Tamarind by Elegant Hotels is located on the west coast of Barbados, 20 minutes from the island's capital, Bridgetown. Situated in St. James, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels is an oceanfront resort comprising several hacienda-style buildings on a pristine beach. Nearby attractions include the Barbados Museum, underwater reef tours at Atlantis Submarine, and shopping on Broad Street.
3 freshwater pools are located among the hotel's landscaped gardens of hibiscus and bougainvillea. Sasso restaurant serves Mediterranean and Caribbean specialties for dinner only, and the Oasis Bar offers light lunches, snacks and drinks. Rilaks Deck restaurant and bar serves tapas. Yet another food option is the Sugar Cane Room; and Daphne's serves Italian dinners 6 nights a week, except Mondays. The hotel provides complimentary sailing, water skiing and windsurfing; paddle boats, kayaks, and banana boats are all located on-site. Tamarind's amenities include a hair and nail salon, several boutiques, a 24-hour fitness center, a computer station, complimentary wireless Internet access, conference center, and a complimentary children's club. Babysitting is available for a surcharge. The full-service Tamarind Spa offers massage, health and beauty treatments (reservations are required). One of the hotel's partner properties, Crystal Cove, offers tennis courts. A daily water taxi operates between the resort and its 3 partner properties, all of which are located nearby. An area shuttle is also available and is complimentary to hotel guests. Golf is available at 2 nearby courses, Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland, and at the Barbados Golf Club on the island's south coast. Diving instruction is available for an additional fee.
Tamarind by Elegant Hotels features 104 large, airy guestrooms and suites. Polished marble floors and buff stone walls create a European ambience, while rattan furnishings and balconies or patios echo the resort's Caribbean surroundings. Other amenities include complimentary wireless Internet and air conditioning. Marble bathrooms have deep Roman tubs, separate showers and dual sinks. Luxury ocean-view suites also feature 4-poster beds with canopies. Room service is available during limited hours.