Turtle Beach Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
We researched quite a few options including hotels, all inclusive and villas before settling on Turtle Beach. Overall we found Turtle to be a good quality/value resort for Families. If you're expecting TripAdvisor's high ratings to be synonymous with "5-Star Luxury Experience" you likely will be disappointed as the accommodations and restaurants are not in this class. For what we were looking for as a Family of four with one preteen and one teen it was a good choice. Below are details:Beach/Grounds: Overall loved the property ..not large, but beautifully landscaped, excellent pools, diverse evening entertainment (music, dance) and in a good location. St Lawrence Gap easily walkable and a good place for souvenirs. Beautiful soft white sand beach with small breaking waves almost every day. Was safe to swim (Yellow Flag) all but one out of our nine day stay, however if you're looking for calm/flat water you won't find it here. TIP: One surprise .. on stormy/rainy days there can be quite a bit of seaweed in the water and on the beaches. After the storm passes the water will clear up and beaches cleaned .. be patient.Excursions: Spent the day on Seaduced Luxury Catamaran. They provided a casual upscale "All Inclusive" experience for swimming with the turtles, snorkeling and enjoying the Barbados coastline .. was first rate. Took a day trip to Crystal Cove. Very nice beach and motorized water sports, but more intimate/older crowd .. for families we think Turtle Beach is much better. TIP: You'll need to take either a Taxi (expensive) or Bus to the hotel. If you take the Bus choose the BLUE Bus as they are government run vs the Yellow ones which are private and they can be uncomfortably crowded. Lastly to see the island we choose to spend a day with Island Safari (Adventure Safari). Really great scenic experience with informative and funny tour guides.Restaurants: We only ate buffet's so we can't comment on the ala carte. In general the food was good. Each night was a different theme: e.g. Italian, Mexican, BBQ in an effort to provide variety. Frequently they would have a made to order station: (e.g. Pasta Bar, Grill, Hamburgers (Lunch), Omelets (Breakfast) ..). They always had a wide selection of beverages and desserts with every meal. As many have stated Freezes and the Coffee Shop provide nice venues for Sweet Treats.Rooms: Upon arrival we found we were upgraded to a One Bedroom Ocean View Suite .. a very nice touch with the extra space much appreciated. The room was clean with Classic Caribbean charm .. great view, air conditioned, tile floors/island décor and basic hotel amenities .. nothing fancy. Rating the hotel room by AAA standards it's 3-Star, but the room alone for many is not the deciding factor.Service: Casual and friendly helpful staff as highlighted in many reviews. It's not Ritz Carlton luxury so don't expect it, but it's genuine and Family friendly. If you need something just ask. If you like Water Sports I recommend Captain Sam's Hobie Cat sail. It's part of the All Inclusive .. Darren was our Captain and did a great job taking us down and around the Fishing Pier at Ostins. TIP: Wear sunscreen as the sun is very hot in Barbados (Close to Equator) and the ocean spray magnifies the intensity.Hope this helps others Enjoy Barbados!"
A friend and I have just spent a week at the Turtle Beach Hotel. We had a lovely time. We were warmly welcomed by the staff and a very strong Rum Punch and that set the tone for the rest of the holiday.Our room (202) overlooked the ocean. It was a really good size, had all the amenities you could want and was very clean. The maids were really helpful and left us extra towels and water every day after requesting them on day 2.The staff were so polite and helpful and very friendly. Hygiene was obviously a priority as the waitresses all wore hair nets! Turtle Beach is an "All inclusive" resort. The food was outstanding. Every day there was an extensive buffet breakfast, a very good buffet lunch in the Waterside restaurant and in the evenings, you could chose between the buffet or one of the two other on site restaurants that opened on alternate nights. During the day, there was an excellent ice cream parlour and a very good coffee shop that served cakes and sandwiches etc. If desired, afternoon tea was available in the main restaurant every day. Much to our surprise, a lot of premium brand drinks were available at no extra cost.The evening entertainment was very good and usually lasted for two hours between 8.00 pm and 10.00 pm.There were two large swimming pools and a children's pool and staff would come round with ice creams and cold pieces of fruit during the day. There was waiter service round the pools.Overall we couldn't fault the hotel and would highly recommend it.
So let's start with the hotel. It is a child friendly hotel with evening entertainment more towards the up beat end. We only used the restaurants for evening meals and didn't eat at the buffet, the restaurants were fantastic (dress code applies). The pools are clean and well kept and the beach and water sports are fantastic. All the staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The accommodation was good accept for the bathroom which was well worn and could do with replacement, however it was all exceptionally clean. wifi was only really usable in the main areas and the signal in the room was poor.So if you require gluten free food they are excellent at accommodating you. I had a meeting with the head chef who talked me through the foods I could eat. During dinner options were available and they would even change normal dishes to make them gluten free. At breakfast they had a separate toaster with gf bread.All in all the hotel is fantastic, friendly and an all round lovely place to stay.
From the minute we arrived we were treated like royalty. We were seated in reception and drinks served to us while our luggage was taken to our rooms. The receptionist took our passports and checked us in them returned to us with our room keys. The balcony rooms were outstanding with pool and sea views. We asked for a kettle & teabags the next morning which were brought straight to our room along with a carton of fresh milk. Never had to ask for anything twice. The food buffet breakfast was available from 7.30am with a very large variety including fresh omelettes and eggs to order. Lunch was served in the waterfront restaurant by the beach & pool and there is also an Italian restaurant on site. During our sunbathing on the beach staff continually served us drinks & fresh fruit including fresh coconuts with straws to drink directly from them. Lots of weddings as we watched from our sun lounges. Afternoon tea was served if you could fit it in. There is also an ice cream parlour & a deli on site. Security is extremely tight. You can not get in or out without being stopped and security monitors the beach so we were not bothered with people trying to sell stuff. If there was one thing I would have to criticise is the wifi is just rubbish and could do with some upgrade. That would not stop me going there again but would be nice to have more effective wifi service. Thank you Turtle Beach & all your staff. Just superb.
Overall great place to stay however im not sure if its all the time but the ocean is very rough couldn't stand up to the waves. I wish it had more pool side service for drinks it was hard having to get out soaking wet to get a drink. Food was good its buffet except for Asiagos . The staff is very nice and helpful , nice nightly entertainment
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.
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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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