Turtle Beach Resort
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
Haven't done an all inclusive in over 10 years and will probably be another 10. Very typical of an Ai. Food ya it was ok nothing special. House wines huge let down. The only beer you can get is Banks which is a nice local beer, but hellooo you need some variety. I was jealous of the Sandals guests who were sipping cold bottles of Corona with a slice of lime. It was difficult to get drink service at the beach here and most of the time it was much simpler to just walk ourselves to the bar and back to the beach. The beach is nice and the beach activities staff were fantastic. The beach lounge chairs were comfy and clean. For some bizarre reason you can wear sandals to the restaurants but look out if you wear flip flops. We had an oceanfront room which was great and always kept clean. A/C worked fine. Was always good wavy surf which we liked but we saw it was not great for little kids. If it is any help after what we saw and talking to a few of the Sandals guests I would pick Sandals over this place.
Was sent by Virgin Holidays here as originally booked into The Sands but the hotel was still being built! Having read the reviews on this hotel must agree with reviewer 141RichardM who has written quite a detailed review & must admit that I agree 100% with what he has written! As another reviewer wrote "its brand Barbados!" - Barbados can now be ticked off my list but if you're looking for an actioned packed holiday with great excursions & evening entertainment then look elsewhere!! Prices are far more expensive then any other Caribbean islands we have been too.Great for relaxing on the beach but that's it & if your not a fan of Rihanna be warned as that's all everyone ever mentions/talks about on the island! One excursion that I would recommend is the 4x4 Island Safari which covers the whole island including all the main sites/landmarks of the island.
Just spent 3 great weeks at Turtle Beach. The hotel is very well located just on the edge of St. Lawrence Gap which is in very easy walking distance. Our room was very comfortable and we overlooked the beach and ocean. The room was kept very clean the sheets were changed every other day and the towels daily. We had free Wi-Fi in our room, tv and hairdryer in the bathroom.The hotel is right on the beach which is long white and sandy. There are plenty watersports going on (weather permitting) as the waves do get quite ferocious.All the staff are very pleasant and helpful. Some of the areas round the rooms are in need of updating.
Our first time in Barbados but not the Caribbean! My wife and I have traveled extensively for both business and pleasure. Arrival at the hotel was quick and easy, we just hopped into a local cab (US$ 15) from the airport, transfer took around 15/20 minutes! The resort at first site could use a lick on paint and parts are quite tired, but quite honestly you will look right past all of that the moment the first person smiles at you, asks how your day is and puts a glass of rum punch in your hand! We attended the Managers cocktail drinks the second night and met the general manager, Adrian, a very warm welcoming guy! Clearly cares about the staff and guests and this is reflected in the professionalism and attentiveness of the staff! It's so easy when you write these reviews to look at the negative, but I'm genuinely struggling to see any negative! The food is varied, each night a different theme, but always really tasty and lots of choice! We tired the Italian and the beach front a-la-carte restaurants, again wonderful food and the waiting staff were friendly and attentive. We hired a car for a couple of days and did our own little mini tour, Mt Gay Rum, Bottom Bay, Harrison's Cave, and pretty much drove all over the island, dead easy to navigate and even if you do get lost, everyone will point you in the right direction! All in all, we've had a fabulous 10 days, relaxing and eating!! A couple of people that have really put a smile on our faces, Maradona the pool guy, everyday, super chilled, smiling and making sure our drinks were topped up, nothing was too much trouble. Also Keisha on the bar in the main restaurant, thank you for our healthy headaches :-)) and awesome cocktails ideas!! Captain Sam and the water sports team. And lastly all of the other staff, thank you for making our honeymoon so perfect and helping us make happy memories. Ignore the negative picky comments, Turtle Beach is affordable luxury and can highly recommend.
We booked our holiday at Turtle Beach with Thomas Cook and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The hospitality at Turtle Beach is excellent and we must thank Crystal, Amra and Captain Sam for making our time here so special - we definitely want to return! Positives: - Location: This hotel benefits from a beautiful location and is situated directly on Dover Beach. Dover is regarded as one of the best beaches on the island and is ranked as the 6th best place to visit on the entire island,according to Tripadvisor. Additionally Turtle Beach Resort is just a 10 minute walk away from St. Lawrence Gap, which is a street lined with local craft stalls, restaurants, bars and a nightclub. - Watersports: There is plenty for families and couples to enjoy at Turtle Beach. Captain Sam and his team organise a great selection of watersports including paddle boarding, boogie boarding, kayaking, surfing and windsurfing! We tried the paddle-boarding and had a great surf lesson with Amra. The most impressive aspect of the watersports centre is how attentive all the staff are. Captain Sam and his team give you great instructions on how to use the equipment and always look after you when you are in the water. - Facilities: Aside from the watersports, we took full advantage of the other facilities including the 2 tennis courts, gym, table tennis, pool table and foosball table. The gym is spacious and well-equipped with free weights and machines. I enjoyed using it as all the equipment is well maintained and I usually had the place to myself. In particular, it was really quiet between 5pm and 7pm. There are also structured classes available such as yoga and circuits - these often run in the morning and my mum really enjoyed the yoga class. - Dining: There is a great range of dining options, including an Italian a la carte and two buffet restaurants. One of the buffet restaurants is situated right by the sea so you can sit back and listen to the waves while enjoying your meal. The Italian a la carte is more formal and the quality of food here is fantastic - my dad and I would highly recommend the steak and lobster. The staff in all the restaurants are really courteous and can't do enough for you. Another benefit of the all inclusive package, is that there is an ice cream parlour and a coffee shop serving pastries! Areas for Improvement:- Rooms: We stayed in an Ocean View Room, which offered a spectacular vista over the sea and beach. Throughout our stay the room was kept thoroughly clean and tidy by the brilliant housekeeping service. The maids are really cheerful - they always brought a smile to our faces. The only downside is that the rooms are a little dated (bathrooms in particular). As a result, the rooms would benefit from freshening up a little. Overall, my parents and I cannot speak highly enough of Turtle Beach Resort. The hospitality, location, facilities, dining options and customer service all combine to make this a wonderfully charming Caribbean retreat.
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.
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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.
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