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Turtle Beach is a premium all-inclusive, all suite hotel located on the South Coast of Barbados. The spacious, attractive suites at this elegant hotel look out over the pristine gardens, breathtaking ocean and swimming pools. With a wide selection of water sports included you will be hard pressed to fit everything in. The refreshing breezes of the South Coast make for excellent windsurfing and Hobie Cat sailing. Children are really well catered for at this hotel, with their own pool, organised activities and an excellent, complimentary kids’ club for ages 3-12. With 3 different restaurants you are spoilt for choice when dining and the hotel is just moments away from the lively St. Lawrence Gap.
On Dover Beach, within walking distance of St Lawrence Gap. 20 min to Bridgetown. Transfer time from airport: 20 min.Larger Map
161 suites on 4 floors in 4 interlinked buildings with 2 lifts. All with private balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, flatscreen satellite TV, iPod dock, mini-fridge (not stocked), in-room safe, iron and board, and hairdryer. Junior Suite Pool/Garden View with 1 queen-size bed or 2 twin beds plus sofa bed, sleeping 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. All rooms are non-smoking.
Junior Suite Oceanview - as Junior Suite Pool/Garden view but with sea views, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Junior Suite Deluxe Oceanview - with 1 king-size bed and includes sitting area with sofa bed, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Junior Suite Oceanfront - are closest to the beach, with 1 queen-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Wheelchair accessible Junior Suite Oceanfront available with roll-in shower and king-size bed, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
1-Bedroom Suite Pool/Garden View - separate bedroom, bathrobes and daily replenished mini-bar, with 1 king-size bed with a sofa bed in the living room, sleeping 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.
1-Bedroom Oceanview Suite - separate bedroom, bathrobes and daily replenished mini-bar, with 1 king-size bed with a sofa bed in the living room, sleeping 4 adults, or 2 adults and 3 children.
Chelonia restaurant, open-air restaurant serving International cuisine for breakfast and dinner, Waterfront restaurant (Caribbean cuisine), Asiagos restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine (over 12 years only, reservations required and some dishes are at a supplement). Beach Ambassador service, with afternoon treats including ice cream and fresh fruit. Exchange dining with sister hotels' restaurants (transport not included, meal and drinks supplements apply).?Room service*. All restaurants are non-smoking.
2 freeform swimming pools and children’s pool, Jacuzzi, 2 floodlit tennis courts, fitness centre, aerobics and aquacise. Free water sports: windsurfing, boogie boarding, kayaking, Hobie Cat boat rides, (water-skiing* at sister resort Crystal Cove – transfer extra*). Flying Fish Kids’ club 9.00am-9.00pm, 3-12 years with full activity programme, marine programmes and golf lessons. Family activities such as scavenger hunts, Calypso, limbo dancing and live cooking demonstrations. Bespoke tours including Pepperpot Culinary tour*.
Live entertainment most evenings. New for Summer - The Caribbean Goes Global Dance Show. Jazz quartet led by award-winning trumpet player Ricky Brathwaite.
Small beauty salon*. Complimentary WiFi in suites and throughout the property.
*Denotes local charge
Child ages up to and including 16 years.
Dress code: Smart casual in the evenings, with trousers and collared shirts for gentlemen. Asiagos offers fine dining and requires semi-formal attire including full-length trousers for all guests and dress shoes. To maintain the elegant atmosphere desired, guests wearing the following will not be seated: jeans, capri-style trousers, sleeveless men's shirts, t-shirts without collars, shorts, tank tops, bathing suits, hats on gentlemen, trainers or bare feet.
All meals including afternoon tea and snacks, all premium and local-brand drinks (fine wines and Champagne at extra charge). All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated.
7 nights between 19 Dec '15-06 Jan '16.
Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance pageCheck Prices Back to top
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I was very pleased to see NO smelly seaweed, but seaweed is part of being by the sea surely. We had no insects in our room and I would even say how clean it was, the shower screen was spotless. We... Read more found all the staff very polite and helpful and cheery. We enjoyed our meals but a special thank you to Jillian and chef Carl (?) for organising my surprise celebratory meal, the food was superb ðŸ˜€ Read less
We got back last week from 2 weeks here and had a wonderful time. Upon arrival we were greeted with a nice cool very strong rum punch and after we had filled in our registration we were shown to our... Read more room by a really helpful guy called Andrew, he proved to be a wealth of knowledge he gave us some great advice on trips and restaurants. Our room was a garden room and was very spacious and clean, the shower was a bit hit and miss with the temperature and the bath was very small. There was an abundance of storage and a safe and a small fridge. The air conditioning was very powerful and there was also a ceiling fan. This was our first trip to Barbados and our first all inclusive experience. We really enjoyed it and any small problems we encountered were dealt with swiftly such as the room not being cleaned early enough. I'm not a lover of buffet food although it was varied and nice here with a theme each night we only used it for dinner 3 times out of 14, I just prefer A La carte. The 2 other restaurants were good and the food choice was lovely. My husband doesn't like fish or meat on the bone so one day we realised he wouldn't be able to eat anything on the menu we mentioned it to the breakfast manager and he sent a chef over to our table who planned a special meal for him Steak and SautÃ© potatoes he thoroughly enjoyed it. Our award for most helpful waitress goes to a lady called Michelle who always had a smile on her face. The drinks were strong you could have any brand they stocked such as absolute vodka and the measures were more than generous. One particular bartender called Daniel made the most amazing chocolate rum and of course can't not mention Maradona who fussed around us at the pool or on the beach bringing drinks and ice creams. The hotel grounds are beautiful and another mention goes to another Daniel a groundsman who was so happy and friendly. The beach was nice and the seaweed didn't bother us it just made the water not so blue on some days. We got a hire car the second week and went out to the west coast, Bridgetown, Harrison Caves and to the Mount Gay Rum distillery. We also went to the boathouse curtesy of the hotel which was also nice. A couple of restaurants that are worth a mention are a Cin Cin by the sea on the west coast close to the Cliff, a reservation is required and long trousers for men. The hotel arranged the reservation with a sea view table and the taxi was $65 Barbados Dollars one way. The food and drinks were outstanding but it was expensive, well worth it though for a special treat. Also Champers similar set up but not as posh still had a fab meal there and as it's much closer to the hotel the cab was only $20. And the meal was half the price. Oystins Friday night fish fry is a must for fish lovers again only 10 minutes away in a cab but can be very loud and very hot. So a great holiday was had by all and I would recommend it. Still waiting to be e mailed my guest questioner from the hotel so I can thank them personally. One last thing if your flying in from the UK there are 2 flights in most days Virgin an BA both from Gatwick and I think A Virgin Manchester flight once a week, they arrive about 30 minutes apart so if ones fast or ones slow the immigration queue can have about 500 people in it. This happened to us and between that and the customs queue we were there for nearly 2 hours. I noticed they had a VIP fast track that you have to pre book it's Â£35 per head but well worth it as we found out when our daughter joined us for our second week she only had hand luggage as we had taken some of her clothes in our cases but was out of the Airport in 15 minutes. Read less
All staff were fantastic, especially the beach and water sports team. Junior suite was spacious and very comfortable although bath and shower could have been a little better. Nice balcony with good... Read more views. All rooms were All-inclusive so never had carry money when around the hotel. Pretty good choice of restaurants although was disappointed with Asiagoâ€™s, ate there early but decided better in other restaurants. Seaweed was a problem on one day but the beach staff just cleared it away, I didn't notice the smell any other time. A little annoying when people put towels on sun beds early in the morning and quite a few children in the pool (it was school holiday time though). We preferred to sit by or on the beach which was a few yards away and much quieter. The bulldozers next door building the wall in the sea were a bit of an eyesore although far enough away, the noise was mainly drowned out by the waves. I found it quite therapeutic watching the wall being built and the breaking waves. The trips organised to Crystal Cove and The Boatyard were a good idea which we used a few times get calmer seas for snorkeling. Crystal Cove was probably more suitable for people without children. Read less
We just came back from a 10 night holiday at this resort. We had such an amazing holiday! Such a warm welcome from the minute we arrived!! :) special compliments to the staff, who were SO friendly... Read more , which really made a difference! Special thanks to Maradonna who always made sure that we were being looked after at the beach :) Weather was great! We were lucky that there was no sea weed at all when we were there! We were also very lucky to see some turtles hatching at Turtle beach. And even luckier to set some of these baby turtles free in to the sea to prevent that birds would eat them. Wow! That was a once in a life time experience, very special and emotional! We also went on the Calabaza Catameran and swim with turtles and did some snorkelling. Amazing! :) We also hired a car for a few days, which I definitely recommend to everyone! Barbados got so much to offer! Some highlights we've seen: animal flower cave, east point ragged point, cove bay, wildlife reserve, rainforest, the monkeys, Rihanna's house and our favourite: Bottom Bay!! Paradise beach! We were luck to have this beach to our selves! :) White sand, light blue water, surrounded by cliffs, palm trees, drinking from coconuts....paradise!! :) The food of the hotel was high standard, always fresh and very high quality. Really enjoyed it! (did not rate the food at Crystal cove though!) One recommendation which I would like to make to the hotel is: some more guidance and organisation when turtles are hatching. On a few occasions the staff was being very helpful to let all the guests know that turtles were hatching. Everyone rushes to the beach to get a picture, but the problem with that is that the baby turtles are at risk of being stepped on by all these people. Especially at night! Part from that we can look back at an amazing holiday! :) We will be back.... :) Read less
We stayed here for a week in September 2015 and enjoyed every minute. The staff were very friendly (special mention to Joy) . The rooms were large and clean, the AC was excellent. We were out and... Read more about a lot during the days with other friends round the island and it was a lovely place to come back to. The food was good and plentiful but some local choices would have been nice. My only compliant would be the birds! Read less