Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

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, coffee bar and a lovely entertainment programme, you are spoilt for choice when dining and the hotel is just moments away from the lively St Lawrence Gap.

Amenities

  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Kids Club
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

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.

Chelonia Restaurant (open-air restaurant serving International cuisine for breakfast and dinner). Sand Trap (newly redesigned beachfront restaurant, offering authentic local flavours). Asiagos Restaurant (international cuisine with a Barbadian infusion - over 12 years only, reservations required and some dishes are at a supplement). Half Moon Coffee Bar & Deli (signature hot and cold lattes, tea, sweet and savoury snacks and Grab and Go small bites). Freeze Ice Cream Parlour. 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. Comprehensive activity programme for all ages. 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: snorkelling, 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*. Jungle gym. Family activities such as scavenger hunts, Calypso, limbo dancing and live cooking demonstrations. Bespoke tours including Pepperpot Culinary tour*. Tennis clinics with professional tennis coach. Fitness and spinning classes. Yoga and neighbourhood walks.

Complimentary WiFi in suites and throughout the property. Green Globe certified. 

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

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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 Disappointment

May 18, 2022 O9848MYmariaw

Loved this hotel 12 years ago, this time total opposite. Hotel is very run down and horrible to say but dirty. Bathrooms in desperate need of refurbishment, everything needs re-painting, needs a total overall. 80% of staff have not time for you, worst of all were the hotel reception staff not interested in helping, it was always someone else's… Read more
Loved this hotel 12 years ago, this time total opposite. Hotel is very run down and horrible to say but dirty. Bathrooms in desperate need of refurbishment, everything needs re-painting, needs a total overall. 80% of staff have not time for you, worst of all were the hotel reception staff not interested in helping, it was always someone else's job, everything was just too much trouble for them. The staff at the coffee shop, concierge and beach were great always had a smile of their faces. This hotel was not cheap, been to a lot better hotels in Arube, Antigua etc for a lot less money. Took well over an hour to get booked in, definitely not what you want after such a long flight. Would not return. Read less
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May 16, 2022 Megatronic85

We stayed for a family celebration and it was everything we wanted. Rooms were clean and well equipped. Our ground floor location was perfect for the little one to access the pool. She also loved the kids club. Food and Beverage had a good variety of choices to meet all requirements. The team went above and beyond arranging meals for my little… Read more
We stayed for a family celebration and it was everything we wanted. Rooms were clean and well equipped. Our ground floor location was perfect for the little one to access the pool. She also loved the kids club. Food and Beverage had a good variety of choices to meet all requirements. The team went above and beyond arranging meals for my little ones outside of hours. Rum punch is very strong but very recommended, Team members were helpful and always very polite. Massage treatment was highly skilled. Read less
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May 15, 2022 Jayne F Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom

Just got home from a fantastic time at Turtle Beach hotel. This was our second visit and there will be a third visit. Staff all amazing, room, large and clean the bed huge and comfortable , yes the bathrooms need updating but was spotless. There was people moaning about things, but those people will always moan.
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May 9, 2022 Alison R

I agree with some reviews that the hotel is tired but that didn't spoil our stay at all. I expected this before arrival from reading reviews, I wasn't put off at all. We had spacious, interconnecting rooms with a lovely pool and sea view. Rooms were large and clean and the bed was huge and SO comfortable! The beach was lovely, sea was quite… Read more
I agree with some reviews that the hotel is tired but that didn't spoil our stay at all. I expected this before arrival from reading reviews, I wasn't put off at all. We had spacious, interconnecting rooms with a lovely pool and sea view. Rooms were large and clean and the bed was huge and SO comfortable! The beach was lovely, sea was quite rough but still lovely and warm. The food was lovely that I ate. I'm fussy so am limited with food but I found something everyday at all times of day and what I ate was really nice. Drinks were plentiful, there was a coffee and cake shop and an ice cream shop that did a lovely banana milkshake 😋 Snacks were on through the day and you could grab crisps and bottled water whenever you pleased throughout. The hotel is very relaxed, I personally found most staff were lovely and polite. I found the people of Barbados to be very friendly. The hotel was also well located at one end of the gap. You can also use sister hotels. We used facilities at Crystal cove for a day which was lovely, though smaller than Turtle Beach. We would stay again. Read less
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May 2, 2022 BobbyGee2018 Watford, United Kingdom

The hotel is is need of a bit of TLC. It looks tired in places. The hotel amenities are good. All inclusive means what it says, there are no hidden extras. It is made clear in advance that a room levy and tourist tax are payable when checking out. Food quality is good with plenty of choice. Water activities are included but subject to sea… Read more
The hotel is is need of a bit of TLC. It looks tired in places. The hotel amenities are good. All inclusive means what it says, there are no hidden extras. It is made clear in advance that a room levy and tourist tax are payable when checking out. Food quality is good with plenty of choice. Water activities are included but subject to sea conditions, of course. We had a Junior Suite with Ocean View. A very comfortable room, plenty of space and well equipped with safe, fridge and hair dryer. I docked a point on the score because there were insufficient beach towels. This was despite the fact the hotel was less than half full. On one day there was no water. This meant toilet cisterns did not refill, showers didn't work etc. I don't believe this was the fault of the hotel but it was inconvenient. Hotel staff are friendly and helpful. Drinks are brought to your sun lounger if you really can't go to the bar yourself. The evening entertainment was good quality and enjoyable. Read less