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ELEGANT HOTELS REOPENS LUXURY HOTELS IN BARBADOS

TREASURE BEACH, COLONY CLUB, TAMARIND AND CRYSTAL COVE ARE WELCOMING GUESTS

2020-11-18T11:13:30-05:00 en-US Nov 18, 2020

Treasure Beach is open with plenty of privacy for couples Photo Credit MyGuideBarbados

Elegant Hotels Group Barbados, now part of the Marriott International portfolio, will reopen their four stunning Platinum West Coast properties before Christmas. Joining the already opened Waves Hotel & Spa, which began welcoming guests again in July, each property has a distinctive personality, appealing to families, sports enthusiasts, art and culture lovers, food and rum connoisseurs, and anyone who enjoys the good life with an Elegant Bajan twist. There are new hygiene protocols in place at every property following Marriot’s successful Commitment To Clean, to ensure that guests feel confident when staying with us.. The United States falls under the list of high-risk counties and requires a negative PCR test result before disembarking. Those traveling from high-risk countries with a valid COVID-19 PCR test will be required to remain (with restricted movement) at a designated area.  In light of the recent change in procedures for guests arriving in Barbados from the United States, Treasure Beach will be a ‘resort bubble’ for guests wishing to relax in a resort and have use of a pool while awaiting test results. Alternatively, travelers are welcome to quarantine in their rooms at each property.

NOW OPEN: COLONY CLUB – For Food and Rum Connoisseurs

The original property in Elegant Hotels’ portfolio, Colony Club, is the embodiment of Barbados’ Platinum Coast with a relaxed atmosphere, beautifully tended gardens, and lagoon-style pools. This tranquil tropical paradise combines traditional elegance with modern luxury across 96 rooms and suites, perfect for families and couples. For more than seven decades, Colony Club has provided guests with countless opportunities to feel the true warmth of Bajan hospitality and experience the golden touches that the property is famous for. The property will be offering exciting culinary programming such as jazz and lobster evenings, and “bait-to-plate” fishing excursions which allow guests to catch and cook their dinner with a Colony Club chef.  Beverage connoisseurs can enjoy Colony Club’s recent addition, the Rum Vault. The Rum Vault boasts the largest collection of rum in Barbados, consisting of an impressive 150 varieties of rums sourced from across the world. Colony Club’s protocol and service is available to view here.

Colony Club with 96 rooms and suites is open on the west coast Photo Credit Colony Club

Prices start from $285 per room per night, based on double occupancy on a bed and breakfast basis when booked directly with Colony Club eleganthotels.com/colony-club

NOW OPEN: TREASURE BEACH – Adults-Only Artist Boutique

Treasure Beach is an adults-only retreat set within lush tropical gardens just steps away from the Platinum West Coast ocean. The boutique hotel’s 35 suites each have their own colorful decor to reflect the property’s artistic flare. The hotel brings Barbados’ art, culinary and culture to guests with several complimentary workshops and tours including the weekly Art Crawl experience. For couples who love food, award-winning Chef Javon creates Bajan dishes with a modern twist, which can be paired with wine expertly chosen by the hotel’s sommelier from the island’s only wine-tasting room. The property is currently an approved ‘resort bubble’ for travelers, which means guests can relax in the resort during the quarantine period with access to Treasure Beach’s pool and poolside services, plus in-room dining. Treasure Beach’s protocol and service is available to view here.

Prices start from $311 per room per night, based on double occupancy on a bed and breakfast basis when booked directly with Treasure Beach eleganthotels.com/treasure-beach

REOPENING NOVEMBER 13: CRYSTAL COVE – A Bajan Seaside Village

Located on the Platinum Coast’s cliffside overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Crystal Cove feels more like a tranquil seaside village than a resort. With individual houses set apart amongst the palm trees, the all-inclusive property is utterly charming with numerous dining options and a spectacular cave bar where the rum punches are always served with Crystal Cove’s signature friendliness. The property styles itself as being ideal for ‘sophisticated romantics’ and has 88 rooms and suites, each with a private balcony or patio, three swimming pools, as well as a complimentary Flying Fish Kids Club for all-day adventures.

Prices start from $412 per room per night, based on double occupancy on an all-inclusive basis when booked directly with Crystal Cove eleganthotels.com/crystal-cove

REOPENING DECEMBER 4: TAMARIND – The Family Getaway

Blending Mediterranean and Caribbean style, Tamarind offers relaxation and entertainment suitable for all ages. Now an all-inclusive property, Tamarind offers even more for families, including the Club Tamarind lounge, the perfect place for teens to hang out. For younger children, there is the complimentary Flying Fish Kids Club, where little ones can explore the resort or play in the club while supervised by an amazing childcare team. Offering an array of complimentary watersports, which are available across all Elegant Hotels properties, Tamarind is a great option for all travelers looking for a colorful, beachfront luxury. For the grown-ups, the hotel also has a separate adults-only section, offering peace and tranquility to couples in need of escape while the kids are entertained elsewhere.

Main pool at the family-friendly all-inclusive Tamarind reopening on Dec. 4 Photo Credit Tamarind

Prices start from $483 per room per night, based on double occupancy on an all-inclusive basis when booked directly with Tamarind eleganthotels.com/tamarind

 REOPENING JANUARY 3: THE HOUSE – Adults-Only Luxury Retreat

The House, a boutique adults-only hotel on Barbados’ West Coast, offers an intimate luxury hotel experience with outstanding service at its core to make guests feel pampered in their very own Bajan home away from home. With just 34 suites, The House is more of a members-club than a beach resort. The hotel follows a chic, understated style and offers every guest signature treats as part of their stay—including a Jet Lag Revival Massage in the Elemental Herbology Spa, champagne breakfast and a 24-hour House Ambassador service.

Prices start from $531 per room per night, based on double occupancy on a bed and breakfast basis when booked directly with The House eleganthotels.com/the-house

REOPENING JANUARY 3: TURTLE BEACH – Family South Coast Wonder

Set on a wide sweeping beach on the South Coast, Turtle Beach is a family-friendly all-inclusive resort with 161 contemporary suites. A large resort with plenty to offer, there are three open-air restaurants as well as an ever-popular ice cream parlor and a coffee bar.  Kids will love the playground and splash area which complement the two large swimming pools. The beach and pool ambassador service is available at all Elegant Hotels and features poolside amenities such as cold scented towels, cool drinks, fresh fruit and popsicles to sun-soaked guests.

Prices start from $435 per room per night, based on double occupancy on an all-inclusive basis when booked directly with Turtle Beach eleganthotels.com/turtle-beach

Barbados travel procedures (as of November 9, 2020):

Barbados is currently open to American travelers. American travelers must receive a negative PCR Covid-19 test, taken at least 72-hours before landing in Barbados. Upon arrival in Barbados, Americans will be required to remain within restricted movement at a designated holding hotel or approved villa at their own expense. Travelers are then required to take a second PCR test 4-5 days after their accepted negative test, and then will be able to enjoy unrestricted movement.  These tests are available free of charge at a Barbados government health care facility or can be taken at the hotel by a private healthcare provider for a fee. Test results are usually returned overnight.   While awaiting the second test and the results on the island, guests are required to restrict their movements to ensure the safety of all. Elegant Hotels has provided two options to ensure that guests have a pleasant stay during this period and they can either opt to quarantine in their rooms at their chosen hotel with all room service fees waived or stay at a suite at Treasure Beach where guests can use the pool and have lunch poolside (all other meals in the room) until their negative test result is returned and they can transfer to their chosen hotel.

Guest safety:

Several hygiene protocols have been put in place to ensure guests feel  safe during their stay, including enhanced cleaning and disinfection, social distancing practices, appropriate PPE, temperature screening upon arrival and electrostatic spraying to enhance the already rigorous cleaning protocols.  Marriott International cleanliness and hygiene protocols can be found on Commitment To Clean. For more information visit: www.eleganthotels.com

 About Elegant Hotels Group: Marriott International owns and operates seven of the finest hotels and resorts on the Caribbean island of Barbados including The House, Colony Club Hotel and Treasure Beach Hotel, as well as the all-inclusive Tamarind, Crystal Cove Hotel, Turtle Beach Resort and Waves Hotel & Spa.

Set on the most desirable beaches of the most incredible Caribbean island, each hotel features a distinctive personality. Together, they offer styles to suit every taste, from classic to contemporary, family-friendly to adults-only, soft adventure to wellness and traditional, villa living to all-inclusive. The hotels share a commitment to superb service and fine culinary experiences and provide the ultimate beach and water sports environment for their guests, including the Elegant “Beach Ambassadors” program. They offer upscale accommodations that remain welcoming and unpretentious, or “elegance with a twist,” – a casual elegance that embodies the best of the Caribbean.