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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 1307 Reviews
Lovely hotel
Reviewed 9 hours ago

Slightly jet lagged we were offered complimentary rum punch by the charming staff on arrival. Our room had the perfect combination of quiet air con, dark black out curtains and a large bed. The view from the beach is gorgeous, the standard west coast Bajan combination of beautiful blue sea and sky. Staff are delightful, nothing is too much trouble here. Yes some of the hotel is a little "tired" but it is so tricky meeting European standards of excellence outside of the EU. And in an unhelpfully abrasive climate. Breakfast was a banquet, everything on offer and more, including the famous Ether on the eggs "anyway you want" counter. Lunch was good too, great salads and again the staff make this place. Would be happy to return.

Thank you
Reviewed 1 day ago

After moving rooms to an ocean view that we had booked, instead of the pool view we were given at first everything else was perfect. We were half board and found that breakfast just about covered ever taste from fruit to a full fried breakfast. The evening meal were if possible even better with a great selection prepared to perfection and served with a smile. Our room had a fantastic view, staff were all helpful and happy. Will definitely be returning

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the first bad review I have ever needed to write. Arrived before 10am after a cruise to enjoy a final day in the Caribbean before our flight home the following day and told that our room was ‘not quite ready - leave your luggage and take a seat’. We did and sat there for an hour or so to be told ‘sorry bad news the room won’t be ready until later as there are people still in it but we will find you another room to use until it is ready’. Ok we waited and waited eventually enquiring when it might be ready. ‘Sorry we haven’t got a room but we will find you a room to get changed in’. Waited and waited, enquired again and told no room but you can get changed in the toilets’. We waited and were eventually given a room to change in - in and out in 10 mins. Went to sit by the pool with our hand luggage etc.........long story shortish ....after many ready soon conversations we got our room a few minutes before 3pm. I know 3pm is the check in time but we had been led to believe they knew we would be arriving early and a room would be available for us. We are pretty relaxed and had we been been told at the outset it would be 3pm we would have been disappointed but sorted our day out rather than hanging around waiting all day. Shown to our Junior Suite room 207 - not impressed - right next to the breakfast room and bar with associated noise plus horrible cooking fumes from the kitchen extractors. Using the balcony was not a good experience. Asked for another room and shown two others, room 306 which according to another review had no running water and another (not yet cleaned and made up) on the other side of the hotel that would have better but told they couldn’t tell me when it would be ready. It was now after4pm so I asked would it be 5, 6, 7, 8, 9pm? ‘Oh not 8 or 9 was the reply. I gave up at this point as we had already wasted a complete day and couldn’t face any longer of being fobbed of with promises and non delivery. We kept the room, hated the balcony and associated smells and noise and wish we hadn’t wasted our time and quite a lot of money at the Tamarind.

How Dare They!!!
Reviewed 4 days ago

After seeing our "Sea View Junior Suite" we asked for another room as the room we were allocated had black mould around the bath and toilet and housed an unpleasant smell. Immediately outside our door, the ceiling/roof had broken down and rain poured through. A continual blanket of towels graced the floor with warning signs saying "slippery when wet". The heavy quartz countertop had broken away and teetered on one leg. We waited four days to be moved and were put into room 306 that had no running water!!! We were told that we could shower two floors down in room 106. Four wasted days in a tired hotel that was in need of much repair.

Another great stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from another great stay at the Tamarind Hotel.There's a lovely relaxed
atmosphere here right from the front desk to the beach ambassadors, nothing is too much trouble.
Had lunch here most days and would recommend the club sandwich and had dinner here for the first time
and it was lovely.Can't say enough good things about this hotel and the fact that
they've got new sun loungers for the beach makes it even better.Breakfast is plentiful
from fresh fruit to eggs done anyway you want by the always cheerful Ether.But once again the best thing about this hotel is it's wonderful staff, who look after you so well.
Can't wait to see all again next year and Arden and Joseph thanks so much for looking
after us this year.{room 105}