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Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

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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 complimentary 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.

At a glance

  • Kids’ club
  • 2 restaurants and bars
  • Tennis and gym
  • Free watersports
  • All-inclusive resort

Where is it?

In St James, on a delightful West Coast beach. 15 min to Bridgetown. Transfer time from airport: 45 min.

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Room information

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). Please note: The majority of the Pool Garden View Rooms have a garden view and the pool views are limited. All rooms are non-smoking.

Room Upgrade

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 (up to 2 years of age).

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 (up to 2 years of age).

Eats and drinks

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.

Fun and games

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.

Entertainment

Regular evening entertainment and weekly manager's cocktail party.

Handy stuff

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*.

Additional information

*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 Inclusive

All meals including afternoon tea and snacks. Local and premium-brand drinks and house wine (fine wine and Champagne at extra charge). Exchange dining at sister hotel Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels (transfer extra). All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated.

Minimum stay

5 nights 1-28 Feb '15.

Accessibility

This property may be unsuitable for some guests due to there being 22 steps to Reflections Restaurant, 18 steps to Cave Bar, pool and beach. The Virgin Holidays Special Assistance Team can be contacted by e-mail at special.assistance@virginholidays.com or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.

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Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.5 Sleep Quality
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.5 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (692)
    • Very Good (346)
    • Average (82)
    • Poor (55)
    • Terrible (40)

My wife and I had the most wonderful 2 weeks at Crystal Cove. Almost everything was perfect the staff are so friendly and helpful the food extremely good the hotel is the perfect size, just 80 odd...

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5 of 5 stars
Mar 19, 2015 - Denis K - Brighton, United Kingdom

My wife and I had the most wonderful 2 weeks at Crystal Cove. Almost everything was perfect the staff are so friendly and helpful the food extremely good the hotel is the perfect size, just 80 odd... Read more rooms. Just go and find out for yourselves you won't be disappointed. The only thing we felt let the hotel down was maybe the pools, could do with freshening up, but who needs the pools when you have the Caribbean lapping at your door. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 18, 2015 - SusannaG - England

We stayed at Crystal Cove during February half term with 2 of our sons and we all had fantastic holiday. We have stayed in many hotels all over the world but have never visited Barbados before... Read more - Crystal Cove was a great choice and I think it suits all age groups. We had an ocean view suite which is excellent for up to 4 people and has a wonderful sea view. We found the food to be excellent and enjoyed both reflections and drifters in the evening. All the staff in the restaurants are lovely but Shaunna and Kay really stand out, and Joan the restaurant manager is so friendly and accommodating. The cocktails are great and being able to indulge in a pina colada in the late afternoon felt decadent! The guys in the watersports centre are excellent and when the sea wasn't too rough we enjoyed waterskiing, wakeboarding and tube rides. Don't miss the Caribbean night so I would recommend booking reflections that night(where the entertainment is) because it's good fun! Crystal Cove is a truly relaxing holiday. We didn't move much out of the hotel apart from going into Holetown on the yellow bus, and going on the Good Times catamaran trip (see separate review). My husband and son also enjoyed a trip to the Kensington Oval to watch the cricket which is a taxi ride away. Our opinion was that it was a great family holiday and definitely worth visiting. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 17, 2015 - jeannieBournemouth - Bournemouth

Just returned after two amazing weeks. Our 5th time here as it just ticks all our boxes. Staff are brilliant - warm and so friendly as other reviews have said. The lovely Olivia, Sophia, Celleste... Read more , Lisa and Kathy are all tremendous as are all the girls Marisa, Tanya, Shakira and Sasha - I could just go on but I've got brain melt down back in uk I can't remember all the names!! But we are so grateful for the wonderful warm welcome and service. We can't forget Sheldon and Victor though.. those cocktails were to die for. The sun beds are the most comfortable we have laid on and we did a lot of lying down in the sun. The other reviews tell the story so well so we won't repeat only to say that you won't go far wrong if you book here. The bathrooms are to be upgraded which is needed so we'll look forward to trying them out next year. Met some lovely people Dawn & Steve, Miriam and Jonathan and Felita and John all made our Hol extra special. karaoke was fun I hope they keep Alan on he got all the guests chatting and we had a great laugh. Thanks again CC and see you all next year. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 17, 2015 - Ban K - Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

We got married at this wonderful hotel and had our friends and family staying with us.we couldn't of asked for a better venue. Hotel was clean and modern, pools were great.although not the... Read more We got married at this wonderful hotel and had our friends and family staying with us....we couldn't of asked for a better venue. Hotel was clean and modern, pools were great....although not the largest they were perfect for relaxing and having a drink, room was exquisite (we had the 1 bedroom suite) with amazing views of the gardens and the sea, beach was beautiful and the food was lovely. Excellent in every way and all the staff couldn't do enough for you....we highly recommend staying here....our friends and family would say the same about this hotel too. Read less

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