All inclusive

Waves Hotel & Spa

St. James 4.5

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Overview

As part of the award winning Elegant Hotels Group in Barbados, the newly 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 holiday where the all-inclusive experience goes beyond premium accommodation and versatile dining. The focus on mind & wellness, freshly prepared dishes, cultural, artistic and local activities provides an opportunity for guests to unwind and reconnect.

This eco-chic wellness hotel, nestled on a beachside cliff, caters to those seeking a mind and body holiday: whether guests are looking for a serene adult-only escape in the dedicated adult spa side of the property or a high-energy communal oceanfront lounge setting, the 70 room eco-chic hotel offers an authentic Barbados experience to all ages. The hotel is located just 30 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport and 15 minutes from Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados.

Added value

Complimentary spa treatment

Each Adult receives two complimentary Spa Treatments for stays of 5 nights or longer. 

Enjoy access to Crystal Cove. Water Taxi service is complimentary and operates daily weather permitting. Please see hotel concierge for more details

 

Other Fees: 9.65 usd per room/per night (includes taxes) Paid directly to the hotel.

Check in

3 p.m.

Check out

12 p.m.

Rooms

70

Rooms

Standard Guest Room
455 square feet
  • 1 king bed, and 1 sofa bed, or 2 single beds, and 1 sofa bed
  • Resort view
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
Standard Guest Room
455 square feet
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee maker
  • Complimentary coffee/tea
  • Concierge service
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Laptop safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Phone
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • TV

Oceanfront Room
  • 1 king bed, and 1 sofa bed, or 2 single beds, and 1 sofa bed
  • Ocean view
  • No more than 3 guests in the room
Oceanfront Room
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee maker
  • Complimentary coffee/tea
  • Concierge service
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Laptop safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Phone
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • TV

Amenities


Location

Address
Prospect Bay, St. James, Barbados
24 km from BGI airport

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 5.0
  • Value 4.5
TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Standout service at Waves

SammyandFlo (Mississauga, Canada) on Feb 14, 2024

During a week at Waves we were happy to experience the friendly and attentive service of all the staff throughout the property, which we had read about in reviews prior to our arrival. Management is to be commended for their well trained and highly motivated staff. Compared with other Caribbean resorts we've visited, Waves stands out for its great service. Waves is a small property and as such a guest’s experience at the resort can be noticeably impacted by planned as well as unforeseen events. Marriott has had ongoing renovations, to the spa and adult pool, both of which we were aware of at time of booking and didn’t see as an issue as we had planned to spend most of our time on the beach. However, tidal and wave conditions throughout the week resulted in the cancellation of water sport activities and the water taxi transfer to sister resorts. Beach erosion limited the number of sun loungers on many afternoons and the exposed rocks and stones made it difficult to get in and out of the sea. Hopefully this will not occur more frequently due to climate changes. There were a couple of days where swimming in the sea was impossible. Also, the gym was unexpectedly closed the whole time we were there, the resort did provide free transport to Crystal Cove to use the gym there but this required pre booking your slot to go over. Given that the main pool was closed (for renovations), the beach was not always an option due to rough conditions and the only available pool was too small to accommodate all guests, we had to take initiative to find our own solutions to pass the days. With the bus stops close by, we visited the Crystal Cove and Turtle Beach resorts (at our own expense) and also the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (worth it!). We would have liked to see a more customer sensitive response from Waves management, for example providing free transport to a sister resort, or a voucher for some sort of excursion to make up for closed amenities. Maybe this was Marriott policy and procedures in action but, as they say, it's the thought that counts. We enjoyed the specialty drinks from the bar and food overall was generally good. However , when Shiso is closed two nights a week you end up with buffet for all three meals at Seascape restaurant. Other nights at Seascape are a la carte and I would suggest the buffet dinners be scheduled on nights when Shiso is open so that guests can avoid having to have buffet food all day. There are also options for a great dinner off the resort, one can head out to one or more of the fine restaurants in the St. James and Holetown area.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Enjoying Waves in Barbados

karendK3877MY (Toronto, Canada) on Feb 13, 2024

This hotel has exceptionally friendly and engaging staff. From the front desk to the beach staff and especially the waitstaff in Seascapes. Kudos to the Management team for hiring and training such an exceptional team. Great food and beverage offerings.

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