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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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With a stay at Tamarind by Elegant Hotels in Holder’s Hill (Parish of St. James), you’ll be minutes from Paynes Bay Beach and close to Barbados Polo Club. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Sandy Lane Golf Course and Sandy Lane Beach.


Make yourself at home in one of the 104 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 outdoor swimming pools and a 24-hour fitness center. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
Paynes Bay
Paynes Bay, Barbados


4.5 Very Good 1347 Reviews
Fabulous holiday
Reviewed 4 days ago

Please ignore any negative reviews regarding this lovely hotel. Having read a few negative comments ourselves between booking and travelling we did have some concerns before we arrived. We needn't have worried. The hotel is classic Barbadian. Spacious, well maintained and really super staff . For the record we had a lovely ocean front room and having enjoyed the hotel for two weeks feel that most rooms appeared lovely. The beach has not been washed away, and there are plenty of sunbeds all around the pools and on beach even at 10 am for those who like a lie in. The free water sports are amazing easy to book and great fun. Special thanks to Patrick for teaching me how to sail. This may not be the most luxurious hotel on the island but should not be unfairly criticised . The location is great, staff kind and helpful, views and beach amazing. We compared it to many whilst enjoying our stay and felt we had made the perfect choice, thank you Tamarind. Upon reflection most of the negativity seems to be from your American guests?

Kindest regards really can't wait to come back.

Staff are lovly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made so welcome by destinty on reception... to all in restaurant (especially ether on the egg station amazing omelettes) and room service nothing to much for any body would highly recommend thanks to everybody paul and james webster leicester u.k

Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to Tamarind at the end of April. We have been coming lately at the beginning of December.
The hotel this time was quiet and suited us very well.
Whenever we arrived at the hotel we were welcomed back.
We were booked in to the room we had requested and it was excellent.
All the staff went out of their way to make sure the holiday was going well.
From the front reception, managers, beach guys, bar tenders, dining room staff and room maids there is no one person to single out as they all did their utmost to see that everything ran smoothly. Indeed the gardeners who were at the hotel every day were also a joy to watch as they really kept everything neat and tidy.
All in all, a lovely hotel, well positioned and well run. We will be back again!

Colonial feel. Just perfect.
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has customer service off to a tee! The Guest Relations Manager (Paul) was super attentive! A 'welcome and introduction' at my first breakfast at the hotel to check everything was okay with my room. There were a couple of issues which he resolved before I returned to my room after breakfast! I was travelling solo and my safety to all staff was paramount, advising not to take the Reggae bus alone at night. Each and every member of staff was welcoming, polite and service with a smile. I would highly recommend staying here.

Mother's day lunch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been attending this hotel annually with family for the last 6 years for mother and father's day lunch. It has always been an amazing experience; the ambiance, the food and service .....always excellent. Yesterday however, was an extremely disappointing experience. I left feeling as though my money was wasted.
First, let me say that the restaurant far from full, so i did not comprehend the reason why the wait for water and a napkin was so lengthy. Neither could i understand why no one came to take an order for drinks. After sitting for 20 minutes, I had to stop a random employee who was passing and ask if she could please assist.
With reference to the food, was very little variety and it was tasteless. My mother nor any other family member enjoyed it. Then, in one glass of water, was some brown unknown sediment. It was drawn to the attention of 2 employees, the lady who was topping the water up and the lady who announced the prize winners. The glass was removed from the table but no one came to us re the incident, although promised by the announcer that she would return after speaking to the lady who removed it.
This was the most disappointing experience I've had here but what made it more disappointing, was that my mom didn't enjoy at all and i drove from st. Philip passing several restaurants to get to this one.