Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - Premium All Inclusive ★★★★

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$833
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Check-in: Mar 9, 2016 Check-out: Mar 12, 2016
3.8 /5
Overall score
79%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.7
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Overview

The all-inclusive Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels resort is situated on Barbados' Platinum Coast, where calm waters are ideal for snorkeling and swimming. Gentle Caribbean breezes and sun-kissed beaches create the quintessential Bajan escape. Guest rooms and suites feature awe-inspiring views of the ocean or tiered pools and resort gardens. Included amenities such as gourmet dining, thrilling water sports and beach concierge service make the Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels a popular choice on the Platinum Coast. 

If you search the world over for unforgettable moments with someone special, set against the backdrop of timeless Caribbean beauty, you’d find yourself on the white-sand beaches and terraced cliffs of Crystal Cove. The colorful, romantic spirit of the premium all-inclusive resort makes every moment picture-postcard perfect. Inspiring ocean vistas greet you at arrival. Secluded rooms bid you welcome with quiet comfort, open layouts and cheerful décor. Add stunning beaches, waterfalls, the grotto-like Cave Bar, lagoon-style pools, the delightful on-site Flying Fish Kids Club and waterfront dining makes it easy to see why Crystal Cove is one of the best-kept secrets in Barbados.

General

For an off-property tour, the resort concierge arranges a guided tour or suggests rental car companies for independent travelers. Harrison's Cave is a popular destination just a few miles from the Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels. Explore this crystallized limestone cavern by tram with a local tour guide.

Wi-Fi access in rooms and public areas are available for added cost.

Location

The main restaurant Reflections at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels serves breakfast, lunch and dinner complete with scenic ocean views. Guests can enjoy Bajan-style barbecue at the informal, open-air Drifters Beachfront Restaurant and swim through a waterfall to enjoy a refreshing cocktail at The Cave Bar. 

Dining

The main restaurant Reflections at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels serves breakfast, lunch and dinner complete with scenic ocean views. Guests can enjoy Bajan-style barbecue at the informal, open-air Drifters Beachfront Restaurant and swim through a waterfall to enjoy a refreshing cocktail at The Cave Bar. 

Rooms

A retro-modern vibe in 88 guest rooms and suites at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels keeps spaces bright and colorful, with graphic pink-and-orange rugs and eye-catching abstract art set against a clean, white background. The aromas of bougainvillea and frangipani provide an unmistakable sense of place.
 
All units come with private balcony or patio,  air conditioning, flat-screen TV, MP3 docking station, safe deposit box and mini refrigerator.

Property features

For an off-property tour, the resort concierge arranges a guided tour or suggests rental car companies for independent travelers. Harrison's Cave is a popular destination just a few miles from the Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels. Explore this crystallized limestone cavern by tram with a local tour guide.

Wi-Fi access in rooms and public areas are available for added cost.

Highlights

  • Three freshwater lagoon swimming pools
  • Preferred tee times a local golf club
  • Water taxi transportation to the resort's west coast sister properties
  • Complimentary water sports like windsurfing, kayaking, water skiing, sailing and banana boats

Nearby attractions

  • National Cultural Foundation (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Folkestone Marine Park (2.6 mi/4.2 km)
  • Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Machinery Museum (3 mi/4.7 km)
  • Harrison's Cave (4.7 mi/7.6 km)

Business

  • Business center with Internet access

Transportation

  • Grantley Adams International Airport (11.1 mi/17.9 km)

Recreation

Three freshwater lagoon swimming pools are terraced down a beachfront cliff to the ocean, where Caribbean waters meet Barbados' West Coast. Spend the day lounging in the sun or take advantage of complimentary water sports such as windsurfing, kayaking, water skiing, sailing and banana boats. An exercise room and two floodlit tennis courts are also available.

Policies

All-inclusive complementary elements include:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, afternoon tea and all-day dining
  • All beverages and cocktails (excluding bottled water, fine champagne and fine wines)
  • All Flying Fish Kids Club activities and entertainment
  • Seasonal evening events and live music
  • Windsurfing, Sailing, snorkeling and other water sports (motorized water sports such as waterskiing, banana boating and more at Crystal Cove)
  • Water taxi service between Crystal Cove, Colony Club and Tamarind
  • Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme between Turtle Beach & Crystal Cove
  • Beach Ambassador service for refreshments by the shore or pool
  • Daily activities
  • Business Centre with free internet access
  • Wi-Fi available in public areas and rooms (additional charge)
  • Complimentary fitness centre and classes

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Dining

Reflections Restaurant
Crystal Cove's signature restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in an open-air, poolside setting. Hours: Breakfast: 7:30am - 10:00am Lunch: 12:30pm - 2:30pm Dinner: 7:00pm - 9:30pm (last orders)
Drifters Beach Bar
This open-air informal restaurant and beachside bar is located close to the beach and is open for both lunch and dinner. Specializing in Bajan-style Barbecue. Hours: Subject to weather conditions.
The Cave Bar
Famous for its spectacular waterfall, guests can swim through the waterfall to reach the bar or enter from the hotel. Table areas are carved from rock with tapestry cushions for comfort.

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Amenities

Featured

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool

General

  • Concierge

Activities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa
  • Tennis

Dining

  • All inclusive
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Business center
  • Childcare Service
  • Conference facilities
  • Gift shop

Internet

  • WiFi

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Reviews

3.8 /5 Overall score

79% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.7/5
  • Cleanliness: 4/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.8/5
  • Comfort: 3.8/5
  • Location: 3.9/5
  • Value: 3.7/5

30th Anniversary Celebration

Would recommend Wed, Nov 11, 2015
Barbados is a beautiful Island. The beach and water is amazing. Even though tourism is the number one industry, we did not think the staff was as happy and friendly as you might expect. My husband wanted to sail - but Mariner at the sports center had attitude - on the other hand Kathy in the dining room was smiling and helpful. There were a few others in the dining/bar area who were very genuine. We were to get a wake up call when we left and help with our bags (that did not occur) Overall I would describe the service as inconsistent. I would like to see better quality of coffee. We had a guest come for a day from a cruise - the staff wanted her to enter from the public entrance to go to the beach and spend the day or pay $120 (for 4 hours). She was not permitted to use the chairs. I would have to say they are not flexible or willing to do things out of the ordinary.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Not the "elegant" resort that it advertises itself to be

Would not recommend Thu, Nov 27, 2014
Our first six hours were terrible. To start, the waiting area near the lobby was full of fruit flies. When we were brought to our room, my first thought was the room was much smaller that what we were expecting. The bathroom resembled a 2-star hotel bathroom at best: dirty tiles, stained shower, faucets screwed in incorrectly, etc. The staff then brought us someone else's luggage. We soon realized how thin the walls were, as our neighbors sounded like they were in our room, and we could hear everyone that was walking outside our room (no privacy). At dinner, we were seated at a table that was covered with little flies. I asked to be moved, which they did, but the next table had the same problem. When we got back from dinner, I spoke to the front desk to ask if we could cut our stay short so I could go to another hotel because of the poor experience we were having. I was originally told yes that would be fine, and I just needed to coordinate with the travel agent. However, when The travel site called the hotel to work out the refund, the hotel said they misinformed me and that we could not leave early without paying for the whole stay. I asked to speak to a manager, who took down notes about my complaints and said I would have to wait for a different manager in the morning. The next day, the second manger offered me a room upgrade, which I responded that I prefer to just leave and go somewhere else. She also mentioned again that any refund would have to come from The travel site. So I called The travel site again, who spoke to the same manager, and was told that she couldn't authorize a refund, and that we would need to wait for yet a different manager to make such a decision. We took the room upgrade since we couldn't leave early, and it at least brought us to a bigger room that had more privacy. Unfortunately, the bathrooms were still dirty (body hair in the shower) and the bed was very stiff. They also gave us a free bottle of champagne. By the time I was able to speak with the third manager, we we only had two nights left in our stay so I gave up trying to leave. My wife and I made the most of the situation and had a good time, but we know we would have had a better time somewhere else. The food was average, the front line staff was very nice, poor pest control throughout the resort (especially the bars - the first piña colada I saw them make, a fly flew right into the blender as the bartender was adding the ingredients), the rooms need a very big upgrade to be worth the price, and obviously I was not pleased with the management. Barbados is a beautiful island, but you will have a better time for the same money or less at other resorts.

| USA Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

The staff make the hotel special

Would recommend Tue, Nov 26, 2013
From the beginning to the end the staff were friendly helpful and always smiling. The food and drink we're superb No criticism of the hotel and it's staff at all. However this could not be said of the water sports dept. There the staff were not so keen. Often it wasn't used. We often had to wait till much later to be able to water ski etc and yet no one else used it before that time. However we still had a fantastic holiday.

Dining

Don't waste money going out of the hotel for food

| Epsom Surrey Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

5 star! Absolutely loved it....staff the friendliest on the island

Would recommend Mon, Sep 16, 2013
- Loved this hotel....cant say enough good things about it. Stayed here for a week with my baby and wife. Staff went way out of their way to make sure our holiday was extra special. Would happily return

| London Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

nice getaway

Would recommend Sun, Jul 14, 2013
the beach was really nice. the majority of the water amenities were included which was great! nice all inclusive for the value.

| new jersey Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

terrible all inclusive

Would not recommend Sun, Jun 2, 2013
poor food choice limited. TOO MANY CHILDREN AND INFANTS . IN NEED OF RENERVATIONS

| N Friends

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Wonderful

Would recommend Thu, May 30, 2013
The staff and site of this hotel make the entire time you are there a wonderful experience. I will definately be back.

Dining

Eat at the hotel as much as you can. The food is wonderful and a great variety is offered.

| Houston, TX Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Our Barbados Visit

Would recommend Mon, Jul 23, 2012
We were a little disappointed in the condition of the rooms. We had a broken closet door glass, the bath tub was peeling and the sliding door lock to the room was barely attached. The staff and amenities are very good. This was our second visit to Crystal Cove and we will probably try another hotel on our next visit.

| St. Louis, MO / Detroit, MI Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Fun

Would recommend Mon, Jun 4, 2012
had a great time, food was delicious and plentiful. hotel staff friendly and fun. the beach and the water were exceptionally clean. had a fun time and would go back

Attractions

tour the island

| Fairfield, Ct Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great value, beautiful location

Would recommend Mon, Apr 23, 2012
Crystal Cove is on the west coast which tends to be more high-end hotels. It was full of families and couples. It is quiet and relaxing. For someone looking to party, I recommend staying in the south near St. Lawrence Gap. Upon arrival, we were greeted, brought to plush sofas to wait, and handed rum punches. My kind of hotel! The rooms are stylishly decorated, and the beds quite comfortable. Water pressure wasn't super strong but still worked just fine. The lunch and dinner food, while totally varied (quesadillas, meatballs, tiramisu, as well as local dishes), was all very tasty! We never waited long for our meals. The buffet breakfast was delicious and there are made-to-order eggs. The pool and swim-up bar are beautiful. The drinks were tasty (lots of colorful cocktails), and the bartenders will make drinks stronger if you request them. There are many water sports (water tubing, sailing, water skiing, snorkeling, etc) and helpful staff. There is security always present on the premises, but I was never concerned for my safety. Not sure about other parts of the islands or other hotels, but there was barely anyone trying to sell you things on the beach. The closet you get to that were Barbadians riding jet skis close to the shore trying to get you to pay for them. They have staff walking around the beach with fruit salads, water, soda, and beers to keep you refreshed while sunbathing. They also have entertainment at night, from singers, to traditional Bajan dancing. Overall, Crystal Cove was an excellent choice for our Barbados vacation, and I thoroughly recommend it!

Money saver

In Barbados the airport fixes the travel costs FROM the airport to different areas of the island. On the way back to the airport, I recommend negotiating with the taxi driver to get them same rate back. otherwise he'll overcharge you.

| Hoboken, NJ, USA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Nearby points of interest

3Ws Oval 1.3 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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