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
- 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
We stayed for a week early feb having never been to Barbados before and so were unsure what to expect. But oh my god it surpassed our expectations! We had a garden view room which was lovely and spacious and airy. The rooms and the whole hotel is very stylishly decorated. The breakfast was included in our rate and was very tasty. We could have happily just stayed in the hotel for the whole week and I know we would have eaten very well each day. We had our one free evening meal included as we stayed over 5 nights and it was great quality. It’s adult only and not many rooms so it was busy but never crowded. We are in our late 30’s and were in the minority age group as most people were in their 50’s or older but that might have just been by chance and it didn’t matter to me! If you want a sea front lounger then you do need to get there early but the loungers around the pool are only a 5 second walk from the beach so it doesn’t really matter. The location on the beach is just amazing. And it’s very easy to get to nearby holetown on the little yellow buses or even better on the free water taxi. All the staff were so friendly and welcoming. Special shout out to Ian and to Akeisha for really making our stay special! They have an iPad thing in each room with details of what is going on and we did some of the excursions and did yoga and the cocktail hour most nights. Amazing sunset view. We really want to book to go back again and definitely for longer than a week! You ideally want a sea view room. My only minor gripe was that the shower pressure was poor. But other than that I think it was a pretty perfect holiday!
We stayed at Treasure Beach for 2 weeks. The room was a great size with lots of storage and the fridge/ coffee machine and refrigerator really handy.
The staff were so helpful. Breakfast was amazing!
They were doing work on the sea wall at the hotel during our stay so we got free evening meals included. The food was delicious. Lovely choice and presentation.
The pool area was small but right next to the bar area and had very comfortable sun loungers.
The hotel is right next to the beautiful beach and you can use the water taxi to visit other Elegant hotels along the coast free of charge.
We hired a car through the hotel receptionist and parking was free of charge.
There's a great little rum shack - mainly locals across the road which was really reasonable and served lovely food.
Overall we loved our stay at Treasure Beach and will definitely return at some point.
This was our 6th visit to Treasure Beach-the second since it was taken over by Elegant Hotels
It just gets better and better!
Akeisha gives a great welcome and organised pre visit all golfing requests.Ian in the dining room is a great boss and Nikita deserves a spacial thanks for looking after us so well and always with a smile.Baker on the beach makes it a great day coupled with the watersports at next door Tamarind Hotel.
One is made to feel very welcome and Lisa Batson is a superb manger of the hotel,quietly aware of what's going on and always eager to please.
This hotel deserves success and we look forward to returning before long.
A beautiful, small hotel in a stunning location. Having just returned after an 8 night stay I can’t imagine ever wanting to stay anywhere else in Barbados. The staff were delightful. We have already re booked for 2 weeks in January 2020!
We were at this hotel for the new year 2018 and promised our selves we would return a year later.
Stayed for one week over the 2019 new year, which was just as pleasurable experience.
On our first visit the hotel had just opened and was not very busy, on second visit it was much busier but never gave the impression of being over crowded, just a better atmosphere.
Staff are very helpful and delightful, eager to assist and please, very friendly.
Best comment i could make on the hotel is that we returned for a second holiday.
Food is good and breakfast selection should cover all tastes and requirements.
Make sure you request a room with the sea view.
Adult only hotel which is nice.