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The House


Exclusively for adults

The House is an intimate retreat where attention to detail is second to none. Situated on the soft white sands of Paynes Bay this beautiful boutique property blends understated elegance with a truly welcoming atmosphere. Intimate suites have fresh, contemporary décor and the public spaces are chic but comfortably furnished. To complete this fabulous beachfront hideaway, there’s an inviting pool and whirlpool, lush tropical gardens and a choice of watersports. Experience the true essence of the Caribbean in these stunning surroundings, just a short stroll from enticing local bars and restaurants.

This hotel does not accept guests under the age of 18 years.

  • Adults-only boutique hotel
  • Enjoy a Champagne breakfast on the open-air terrace
  • Guests receive a complimentary jet lag massage
  • Complimentary motorised and non-motorised watersports

Added value

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon couples receive a bottle of Champagne and flower petals in room on day of arrival for holidays between 05 January - 18 December 2018 when staying a minimum of 5 nights.


Bars & Restaurants

Daphne's Restaurant

Located next door to The House, this restaurant offers a menu of Italian/Bajan fusion cuisine. Weekly theme dinners, including a Bajan Dinner beach buffet and Fisherman's Night offer the opportunity to try new cuisine.

Opening Times:

All-day Dining 10:30 - 22:00

Dinner 18:30 - 22:30

Opening Dates:

Closed on Mondays from June - November.

Mount Gay Bar 1703

The main bar, Mount Gay Bar 1703, is located on the deck area and serves drinks throughout the day and into the evening.

Opening Times:

Open 24 hours a day

Lobby bar

Complimentary champagne breakfast and afternoon tea is served daily at the Lobby Bar

Opening Times:

Breakfast 7:30 - 10:30

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

Guests can relax in the adults only swimming pool or poolside Jacuzzi®. Fresh fruit, sorbets and drinks are served to guests by the pool ambassadors.


The beach features complimentary sun loungers and umbrellas as well as beach ambassadors to serve guests drink and snacks whilst relaxing. 

Spa & Wellness


Guests can relax at the spa located next door in the sister hotel, The Tamarind. The spa features a long list of treatments and fitness classes including pilates and aqua aerobics.

There's also a great fitness centre for guests, with cardio and weights machines. Weekly beach exercise classes include SocaAerobics, bootcamp and super circuit. 

Opening Times:

09:00 - 19:00

About the location
Move aside Marbella and St Barths, St James is quickly becoming the hotspot of choice for the rich and famous. Located on the west coast of the island, St James is home to some of the best beaches in Barbados, all with the azure Caribbean Sea as a backdrop. St James is more than just pretty beaches, though – it’s famed for its high-end dining experiences too, with top-notch beachfront restaurants and cuisine to die for. For something a little greener, St James is home to several golf courses. Your evenings can be spent strolling along the seafront boardwalk and sipping expertly mixed cocktails at one of the chic bars.
Transfer time
35 minutes from Barbados airport
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Our 10th Year
emurphy777, Island of Malta, Malta
Tripadvisor review May 23 2018
This was our 10th year of returning to The House and as per usual it didn't disappoint...I just wanted to acknowledge and thank all the staff, from the Ambassadors right through to the maintenance...
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Wonderful hotel, definitely to be recommended
HillyD878, Dublin, Ireland
Tripadvisor review May 21 2018
Everything is just lovely about this hotel. Wonderful surroundings, great food and excellent service. From the moment we arrived we were looked after to the highest of standards. Perfect beach...
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