Tamarind Resort, Barbados

In Destinations, North America by LA Travel Magazine

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself on the beautiful island of Barbados then Tamarind Resort could very well be the vacation getaway for you. As soon as you step foot onto the property you will find yourself gazing right through the lobby’s entrance out into the vast Caribbean Ocean.  Take a few steps out the door and you are ankle deep in the white powdery sand.  If you decide to take a dip in the ocean get prepared to never want to get out, the water is crystal blue and can be as warm as 85 degrees at times.

Since Tamarind is located on the West Coast of Barbados the water is much calmer than the opposite side of the island where big surf is common.  Feel like spending your entire vacation at the resort with no desire to venture out? You can absolutely do that here, with 750 feet of prime beach property you could spend your day working on your tan, swimming in the pool and ocean or simply laying in a sun bed catching up on some reading. If you love water sports, Tamarind offers pretty much every water sport you can imagine from water skiing, banana boating, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, boogie boarding, wind surfing and paddle boarding. You name it they have it. If you like to venture out into the ocean and explore a little further there are fishing and scuba diving trips to take as well.  Tamarind really does offer something for everyone; it is an ideal destination for families, couples, singles, reunions and retreats. If you are bringing the kids they can have their own great Caribbean adventure at the Flying Fish Kids Club and there’s even something for the teens at Club Tamarind.

Accommodations

One of the things that will be burnt into your memory forever when you reminisce about your trip to Tamarind is the rooms.  If you’re lucky to get one of the rooms with a beachfront view you may find yourself not wanting to leave the room. You can literally throw a rock into that beautiful blue water right from your balcony. With a view like this you may need to be pinched a few times to realize that this is not a dream. Each of the 104 guestrooms has spacious floor plans, modern décor, huge balconies and beautiful panoramic ocean views. All rooms come with flat screen TV’s, iPod docking stations, AC, a mini fridge, spacious bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Dining

Dining at Tamarind is among some of the best on the island. Enjoy any of the four different restaurants on the property including Rilak’s Deck for light cuisine/cocktails in a relaxing festive environment, Sugarcane Room for the open air delightful beach-side breakfast buffet, 246 bar an all day beachfront dining experience with a full menu, Daphne’s (located next to Tamarind) where you can experience fine dining and gourmet Italian cuisine at this oceanfront Zagat rated restaurant. An absolute must while visiting the property if you are vacationing with your spouse is to have Tamarind spoil you with dinner on the sand.  Since Barbados has some beautiful sunsets we can’t think of a better way to spend the evening; dining with your toes in the sand sipping on a tropical drink listening to the steel drum band.