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. 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
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

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.

  • 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 17 Apr '20 and save up to 35% off the accommodation cost for travel between 15 Feb '20–2 Jan '21, blackout 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating a week in the carribean sun

Mar 27, 2020 michaelpearson57 Birmingham, United Kingdom

my wife and I booked a flop and drop week in the sun. Weather superb, 30/31 daily, rain on 2 mornings only (not bad for march.) Food plentiful (all buffet ) but poor choice. The food got worse as the week went by - but I think this was in line with the coronavirus situation. On the day we left people were being advised to leave.Staff were superb… Read more
my wife and I booked a flop and drop week in the sun. Weather superb, 30/31 daily, rain on 2 mornings only (not bad for march.) Food plentiful (all buffet ) but poor choice. The food got worse as the week went by - but I think this was in line with the coronavirus situation. On the day we left people were being advised to leave.Staff were superb - but a note of interest is we found the elderly staff a little more grumpy. !!! Hotel very dated - but pleasant enough. One to tick off. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Holiday of a Lifetime Absolutely Superb

Mar 26, 2020 SandraLW59 Worcester, United Kingdom

My three girlfriends and I stayed at Turtle Beach from 8th to 15th March 2020 to celebrate the year we all achieved the sensational age of 60! We had the best time, in the week before the world went crazy. It's so sad to think that the resort will be empty for a while. I hope you survive this period as I would definitely return here. The people… Read more
My three girlfriends and I stayed at Turtle Beach from 8th to 15th March 2020 to celebrate the year we all achieved the sensational age of 60! We had the best time, in the week before the world went crazy. It's so sad to think that the resort will be empty for a while. I hope you survive this period as I would definitely return here. The people were friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and varied, the entertainment was fun and I for one danced many nights away in the open air. The beach was beautiful, the pools clean, the hot pool sublime. The coffee and snacks cafe I adored! Excellent location too - I just wish we had two weeks to explore more. What a brilliant island Barbados is, so clean, so environmentally aware. Be safe everyone ;-) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely loved our stay at this hotel and in Barbados

Mar 26, 2020 RivendellLondon London

Best holiday ever! Can't believe any of the terrible reviews. We had a great time and made some lifelong friends( hopes!) Our junior suite room was huge and we had the best ocean view!! There is a mini fridge in the room and lots of space. The bathroom was big too. All the staff were friendly and polite. Cleaners came in daily and you could sit… Read more
Best holiday ever! Can't believe any of the terrible reviews. We had a great time and made some lifelong friends( hopes!) Our junior suite room was huge and we had the best ocean view!! There is a mini fridge in the room and lots of space. The bathroom was big too. All the staff were friendly and polite. Cleaners came in daily and you could sit out on the balcony while they cleaned if you were in the room when they knocked. The food was delicious and plentiful with wide range of choice . The fresh fruit salads and the omelettes cooked to order at breakfast were especially enjoyed! The entertainment was fairly low key which we liked but there were some great singers. Virgo being a great 5 girl band. The ice cream parlour and coffee shop were great to visit. Loved the 3 restaurants- Chelonia, Sandtrap and Asiagos. There is so much i could write tons about this place and the lovely memories but no one would have time to read it all. Loved loved loved Barbados and Turle Beach Resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely little resort - doesn’t deserve the bad reviews

Mar 24, 2020 Scenic17984543113

We stayed at Turtle beach for my daughter’s birthday for one week in room 207. When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted and shown to our room quickly. We did have a few little issues with the room as it is in need of a little refurbishment but nothing that I could say ruined the holiday, any problems I had were dealt with in an professional… Read more
We stayed at Turtle beach for my daughter’s birthday for one week in room 207. When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted and shown to our room quickly. We did have a few little issues with the room as it is in need of a little refurbishment but nothing that I could say ruined the holiday, any problems I had were dealt with in an professional and prompt manner and resolved swiftly. I don’t normally bother writing reviews but after seeing the negative reviews I feel compelled to let people know who are considering a stay here to ignore the bad reviews and see for yourself. My daughter and myself really enjoyed our stay here the beach is beautiful ,we spent every day on it and never felt unsafe, you need to also remember it is a public beach so the hotel can’t really be responsible for policing every person on it. Yes there are some people probably selling drugs but if you don’t acknowledged them they will ignore you and the hotel also has security if needed. The people who work at this hotel really are the key to its success as they are all relaxed in the roles they have, which makes them happy people. I have e travelled to many places over the years and I must say that the staff here are all very nice, professional, polite and extremely helpful. We never return to any holiday as there is so much to see in the world but we have both said we would like to go back to Turtle beach one day. if your looking for a relaxing holiday with a beautiful beach this is the place. Read less
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Mar 24, 2020 TravelswithJ1 Leeds, United Kingdom

We had a lovely stay here. This hotel is in a great location with an excellent beach and beautiful views. It was a first "all-inclusive" for us and we weren't sure if we would like it. No need to have worried. The food and wine were good and there were a couple of restaurant options on site so you had some choices. Also, we enjoyed the golf and… Read more
We had a lovely stay here. This hotel is in a great location with an excellent beach and beautiful views. It was a first "all-inclusive" for us and we weren't sure if we would like it. No need to have worried. The food and wine were good and there were a couple of restaurant options on site so you had some choices. Also, we enjoyed the golf and sailing, which are included in the price, among other sports--good value. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Other reviewers have complained that the rooms were tired. The bathroom fixtures weren't new and could do with some updating but they were absolutely fine. Anyway, we were more interested in the beach than in having a luxury shower. The service was excellent. Regarding some negative reviews, I would suggest that if you are considerate of others and polite yourself, in the majority of cases, in any hotel, you'll receive good service in return. I saw a few obnoxious guests with bad manners on full display. Everyone on staff who we encountered was friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel. Read less