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
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Kids Club
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Evening Entertainment

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, separate bathtub and shower, flat-screen satellite TV, iPod dock, coffee/tea making facilities, mini-fridge (not stocked), safe, iron and ironing 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, as well as 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 feature a separate living room with sofa bed, bathrobes, a daily replenished mini-bar, and master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

1-Bedroom Oceanview Suites include a separate living room with sofa bed, bathrobes, a daily replenished mini-bar, and master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, 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 (beachfront restaurant, offering authentic local flavours). Asiagos Restaurant (Italian cuisine - 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. Fitness centre. On-site beauty salon and spa services*. 2 floodlit tennis courts. Table tennis. 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*). Surfing lessons*. 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. Pool and Beach Ambassador service. 

A Tourism Fee will be charged per bedroom, per night and will be collected at check out. The rate is subject to change by the Government, and varies by hotel room. Fees currently range from 8.75 Barbadian dollar (approximately £3.90) to 35 Barbadian dollar (approximately £16.00) per bedroom, per night.  

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 Great staff, great time! Best family vacay

Apr 17, 2024 Sunshine C

We took our 2 sons (3&4yrs) for 4 nights and we have zero regrets. The food selection was wide with a refreshing amount of fresh fruit always available. My younger son drank too much pool water and took sick, and the staff handled it very well. When my son was on the mend he requested banana and yogurt well after dinner and the bar staff… Read more
We took our 2 sons (3&4yrs) for 4 nights and we have zero regrets. The food selection was wide with a refreshing amount of fresh fruit always available. My younger son drank too much pool water and took sick, and the staff handled it very well. When my son was on the mend he requested banana and yogurt well after dinner and the bar staff accommodated the request easily. I cannot praise the playroom staff enough. The children begged to go to the playroom everyday. The ice cream parlour was also a hit. The staff really made the stay top class. Even the security personnel made sure to ask how my son was doing. Everyone was warm and friendly! I definitely recommend Turtle Beach for a family vacation! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Elegant hotel group has lost its elegance. Wake up Marriott!

Apr 10, 2024 mouse393 London, United Kingdom

We arrived at 7.30pm and no one greeted us and offered to take or bags up the stairs to reception. Very little welcome and no welcome drink which has been our usual experience. The rooms were clean but bathrooms need work - the bath was covered in limescale. Also be warned that a long walk to sea view rooms along several corridors from the lift.… Read more
We arrived at 7.30pm and no one greeted us and offered to take or bags up the stairs to reception. Very little welcome and no welcome drink which has been our usual experience. The rooms were clean but bathrooms need work - the bath was covered in limescale. Also be warned that a long walk to sea view rooms along several corridors from the lift. Our first dinner was in the buffet as you have to prebook a la carte. It is a huge dining room which is somewhat chaotic and hard to get drinks ordered. The waiting staff seem very unmotivated and rather grumpy. The beach is beautiful and although there was a red flag all week you can swim at Sandals further along which is pretty good except when rougher a bit more difficult. Lunches are buffet in the both restaurants although on the first day, apparently due to a little rain, the beach restaurant was shut so it was back to the hell of the main restaurant with a massive queue for tables and delay for food to be put out. Absolute chaos and for the price of the holiday not at all acceptable. The other lunches were slightly better on the beach but food is limited in choice and the salad bar is very basic which is very disappointing. We booked a la carte every night after first night. These are both very good and a redeeming feature of the hotel. The staff are much more friendly and attentive and the food is well presented with the menus changing daily. The swimming pools looked murky with scum so we never entered. Had a day trip to Crystal and Tamarind which were a bit better but again service is really poor and the staff seem quite moody. Pool at Crystal clean and Tamarind beach better served with clean and newer sunbeds. Beware sunbed rage at Turtle - all reserved by 7am, the beds are ropey and falling apart. Overall we probably wouldn’t return. Elegant hotels have lost their elegance. We have been to Crystal for years and they are not the same. Marriott you need to wake up. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place!

Apr 7, 2024 UKallergy London, United Kingdom

It is a great place that combines all together. We want to thank Shodia for her help with arranging business meetings and for looking after us during this trip. She was checking on the business everywhere and was visible everywhere throughout the week and we are all very grateful to her for her support.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely but a crazy sunbed situation

Apr 4, 2024 Wander58150511113 London, United Kingdom

Really lovely place. Food was great. Beach beautiful. Kids club was amazing! The only down side was the sun lounger situation. Every single sun bed has been reserved by 7am. And the annoying part was people were also reserving them for little kids. I realise this isn’t the hotels fault but was a bit shocked by other families reserving them for… Read more
Really lovely place. Food was great. Beach beautiful. Kids club was amazing! The only down side was the sun lounger situation. Every single sun bed has been reserved by 7am. And the annoying part was people were also reserving them for little kids. I realise this isn’t the hotels fault but was a bit shocked by other families reserving them for little kids when there clearly were not enough to go around. The few times we did get one, we just shared one or two with our little kids. I wonder if the hotel could put in a policy where you can only reserve them for kids 12 or over. Or get more sun beds…? Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Mediocre Hotel

Apr 3, 2024 lukkatraveller London, United Kingdom

We arrived at Turtle Beach for 10days. Location : 15 mins or less from the airport so great if you have young kids and don’t t want to travel so far. As we arrived at night, we checked in and were given our room keys and said dinner was being served. However no information was given that night about any special times etc for kids buffet etc… Read more
We arrived at Turtle Beach for 10days. Location : 15 mins or less from the airport so great if you have young kids and don’t t want to travel so far. As we arrived at night, we checked in and were given our room keys and said dinner was being served. However no information was given that night about any special times etc for kids buffet etc which would have been nice to know as we found out 6th day in that kids buffet is on from 5:30. As main diner would only be served at 7pm. I feel they should relate this to the guests. Rooms: They are quite outdated , most of the balcony doors are rusted, showers are ok but the design of the bathroom isn’t great. Definitely needs a new revamp of the whole place as it’s quite outdated. We had to move rooms as there was issues and couldn’t be sorted. Food: Good but would have liked more options for Veg. ( Breakfast was good but would have liked abit more healthier options) You can ask the chef to make via special requests. However quite limited options for vegans. Unless something was specially made. We dined at the Italian a la carte once but it’s too hot in there so didn’t enjoy it as well. Some staff would go above and beyond esp Jaquie. She was lovely, always tended to us in a nice manner and very happy. Poolside: Sunbeds! Omg! Def not enough compared to the guests in the hotel. You’d have to wake up before 6 to ‘reserve’ your beds! Kids club: they were great! So accommodating and just a lovely bunch. Great activities for the kids. I don’t think Read less