The House by Elegant Hotels in St. James epitomizes lavish luxury and indulgence from first greeting to final farewell. Nestled in the pristine opalescent beaches of the Gold Coast of Barbados, this adults-only, couples-oriented resort greets guests with a welcome beverage and "jet lag revival massage" on the beach. Each couple is assigned a personal ambassador who has 1 simple task: cater to the guests' every comfort. Visitors can soak up the sun on the unspoiled, private white-sand beaches while personal ambassadors deliver cold towels, fruit, and chilled beverages.
Guests can enjoy complimentary use of personal watersports equipment such as snorkeling gear, boogie boards, windsurfers, kayaks, and small sailboats. Water taxis and beach shuttles can transport guests to area facilities that offer scuba diving instruction and excursions, parasailing, and glass-bottom boat trips.
The 2-level outdoor pool features a 15-foot jetted section and a scallop-shaped 36-foot main area. A 24-hour fitness facility is also available. Complimentary full American/English breakfast buffets, high tea, and evening appetizers are provided. Chefs at Daphne's have perfected an Italian menu with a Caribbean accent for seasonal lunches and year-round dinners in an open-air beachfront restaurant. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. Airport shuttles can be provided at guest request. Outdoor parking is complimentary. A full-service spa offers massage and body/health treatments (closed on Sundays). Additionally, there are several small meeting rooms with audio-visual equipment, banquet facilities, catering and secretarial services available.
The 32 guest suites at The House by Elegant Hotels are arranged around an open courtyard with a magnificent tropical garden and sparkling pond. The cool tropical ambience is accented with a decor of immaculate white walls, curtains with sparkling blue accents, and mahogany and rattan furniture on floors of terracotta tile with straw area rugs.
Guest suites are spacious, open-air private residences and feature patios with full ocean or garden views. Fine white Italian linens and goose-down comforters wrap guests in luxury. Pale marble bathrooms feature twin vanity sinks, and suites are equipped with minibars, refrigerators, and espresso machines. Wireless Internet access is available, for a fee.