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 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.

This hotel has a Tourism Levy fee of $9.63 per room, per day (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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Jun 15, 2019 SeeYaGirl1 Wichita Falls, Texas

We visited March 2019 for Spring Break. When we checked in the staff was friendly. Our reservation stated in black and white that our suite came with a fully stocked mini fridge. This was not the case so when we showed this to the front desk staff they referred us to their manager Ryan. Ryan said AA vacations made a mistake? Huh? After going back… Read more
We visited March 2019 for Spring Break. When we checked in the staff was friendly. Our reservation stated in black and white that our suite came with a fully stocked mini fridge. This was not the case so when we showed this to the front desk staff they referred us to their manager Ryan. Ryan said AA vacations made a mistake? Huh? After going back and forth with them initially saying we would have to pay an additional amount, the hotel (after several hours) decided to partially stock our fridge at no additional cost. Oh by the way we had an ALL INCLUSIVE package so it was dismaying that such a trivial thing(in our opinion) would send them into a tail spin. Again it was an ALL INCLUSIVE deal so just stock the fridge people! Our suite was a bilevel with a view of the pool. It was nice but smaller than expected. It was very clean and the air conditioning was on point! Most of the staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant in the main building offered a buffet for breakfast and lunch but “a La carte” dinners. The food was ok to good. My favorite was the Asian restaurant across the street. A reservation is required. The food was Great! The coffee shop was nice and offered ice cream and other desserts. The beach was small but we enjoyed it. There seemed to be enough space for all. We took the water taxi to a sister hotel’s beach. They were not very accommodating. They tried to ignore us and didn’t want to honor the agreement and provide drinks. Overall it was very nice. Read less
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Jun 15, 2019 martin_joonya Providence, Rhode Island

Waves was exactly what we were looking for on a holiday - relaxing, with great food, cocktails, and accommodations. Perfect get-away! Staff was lovely. Food and cocktails were fantastic- used fresh ingredients and had a great variety. Pool, beach and hotel were perfectly maintained. Loved Christine at the air conditioned deli (Kyma) where we had… Read more
Waves was exactly what we were looking for on a holiday - relaxing, with great food, cocktails, and accommodations. Perfect get-away! Staff was lovely. Food and cocktails were fantastic- used fresh ingredients and had a great variety. Pool, beach and hotel were perfectly maintained. Loved Christine at the air conditioned deli (Kyma) where we had freshly made lunch daily. The spa treatments were fantastic. The pool on the adult side is a quiet haven and perfect place to relax! We got an oceanfront room which had beautiful views of the beach. The yoga and Pilates classes are great as well. I truly don’t have a single criticism about this place. They go above and beyond to ensure that you are taken care of. Starting with the cold towels by the pool/beach around 11am, snacks around 3pm, and fresh drinks throughout the day you are pampered throughout your stay. We will definitely be back!! Read less
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Jun 12, 2019 ox_Travel_xo London, United Kingdom

I did enjoy my stay at Waves and our oceanview room was lovely. I felt that staff were polite but it would be better if they showed some personality. The beach is very small but we did not mind this. The pool in the spa wing was really lovely. Overall, a nice hotel but personally I wouldn't stay longer than 7 nights. We then went on to stay at… Read more
I did enjoy my stay at Waves and our oceanview room was lovely. I felt that staff were polite but it would be better if they showed some personality. The beach is very small but we did not mind this. The pool in the spa wing was really lovely. Overall, a nice hotel but personally I wouldn't stay longer than 7 nights. We then went on to stay at Turtle Beach and Waves is 100% nicer. The beaches on the west coast are also much calmer than the south so if you have children and prefer a calmer sea, Waves is great for this. Read less
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Jun 8, 2019 ac2016662 Denver, Colorado

The Waves Hotel is an excellent choice for an all-inclusive in Barbados when traveling with teens. The hotel offers plenty of water sports that include water skiing, pulled rings, hobie cats, kayaks and paddle boards. We also did a good snorkeling trip to see turtles and a sunken ship. We spent one day at the sister hotel Crystal Cove. Waves is… Read more
The Waves Hotel is an excellent choice for an all-inclusive in Barbados when traveling with teens. The hotel offers plenty of water sports that include water skiing, pulled rings, hobie cats, kayaks and paddle boards. We also did a good snorkeling trip to see turtles and a sunken ship. We spent one day at the sister hotel Crystal Cove. Waves is nicer and we did not enjoy that hotel’s beach as much. Did not run out of things to do on seven day stay. Food and drink. Waves does a great job with the quality of their drinks and food for an all-inclusive. Each day the menu changed for some items in the main restaurant and coffee shop. We sampled all of the different varieties and styles of food. All were very good. Given the small number of rooms at Waves, it seemed the hotel was able to take great care and use quality ingredients in preparing food. The spa was good for the complimentary treatments. All of the hotel staff was very nice and sincerely wanted to ensure you were having a good time on their island and at their hotel. We give this hotel high marks. Other hotels we have stayed without kids that had a similar boutique hotel feel and high marks include Jamaican Inn and Auberge in Guadeloupe. Read less
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Jun 7, 2019 T5713KUcherylh Chester, United Kingdom

Wow what a hotel Travelled round the world and have never experienced service and great staff ever! At the beginning was naming some excellent staff but by the end there is too many to mention The restaurant staff knew everyone by name and were amazing. The food was perfect and Cheryl cooked amazing omelettes The quality and variety in the… Read more
Wow what a hotel Travelled round the world and have never experienced service and great staff ever! At the beginning was naming some excellent staff but by the end there is too many to mention The restaurant staff knew everyone by name and were amazing. The food was perfect and Cheryl cooked amazing omelettes The quality and variety in the main restaurant was outstanding. The Asian restaurant was extra special and we really enjoyed it The rooms were kept spotless and our spa suite room was amazing The spas were an extra special treat The beach staff really went the extra mile too. Gave my daughter a ski lesson and in ten minutes she was water sking round the bay Nothing was any trouble to any one. The beach drinks service and the special cool spray service are the little touches that have made our holiday. Will definitely return next year. Can’t thing of one thing that could be improved A perfect holiday. Thank you to Ryan and his staff at the Waves Read less