4.5
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

With a stay at Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels – All Inclusive in Prospect (Parish of St. James), you’ll be convenient to Batts Rock Beach and Paradise Beach. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Barbados Polo Club and Brighton Beach.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 70 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 47-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. This resort has 2 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels – All Inclusive
Prospect Bay Beach
Prospect, 00000 Barbados

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 539 Reviews
Good beach hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

Nice hotel on the beach, plenty of water sports available and a choice of dining venues. You can also dine in their sister hotels reached by water taxi. Ex cerci season classes and early morning walk also possible.

Another fabulous, memorable holiday at Waves Barbados
Reviewed 3 days ago

We departed Waves on Thursday 14th March, after another fantastic holiday. This was our second visit to this hotel and we will definitely be returning next year, However, as it is becoming so popular with returning guests, we just hope we can get availability.
I have just read the review posted on 10th March and can't believe this is the same hotel we stayed in and we were probably there at the same time! The service, from the minute you arrive is absolutely exceptional. I must commened Jaqueline on Reception, she always had a friendly smile, remembered your name and couldn't have been more helpful.
The service on the beach was superb, fresh towels available all day, even at 07.30, when I went for my early morning swim in the sea before breakfast. If you don't want to sunbathe at a slight angle the sunbeds on the second and third row are flat, Drinks served to your lounger throughout the day, plus cold towels in the morning, iced fruit and ice cream in the afternoon.
The sea was beautfully clean and the sand was swept daily. The beach attendants readily put up umbrellas when required, and changed wet towels for dry ones.
The drinking water in Barbados is so pure, why would anyone want bottled water, though water bottles are placed in your room daily.
The drinks in the bar were excellent and what a choice, I prefer Gordons Gin and that was never a problem and what a friendly bar too. The bar staff couldn't do enough for you. There was a great variety of spirits and cocktails and the staff would mix anything you required. The rum punch was certainly memorable and very strong! Also, all the guests talked, a friendly atmsophere prevailed throughout the hotel.
The food in the restaurant was great and varied and what a treat to be served 5 days a week. Oliver the chef is great and I ordered lobster twice, freshly cooked at 60BD, I don't think you could beat that, it was absolutely delicious.
All the staff at the hotel are so friendly and welcoming, I wish I could name them all but am afraid I might miss a name. All were friendly, smiling and just made your stay so memorable.
Kim Griffith-Lewis, the hotel manager is always available and talking to guests. This is a rare experience, even in a 5 star luxury hotel. Please don't leave Mrs Griffith- Lewis, as you ensure Waves is the very special and unique hotel, which it is.
We had an ocean front room and three complimentary spa treatments,which were wonderful.
The bed was the most comfortable we had ever slept in and the room was always clean
We liked 4 face cloths, never a problem and remembered daily.
This is truly an exceptional hotel, a real gem, we can't wait to return.
A massive thanks you to all the staff at Waves, you are truly unique and gave us another holiday in paradise. We look forward to seeing you in 2020.

3rd Visit and still a great experience
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 3rd time at Waves and as ever all the wonderful staff can’t do enough to help you.
Choice of two restaurants with very good food, the Asian Shiso being well worth a try. Seascape (the main restaurant) overlooks the sea, the lunch buffet is always good and the waitress served evening meals have loads of choice, so you are sure to get something you like. During the day there is a coffee shop operating with great barista coffee, cakes and a selection of salads and meals. All of this within the all-inclusive price.
Beach is small but for the mornings is perfectly adequate. Good swimming area and the opportunity for nice beach walks up and down the coast. Drinks served to you frequently (all-inclusive remember) and there is filtered water on tap (usually flavoured with citrus) so no need for bottled water as one reviewer recently complained.
In the afternoons we usually took the free ferry service up to the sister hotel Colony Club and took advantage of the many shady sun beds there. It’s a lovely free ride up the West Coast, often people just do the full trip up and down for the views. As the last ferry back to Waves leaves at 4pm, we paid for a taxi back (USD 20).
The recent bad reviewer also complained that the drinks were watered down....well I had rum punch and it blew my head off! I really do not believe that comment. They will happily put more alcohol in your drinks if you ask anyway.
Rooms across the road in the beautifully landscaped adult pool area are best in my opinion. Probably first (top) floor as on the ground you do hear the people above you walking around. Failing that take a sea view room but avoid road facing rooms as they are noisy and you won’t want to use the balcony.
During our stay two 30 minute free spa treatments were offered which was a very nice bonus.
The only downside here is the impact on your waistline, expect a major expansion!

Staff is wonderful - rest is mediocre at best
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a visit to Waves. I will start by acknowledging the wonderful staff. From the moment you check in, the staff is wonderful. The front desk staff are lovely and so helpful. The staff in the Seascape couldn’t be nicer or more helpful (shout out to Sabrina and her team) as well as the water sports and beverage team at the beach.

Sadly, that is where the superlatives end. At these exorbitant prices, the experience needs to be much better. There is zero service, other than beverages, at the beach. No towels, no person to help with umbrellas or lounges. The beach is a sliver of sand and it is not flat, so all day you are sitting at angle and feeling as if you are sliding off your chair.

The drinks are seriously a joke. The liquor is watered down so much that nothing has any flavor. Even Absolut on the rocks didn’t cut it. We finally resorted to just drinking wine. Breakfast and lunch were fine. Nothing more. Dinner at the Seascape was very nice and the food was a bit better than fine. During cocktail hour, the lovely waitress came over with the “chef special” snack for the night. I kid you not, it was ham and cheese rolled up in a wrap and cut into pieces. At over $850 plus another $136 for my niece who was staying with us, this is pretty shocking. There is bottled water in the room. The front desk tells us we can get bottled water at the bar for the beach. The bartender tells us there has been no bottled water for days, yet every night the bottles are replenished in the rooms. What?? And bottled water at dinner is $10?? Other than dinner, the food and drinks are no better than a middle school buffet.

Rooms are spotless and functional. I can’t imagine there isn’t a better experience in the island for these prices. We won’t be returning.

That said, I will end where I started, the staff is seriously wonderful.

Excellent
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just completed a wonderful 6 night stay. All the superlatives in the reviews are accurate. The staff is exceedingly friendly and helpful. Food was outstanding, particularly for an all inclusive. Rooms, lobbies, restaurants all modern and well kept. We will definitely return.
Some practical info:
Spa was booking 2+ days in advance when I was there. Plan accordingly. If you want an appointment for the first or second day, consider calling ahead to book.
The water taxi stops around 4:30 PM. If you want to visit one of the other hotels for dinner on the “Dine Around” program, you’ll need to arrange a taxi.
The beach is very nice, but small. Not a negative, just FYI. If you want a secluded beach spot or yearn to throw a frisbee, you’ll need to go elsewhere on the island.