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Excellent 81 Reviews
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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Beachfront Bedroom Modern property Suite home lighting living room

Overview

Intimate Barbadian landmark on the beach with a welcoming vibe and award-winning restaurant

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels – Adults Only
Hwy 1
Paynes Bay, BB24009 Barbados

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 81 Reviews
Perfect Holiday
Reviewed 21 hours ago

The resort was great. Decided this resort after reviewing tripadvisor and it was a right decision. The resort was clean, staffs were warm and friendly. Food was amazing. Will definitely come back next year.

Amazing attentive staff
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were there for our 5th wedding anniversary and the staff couldn't do more for us. We had a room upgrade and a lovely platter of fruit and chocolates when we arrived. The Sun-downer hour every night is great fun and the breakfasts each morning were excellent - I particularly enjoyed the Eggs Benedict. We only wish we had stayed longer than a week. Perfect...

Excellent hotel and staff, shame about some of the guests.
Reviewed 1 week ago

After all the excellent reviews for this hotel, we decided to stay here for 11 nights just after Easter.
The hotel and staff are better than expected, I am not sure I could even single out any member of staff as they are all so intent on making your stay just perfect.
Unfortunately, we also experienced the loud, unruly, ignorant and rude wedding party from the USA. The staff spent so much time apologising for them, which was totally unfair. However, we couldn't stand it after 4 totally ruined days, so the hotel staff managed to move us next door to the Tamarind, until the party had left.
When we returned, the hotel was an oasis of serenity, with fabulous food, excellent drinks and the service was faultless.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone (provided there isn't a party of 50+ unruly guests present).

A place to relax and unwind
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just returned from Treasure Beach. A boutique hotel with amazing staff for whom nothing is too much trouble, fantastic food and plenty of it, a location where you can chill out for that one or weeks you have off work.

I had the meal plan so evening meal was included in the price

I would like to add a special thank you to Ashley who worked tiredlessly on keeping the sundeck area clean and tidy and who put our sunbeds out every morning on the beach. Happy Birthday for Tuesday Ashley!

As I mentioned all the staff are fantastic and hence why fice stars however, there arrived on Tuesday on mass a wedding party of some 30 USA quests all over the age of 18 years old who were the most distrubive and abussive group of people I have ever encountered who had no respect for the hotel, its staff, or fellow boarders. The management team and staff worked to the state of exhaustion with these people and that meant some standards were dropped but not on purpose just because these guests were so unruly which made quests ask whether the party were staying in the hotel or going out from it which meant we could plan our days and evenings.

I shall be writing to the General Manager as staff here did apologise but the central booking team should have made the hotel excluisve use to the barbarians!

Veronica runs a great team and hence why I gave this five stars and yes, I will return but wilk check with the booking crew verablly if there is a big wedding party booked.

5 star inside and out
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Treasure Beach is simply amazing! A Very clean and quaint hotel. Where you feel like family! The staff is exceptional but extra kudos to Ian and Charisse. Thank you! Beautiful people a beautiful island