A beach postcode, contemporary interiors and a peaceful spa area, the Waves Hotel and Spa has all the makings of a relaxing retreat.
This place sits right on the edge of a white-sand beach. Rows of palm trees give the beach a private feel, and the gentle waves are perfect for paddling. Plus, it’s just a 10-minute cab ride away from Bridgetown.
The property had a makeover for winter 2016, so you can expect a sleek and modern finish. Rooms boast little extras, like big flat-screen TVs, yoga mats and Bluetooth speakers.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, cocktails, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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This lagoon-style number is surrounded by a terrace lined with cabanas and daybeds.
With a wide range of body and massage treatments, including facials. Beauty treatments are also available. Selected treatments are included during your stay, speak to reception for more details.
Seascape Mediterranean restaurant
This open-air restaurant overlooks the sea and offers a menu of traditional Mediterranean fare. Open for buffet breakfast and lunch, with an à la carte menu come the evenings. International theme nights are on the cards to mix things up, too. There is an evening dress code here, gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers and collard shirts.
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double room with inland view
oceanfront double room with sea view and balcony or terrace
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You won't get any better
Simply fantastic from the moment we arrived at the Waves through to the moment we left. Met some great people (both staff and guests) and the Hotel , Restaurants, Bars, Watersports and Spa were all 5 Star. Would go back in a heartbeat , which is something we have never done as enjoy new experiences. Loved it loved it loved it and thanks to all for making it such a memorable Holiday ðð»ðð»More
Outstanding family friendly all-inclusive
We spent 8 days at the Waves Hotel and Resort and it was one of the best vacations that weâve had as a family. When we vacation we are in search of family friendly all-inclusive that have a boutique hotel and smaller, more intimate feel which can be difficult to find. Waves ended up fitting all of these and exceeded our expectations. It was my myself, my wife and our 5 year old. We were picked up at the airport by the hotel ($80 US one way) and its about a 25-30 minute ride. When we arrived we were met with a concierge who explained the hotel details, got us a reservation for dinner that night, and got us a round of drinks which was great after a long travel day which was a great 1st impression. The best thing about the hotel was the staff. Kim the general manager and Jennifer who managed the restaurant and bar staff were both 1st class. All staff members were incredibly friendly, will to help with anything, and made you feel at home. Same at every meal. The service was the best weâve ever experienced when vacationing. Also the food was excellent. The main restaurant was a la carte for breakfast and lunch and the dinner menu changed each night with a lot of local flavor to the menu. The Asian restaurant across the street was also excellent. We traveled during Easter week and there were more than 20 other kids at the resort which was nice for our son to be around other kids. The beach is close and private. Tons of water sport activities. Another huge bonus is that Waves being part of Elements hotels you can visit their other all inclusive properties while you are there and its included in your rate. We took the ferry (8 minutes) up to Crystal Cove resort which has 3 swimming pools and a kids club which our son really enjoyed. We also stayed for lunch and everything is included. Its best to call ahead just to check on availability, but it was essentially an extension of our own resort which was amazing. The room was great. We had the 2 level suite with king on the 1st floor and single bed for our son on the 2nd. Also the WiFi was particularly good for a resort. We were able to do Skype and FaceTime calls and (for the most part) stream YouTube and podcasts. Weâve vacationed in a number of places in the Caribbean and Central America and have to say that Waves is on the top of our list, we highly recommend it and will be back again in the future.More
We've travelled a lot and have many places to compare to. For some, you will love this place and for others, like us, 7 nights were a few too many. I write this review focusing on things I would really like to know before making the decision to stay here. Initial impression when you pull up is a rather small building right along the main road. You walk down a couple steps in to the lobby and things change. It opens up in to a very nice lobby looking out at the gorgeous ocean. You get checked in and go to the room, we had the oceanfront junior suite which was very nice as well. Room...very new and updated, gorgeous views from your balcony, good air conditioning, small refrigerator they stock with typically 2 beers, 2 waters, and 2 sodas. A bottle of rum and vodka are on top. There isn't a coffee maker. Only a device that boils water and you can use it for instant coffee or tea. The bed was pretty stiff but some people like that. Wifi in the room was pretty good. A couple of annoyances were, you are only given one key for the room. What if one person goes to the beach and one to the spa? Who takes the key? They need to change this. Also, if you want ice for your room you must go down to the bar and ask them to get you some. An ice maker for guests would be great. In addition, the rooms aren't very good at blocking outside noise. You can hear the trucks driving by on the main road, kids screaming and running up and down the halls, and the music from the band that plays every night until 1030 or so. Our first night after traveling all day we were exhausted and the bass was so loud there was no way we could sleep. It finally stopped around 1045. The next morning we requested to move rooms. We were moved away from the music but then we heard more road and pool noise. Not terrible at night but the trucks starting waking me up about 7am every morning. DRESS CODE and dinner...this is by far the worst part of the trip. We never really saw any information from the resort after booking about how strict they are with their dinner dress code. We brought the standard beach vacation wear for 8 days. On our first night for dinner I show up in sandals and a nice shirt without a collar. They seat us and then begin to explain because my shirt has a button she will let it slide for that night but I must leave to change my shoes. I only brought sandals and gym shoes. I guess crappy looking gym shoes are still better than a nice pair of open toe sandals? While sitting there we saw several other gentlemen get turned away for either shoes or cargo shorts! Come on....cargo shorts aren't okay? People were forced to wear jeans and tennis shoes to dinner every night! We went souvenir shopping one day and picked up a cheap polo shirt to wear to dinner every night but I wasn't going to buy another pair of extremely over priced shoes. Apparently women and kids can wear whatever they want. Kids came in with muscle shirts, t shirts, cargo shorts, etc. Breakfast and lunch attire was okay to wear sandals and t shirts. Now on to the food. This, as usual, is personal preferences but we found it to be pretty bad. Breakfast and lunch were pretty much the same every day with not so many offerings. You could make a pretty good salad but the rest was not so good. Dinner was either buffet some nights or a la carte. Neither one was very good. Sad to say but the only thing we every cared much for was the cheeseburger. There is an Asian restaurant that is only open a few nights of the week. It is a la carte, but the food still just doesn't wow. It's all just kind of bland. It became depressing to think about going to lunch and dinner everyday. We would never return here simply based on the food situation. Should have expected it being an all inclusive but I read many reviews saying it was pretty good food, apparently not to us it wasn't. Pools....weird situation in that just off the main lobby is the smaller rectangular pool where all the kids can go. Never used this one because of all the kids it wasn't very relaxing. For the bigger, adults only pool, you must stop traffic and cross the pretty busy street. Not a big deal but still kind of a weird setup. The adults pool was usually pretty quiet, much larger, and not very populated. Drink service would still come around fairly frequently. Beach...so small! The water is beautiful but upon entering it there is a bit of coral along the edge to be careful of, but once you get out a few steps it's pretty soft sand. We brought water shoes but didn't need them. Unfortunately do to the small size of the beach you all get packed in like sardines. They get so packed you can hardly walk through to get to the beach or back up to the lobby. If you want front row you better get there early! Going down at 830am was too late. That gets you back row! Everyone went down earl to save seats. We ended up liking the pool better for this reason. Another big reason we wouldn't return here. There was some okay snorkeling but you kind of needed the tide to be high enough or it would be too shallow to avoid being scraped. Gym....2 treadmills, elliptical, and a sitting bike. Full set of very nice dumbbells. A very nice machine for exercise chest, shoulders, back. Plenty of options for a vacation workout. Staff....staff here were awesome. Some of the most friendly people I have ever come across while vacationing. They were constantly asking how you were doing and if you needed anything, with a smile. As a disclaimer, we are from the USA and talked with a few people from the U.K. and there opinions of the place were a bit higher than ours. The resort was full of visitors from the U.K. I'm pretty sure we were only 2 of about 4 from the USA. I'm not sure why our opinions were so far apart but take it for what it's worth. More
wonderful experience - would definitely return
We initially booked the Hilton in Barbados and were very disappointed. trip Advisor consensus gave it a 4 star, which is a complete joke and misleading. It is dingy and run down, despite the pleasant staff. Thankfully we found The Waves! I don't normally write reviews (unless extremely disappointed). In this case we were extremely satisfied and impressed! The service is absolutely top notch; everyone is pleasant, courteous and genuinely helpful. wonderful place and experience. only downside is high tide reduces beach to tiny section of sand - they need a barrrier to prevent that.More
Words are hard to express the overall quality and outstanding service received whilst at this hotel. We visited this hotel to celebrate my daughter' 21st birthday. The staff made this a most memorable experience. Along with a complimentary bottle of bubbly and a birthday cake, the rooms are first class and maintained to a high level. The sea view rooms are amazing. The food is most excellent and the staff sincerely welcoming and friendly. On arrival you are greeted with ice cold hand towels frozen with an essence of lemon plus a cocktail of your choice - I can definitely recommend the rum punch! This boutique hotel makes you feel completely indulged and at ease in every way. Free internet access is good throughout the building. Frozen grapes and ice creams are provided every afternoon by the pool or on the beach to cool you off. The free spa treatments are a definite must to access, and both restaurants have superb quality and choice. All in all - total luxury - an outstanding holiday recommendation. I will definitely be back. Thank you to the Manager Kim and all her team for a truly wonderful restful experienceMore
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