Luxury hotel holiday Waves Barbados

The four-star Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels in Barbados is a west coast beach resort with 70 rooms and suites, with extensive sports and wellness facilities. A large spa offers treatments inspired by the island, and the range of water and land sports, including water-skiing and yoga, are complimentary. With accommodation to suit families and couples alike, this hotel is recommended to all our clients for long-stay Caribbean holidays.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on all-inclusive
  • 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 Waves Hotel and Spa, Barbados

Waves is a luxurious, all-inclusive resort in a beautiful beachfront location. Recreation and relaxation combine here, with gourmet cuisine, excellent spa facilities and a variety of activities to create a luxurious escape from everyday life.

Facts in brief

Location West side of island

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Grantley Adams International Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 35-minutes' drive from the airport

Hotel facilities and services

Seascape Mediterranean Restaurant, Asian Fusion Shiso Restaurant, Kyma Coffee Bar, Dine-around Programme, Spa, Water Sports Facilities, Water Taxi, Fitness Centre, Painting Classes, WiFi. Stays of 7+ nights in selected room types include from 1 to 4 spa treatment/s per adult (advance reservation required). Wedding and honeymoon packages available.

Complimentary

Motorised and Non-motorised Water Sports (except jet-skiing) and Water Taxi. Access to Fitness Centre and hotel WiFi. Spa treatments according to room type when staying at least 7 nights.

Complimentary watersports

Water-skiing, Tube Rides, Stand-up Paddle-boarding, Snorkelling, Hobie Cat Sailing, and Kayaking. Aqua School instructors provide free lessons.

Chargeable watersports

Jet-skiiing.

Land sports

Zumba classes, Beach Cricket, Yoga, Pilates, Circuit Training, and Meditation.

Out and about nearby

Those interested in exploring the cultural and natural attractions that Barbados is home to might embark on a scenic island tour, which the hotel can help organise, that takes you past historic churches and old plantation manor houses, and into traditional rum shops. Alternatively, take an eco-hike to explore all the island's beauty spots. Harrison's Cave, at the very centre of the island, is an underground cavern riddled with limestone stalagmites and stalactites, pools, and babbling streams. It is accessed via tram. In the north of the island, you might visit the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, or, in the south, head to the island's capital: Bridgetown. Known for its British colonial architecture, Bridgetown is home to a 17th century garrison, one of the island's famous horseracing tracks, and the National Heroes Square. Off the coast, you will find 6 shipwreck dive sites.

Sports nearby

Golf and beachfront horse-riding.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard room for 7 nights

From about

£1,880 low season

£2,670 high season

Holiday Code EXH2053

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 Waves Hotel and Spa, Barbados

A four-star boutique hotel in Barbados, the Waves Hotel & Spa prides itself on being the ultimate retreat for mind and body. An Elegant Hotels property, it is the island's very first all-inclusive mind-and-wellness focused boutique hotel. Throughout, the style channels the laid-back atmosphere of a Barbadian beach, with fresh, bright colours and light, airy spaces. The hotel is built around its two main pools: one of which is for families. Freeform in shape, the pools mould to the pattern of the palm trees dotted around them, and the cushioned sun loungers are perfect for relaxed sun-bathing. Cabanas around the family pool offer shade for young children, and Pool Ambassador service at both brings guests regular refreshments. The unassuming facade of the hotel enhances the feel of privacy and luxury beyond, where the eco-inspired modern guestrooms and suites bring the shades of blue from the sea views inside. Light wood headboards in some rooms and sandy-hued bed-throws add to the beach-feel, and a rustic piece of driftwood is mounted above many of the beds. A highlight of the design of the guestrooms is the polished wooden floors, which have a typically-mahogany tinge. The 'Spa' room types are situated in the separate adults-only spa building, making them a peaceful, more intimate option for couples. The spa itself offers a range of island-inspired treatments that capture Barbados' reputation for luxury. Enjoy deep tissue treatments, as well as Swedish or hot stone massages, which incorporate award-winning Elemis products. Included in the price of your stay is full-use of the water and land sports facilities at the hotel, except jet-skiing, which comes at an added cost. Spend your days either water skiing, tackling the waves on a tube ride, catching a glimpse of tropical fish while snorkelling, kayaking along Barbados' Platinum West Coast, taking a relaxed view of the beach on a paddleboard, or enjoying a Hobie Cat sailing lesson. Other active opportunities around the resort include personalised fitness regimes, circuit training, or more relaxing yoga and Pilates classes. Alternatively, those looking to get creative and craft their own souvenir might attend the seafront 'cork and canvas' events, where expressive painting is paired with fine wines. On top of this, cooking demonstrations, mixology classes, guided beach walks, and a local craft market are all available. After an action-packed day, choose one of the two restaurants for dinner, or make the most of the dine around programme and travel to a nearby Elegant Hotel. The Mediterranean-inspired Seascapes Restaurant serves food throughout the day in a three-walled dining room, and offers an al fresco terrace for enjoying the warmth in the day or the sunset in the evening. Shiso is another option for dinner, serving authentic Asian cuisine, including noodles, sushi, and sashimi. In the afternoon, take a break and enjoy a light snack in the new Kyma Coffee Bar. Guests at the Waves Hotel & Spa are spoilt for choice when it comes to activity, dining, and accommodation. So much choice, with the added benefits of all-inclusive, ensures that each stay is entirely unique, tailored exactly to the requirements of the guest.

Room descriptions

Waves has 70 rooms with king-sized bed, sofa bed, air-conditioning, flatscreen television, safe, and telephone.

Standard Room split level room with balcony and separate living and bedroom space
Pool View Spa Room with balcony
Pool View One Bedroom Spa Suite with balcony and separate living and bedroom space
Oceanfront Room with balcony and sea view
Oceanfront Split Level Room with balcony, sea view, and separate living and bedroom space
Oceanfront Junior Suite with lounge area, balcony, and sea view

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard room for 7 nights

From about

£1,880 low season

£2,670 high season

Holiday Code EXH2053

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 Waves Hotel and Spa, Barbados

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Waves Hotel and Spa 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. Waves Hotel and Spa is a 40-minute drive from the airport and Expressions Holidays will organise return private car transfers.

Additional information

Minimum stays: 5 nights minimum stay required during February. 7 nights minimum stay required from 22 December to 2 January.

Children: Up to 2 children can be accommodated in Standard rooms, Oceanfront rooms, and the Oceanfront Junior suites. First child stays free when staying in the same room as an adult from 18 April to 30 September. All children aged 5 and under stay free when sharing with adults. All children under the age of 16 must occupy a room with a parent or guardian.

Special offers

Waves Hotel and Spa Free nights 12 March to 20 December 2020 Book between 12 March 2020 to 20 December 2020 for 15 nights and receive 1 night free. Stay 21 nights get 3 nights free. Offer valid for travel beteween 12 March 2020 to 20 December 2020.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard room for 7 nights

From about

£1,880 low season

£2,670 high season

Holiday Code EXH2053

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 Waves Hotel and Spa, 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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