Waves Hotel & Spa reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 5.0
  • Value 4.5

1087 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great Birthday Getaway! So much to do, so little time!

MelissaR2476 on Jun 01, 2024

This was a wonderful birthday getaway in a boutique-style hotel and Spa. Spa services were performed in the suites as the hotel is undergoing renovation - be sure to enjoy the salt scrub and back massage! The pool was still available at the main building. Dining available at Seascapes restaurant or if you're interested in eating at one of their sister hotels, you may take a water taxi to Tamarind or Crystal Cove. Kyma Café is a great spot for a quick bite, or if you are feeling "snackish" overnight. Note, dinner reservations are required irrespective of site and request a copy of the water taxi schedule (or take a picture). Also, I love the availability of local artisans on site (just outside Kyma) for quick souvenir shopping! If you are looking to explore local eats (i.e. Roti Den, Friday nights at Oistins Fish Fry, or Lickrish Food tour is a must!), excursions like Harrison's Cave, the Mt. Gay Rum Distillery Tour, an Island Tour, or activities available on the premises, then Kevin is your man! The staff are like a family - welcoming and inviting, and we shared soooo many laughs! We are grateful for all who contributed to a great stay - Ryan (be sure to keep an eye on George for me lol), Kevin, Tiara, Ms. Beverly, Debbie, Rhia & Janisa, Ms. Cheryl and Oliver, Derek, Stefan, Daron, Sabrina, Christina, Sariah, Akeil, Jabaar, Kemal, Tanisha, Keshia and Kim, even the lovely Jennifer (yoga instructor). We connected with everyone - too many to name! Everyone is friendly and willing to help!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Exceptional stay!

Konni T on May 27, 2024

Treated my mother (Bajan born) to a hometown stay for Mother’s day! Our overall experience was personalized, spectacular, and exceeded my expectations! All of the staff was warm and welcoming, they ALL showed genuine interest to ensure that our vacation was joy filled and relaxing. Our 7-day stay included spa treatments for mommy dearest, ATV’S, boating, & zip-lining for myself. Included was a free boat shuttle to sister hotels. Breakfast offered freshly made omelets accompanied by buffet styled eats, and a daily itinerary, which included hotel events with live entertainment, and phenomenal food which included special requests to order. Outstanding customer service by ALL staff, especially for the front desk representative Daron !! Exceptional stay!!! I will absolutely be returning!!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Tina’s 60th

SToumany12 (Hertford, United Kingdom) on May 27, 2024

We had the most amazing stay for 2 weeks in May The holiday was booked to celebrate a special birthday & we were not dissapointed , the staff were very warm & friendy The Hotel was partly closed for building work but this did not impact on our say at all We used the Water Taxi on several occasions to visit the sister hotels which were lovely but we were always happy to come back to Waves , also enjoyed Derek’s sing along on the boat on the way back The Restaurant staff especially Sheryl who always greeted us with a big smile every morning for Breakfast , her Omelettes where out of this world. Special Thankyou also to Valerie & Christine But i need to say another special Thankyou to Antowoine who will go far as his Customer Service was exceptional Jackie, Kevin & Ryan for all their advise & information about the Island Tamisha on Reception ‘loved her nails” Fab cocktails Shamack & Kenny The Hotel is in a perfect location with its own well maintained beach Low key evening entertainment but of a very high standard Beach Front Room with everything you could need for your stay Rooms kept very clean by House Keeping Big Thankyou to all again as too many to mention , keep up the great standards & we would never consider staying anywhere else when we come back to Barbados

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Fantastic relaxing Caribbean holiday (great resort, great staff, great views, great time)

Z5290PKjamesg (Alva, United Kingdom) on May 23, 2024

My wife and I spent 2 weeks at the Waves Hotel & Spa and had an excellent holiday. Hotel Room The air-conditioned room was excellent. 3rd Floor with a great view towards the sea. King size bed, sofa, mini fridge, coffee/tea, bathroom with large walk-in shower (note - no bathtub but won’t matter to most people). Housekeeping were excellent and they ensured the room was freshened up daily as well as topping up coffee, water etc Restaurant We really liked the layout of the restaurant, with views out to sea. Breakfast was often buffet style and an egg bar for omelettes etc. Lunch was buffet style with a chef also providing extras like wraps etc. Dinner was mainly a la carte and there were plenty of variety. We both really enjoyed all the food provided. The staff were attentive and ensured that you had ample water (and alcoholic drinks as required). There was also a cafe which provided snacks and cakes (even gluten free options). The cafe was sometimes air-conditioned which was great when it get a bit hot outside. Reception, Bar & waiting staff Staff were always cheery and helpful with suggestions for activities. They even brought frozen grapes, ice lollies, fruit and cool drinks to you at the poolside and on the beach. Pool As part of the resort was being renovated there was only a small pool but we found it ideal as most people went to the beach. It was quite quiet and it was shaded in the afternoon so a very cool place to relax. Perfect for us. Beach The beach was to the front of the resort (down some steps). There were plenty of sunbeds and staff at hand if required. There was a safe area to swim which was away from the water sports. Spa The spa was excellent and we had 3 complimentary treatments each. We tried out the 30 minute couples massage (twice) as well as a scrub (me) and manicure (my wife). TIP – make sure you try out the spa. The staff were really good and had good processes in place to ensure you were comfortable with the treatment. Water Taxi This was a great service and it allowed us to visit other resorts (under the same all-inclusive terms). TIP - It was a nice boat journey and perfect for spending about 90 minutes in a round trip when it was a bit hot to sit in the sun. Gluten Free (Coeliac) experience I always worry a bit when I travel due to my coeliac but I found the resort excellent in catering for my needs. I fact, for 2 weeks I had no problems and was able to select from around 80% of the menu. At buffet time the staff even warned me if they saw me heading towards any items that contained gluten. In fact, I found Barbados generally very good in providing gluten free meals. Far better than UK. Extra special things Everyone seemed to remember our names,. On our anniversary they put rose petals on bed in heart shape and left cake and wine. At meal times I felt I could rely on staff looking after my gluten free requirements. This is not always the case when you go on holiday. It is the first time I’ve been to an ‘all inclusive resort’ where I never had to fork out money for additional items. Well done. Conclusion Part of the complex was closed but we knew this in advance and it did not impact on our enjoyment. It might even have made it better for us as the hotel was a bit quieter than expected. A fantastic holiday at a really excellent hotel where you were made to feel special. Many thanks to all the staff.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Amazing holiday

Claire A (United Kingdom) on May 21, 2024

From the minute me and my daughter arrived until the minute we left, we were spoilt by the staff. They remembered our room number at meal times. They remembered what excursions we had booked and asked how they were when we returned. Everyone was really friendly. The spa treatments were amazing, and people should make the most of this service. We are already looking to return for another amazing holiday!

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