Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels

Prospect Bay | St. James BB24017  [SEE MAP]St. James  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Boutique, all-inclusive hotel with stunning accommodations
Mixed guest sentiment about property's cuisine

The old adage "don't judge a book by its cover" rings true at Waves Hotel & Spa: Despite the all-inclusive hotel's roadside location and small size, recent guests were more than impressed with its decor and amenities. Rooms feature South Beach-inspired furnishings and fixtures, plus perks like flat-screen TVs, Bluetooth speakers, minifridges, free Wi-Fi access and yoga mats. And because this Elegant Hotels outpost sits on Barbados' western coast in St. James, travelers are never far from a palm-fringed beach. If you're more interested in a sand-free swim, visitors recommend stealing away to one of two pools, including an adults-only, free-form spa pool. Finish off your day with a treatment at the spa and a meal at one of Waves' two restaurants. Although some previous visitors said Seascape's buffet-style dishes were a bit underwhelming, others praised the property's cuisine, especially at Asian-inspired Shiso.

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Location
St. James
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive hotel, 70 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Modern
Best For
Couples, Families, Solo travelers

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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With competitive pricing, lovely rooms, and great on-site amenities, this 70-room boutique hotel will attract people who never thought they'd choose an all-inclusive package. ... Waves has a contemporary appeal especially for couples (though families aren't overlooked).

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 505 have reviewed the Waves Hotel & Spa 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 505 reviews 4.5 (based on 505 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotel's guest rooms are nestled within the family-friendly Ocean House and the adults-only Spa House. Rooms are spacious, with neutral modern decor. Standard amenities include 47-inch flat-screen TVs, Bluetooth speakers, yoga mats, bathrobes, walk-in showers and minifridges stocked with water. Some accommodations also come with terraces or balconies.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Spa Room rates cover an extra spa treatment per adult, per stay

Standard room sizeNone square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The all-inclusive Waves Hotel & Spa is located on Prospect Bay near Batts Rock Beach and Paradise Beach. The property is split across two buildings, the Ocean House and the Spa House, which are across the street from one another. Within walking distance, visitors will find a grocery store, plus a few shops and restaurants.
  • Less than 14 miles northwest of Grantley Adams International Airport
  • Complimentary water taxi shuttle service to other Elegant Hotels properties
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The hotel features two restaurants: Seascape and Shiso. Seascape overlooks the ocean and offers Mediterranean-influenced dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. And at Shiso, diners can savor Asian-Fusion cuisine for dinner. The hotel is also home to a coffee bar and deli, and guests can eat at other Elegant Hotels properties, which are acessible via free water taxis.
  • All-inclusive room rates cover all meals and drinks
  • Shiso closed on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Seascape offers a la carte and buffet-style dishes
  • Private beach dinners (fees apply)
  • Room service available during restaurant hours

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian

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

Pool

Waves Hotel & Spa offers two pools: a family-friendly pool and an adults-only spa pool. Both pools are surrounded by chaise lounge chairs and boast poolside service via pool ambassadors. Guests also have direct access to the beach, where they can lay in lounge chairs under umbrellas. Plus, visitors will find a terrace with cabanas that overlook the ocean.
  • Free loaner snorkel gear, kayaks, paddleboards, Hobie Cat sailboats; complimentary water skiing, tubing and banana boat rides
  • Spa pool only permits guests ages 17 and older
  • Snorkeling with turtles excursions (charges apply)
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

Waves Hotel & Spa offers a full-service spa with a wide range of services, including massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps, manicures, pedicures and ayurvedic treatments. There are 18 treatment rooms available, as well as outdoor treatment areas. The spa is located across the street from the main hotel building, and those looking for a more relaxing experience can choose to stay in guest rooms within the Spa House.
  • All-inclusive room rates cover one or two spa treatments per adult, per stay (depending on accommodation category)
  • Services use Elemis products
  • Couples massages

Services offered:

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

Kids

Although this Elegant Hotels outpost does not have a kids club, families can take advantage of free water sports equipment, such as kayaks, snorkel gear and Hobie Cat sailboats. Plus, the property's all-inclusive rates cover water skiing lessons from the Aqua School, as well as tubing and banana boat rides. On land, travelers can play beach cricket or swim in the family-friendly pool.
  • Only Ocean House accommodations permit children
  • Snorkeling with turtles excursions (charges apply)
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center with cardio and strength-training equipment. What's more, the property hosts weekly, complimentary yoga and Pilates classes, as well as free nonmotorized water sports equipment rentals, such as kayaks and paddleboards.
  • In-room yoga mats
  • Free guided beach walks
  • Meditation garden
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (free)
  • Motor boats (free)

Wedding

Waves Hotel & Spa offers wedding packages for small, intimate weddings. The resort has several outdoor areas, as well as indoor space to hold ceremonies and receptions. Wedding packages include legal fees for marriage licenses, witnesses (if needed), flowers and an option for catering.

    Maximum wedding guest capacityNone

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

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