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. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 31 Aug '19 to receive up to 40% off the accommodation cost for travel between 3 May '19-4 Jan '20, Minimum stays apply. 

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

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 1 Dec '19 to receive up to 35% off the accommodation cost between 5 Jan '20–2 Jan '21, minimum stay applies.

    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. 

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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Aug 18, 2019 346paulc

Visited after visit to St Lucia. Maybe Barbados is more expensive island and we expected more from this hotel than Saint Lucia. Check was very good and we were late arriving, however food was provided and a drink. Very good. Breakfast was ok - also made use of the pack lunch service but did take a while (but was ok) Lunch was ok again Dinner at… Read more
Visited after visit to St Lucia. Maybe Barbados is more expensive island and we expected more from this hotel than Saint Lucia. Check was very good and we were late arriving, however food was provided and a drink. Very good. Breakfast was ok - also made use of the pack lunch service but did take a while (but was ok) Lunch was ok again Dinner at the A la Cart was good. The general dining area was good in the evening. There was entertainment but tended to finish a bit early for us. Beach was good- it had some strange looking beach chairs but worked well. Could walk a little way on beach but not over long. Overall staff ok but sometimes took longer to get served at pool bar but was ok. A couple of times with staff maybe they tired - saw one Customer ask for what I think was Chips and Dip - and came back with just the Dip - as they had ran out of chips - which they should have said in the beginning. Also pool ran out of a couple of basic things. Maybe this was an odd occurrence, but don’t think all staff were 100 pc At the hotel main bar I think the Jack Daniels seemed weak... however not the case at the pool bar and definitely not watered down. Cannot complain overall Beer was good. Also made use of the coffee shop and ice cream place. We had a room with a great view and was on the end and fourth floor - it was a lot of walking but help use some of the calories. Also could have done with more WC’s places around the place but was adequate Overall this hotel fell a bit short of expectations. Read less
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Aug 17, 2019 LizoEssex_England Essex, England

Just back from 10 days stay at Turtle Beach with my family. 2adults 2 children 11 and 6 yrs. Great hotel with fantastic staff and well equipped facilities. Would definitely recommend. Just one small issue they need to resolve...sunbed reserving. I order to be able to see my young children safely in the pool we were having to go down at 5AM!!!!!… Read more
Just back from 10 days stay at Turtle Beach with my family. 2adults 2 children 11 and 6 yrs. Great hotel with fantastic staff and well equipped facilities. Would definitely recommend. Just one small issue they need to resolve...sunbed reserving. I order to be able to see my young children safely in the pool we were having to go down at 5AM!!!!! To reserve our bed to make sure the kids were safe. This wasn't ideal and the hotel needs to stamp this out. Maybe towels only issued after 8am or something. We weren't the only families having issues with this. I hope they can rectify this as it's such a lovely hotel. A big thank you to Nigel on the reception as he was fantastic and looked after us very well. Read less
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Aug 13, 2019 Gillyflower Surrey, United Kingdom

My daughter and I stayed here for a few days and had a lovely stay. All the staff we met were so friendly and helpful. They took a genuine interest in what we had been up to. Our room was lovely, but maybe a little tired looking in certain places, e.g. the bath and shower and the wooden furniture. But a great room in itself with plenty of space… Read more
My daughter and I stayed here for a few days and had a lovely stay. All the staff we met were so friendly and helpful. They took a genuine interest in what we had been up to. Our room was lovely, but maybe a little tired looking in certain places, e.g. the bath and shower and the wooden furniture. But a great room in itself with plenty of space and storage and a view to die for! We preferred to eat in Asiago restaurant in the evening . Food and service was very good. We ate in both of the other restaurants and the buffet style was fine for breakfast and lunch. Wide range of drinks available at the bars- lovely cocktail list! The lady in the Activities Centre was very helpful and arranged a last minute trip to swim with the turtles for later that morning. Excellent service. We did an early morning guided nature walk with one of the staff from the hotel- excellent. It was lovely to learn more about the plants and animals and walk around the local area. We were able to walk to the local supermarket but the prices were very high so I can understand why people go All inclusive. Read less
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Aug 12, 2019 Wayne R Corsham, United Kingdom

We booked this holiday 18 months ago on the advice from a Virgin Holidays Retail Travel Consultant in Abingdon who I contacted b phone (I know, how last century). I got a 50% discount by booking so far ahead in advance. Enough about the great Virgin Travel Consultants, the hotel is great, lots of amenities and the staff are very professional,… Read more
We booked this holiday 18 months ago on the advice from a Virgin Holidays Retail Travel Consultant in Abingdon who I contacted b phone (I know, how last century). I got a 50% discount by booking so far ahead in advance. Enough about the great Virgin Travel Consultants, the hotel is great, lots of amenities and the staff are very professional, courteous and friendly. Honestly, nothing is too much trouble. We had a incident with an overflowing toilet and before I got to reception to report it, they management had walked passed and the maintenance team were in the room when I got back. Top tips - talk to the water sports guys, they will arrange and set up sun beds on the beach for you. Note all beaches in Barbados are public, so you can take your towels and walk further up the beach to find the perfect swimming/surfing spot. Food is very good and snacks are available throughout the day at the snack shack. There is also the Dover Market just 3 minutes walk for all the things you think you have forgotten, sun lotion, after sun, flip flops, sun hats and things to keep on hand for hungry kids late at night. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating For 6 days, we were treated like royalty.

Aug 12, 2019 Eddye T Murphy, Texas

From the moment we arrived at Turtle Beach, we started having the time of our life. It is truly a Disneyland for beach fun. Along with having great hotel accommodations and excellent service, Turtle Beach could not do enough to entertain us. We had delicious meals from several restaurants, great desserts, and excellent entertainment. They all… Read more
From the moment we arrived at Turtle Beach, we started having the time of our life. It is truly a Disneyland for beach fun. Along with having great hotel accommodations and excellent service, Turtle Beach could not do enough to entertain us. We had delicious meals from several restaurants, great desserts, and excellent entertainment. They all kept saying that they were here for us...and they proved it! Read less