Luxury hotel holiday Tamarind Barbados

A Caribbean Expressions holiday to Tamarind on the west coast of Barbados is an excellent choice for couples and families, representing very good value for money. The facilities are excellent for couples with its easy access to nearby restaurants and for families with its three swimming pools, water sports and magnificent stretch of beach.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic London to Barbados
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to Tamarind, Barbados

Tamarind is a luxury all-inclusive resort in a great location alongside a superb sandy west coast beach. Perfect for couples and families alike, there is a wide range of activities including sports, water-sports and excellent spa facilities.

Facts in brief

Location West side of island

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Grantley Adams International Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 25-minutes' drive from the airport

Hotel facilities and services

3 Freshwater Swimming Pools, Pool Ambassadors, 2 Restaurants, Watersports, Waterskiing and Snorkelling Lessons, Kids' Club, Teen Lounge, Room Service, Laundry Service, Safety deposit boxes in the rooms and at reception, 24-hour Fitness Centre, Spa, Beauty Salon, Gift Shop, Baby-sitting, Complimentary WiFi. Island Excursions can be arranged. Wedding and honeymoon packages for pre-booking only. There is wheelchair access to ground floor rooms.

Complimentary

Caribbean cocktail on arrival, Water taxi to certain hotels on the west coast, Water Sports including Kayaks, Boogie Boards, Dinghy, Sailing, Hobie Cats, Waterskiing, Snorkelling, Pool Ambassadors, Fitness Centre, Teen Lounge and Kids' Club.

Complimentary watersports

Kayaks, Boogie Boards, Dinghy, Sailing, Hobie Cats, Waterskiing, Banana Boat Rides and Snorkelling.

Chargeable watersports

Waterskiing and Snorkelling lessons are also available.

Land sports

24-hour fitness centre and complimentary Pilates, Yoga and aqua aerobics classes. Tennis courts can be accessed at Tamarind's sister properties nearby. Older children and teenagers can participate in foosball, ping pong, air hockey and pool at Club Tamarind teen lounge.

Out and about nearby

Historic Holetown is about 5 minutes away by car and boasts a luxury mall, restaurants and boutiques. Golf is available at nearby Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane. Tennis courts are also accessible at Tamarind's nearby sister properties. Nearby cultural highlights are Kensington Oval cricket stadium and George Washington House.

Sports nearby

Golf and tennis are available at Tamarind's sister properties.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Pool or Garden view double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,510 low season

£2,550 high season

Holiday Code CE152

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Tamarind, Barbados

Opening onto 750 feet of sandy beach, the Tamarind hotel occupies a prime location on the elegant West Coast of Barbados. Tamarind, a sister hotel to Colony Club, has 104 rooms and suites and offers a very wide range of excellent leisure facilities. Tamarind hotel has intimate areas with pools, courtyards and fountains. The building has a Mediterranean influence with its red-tiled roof, but its gardens of hibiscus and bougainvillaea opening onto the beach are unmistakeably Caribbean. A great advantage of Tamarind is the 750-foot stretch of beach, which enhances the feeling of space. A wide range of wining and dining is available with Tamarind's restaurants and two bars. 246 Restaurant and Bar offers open-air beachside dining with nightly entertainment, perhaps calypso or jazz.  Newly renovated spacious guest rooms and suites provide vibrant, modern decor and oversized balconies. An integral part of a Caribbean holiday must be the fun of the sea, and there are numerous opportunities for adults and children alike with the three swimming pools, fitness centre, full service spa, kids' club, family lounge and outstanding choice of complimentary water sports offered here at Tamarind. The Flying Fish Kids Club is open daily from 10am to 5pm for children aged 4 to 12 years and operated by fully trained,professional staff. It offers a wide range of fun-filled activities from beach games to arts and crafts. Barbados' charming village of Holetown is not far from the hotel and has a range of superb restaurants.

Room descriptions

Tamarind has 104 rooms and suites, all of which have private bathroom, air conditioning, safe, fridge, hairdryer, telephone, cable TV, iPod docking station.

Pool or Garden View Room with balcony or patio, features a pull-out bed, sleeper chair and flat screen TV
Ocean Front Room features king bed, private balcony or patio and flat screen TV. Some rooms include a sleeper chair.
Pool or Garden View Junior Suite features private balcony and patio, spacious living area and sofa bed
Ocean View Junior Suite features private balcony or patio, relaxing living area, and sofa bed
Pool or Garden View One-bedroom Suite features a private balcony or patio, separate living room, king bed and pull out sofa
Ocean Front One-bedroom Suite features a private balcony or patio, separate living room, king bed and pull out sofa
Family Connected Ocean View Jr. Suite spacious interconnecting rooms that accommodate 4 adults and 4 children

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Pool or Garden view double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,510 low season

£2,550 high season

Holiday Code CE152

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Tamarind, Barbados

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Tamarind in Barbados, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Barbados with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. The flying time is about 8 hours and 30 minutes. Tamarind is a 40-minute drive from the airport and Expressions Holidays will organise return private car transfers.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum stay of 7 nights from 19 December to 4 January. 5 nights from 5 January to 18 December 2019. 7 night minimum stay from 22 December to 2 January 2020.

Children: The first child up to age 12 is free of charge all year round when sharing a room with an adult. All children are free of charge when sharing a room with an adult between 1 June and 22 October 2019. Interconnecting suites for families are recommended. Children under the age of 16 must occupy a room with a parent or guardian. Children ages 4-12 can keep busy at Tamarind's Flying Fish Kid's Club, which offers arts and crafts, baking and fun cultural activities. In-room cots and seasonal Creche services are provided for families with infants. For older children and teenagers, Club Tamarind offers activities such as computer games, ping pong, pool and discos. Babysitting is also available for a fee.

Special offers

Honeymoon offer 2020 Book a honemoon stay of 5 nights or more and receive a bottle of sparkling wine and flower petals in room on day of arrival.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Pool or Garden view double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,510 low season

£2,550 high season

Holiday Code CE152

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Tamarind, Barbados

About Barbados

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Barbados is highly recommended as a destination for a first-time visit to the Caribbean, for those looking for excellent standards of accommodation, or if you want a tropical beach holiday with plenty of sightseeing activities and places to visit around the island. Perched in the sea to the east of the Windward Islands, Barbados is an immensely satisfying luxury holiday destination. The best hotels and resorts in Barbados are mainly found along the west coast, including The Sandpiper, a hotel offering a relaxing environment with a wide range of activities available; and The Coral Reef Club, an elegant and refined hotel with an old-world colonial feel amid beautiful gardens. Without the mountainous tropical rain forests of the Windward Islands, Barbados has natural attractions of its own: acres of rolling green sugar cane fields, exotic trees and shrubs such as banyan, mahogany and flamboyant poinsettia, a breath-taking coastline of soft sandy beaches lapped by the calm turquoise waters of the Caribbean on the west and expanses of wild surf crashing onto the wide sandy beaches of the Atlantic east coast. As you drive across Barbados you glimpse fine colonial-style plantation houses and come across villages brightly painted in classic Caribbean colours, surrounded by gardens of frangipani and hibiscus.

Highlights of Barbados

Local cuisine including Fish dishes such as flying fish, dolphin fish and kingfish. Banks beer and Mountgay rum. Barbados has numerous restaurants of a very high quality, many of them along the west coast, including the Cliff and Carambola. Mullins beach bar south of Speightstown. Bathsheba and the east coast with its miles of sandy beaches and ocean surf. Barclays Park beach and beach bar on the east coast north of Bathsheba. The brilliance of the orange-red flamboyant trees in summer and the dark red of the poinsettias in winter. Fruit stalls for pineapples, coconuts and bananas by the road side. Local cricket matches on pitches surrounded by palm tree-clad hills. Deep sided lanes between the sugar cane fields with glimpses of gracious plantation houses here and there. Wooden houses of shocking pinks, mauves, blues and yellows. ‘British’ post boxes, road signs and bus stops. Plenty of sports available to play and watch; golf, horseracing, cricket, riding, polo, walking, tennis. Early in the morning it`s as if the whole nation is out jogging. Cropover festival in August.

Cultural highlights of Barbados

For short distances or dining out, use a taxi. It’s well worth hiring a car for most or at least part of your stay to have flexibility and independence. The quality of the roads is fine, bar a few potholes in the country and confusing road signs (be prepared to get lost, keep your petrol tank topped up and just keep asking the way). Barbados is very well developed for places of interest and well-preserved houses, plantations, mills, gardens and parks. For architectural interest visit St Nicholas Abbey, Drax Hall and Francia. For exotic gardens visit Andromeda and the Flower Forest. If you want to get away slightly from the main tourist areas travel into Scotland north of Speightstown. A drive across the interior provides beautiful scenery, with valleys and gullies and ridges, acres of sugar cane fields and the grey-green leaves of palm trees rustling in the breeze.

Facts in brief

Capital Bridgetown
Airport Grantley Adams International Airport
Size 166 sq. miles
Population 285,000
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