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Ready To Eat, Play, Love Barbados? Let’s Go!

If you know Parlour, then you know that we are all about our passports. And two years after discovering the Barbados Food Wine & Rum Festival, we are officially hooked on this little island. Last year we gave you a first-hand look into all of the fun we had, and this year—it’s your turn! This year Parlour has partnered with the Barbados Tourism Authority to bring you Eat, Play, Love Barbados—an intimate Parlour look at Barbados, before, during and after the Food Wine & Rum Festival and your guide on where to eat, where to play and how to love the island. More details are definitely to come but first things first, we had to make sure your hotel stay is truly in style. Remember, this year’s festival is November 16-19th! Let’s go!

After staying at Colony Club, having drinks and poolside fun at Tamarind and visiting The House to indulge in the exclusivity, we decided that all three properties represent the #ParlourLife to the fullest. All three cater to a discerning, chic clientele and are among the top hotels on the island. See below for information on how to save up to 40% off your stay at all three properties for the festival and add on more days for island fun. Looking for chic poolside fun with a group of girlfriends? Try Tamarind. Want to partake in a private, adults-only paradise? Take it to The House. Like to indulge in a bit of everything luxe? Join the Colony Club. Check them all out and we’ll see you there!

Tamarind. One word—fun. With rates starting at just $230 per night, you can’t get a better deal for this premium resort. It boasts three on-site pools, a variety of free water sports for those who dare and complimentary breakfast each morning while you look out onto the west coast of the island, also known as the platinum coast. Tamarind just completed a renovation in November 2010, including the addition of it’s intimate spa. Rooms are spread out in a number of three-story Mediterranean-style buildings designed for privacy and linked by a set of covered walkways, each interspersed with vegetation and fountains. All of the guest rooms open out onto a private balcony overlooking the hotel gardens or to the ocean.
Ready to go? Just use the promotional code PLAY when booking on the Tamarind website or click here to get started!

Colony Club. It’s quiet luxe all the way around. Our special rates here start at just $252 per night and it’s just a short water taxi ride to Tamarind and The House if your group decides to split up. Walk along the lagoon pool through it’s gardens, or book a Luxury Poolside Room where you will have private access to the lagoon directly from your private patio. Motorized watersports such as water skiing, banana boats and paddle boarding as well as and tennis are complimentary and Parlour writer Arlene can tell you, the bathrooms alone will make you want to move in and never leave. Indulge in Colony Club’s great cuisine, to include a complimentary breakfast buffet and themed dining such as lobster & jazz and the Bajan fish grill on the Sunset Deck.

Ready to go? Just use the promotional code EAT when booking on The Colony Club website or click here to get started!


The House. Exclusive, Adults Only, a premiere playground. Take the very best of Miami modern design, blend it with Bajan coolness and you have The House. A complimentary jet-lag massage will greet you when you arrive and champagne breakfasts, afternoon tea and canapes also await you as you flow in and out from the festival, or you can dine beachside at their premiere restaurant, Daphnes. All 34 guest suites have recently been refurbished with new furniture, French doors, new marble bathroom that feature state-of-the-art shower jets and rain showers. Complimentary watersports are also included and you are just a short water taxi-ride away from Colony Club and Tamarind (located next door) if you choose to beach-hop for the day. The House is the place for those who want the very best in Caribbean luxury at all times—perfect for couples or discerning groups of friends. Rates start at just $428 a night.

Ready to go? Just use the promotional code LOVE when booking on The House website or click here to get started!

Rates for all properties apply from November 12th to 23rd, 2012 to give you more days to explore the island. Offer expires on November 20th, so book today before the rooms disappear!

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  • Yes! Very excited. Great properties, ladies.

  • Freshly booked for the Colony Club. Can’t WAIT!

  • GangStarrGirl

    I’m all set for the Tamarind. Yaaasss!

  • KD

    I wanna go! This will be a graduation present for me hopefully. 🙂