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Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

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1942 Reviews
Guide Price £1,669 per person
Based on 10 September 18 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
1942 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1202
  • Very Good 503
  • Average 130
  • Poor 60
  • Terrible 47

What to Expect

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

Reviews

May 21, 2018

Two of the BEST in Barbados!!

Waxhaw, North Carolina

We just returned home from our 6 night stay at Crystal Cove in Barbados. I want to say “THANK YOU” for a wonderful time and for a very memorable 28th wedding anniversary for my Wife and I. Our accommodations were beautiful, clean, well stocked, and comfortable. The food was great and the service was as expected. I do not make a habit of writing after trips and/or visits to various establishments. Typically I expect to get what I pay for and therefore take it for granted that places already know how well they are doing. This time however, I would like to take the opportunity to point out that Crystal Cove has 2 employees that stand out above the rest. Most all of the staff was gracious and accommodating, but it was KEVIN and CRYSTALL that took our experience to the highest level! Kevin was the best bartender that we have ever had the pleasure to experience! Kevin was always there to meet our needs and with a beautiful, happy smile on his face. He went out of his way for us every time that we saw him and made sure that we had everything that we needed. My Wife, my friends, and I absolutely love and adore Kevin and would come back to Crystal Cove again just to see his happy face and converse with him again at the Drifters beach bar. Our time spent with Kevin will never be forgotten! He is a good Man. Crystall was the other top performer for us. Crystall always had a smile on her face and had the best personality at the Cove. She is a lovely Lady and a stellar service provider. Crystall not only ensured that we always had what we needed but also went well above and beyond the call of duty to get my Wife and I to Oistin’s on Friday night for a good time. She ensured that we had reliable transportation and the good time that we expected. My Wife and I felt so comfortable with Crystall that we entrusted her to help us with our travel from the hotel to the airport very early on Sunday morning, at 4:30 AM! As expected, Crystall came through for us and we not only made our destination, but in comfort and in style. I will recommend Barbados to all that I know. It is a lovely place with very special, gracious people. I will also be recommending Crystal Cove, but not just for the beautiful location and accommodations. I will be recommending Crystal Cove to my friends because KEVIN and CRYSTALL made my Wife and I feel like family while we were there! What a great time we had at a GREAT PLACE! Sincerely, -The “Crazy Americans”
May 20, 2018

Great time, but a few minor issues.

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Had another good holiday at Crystal Cove, but only 4 stars this time. The evening meal experience let it down a little. From last year, the lack of loungers issue has been resolved – no problem now. The afternoon beach service was just as bad as last year, and again like last year once we told management, it improved. It’s a shame the approach is reactive rather than pro-active. Vista bar was very good, but felt that after 7pm, it should not be a Creche! The food was a little bit of a problem this year. We stopped going to Drifters at lunch time as grilled fish was not always being offered, and the salads were not being replenished (that however could be down to the very large appetites of a group who were there at the same time). However, Reflections at lunchtime was excellent. The other serious issue was timing of meals in the evening in Reflections. Several times we observed the main courses arriving over an hour after the starter. 2 guests actually walked out. Another 2 guests had arrived on holiday on a different evening and had to wait 1 hour 15 mins for their meal. The problem was in the kitchen we were told, but what it was we don’t know. Unfortunately, on our last evening we also had to wait 1 hour between our starter and main meal. We put in an official complaint but nobody came back to us with an explanation or an apology. This clearly needs addressing by the management as it is unacceptable that throughout our 2 weeks of staying there we witnessed this happening several times. We were disappointed that the Caribbean island buffets have been dropped and the evening entertainment was non-existent on a few nights. It sounds like a lot of things went wrong, but all in all Crystal Cove do a very good job. The staff this year that were so good in that in our opinion deserve recognition are Fabian, Shane, Stefan, Dawna and Rashiem (in the Vista bar). The house keeping staff were excellent – thank you! We will certainly be coming back to Crystal Cove and hope that the restaurant issues will have been resolved.
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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

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