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 - the kids will love it. 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 2 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 2 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).

  • 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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Sep 24, 2020 Missuscoops Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom

My kids and i went to this hotel to stay for 18 days at the end of August. It was our first time visiting Barbados. It was lovely, very relaxing, clean and great with regards to Covid, temp checks, cleaning, social distancing and masks etc. The all inclusive food and drink were really nice. The service pool and beach side was fab, saves you… Read more
My kids and i went to this hotel to stay for 18 days at the end of August. It was our first time visiting Barbados. It was lovely, very relaxing, clean and great with regards to Covid, temp checks, cleaning, social distancing and masks etc. The all inclusive food and drink were really nice. The service pool and beach side was fab, saves you going back and forth. The water sports were really fun. All beach equipment was sanitised between each use. The staff could not do enough for you. Valerie, Honey, Christine, Jennifer, Loreal and Tracy-ann, were so lovely in the restaurant, friendly and chatty and really helpful. (all restaurant staff were friendly and polite) Sharmake was great serving us on the bar many times, he had such good customer service on the bar as well as polite and friendly wherever else you saw him. Ahkeem on the front desk was really helpful and couldn’t do enough to help you. And the room service lady on floor 2 who looked after us and our room was so nice. Always willing to help you. The manager Kim liked to check on you too, which was nice. It felt like a nice family place. As a woman travelling on my own with my children (as my hubby had to work), i was quite nervous about travelling as one parent with children but the staff soon put me at ease and i and the children felt really comfortable and at home at all times. Little tip- take cash to the beach as there are local beach sellers daily with hand crafted bits to sell. They make really nice one of a kind souvenirs. The beach is so beautiful and the sea is perfect. Only thing i would suggest is when it is really raining, having some board games or something in the lounge area to keep people occupied temporarily. I really loved staying here, it is a beautiful place and the locals are so friendly. I will definitely be back. Thank you for some great memories Waves! 😊🥰 From the Cooper family Read less
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Sep 21, 2020 Peter_afc Berkshire

My friend and I moved our annual golf trip from Florida to here and it was a fantastic choice and we are still here with a few days left. The staff make this hotel, always polite and friendly and most remember you by name, waiting staff even remember your drinks! Crystal on reception was the first person we met and she was and has continued to be… Read more
My friend and I moved our annual golf trip from Florida to here and it was a fantastic choice and we are still here with a few days left. The staff make this hotel, always polite and friendly and most remember you by name, waiting staff even remember your drinks! Crystal on reception was the first person we met and she was and has continued to be really helpful and accommodated a room change for us after our first night (we wanted to be on the ground floor) yes with an extra charge but that was more than acceptable, due to then having a sea view. The Covid situation is being handled over here very well and I have to commend Waves on the procedures they have in place and how safe it makes you feel. The food has been excellent throughout and with all inclusive normally being buffet style, they have systems In place that for breakfast and lunch allow an element of that but with assisted serving but Dinner is a la carte and we found this to be better with always plenty of choice. Had our complimentary Spa treatment today and it was professional and well explained, as we are no experts in visiting a spa! Also worth mentioning that every day our room has been immaculately cleaned, tidied and looked after with towel changes being really welcomed. To summarise, don’t hesitate to book Waves if you want a relaxing break with wonderful staff who are all accommodating and the Manager Kim really does care about her customers and is often out and about the hotel checking everyone is ok. Read less
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Sep 13, 2020 LondonLauraxxx London, United Kingdom

After lockdown and all of the stress of this year it was amazing to walk into waves Hotel. I would highly recommend a stay at waves! It is so beautiful with an amazing view over the beach and sea. When we arrived the hotel had just reopened. We were made very welcome by the staff and we were even upgraded to beautiful sea view rooms which was a… Read more
After lockdown and all of the stress of this year it was amazing to walk into waves Hotel. I would highly recommend a stay at waves! It is so beautiful with an amazing view over the beach and sea. When we arrived the hotel had just reopened. We were made very welcome by the staff and we were even upgraded to beautiful sea view rooms which was a real treat. There was also a little bag of gifts in the room. The food and drinks are really great and worth the money but like many reviews on here it really is the staff who make it special. Everyone is so lovely but for us Pamela was our angel coming to find us with wine, fruit and cool spritz when we were sunbathing. She was so lovely and always had a smile and a laugh despite working really hard. Kim the manger was always checking to make sure we were happy which was lovely. I also think they struck a good balance between being Covid aware and also letting us enjoy ourselves. Highly recommend and I’d love to go back soon Read less
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Sep 12, 2020 cloud1974 Hertford, United Kingdom

Came to Waves with my other half and his son. We had a great time, the staff are fantastic just too many to name doing such a good job in such a difficult time. Very organised with temperature checking and hand sanitizer stations. Food is very very good, always served with a smile and always a new cocktail to try as well. The guys at the beach… Read more
Came to Waves with my other half and his son. We had a great time, the staff are fantastic just too many to name doing such a good job in such a difficult time. Very organised with temperature checking and hand sanitizer stations. Food is very very good, always served with a smile and always a new cocktail to try as well. The guys at the beach do a great job with chairs, towels, water sports, and drink service. Thank you all for a lovely time, we had a lovely 8 days away. 😍😍😍 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great staff and great location

Sep 11, 2020 brian1963 Ramsgate, United Kingdom

Fantastic find, the staff were great and continue to be so. The location is tremendous. The beach wonderful. I was upgraded to an ocean view which was great and appreciated. Bedrooms great enough space and great aircon. Bathrooms worked fine and the only slight criticism is that they really should fill up the water and the mini bars. I will prob… Read more
Fantastic find, the staff were great and continue to be so. The location is tremendous. The beach wonderful. I was upgraded to an ocean view which was great and appreciated. Bedrooms great enough space and great aircon. Bathrooms worked fine and the only slight criticism is that they really should fill up the water and the mini bars. I will prob return with my tribe at some stage. Oh yeah the food - excellent for a 4 star all inclusive. Read less