The House by Elegant Hotels 

An intimate beachfront retreat that feels like a private home

This stylish, adults-only boutique, set amid tropical gardens and overlooking a crescent white beach, is a peaceful, grown-up hideaway.

From the moment you step through the oversized wooden doors into the airy reception area, The House’s beguiling atmosphere begins to work its magic. There’s the sight of the turquoise sea just beyond, and the warm welcome from your personal service ambassador – there are no front-desk formalities here. It all adds to the feeling of being in a luxurious private home, with just 34 rooms and suites creating a sense of private intimacy.

Why we love The House by Elegant Hotels

  • It’s steps from a white-sand beach, on a pristine stretch of Barbados’ Platinum West Coast.

  • Guests get complimentary motorised and non-motorised watersports at Tamarind next door – from waterskiing and hobie cat sailing to stand-up paddleboarding in search of turtles. The Aqua School also offers free watersports lessons.

  • There’s a small, intimate spa, and all guests get a complimentary Jet Lag massage on arrival (30 minutes or an hour, depending on room type).

  • From unlimited champagne at breakfast to afternoon tea and pre-dinner canapes, the food is excellent. The Taste of Elegance Dine Around programme also means guests can dine at selected sister properties for no extra cost.

4.5 stars
Dec - Apr
Barbados
9 hours
Beach, All Inclusive, Adults Only, Boutique

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Good to Know

Dining at The House is a relaxed affair; choose to have dinner in the lobby lounge or on the oceanfront deck, or order to your suite or private beach cabana (all-day and moonlight menus are available, along with 24-hour room service).

The team can put together a private dining experience if you’re in the mood for romance, and if you’re after more variety, the resort’s dine-around programme means you can eat at selected sister properties for no extra cost. Head to Tamarind next door for a variety of themed nights, or try Colony Club for the locally renowned Lobster & Jazz evening.

The Deck
This open-air restaurant is the hub of The House, serving food throughout the day against a glittering ocean backdrop. Breakfast features unlimited champagne, and the afternoon tea is a delight with scones, pastries and other sweet and savoury treats served from 4-5pm. Don’t miss the complimentary pre-dinner canapes from 7-8pm each evening, either.

Positano
Whisk yourself away to Italy’s Amalfi Coast for the evening at this newly opened restaurant, overseen by head chef Marcello Piacentini. Get here for 5pm to catch happy hour before tucking into a pizza or pasta dish with chilled beats for a backdrop.

1703 Mount Gay Rum Bar
Learn about the island’s national spirit at this relaxed bar, serving rum cocktails and shots with a side of Bajan flare.

Champagne breakfasts and afternoon teas with a side of ocean breeze make The Deck our favourite spot.

What's included

All Inclusive • Champagne breakfast at The Deck • Dinner at Positano • Selected drinks (excluding champagne and fine wines) • Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme • Afternoon tea • 1 x 30 minute Jet Lag massage on arrival • Fitness and wellness activities such as weekly yoga classes in the garden • Cooking Journey demo • Shuttle to Oistens every Friday evening • Selected motorized and non-motorized watersports • Water shuttle to selected sister hotels (subject to weather conditions) • Wi-Fi.

The House has its own spa with two treatment rooms offering massages, facials and other therapies using essential oils from the island. You’ll also get a complimentary jet lag massage on arrival to help revive tired muscles after a long flight. There’s a 24-hour fitness centre to help you burn off the indulgence, and a peaceful yoga pavilion in the garden offering regular classes

Tamarind next door has an excellent watersports centre, with several complimentary activities for guests at The House – from snorkelling and sailing to waterskiing and kayaking, plus a stand-up paddleboard tour in search of the area’s renowned sea turtles. The Aqua School also offers free lessons if you’re looking to learn.

Guests over 18 are welcome at this resort.

Minimum stays: 3 nights 21-25 Dec; 5 nights 26 Dec-02 Jan.

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