Hotel Overview

2019 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: Complimentary motorized water sports (excludes jet skis).
Weddings: Free Elegant Wedding Package. Must book an Ocean-view Room or higher for 10 nights or more for travel January 5-May 31, July 1-August 31 and November 1-30, 2019. Must book an Ocean View Room or higher category for 7 nights or more June 1-30, September 1-October 31, and December 1-18, 2019.
Honeymoon: Bottle of sparkling wine and flower petals in room on day of arrival for stays of 5 nights or more January 5-December 18, 2019.
Family: Children up to 5 years old Stay Free.

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.


Barbados - Beach
Bridgetown, Barbados Grantley Adams International (BGI) : 30 miles

Property Information

Last Renovation: 2005
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 88


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Important Notice The wearing of camouflage and/or military apparel is illegal in Barbados. Clothing of this nature will confiscated and persons will be charged accordingly.
Advisory All rooms are Non Smoking. Smoking is permitted outside the guestrooms in designated public areas. If non compliant, a cleaning charge of $200 will be added to bill at check out.
Advisory A new mandatory Barbados Government tax known as “hotel levy charge” will be applied to all guests. The amount of the levy is $9.63 USD per bedroom per night and it will be charged locally, directly to guests and collected at check-in or check-out. Please note that the amount of this fee is subject to change at any time without prior notification.
Advisory A mandatory Government – imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. A minimum mandatory Government-imposed fee of $19.25 per room, per night. Mandatory Government-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee when you check-in.
Current Renovations: Description: All rooms are Non Smoking. Smoking is permitted outside the guestrooms in designated public areas. If non compliant, a cleaning charge of $200 will be added to bill at check out.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Hotel Non Smoking Policy:
All rooms are Non Smoking. Smoking is permitted outside the guestrooms in designated public areas. If non compliant, a cleaning charge will be added to bill at check out.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 2105 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Paradise found

    10 days of all-inclusive bliss that was simply outstanding. Unbeatable location, wonderful staff who did everything to make this a holiday of a lifetime. The food was excellent and the staff made every dining experience a memorable one. The setting is hard to beat and the pools, beach front location and inclusive water sports sets this hotel apart s.

    May 20, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good Improvements

    We visit Crystal Cove each year and can see that this year there have been a number of really good improvements. Firstly there is a drink station on the beach itself and the beach service is now excellent. Secondly, the restaurant service in the evening was good - last year there were timing issues. We also noticed that the staff seemed generally happier. We moan every year about the number of buffet evenings - that has not changed! The Caribbean buffet one was very good, but did not like the Italian one. One suggestion is to use the same time slot process for the buffets as the A la carte - we noticed that when you have a buffet there are too many people going in all at once. Thanks to the following staff that deserve recognition: Rayner, Dawna, Raheem, Shane, Stephen and of course Fabian! Also thank you to the wonderful house keeping staff. We met a new member of staff this year called John who works on the beach. We found him friendly and very helpful. A great asset to the hotel. All in all we had a great holiday at Crystal Cove.

    May 19, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful stay in Barbados

    Crystal cove gave us a great welcome the moment we arrived. The staff, the service, everything about it was exceptional. The hotel has around 88 rooms and although we visited others in the Elegant group, we were so happy we were staying at christel cove. The free watersports, the water taxi, Vista bar with Raheem creating different cocktails... tapas too. Afternoon tea if you fancy it, afternoon lollies on the beach and fruit kebabs/cookies. The food in reflections was excellent and drifters too. The entire experience was fantastic and nothing was too much trouble for anyone. No wonder so many people go back, year after year

    May 14, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic introduction to the Carribbean

    First trip to the Carribbean and couldn't have made a better choice. The staff are amazing, the food flawless every night and a wonderful atmosphere. The beaches are flawless and all of the small things they do really matter. Will definitely be returning without a doubt. The other half agrees with us, leaving as an engaged couple! Thank you again Crystal Cove!

    May 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    This place just gets better and better

    We are sitting in the airport waiting to board our flight and I had to write this review while it is still fresh in my mind. Crystal Cove gets better every year. Refurbs to rooms, the Vista Bar, the sunset patio to name but a few, although the one thing you can be assured of is the warm welcome and exceptional service of the team for who nothing is too much trouble. Our room, a duplex, (-new experience for us - we normally have a garden room- which we love) was newly refurbished- and clean. The walk in shower is a great addition, the housekeeping team spoilt us with towel swans and sculptures daily- and were always so friendly if we interrupted their work. The beach, my favourite place, is as stunning as I remember, sunsets never fail to amaze me. We were supremely looked after by Raynor, who kept us hydrated, and in the morning indulged with a huge array of treats and the afternoon rather spoilt by the arrival of lollies. Lunch at Drifters, supper at either Drifters or Reflections, which ever we chose, the choice was amazing and the food quite delicious, the kitchen provided us with some incredible meals, and fish dishes that were out of this world. I dare not start naming the staff who made us feel that we had come home for fear of missing someone out, all I can say is a huge thank you to all of them. They do make you feel like you are coming home and they will make you holiday so special you will want to keep coming back- and we certainly hope we will!

    May 11, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats/PC 18-227, A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 18-232, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/Miami Air operated by TUI Air Belgium N.V.: PC 18-250, B737-800-180 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 D22819