Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

Crystal Cove is a premium All Inclusive hotel located on the Platinum west coast of Barbados. This is a beautiful resort, with its lush gardens and three impressive freshwater swimming pools, complete with a spectacular 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, sailing and more, all complimentary of course. There is a fabulous kids’ club to keep the little ones out of your hair, allowing you to relax and enjoy the full range of facilities.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

In St James, on a delightful west coast beach. 15-minutes to Bridgetown. Transfer time from airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

88 rooms on 2 floors in various buildings with no lifts. All with a balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, fridge (unstocked), complimentary WiFi access, safe and hairdryer. Pool Garden View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 infant (up to 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.

All Inclusive of: all meals including afternoon tea and all-day dining. Local and premium-brand drinks and house wine (fine wine and Champagne at extra charge). All activities and entertainment unless otherwise stated. Water taxi to select west coast sister properties. Dine Around programme with other select Elegant Hotels properties (drink and meal supplements may apply).

Oceanview Rooms - with beautiful sea views and 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 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 maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suite Oceanview - as Junior Suite Pool/Garden View but with beautiful sea views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

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 maximum 4 adults or 2 adults, 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 maximum 4 adults or 2 adults, 2 children and 1 infant (up to 2 years of age).

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Fantastic for honeymooners and families alike to spend some quality time together on their summer holiday

In a perfect location, on the Platinum West Coast, only 15-minutes from Bridgetown with its nightlife and array of restaurants and bars. You will be spoilt for choice finding ways to fill your time!

After a fun day of the complimentary non-motorised water sports, we love chilling at the swim-up pool bar and enjoying the delicious cocktails on offer

The Sunset Terrace Lounge is also the perfect spot to watch the breathtaking sunsets while enjoying a few tropical sundowners

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Express check-in
  • 15% discount at the spa
  • 15% discount at Daphne’s Restaurant

Reflections Restaurant (non-smoking) is located poolside for elegant dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The recently renovated Cave Bar (non-smoking) is a swim-up pool bar cleverly situated under a waterfall — but you won't get wet! There is also a hotel entrance for those who rather enjoy their tropical cocktail whilst dry. Drifters Restaurant and Bar, located by the beach is available for a more informal buffet lunch and à la carte dinner. Vista Coffee & Wine Bar. Vista serves up stunning views of the sea while you sip on signature lattes and teas along with a variety of wines and sweet and savory treats. Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme offers exchange dining with select sister hotels' restaurants* (meal and drinks supplements may apply).

Regular evening entertainment and weekly manager's cocktail party. Events hosted at Vista Coffee & Wine bar to include wine pairings and tapas nights.

3-tiered freshwater swimming pool. Spa services available*. State-of-the-art fitness centre. 2 floodlit tennis courts. Complimentary motorised and non-motorised water sports including snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and water-skiing. Beach Olympics. Mini-chef competitions. Freddie's Island & Adventure tour*. Preferred tee times at Apes Hill Golf Club*. Complimentary Flying Fish Kids' Club for ages 3-12 years with latest game consoles, pool table, electric race track and more. Swimming with the turtles snorkel tour*. Mixology demos.

Room service* (meal times only). Complimentary WiFi available in the rooms and throughout the resort. Laundry service*. Complimentary daytime water taxi (subject to availability and weather conditions) to select West Coast Elegant Hotels. Gift shop*. Babysitting available*. Green Globe certified. Beach Ambassador service. Concierge services to assist with island excursions.

Please note: a room levy of $9.63 per bedroom, per night applies (payable locally, subject to change).

1 night between 5 Jan—31 Jan, and 1 Mar—21 Dec.

5 nights between 1 Feb—28 Feb.

7 nights between 22 Dec—2 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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Please note: child ages are up to and including 16 years.

Please note: Drifters restaurant and bar is open subject to occupancy numbers.

Dress code: dining is elegantly casual after 6:00pm.

Please note: the Dine Around programme is only available at select properties and may be subject to an additional cost dependant on the board basis booked. A complimentary water taxi to select west coast Elegant properties is available during daytime only and subject to availability and weather conditions.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Holiday in Paradise

Jan 2, 2021 GR7340 Grantham, United Kingdom

The Crystal Cove is situated on an amazing stretch of beach on the beautiful west coast. The hotel rooms are a little dated, but this doesn’t matter too much as the staff are so friendly and will do anything to help you have a great time. The All Inclusive food, which we were initially wary of, is really good quality. The New Years Eve party… Read more
The Crystal Cove is situated on an amazing stretch of beach on the beautiful west coast. The hotel rooms are a little dated, but this doesn’t matter too much as the staff are so friendly and will do anything to help you have a great time. The All Inclusive food, which we were initially wary of, is really good quality. The New Years Eve party this year was exceptional. The efforts of the team made for a superb night. Wider barbados is also amazing, we surfed with turtles and enjoyed a cool running’s cruise. The hotel feels COVID safe with vigilant mask wearing and sanitising throughout. Thanks to all the staff for a superb Christmas. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Service & Hotel

Dec 22, 2020 T6552RAdougc Kendal, United Kingdom

We stayed here in December and have been very well looked after. It’s our first holiday with our 9 month old and the staff could not have made it easier. We have a few days left and wish we could stay longer. The staff have been fantastic, the hotel is very comfortable and the food is excellent. I wouldn’t hesitate in staying here again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another Fabulous stay- even in Covid times!

Dec 22, 2020 444suzannep Longton, United Kingdom

We have just returned from a fabulous holiday at Crystal Cove. Before we traveled, we arranged to isolate at their holding hotel- Treasure Beach. This experience was also great, we had a second Covid test the day after we arrived and after 48 hours we were free to leave. We had a lovely welcome from all the staff at Crystal Cove and they couldn’t… Read more
We have just returned from a fabulous holiday at Crystal Cove. Before we traveled, we arranged to isolate at their holding hotel- Treasure Beach. This experience was also great, we had a second Covid test the day after we arrived and after 48 hours we were free to leave. We had a lovely welcome from all the staff at Crystal Cove and they couldn’t do enough to make sure we had a great holiday. We felt very safe in the hotel & out and about exploring Barbados. Everyone is taking the Covid situation seriously and following all protocols. Thank you again to everyone at Crystal Cove & Treasure Beach for all your hard work and for making this holiday actually happen! We would love to return & highly recommend. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Trouble free getaway

Dec 22, 2020 Stepon01 Chinley, United Kingdom

From the minute we booked to the minute we left this was, after the year we have had a real pick me up. Celeste on reception was fantastic at sorting our quarantine stay at Treasure Beach along with the staff there. Celeste also welcomed us at Crystal when we arrived and made our check in a breeze. The first night we were there the water main… Read more
From the minute we booked to the minute we left this was, after the year we have had a real pick me up. Celeste on reception was fantastic at sorting our quarantine stay at Treasure Beach along with the staff there. Celeste also welcomed us at Crystal when we arrived and made our check in a breeze. The first night we were there the water main burst outside on the road meaning we had reduced pressure, but the hotel again were first rate at keeping us informed and sending out for bottled water. Joan in reflections was amazing under the circumstances with reduced staff obviously trying to keep everything running smoothly. The room was kept spotlessly clean with new beach towels and bedding everyday. I know a few people had various issues but we were the first group of holidaymakers since March and teething problems are the least of our worry’s after the year we have had, but on the whole nearly all of us really enjoyed our stay. A big thanks to all the staff for making our holiday so trouble free. Read less
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Dec 17, 2020 pumpkinpie2017 London, United Kingdom

We are here and I have to say the hotel go above and beyond to manage this situation - we have been in our room confined for a day and a half have had second test which was delayed due to labs work load, however the hotel and staff were efficient and supportive! 2 teenage children in one room who felt safe and catered for! For us we all feel it’s… Read more
We are here and I have to say the hotel go above and beyond to manage this situation - we have been in our room confined for a day and a half have had second test which was delayed due to labs work load, however the hotel and staff were efficient and supportive! 2 teenage children in one room who felt safe and catered for! For us we all feel it’s been worth the hassle and procedure! Patience and kindness will get you past the difficulties! I would totally recommend Crystal Cove and appreciate all their efforts! Read less