- Every room includes a patio or balcony
- Four lagoon-style pools
A former colonial club, Colony Club’s setting and architecture have been preserved and are reminiscent of the time when Barbados’ west coast was a playground for only the well-heeled and wealthy. With a casual and relaxed atmosphere, the Colony Club is an upscale but family-friendly boutique hotel on a beautiful section of beach.
A long, tree-lined drive leads through lush foliage to the white buildings of Colony Club. Waterfalls, palm trees and brightly-colored flowers create a rich tropical ambiance on the seven-acre property. Amenities include a full buffet breakfast each day and complimentary motorized and non-motorized water sports, like water skiing, tubing, banana boat rides, sailing, snorkeling and paddle boards.
Dark wood furnishings, large silver mirrors and gilded lamps in the guest rooms evoke the property’s colonial past, while the furniture is more contemporary and upscale. Guest rooms are available in five categories: Pool/Garden View, Ocean View, Luxury Poolside, Luxury Ocean View and Luxury Swim-Up Poolside. Suites are also available in two categories: Pool/Garden View Junior Suite and One-Bedroom Suite Ocean View. All rooms have free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and yoga mats.
For dining, there are two on-site restaurants. Laguna Restaurant, with an open-air main dining area, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with complimentary breakfast served every day until 10 am. Sunset Deck Restaurant, serving lunch and dinner, is in a spectacular, oceanfront setting with the resort’s themed nights held there. Two bars are ready to serve guests, including a swim-up bar. A special, romantic dinner directly on the beach can also be arranged and with the Elegant Hotels Dine Around Programme, guests can try different restaurants at other Elegant Hotel properties as well.
Rum and Barbados share a partnership that goes back more than 300 years, and there is no better place to experience it than the Mount Gay Visitor’s Center in historic Bridgetown. Mount Gay Rum is one of two rum distilleries on Barbados, and the visitor’s center tells the fascinating story of three centuries of rum production on the island. Tours are available, and visitors get to sample the product—quite a lot, in fact—along the way. A gift shop offers trinkets, souvenirs and branded merchandise so guests can remember their visit.
One of Barbados’ most scenic beaches is Bathsheba Beach, located on the island’s east coast. It’s not a great place for swimming—swimming isn’t recommended—but the scenery is simply spectacular. With dramatic cliffs, large rocks scattered about the coast, and abandoned houses, Bathsheba Beach is a photographer’s paradise. Surfing is quite popular as well, and international competitions have been held there. It’s a trek from the east coast, so be sure to bring a picnic lunch, camera and drink in the beautiful panorama while you’re there.