Act now to save big on a premier Barbados getaway
The Elegant Hotel group manages a number of the best resorts on the island of Barbados. As a special reward for travelers who are ready to book a late winter or early spring vacation, they are offering special savings of up to 65 percent at several of their premier properties. And just so you know, by right now we mean you will need to book by February 28 for travel between March 1 and April 17, 2018.
Small, quiet and personal. These are the special qualities that draw discerning travelers to this 35-room, adult’s only retreat, which sits on a white sand beach on the island’s calm western shore. The resort is dedicated to both the epicurean and the visual arts. Guests dine on locally inspired cuisine at Tapestry Restaurant, sample fine wines with the on-property sommelier, and participate in the Treasure Beach Art Crawl, which is a curated gallery tour that showcases masterpieces created by local Bajan artists. The property also invites guests to explore their creative sides with complimentary easels, paints and meditation mandala classes. For the more active minded, there are unlimited water sports, while those seeking relaxation can savor a craft cocktail served at the Batik Bar, or take in striking island views from plunge pools on private balconies. To book, visit eleganthotels.com/treasure-beach. Rates start at $328/night.
Genteel plantation style meets tropical lagoon at this upscale Barbados enclave. The Colony Club pampers guests in opulent style, with spacious, classically decorated rooms that feature vaulted wooden ceilings, canopied beds, and unexpected touches like in-room yoga mats and offerings of signature Bajan rum punch. Second floor balconies include private steps that lead to the landscaped oasis of the hotel’s lagoon style pools, where cascading flows and stonework details evoke a tropical waterfall. Families are welcome, and explorers of all ages can swim and snorkel with the native hawksbills that swim close to the beach. For a hands-on fishing experience, the Bait to Plate excursion takes guests out to sea to hook their dinner, and then head back to land to watch the head chef prepare the day’s catch. To book, visit eleganthotels.com/colony-club. Rates start at $364/night.
If you are traveling with teenagers who are sure all family vacations are “lame,” take them to Tamarind. Between the beach, three pools, fitness center, teen lounge and special programs like the teens-only spa days and water sports workshops, they won’t have to do anything lame like hanging out with their younger siblings, or being seen with mom and dad. And it’s not just about them, because everyone in the family will find something to their liking, from water trampolines and standup paddle boards, to Bajan cooking classes with a top chef, or snorkeling with sea turtles. To book, visit eleganthotels.com/tamarind. Rates start at $299/night.