The Club Barbados Resort & Spa

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

This adults-only, All Inclusive resort is perfect for a relaxing holiday in the Barbados sun. Situated on the west coast and having recently been refurbished, 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 on the newly resurfaced courts 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. The Rum Shop Bar is a true Bajan experience, where you can partake in weekly rum tastings, as well as being a great place to round off another day in paradise. Join the Sunset Restaurant for their weekly Caribbean barbecue including traditional Bajan music and entertainment, a favourite with guests.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

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 oversized windows 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 either an open air living area or 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.

1-Bedroom Garden SPA Suite are as the Garden View Suite but added benefits of a daily 45-minute spa treatment from a selected menu (per person per day), sleeping maximum 2 adults. Please note: no treatments on day of arrival or departure.

The recently refurbished 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). 4 bars, Sunset Bar & Lounge (has also been recently refurbished), Beach Bar (newly renovated), Piano Bar and The Rum Shop Bar. Room service* available for lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages at an additional charge between the hours of 12:00noon-9:30pm. Enid’s weekly cooking demonstrations. Traditional Afternoon Tea served in the Sunset Lounge. Brand new coffee shop in the Sunset Lounge serving cappuccino coffees, cakes and pastries daily. All activities are subject to change. All restaurants open on rotation.

Regular evening entertainment. Manager's weekly cocktail party every Monday from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

3 interconnecting swimming pools. Full-service spa* with sauna, steam room and Vichy shower*. Fitness centre. Aqua aerobics. Floodlit tennis court. Complimentary motorised and non-motorised water sports: snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking, water-skiing, and paddle boarding. Activities programme. Nature walks.

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

Please note: a room levy of $9.63 per bedroom, per night applies (payable locally, subject to change).

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 '21.

Minimum stay for 1-Bedroom Garden SPA Suites is 7 nights.

* 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; dresses, skirts, or long pants for women. 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 Excellent location, wonderful facilities, but surly staff!

Apr 20, 2020 23ChristianW Redhill, United Kingdom

My wife and I stayed at Club Barbados for 1 week in mid-February 2020, just before the Corvid-19 outbreak took hold. It was a two-week vacation booked with Tui, which was ‘all-inclusive’, and included a week’s cruising. The resort had recently undergone a refurbishment and makeover and was in excellent condition. The location was fabulous, as… Read more
My wife and I stayed at Club Barbados for 1 week in mid-February 2020, just before the Corvid-19 outbreak took hold. It was a two-week vacation booked with Tui, which was ‘all-inclusive’, and included a week’s cruising. The resort had recently undergone a refurbishment and makeover and was in excellent condition. The location was fabulous, as were the spacious bedrooms, which included a balcony with table and chairs, clean and spacious bathroom, excellent restaurant and bar, wonderful choice of food for all meals, superb sunbeds and excellent water sport activities. Here are some worthwhile tips: The Hotel wi-fi covers the reception area, bar and restaurant, the sunbed area and the beach bar, but not all the bedrooms. Try and ask for a room opposite the Tranquility Spa Centre, as you pick-up their wi-fi signal, so won’t have to pay extra for the weekly charge (Room 237 for example). On your first day, book your restaurant times as soon as possible, because if you don’t, you’ll be left with the late slots (9:00 pm). If eating late is your thing, then you won’t have a problem. There is always a queue for the restaurant (unnecessary), no matter what time you’ve booked, so be patient and don’t forget, you are in Barbados, and life moves at a slower pace. A day by the pool is fun, but the pool water was colder than the sea, and the whirlpool was cold as well. Unplug the fridge as you go to bed because the noise will keep you awake (if the fridge is on your side of the bed). Bring a set of earplugs with you, as the night-time crickets will drive you mad! And…the leaf-blower gardener starts at 6:00 am. The noise will wake you. We brought our light-weight towels with us so that when I went to fetch morning tea and coffee, I could place them on a couple of sunbeds to reserve them for later use. Even though all alcohol and soft drinks are ‘inclusive’, bottled water is ‘extra’, so fill up some large glasses with water and leave them in the fridge. There is no problem drinking the tap water and Barbados is very proud of their desalination plants. Or, buy bottled water from the shops across the road and reuse the plastic bottles. The restaurant house wine, both red and white, were mediocre at best and Pinot Grigio was an ‘extra’ charge, at about $15. Really! Go to the water sports hut early to book your ‘activities’ and collect more beach towels. The speed boat trips book up quickly and you can’t book for the ‘next day’! I should mention the sea is clean and warm, and wonderful for a swim anytime. The resort, as someone previously mentioned, mainly leans towards the older generation. Therefore, if you are a young couple, or looking for ‘nightlife’ and a party atmosphere, this is NOT the place for you. However, the surly and rude staff is where the Resort lets itself down. Some of the serving staff dressed in blue were fine, but many of the other staff were not. No smiles, no ‘hello’ and no common courtesy at all! The lady behind the bar when serving shouts ‘next’ every time. Acceptable perhaps in a busy London pub, but not in a Caribbean Resort hotel. Many of their clientele have travelled thousands of miles from the UK and had spent a lot of money to be in Barbados in February when it’s very wet and cold back home. We have escaped to the Caribbean to be spoilt and soak up the sun and not to be disappointed with unfriendly staff. There was never a manager or ‘host’ on-site (except for the Tui rep). No one to ask if you have enjoyed your day if everything was alright, or to hear your comments about your holiday. Would we go back there again? Definitely no. We visited five other Islands during our cruise where local people could not have been more welcoming and cheerful, and people go out of their way to look after you. The same can not be said about many of the staff at Club Barbados, and the resort needs to have their staff undergo a course in courtesy and hospitality. Shame really, as the Resort has so much to offer. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing holiday...Under extreme circumstances !,

Apr 7, 2020 andyjI7549UW

The Club Barbados was highly recommended to us, and having visited ourselves, can understand why they keep returning. We booked 16/29th March, as it was going be a significant birthday of mine whilst we were there. Initially we were disappointed with the room, it looked very “tired”, but after a couple of days, it wasn’t a problem, as it had… Read more
The Club Barbados was highly recommended to us, and having visited ourselves, can understand why they keep returning. We booked 16/29th March, as it was going be a significant birthday of mine whilst we were there. Initially we were disappointed with the room, it looked very “tired”, but after a couple of days, it wasn’t a problem, as it had everything else going for it. Unfortunately, due to Covid 19, we were unable to see any of the island, so really must go back to go to all these Wonderful places, we’ve only heard about, yet to experience, and will definitely be staying at The Club. We found it extremely relaxing, with stunning views of the Caribbean ,and beautiful white sands to stroll along. We always found the staff very amenable, Patricia kept us all entertained the last few days with her singing And cheerfulness which lightened the fact that we were having to go home early, I very much appreciated, them decorating our table with fresh flowers on my birthday, as we were unable to book a Restaurant for the evening, it was extremely kind of them. We met some lovely people while we were there, and it gave us something to talk about, other than Brexit!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Rude staff

Mar 29, 2020 bjr1204 Knutsford, United Kingdom

Don’t know where to start, in summary Extremely rude staff Dark basic rooms Poor food Tui not interested in assisting with complaints. Broken sun beds A disappointing trip apart from some nice people we met. Need I go on, avoid at all costs.......
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Older Crowd Resort

Mar 26, 2020 Mirtza C

Crowd seemed to be 60 & above. If you want to relax this is a resort for you, if you are looking for entertainment this is not the resort for you. The food is OK, can be better. No premium alcohol, the selection of alcohol is limited. Too many birds and flies all over some of the foods.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location shame about some of the service

Mar 22, 2020 Alanandtree Rochester, United Kingdom

We booked a last minute getaway to Barbados given the upcoming troubles with covid19. The resort although dated still has a relaxed Caribbean feel. The bar staff we felt were not very helpful. My wife asked for a glass of water at 11.20am and was told the bar is shut until 12pm. We accept the restrictions imposed by Covid 19 but a glass of… Read more
We booked a last minute getaway to Barbados given the upcoming troubles with covid19. The resort although dated still has a relaxed Caribbean feel. The bar staff we felt were not very helpful. My wife asked for a glass of water at 11.20am and was told the bar is shut until 12pm. We accept the restrictions imposed by Covid 19 but a glass of water!!!!! We reported our sliding door wouldn’t operate and was told maintenance would be informed. 6 days later the door still doesn’t slide. A great shame as there are so many good things to write about here, common sense and delivering on what is said would make such a difference Read less