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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, Paynes Bay

4-star4 stars
Paynes BayPaynes BaySt. JamesBarbados

Parish of St. James beachfront resort with 3 outdoor pools, spa
  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Enjoyed our stay but wished they offered more options for local food. Special shout out…Sep 6, 2017
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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, Paynes Bay

from $795
  • Standard Room, Oceanfront
  • Junior Suite, Pool View, Garden Area
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront
  • Junior Suite, Ocean View
  • Standard Room, Pool View, Garden Area
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View, Garden Area
  • Junior Suite, Ocean View (Family Connected )
  • Family Suite, Connecting Rooms
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About Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, Paynes Bay

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.

Hotel Features.
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 business center, a computer station, complimentary wireless Internet access, a conference center, and a complimentary children's club. Babysitting is also available. 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. 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, flat-panel TV, air conditioning, minibar, and coffee tea/maker. 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.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 104 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Beach towels
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Rilaks Deck - This restaurant serves lunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Sugar Cane Room - This restaurant serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Daphnes Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open select days.

246 Bar and Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.


On Site

  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, Paynes Bay’s small print

Also known as

  • Tamarind Elegant Hotels
  • Tamarind Elegant Hotels Hotel
  • Tamarind Elegant Hotels Hotel Paynes Bay
  • Tamarind Elegant Hotels Paynes Bay
  • Tamarind By Elegant Hotel Paynes Bay
  • Tamarind By Elegant Hotels Barbados/Saint James Parish
  • Hotel Tamarind Cove
  • Tamarind Cove Barbados


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, Paynes Bay


  • In Parish of St. James
  • Paynes Bay Beach (4-minute walk)
  • Sandy Lane Beach (14-minute walk)
  • Barbados Polo Club (15-minute walk)
  • Sandy Lane Golf Course (19-minute walk)
  • Schotherapy Internationale Day Spa (24-minute walk)
  • Sunset Crest Shopping Centre (24-minute walk)
  • Chattel Village (30-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.) 32-min drive
  • Free self parking

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, Paynes Bay

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