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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Aug 8, 2020 Leanne P Swansea

Just wow.. Absolute dream of a place, I have fallen in love! Visited with my partner and 13 year old daughter. WiFi amazing throughout, even on the beach. Food fantastic... rooms amazing, nice and cool, they smell of a spa, the kind of tea tree smell which is relaxing and soothing. Beds are huge and super comfortable! You will definitely… Read more
Just wow.. Absolute dream of a place, I have fallen in love! Visited with my partner and 13 year old daughter. WiFi amazing throughout, even on the beach. Food fantastic... rooms amazing, nice and cool, they smell of a spa, the kind of tea tree smell which is relaxing and soothing. Beds are huge and super comfortable! You will definitely have a lush sleep :) We had a free spa treatment each, I had the 30 min massage, partner had a pedicure on his manly feet! Both outstanding, a very thorough, relaxing and enjoyable experience. Family pool is quite small but adequate as people don’t tend to use it when you have the amazing beach on the doorstep. The adult pool is big and plenty of shaded areas too. Also right by the spa to pop in for your treatments. The beach- stunning, clear waters with some nice rocky bits to do snorkelling! Take a kayak out, go on a catamaran. Or the tubes attached to the speedboat if you’re feeling brave! That was amazing! All included in your holiday! You see a fair few crabs in the evening and some pretty fish when you snorkel, it really is beautiful. In all honesty, this complex is super clean, comfortable and near perfect. Especially with COVID, the hotel and country are on the ball! The staff are what make the place! I have travelled to the Caribbean quite a lot and this is by far my favourite island. I feel as though I have been trying out place after place, and have now found my complete favourite! All staff are amazing as you will see from other reviews. Kim the manager, what an angel.. she will not walk past without asking how you’re doing and checking how you’re doing. Pamela is like a little machine up and down those stairs to the beach, remembering what you like to drink, constantly smiling! She even brought me some aloe Vera for my mosquito bites from home, she is a darling! Loreal, Charlene, Charmaine, the list is endless!! Wonderful wonderful people who have made our holiday a million times more special. Thankyou to each and every person at Waves, we will be back! Read less
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Jun 5, 2020 446alexo London, United Kingdom

We travelled with our baby and toddler as part of a round the world trip. The room we had was stunning and the staff super helpful and friendly. Our toddler had a bad ear infection and they were great at organising a driver and hospital appointment for us. The beach is beautiful but sea was quite rough for the little ones and they have a dangerous… Read more
We travelled with our baby and toddler as part of a round the world trip. The room we had was stunning and the staff super helpful and friendly. Our toddler had a bad ear infection and they were great at organising a driver and hospital appointment for us. The beach is beautiful but sea was quite rough for the little ones and they have a dangerous apples at the end of the beach you need to make sure the kids don’t touch. The restaurants were great, we loved the live music and all the guests were super friendly to each other. There is a boat shuttle to the other hotels in this chain and it was great to be able to use all their restaurants too. We preferred the adults only pool but couldn’t use it. If we returned we would come without the children. Read less
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May 15, 2020 Jules1334567 Manchester, United Kingdom

This is the best hotel ever staff are fabulous would highly recommend thanks to Kim and all her team. Went on a fantastIc tour arranged with a local taxi firm. Avoid Sam the man on the beach he doesn’t work for a taxi firm and although very charming his prices are above the firm that waves uses plus not sure if he has an licence. Fantastic stay
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Apr 9, 2020 Laughfungreatime

Visited Barbados for my partners 50th Birthday. Staying at Waves in Prospect Bay. What a gem of a place! Could not fault it in anyway. Beautiful seafront large room ( more like a junior suite), amazing food, great quality and quantity, friendly, professional staff, they made it such a relaxing, fun holiday and can't thank them enough. Kendrick… Read more
Visited Barbados for my partners 50th Birthday. Staying at Waves in Prospect Bay. What a gem of a place! Could not fault it in anyway. Beautiful seafront large room ( more like a junior suite), amazing food, great quality and quantity, friendly, professional staff, they made it such a relaxing, fun holiday and can't thank them enough. Kendrick (Kenny behind the bar) Pam the beach lady, Akheem behind the reception. They made my partners 50th Birthday special with cake and wine put into our room, lovely touch. Can't thank them enough for the fantastic time, will certainly go back after this horrendous virus disappears. Read less
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Apr 6, 2020 richard s

First stay, unfortunately it short due to Covid-19. Will definitely revisit. Staff very pleasant, food good and location perfect. The child free zone is ideal, quiet and peaceful. Choice of restaurant s also good.