My overview of staying in Barbados – The Colony Club

For our honeymoon we decided on a two week vacation to Barbados and St Lucia. In  Barbados we stayed and the Colony Club and in St Lucia we stayed in Ladera – full review here

Review of staying in Barbados – The Colony Club

The Highlights

  • Fabulous beachfront resort
  • The Laguna Restaurant – open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • 4 outdoor swimming pools
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts and fitness center
  • Free wifi everywhere

The Pros

  • The resort has fabulous ground with numerous pools and meandering type rivers/pools, just perfect for honeymooners as they offer lots of privacy
  • The sun beds are all really spaced out so you have a real feeling of luxury and exclusiveness
  • For Christmas eve the local school preformed Christmas Carols – this was just beautiful
  • Christmas day was lovely with Father Christmas greeting us at breakfast and their was lots of live music
  • Nice touches like jetted tubs and bathrobes. IPod docks, espresso makers, and in-room childcare are also available
  • The staff where all amazing
  • Great location in Holetown and short walk or taxi rides to some of the worlds/islands top dining destinations

The Cons

  • We stayed over Christmas (because our wedding was the 19th December) and this meant it was super duper expensive
  • The rooms where average – nothing special to note about them as you can see from the images
  • We specially requested a ground floor room (as you have direct access to the pool – again see images below) but where given a first floor room this was disappointing as we where on our honeymoon. The rooms where exactly the same and same price but just far better outside living area. We spoke to the manager and where moved half way through our stay when one came available.
  • Lots of people come back year after year so I believe they give room preference to these people
  • We booked the hotel “Brunch” for Christmas day which unfortunately was disappointing but coming from Dubai I guess this is normal. The lunch had no dress code so while I was dressed super fancy you would have others next to you in swimwear!!!!

Points to note:

  • Don’t stay here if you want any night life (but you don’t have to travel far to get this) The resort is small which suited us perfectly
  • While the main restaurant is very nice I would check out all the other famous restaurants before eating here

Resort images

The room we stayed in – Junior Suit  

The ground floor rooms and pool (directly accessed from rooms)


The Restaurants


The Beach


The Pool

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View our photos here

Top Tips when staying in Barbados

  • Peak season is in Winter and Christmas and New Year it gets very busy!!! So booking ahead is a must! We booked with Elegant Resorts almost 8 months ahead and where told to also confirm our all our dinner reservations (more important if you want the best tables, which of course I did!)
  • Check out the boat trips, they have all sorts to suit every need
  • Make sure to check out the rum huts, these are where the locals hang out, they are super full, laid back and chilled and almost 5 times cheaper than hotels.
  • Prices are very expensive (everywhere except the rum huts) so if you want to save some money buy some booze at the airport and enjoy a few sun-dowers on your own balcony/terrace
  • Barbados was for us was all about the atmosphere and going out, not staying in an inclusive resort

If you are are in need of tips and suggestions on THE BEST restaurants to check out and more on what to do when staying in Barbados then make sure to check out my blog post here – trust me I did my research! Well it was my honeymoon after all