Colony Club Beach

Also known as Heron Bay, Colony Club Beach is popular for watersports like kayaking, set skiing, parasailing, and sailing. Because of this, a part of the beach is roped off especially for swimmers.

Located toward the northern outskirts of Holetown, Colony Club Beach is on the West coast of Barbados. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Social beachgoers will like this beach because of its urban location. Actually, Colony Club Beach is a favorite of hotel guests in the area, and people who prefer "city life" to the suburbs.

How to Access The Beach
Colony Club Beach is located in the parish of St. James along Highway 1.

Amenities and Ambiance

Set right on Colony Club Beach is Heron House, a historic coral stone house. On shore, guests will encounter soft tan sands and coconut palms, while out in the deep blue waters, snorkelers will encounter a shallow reef on the north end of the beach.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Since Colony Club Beach will be found within a major tourist area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Barbados' West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Folkstone Museum, which is found a quarter mile to the south-southeast, and it is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

Historical attractions such as St. James Church offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Colony Club Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Barbados' past, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this shoreline is a quarter mile from this place of historical interest.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Colony Club Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Folkstone Museum Museum 0.2 mi. SSE Barbados
Folkstone Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.2 mi. SSE Barbados
St. James Church Historical Site 0.3 mi. SE Barbados
NuEdge Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.6 mi. SE Barbados
Holetown Monument Monument 0.7 mi. SSE Barbados
Barbados Arts Council Arts Organization 0.7 mi. SSE Barbados
Royal Westmoreland Golf Course 1.3 mi. NE Barbados
Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course Golf Course 1.6 mi. S Barbados
Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum Museum 1.7 mi. E Barbados
Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course Golf Course 1.9 mi. SE Barbados
Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course Golf Course 2.3 mi. SE Barbados
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle Slot Machine Arcade 3.0 mi. SE Barbados

Cities and Towns

Colony Club Beach guests hoping to find a little additional excitement will want to think about heading to Holetown, since it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors hoping to find a place to stay close to Colony Club Beach won't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from in the vicinity. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by looking over those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Colony Club Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Colony Club Hotel 0.1 mi. E Hotel
Coral Reef Club 0.2 mi. S Hotel
Settlers Beach Villa Hotel 0.4 mi. SE Hotel
The Sandpiper 0.4 mi. SE Hotel
Fairmont Royal Pavilion 0.5 mi. N Resort
Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts 0.5 mi. SE Resort
Mango Bay 0.6 mi. SSE Hotel
Sunswept Beach Hotel 0.7 mi. S Hotel
The Lone Star Hotel 0.7 mi. N Hotel
Cove Spring 1.1 mi. N Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Laguna. The restaurant offers both contemporary and Continental menu items. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Colony Club Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Laguna (246) 422-2335 Contemporary, Continental Informal 0.1 mi. SE
The Orchid (246) 422-2335 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.1 mi. E
The Sunset Deck (246) 422-2335 Continental Very Casual 0.1 mi. E
Coral Reef Club Restaurant (246) 422-2372 International Informal 0.2 mi. S
Spago Settler's Beach (246) 422-3245 Italian Informal 0.4 mi. SE
Sandpiper Restaurant (246) 422-2251 Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. SE
Café Taboras (246) 422-5555 Bajan, International Informal 0.5 mi. N
Palm Restaurant (866) 540-4485 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.5 mi. N
Palm Terrace (246) 422-5555 Caribbean, Fusion, International Fine Dining 0.5 mi. N
Ragamuffins (246) 432-1295 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 0.6 mi. SSE
Elbow Room (246) 432-1927 Eclectic Informal 0.6 mi. SSE
Spago Holetown (246) 422-3245 Italian Informal 0.6 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Barbados has several beautiful beaches, so Colony Club Beach is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Gibbs Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located two and a half miles to the north. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Folkestone Beach is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors.

You might also want to visit Batts Rock Beach, which is located fairly close-by, so a quick ride in a taxi is an easy option.

You may find that Colony Club Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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