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Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

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On-site rum vault with more than 150 types of rums
Room rates are a bit pricey
Touting 96 guest rooms and suites – each with a flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access, an espresso machine and a private patio or balcony – the Colony Club in Holetown, Barbados, prides itself on its family-friendly atmosphere. Kids can attend the resort's Aqua School to learn how to snorkel or windsurf, or the whole family can embark on an island excursion and swim with local turtles (a must-do, according to recent guests). Children of all ages can also enjoy seasonal kids activities and are welcome at the two on-site, open-air restaurants, which boast kid-friendly menus. If you don't have youngsters in tow, Colony Club offers an array of adult-focused amenities, including yoga and Pilates classes, couples massages and private dining, including inside the guest-approved Rum Vault, where you'll have your pick of 150-plus kinds of rum. You can also explore the restaurants or beachfront activities available at other west coast Elegant Hotels properties by hopping on one of Colony Club's free water taxis. Overall, recent visitors loved staying here, although a few said the property's facilities did not warrant the high room rates.
St. James
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Property Type
Boutique hotel, 96 rooms
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Traditional, Modern



  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019



The signature hotel of the seven Elegant Hotel properties on Barbados is certainly elegant but with an understated style and tone that's primarily targeted to adults. The resort boasts a beautiful beachfront and a lagoon-style pool that meanders through the 7 acres of tropical gardens – a romantic setting, indeed.

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Part of the Elegant Hotels Group, this beachfront resort is located on the Platinum Coast, just half a mile north of Holetown. ... Each room has a private balcony or terrace, some of which open directly onto one of four lagoon-style pools.


Part of the Elegant Hotels chain (comprising Turtle Beach, Crystal Cove, The House, Tamarind, and Colony Club), Colony Club has some of the best rooms of the bunch. Modern and contemporary, the rooms have marble bathrooms, upscale furnishings, and private patios or balconies.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 934 have reviewed the Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 934 reviews 4.5 (based on 934 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Colony Club by Elegant Hotels offers a variety of room types, from standard pool and garden view guest rooms to junior and one-bedroom suites. All accommodations feature contemporary, Caribbean-inspired decor, marble bathrooms and private balconies or patios. Amenities include espresso machines, flat-screen TVs and yoga mats.
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Select suites offer direct pool access
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on the Platinum Coast of Barbados, the Colony Club is set on 7 acres of tropical gardens with multiple lagoon pools that wind through the grounds. Downtown Holetown is about a mile southeast, and a complimentary water taxi transports guests to other Elegant Hotels properties on the west coast, including Tamarind by Elegant Hotels and Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels.
  • Complimentary parking
  • Grantley Adams International Airport sits 17 miles southeast
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The resort houses two restaurants. The Laguna Restaurant, where guests can enjoy the property's daily complimentary breakfast, serves a variety of international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Meanwhile, the resort's signature dining establishment, the Sunset Deck Restaurant, highlights seasonal menus featuring produce from the resort's own organic garden and sea-to-plate specialties. The eatery also offers themed dinners on select nights. Foodies will enjoy the complimentary garden tours and cooking demonstrations that are hosted by the resort's chefs.
  • Free water taxi shuttle service to other Elegant Hotels properties' restaurants
  • Kids menus at both restaurants
  • Three bars, including a swim-up option
  • Rum Vault available for private dinners and tastings with on-site rum sommelier
  • Room service available during restaurant hours

Number of restaurants2

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Colony Club offers four lagoon-style, freshwater pools, including one with a swim-up bar. The resort also features a beach with complimentary water sports equipment, such as paddleboards, snorkel gear, kayaks and Hobie Cat sailboats. Tubing and water skiing are free to enjoy as well.
  • Some rooms boast direct pool access
  • Available excursions include fishing trips and paddleboarding, snorkeling and swimming with turtles experiences
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The on-site Waves Spa and Beauty Salon offers a variety of treatments, ranging from massages to facials to body treatments to hair and nail services. The facility also specializes in rituals that feature local ingredients like kiwi, coconut oil and sea salt.
  • Couples massages

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The resort welcomes families with an array of complimentary amenities, from cribs, baby tubs and bottle warmers for infants to water sports equipment rentals for teens. Open seasonally, the Kids Korner for children ages 9 and younger provides supervised activities like sandcastle building competitions, cupcake decorating and stargazing with an astronomer. Older kids can attend the free Aqua School to learn how to snorkel, windsurf, sail, paddleboard or water ski. What's more, the resort offers family-friendly activities like koi fish feedings and paddleboarding, snorkeling and swimming with turtles.
  • Kids club activities are complimentary
  • Babysitting can be arranged for a fee
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Colony Club's 24-hour fitness center offers both cardio and weight-training equipment. Plus, the resort offers free fitness classes like kickboxing, yoga, water aerobics, Zumba and Pilates and a variety of complimentary motorized and nonmotorized water sports equipment, such as paddleboards and kayaks. The professional instructors at the Aqua School host both group and individual instruction for all age levels. Tennis courts are available on-site as well.
  • Personal training sessions (charges apply)
  • Complimentary walking tours every Monday and Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
  • In-room yoga mats
  • Free seasonal group tennis lessons; extra charges apply for private classes
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Colony Club offers both indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces and a fully equipped business center. Meeting coordinators can organize custom itineraries, events and team-building activities.
  • About 10 miles north of Bridgetown
  • Audiovisual equipment and services

Number of meeting rooms2

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Colony Club offers a variety of comprehensive wedding packages for small ceremonies and celebrations for up to 100 guests. Venues include the white sand beach and a variety of locations throughout the tropical gardens. Wedding services range from assistance with all legal requirements to the creation of a personalized gift registry.
  • Honeymoon packages
  • Bridal spa and salon services

Maximum wedding guest capacity100

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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