more
This is our second time staying at the Colony Club this time we came with our kids. I will say that we anticipated the hotel to have been updated since they were purchased by Marriott and it is needed. A lot of trees which sort of blocks out the sun and makes the view a little hard. If I were them I would cut back on so many trees. Hotel was pretty crowded but large enough to not feel like it. Getting a spot on the beach was tough, but if we went out there around 7am we were fine. Due to covid breakfast was a little crazy at time. You were not allowed to get your own food and the staff had to get it which made things take long and made you feel like you were bothering the staff just to get your food. Restaurant menu seemed limited and was the same for lunch and dinner. Staff was generally pleasant, they were very strict with Covid regulations which we did not have an issue with at all. Front desk staff was great with answering questions, getting us a cab, and covid testing. The tone of the bartenders could have been a little better it sort of felt like we were bothering people asking for things, but the waiters and waitresses were very nice. They could make everyone aware that the swim up bar is not open, the bartender's seem like they were upset when you approached them. All in all Colony club was ok place to stay. I think they could use some updating. I do not think I would stay here with my kids as there seem to be better places to stay if you have smaller children, but for a couple this place was good. Read less
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Aug 29, 2021 woodysm Hazel Grove, United Kingdom

This was the first stay at the Colony Club and we have been informed that the hotel/resort was fantastic. A class above other resorts in Barbados. The hotel looked like it required a good 'make over' and during the stay maintenance was being carried out (repainting swimming pool areas!) The hotel was busy and breakfast felt a bit of a school… Read more
This was the first stay at the Colony Club and we have been informed that the hotel/resort was fantastic. A class above other resorts in Barbados. The hotel looked like it required a good 'make over' and during the stay maintenance was being carried out (repainting swimming pool areas!) The hotel was busy and breakfast felt a bit of a school dinner hall situation. Due to COVID there had been additional measures put in place, swim up bar not allowed to be used (but on sign to say so, just a "cannot sit there shout" from bar staff). Most if not all beach beds had been 'taken' by 07:00hrs each day, reserved with a book or personal belongings! So an early start to 'get a bed or 3'! Couple of excellent staff to point out: Sandy on the beach bar service Maradona on the beach bar service Matthew also on the beach bar service Emma room cleaning. These persons where, kind, helpful, and maybe you very welcome in the resort. Other staff where rude and made you feel unwanted! Not sure If we would return to this hotel again or even the Elegant Hotel group (had stayed in Turtle Beach before). The online photos are taken some years ago, and require updating. Room types are not as stated and this was an issues when we arrived, we did get the room we booked but not straight away. We booked a half board Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely stay at a lovely hotel

Aug 24, 2021 SarahW173 Knutsford, United Kingdom

Came here for a stay of 2 weeks. Only glitch was we arrived early from the airport at 3 00pm but waited an hour for our room. However after checking in the room the hotel coudnt do enough for us. The hotel is traditional colonel style. Beautiful gardens laid around lagoon style swimming pools. Lovely sandy bay with all motorised water sport… Read more
Came here for a stay of 2 weeks. Only glitch was we arrived early from the airport at 3 00pm but waited an hour for our room. However after checking in the room the hotel coudnt do enough for us. The hotel is traditional colonel style. Beautiful gardens laid around lagoon style swimming pools. Lovely sandy bay with all motorised water sport included. Breakfast buffet style with plenty of choice and kept very clean. The only gripe is one restaurant it would be handy having a snack bar or another style eating place on the property and for that reason we eat out most nights as the choice in the hotel was limited. They did theme nights and activities in the day. A water taxi was laid on to visit the other hotels 4 times a day reception were very professional and polite. I would recommend staying here close to holetown and about 25 mins from Bridgetown Read less