Colony Club by Elegant Hotels


Good for Couples Swim Up Rooms
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  • Acclaimed as one of the Caribbean’s leading hotels
  • Boasts a series of lagoon style swimming pools, including a swim-up bar
  • Situated in an idyllic beachfront location
  • Complimentary water sports available for guests

Fusing contemporary luxury with traditional elegance, The Colony Club enjoys an enviable location, surrounded by acres of tropical gardens and serene palm trees. Located on the west coast of the island and complemented by the white sands of the Caribbean Sea, St. James is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Barbados.

At The Colony Club you’ll discover why St. James is famed for its high dining experiences, with a stretch of top-notch restaurants and impressive cuisine on your doorstep. Explore the Hotel’s own, The Laguna Restaurant, where you can enjoy a contemporary menu over breathtaking views of the tranquil gardens and lagoons. Those wanting to keep active will enjoy the water sports and activities, a fantastic spa and plenty of activities for children as well.

Activities for children aged 3–12 years old are available during the Christmas, summer, and Easter holidays only. The resort has 96 rooms, each with its own private terrace or balcony.

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2–12 years. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed during the month of February.


Bars & Restaurants

The Laguna Restaurant

Overlooking tropical gardens and the sea beyond, you can enjoy a variety of local and international dishes, delicious seafood and carefully selected healthy options. Complemented by seasonings and herbs from the hotel’s own organic garden, choose from sushi, burgers, sandwiches and the fresh catch of the day.

Laguna Restaurant also serves a complimentary full breakfast buffet daily, offering a selection of freshly baked breads and delicious pastries, a live egg cooking station and traditional cooked items. 

Dress code is smart casual. 



Sunset Bar & Deck

For a summery pick me up, sip on expertly made cocktails by the swim up and poolside bar. The Sunset Bar & Deck serves seafood and continental cuisine. Guests can also enjoy all day outdoor dining with weekly theme nights.



Laguna Bar

For cocktails and aperitifs, head to the intimate Laguna Bar. Accompanied by live music and entertainment, it’s the perfect spot for you to unwind.

Beach & Pools


The Colony Club is less than a minute away from the white sandy beach, where you will find water sports and activities, as well as loungers for those just wanting to relax.

Swimming Pools

Guests can enjoy four freshwater lagoon pools, equipped with a pool concierge service, sun loungers and beautiful views of the sandy beach below.

Spa & Wellness


The Colony Club Hotel’s onsite spa offers a fantastic array of treatments and facilities. Guests can enjoy hot stone massages, deep tissue massages and a wide selection of other revitalising and refreshing treatments.

Opening times

Tuesday - Sunday

10:00 - 18:00

Fitness Classes

Keep healthy and active with the hotel’s range of fitness classes, including pilates, yoga and aqua aerobics.

For Families

Kid's Club

The Colony Club offers a seasonal children’s club in a cottage in the grounds, with expert staff on hand to you’re your little ones entertained throughout the day. Certified nannies are also available day and night.

Activities & Entertainment

Activities and Entertainment

Hotel guests are welcome to the many complimentary water sports, including water skiing, kayaking and windsurfing, or for something greener, St. James is home to several golf courses. The hotel can also arrange family-friendly excursions such as horse riding or a catamaran trip.

About the location

Located on the west coast of the island, St James is quickly becoming a hotspot for those looking for the ultimate luxurious experience. Beautifully set with the Caribbean Sea as a backdrop, just footsteps away. The resort is set within seven acres of gardens, surrounded by tropical palm trees and flowers for perfect tranquillity. The Colony Club is just 40 minutes from Barbados Airport.

For those wanting to explore more of what the island has to offer, the Colony Club boasts a superb location and is within a short drive of the island’s capital, Bridgetown. The Limegrove Lifestyle Centre is also less than a mile away and is the ideal place for some retail therapy, with its treasure trove of high-end fashion and apparel.

Transfer time

The Colony Club is a 40 minute drive from Barbados Airport.

109240 Garden View Suite 001-Hybris
Pool or Garden View Room

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Pool/Garden View Rooms are stylishly decorated and have air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV, MP3 docking station, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, safe, iron & ironing board, bathtub, shower, hairdryer and a private patio or balcony.

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Luxury Poolside

Max 2 adults

Luxury Poolside Rooms have a king size bed or two doubles and direct access to the lagoon pool as well as a private balcony or patio. Rooms have a Nespresso machine®, complimentary Wi-Fi and a writing desk.

Luxury Swim-Up Poolside Room

Max 2 adults

Luxury Swim-Up Poolside rooms feature a king size mahogany four poster bed and stylish furnishings, with access to the lazy river directly from the steps of the terrace.

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Ocean View Room

Max 2 adults

Ocean View Rooms have one king size bed or two doubles, marble bathroom and a private balcony with an ocean view. Facilities include a Nespresso machine® and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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Junior Suite Pool or Garden View

Max 3 adults, 1 child

Junior Suites with Pool/Garden View have a king-size bed (or 2 twin beds), a sitting area with a sofa bed and a spacious marble bathroom with sunken tub. Facilities include a Nespresso machine®, complimentary Wi-Fi and writing desk.

109240 Luxury Ocean View Room 002-Hybris
Luxury Ocean View

Max 2 adults

Luxury Ocean View Rooms are located just steps away from the beach. Rooms have a king size bed, furnished terrace and marble bathroom. Facilities include Nespresso machine®, organic teas, complimentary Wi-Fi and a daily fruit bowl.

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One Bedroom Suite Ocean View

Max 3 adults, 1 child

One Bedroom Suites with Ocean View feature a bedroom with a four-poster bed and a separate living area complete with a pull-out sofa, upgraded bathroom amenities, oversized tub, Nespresso machine® and spacious balconies.

2022 and 2023 savings

Book early for stays in 2022 and 2023, and save up to 30% on your accommodation


3rd Jan 2022 - 31st May 2022 20% discount

1st Jun 2022 - 20th Dec 2022 30% discount

21st Dec 2022 - 2nd Jan 2023 25% discount

3rd Jan 2023 - 31st May 2023 20% discount

1st Jun 2023 - 20th Dec 2023 30% discount

21st Dec 2023- 2nd Jan 2024 25% discount

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A welcoming paradise!
Robert R,
Tripadvisor review May 21 2023
After reading reviews in the Spring I was a little nervous coming here but these were purely due to the pool renovation which is now finished. After travelling extensively, this is one of the best...
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Would definitely stay here again
Tripadvisor review May 14 2023
Upon arrival, we were given complimentary rum punches which were delicious. The front of house staff very welcoming and helpful. The room had an authentic Caribbean feel although a bit behind modern...
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