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
  • Windsurfing
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

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.

You must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 upon check-in (applies to guests aged 16 and over only). You’ll be unable to check in if you cannot provide this information.

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). 2 bars, Sunset Bar & Lounge, Beach Bar. 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 motorised and non-motorised water sports: snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking, water-skiing, and paddle boarding. 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 $24 including tax per room, per night, (payable locally, subject to change). 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 '22.

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

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: You must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 upon check-in (applies to guests aged 16 and over only). You’ll be unable to check in if you cannot provide this information.

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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Jun 29, 2022 isabella1970 Armagh, United Kingdom

We were booked for a 14 night stay. Almost as soon as we arrived we were worried. There seemed to be very few guests around. We asked to move rooms and this request was accomodated with no issues. It was one of very few positives to say about the place. The new room was a 1 bedroom suite. The bedroom was gorgeous but the bathroom was simply awful.… Read more
We were booked for a 14 night stay. Almost as soon as we arrived we were worried. There seemed to be very few guests around. We asked to move rooms and this request was accomodated with no issues. It was one of very few positives to say about the place. The new room was a 1 bedroom suite. The bedroom was gorgeous but the bathroom was simply awful. There was a tiny sink like one would find in a public toilet or powder room at home. Each side of the sink they had 2 shelves made out of clear perspex and attached to the wall with plain pieces of wood. Not what one would expect from a 4* hotel. The bathroom was a wetroom and set up for wheelchair access. There was rust marks running down the wall from some of the fitings in the shower area. The majority of staff gave of an attutide that they couldn't care less. Simple requests took ages to arrive. I have severe coeliac disease but the staff in the restaurant did not seem to understand what gluten was. I had to insist on speaking to the cook but this was with limited success. Within 36 hours of arriving I began to be violently ill. I immeidately thought I had eaten gluten accidentlially. i had no choice but to stay in the room for most of the day and evening. It wasn't very long before myu husband also began to be very ill. It was then we realised it was food posioning. I contacted our travel agent and to our huge relief they liasied with the hotel and we were allowed to move to another hotel, albeit at extra cost. I had got quite friendly with one staff member and kept in contact with them after we left. They told me that another couple had also moved out due to food posioning around the same time as us. The staff member told us they had all been given 1 month's notice as the hotel was closing for a refurbishment at the end of June. I really hope that once they reopen they will employ staff who understand dietary needs and who have good customer service skills. The hotel is advertised as being a beach front location. It is a waterfront location but there is no beach. There is a concrete area with sand covering it which overlooks the sea. It's possible to walk to Sandy Lane beach but this means no access to loungers, food or drinks. As stated previously, they are having a refit but this will have no impact on the fact there is no beach. Read less
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Jun 26, 2022 Chelsea09 UK

Yet another fabulous stay at this gem of a hotel. Many new staff along with familiar faces who gave us great time. Although I could try and mention them all I will add some names to look out for - Matthew who looks after food & beverage along with his great chefs, in restaurant Kim, Carmilla, Mia, Sherry, Diana, Jalisa are just some. At the coffee… Read more
Yet another fabulous stay at this gem of a hotel. Many new staff along with familiar faces who gave us great time. Although I could try and mention them all I will add some names to look out for - Matthew who looks after food & beverage along with his great chefs, in restaurant Kim, Carmilla, Mia, Sherry, Diana, Jalisa are just some. At the coffee shop Latoya and Vinnie, Sophie and Kevin at the bar. Andre at the reception was also very helpful with information. The beach front rooms are amazing and you can watch stunning sunsets. Protocol is followed careful and they try hard not to let it spoil the atmosphere. Well done to all Read less
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Jun 22, 2022 meloopy

I would like to say a huge thank you to The Club Barbados Resort & Spa. Starting with the check in, it was a beautiful design. The lady checking me I was very polite and I appreciate the bell hop taking my bags as I did pack heavy. The best part of the stay was the food, well seasoned and to know that dessert is out for majority of the day. Thank… Read more
I would like to say a huge thank you to The Club Barbados Resort & Spa. Starting with the check in, it was a beautiful design. The lady checking me I was very polite and I appreciate the bell hop taking my bags as I did pack heavy. The best part of the stay was the food, well seasoned and to know that dessert is out for majority of the day. Thank goodness I wasn’t on a diet. Enid’s was by far my favourite food spot. I enjoyed the entertainment at the Sunset Restaurant and the ambience at Piano Bar. My time there was what I needed, a great getaway. Read less
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Jun 20, 2022 mjpsap Ottawa, Canada

We returned to The Club Barbados at the end of May for the first time since December 2019. It is the slow season for The Club and we had expected some of the things we experienced, as we had visited in May 2016, 2017 and 2019. Most of the staff that we had come to know over the years have moved on but a number are still there: Akeem, Carmela,… Read more
We returned to The Club Barbados at the end of May for the first time since December 2019. It is the slow season for The Club and we had expected some of the things we experienced, as we had visited in May 2016, 2017 and 2019. Most of the staff that we had come to know over the years have moved on but a number are still there: Akeem, Carmela, Diana, Engrid, Kim, Matthew, Natasha, Pearson, Sherry, Sophia, and Vinnie, in particular. All still stars. Got to know some of the new staff, many of whom are still finding their way, but Latoya, Jalisa, Natalie, Decari, Shaq, Anita, Andre, Guy and Kareem are standouts and will help make your stay enjoyable. Water sports staff helpful, all activities readily available, unlike previous visits, which was often difficult, during low or high peak season. On the downside, it was so slow, and such low occupancy, that some of the services and offerings were unavailable: -only one bar open at one time, day and night -Enid’s (second restaurant) only open two nights a week -no BBQ (or events, activities around it), no Manager’s cocktail party, and dinner schedule not set, so you did not know if it would be a la carte or buffet ahead of time -likely because of the low occupancy, but often things ran out and were not replaced (specifically on the buffet, but also on a la carte menu and all day menu). Again, difficult to manage during low and high peak season, but… -entertainment ended at 10pm (which may appeal to those with early dining times), but if dining at 8:30 or 9pm, you would like to enjoy the evening entertainment after dinner. The main bar open until midnight, with no piano bar (perhaps understandable with covid restrictions), but there was little seating around the pool area (tables, but few chairs) to enjoy a conversation in open air or enjoy a beverage under the stars -activities almost non-existent (although likely due to Adam being away for the first week of our stay) We also had issues with housekeeping. Although we were aware of the 2 day schedule, on multiple occasions, on day 2, by 4pm our room had not been serviced. Had to chase down someone to get it sorted. Caroline and Kathy (management) helped out when and where they could, but it was clear they had their hands full. While we agreed to, and accepted, the $24US per day hotel charge, over and above our package booking, which was to cover the government room levy, wifi and enhanced cleaning protocols, we expected our stay to be as close as possible to previous experiences, even with Covid protocols in place. We must say wifi was improved most places throughout the resort, with the exception of in room connection. 2 day housekeeping schedule appears to be more of a cost cutting measure, than COVID related. In the end, we did have an enjoyable stay at The Club, but being return visitors, we must say it was not up to par, after paying top dollar. All that said, we love The Club, and have been visiting for 30 years (in all its various forms and owners) and hope for its success, and post this review as constructive feedback, and to share our experience with those new to and familiar with The Club. We will be watching closely over the next few months, as we understand The Club is closing for a few months for refurbishments. Fingers crossed all goes well and we hope to return in December 2022, to visit our ‘home away from home’, meet with our ‘Barbados family’, and meet new friends along the way. Read less
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Jun 17, 2022 397guyf

My wife and i spent a week at the club at the end of May 2022. The overall experience was perfect, nothing to complain about at all. We stayed all inclusive, and the food and drinks were of a high quality. Best of all were the staff, we can name specifically Latoya, Mia and Sophia, however all the staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely… Read more
My wife and i spent a week at the club at the end of May 2022. The overall experience was perfect, nothing to complain about at all. We stayed all inclusive, and the food and drinks were of a high quality. Best of all were the staff, we can name specifically Latoya, Mia and Sophia, however all the staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay there again, Read less