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Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - Premium All Inclusive

4 stars
Appleby, St. James,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
31 reviews
The staff make the hotel special

From the beginning to the end the staff were friendly helpful and always smiling. The food and... See full review

  • Purple queen
  • Nov 26, 2013
5 star! Absolutely loved it....staff the friendliest on the island

- Loved this hotel....cant say enough good things about it. Stayed here for a week with my baby and... See full review

  • laddman
  • Sep 16, 2013
Platinum Coast all-inclusive resort with water sports and tiered pools
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.
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
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.
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.
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. 
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.
Transportation
  • Grantley Adams International Airport (11.1 mi/17.9 km)
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
Policies and fees

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.

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Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - Premium All Inclusive Rooms

Pool/Gardenview
Relaxed comfort in a spacious guestroom with vibrant Caribbean dcor complete with modern touches. Each room features a king or twin beds in addition to the guest-room features above. These rooms accommodate 2 adults with a picture-perfect pool and/or garden view. Private balcony or patio Spacious bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Hair dryer In-room safe Air-conditioning
Oceanview
Relaxed comfort in a spacious guestroom with vibrant Caribbean dcor and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. These are wonderfully suited for up to 2 adults with a king size or 2 twin beds configuration. Private balcony or patio Spacious bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Hair dryer In-room safe Air-conditioning
One Bedroom Pool/Gardenview
One bedroom with a separate living room provides ample space and comfort or loft suite configuration where the bedroom is upstairs and overlooks the living room (complete with a sofa bed and a second full bathroom). Caribbean dcor and modern touches combine to provide an ideal holiday experience. Each suite features a king size or 2 twin beds with a sofa bed in the living room and are suitable for up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with a picture-perfect pool or garden view. Private balcony or patio Spacious bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Hair dryer In-room safe Air-conditioning
One Bedroom Suite Oceanview
One bedroom with a separate living room provides ample space and comfort or loft suite configuration where the bedroom is upstairs and overlooks the living room (complete with a sofa bed and a second full bathroom). Caribbean dcor and modern touches combine to provide an ideal holiday experience. These suites feature a king size or Four Poster bed, with a sofa bed in the living room, and are suitable for up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with mesmerizing ocean views. Private balcony or patio Spacious bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Hair dryer In-room safe Air-conditioning
Junior Suite Ocean View
Views of the Ocean, this room features a bedroom with a separate living room or loft suite with upstairs bedroom overlooking living room. (1) king bed in bedroom and sofa bed in living room. Room features 2 full bathrooms. Accommodates up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Junior Suite Pool Gardenview
With views of the pool/garden this room features a bedroom with a separate living room or loft suite with upstairs bedroom overlooking living room. (1) king bed in bedroom and sofa bed in living room. Room features 2 full bathrooms. Accommodates up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Amenities

  • 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
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • 3Ws Oval: 1.3 mi

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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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Guest Reviews (31)

Ratings and reviews for Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - Premium All Inclusive

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 31
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4
Value:
3.8

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jelly Sticks
Business
USA
Nov 27, 2014

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

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Purple queen
Business
Epsom Surrey
Nov 26, 2013

The staff make the hotel special

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

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

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
laddman
Business
London
Sep 16, 2013

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

- 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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
value for the money
Business
new jersey
Jul 14, 2013

nice getaway

the beach was really nice. the majority of the water amenities were included which was great! nice all inclusive for the value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
susan spallin
Business
N
Jun 2, 2013

terrible all inclusive

poor food choice limited. TOO MANY CHILDREN AND INFANTS . IN NEED OF RENERVATIONS

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
HoutonJen
Business
Houston, TX
May 30, 2013

Wonderful

The staff and site of this hotel make the entire time you are there a wonderful experience. I will definately be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

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

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bajan Peter
Business
St. Louis, MO / Detroit, MI
Jul 23, 2012

Our Barbados Visit

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JoeBouch
Business
Fairfield, Ct
Jun 4, 2012

Fun

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

tour the island

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
callaha5
Business
Hoboken, NJ, USA
Apr 23, 2012

Great value, beautiful location

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!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

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.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Darlaroo
Business
Springfield, Illinois
Apr 2, 2012

Cruisers to All Inclusive for a Change

My husband and I have never stayed at an “All Inclusive” as we’re total Cruisers. My husband turned 50 this year and didn’t want a party, he just wanted to go away for a few days and relax on the beach. So my research began…I started looking for places to go and I remembered that of all the Island’s that we’ve cruised to we really loved Barbados. I read numerous reviews and found Crystal Cove. I loved the look of the hotel and that it was located right on the beach. The room was very modern, colorful and clean. Our view of the Ocean was breathtaking and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Anything you wanted or needed…they were there to make your trip the most enjoyable ever. I’m not sure when we’ll make it back to Barbados, but when we do…we will defiantly come back to Crystal Cove.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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