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. 

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.

This hotel has a Tourism Levy fee of $9.63 per room, per day (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 Amazing p!ace on the beach!

Apr 24, 2019 hhvr2018 Pinner, United Kingdom

We had a great stay. The staff are wonderful and so friendly. Other bars and restaurants closeby but you don't really need them! It is a great place for big groups to get together. We had a room with a seaview and it was just lovely watching the sun come up every day followed by a stroll along a beautiful beach. I will definitely come back.
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Apr 24, 2019 NicholasK887 Bridgetown, Barbados

We've been coming here for many years (over 20) for Sunday lunch and it's always been pretty consistent until recently. They could always be relied upon to provide good quality food and a reasonable choice at the buffet. It's not cheap at BDS$100 per person but that includes drinks. Last Sunday the offering was appalling. No coleslaw, no salt… Read more
We've been coming here for many years (over 20) for Sunday lunch and it's always been pretty consistent until recently. They could always be relied upon to provide good quality food and a reasonable choice at the buffet. It's not cheap at BDS$100 per person but that includes drinks. Last Sunday the offering was appalling. No coleslaw, no salt fish, no carvery, very few desserts (which had ants) and they were out of a basic white wine. We will give it another go but hope they improve. Read less
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Apr 23, 2019 Sam S

This hotel was somewhat disappointing, the building itself and the setting is 4star however the service is not. Sunbeds were dirty , broken, dining room attendants were rude, birds fly round the dining hall and land on tables and chairs. Often tables were missing cutlery, buffet missing butter etc had to ask twice for basics such as tea or… Read more
This hotel was somewhat disappointing, the building itself and the setting is 4star however the service is not. Sunbeds were dirty , broken, dining room attendants were rude, birds fly round the dining hall and land on tables and chairs. Often tables were missing cutlery, buffet missing butter etc had to ask twice for basics such as tea or water. House keeping forgot to give us towels, the safe battery ran out, shower was antiquated. Freebie toiletries too small to bother with. Booking system bit complicated and no one explains it. Sunbeds were taken v early. On the positive side the views are gorgeous and it is well situated. The pool towel arrangement is fab you can get clean towels as often as you like. Coffee shop was great, good selection of panini and cakes. Ice cream parlour v good and girl serving was lovely. Captain aam was great at the beach sports place. Pool attendants were great v attentive, cool flannels given out plus drinks service and lollies. Buffet was not the best sometimes we struggled to feed our daughter, even the chips seem to be even chips. Chef on the live station on Italian night was soo rude even to kids waiting for pasta. Evening entertainment was ok. Best night was synicate. The activities team were very good informative and very friendly. The pools were quite small and could get crowded but it was ok. My daughter actually picked up an ear infection in the pool and now has antibiotics drops. The last 2 days she could not go in the pool despite the pool water being checked regularly. Poolside toilets were really dirty. The rooms and furniture was dated. Not enough storage or hangers. The "fresh" towels in the room smelt of smoke on a number of occasions. Luckily I have visited Barbados previously so this has not tainted my view, I still love it , however I would not stay on the south coast again, I would stick to the west coast where you can swim in the sea and the hotels are of a better standard. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel can’t recommend enough

Apr 22, 2019 Pavitra C Norwich, United Kingdom

First time in an all inclusive and was taken aback by the variety of food offered everyday. Always something different. The staff were all great and nothing was ever too much. There’s plenty to do around the hotel and St Lawrence Gap only a short walk away if you want a change. The room was well equipped and they provided water bottles every day.… Read more
First time in an all inclusive and was taken aback by the variety of food offered everyday. Always something different. The staff were all great and nothing was ever too much. There’s plenty to do around the hotel and St Lawrence Gap only a short walk away if you want a change. The room was well equipped and they provided water bottles every day. As others have mentioned the sea is choppy but that is known for this side of Barbados. It is still beautiful and blue. Front desk/activities were helpful with booking taxis and excursions. We also took a day pass to Crystal Cove - you can use their all inclusive facilities so nice for a change of scenery and beach - staff there very welcoming also. Would definitely recommend this hotel and I can see why everyone was so surprised it was our first visit - will definitely be returning to Barbados and Turtle Beach! Read less
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Apr 22, 2019 mrwwperro Bradford, United Kingdom

I don't think I have ever stayed anywhere before where I can't think of a single bad thing to say about the place. From the moment we arrived until the day we left it was utterly fabulous. We were lucky enough to get a free upgrade to a junior suite ocean front which gave us one of the most beautiful views I can remember. Really could almost touch… Read more
I don't think I have ever stayed anywhere before where I can't think of a single bad thing to say about the place. From the moment we arrived until the day we left it was utterly fabulous. We were lucky enough to get a free upgrade to a junior suite ocean front which gave us one of the most beautiful views I can remember. Really could almost touch the sea! This is an all inclusive hotel which is something I had never done before but it was a really good decision. If you enjoy a drink and decent food it is the best way to go as eating out and bar prices aren't cheap. It didn't mean we never left the hotel at all, not by a long chalk, but it would have cost a fortune to eat out at anything but fast food joints every night. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and we were very impressed with the level of service. A special mention goes to Sabrina who worked at the Sand Trap and pop up bars. Be aware of her delicious but lethal rum punches! If this is your first time to the island you can't go far wrong with this place. Read less