Turtle Beach Resort
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My husband and I took my mum to Turtle Beach to celebrate her retirement. Having been warned about the tumultuous sea on the south coast, it couldn't have been further from the truth - with the luck of the weather, we were enjoying the beautiful beach and in the sea every day, whilst the west coast suffered eight foot waves. We definitely benefitted from the post-Christmas lull, as the place was immaculately clean, with very attentive service and a la carte dining each evening. Special thanks to Captain Sam and his team, who looked after us very well on the beach! If you want to see the island, I would recommend the land and sea safari. Our 4x4 driver Raoul Stamford was very knowledgeable and a great laugh! The catarmaran crew were equally brilliant - swimming with turtles was truly amazing. This hotel is in a great location, escape the resort for one night and head into St Lawrence Gap for dinner, which is walking distance (if you like Indian / Thai, Apsara Samudra provides tasty food with an incredible view). All in all, beautiful island, beautiful people and a wonderful holiday.
We had a Junior suite overlooking the beach. It was quite small for a family of four and the kids slept on a pull out sofa bed right next to our bed so if you're looking for privacy, I'd upgrade to the one bedroom option. However it suited us and we weren't in the room very often. The resort is on the whole very attractive. Some of the rooms could do with a little facelift but that would be my only complaint. The kids club is excellent and the staff really do try and do loads of different activities with the kids, including movie nights until 9pm with popcorn each evening giving parents a few hours to test out the adults only restaurant or have a few child-free drinks. The food is actually really good and the choices are always really varied. The staff are in the main incredibly polite but we didn't experience the warmth and approachable nature we've had on other caribbean islands. That said, we had no negative experiences and they were always very professional and hard working. Nice touches include the cocktail evenings each tuesday where management come and mingle with the guests. I also had my 40th birthday whilst there and this was acknowledged with a card signed by the team.Make sure you take a trip to sister hotel Crystal Cove whilst you're there, but book it up at the start of your break as there are limited places and if you leave it too late, it'll be full.The beach is absolutely sublime.If you're looking for luxury, then perhaps this isn't for you. But if you're a family looking for a clean, safe resort suitable for children then this is perfect.Would recommend.
WE want to say thank you so much!!! to LISA, JAN, SHERRIE, HEA,CLAIR, ERLYN and JULIETTE FOR SUCH AMAZING CARE that you gave us to our kids. They have a fantastic and unforgettable time in TURTLE BEACH. You were wonderful!! Your professionalism and kindness was really appreciate.Thank you again.
Honestly? ... I am not a huge fan of All-Inclusive roperties, they usualy leave me feeling a little cold, they "manufacture" holidays in the same way McDonalds manufactures food. Turtle Beach is a little different, If you are looking for an ultra slick expereince, where the food and entertiement is world class - go book a cruise or try one of the expensive west coast properties in Barbados. What the TB delivers in buckets is a relaxed, friendly environment that replicates what Barbados has to offer.Rooms: Rooms are spacious and light, we stayed in a ground floor sea view room - room facilites were OK, everything that I would need on holiday, Hot powerful shower, AirCon and Fan, Minibar (was refilled daily with comp drinks), Satelite TV, etc.Food: Due to low occupancy, One of the restaurants was closed. Breakfast was excellent - lots of choice , good quality - usual fare of Egg Bar (to order), and extensive buffet of hot and cold food, fruits and breads. Waiting staff were really friendly and really efficient. Lunch was served in the Waterfront restaurant - Again a decent selection of hot and cold food. Dinner was either in the Assiagos (Italian) A la Carte restaurant or the Waterfront (buffet) restaurant. Entertainment in this restaurant was low key, but of a reasonable standard. Drinks: Whilst you aren't going to get top premium brand drinks, In general these are of a decent standard with cocktails etc being available all day. A really nice touch is that the staff come down to the beach continually to ask if you would like a drink.Watersports: Being on the South coast, there is a little more wind than on the west coast - This means you are limited to complimentary sailing (Hobie Cat) Windsurfing, Boogie boards and JetSki (60 $US per 30mins). The team that run this, led by "Captain" Sam are really excellent, always walking the beach ensuring everun is safe in the water, asking of you would like to take a boat out (if you cant sail, I really recommend you go out for a sail on the big cat with Sam ... he really knows how to make that thing fly!)In general the hotel is well maintained - far from perfect as the ravages of the heat and humidity of the Caribbean take their toll quiclky on the building and fittings - again, if that is what makes or breaks your holiday, go look at another hotel. Dont get me wrong, the hote isn't shabby, just that we met up with some people who seemed to be looking (and found) areas that could have been improved, I was far more interested in having a good time. We did have a problem - the mattress in the room had sunk on one side, we mentioned it to reception and it was immediately (within an hour) replaced with a new mattress ... Anything can go wrong during a hotel stay, in my view it is how the hotel team fix the team that is important.The standout feature for me though was the staff, from the lady who cleaned the room (14 years service at the T.B.) to the singing witress who chuckled and laughed all the way through service, to the staff on reception, to the guys o the beach who set up your sunbeds and would take the time to be interested in how they could make your holiday better - all of them are outstanding, we didnt come accross one "dud" - They are informal , in true Bajan style and synch well with the holdaymood of the guests.I have rated the hotel 5* which is not a reflection on the standards of the hotel (this would be 4*), it is based overall on how a holiday at the TB made us feel. We rarely go back to the same place twice - I think the Turtle Beach just may be the exception.
We arrived today with our family and my sister's family, both families with a young infant. I have visited Barbados many times and wanted to show off this island. For $850 a night cdn, we thought we would be paying for a much higher end hotel. I only stay at the Marriott on my visits alone and that hotel runs for $120 a night, and is much much cleaner than this hotel. Pictures from their site and SO deceiving.Pros- Nigel the concierge and Tara who checked us in gave us a great first impression. They went above and beyond to ensure our room would be mosquito free (which was a concern for us)- hotel management replied my email with special requests for cribs etc thoroughly and promptly (before our visit)-live music was great (saxophone player)CONS- WAY too expensive for what you get. The rooms are very very old and dirty- the floors were not mopped clean, both of our families wiped the floors with black on our towels- the tubs need replacing so think twice when bringing your kids who depend on baths before bed - for $800+ a night you're better off paying for a nice hotel not all inclusive and buying food off the property -NOT an all inclusive. We have never been to an all inclusive where you had to pay $7usd per room service delivery? There is no mini bar and no drinks in the mini fridge. If you want anything you have to go get it yourself unless you want to pay delivery each time. For $800 a night you'd think they'd atleast fill your mini fridge- horrible first dinner! We arrived at 5pm and were starved. With only ONE option after we were settled in to eat from a self serve stand alone pizza heater, in which the pizza was crusted onto the pans (who knew how long it was sitting there!) but we were so hungry so we had to eat - or reservation was 7pm at the restaurant so we stayed in the restaurant (where we had the pizza) and ordered at 645pm. The waitress said it was a little early because dinner starts at 7pm so she would ring in anyway. Our main dishes didn't arrive until 830pm! (Not even joking) And anyone with young kids know they can't sit that long at dinner time- we ordered king fish and Barbados is known for their seafood but it was soooooo dry!! Couldn't even cut the fish with a knife. My family is definitely not impressed with Barbados so far, but I know oistins won't disappoint.I'm just very disappointed and embarrassed I picked this resort to show off the island to My family. I'm hoping I can get a refund tomorrow so we can go somewhere else!
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
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 7am-12 midnight)
- Hobie Cats
- Boogie Boards
- Exercise classes (Aerobics, Cardiovascular workout)
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- 166 rooms in one 4-storey building
- 4 la carte restaurants (International, Italian, Health food, reservations required, dress code)
- 3 bars including Beach bar, Grill bar
- Evening entertainment
- 2 outdoor pools
- 18-hole golf course (20 minutes away)
- Meeting facilities (fee)
- 2 lit tennis courts
- Fitness facilities
- Exercise classes
- Scuba diving nearby (fee)
- A range of watersports available
- Internet/WiFi (fee)
- Ceiling fan
- Living area
- Sofa bed
- Cable/Satellite TV
- iPod docking station
- In-room safe
- Balcony or Patio
- Full Bathroom
- Tea and coffee
- Mini-fridge (not stocked)
- Max occ 4 up to 3 adults
For the Kids - Kids 3 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club. Babysitting service (fee), Playground and Kids' section of main pool.
Golf & Wedding Packages - Please inquire for details.
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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Turtle Beach ResortBridgetown,Barbados
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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.
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