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Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels

Hwy 1 Paynes Bay Barbados
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21-04-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-04-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 25 hotels in Saint James Parish
Travellers' Choice
Recently renovated, reimagined and reopened in December 2017, Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels is a true gem among luxury hotels in the Caribbean. The 35-room all suite adults only hotel is located in Paynes Bay, St. James, on one of the most beautiful beaches on the Platinum West Coast of Barbados. Treasure Beach has undergone an extensive renovation to completely redesign the hotel into an intimate art-focused and epicurean boutique hotel where the sophisticated traveler can indulge in art, cultural and culinary journeys and connect with the local community.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Evening entertainment
Car hire
Foot bath
Adults only
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Nick B wrote a review Mar. 2021
36 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Had a fantastic couple of days at treasure beach albeit under quarantine conditions wasn't allowed on the beach tho but the fantastic pool for ourselves basically the suite we had was just awesome massive comfy bed lovely bathroom all clean as a whistle we had amazing food and drinks obviously ordered and bought to our room nothing was too much gardens pool sunloung area just so well kept excellent couple of days well done to all and everyone of the hardworking staff .
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Lisa Batson, General Manager at Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels
Responded Apr. 27, 2021
Dear V9229UDnickb Thank-you for taking the time to review your stay at Treasure Beach. We are happy to learn that your stay was comfortable and enjoyable and you enjoyed our food and drinks albeit the quarantine conditions. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future to again enjoy the hotel and experience a full holiday at Treasure Beach. Warmest regards
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Gaiane G wrote a review Dec. 2020
Toronto, Ontario4 contributions4 helpful votes
Dear readers, I would like to share with you our ‘vacation’ experience in Barbados in November 2020. It might be good information about potential outcome of your trip as well. A little bit pre-history. We love Caribbean vacations and went to more than 9 counties in Caribbean multiple times. We try to stay in all inclusive 5 star hotels. However, we have never been in Barbados and I thought this is the time to see something new. Especially now when my husband was diagnosed with dementia it could be the last trip together. Knowing situation with COVID we went to have Covid 19 test done in Canada for people without symptoms and confirmed that test results will be ready in 3-5 business days. Great. Our results came negative and we were ready to fly. We decided to go to Barbados (all inclusive 7 days) that cost us more than even Aruba. I decided, ok, basically our last vacation together, I can use my savings, and we bought tickets. Excited about trip, we came to airport and flew to Bridgetown. As soon as we arrived, airport officials started requesting COVID results from passengers. I was sure that we are ready and can be on time for our transfer to hotel. But everything turned opposite. Our papers with negative results were 7 days old, which is not acceptable by Barbados officials. They require test to be the oldest in 72 hours. 72 hours? 3 days. How it is possible if test in Toronto can be done in 3-5 business days. Nobody in Barbados synchronized days with other countries. Ok. We were sent to the special line to have test done in airport. Nobody was really listening us, they just placed us in a waiting list completing tons of paper work manually. So, it took us another 3 hours to wait for test to be done where one of the officers stuff assured me that we will be taken to our hotel (‘Waves’ hotel) and will be on quarantine for 2 days. In two days we will need to have second test, and after good results will be allowed to go outside. 😮😩 This is not the end of the story yet. This is just a beginning. As a result of waiting test we missed our transfer to hotel and were taken by driver for 40 US dollars. We finally arrived to our destination hotel by 11:30 pm. I happily thought that we can relax and rest.... No, it is not so easy in Barbados. Hotel administrator came to us and explain that we cannot stay in hotel that we booked (please notice that it is opposite to what government official in airport told us). We need to go to another hotel Treasure beach where we will be on quarantine for two days until negative results received. Hotel administrator never mentioned that we could stay on quarantine in Waves hotel. She even said that our trips to another hotel and policlinic (back and force) will be complimentary. We arrived to Treasure beach hotel at night. They started to request payment for the transfer to their hotel. When I explain that it was complimentary they started to accuse me that I did not understand correctly and in the end I paid for it. We were allowed to go to the pool, but not to the beautiful ocean that we could watch outside. Torcher continues. Next day we received negative results from first test in airport. We were honestly taking temperature morning and night as promised and our hotel staff even organized transportation To go to policlinic (our expense again) to take second test hoping to start real vacation was not eliminated even when it was already 3 days of wasted time. They did test in policlinic and said that it will be ready in 24 hours. Next day I packed again and was ready to leave after receiving test results. Dear readers, results did not arrive. I went to ask front desk and they with the same attitude started to blame me that I said that second test needed to be done in 2 days, not 3. That real second test needed to be done in 3 days. Welcome to my feelings. They accuse me in lying when they misinformed me everywhere. In the mean time I saw that 3 other ‘prisoners’ were checking out, I asked them when they arrived? The answer was that they arrived same day as we did, they did second test same time as we did, they received negative results and were allowed to go to destination ‘Waves’ hotel. So, who was lying? I started to cry ..... it was last drop in the ocean of emotions. Hotel manager was sorry about it, but did not help us to receive results from second test even though I asked multiple times. She wanted to help and arranged with the ministry visit of the doctor next day that could take test and accelerate results. She also confirmed that we can go to the ocean to swim. Thanks GOD! Beautiful beach without any person close to 300 m. Thursday, which was 5th day, doctor came to take test. Results finally came on Friday. Of course negative. And we happily left ‘prison’ to hotel that we bought. Basically we had left 1 full day – Saturday to enjoy our most expensive vacation. Treasure Beach hotel is an outdated hotel with lots of bugs. We had dirty carpets, tons of ants and sometimes cockroaches. But I thought that it is for 2 nights and decided to stay patience. Next day of our stay our refrigerator started to lick. I showed it to cleaning lady. She trough towel on the floor which stayed there for the whole period of our stay. I am not sure how people can give to this hotel 4-5 stars? See pictures attached (including entrance of the room below ours) Food was not bad, but very limited choice. This is not real all inclusive option. Of course we had room service since we were on quarantine. Choice of the food is so small that we end up eating same thing over and over. On Tuesday that officially have sushi day and we were looking forward to have it. Of course when Tuesday came we were informed that this menu is unavailable. Our trip included all food and drinks. They had very poor choice of drinks and no nice cocktails. Unfortunately our last and only one day of vacation out of 7 end up not good as well. I placed my review about it under Waves hotel. I still do not understand how we end up staying more than 5 days in a hotel that we never wanted to stay. Waves hotel is much better than Treasure beach. We could of stay 2 days in a room there, and start out vacation third day. But due to ignorance of the administrator at that night we spent time in ‘prison’ hotel. Do you like this experience? Do you think we feel rested? Do you think 1/2 day vacation is good enough for the money we paid? Think twice before going to Barbados with the Covid 19 restrictions. Make sure you read all small fonts in government papers if you want to go. Make sure you read last documents because they are changing constantly. Make sure you understand what to expect and do not trust people in Barbados what they say. Know your rights. Otherwise your vacation might turn to nightmare like ours.
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Date of stay: November 2020
4 Helpful votes
Response from Lisa Batson, General Manager at Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels
Responded Apr. 27, 2021
Dear gaianeg2017 thank-you for choosing Treasure Beach for your quarantine stay. We also wish to thank-you for taking the time to review your experience at Treasure Beach. We are truly sorry that your quarantine experience at Treasure Beach was not to your satisfaction. Given the strict Government protocols at that time, the hotel was bound by following all rules and protocols while ensuring the safety of our guests were upheld. We hope that you may someday in the future consider returning to Treasure Beach for a true holiday experience once our Government protocol restrictions have been lifted. Kindest regards
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Ruth M wrote a review Dec. 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom18 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 night whilst waiting for our Covid test results to come in. We used the government testing option (which was free) and it took just short of 72 hours. Those who paid for tests took around 2 days. The hotel had a great set-up to allow us to quarantine in comfort. As mentioned the pool area is small but adequate for families and sunbathing. Our room was on the floor level & was beautiful. Housekeeping items are delivered by request to your door. Fridges & good coffee machines in the room (ask for milk when ordering breakfast to keep in your fridge for the days cuppas!) 1 UK plug socket in our room & the rest US plug sockets. The food was good but limited (the banana pancakes for breakfast are fantastic!!!). As already said by previous poster the key is to order an hour/90 mins before you actually went to eat. Food can be delivered to your room or to the pool/beach deck area which is great! Eating your breakfast watching the sunrise is wonderful! Gym is small and must be booked beforehand as only 1 person allowed in at a time but it was very clean and well kitted out for a small space. Lots of books to borrow up near the gym area also in case you get bored in quarantine! WiFi was really good, never had an issue with connection or speed. Also no device restrictions like some hotels, you can have as many connected as needed. Staff are wonderful and make you feel comfortable whilst essentially “stuck” in their hotel waiting on results! Nothing was too much trouble! In terms of Covid, the hotel obviously take strict measures when cleaning, everyone wears a mask when walking around/at the bar area and lots of hand sanitiser dotted around. Hopefully this helps if you’re planning on using an Elegant Hotel & you need to quarantine here, you have nothing to worry about!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Lisa Batson, General Manager at Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels
Responded Apr. 27, 2021
Dear Ruth M Thank-you for choosing Treasure Beach and sharing your quarantine experience with us. We are happy that despite certain restrictions during your stay, our staff made your stay comfortable and enjoyable. We are happy that you enjoyed the hotel and its amenities, our food and service which all made your experience a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back to Treasure in the near future to enjoy a true holiday experience . Warmest regards
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WanderessM wrote a review Dec. 2020
Mississauga, Canada77 contributions10 helpful votes
Chose Treasure Beach for our first 3 days on the island, while getting our second test and waiting for results. Very pleased - small cozy hotel right on a beautiful beach, nicely refurbished. We were able to use the pool (on the small side) and sit and watch the sea - no access to the beach while in quarantine. Guests wearing masks while walking around - but take them off on the deck. Limited menu - have to preorder food by calling or messaging the restaurant. First we were concerned about a bit of a wait - but the trick is to preorder a few hours in advance. Nice fish, burger, greek salad, cheese plate - can’t complain. Staff friendly and hard working. We also ordered covid tests to be done at the hotel ($200 pp) and airport pickup - great service, on time, very happy. Thank you Treasure Beach for making quarantine experience enjoyable!!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Lisa Batson, General Manager at Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels
Responded Dec. 19, 2020
Dear WanderessM Thank-you for taking the time to review your experience at Treasure Beach. We are glad that you were pleased with our amenities and service. We are also delighted that your overall quarantine experience went well. We look forward to welcoming you back to Treasure again in the future. Warmest regards
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Randhir B wrote a review Nov. 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
My room was spotless The staff were amazing Everything was very good and i have no bad comments about hotel. They made me feel welcome, its nice because its a nice resort and other guests like me were under quarantine and we all met each other talked very very very friendly atmosphere. Its was very comfortable to quarantine here... My trip was arranged by elegant resorts they were amazing and very very helpful...
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Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: I Booked Ocean View however the Garden View Rooms are just as good...
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US$305 - US$1,066 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels
Which popular attractions are close to Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels?
Nearby attractions include Paynes Bay Beach (0.2 km), Holders Farmers Market (0.9 km), and Barbados Polo Club (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Scarlet, Cariba Restaurant and Bar, and The Cliff.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parliament Buildings (7.8 km) and Independence Square (8.0 km).
Does Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.