The Club Barbados Resort & Spa

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

This adults-only, All Inclusive resort is perfect for a relaxing holiday in the Barbados sun. Situated on the west coast , The Club overlooks the Caribbean sea and is a peaceful and friendly place to while away sunny afternoons with a good book and a refreshing drink. Tucked away and intimate, there’s a split-level swimming pool and a full-service spa offering couples massage, aromatherapy salt scrubs and body wrap. Or build up an appetite for dinner by diving into the abundance of water sports, play tennis or enjoy a guided morning walk. The two restaurants will tempt you to dine in house or lively Bridgetown is just a short drive away and well worth exploring. You can partake in weekly rum tastings, as well as being a great place to watch the sunset and round off another day in paradise.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box

Where is it

Located on the west coast. A short walk to Holetown, 15 minutes to Bridgetown. Transfer time from airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

157 rooms on 4 floors in 7 buildings with no lifts. All rooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite LCD TV with 47 channels, WiFi access*, telephone, tea/coffee maker, safe, iron and board and hairdryer. Garden View Rooms located on floors ground to fourth, with either a panoramic window (4th floor only), balcony or patio, 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily, all drinks by the glass, bottled water is not included. All activities and entertainment unless otherwise stated.

Superior Garden View Rooms overlook the tropical gardens or pool from a private patio or balcony, with locations on various floors. Rooms have 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Oceanloft Rooms are located on the fourth floor with views of the Caribbean Sea through panoramic windows. Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Oceanfront Rooms with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea from a French balcony on one of three floors of the beachfront room blocks, ground floor rooms have doors opening onto a patio, with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Garden Suite with a living room and separate bedroom overlooking the pool or tropical gardens with the upper floor rooms featuring a private balcony and ground floor rooms featuring a large patio, 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Oceanfront Suite within steps of the waterfront, with a spacious bedroom and separate living area and sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea. Upper floor rooms feature either an open air living area or balcony and ground floor rooms featuring a large patio leading onto the sand, 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

  • Book by 31 May 2024 to receive up to 18% off stays between 03 Jan '25 – 02 Jan '26. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types. 
  • Book by 31 May 2024 to receive up to 15% off stays between 01 May – 23 Dec '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types.  

The Sunset Restaurant (serving local and International favourites, buffet-style breakfast and lunch, and an à la carte dinner menu - dinner reservations required) and Enid's charming air-conditioned dining restaurant (Caribbean and Bajan cuisine, dinner only - reservations required). 3 bars, Sunset Bar & Lounge, Beach Bar and the Piano Bar - an enclosed air-conditioned lounge located near the main lobby area. Open until late. Enid’s weekly cooking demonstrations. Traditional Afternoon Tea served in the Sunset Lounge. Coffee shop in the Sunset Lounge serving cappuccino coffees, cakes and pastries daily. All activities are subject to change. All restaurants open on rotation due to occupancy/season.

Regular evening entertainment. Weekly beach BBQ, and managers cocktail party.

3 interconnecting swimming pools. Full-service spa* with sauna, steam room and Vichy shower*. Fitness centre. Aqua aerobics. Floodlit tennis court. Complimentary non-motorised water sports: snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding. Further water sports available at an additional charge. Activities programme. Nature walks. (subject to Covid protocols).

Complimentary WiFi in the lobby and bar areas. Beach towels provided. Boutique.

This hotel has a resort fee of USD $24 including tax per room, per night, (payable locally, subject to change).

A Tourism Fee will also be charged per bedroom, per night and will be collected at check out. The rate is subject to change by the Government, and varies by hotel room. Fees currently range from 8.75 Barbadian dollar (approximately £3.90) to 35 Barbadian dollar (approximately £16.00) per bedroom, per night.

**Please note - The above Tourism Fee is included as part of the resort fee, payable locally.

5 nights except from 21 Dec-2 Jan, when there will be a minimum 7-night stay.

7 nights minimum night stay between 1 Feb-28 Feb.

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: during the day, resort casual wear is perfect for dining by the sea. Shoes must be worn, bathing suits must be covered and men are required to wear shirts with short sleeves in all restaurants. In the evenings, casually elegant attire is requested including slacks or stylish jeans or tailored shorts; dresses, skirts. Please, no cut-off t-shirts, shorts or flip-flops for evening dining.

Please note: children under 16 years are not permitted at this hotel.

Please note: restaurants may operate on rotation.

Please note: guests are required to present a valid form of ID (passport, driving license, ID card) along with a valid credit card at check-in. A USD$350 pre-authorisation will be processed on the credit card at check-in to cover for any incidental purchases or similar expenses. Incidental purchases may include tours, excursions, gift shop purchases or dining in the speciality restaurant. We understand that not all guests incur additional charges during their stay, but this process assists the resort with fraud prevention. Upon check-out, the pre-authorisation is released, assuming there are no charges made.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating It feels like a lovely dream, so glad it actually happened

May 24, 2024 Sophie040 Wellington, United Kingdom

Back a week now from my Paradise holiday at The Spa. I was only there 7 nights but what an amazing place to visit. I went on my own, a woman in her 70's and I felt so welcomed. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt welcomed everywhere I spent my time. Beautiful, comfortable Garden Room with everything I could want. Meals at the Sunset Restaurant… Read more
Back a week now from my Paradise holiday at The Spa. I was only there 7 nights but what an amazing place to visit. I went on my own, a woman in her 70's and I felt so welcomed. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt welcomed everywhere I spent my time. Beautiful, comfortable Garden Room with everything I could want. Meals at the Sunset Restaurant were all good and varied and watching the sunset in the evenings was incredible. I was so impressed by the speed that my water glass was constantly filled up at every meal. It was essential to have and so much fun dealing with the wonderful servers there, 100% on the ball. I felt so safe and looked after never lonely always surrounded with happiness. Read less
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May 22, 2024 Trevor G

We could not rate this highly enough. We had a great time, wonderful, helpful and pleasant staff, food varied and always pleasing and a marvellous environment. Caroline, the general manager was always on hand, often present at meal times and in between, to answer any questions or solve any issues ( of which there were very few). We had a very good… Read more
We could not rate this highly enough. We had a great time, wonderful, helpful and pleasant staff, food varied and always pleasing and a marvellous environment. Caroline, the general manager was always on hand, often present at meal times and in between, to answer any questions or solve any issues ( of which there were very few). We had a very good suite on the third floor with views over the sea and partly over the swimming area. All inclusive drinks and cocktails highly recommended. We have already been arranging our trip for next year. Read less
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May 16, 2024 phill1964 uk

well where do i start i have just got back home after 3 weeks at this hotel, this is a 4* hotel but in my opinion it should be 5/6* i have traveled to lots of 5* hotels all over the world and they are know where as good as this hotel from start to finish the staff cannot do enough for you they are wonderful the room was fantastic larger shower… Read more
well where do i start i have just got back home after 3 weeks at this hotel, this is a 4* hotel but in my opinion it should be 5/6* i have traveled to lots of 5* hotels all over the world and they are know where as good as this hotel from start to finish the staff cannot do enough for you they are wonderful the room was fantastic larger shower with all the shower gel and soap that you need replaced daily tea and filtered coffee replaced daily 2 ceiling fans and air con massive big bed , fridge ,smart tv, 2 relaxing chairs patio with 2 sun loungers and table room cleaned daily there are 3 pools and a jacuzzi more than enough sun loungers to go around for everyone on the garden ,pools and the beach the food is the best ive ever had sooo much choice you can have anything you can imagine for breakfast and lunch as for evening meal its fine dining michelin style 5 days a week with bbq on the beach on monday s and buffet 1 day a week overall i can honestly say this is one of the best hotels ive ever stayed at and ill definitely be back here i think the management should give all the staff a massive bonus keep up the good work and ill see you soon i hope Read less
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May 14, 2024 sedgie001 Wigan, United Kingdom

Well, what can I say, what an amazing experience we had at the Club. Caroline and her team do an amazing job of keeping us happy. Nothing was too much trouble, and they were there to help. I'm shocking with names, but massive thanks to Caroline, Kareene, Sophia, Vinny, Guye, and the two ladies on the Omelette and Grill station, sorry, was there 2… Read more
Well, what can I say, what an amazing experience we had at the Club. Caroline and her team do an amazing job of keeping us happy. Nothing was too much trouble, and they were there to help. I'm shocking with names, but massive thanks to Caroline, Kareene, Sophia, Vinny, Guye, and the two ladies on the Omelette and Grill station, sorry, was there 2 weeks and never asked their names. We were there for 2 weeks, and cant wait to go back. Its a lovely, chilled relaxing holiday, with birds, crabs and the occasional green monkey walking through the premesis. Saw lizards, butterflys and humming birds The hotel has a relaxed vibe, and was just what we needed. It is located right on the sea front, and within 10 mins walk of Holetown, so fantastic location. We did most of our travelling via the Reggae busses, and the government blue buses, which are air conditioned. Stay away from the white ZR buses. We visited pebble beach for the horses, Harrisons cave, Cove Bay, Little Bay, Bathsheba, Bridgetown and Oistins twice. Hired a car from Reception, which was easy and cheap. Reception organised us a catamaran tour, which was brilliant. I've read some dodgy reviews on here, and I can honestly say, we never had a bad experience, just full of smiles and laughter from the staff. The food was amazing, and they catered for everyone's taste, I joked with them that Ive put on over a stone, so it cant be that bad. Had a real selection of stuff too, had Marlin, King fish, Tuna, Sword Fish, Burgers, Rib, Oxtail, Smoked Salmon, Soups, Salad (Not too much), Baked Chicken. Some days are buffet and some days ala carte. Sandy Lane beach is on the doorstep, and holetown beach is a few minutes walk, did lots of snorkelling. The drinks are premium, Ive had my share of Hennessy cognac, especially from Vinny, who could knock you out with his measures. The staff work so hard, especially the bar and restaurant staff. The Sunset restaurant is nicely laid out, and we were greeted and seated within minutes. We also enjoyed Enid's restaurant, which has aircon. It really is a peaceful paradise of a place The room was good, cleaned every day, swept and mopped. Room had aircon, a king size bed, and a great shower. On our leaving day, they organised a hospitality room to get a shower which was appreciated. There are board games, books, aqua aerobics, relaxed evening entertainment, and we did make it to the piano bar, which was a nice touch. I've seen some piccy reviews about décor, but that was irrelevant to us, the place is clean and tidy, smart Tv in the room etc. The place attracts all sorts of ages, mainly over 50s, but I did see some young couples too. Having 5 children and 3 grandchildren, it was a touch of heaven to be adults only, and not having any idiots dive bombing the pool. If you want nightlife, then Holetown's First street is 10 mins walk away, or you could get the bus to St Lawrence Gap, approx 30 mins. The Club is great value for money too. We got 5 star service in what I would say is a good 4 star accommodation. If you want more than this, it will cost you £5K+ extra to go to Sandals. The Club is in a better location too on the West Coast, and we saw some fantastic sunsets. Has some great cocktails too, Monkey Business, Citrus Cooler, Rum Cooler, Passionfruit Daiquiri etc. Ive calculated going self catering versus all inclusive. Its quite expensive to eat out, I'd say that the all inclusive option is the cheapest. We had a bit of a snack out at Calma Beach club, just because we were out snorkelling, its was above £50 for 4 beers, fries and a macaroni pie There are some high end restaurants nearby - The Tides, Paul Owens, The Cliff, Lonestar. You'll be paying £300 ish for a couple, we didn't bother as we were impressed by the food at the Club. We will definitely be coming back here, its just a case of when. Met some fantastic people, and enjoyed 2 weeks of paradise. Once again, Caroline, you should be extremely proud of your team, a job truly well done, Thankyou "Ya Mon" :-) Read less
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May 13, 2024 Michael P Ottawa, Canada

Expectations that is what The Club Barbados is all about. We have visited the Club many times since our first visit to Barbados in 1992. We always stay at this location on the west coast near Holetown. It has been three different resort names since then. First The Pineapple Beach Club, then The Almond Beach Club and now The Club Barbados. Each… Read more
Expectations that is what The Club Barbados is all about. We have visited the Club many times since our first visit to Barbados in 1992. We always stay at this location on the west coast near Holetown. It has been three different resort names since then. First The Pineapple Beach Club, then The Almond Beach Club and now The Club Barbados. Each iteration had its highs and lows but what brings us back year after year is the staff and location. It is a great place to explore Barbados, by foot, by reggae bus, organized tour or taxi and that is what you should do, get out and see the beauty that is Barbados. The Club is by no means 5 star but it works for us in its ‘ Shabby Chic’ way. 95% of the staff are amazing, they make us feel like we are at our home away from home, the other 5% may just need a smile from from us to get them in the mood to be happy. We normally book a garden view room and it works for us. If we want to see the sea we got to the front and get a lounger or walk north or south ( when the tide allows ) to enjoy some of the best beaches. The Sunset Restaurant and Enid’s Restaurant are both good but sometimes they have their off days. You may also order from the menu at the beach bar from noon until five pm but the last order should be in by 4:45 or you might be out of luck🤔. The stars of the Club and this is not the complete list but we love the way we are welcomed and this is in no particular order. Pearson, Dakari, Sophie, Vinnie, Guye, Caroline, Michael, Kareen, Dannie, Owen, Kennisha and that is all of the names my old brain remembers. There are other All Inclusive resorts in Barbados but this one is our fit. I guess after visiting Barbados 36 times over 32 years to visit our Barbados Family in our home away home and meet new friends along the way that says it all 🇨🇦✈️🇧🇧 Read less