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Hotel facilities

Bar

Fitness Centre

Internet Access

Sailing

Swimming Pool

Tennis

Water Skiing

Wind Surfing

All Inclusive

Beach Holiday

Honeymoon

Kids Eat Free

Non Driving

Wedding

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

4.5

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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 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 water-skiing
  • 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). 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 (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).

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 of

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.

Minimum stay

5 nights: 1-28 Feb '15. 7 nights: 19 Dec '14-06 Jan '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 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.5 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (651)
    • Very Good (334)
    • Average (81)
    • Poor (54)
    • Terrible (39)

This was one of the best holidays we've ever had. The hotel was fabulous, as were the staff, they couldn't have been any friendlier or more attentive, nothing was too much trouble for any of them and...

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5 of 5 stars
Dec 19, 2014 - Alex W - Darlington, England, United Kingdom

This was one of the best holidays we've ever had. The hotel was fabulous, as were the staff, they couldn't have been any friendlier or more attentive, nothing was too much trouble for any of them and... Read more they really did make it a holiday to remember! The food was delicious, every day for 16 days we had umpteen choices from two restaurants, everything was delicious. Everywhere was kept meticulously clean, our room was beautiful and the view was breath taking. The hotel has three pools which were on the small side but our room stepped out onto the beach so the sea was plenty big enough. We made some fantastic friends while we were there, mainly among the staff! We will certainly be going back and have no hesitation in recommending the place. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Dec 19, 2014 - Jessie S - District of Columbia

My husband and I stayed at the Crystal Cove Hotel in St. James Parish, Barbados for our honeymoon. We had an amazing time! The food was excellent, the beach was beautiful and the hotel pools were... Read more very nice. They have 3 pools, all about 4 feet deep and all with a waterfall aspect. The main pool has a swim-up cave bar. All of the pools have available lounge chairs and there are free of charge lounge chairs by the beach as well (the lounge chairs have overhead awnings). There are free water sports daily or you can pay a little extra and go on excursions- a local company comes to the hotel beach daily for excursions so you do not have to worry about booking snorkeling/water skiing/jet skiing in advance. They take cash only though. There are 2 restaurants at the hotel and one requires dress slacks, dress shoes and a jacket or dress shirt /dress or nice outfit for ladies for dinner. You also have to make dinner reservations daily and the early dinner time slots fill quickly. We often ate dinner at 9. Why a 4 star rating instead of 5: The maids left our dirty cups/dishes outside of our room the entire week we were there and when people came by to take your drink order they often forgot to return with it. Our room toilet ran constantly the entire vacation and we asked several times for it to be fixed but no one fixed it. Also, on one of the last days there my husband ate sushi at dinner and got food poisoning. All in all though, it was a convenient location, and the hotel was very nice. We would return to the Crystal Cove for another vacation. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Dec 19, 2014 - steve t - Bridgend, United Kingdom

My partner and I chose this wonderful location for our Wedding. We and our guests that attended were blown away with the resort and the wonderful staff. From the moment we arrived we were simply... Read more amazed by the care and attention we we afforded. We were given a magnificent room upgrade on arrival, which was not expected, and left us both amazed and with huge smiles. Nothing was any trubble at any time for the the staff. The leadership team to most junior member of the team were fantastic. The "free" wedding package was absolutely fantastice and exceeded our needs and expectations The only "extra" I neded above and beyond the package was the services of a hair dresser. She was also fantastic The restaurants were amazing, the bar was like a second home and even when on the beach refreshments were periodicaly brought to you. The water sports were great although the equipment a little basic but well serviced and maintained. The only blot on an otherwise perfect experience was an obnoxious little man (guest) that was ranting and raving at the receptionist on our last night. We were being assisted by the receptionist with our boarding passes needed. for the following day. When this nasty frightening individual cut across us and ranted about the dress code he was unable to meet to eat in th reflections restaurant. Disappointing the hotel yealded to his belligerent rant and compromised their resturant dress code standard. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Dec 19, 2014 - SuperTyke - London

Okay, so it's not the smartest hotel on the west coast, but it's in a great location, has reasonable facilities and plenty to eat and drink. What sets it apart however, is the staff. If you can find... Read more an hotel with a friendlier, more helpful workforce please, please let me know!!! These guys really added a great deal to our holiday and I would not hesitate to recommend them! Read less

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