Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

Taking All Inclusive to another level, the Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels doesn’t just include essentials like dining and WiFi, it lays on luxuries like water sports, spa treatments and yoga. From cocktail mixology to rum tasting, you’ll never be short of entertainment. You can even ‘add on’ bucket list experiences like swimming with sea turtles. Its restaurants take you from the Mediterranean to Asia but, as a new member of Elegant Hotels, you can now dine at their select west coast sister hotels too, travelling there by complimentary water taxi. It’s not all about getting off the sunbed though — nobody will mind if you laze away days at the spa, by the two pools, or on its Platinum West Coast beach, and the complimentary Beach and Pool Ambassador Service guarantee true unadulterated relaxation.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

Located directly on the west coast beach of Barbados, 25 minutes north of Bridgetown. The hotel has two sections: The Ocean House on the beach side and the Spa Area on the island side across the road from the main hotel, this is an adult-only area. Transfer time from airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

70 eco-chic inspired rooms and suites, each with a simplistic design featuring earthy and white tones along with natural materials and artwork. All with air-conditioning, 47" flat-screen TV, mini-fridge with bottled water, tea/coffee-making facilities, iron and board, hairdryer, safe, bathroom with walk-in shower, yoga mats, bathrobes, Bluetooth speakers and a multi-device charger. All rooms feature a king-size bed. Standard Guest Rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the Oceanside building, showcasing inland views without balconies, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Guests enjoy one complimentary spa treatment per adult per stay with a minimum 7-night stay in this category (minimum 24-hour advance reservation required).

Please note: the hotel has two sections — the Ocean House on the beach side and the Spa Area (adults-only) on the island side which is across the road from the main Oceanside building.

All Inclusive of: all meals and snacks as well as non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages including a variety of house wines, cocktails, sparkling wines, beers and more. Motorised and non-motorised water sports, fitness centre and classes including Yoga and Pilates, and recreational activities. Spa treatments — up to four spa treatments per guest per stay (depending on room category booked). Complimentary WiFi access. Water Taxi to select west coast sister properties (subject to availability and weather conditions). Dine Around Programme with other select Elegant Hotels properties*. Beach and pool Ambassador service.

Standard split-level rooms (also known as Duplex Suites), ideal for guests seeking a separate living and sleeping space for enhanced privacy. The guest bedroom, with a king-size bed and bathroom, is on the entry level and a spacious lounge with pull-out sofa. A fridge and wet bar is located on the upper level. The lounge leads to a top floor balcony overlooking the inland side of the hotel, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Guests enjoy one complimentary spa treatment per adult per stay with a minimum 7-night stay in this category (minimum 24-hour advance reservation required).

Pool View Spa Rooms are located in the adult-only spa building of the property (guests 17 years and over only), across the road from the Oceanside building, these large rooms feature a balcony or terrace overlooking the pool, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Guests enjoy two complimentary spa treatments per adult per stay with a minimum 7-night stay in this category (minimum 24-hour advance reservation required).

One-Bedroom Pool View Spa Suites are located in the adult-only spa building of the property (guests 17 years and over only), across the road from the Oceanside building, these spacious suites offer a separate bedroom and living space area with a balcony overlooking the pool, sleeping maximum 4 adults. Guests enjoy two complimentary spa treatments per adult per stay with a minimum 7-night stay in this category (minimum 24-hour advance reservation required).

Ocean Front Rooms offer spacious accommodation and are located on every floor in the Oceanside building, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. Guests enjoy three complimentary spa treatments per adult per stay with a minimum 7-night stay in this category (minimum 24-hour advance reservation required).

Ocean Front Junior Suites offer balconies featuring spectacular vistas of the Caribbean Sea and come complete with a stocked mini-bar, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Guests enjoy four complimentary spa treatments per adult per stay with a minimum 7-night stay in this category (minimum 24-hour advance reservation required).

Ocean Front Split Level Rooms are ideal for guests seeking a separate living and sleeping space for enhanced privacy. The guest bedroom, with a king-size bed and bathroom, is on the entry level and a spacious lounge with pull-out sofa, fridge and wet bar is located on the upper level. The lounge leads to a top floor balcony offering breathtaking, panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. These suites come complete with a stocked mini-bar, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Guests enjoy four complimentary spa treatments per adult per stay with a minimum 7-night stay in this category (minimum 24-hour advance reservation required).

  • Spa offer: receive up to four complimentary spa treatments per adult per stay when staying 7 nights or more (amount of treatments varies based on room type booked). 

  • Honeymoon offer: honeymooners receive sparkling wine upon arrival and flower petals in room on day of arrival. Minimum stay applies. 

  • Kids stay and eat free: up to two children (2-5 years) stays and eats free when sharing a room with one or two adults for travel completed between 5 Jan '19–4 Jan '20. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 31 Aug '19 and save up to 35% off the accommodation cost for travel between 1 Jun '19-4 Jan '20 (minimum stays apply).

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 1 Dec '19 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 5 Jan '20–2 Jan '21.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Kids stay and eat free: up to two children (2-5 years) stays and eats free when sharing a room with one or two adults for travel completed between 5 Jan '20–2 Jan '21. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

2 restaurants: Seascape (Mediterranean inspired cuisine) open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a lunch buffet and Mediterranean-infused à la carte dinner menus as well a variety of international theme nights. Shiso (Asian Fusion dining) offering freshly made to order noodle and rice bowls with customised flavors and spices. Kýma (al fresco Coffee Bar & Deli), serving specialty hot or cold coffees, lattes and teas as well as Grab and Go food including fresh salads and sandwiches. 2 bars serving a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages by the glass including a variety of cocktails, sparkling wine, beers and more. Take advantage of the Taste of Elegance Dine Around programme which offers exchange dining with select sister hotels' restaurants* (meal and drinks supplements may apply). Room service* (7:30am–9:30pm).

Regular entertainment, shows and DJ nights throughout the week. Special culinary events such as wine pairing or rum tasting. Educational events or demos from cooking to mixology workshops.

2 swimming pools, including the adult-only pool with Jacuzzi. Fitness centre with state of the art equipment and regular complimentary indoor and outdoor fitness classes such as yoga and pilates. Family meditation and yoga classes are also available. Motorised and non-motorised water sports including an Aqua School featuring instructional lessons, water-skiing, Stand Up Paddle boats, Hobie cats, kayaks and boogie boards. Spa* offering a variety of treatments* as well as a sauna, steam room and manicure/pedicure stations (adult-only area). Use of tennis courts at sister property. Nearby golf course*.

Complimentary WiFi throughout the property. Complimentary daytime water taxi to select west coast sister properties (subject to availability and weather conditions). Babysitting services*. Beach Ambassador service.

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

5 nights between 1—28 Feb.

7 nights between 22 Dec—2 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: child ages at this property are up to 16 years.

Please note: all rooms are non-smoking.

Please note: the hotel has two sections — the Ocean House on the beach side and the Spa Area (adults-only) on the island side which is across the road from the main Oceanside building. 

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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Aug 18, 2019 david d Longfield, United Kingdom

We have just returned from a 10 night stay at the waves hotel. I have to say this is far the best hotel we have stayed at. The moment you arrive you feel like your in paradise the staff here work so hard and are the friendliest I’ve ever met especially Sabrina she took a special like to our son Finley who just adored her she made our holiday. The… Read more
We have just returned from a 10 night stay at the waves hotel. I have to say this is far the best hotel we have stayed at. The moment you arrive you feel like your in paradise the staff here work so hard and are the friendliest I’ve ever met especially Sabrina she took a special like to our son Finley who just adored her she made our holiday. The food here is truly exceptional top class. The beach and water sports are just brilliant so much to do our boys particularly liked the donut rings. I took the catamaran out with my eldest son which was fantastic. The rooms are cleaned everyday and spotless. The list is just endless I could go on. We will definitely be returning here at the waves. As we have so much more to visit and do in BARBADOS!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceeded all expectations!!

Aug 17, 2019 triecah

A lot of thought had gone into choosing our holiday destination which for several reasons had to be perfect. All I can say is from our arrival to our departure Waves Hotel and Spa met and exceeded our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble from knowing I wanted an almond latte each morning, having a bowl of breadfruit chips waiting for me… Read more
A lot of thought had gone into choosing our holiday destination which for several reasons had to be perfect. All I can say is from our arrival to our departure Waves Hotel and Spa met and exceeded our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble from knowing I wanted an almond latte each morning, having a bowl of breadfruit chips waiting for me each afternoon, to finding me a soft pillow at 10.30 on a Friday night!! The food is freshly prepared, plentiful and different every day, as for the cakes...oh my!! Cocktails there is something for everyone, if not they’ll make your own bespoke cocktail. I am or should I say was a great believer that the world is too big to return to the same place twice but without a doubt my family and I will definitely be revisiting Waves Spa & Hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel but needs a few improvements

Aug 17, 2019 JeanP904

Pros Fantastic room with amazing view. (We moved from a room overlooking the road which I could not have spent my holiday looking onto) Hotel decor beautiful Calm beach with easy access to water sports Asian restaurant very good. Cons Food very average apart from the Asian No bar area on beach and slow service with warm drinks subpar to what… Read more
Pros Fantastic room with amazing view. (We moved from a room overlooking the road which I could not have spent my holiday looking onto) Hotel decor beautiful Calm beach with easy access to water sports Asian restaurant very good. Cons Food very average apart from the Asian No bar area on beach and slow service with warm drinks subpar to what is served in the inside bar. Also no toilet areas on beach so have to get covered up and showered to walk inside hotel Hotel does not make dine around easy. Cannot let you know if space in another hotel till after first boat has gone. Restaurant needs more ceiling fans, unbearably hot and we are regular visitors to Barbados so understand the heat. Ridiculous footwear rule in restaurants of covered toes. People turned away wearing smart leather flip flops yet sliders with socks on or trainers are acceptable!! When the Asian restaurant is closed there is a night where only buffet is served in the main restaurant. For the price I do not think no alternative to buffet is acceptable especially when it is a small, limited average buffet. In general we enjoyed our stay but would not return due to the food quality and options on an island that has such amazing restaurants. Read less
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Aug 16, 2019 wxtoro Tarrytown, New York

By far the nicest hotel I’ve ever stayed at. From the staff being incredibly friendly to the warm welcome we received everywhere we went. The hotel was beautiful well kept and clean. The food was very delicious with a wide variety each and every day of dinner. There are two main restaurants and they change the menu almost every day. The deli… Read more
By far the nicest hotel I’ve ever stayed at. From the staff being incredibly friendly to the warm welcome we received everywhere we went. The hotel was beautiful well kept and clean. The food was very delicious with a wide variety each and every day of dinner. There are two main restaurants and they change the menu almost every day. The deli what is our favorite place, we got small sandwiches a light lunch and always greeted by wonderful staff member named Christine. She made the best coffee in Barbados. Beach is small, but it did not take away from anything it was so quiet and relaxing and absolutely beautiful. It was our honeymoon and my wife’s birthday and they knew it was her birthday and setup a birthday table during breakfast and sung to her and it was a surprise to both of us. Excellent hotel!! Read less
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Aug 11, 2019 Juliegreco07

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful vacation at Waves Hotel in Barbados. Everything about this hotel is great... the rooms, beach, food, staff, etc. All the little touches such as the frozen fruit kabobs on the beach, the peppermint spray, and cool towels that the staff provide on the beach is lovely. Our complimentary spa… Read more
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful vacation at Waves Hotel in Barbados. Everything about this hotel is great... the rooms, beach, food, staff, etc. All the little touches such as the frozen fruit kabobs on the beach, the peppermint spray, and cool towels that the staff provide on the beach is lovely. Our complimentary spa treatments were heavenly! The Seascape, Kyma and Shiso restaurant were excellent!! The hotel left us a bottle of champagne and cake for our anniversary which we really appreciated. We will definitely be back to this amazing resort! Read less