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.

Positioned toward the northern outskirts of Holetown, Colony Club Beach is on the West edge of Barbados. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Those visitors who enjoy immersing themselves in the city's busy thoroughfares will likely enjoy the atmosphere at Colony Club Beach.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you want to see the underwater world.

Since Colony Club Beach can be located within an area popular for visitors., many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Barbados' West coast. It's located near Folkstone Museum, which is found a quarter mile away, and it is one of a few favorite local destinations.

Historical attractions such as St. James Church provide 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 venture too far from the coast. In fact, this site can be found just a short distance away from this site of historical significance.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Barbados. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Tourists at Colony Club Beach who are looking for a little additional excitement might want to think about checking out Holetown, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Vacationers trying to find a place to stay near Colony Club Beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to pick from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest lodging options by viewing those shown in the table that follows.

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


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to dine at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Laguna. This restaurant serves both contemporary and Continental dishes on the menu. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to 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

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Barbados besides Colony Club Beach worth visiting.

Another location you might enjoy is Gibbs Beach, which is in a pretty active location. It is located two and a half miles to the north. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, consider Folkestone Beach.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Batts Rock Beach, which is located four miles away.

Barbados has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting Colony Club Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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