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This is a beautiful resort, with its lush gardens and impressive 3-tiered pool, complete with waterfall and swim-up cave bar. Flowers cascade over walls and balconies, and everything leads down to a glorious beach with a generous array of water sports, including water-skiing, all free for guests. There is a fabulous kids' club which runs all day to keep the little ones out of your hair, allowing you to relax and enjoy the full range of facilities.
In St James, on a delightful West Coast beach. 15 min to Bridgetown. Transfer time from airport: 45 min.
88 rooms on 2 floors in various buildings with no lifts. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, fridge (unstocked), complimentary WiFi, safety deposit box and hairdryer. Pool Garden View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleep max 2 adults and 1 infant (upto age 2 years). All rooms are non-smoking.
Oceanview Rooms - with beautiful sea views and 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 2 adults.
Junior Suite Pool/Garden View - with a separate sitting area and sofa bed, lovely views of the pool or garden, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 child.
Junior Suite Oceanview - as Junior Suite Pool/Garden View but with beautiful sea view, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 child.
1-Bedroom Suite Pool/Garden View - bedroom with separate living room or loft suite with upstairs bedroom overlooking living room, living room includes sofa bed and second full bathroom, 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 2 children and 1 infant (upto age 2 years).
1-Bedroom Suite Oceanview - bedroom with separate living room or loft suite with upstairs bedroom overlooking living room, living room includes sofa bed and second full bathroom. 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 2 children and 1 infant (upto age 2 years).
Reflections Restaurant (non-smoking) is situated poolside for elegant dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and you'll find the Cave Bar (non-smoking) cleverly situated under a waterfall - but you won't get wet! Drifters Restaurant and Bar, is available for a more informal buffet lunch and à la carte dinner.
3-tiered swimming pool, 2 floodlit tennis courts, state-of-the-art fitness centre, kids' club (9.00am-4.30 and 5.30pm-9.00pm, 3-12 years). Free water sports: kayaking, boogie boarding, sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing and snorkelling.
Regular evening entertainment and weekly manager's cocktail party.
Room service (meal times only). Iron and board on request. Complimentary WiFi available throughout the resort. Laundry service*. Water taxi (subject to availability) to sister hotels on West Coast. Babysitting available*.
*Denotes local charge.
Child ages are up to and including 16 years.
Drifters restaurant and bar is open subject to occupancy numbers.
Dress code: Dining is elegantly casual after 6.00pm
All meals including afternoon tea and snacks. Local and premium-brand drinks and house wine (fine wine, Champagne and bottled water at extra charge). Exchange dining at sister hotel Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels (transfer extra). All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated.
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Had a fabulous weekend at Crystal Cove resort. Planned the perfect weekend for my hubby for his birthday but had some challenges in the beginning. Thanks to the Manager Olivia Skeete and her... Read more assistant Stacia who made this weekend possible in more ways than one. On arrival at the hotel we were greeted with the warmest hospitality and welcoming smiles. Our room was clean and spacious with an amazing view of the seaside. Special thanks to room service who delighted us with beautiful towel art. The resort was relatively quiet and cozy with the family-like staff. Food and drinks were superb and plentiful and service was always with a smile. The auxiliary staff, inclusive of the water sports operators were very friendly and courteous. Special thanks to Olivia (manager), Kathy-ann (restaurant supervisor), & Ryan (the bartender). A buzz to remember when in the Cave Bar, you must try the Bush Whacker. Good job to Sheldon as well who introduced our taste buds to a variety of cocktails. Not to forget "live-wire" Tanya, in the Reflections restaurant. Overall the resort was clean, fully equipped and provided an unending choice of activities. We recommend anyone to participate in activities such as the water sports, mixology and the cooking demonstrations. Even greater experience done as a couple. Also, an environment and atmosphere for plenty rest and relaxation. Special thanks to all the members of staff at the Crystal Cove Resort, can't wait until our next visit. We recommend this resort to both locals and visitors to Barbados. Shane & Jennalee Read less
My husband and I returned today from our week at the Crystal Cove, with our 16 month old son. If you are considering taking a young member of your family, or two, to this place: do it. The staff... Read more were phenomenally friendly and helpful, courteous and on a mission to make our stay as comfortable and as easy for us as possible. I have food allergies and the wonderful Head Chef was so accommodating of all my (many) requests and the food they prepared for our baby was excellent too. He ate very healthy and heartily. I have never written a review for a holiday before but felt I should do so straight away so as to encourage more visitors - they deserve it and the visitors will enjoy it too! Read less
We've just returned from a wonderful holiday at Crystal Cove. I cannot thank the staff enough for their fantastic service. My son and I are gluten intolerant and Shontel and her team have made our... Read more all inclusive experience 'inclusive'! Anything that you need, the staff will do their upmost to help you. They are extremely friendly and made our holiday complete. The hotel itself is lovely, it's quiet enough for a relaxing holiday but there was enough to keep our two boys (age 5 and 7) occupied too. So it would suit families or couples alike. We had a junior beach front suite and it was about 30 seconds from the beach! The water sports activities were great, we took our boys out on the Hobie Cat (with a member of staff), Kayaking, banana boat rides, water taxi and we paid for a glass bottom boat ride where we swam with turtles. As soon as we walked into the hotel, it was easy. No problems. The restaurants can get busy around the 7pm slots so if you are there with young children and you want to eat early, make sure you pre book a meal slot. They have a childrens menu, but we tried to get ours to eat from main menu. As I've said before, the staff are very accommodating, so as with most restaurants, I'm sure if you wanted a meal made more child friendly you could ask for the meat without the sauce. For our gluten free versions, we had cornmeal coatings on fish cakes etc... It wasn't hard to find something gluten free. We had GF pancakes or toast for breakfast and cake for afternoon tea. My advice would be to let them know prior to your visit of your requirements. On our arrival we met with the staff to discuss what sort of foods we would like. All I all we can't wait to go back and it was a real wrench coming home! Thank you to ALL the staff Crystal Cove! Read less
Stayed in room 122 for 10 nights in February 2104. Olivia, Shane and the rest of the team go out of their way to make your stay the best it can be. Stayed during partners birthday and they made us... Read more feel like royalty. The hotel is clean, food is great, premium drinks are part of the all inclusive and the entertainment is also great. Top tips, if this is your first stay ask for your mini bar to be stocked (they then restock it everyday), use the waterports which are free, the guys look after you and they really make your holiday much better. If I could make just one change, it would be to make it adults only, as much as I love kids, they are noisey and with the pool area being on the small side you cant escape them! All in all though, a fantastic location, a fantastic team looking after you and I'd definately go back again. Thanks Olivia :) Read less