Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

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Luxurious couples-oriented boutique resort with 24 hour personal ambassadors. Tranquil guest suites blend chic design and grace.
Location: Situated on a Beachfront cliff located on the West Coast, 30 minutes from Barbados Airport

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  • Bryan S :
Digs for our filming

I was very fortunate to spend 4 nights at this fabulous hotel whilst working in Barbados.From the moment I arrived I was made to feel welcome by the staff who were on duty at the time, and shortly afterwards the hotel manager, Sophia, who was at a welcome party came over and made myself and another guest extremely welcome.My room was so nice and the bed probably the best i have slept in of all the hotels I have stayed at. All the restaurants, Cave bar, The Tapas bar, were excellant both for food and ambience, particularly Drifters where you dined on the beach.The staff throughout my stay could not do enough for you and always with a big smile on their faces.I didn't have time to enjoy any of the watersports, but others who did assured me the facilities were top notch.If you are looking for a relaxing holiday I can not recommend this hotel enough.

  • kweir : california
Fantastic Honeymoon - Ready to go back!

We just got back from celebrating our honeymoon at Crystal Cove and it was an amazing experience. Crystal Cove took care of us by upgrading our room and giving us a special dessert because we were honeymooners. The resort is beautiful. Small and intimate compared to what we're used to in the Mexican resorts. The food was good, especially for me as a vegetarian. They had a veggie option at every meal plus you could order off the vegan menu if you didn't like what they had that day. We really enjoyed all the water activities they had to offer. We snorkeled daily and saw tons of different fish and eels as well as watched an octopus for about 20 minutes one day. We enjoyed the pool and beach and always had chairs with great views. It wasn't stressful to get a spot. The location is good too. We took the water taxi to Holetown one day and walked around and saw the town. We also took the bus back and forth from Bridgetown which was so fun, safe and the bus driver made sure they knew where we were going to get us home safely. It was a great vacation and I can't say more good stuff about Crystal Cove. I definitely recommend it for your stay!

  • RonicaF : Long Island, New York
nice location, food could be better

Just returned from a 5 day stay at this resort. The location, room, hotel and beach were great. The food was just okay. Too heavy on buffets, and seemingly with no rhyme or reason only one of the restaurants was open at any given time. Drifters was open for lunch with buffet as the only option. Reflections was open for a buffet breakfast (again the only option), and two of the four nights it was buffet for dinner. Normally this wouldn't bother me but the food was mediocre at best. Two of our four nights Reflections had dinner service but the quality just wasn't there. For the price paid for this trip I would have expected better and to have a choice on where to eat. We did take the water shuttle to their sister resort, Waves for lunch one day. The food there was the same. There is a wine and tapas bar just off the main lobby, it was a nice place to spend an hour or so before dinner. It stays open til 10 pm and they did have a nice selection of specialty coffees. Night life is somewhat non existent but after a day spent on the beach, that was not bothersome to us. The staff is very accommodating to visitors. Anyone with mobility issues, be warned the resort is laid out so that there are a lot of steps, and they might find it difficult to navigate. All in all, if the price had been a little lower it would have been more in line with the food. I would give this resort a 3 1/2 star report.

  • SnugglePlums : Verwood, United Kingdom
Food was terrible

We went to Chrystal Cove with my sisters wedding party and we were very disappointed. We had a room upgrade with sea view and the room was very tired and needed a complete overhaul. The main complaint we had was the food and wine, if I said it was average I would be lying you would get better food and wine in a Hungry Horse (poor quality pub chain in England). To rub salt in the wound we went to the sister hotel Colony Club for lunch and the food was excellent. Most of the guests we spoke to also mentioned how poor the food was, the wine was only slightly better than diesel. Every day the menus were very similar and to pay the same money as we did in Mexico where the food/wine was incredible will make sure we will never return the Chrystal Cove again.

  • Maria J : Tunbridge Wells
Best times with family and friends.

Came back to Crystal Cove this year and it didn't disappoint. We were a party of 2 family's (4 in each) and had other friends meeting up so we ended up being a party of 20.Excellent hotel for families fantastic water sports, beautiful beaches and we had some great lunches in Drifters. A special mention to Sasha who organised and helped us out on many occasions. Can't wait to come back next year.All in all a very happy time was had by all. πŸ˜ŽπŸΈπŸŒ…

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, afternoon tea daily
  • Domestic and select international drinks (with the exception of bottled mineral water, fine wine and champagne)
  • Exotic Caribbean Cocktail on arrival
  • Complimentary motorized water sports (including water skiing, banana boat rides, hobie cats and snorkeling) except jet-ski
  • Complimentary water taxi between west coast Elegant Hotels properties (Daytime service only- excluding Turtle Beach)
  • Complimentary use of fitness center and tennis courts
  • Kids Club - for kids ages 3-12 years of age
  • Taste of Elegance dine around program
  • Beach Ambassador Service
  • Stay at 1, Play at 4 - full dining privileges at Turtle Beach (no additional cost)
  • Bottled water in room on arrival
  • Beach towels in room Business center and WiFi
  • 88 Rooms
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • 3 Pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Gift shop
  • Business centre
  • Common Area Wireless Access
  • Parking On Site
  • Wheelchair access to common/public areas
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge service
Hotel Room:
  • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Private balcony or patio
  • 1 full bathroom with bath and shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Clock radio
  • Mini Fridge (not stocked)
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access
  • Maximum occupancy of 2 adults
Junior Suite:
  • 1 King or 2 Twin Beds, separate sitting area with a sofa bed
  • Maximum occupancy of 4
Kids Deal - First child is free (25 months to 16 years old) when staying in the same room with an adult from April 18 to September 30. All kids under 24 months are free.

For the Kids - Kids Club - for kids ages 3-12 years of age
Taste of Elegance Program - Guests staying at Turtle Beach or Crystal Cove can enjoy free exchange dining between these two hotels. To dine between the hotels, guests simply need to speak with the Front Desk of the hotel where they are staying in order to make dining reservations at the other property.

Free Elegant Wedding Package - Free wedding when booking an Ocean View Room or higher category for 10 nights or more. (only two weddings per day are performed) Restrictions apply.

Honeymoon Bonus - Bottle of sparkling wine and flower petals in room on day of arrival for stays of 5 nights or more. Restrictions apply.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Crystal Cove
Appleby Barbados

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.