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Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels

Prospect Bay, BB24033 Barbados
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 13/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 13/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 25 hotels in Saint James Parish
Travelers' Choice
New to the award winning Elegant Hotels Group family in Barbados, the redesigned all-inclusive Waves Hotel and Spa is located on a stretch of white pristine beach on the Platinum West Coast of the island. The oceanfront hotel offers a unique getaway where the all-inclusive experience goes beyond premium accommodation and versatile dining. The focus on mind & wellness, freshly prepared dishes, artistic and local activities provides an opportunity for guests to unwind and reconnect. This eco-chic wellness hotel caters to those seeking a mind and body holiday: whether guests are looking for a serene, adult-only escape in the dedicated spa side of the property or a high-energy communal oceanfront lounge setting, the 70 room hotel offers an authentic Barbados experience for all ages. Elegant Inclusions with each stay provide complimentary motorized and non-motorized water sports, WiFi, all meals and beverages, fitness center, yoga, bespoke daily activities plus a complimentary water taxi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Entertainment staff
Airport transportation
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Evening entertainment
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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WendyDavis2018 wrote a review Yesterday
Biggleswade, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
Second time we have been, this time with my son and his girlfriend. Food still great, cocktails still great, service with the mostest and smiles, just a wonderful place to be. I was concerned about the sale to Marriott but the great news is that the colleagues working there are the same people doing the same thing - being amazing. Thanks so much, we will be back
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Date of stay: January 2022
1 Helpful vote
ReemaThanki25 wrote a review Mar 2021
6 contributions13 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We visited in September 2020 for our Honeymoon, we could not have asked for better quality and COVID safety than this amazing hotel. The facilities were spotless and the staff were amazing and accommodating. With their sister hotel restaurants closed, they made the most of the wonderful chefs they had and changed the menu daily, all food was delicious and no request was out of bounds for them. The overall staff from the front desk, restaurant and bar service was personal and so welcoming, the staff made our trip so warm and fun. Thank you for making our Honeymoon and first trip to Barbados so special, we will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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9 Helpful votes
Response from Shanette Price, Guest Services / Front Office at Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels
Responded 30 Apr 2021
Dear ReemaThanki25, Thank you for your five star review on your honeymoon experience. We are so happy to know that this momentous occasion was spent with us and it was an amazing one with memories to last a lifetime. We saw that you made mention of the property being spotless, the staff being amazing and the food being delicious. This is great to know as it all attributed to the overall enjoyment of your experience. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm Regards, Shanette
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007AM wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom8 contributions17 helpful votes
Lets start with the negative, then there will be a lot of time for the positive. The negative is the Spa. It definitely doesn't match everything else in the hotel. Booking was hard ( even before arriving ). The whole experience was like a 2nd rate Spa. Can't pick out just one thing at fault. Would just say everything. We felt like we were an inconvenience to the staff. We heard similar comments from other guests. And check your bill. Don't assume it's right ( especially if using complimentary vouchers ). With that out of the way, lets talk about the positive. The hotel, location, staff are OUT OF THIS WORLD ! Our room ( 109 ) had a balcony facing the sea. If you don't like going to sleep with the sound of waves crashing then choose a room across the road around the adults only pool ( which are awesome too ). Every member of staff went out of their way to engage with you. To make sure you had everything you needed, To make sure you were having a great time. Jacqueline Griffith on reception was amazing. A wealth on knowledge and nothing was ever too much trouble. We were always greeted with a smile. The only other member of staff I'll call out is Cheryl ( the expert omelet maker ). She made our day each morning when she was working our breakfast. For an All Inclusive hotel the food is amazing. Please be prepared to put on a few pounds. But that's what holidays are all about. To break up eating in the same restaurant each night, book Shiso a few times. Asian food that's so yummy. You can book 48 hours in advance. Would advise you to do as it gets booked up quickly. Kyma is a great place to get a coffee & cake / ice cream. For something special / romantic. Do the private dinner on the beach. A lifelong memory is guaranteed. Even though the hotel is part of Marriott, it hasn't been transformed in to the corporate brand as yet ( and I hope it never does ). It is a quaint and cozy hotel. The beach is small but stunning. And you can walk to so many other beaches from it as every beach on Barbados is a public beach.. so impress your friends with a pic taken on Sandy Lane beach. The free water sports are great. I tried kayaking, paddle boarding, catamaran sailing ( for the first time, did a wee lesson ) and did water skiing for the first time ( and got up first time ). The dilemma is to stay around the hotel or visit other bits of the island. Lots of people we spoke to had been to the hotel 3 or 4 times before. A true testament to how great it is. We did a small tours with Tony the taxi diver ( ask Jacqueline to arrange ). Was such a laugh and we got to see lots. A catamaran cruise is a must to swim with the turtles. We did a sunset one ( not the best sunset on the day we did it ) but it was worth it anyway. Waves is such an amazing hotel and everyone makes your stay the best ever. We didn't venture out to the other Elegant Hotels near by, that we could have gotten to from the complimentary water taxi. We'd maybe do that next time. Thank you everyone at Waves for making our first trip to Barbados perfect ! Everyone at the hotel was on top of COVID requirements and made sure that every guest was too. Felt totally safe.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Room Tip: Beach view is best.
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MikeF61 wrote a review 22 Jan
London101 contributions65 helpful votes
This was our 4th time staying at Waves and it was as good as our first - this hotel meets all our requirements in terms of quality and service - the rooms are very well decorated and have everything you need , the food and drink on offer are first class and the staff , led by the manager Kim are friendly and professional . We have suggested this hotel to a number of our friends and they have also found it to be a wonderful place ideally set on the West Coast offering everything you need . Highly Recommend
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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hannahv16 wrote a review 19 Jan
16 contributions
We booked this hotel last minute based on the amazing recent reviews, and were both so incredibly happy with our choice. The location is beautiful, the spa and adults only pool was incredibly relaxing and our sea view room was a real treat. We were very happy with the restaurants too! The absolute winner here is the staff - they were all so helpful and kind, and really made us feel welcomed and like we were being looked after on holiday. My partner actually proposed on the second night we were there, and the staff were apparently all very helpful and with their help, he created the most amazing proposal on the beach at sunset with champagne. Thank you to Olivia particularly who helped organise multiple surprises as it was also my birthday whilst we were away! Thank you for an incredibly memorable and special stay.
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Date of stay: January 2022
US$399 - US$972 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels
Which popular attractions are close to Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels?
Nearby attractions include Carlisle Bay (6.4 km), Browne's Beach (6.9 km), and Pebbles Beach (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nishi Restaurant, The Tides, and Sahara Arabic Grill and Falafel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels have airport transportation?
Yes, Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels?
Many travellers enjoy visiting George Washington House (7.5 km), Garrison Savannah - Barbados Turf Club (7.8 km), and Barbados Garrison (7.6 km).
Does Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.