Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

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 Hobie Cat sailing. Children are really well catered for at Turtle Beach, with their own pool, organised activities and an excellent, complimentary kids' club for ages 3-12. Guests over the age of 17 can now enjoy free daily rounds of golf, just minutes away from the resort. With three different restaurants, ice cream parlour and coffee bar you are spoilt for choice when dining and the hotel is just moments away from the lively St Lawrence Gap.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Children's Pool
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

On Dover Beach, within walking distance of St Lawrence Gap. 15 minutes to Bridgetown. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

161 suites on 4 floors in 4 interlinked buildings with 2 lifts. All with private balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi access, flat-screen satellite TV, iPod dock, mini-fridge (not stocked), safe, iron and board and hairdryer. Junior Suite Pool/Garden View with 1 queen-size bed or 2 twin beds plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. All rooms are non-smoking.

All Inclusive of: 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.

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

Junior Suite Deluxe Oceanview with 1 king-size bed and includes sitting area with sofa bed and sun loungers on the balcony, sleeping maximum 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 maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Wheelchair accessible Junior Suite Oceanfront available with roll-in shower and king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

1-Bedroom Suite Pool/Garden View with separate bedroom, bathrobes and daily replenished mini-bar, with 1 king-size bed with a sofa bed in the living room, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

1-Bedroom Oceanview Suite with separate bedroom, bathrobes and daily replenished mini-bar, with 1 king-size bed with a sofa bed in the living room, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Family Connected Oceanview Junior Suites consist of 2 Junior Suite Oceanview Rooms, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.

  • Complimentary golf: receive a daily round of complimentary golf, including 18-hole golf fee, club rental and round trip transfers. Terms and conditions apply, please call for further details. 

  • Kids stay and eat free: Up to two children (2-5 years) stays and eats free when sharing a room with one or two adults for travel completed between 5 Jan '19–4 Jan '20. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Kids stay and eat free: up to two children (2-5 years) stays and eats free when sharing a room with one or two adults for travel completed between 5 Jan '20–2 Jan '21. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 4 Jan '20 and save up to 40% off the accommodation cost for travel between 3 Dec '19-4 Jan '20, black out dates and minimum stays apply.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: book by 31 Jan '20 and save up to 45% off the accommodation cost for travel between 5 Jan '20-2 Jan '21, black out dates and minimum stays apply.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

We love Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels for its enviable location and fantastic premium all inclusive board basis

A perfect option for those wanting a family holiday, Turtle Beach has an excellent kids' club to keep the little ones entertained!

Couples and groups needn't look elsewhere though, as the hotel offers a wide range of activities and facilities to suit all ages, with complimentary water sports and fabulous spa and beauty treatments

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

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

Chelonia Restaurant, open-air restaurant serving International cuisine for breakfast and dinner, newly redesigned beachfront restaurant, Sand Trap, offers a taste of authentic local flavours, Asiagos Restaurant serving international cuisine with a Barbadian infusion (over 12 years only, reservations required and some dishes are at a supplement). 2 new dining outlets now open — Half Moon Coffee Bar & Deli serving up signature hot and cold lattes, tea, sweet and savory snacks and Grab and Go small bites. Freeze Ice Cream Parlour provides the ultimate cool down with a variety of ice cream flavours and cones as well as sundaes and classic milkshakes, all sprinkled with your favourite toppings! Beach Ambassador service, with afternoon treats including ice cream and fresh fruit. Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme* at select sister properties (transport not included, meal and drinks may supplements apply). Room service*. All restaurants are non-smoking.

Live, local entertainment. Pop up bars delivering tastes of local drinks and snacks.

2 freeform swimming pools and children’s pool, Jacuzzi, 2 floodlit tennis courts, fitness centre, on-site beauty salon and spa services*, aerobics and aquacise. Complimentary non-motorised water sports: 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*. Experience Soft Adventure Packages at Turtle Beach — including nature hike and go-kart racing*, Family boot camp, tennis clinics with professional tennis coach, yoga and neighborhood walks.

Complimentary WiFi in suites and throughout the property. Green Globe certified. Comprehensive activities programme for all ages.

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

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 page

1 night between 5 Jan-21 Dec.

7 nights between 22 Dec-2 Jan.

* Denotes local charge

Please note: 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.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very relaxed resort

Dec 13, 2019 M5725SCdavidm Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Food very tasty. Comfortable rooms. Attentive staff. Great location. Nothing to fault if you are looking for a relaxing holiday on the beach. Minor niggle was low shower water pressure on a top floor room. If you enjoy swimming in the sea, bear in mind that the south coast of Barbados can be subject to significant waves etc during windy… Read more
Food very tasty. Comfortable rooms. Attentive staff. Great location. Nothing to fault if you are looking for a relaxing holiday on the beach. Minor niggle was low shower water pressure on a top floor room. If you enjoy swimming in the sea, bear in mind that the south coast of Barbados can be subject to significant waves etc during windy conditions. There are breakwaters however which afford enough protection for you to get in for a dip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, superb beach and awesome staff

Dec 10, 2019 Jonathan J Marchwood, United Kingdom

Loved this place, every member of staff is friendly and all say hello. The hotel sits on a lovely beach, in a nice part of the island. The sea is said to be tougher than the West side of the island, but I thought the sea breeze was really nice to cool you from the heat. The food and drink selection is great, even for my wife who is Gluten Free.… Read more
Loved this place, every member of staff is friendly and all say hello. The hotel sits on a lovely beach, in a nice part of the island. The sea is said to be tougher than the West side of the island, but I thought the sea breeze was really nice to cool you from the heat. The food and drink selection is great, even for my wife who is Gluten Free. The rooms are large, most have great sea views and the beds are large and comfy. Would recommend and would revisit anytime. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Impressed overall

Dec 10, 2019 Alan S Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Superb sea view room with it’s own visiting humming bird. November time is quiet with only toddler aged kids. Extremely friendly and knowledgable staff, the bar was run by a Keisha, nothing was too much hassle for her, along with Maradonna (waiter around bar, pool and beach) who has the biggest smile on a five feet tall guy I have ever seen were… Read more
Superb sea view room with it’s own visiting humming bird. November time is quiet with only toddler aged kids. Extremely friendly and knowledgable staff, the bar was run by a Keisha, nothing was too much hassle for her, along with Maradonna (waiter around bar, pool and beach) who has the biggest smile on a five feet tall guy I have ever seen were just a couple of many that deserve a mention. A reasonably good selection of food and drink was available. The room and hotel was spotless and smelled fresh and clean. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful beach friendly staff

Dec 10, 2019 firecaptain165 Fenelon Falls, Canada

Just returned from 2 weeks at Turtle Beach. The resort is quite nice although some rooms could use a spruce up. Food was excellent at the buffet and even better at Asiagos Italian restaurant. I was disappointed in the beach restaurant. It was great for lunch and snacks but lacked any sort of appeal for reserved dinner. Nigel a bell hop was great… Read more
Just returned from 2 weeks at Turtle Beach. The resort is quite nice although some rooms could use a spruce up. Food was excellent at the buffet and even better at Asiagos Italian restaurant. I was disappointed in the beach restaurant. It was great for lunch and snacks but lacked any sort of appeal for reserved dinner. Nigel a bell hop was great with assisting us in numerous ways and providing info on the island. We visited the coffee shop at least twice a day for a cappuccino, latte and pastry as well as a light lunch on occasion. Special thanks to Nicole for her wit and charm. The beach was wide and had lots of chairs. The beach staff were always available to help get your seats and moving chairs. Kudos to Captain Sam's team! We also went to the three sister hotels for dinner at different nights which was included you just needed to get there. A pleasant change if your stay is 2 weeks. Read less
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Dec 8, 2019 lucyhR1899JN London, United Kingdom

Currently halfway through a holiday with my partner another couple and their baby. We are having a great time. I can’t speak highly enough about the staff at this hotel. We haven’t come across anyone that isn’t an absolute pleasure to deal with. They can’t do enough for you, chat and go above and beyond constantly. Jared at the sand trap bar ,… Read more
Currently halfway through a holiday with my partner another couple and their baby. We are having a great time. I can’t speak highly enough about the staff at this hotel. We haven’t come across anyone that isn’t an absolute pleasure to deal with. They can’t do enough for you, chat and go above and beyond constantly. Jared at the sand trap bar , Maradona who works on the beach and bar and the lady in the kids club to name a few. The food is varied and has all been delicious. Great touches like an Ice cream parlour and coffee shop. This is my third stay in Barbados at different hotels. All have been great but the service and people at Turtle Bay are second to none. Read less