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Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

An intimate retreat for families and couples

Offering a laid back and modern boutique experience on the beachfront of West Coast Barbados, Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels offers a personalised service to both families and couples. Its contemporary rooms face out onto either the beautiful sea, pool or tropical gardens and the two restaurants offer everything from international buffets to local à la carte favourites. Enjoy drinks in the pool in the unique Cave Bar, play some rounds at the tennis courts, or take a complimentary water taxi to the sister Elegant Hotels where you can enjoy exclusive dine around opportunities.

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Guide Price

 £1,779  per person
Hotel Category
Deluxe
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Tripadvisor rating 2242 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Boutique-style beachfront resort
  • Premium All Inclusive
  • Modern rooms and suites
  • Dine around at other Elegant hotels with complimentary water taxi

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 88 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Entertainment
  • Kid's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

  • Approx. 40 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport
  • Stunning beachfront location in St. James Parish
2242 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1403
  • Very Good 565
  • Average 153
  • Poor 67
  • Terrible 54

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jan 19, 2020

4 stars I don’t think so.

London, United Kingdom

I have just returned after spending 2 weeks at this so called 4 star resort. First off I would say all the staff I came in contact with were excellent in attitude and smiley. Where for me this place falls down is the food. On all lunch occasions at the Drifters bar the selection was not much better than you would find in a works canteen. There is a grill where if you wanted burger, hotdog,fish and sometimes chicken this was ok but it gets very samey. Lunch in the Reflections restaurant was very limited and the quality was very poor. So that’s lunch, breakfast was ok usual fare eggs anyway you like, cereal, fruit, cold meats, toast etc. The main evening meal was slightly better than the canteen selection at lunch, in Reflections there was generally a choice of 3 starters soup 3 mains and a veggie. Desert was basically the same each day. The best evening meal of the week was Saturday evening when there was a Caribbean buffet in Drifters. We booked a suite and from reading other reviews and talking to other guests we were fortunate that we had a refurbished room, the bathroom was very nice jack and Jill sinks a large shower loads of hot water. What spoilt it was an aged aluminium patio door that was difficult to open and had a failed locking mechanism so there was a bar across one of the doors to prevent entry. Another gripe was (and I’ve seen on these reviews and it’s true) the sheets don’t fit the bed so during the night you are aware that the bottom sheet is all rucked up. I complained about this but nothing happened. If you like a swimming pool don’t stay here, 3 or 4 strokes and you have to turn round, basically what they have are 3 plunge pools. I was told by very senior management that if there is a problem you only have to ask, but I didn’t come on holiday to keep asking why things are the way they are they shouldn’t be like it in the first place. This report makes me sound very hard to please and grumpy but wherever you holiday in the Caribbean it’s difficult not to make comparisons. Our last 4 Caribbean all inclusive holidays have been with Couples on Jamaica., and Crystal Cove can’t possibly match Couples Negril in all aspects. The killer is that Couples for the best room (beachfront suite) same premium economy flight same time of year Crystal Cove is £4K more. Barbados is supposed to be a premium island it’s safer than Jamaica but provided you leave your resort escorted you will be fine. I blame Virgin for this, they rate Crystal Cove 41/2 ticks and the online booking page says “premium dining” I asked the Virgin rep what does that mean and apparently a member of CC staff said it means branded drinks. Very misleading. Also absolutely nowhere in all the Virgin literature does it mention the hotel room tax. That was a bit of a surprise nearly 20 Barbadian dollars a night, I thought I had overpaid for this holiday and they want over another £100 from me. Summing up it wasn’t worth what I paid and the quality of the holiday was very sadly lacking. Needless to say I shan’t be returning, to Barbados itself I’m not sure.
Jan 19, 2020

My favourite place

Huddersfield, United Kingdom

We had our second visit to Crystal Cove in November 2019 and it was fantastic. The location is sensational, the beach is beautiful. The staff are incredibly friendly and professional, they can’t do enough for you. While we were there, there was a power cut and a fault with the water supply and it was all dealt with really well, there was hardly any inconvenience to the guests. We had an ocean view suite and it really was an amazing view to wake up to every day. Can’t wait to go back!
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Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Facilities

a piece of cake on a plate

Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme

Guests staying at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels can enjoy free exchange dining at sister all inclusive properties Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels and Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels. If you would like to dine at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels or Tamarind by Elegant Hotels can purchase meal vouchers (excluding drinks). To dine at these hotels just speak to the front desk at the hotel you are staying at to make reservations at other properties.

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Room Types

a bedroom with a bed and window in a room

Pool/Garden View Room

These rooms are vibrant with whites and bold colours with island inspired decor. Featuring either one king-size or twin beds, iPod® docking station and overlooking the pool and gardens from a fully furnished patio or balcony. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Ocean View Room

Ocean View Room

Ocean View Rooms have one king or twin beds, iPod® docking station and command great views of the ocean. Other room amenities include complimentary WIFI, shower and bath tub and safe. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
a couple of lawn chairs sitting on top of a grass covered field

Junior Suite Pool or Garden View

The Junior Suite has a king bed in an oversized guestroom, a separate sitting area with double sofa bed, iPod® docking station and pool or garden views. Comes with either a patio or balcony and are perfect for families wanting a bit more space.  

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Junior Suite Ocean View

Junior Suite Ocean View

These Junior Suites showcase stunning ocean views from the private balcony or patio. Inside features include a king-size bed in an oversized guestroom, a separate sitting area with a pullout double sofa bed and can accommodate up to three adults or two adults two children. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
One Bedroom Garden View Suite

One Bedroom Pool/Garden View Suite

These spacious suites are perfect for slightly larger families and feature a separate bedroom and living area or a loft suite with an upstairs bedroom, a king-size bed and pullout sofa bed. Enjoy great views of the gardens from the private balcony or patio and can accommodate up to four adults or two adults two children. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
One Bedroom Ocean View Suite

One Bedroom Ocean View Suite

Suites have a bedroom with one king-size bed and separate living area with double sofa bed, or an upstairs loft bedroom with king-size bed overlooking a separate living room with double sofa bed, two bathrooms, iPod® docking station and ocean views.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Food & Drink

Reflections Restaurant

Reflections Restaurant

Crystal Cove's signature restaurant serving a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in an open-air, poolside setting. Theme evenings also occur throughout the week, including a Jamaican night, Italian, and Fiesta Latina. Breakfast: 07:30 - 10:00 Lunch: 12:30 - 14:00 Dinner: 19:00 - 21:00

The Cave Bar

Located at the pool, the Cave Bar features a waterfall you must swim through to reach the bar and is a unique and memorable feature of the resort.

Vista Coffee and Wine Bar

Vista Coffee & Wine Bar

Offering a variety of coffees and teas which can be accompanied with sweet pastries or enjoy a glass of red or white with savoury tapas and bites. All served with picturesque ocean views.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

FOOD: Full breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and snacks are served daily offering a choice of both international and local cuisine. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, and dinner either a choice of buffet or fine dining. Dress code for breakfast and lunch is casual at both restaurants but semi-formal for fine dining dinners. Dine around at other Elegant resorts including transport by water taxi (weather permitting).

DRINK: Unlimited local alcoholic and soft drinks including wine by the glass, (excludes bottled water, fine wine and Champagne) weekly managers cocktail party and use of all bars at sister Elegant hotels.

ACTIVITIES: Watersports including windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, water skiing and snorkelling. Use of tennis courts (charges apply for tuition) and fitness centre. Evening entertainment includes live music and shows most nights.

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Family Friendly Facilities

a little boy that is standing in the kitchen

Kids Entertainment & Clubs

Infants - Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels can provide all necessities when travelling with infants. Cots, complimentary seasonal creche services and amenities like blankets, mobile, tubs, bottles and night lights can ensure parents can travel lighter and with peace of mind. Flying Fish Kids Club offers an array of exciting games, arts and crafts and activities for children aged 3-12

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save Up To 35% on accommodation

Stay for 3 nights or more between 05 - 31 January or 01 March - 20 December 2020, if booked before 31 January 2020.

Or, stay for 5 nights or more between 01 -29 February 2020, if booked before 31 January 2020.

Travelling
Sunday, January 5, 2020 to Sunday, December 20, 2020
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Early booking discount

Save up to 20% on accommodation

Stay for 7 nights or more between 21 December 2020 - 02 January 2021, if booked before 31 January 2020.

Travelling
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Offer ends in 11 days

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