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At a glance

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

Hotel facilities

Bar

Fitness Centre

Internet Access

Sailing

Swimming Pool

Tennis

Water Skiing

Wind Surfing

All Inclusive

Beach Holiday

Check In Chill Out

Honeymoon

Kids East 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.

Where is it?

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

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 '14 and '15. 7 nights: 19 Dec '14-06 Jan '15.

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Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 based on 787 reviews Location
    • 4 based on 842 reviews Rooms
    • 4.5 based on 874 reviews Service
    • 4 based on 872 reviews Value
    • 4.5 based on 872 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (541)
    • Very Good (289)
    • Average (71)
    • Poor (50)
    • Terrible (36)

First time to Barbados and could not have chosen a better hotel. Clean and tidy with friendly and welcoming staff in all departments. Food very good with friendly service, especially from Hazel and...

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4 of 5 stars
Apr 16, 2014 - Brian S - Loughborough, United Kingdom

First time to Barbados and could not have chosen a better hotel. Clean and tidy with friendly and welcoming staff in all departments. Food very good with friendly service, especially from Hazel and... Read more Giselle who we seemed to be served by most nights. Also, A la Carte predominantly in Reflections which was unexpected but a refreshingly pleasant change from the normal buffet. Booking your time to eat was also a pleasant surprise and very welcome since one did not have to wait for a table. Pools are quite small but the sea was perfect for swimming. Beach excellent with unexpected service of drinks, fresh fruit and ice lollies. Evening entertainment better than other Caribbean islands we have visited. Overall a great holiday and we will return Read less

4 of 5 stars
Apr 15, 2014 - Annette H - Preston, United Kingdom

We went as a party of 4 to Crystal Cove in September of 2013 and had a wonderful holiday, the staff are the best I have ever encountered in any hotel - nothing is too much trouble and always willing... Read more to go the extra mile to make your holiday special. Olivia the manager is amazing and even sorted out a prescription for me for migraine tablets. The food was good, and the evening entertainment excellent. The sunbeds on the beach were amazing - we called them 'pods' and they were very comfortable, and the service on the beach was great. Only down side to this hotel is that is needs a refurb. particularly the bathrooms, but for what time we spent in them it was not a problem. When you are just steps from the most amazing Sea in the world you dont want to stay indoors :) Thank you to all the staff for making our holiday such an amazing experience. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 8, 2014 - angelabirmingham - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Just returned from a very relaxing and enjoyable two week holiday at Crystal Cove.Staff were excellent from the time we arrived to the time we left ,complete with welcoming drinks on arrival .Very... Read more friendly and efficient and nothing was too much trouble,they always had a cheerful greeting for you.(This we found all over the island with the locals we met who were all friendly and helpful, including beach vendors, no hassle what so ever ).Hotel in a lovely position right on the beach with plenty of well padded sunbeds with individual shades.Beach service during the day with various drinks,fruit and ice lollies ! A nice touch.Drifters bar easily accessible if you wanted more.Excellent complimentary water sports and water taxi ,no problem with booking.Recommend the water taxi to the sister hotels even if its just for a round trip ride.Hotel gardens well maintained on a daily basis.Nice outside seating areas.Good choice of well presented food in both restaurants ,though in our second week Drifters was not open on a couple of occasions which was disappointing.Excellent selection of good quality drinks and the bar staff were always happy to make any drink you asked for ! Entertainment though on every night with some good acts started too early, if you ate in Drifters you missed the majority of the act due to the early 10-30pm finish. Even though the bar was open till 11-45pm most people left at the end of the entertainment. Personally would have preferred a later finish for the entertainment.( Though talking to guests at other hotels this seems the norm for the island ) Another personal touch was the weekly managers cocktail get together for all guests to chat to the hotel management team and fellow guests. Highly recommend the Jeep Safari tour of the island( good fun and you see most of it ! ) and the Catamaran along the west coast to swim with the turtles ( magical). Island easy to get round with good cheap plentiful local bus service,(can get a bit overcrowded !)Locals will always tell you when you need to get off if you ask ! Easier to take Barbados dollars ,though US dollars and pounds accepted even by the local beach vendors. Highly recommend this hotel. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 7, 2014 - cjm2503 - Manchester, United Kingdom

This was our second visit, almost a year after our first. It is easy to see why people return year after year because Crystal Cove is so good at what it does. It's both small enough to be intimate... Read more and personal but big enough to incorporate all the amenities needed. I could just repeat my review from last year as it was just as good this time; the staff were just as friendly and sincere and everything from the room to the water sports to the evening entertainment was excellent. We had asked for a room close to where we were last year and they were able to accommodate this. The chilled Brut and food was welcome as we arrived very late on our first night. If I could be slightly picky on one thing, only to help with making something great even better, it would be the dining options. One of the things we really enjoyed last year was the choice of a la carte most nights in both Reflections and Drifters. In addition (not that we indulged) there was usually an a la carte option for lunch at Reflections. This year, for 2 of the 7 nights we were there, there was only a buffet choice dinner on those evenings (don't get me wrong it was very nice, but we preferred being waited upon) and only one evening where both restaurants had a la carte options. In addition, an a la carte option wasn't available at lunch time (perhaps because few wanted it given breakfast was so good). However, Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 4, 2014 - A TripAdvisor Member -

Excellent location and layout of the hotel. Small hotel with easy access to rooms. Beautiful gardens attended daily by staff. Omelettes and fresh fruit at breakfast should be noted. High quality... Read more plated dinners. Good quality wine and beer. Colourful cocktails. Wonderful daily water taxi that covers nearly all the Platinum coast. Only minus is the rocky sea bed. Limited access to the sea but possible for sea lovers. Friendly and helpful staff. Coffee available 24-seven. Read less

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