Barbados

Crystal Cove


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All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: Complimentary motorized water sports (excludes jet skis).
Weddings: Free “Elegant Wedding Package”. Must book an Oceanview Room or higher for 10 nights or more.
Family: First child Free when staying in the same room with an adult (based on double occupancy; travel restrictions apply).

Crystal Cove is a premium, all-inclusive resort in breathtaking Barbados. Amid white-sand beaches and clear, blue water, this resort offers luxury and fun all in one vacation. With a range of watersports and golf, there's no shortage of entertainment at the all-inclusive Crystal Cove.

Activities abound on and off the premises. Spend your days enjoying the white-sand beach and complimentary watersports such as snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, and windsurfing, or take a dip in one of the three multi-tiered sparkling freshwater swimming pools. The resort also includes on-site activities such as tennis, racquetball, and cooking classes. There's something fun for everyone!

There's nothing more relaxing than a beachside massage in Barbados, where the rolling waves and glistening sun will lull you into a state of serenity. Pamper yourself with spa services (fee), where you can enjoy beachside aromatherapy massages, deep tissue and hot stone treatments, and even in-room couples' massages if you desire. Enjoy fine dining, shopping, and other resort activities, while classes and equipment in the fitness center will prepare you for sunbathing the Barbados beaches.

Experience some of the best dining in Barbados at the two on-site restaurants and bars. Enjoy open-air, poolside fine dining at Reflections Restaurant, or savor a more casual oceanside meal at Drifters Beach Restaurant and Bar. Swim up to The Cave Bar for a refreshing midday drink, or dine from the comfort of your room with the convenient room service available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Craving something out of the ordinary? Attend one of the themed dinner nights or arrange a private dinner on the beach at sunset. All your dining needs will be met at Crystal Cove.
HOTEL LOCATION
Crystal Cove is located at Appleby, St James, on the west coast of Barbados, just 30 minutes drive from Grantley Adams International Airport and 20 minutes from the cosmopolitan capital of Bridgetown.
Address: APPLEBY
ST. JAMES


BB
Local Phone: 800-326-6898
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-326-6898
Fax: 001-246-432-8290
Website Address: www.eleganthotels.com
HOTEL FACILITIES
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Impressive three-tier, freshwater swimming pool with a dramatic waterfall effect.
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Water Sports on Site
Waterskiing: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
HOTEL DETAILS
A colorful and vibrant beachfront property offering Caribbean charm. Beach:
Total Rooms: 88
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards:
ROOM TYPES
1 BEDROOM GARDEN/POOL VIEW
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE POOL/GARDENVIEW
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD POOL/GARDENVIEW
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Satellite
1 BEDROOM OCEANVIEW
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEANVIEW
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD OCEANVIEW
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Crystal Cove features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 3 Restaurants at Crystal Cove:
Reflections - An elegant poolside restaurant.
Vista Coffee & Wine Bar - This outlet provides sprawling sea views. Vista serves a variety of signature lattes and coffee drinks accompanied with sweet pastries; it also pours red and white wines that can be paired with savory tapas and bites.
Drifters Beach Bar - Bajan-style grill and barbecue conveniently located close to the beach.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Special activities such as safari-style outings, treasure hunts, beach and pool gamesand movie screenings.
Applicable Ages: 3 to 11 years old

Babysitting Fee: contact hotel

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Apple was AMAZING
KARYN H.
Oct 21 2015
Jennifer with Apple was amazing. She met us at our hotel and then later stayed in touch by phone. It was such a breezy, easy vacation. American Airlines was horrible but other than that - the hotel was on point, the transfer to the hotel was ready and waiting for us. The food, the drinks- all A++++
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Lovely relaxing break
Lauren_W1982, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Tue Apr 24 10:20:00 EDT 2018
We’ve just come back from Crystal Cove following a 12 night stay. The resort is a great place to unwind and recuperate. We booked Crystal Cove following a friend’s recommendation (they’ve stayed seven times!). The resort is in need of an update (see below) but it’s the staff and food that give this hotel four stars based on this review. We were greeted at the hotel with a refreshing (and strong!) cocktail before being taken to our room. We booked an ocean junior suite. The bedroom and living area was more than adequate. The bed comfortable with lovely ocean views from the balcony. Unfortunately, after emptying our cases we noticed the bathroom was very tired looking and in need of a refit. The shower broke the first evening we used it - the tap completely came away from the wall (it had previously been superglued in place!). The seal on the shower door was also broken. Maintenance did arrive quickly to fix the shower so it worked (and it did for the remainder of the holiday). However, the door seal was beyond fixing and meant we had to put down three towels on the floor whenever we used the shower (due to the amount of water leaking). The security bar on the patio door was also broken and there were no net curtains (meaning people on the beach could easily look into our room). Again, this was resolved quickly by maintenance. The duty manager admitted the above wasn’t acceptable and offered us an alternative room. We declined as it was late, we’d just unpacked and wanted to crack on with our holiday. Aside from the issues with our room, we were very happy with the other facilities offered by the hotel. The restaurants were vgood, offering a different a la carte menu every day or varying buffet options. However, meals did start to feel a little samey the second week into the holiday. The drinks available at the bars were very good. Particularly the new Vista bar. The staff on the whole were extremely friendly and attentive, really making a difference to an otherwise nice hotel in need of modernisation. My only words of caution are be mindful of the dine around option. You are entitled to dine at Waves and Turtle Beach as part of the all inclusive package (one of the main reasons we booked this holiday). We did eventually have dinner a Waves, but the process wasn’t particularly easy. We were initially repeatedly unable to book a table at Waves (Shiho, the Asian restaurant) either because the restaurant was closed or fully booked by residents. We spoke to the hotel team at Crystal Cove and our Virgin rep in Barbados. Each time we are told ‘keep trying’ or ‘it’s discretionary’ (visiting the other restaurants). We can’t help but feel the dine around option is misleading. We understand the ‘subject to availability’ caveat. However, we were only a party of two and were not holidaying in peak season. We did eventually got a table after emailing Virgin in the UK. The meal at Waves was very good and we almost transferred to this hotel after being advised to do so by the staff at Waves. All in all, a good holiday.

Amazing Two Week Easter Break
Irishaman, Cookstown, United Kingdom
Wed Apr 18 22:58:56 EDT 2018
The best holiday I've ever had. Amazing location, resort, amenities, activities, childcare, food and drink, and of course people. Staff were very friendly; special shout out to Kevin, Densel, Adrian, Kathy and Lisa. I would highly recommend the Crystal Cove!

An excellent hotel with staff to match
J8588OCdavide, Maryport, United Kingdom
Mon Apr 16 10:15:02 EDT 2018
Our 2nd visit to this hotel and can't wait to return to this perfect holiday location. The room was clean and very well equipped with fantastic views. We could not fault any of the very friendly, polite and extremely helpful staff, a special mention should be given to Devon the beach ambassador who looked after us while at the bottom pool or on the beach always on hand with our favourite drink and great conversation.

Fabulous holiday
hazel106, Evesham, United Kingdom
Mon Apr 16 10:00:42 EDT 2018
It is the best hotel we have ever stayed at. Our room over looking the sea was amazing. The staff were so friendly and helpful they were always around to get you drinks or any thing else you needed. When we arrived the reception made us so welcome and took our cases to our room.

Almost perfect
HappyGuest1976, London
Fri Apr 13 09:03:20 EDT 2018
This is a really wonderful hotel in absolutely beautiful surroundings. As an overview: Pros - plenty of loungers and no mad rush for spots. People don't reserve them. Means a really relaxing start to the day. Excellent meal choices and quality of food. Really well maintained swimming pools. The cave bar and vista wine bar are perfect for a pre dinner drink. Some of the staff are first class. Special praise to Raheem in the wine bar, Celeste on activities, Joan running the restaurant and the chaps managing the water sports. Rooms are modern, spacious and well kitted out. The choice of water sports with the banana boats, hobies and kayaks are excellent. Really enjoyable. The cave trip and snorkelling with turtles is exceptional. Well worth it. Cons - some of the serving staff in the reflections restaurant come across as very disinterested, bored and going through the motions. The wine and water poured at an immense rate and spilt over the table cloth every time. Not paying close attention to what they're doing at all. They come across like they don't want to be there. Considering the price guests pay to stay here this is odd.



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