- Three pools, including a kids’ pool and ocean-view pool
- Clubs for kids and teens on-site
A midsize beach resort on the popular and scenic west coast of Barbados. There is plenty to do for families and kids, but Tamarind is also a great place for couples looking for a romantic getaway.
With an upscale, yet laid-back vibe, Tamarind has plenty to do for guests of all ages. Three pools, dedicated areas for kids, a gorgeous beach, complimentary motorized and non-motorized water sports and an on-site spa are enough to keep everyone happy and occupied from dawn until well after dark. Since Tamarind has only 104 guest rooms, it is much more intimate and less crowded than the all-inclusive mega-resorts. Guestrooms are available in three categories: Pool/Garden View, Oceanfront and Oceanfront w/sleeper chair. Suites are also available in Pool/Garden View Junior, Oceanfront Junior and Oceanfront One Bedroom. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges and safes. The décor is reflective of the island setting but not overdone so as to become tacky or kitschy.
Three dining options are available for guests. Rilaks Deck Bar features oversized umbrellas and plush lounge chairs in a relaxed beachside setting with light snacks and cocktails served. Lunch and dinner including fresh salads, pasta, local seafood and other local dishes—are available at 246 Restaurant & Bar. And Sugar Cane Room serves a full breakfast buffet each morning in open-air, tropical surroundings. A romantic, on-the-beach dinner can also be arranged with a personal waiter and full menu.
Enter a subterranean world of underground streams, stalagmites and stalactites at Harrison’s Cave, located near the center of the island. The standard tour—on a tram —lasts an hour, and the guides are friendly and knowledgeable. Visitors are able to get off the tram at various points to look around and take photos. One of the most popular spots is The Great Hall, a cavern whose ceiling soars more than 50 feet above the cave floor.
Delve into Barbados’ fascinating past by exploring historic St. Nicholas Abbey, a 350-year-old plantation house from the days when sugarcane was first raised and harvested in the area. Rum is still made in small batches and the tour includes samples and a rum punch cocktail. The house contains various artifacts and antiques from Barbados’ colorful history.