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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 483 Reviews
Holiday in Paradise
Reviewed 14 hours ago

Just back from a wonderful 10 day fantastic holiday in Barbados with our friends. We stayed at the
beautifully appointed ‘Waves’ Beach Hotel’ on an all inclusive basis. Which really worked for us, as dining
out in Barbados can be expensive. The quality of food and choice was exceptional, from breakfast
to evening meal in the main restaurant. There was also an Asian Fusion restaurant at our disposal,
which again, the food and service was second to none.
Along with above, if you just wanted a snack for lunch there is a coffee shop serving the obvious and a menu consisting of such likes as Club Sandwich, Caesar Salad, Paninis and Cakes...
We stayed in a Delux Ocean Room looking directly out to sea. Which was fully equipped with a/c, tv, hairdryer,
iron and beautifully furnished.
The hotel is located 25 mins from Bridgetown and 15 mins from Holetown on a Rege bus route for a dollar.
Last but not least are the staff, who never stopped smiling and making sure you were enjoying your holiday.
I would actually go as far as saying, collectively the best staff in any hotel I have ever stayed in...
If you can’t enjoy your well earned break here, don’t go to Barbados again...

Paradise!
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I stayed at Waves for 10 nights. From the moment we arrived we were impressed. The hotel is modern, so clean and the staff are so friendly. I don’t think I have ever stayed in such a friendly hotel! Both staff and guests were lovely.
The hotel has around 70 rooms so is a smaller resort to some of the other Elegant hotels. Gave it a more intimate feel.
We had a pool view room on the spa side.
Lovely clean rooms. One thing I would say is that the fridge should really be stocked, even if just with soft drinks.

The food at both restaurants was lovely. Loved my morning omelette and lunches usually we are at the coffee shop were you can get salads, wraps and cakes.
Evening meals were great. Like the fact that it was only a buffet once a week and then it was all made to order .
Great quality food.

The water sports on offer were fab and even some motorised ones also included.

Overall a fabulous experience and would recommend. We would return to Barbados and Waves in the future as such a wonderful island and hotel.

My experience and helpful hints (detailed, but long)
Reviewed 4 days ago

It has been a few days since I left Waves. I wanted to wait so I could be sure that I'm writing an objective review. Here it goes.

THE AIRPORT: there isn't an airbridge. They roll up a set of stairs or a ramp (if needed). You head into customs. There are 3 concrete columns in customs. The first one you encounter is the back of the line. The middle is the middle of the line, and the front is the front of the line. I was exactly in the middle and it took 45 minutes to get through customs. Immediately after customs (like 100 feet away) is baggage claim. Grab your bag and go to Immigration, which is another 100 feet away. When I went through Immigration (nothing to declare), there was no line at all. Outside there is a taxi stand. The cost to the hotel was US$30. Please consider tipping your driver (who most likely also owns his taxi). Fuel is insanely expensive in Barbados so the driver really isn't making hardly any money. The ride was about 30 minutes to the hotel.

HOTEL: it is very clean and easy to navigate. I would say that "boutique hotel" is an accurate description and this is what I was looking for. Check-in was easy. No issues at all.

STAFF: I thought the staff were friendly enough, but I didn't seem to experience the same "amazing service" that other reviewers have mentioned. I'm not saying anyone was rude, but in my experience most of the staff were rather quiet and subdued. I did manage to get a few folks to open up and laugh a little.

ROOM: the room is spacious, modern and clean. The bed was very comfy and the sheets were really nice. However the room did have a musty smell. It was clearly coming from the air conditioner. I did ask the front desk to look into it. Maintenance cleaned the AC unit a little and they sprayed some air freshener (which I asked them to do). This helped a little, but definitely didn't fix the issue. I asked several other guests if they had the same musty smell and they all said yes. The next time I go the Bahamas or the Caribbean, I'm going to take some Oust or Febreeze plug ins.

FOOD: Dinner reservations are *Required*. Make them at breakfast. You can only make them the day of. I ate at all 3 restaurants. Seascapes is the only one open for breakfast. Breakfast is the same buffet every day with 1 or 2 substitutions. I loved getting poached eggs every day since I never get them at home. Kyma does delicious sandwiches, coffee, ice cream and sweets. Shiso is the Asian-themed restaurant (closed Monday and Thursday). Seascapes does buffet breakfast, lunch and most dinners. The buffet was always good, but never great. However the nights when you order from the menu were Fantastic. I'm talking "holy smokes this is awesome!". I also thought Shiso was excellent. Here is a tip: at lunch, even though it is buffet you can order a burger. DO IT. I don't know what the heck they do to their burgers, but the darn things are excellent.

ALCOHOL: there is one bar in the main lobby area (next to Seascapes) and another in Shiso, but it is only open at night when Shiso is open. Here is a tip: if you want a strong drink then you need to ask the bartender to make it strong. Otherwise the drinks are all very tasty, but weak. My oceanfront room did not come with a mini-bar. Here is another tip: take a large plastic cup with a lid on it and ask the bartender to fill it for you. That way I was able to take a 20 ounce drink down to the beach instead of the little 6 ounce (maybe 10 ounce?) glass they give you.

BEACH: the beach is pretty shallow. As you face the ocean, lounge chairs to the far left will end up partially underwater at high tide. I never had trouble getting a lounge chair, but I did have to wait for a cushion sometimes. They did run out of umbrellas and tables, but when one became available, the attendant brought it over to me. The beach was only really crowded until about 12:30 and then poof! Suddenly there were empty lounge chairs all over. They do have a beach waiter to take drink orders. They came around approximately once every 90 minutes. I've read other reviews about cold cloths and frozen grapes. I saw that once in 6 days.

BUS: you can catch the bus in front of the hotel (near the cross-walk). There is a blue bus (government-regulated) and a yellow-bus (privately owned). They both cost $2 Barbados (they also accept US$1 bills). If you are facing away from the hotel, catch the bus going to the left and go to Holetown (or stop anywhere along the way by pressing the button near the ceiling). If you want to go to Bridgetown, cross the street and catch the bus going to the right. I found the yellow bus perfectly fine AS LONG AS it wasn't crowded. By law, a bus can only have 10 people standing, but on the yellow bus I saw maybe 20 or 30 people standing. So I only took the yellow bus when seats were available.

BOTTOM LINE: overall, we had a really great time. My wife and I were very sad to leave.

50th Birthday Celebrations
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped here for 2 weeks. Hotel split into 2 sections and we stopped on the Spa side which was quiet and wonderfully relaxing. Food amazing, especially the Asian restaurant and service from the staff out of this world. Beach pretty narrow, but no issues, sea wonderfully warm. We took the complimentary water taxi which is worth a trip. Other highlights included a ride on one of the Reggae buses, such fun and jeep tour which was great. Our room was spacious and kept immaculately clean on a daily basis. Would thoroughly recommend

Just sheer Paradise
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our 1st visit to Waves but our 3rd visit to a Barbados Elegant Hotel, and far superior than Crystal Cove. The only negative is food in seascape is not as great as Crystal Cove.

Ocean View Rooms are just amazing! Air conditioned with plenty of room, a comfy queen sized bed, a sofa, table and chairs, TV, Clock Radio with USB ports for charging, Yoga mat, ironing Board and Iron, Hairdryer, dressing gowns, Fridge, Tea and Coffee making facilities bottled water put in room daily and a free safety deposit box. Great Shower - just be careful as can be a bit slippery. If you stay on the 3rd floor the balcony isn’t completely covered so if you want to dry clothes on the supplied airer then you need to move nearer to the balcony doors. Balcony has a small two seater sofa and table. Pauline also was amazing she cleaned our room daily and is very friendly, anything you need she will look after you.

Two great restaurants - Seascape and Soshi and a smaller restaurant which does coffee, Tea, Cakes, Ice-creams and toasted sandwiches, which are fantastic and Christine who works in their is just so lovely and looks after you well.

Beach, it is small but sufficient space for relaxing on a sun-bed for the hotel residents. Their is a policy to not put towels to reserve beds but residents do, but people moan but if you ask the guy on the beach he will try his best to get you more beds and place them where he can. You only have to ask - if you don’t ask you don’t get. Umbrellas are in shorter supply, but you will find that not everyone stays on the beach all day so beds and brollies will become available. Pamela - everyone needs a Pamela in your life - she brings your drinks daily and always has a great smile. You will also get frozen grapes and cold flannels, and ice cream bought round also. So you are well looked after. The sea is also safe to swim in although the last 4 days of our holiday the sea was very rough which is very unusual. Water sports are free and the guys that organise it are very good. The only one you pay for is the Jet-Ski’s. If you get a chance use the water taxi it takes you to the other elegant hotels, or you can stay on and just have a round trip.

Over the road is the spa and the adult swimming pool and more accommodation and the Soshi Restaurant which is also a must to go to. The spa is lovely - I had a facial and a head massage by Faith she was lovely, this is all free as you are given complimentary vouchers so use them if you have them because it’s relaxing and book in advance.

If you get the chance and have no health issues - like bad backs etc use the Reggae Reggae bus to get around - it’s an experience and only 2BBD per person.

Tiami Catamaran Cruises are also a good way of seeing the turtles, you also get food and drink included. Although if you look closely from the beach you may see some pop their heads up.

Island tours - go with Sam the Man he generally pops along the beach, but the reception will be able to contact him if he doesn’t appear. In my photos I have a copy of his business card with his number on so please look.

The staff - we would like to thank the following because they made the holiday the most friendliest and welcoming people you will ever meet.

Chanise, Jennifer the two Jacqueline’s,
Christine, Destiny, Pamela, Tanya, Ryan - a lovely man who always made us smile.
Kim the manager and Kendrick at the bar.

We will definitely be coming back it’s our second home now.