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 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 5 stars for the beach, 0 stars for everything else

Oct 14, 2019 485jessies Port Moody, Canada

Our stay started off to a shaky start, the workers seemed to not care about me and my group of friends AT ALL.. the service only got good after we met Sandra on DAY THREE.. we shouldnt have had to wait till that long to get good service but want to thank her for all she did for my friends and I cause truly she was a star. Also want to mention… Read more
Our stay started off to a shaky start, the workers seemed to not care about me and my group of friends AT ALL.. the service only got good after we met Sandra on DAY THREE.. we shouldnt have had to wait till that long to get good service but want to thank her for all she did for my friends and I cause truly she was a star. Also want to mention Renaldo at the Captain Sam's activity center for helping us get situated everyday at the beach, which is spectacular, the only good thing about this hotel. Food wise, we found that buffet was where you would get the best food but even then, we were expecting more Bajan food to be served since we are in BARBADOS but we didn't., kind of disappointed to be honest. Also super disappointing is the hotel itself, the rooms are severely dated and need the whole hotel in general needs a face lift. Not to mention all their dining is outside so be prepared to have bird poop all over the back of the chairs (that havent been cleaned since they opened it seemed) and have birds be flying everywhere. Basic summary, I would recommend Barbados but wouldn't recommend this hotel, you will have a way better time staying at an Airbnb. Read less
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Oct 13, 2019 sue190734 Rotherham, United Kingdom

Just returned from a 2 week stay with friends( party of 4) Positives - excellent location, majority o f staff were very friendly especially in the coffee bar, Winston and Wendy. Rooms cleaned daily with clean towels and the sunbeds were the comfiest we have ever had. We were fortunate that the hotel was quite empty so for the first week we only… Read more
Just returned from a 2 week stay with friends( party of 4) Positives - excellent location, majority o f staff were very friendly especially in the coffee bar, Winston and Wendy. Rooms cleaned daily with clean towels and the sunbeds were the comfiest we have ever had. We were fortunate that the hotel was quite empty so for the first week we only had a la carte options for dinner. Food was excellent which ever restaurant we chose. Yes the birds do fly around in the morning but they are quite funny to watch and providing you dont leave the table they weren't a problem. Fantastic experience releasing the baby turtles into the sea with Captain Sam. Negatives- The drainage system isn't brilliant so we had a couple of occasions where the toilet overflowed. We booked a fishing trip and the hotel took 100 barbadian dollars as commission which I thought was a bit steep to make one phone call. Although the food in the Italian was great it is really hot in there and very uncomfortable to enjoy. It needs the blinds closing and air conditioning installing. On the whole had a fantastic time, would definitely return, what I also thought was great was how easy it was to speak to Joanne the hotel manager and anything that needed sorting was done straightaway. Read less
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Oct 13, 2019 Rachel Y

We booked our wedding here and invited family and friends (21 in total), for 10 nights it really was amazing. We've been to barbados 3 times but this was the best hotel by far. I am a fussy eater but there was not one meal I disliked! The food was so good. Choice of food was also very good and always differed each day. The amount of food… Read more
We booked our wedding here and invited family and friends (21 in total), for 10 nights it really was amazing. We've been to barbados 3 times but this was the best hotel by far. I am a fussy eater but there was not one meal I disliked! The food was so good. Choice of food was also very good and always differed each day. The amount of food available throughout the day in between breakfast, lunch and dinner was amazing. You could never go hungry, be prepared to put on a few pounds! Drink choice was also fantastic. The rooms were beautiful, we had the ocean view suite, others had just junior but they were just as nice. The hotel staff were just lovely and brilliant. Names that will stick with us are Dan, Jarad, Shanika, Winston and the watersports guys! They were the best! We also had a lovely chat with one of the room cleaners, she gave us a very heartfelt chat on how to keep our marriage alive and it meant a lot to us! I also wanted to say a huge thank you to Sophia our wedding coordinator. She litrally made our dreams come true! She was so professional and did everything just perfectly she was incredible! We were so lucky to have found and released baby turtles! Captain sams nephew was so passionate about them and took the time to tell us all about them. He really is a great guy to care so much! The only constructive critisim we would give is: We booked a table at the Italian restaurant, we found the waiters/waitresses to be a little rude and felt they just wanted to finish up and go. There was absolutly no background music so it was all a little awkward. There was no consistency with the closing times of the sandtrap, its a great place to go all day especially in the evening but on occasions it had been closed in the evening. The keys to the hotel rooms stopped working and we had to walk a long way to reception to get them sorted on quite a few occasions. They are litrally the only quarms we had but didn't affect the fact that the hotel is a great place to stay and we would highly recommend! And we will DEFINATELY be returning!! Read less
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Oct 12, 2019 Peter S London

I stayed here from the 7th October for a week I have had a fantastic time the staff have been brilliant and polite and helpful the room was clean every day great view overlooking the pool and the beach. The beach is great plenty of excursion for couples and families I would thoroughly recommend it for the October to December not a busy plenty of… Read more
I stayed here from the 7th October for a week I have had a fantastic time the staff have been brilliant and polite and helpful the room was clean every day great view overlooking the pool and the beach. The beach is great plenty of excursion for couples and families I would thoroughly recommend it for the October to December not a busy plenty of deck chairs available and plenty of room in the pools. The food and drink great and the average temperature for my stay was 32 degrees Read less
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Oct 10, 2019 Jennie W Gloucester, United Kingdom

The staff at this hotel work so hard and they were very friendly and couldn’t do enough for you. Special mention to Giselle who was very efficient and helpful and Renaldo from the water sports who was always on hand to move my subbed. It was a very different all inclusive experience for us but there was variety and always excellently crooked. My… Read more
The staff at this hotel work so hard and they were very friendly and couldn’t do enough for you. Special mention to Giselle who was very efficient and helpful and Renaldo from the water sports who was always on hand to move my subbed. It was a very different all inclusive experience for us but there was variety and always excellently crooked. My only gripe would be the birds in the morning at breakfast. It was very off putting with them flying around and dropping Poo on chairs. Apart from that a lovely place on the beach. Read less