Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels – Adults Only
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- On a lovely stretch of white sand beach with loads of water sports available
- Friendly, unpretentious atmosphere
- A restaurant frequented by locals
- Cold fruit skewers and frozen washcloths delivered to sunbathers
What To Know
- A 10 percent hotel service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Refurbished in 2012
- Best for those looking for a quiet, reserved stay
- Ground-floor suites are less private; third-floor suites have high, pitched ceilings
- 40-foot catamarans anchor 200 feet offshore for snorkeling
- The hotel is closed August 31 – October 17, 2014
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Along Paynes Bay, one of the best beaches on Barbados, sits Treasure Beach, a classic Caribbean retreat. Turtles amble up the beach, windsurfers glide on impossibly clear water, and couples sunbathe under palms. Staff members here are lifers, which might explain the relaxed, unfussy atmosphere. After the hotel’s 1977 opening, the Concorde started Saturday morning service, hurling rock stars and royals from London to Bridgetown in time for lunch. In its heyday Treasure Beach attracted loads of celebrities, who frolicked in the warm waters — it’s rumored that even Dame Judi Dench made an appearance. The hotel recently underwent a refurbishment, which included the addition of a new Spa Suite.
Bed and Bath
Each of the 35 suites has been spruced up with Bajan accents such as coral stone walls, creamy terra-cotta floors and white bamboo furnishings, plus a private patio or balcony. Plasma TVs are in bedrooms as opposed to living areas — a small touch, but one that encourages an unplugged vibe (all rooms do have air conditioning), and three of the Deluxe Suites also include private plunge pools.
At the restaurant, tables spill out poolside, acting like a gentle stop sign to bathing suits and bare feet. In the kitchen, Kirk Kirton, a local chef with a following, keeps things interesting with daily menus featuring such dishes as poached shrimp with pickled breadfruit tian or seared yellowfin with green peppercorn and brandy cream. Richard’s Bar is named after its grandfatherly bartender, who has been crushing ice for piña coladas (apparently to smooth perfection) since the hotel opened.
How to Get There
Lovely room but there were a number of staff issues. It was quite obvious two restaurant staff in particular (Leanord and a girl) were not happy serving customers who had paid for a high level of service and made that quite obvious to the residents. A couple we me were in tears as the two were so abrupt! They should not have been working there which is a serious management issue. Unfortunately it spoilt our visit so weve decided not to return.
There is something really special about the Treasure Beach hotel that makes you feel so welcome.
Abosolutely loved the cosy artistic ambience, modern amenities and the lovely and professional staff.
The Tapestry restaurant onsite with head chef Jevon Cummins is a foodie's dream. Just pure creativity and bliss. We will be back!
My new wife and I spent our honeymoon at this hotel and it was incredible. The beach in front of the hotel is gorgeous and the luxury suite we stayed in had an incredible view of the Caribbean. This is a small boutique hotel and we loved the intimacy and layout of the hotel. The staff were absolutely incredible, and made our honeymoon especially memorable. This review doesn't do this hotel justice, it was more than we could have hoped for, and we both look forward to returning soon.