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
Parking on site
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Intimate Barbadian landmark on the beach with a welcoming vibe and award-winning restaurant
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.
Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels – Adults Only
Paynes Bay, Barbados
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Treasure Beach Hotel is Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.) - 17.4 km / 10.8 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.