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Friday April 20
INSIDE SCOOP AMANDA SAYS The kids club is named after Barbados' national dish, the flying fish, which is delicious grilled on the barbecue. scoop image

About The Hotel

Set along a prime 750-foot stretch of serene beach on the west coast of Barbados close to Paynes Beach, Tamarind Barbados is an intimate hotel with family-friendly rooms, kids menus, educational activities, marine programmes and golf lessons as well as off-site adventures including swimming with the turtles. This region of Barbados is a perfect base to explore the island, with trips including historic attraction and rum distillery St. Nicholas Abbey, picturesque Cherry Tree Hill and Bathsheba on the east coast. For families who prefer to stay put and enjoy the resort there’s plenty of entertainment including water sports, a spa, fitness centre, kids club and volleyball.

There are three swimming pools including a family-friendly pool overlooking the beach as well as a separate relaxation pool in the spa. The Aqua school offers complimentary motorised and non-motorised water sports including banana boats, snorkeling, sailing, boogie boarding, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding and there is a fully equipped fitness centre as well as beach sports including volleyball, cricket and beach football. The Yin Yang spa offers hot stone and Swedish massage as well as a range of beauty treatments and there is nightly entertainment with steel bands.

Tamarind Barbados’ 104 hotel rooms and suites offer vibrant, modern décor, spacious floor plans, oversized balconies and panoramic views of the sea. There are seven different room types and we recommend the one bedroom suites for families, which have a king sized bed, separate living room with sofa bed, flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, complimentary Wi-Fi and a spacious bathroom with a shower and bath.

There is a choice of three restaurants as well as private dining experiences on the beach or in the hotel grounds. Sugar Cane Room is an open-air restaurant serving traditional breakfast choices as well as local Bajan delights such as pumpkin and corn fritters, flying fish and fried plantains. 246 Bar & Restaurant offers all-day dining and a fresh fruit and vegetable bar with theme evenings and live poolside music on select evenings and Rilaks Deck is a South Beach Miami-inspired outdoor lounge that serves light snacks and cocktails. The “Little people, Big Palates” scheme ensures that kids are well catered for in all restaurants and one of the weekly activities at Freddie’s Kids’ Club is a baking session. Ice lollies and other treats can be enjoyed on the beach by day.

The complimentary Flying Fish Kids Club offers children between the ages of 3 and 12 a wide range of fun-filled activities from 10am until 5pm Monday to Saturday including water sports and beach games as well as regular chaperoned movie nights. Club Tamarind is a family lounge equipped with modern video game consoles on large-screen TVs as well as air hockey, pool and football.  Children under the age of three are welcome to participate in kids club activities when accompanied by an adult and there is a private nanny service available on request.

 

Family Facts

Cots, highchairs and baby and toddler equipment are available on request.

Babysitting fees are as follows: BDS$30 per hour or part thereof and BDS$10 per additional child per family. Parents will need to pay the taxi fare for sitters after 10:30pm and will be charged at a rate of BDS$40 and BDS$50 after midnight. A cancellation charge of BDS$60 will apply for cancellations less than 2 hours notice.

The complimentary Flying Fish Kids Club is open 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday for children aged 3 to 12 years. Younger children can enjoy the kids club when accompanied by a parent or babysitter.

The resort is pushchair friendly.

The resort is around 40 minutes' drive from Barbados airport.

Infant and child car seats are provided in all airport transfers.

For teenagers there is a games room with consoles, sports including beach volleyball, cricket and football and water sports.

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