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Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

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2071 Reviews
Guide Price £1,779 per person
Based on 02 July 19 departure from London Gatwick flying with Virgin Atlantic, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Garden View ROom (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

An intimate retreat for families and couples

Offering a laid back and modern boutique-style experience on the beach front of the West Coast of Barbados, Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels offers a personalised service to both families and couples alike. 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 shuttle to sister Elegant Hotels and enjoy exclusive dine around opportunities.

  • Boutique-style beach front resort
  • Modern rooms and suites
  • Complimentary Watersports
  • Dine around at other Elegant resorts with complimentary water taxi

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Entertainment
  • Kid's Club
Location Highlights

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

  • Beach
  • Approx. 40 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport
  • Stunning beachfront location in St. James Parish
2071 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1283
  • Very Good 533
  • Average 144
  • Poor 62
  • Terrible 49

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Mar 24, 2019

Another fabulous week at Crystal Cove St James Barbados

We have been to this resort 3 times and always had a fantastic holiday and this week was no exception. We had a lovely one bedroom suite looking over the gardens just back from the beach , it was fabulous. Sophia Babb and her team were outstanding , the ladies and guys in the bars, restaurants , reception and of course watersports all made sure we were so well looked after Thank you, hopefully not too long before we can return
Mar 24, 2019

Shabby chic

Norwich, United Kingdom

We have just returned from Crystal Cove after spending two weeks there doing nothing but laying on a sun lounger overlooking the Azure blue sea. Crystal Cove is a small hotel, around 80 rooms; it enjoys a superb position right on the beach allowing guests to relax and enjoy the manicured gardens and beach. There are plenty of sun loungers so no need to get up at the crack of dawn to reserve one. Upon arrival, after an arduous journey through Barbados airport, we were greeted with a glass of rum punch at check-in, the check-in process was smooth although we were attended to by a very curt/ rude official who seemed not to want to be there, I will mention no names as this seemed to be an exception. There is one thing that is rather odd; although the hotel is all-inclusive they make a “charge” against a credit card upon arrival, the hotel says this makes it easier for guests to make in hotel purchases against their room, any hotel we have stayed at elsewhere allows in hotel purchases against the room with settlement at the end of the stay, by making this “charge” Elegant Hotels seem to have a distrust to their guests. We had a sea view room and would highly recommend anyone staying here to consider this option as the view looking out over the sea is superb. The room was adequate, the bathroom is complete with a walk-in shower and his and hers sinks all finished off with brown marble. The A/C was very good with its own remote control allowing on/off and temperature adjustment all of which did work, many hotels have A/C with is either freezing of not working. The room itself was comfortable but needs a certain amount of up-dating to a more modern “shabby chic”. The safe was on the floor in the wardrobe, so was difficult to get to, without getting on the floor in to the small space between the wardrobe and the bed. The all-inclusive package on offer here is very good with branded drinks and superb food, if a little repetitive towards the end. There are two main restaurants, Reflections and Drifters, Reflections is part of the main hotel, whereas Drifters is next to the beach. Reflections is where breakfast is served. Drifters at lunchtime is a must as it overlooks the sea; they serve a buffet or a BBQ. In the evenings more often than not both were open although sometimes this was not the case. It is worth remembering at breakfast that you will need to make a reservation for your restaurant of choice in the evening, unless they are serving a buffet in which case you do not need to reserve. I would say that the need to reserve is a real nuisance; I understand the reasons for this being that the hotel need to know numbers especially at drifters as there are limited tables. Having said all this we had no problem making the necessary reservation for our preferred time at either restaurant. There is also the option to eat lunch, from Reflections but no one explained this to us. Water sports are included when staying at Crystal Cove anything from kayaking to waterskiing, just see the guys on the beach in yellow, beware that there are other people very close on the beach selling trips etc , as it is a public beach the hotel don’t seem to be able to stop this. With regard to the staff at the hotel, they are by far the hotels most valuable asset, all of them are courteous and helpful and the hotel needs to be proud of them. The main issue we had at crystal Cove was that the hotel seems to allow large corporate bookings which the hotel has no facility to cater for. Whilst we were there a very large corporate party arrived which took up a large number of rooms lots of people lots of noise, which seemed to be not how the hotel advertises itself, we assumed it was a couples or small groups friends type of hotel which seems not the case. For this reason alone we would think before we returned.
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Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Facilities

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

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

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.

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Family Friendly Facilities

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%

Save up to 35% on the accommodation for stays travelling up until 4th January 2020.

Minimum stays apply dependent on time of travel.

Travelling
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to Saturday, January 4, 2020
Offer ends in 36 days

Free child

Kids Stay and Eat Free

Kids aged up to 16 years stay and eat for free when staying in the same room as their parents.

Travelling
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to Saturday, January 4, 2020
Offer ends in 285 days

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