Tamarind is a family friendly hotel on the gorgeous Platinum coast on the west of Barbados. Set on a stunning beach, Tamarind is a real Caribbean gem and an ideal place from which to explore the island.
At a Glance
A relaxed 4 star feel and family friendly suite accommodation
Flying Fish children's club for kids aged 3 to 12
Next to Daphne's restaurant, one of the best on the island
Great value on the fashionable west coast of Barbados
Adult-only pool to get away from the kids if you so wish
A great base from which to explore with nearby catamaran cruises, exceptional dining and rum distilleries
Children aged four and above will enjoy the Flying Fish Kid's Club - my seven year old daughter loved all the activities on offer and the staff are some of the best we have come acrossGemma Dobson
Step next door to enjoy a wonderful meal with ocean front setting at Daphne's - sister restaurant to Daphne's London but with a much nicer view!Gemma Dobson
Families can now sign-up for the new Bajan Adventure Kids Camp to include off-site excursions such as horseback riding, catamaran tours to swim with sea turtles, surfing lessons, submarine tours, eco-adventure hiking tours, and lots more. Parents can join in the fun too if they wish!Gemma Dobson
You can chose to have your mini-bar stocked by the hotel, or you can ask them to leave it empty and fill it up with snacks and drinks from the garage over the road! Perfect if you have thirsty children!Katie May
Watersports are complimentary including water skiing, banana boats and donuts - I definitely recommend booking the d watersports the day before to ensure you get the time slot you would likeGemma Dobson
Highly recommend the Cob Salad with Shrimps at 246 restaurant for lunch - a firm favorite for the hotel guests!Alice Moseley
Upgrade to the half board dine around and enjoy dining in the hotels sister propertiesKirsty Harper
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Tamarind Barbados
Tamarind enjoys a great location on the glamorous west coast of Barbados, and boasts a beautiful beach. It has a good range of accommodation for families.
Guests eat in style by the beach at one of Tamarind's great restaurants and can also choose to eat at one of the resort's sister hotels. Or you may want to have a private dinner for two right on the beach. For those who love to make eating fun, there is the Sunday Beach Party featuring a grill station, steel pan music, local cuisine and a mini beach bar for the adults.
There is a host of activities at the Tamarind both in and out of the resort. From exploring the Platinum Coast or the island itself which the concierge team can help arrange, to a variety of complimentary watersports including kayaking, snorkeling and sailing. The Royal Westmoreland, an 18 hole Robert Trent Jones designed course, is nearby for keen golfers.
Children will love it here too, with the Flying Fish Kid's Club for children aged between 3 and 12 years, and the Tamarind Club for the older ones, ensuring kids of all ages are kept entertained for the duration of their stay.
Tamarind's 102 guest rooms and suites offer vibrant, modern décor, spacious floor plans, spacious balconies and panoramic ocean views. There are seven different types of guest rooms and suites, each offering individual features, but all rooms at Tamarind include access to on-site recreational activities and are equipped with state-of-the-art amenities: flat screen cable TV, iPod docking station, air conditioning, fridge, safe, hairdryer and bathroom with bathtub and shower.
|Pool or Garden View||
These rooms have a king-sized bed, and can accommodate one child on a sofabed. Partial ocean views may be available in select rooms.
Suitable for up to two adults with a king-sized bed.
|Ocean Front with Sleeper Chair||
Suitable for up to two adults with a king-sized bed and one child with a sofa bed.
|Junior Suite Pool/Garden View||
These suites either have a view of the pool or the gardens. They feature a king-sized bed or two twin beds, a spacious living area and are suitable for two adults and two children.
|Junior Suite Ocean View||
With their fabulous ocean views, these suites have one king-sized bed or two twin beds and spacious living area. They are great for families with two children.
|One Bedroom Suite Pool/Garden View||
Ideal for a family with up to three children, these suites have a pool or garden view and a separate living area.
|One Bedroom Suite Ocean View||
These suites have fabulous ocean views and a separate living area. They feature a king-sized bed and sofa bed, and can accommodate a family with up to three children.
Tamarind Barbados welcomes children of all ages. The Flying Fish Kid's Club (open from 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and some Sundays in High Season) provides age specific activities for children between the ages of 3 and 12, while certified nannies are on hand to look after your younger children. The hotel's nannies can help guests out with small children by the pool, and they are also on hand to provide babysitting in the evenings at an extra charge. Younger children can also take part in the kid's club activities when accompanied by an adult. Older children will be entertained in Club Tamarind, a family lounge equipped with Wii, table football, table tennis and other games. There are also organized activities such as chaperoned movie nights at the local cinema and organized pool volleyball games for older children as well a wide range of outdoor activities, including complimentary watersports.
Tamarind Barbados has a good choice of restaurants and bars. Breakfast is served in the Sugar Cane Room - an open-air restaurant serving a full buffet breakfast and local Bajan delights to get your day off to a flying start. Rilaks Deck is a South Beach Miami-inspired outdoor lounge that serves light snacks and cocktails. Or take in spectacular ocean views from 246, a beachfront restaurant offering all-day dining and a fresh fruit and vegetable bar as well as à la carte dining with chef's specialties, themed evenings and live poolside music on select evenings. Zagat is an ocean-fronted, fine dining restaurant creating gourmet Italian fare. Guests can also take part in the Elegance Dine Around Programme at the Tamarind's sister hotels along the coast, getting there and back with the complimentary water taxi service (during daytime hours). The Tamarind Barbados restaurants also have children's menus.
The spa is small offering a range of treatments or choose the beach side spa cabana location for a relaxing outdoor massage.
Guests can enjoy a variety of activities at the Tamarind. Try exploring the Platinum Coast using the hotel's complimentary water taxi, or the island on your own by renting a car, bicycle or scooter. The concierge team at Tamarind Barbados can arrange catamaran cruises, rugged safari tours, glass-bottomed boat rides, deep sea fishing and more. Keen golfers are close to the Royal Westmoreland, an 18 hole Robert Trent Jones designed course, as well as the 18 hole Apes Hill course.
From the beach, guests have a whole range of complimentary watersports at their disposal, including waterskiing, banana boating, snorkeling, sailing, boogie boarding, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding.
The concierge team are also very helpful in putting together family friendly itineraries. From adventures such as swimming with turtles, to educational marine programs and golf lessons, there are plenty of ways to have fun on a family vacation in Barbados.
Location & Directions
Located on the stunning Platinum coast of Barbados on the west of the island, next door to famous Daphne's Restaurant.
When to go
Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.