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#12 of 25 hotels in Saint James Parish
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Discover an enchanting blend of vitality and Caribbean charm at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels. A colorful and vibrant beachfront all-inclusive property with 88 rooms, Crystal Cove offers a seductive Caribbean charm that will make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. Crystal Cove's warm, relaxed ambience and friendly service includes all-inclusive accommodations as well as a supervised Kids Club (for children aged 3-11) which have families and couples of all ages returning year after year. Elegant Inclusions with each stay are all meals and beverages, motorized water sports, Wi-F, fitness center, tennis , bespoke daily activities and superior pool & beach ambassador service. Experience select sister west coast properties via daytime water taxi and enjoy additional dining outlets and amenities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Business Centre with Internet Access
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Alexandra H wrote a review Today
2 contributions5 helpful votes
We arrived back one week ago . We love Barbados ..However this is a little gem of a hotel .. When you revamp next year please do not take the colonial feel away and make it sterile like Waves.The staff . To name a few Kathy Richida, Lisa Dolores Steve etc bent over backwards to help us if we needed it . The food was fantastic for an all inclusive . Highly recommended
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Stepon01 wrote a review Dec 2020
Chinley, United Kingdom47 contributions72 helpful votes
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From the minute we booked to the minute we left this was, after the year we have had a real pick me up. Celeste on reception was fantastic at sorting our quarantine stay at Treasure Beach along with the staff there. Celeste also welcomed us at Crystal when we arrived and made our check in a breeze. The first night we were there the water main burst outside on the road meaning we had reduced pressure, but the hotel again were first rate at keeping us informed and sending out for bottled water. Joan in reflections was amazing under the circumstances with reduced staff obviously trying to keep everything running smoothly. The room was kept spotlessly clean with new beach towels and bedding everyday. I know a few people had various issues but we were the first group of holidaymakers since March and teething problems are the least of our worry’s after the year we have had, but on the whole nearly all of us really enjoyed our stay. A big thanks to all the staff for making our holiday so trouble free.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from , General Manager at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive
Responded 9 Jan 2021
Dear Stepon01, We were extremely happy to learn that your holiday was all that you expected it to be and more. We were glad to learn that you enjoyed your welcome by Celeste and Joan's smooth running of the food and beverage operation in Reflections Restaurant. At the hotel we are sometimes faced with situations which happen beyond our control and yes indeed we have to work together with external companies to ensure that everyone is comfortable during these times. We thank you for your understanding when we dealt with low water pressure on site. Thank you also for your warm words and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Continue to stay safe! Warmest Regards Sophia Babb General Manager
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mwilli10 wrote a review Yesterday
Kingsland, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic! The staff were exceptional, always on hand to help, friendly and organised. The hotel room was clean and comfortable, it had all that we needed. The food was varied each day with plenty of options and alternatives to suit everyone. The ability to either walk or use the water taxi between the Elegant Hotels was an added bonus and definitely worth making use of. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend if you are looking for a relaxing Barbados break!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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gym_now_pizza_later wrote a review Sep 2022
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Just back from our two week holiday and wish we were back in beautiful Barbados. Crystal Cove was a wonderful place to stay. Staff were fantastic, friendly, helpful and polite. The food was delicious, a mixture of buffet and a la carte, but a great selection and the fresh fish was incredible. The coffe and wine bar was a great touch and there were various snacks available outside of the main meals - the afternoon ice lolly delivery was my favourite. Great range of cocktails, good wine and sparkling wine. The swim up Cave Bar was great fun. The hotel was cosy and welcoming. Our room was comfortable (slept so well in the massive bed) clean and spacious. The watersports were great - recommend everyone try the rings, and it was easy to book excursions from the hotel. The only slight downside was that there was not much in terms of entertainment and other activities, but as we were looking for a relaxing break, we were ok with that. I would highly recommend the hotel to anyone - thank you Crystal Cove for a wonderful holiday.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Celeste Belgrave, Guest Services / Front Office at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Kirsty S, It is always great to receive a positive review on another great stay from our valued customers. Your comments will be shared with the team, as we continually strive to provide excellent service to all. Your recommendations will be appreciated. Sincerely, Celeste Belgrave Guest Activities Manager
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Rich M-W wrote a review Sep 2022
Stowmarket, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
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I have just returned from Barbados after spending 10 days on my Honeymoon with my Wife at Crystal Cove. We couldn’t have had a better time, ignore any negative reviews! Staff The staff were absolutely brilliant. They were friendly, fun, professional and always wanted to make sure we were happy and comfortable. Special mention needs to go to Raheem, Allison, Hazel, Kerry-Ann and Rhea. Food and Drink Lots of variety and the evenings were a mixture of buffet or table service. A special thank you to the Chefs – the food was out of this world. We experienced every kind of meal you can imagine and the flavours were amazing. You never go hungry, in between main meals there are sandwich and snack options and food can be cooked at any time in the day. There were plenty of drink options too – tea, coffee, soft drinks, beers, spirits, wines and of course rum! Accommodation Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Everything you could need – huge bed, flat screen TV, walk in wet room shower, two sinks, fridge, coffee machine etc. When we had a n issue with our coffee machine in the room, we just asked reception and they had the whole machine changed for us. Location Postcard perfect. Gorgeous turquoise sea, white sand and sunshine. If it does rain, it’s not for long and is very refreshing, it is soon hot again. Taxi’s are readily available to take you to numerous places around the island Entertainment There are a variety of water sports to experience during your stay as part of the package, the staff that run these activities are great and will help you get set up. There is usually evening entertainment in the form of a singer or musician whilst you enjoy your dinner. There is plenty to do on the island and most activities can be booked through the activities staff in the hotel. Security There is 24 hour security at the entrance of the hotel and there is security on the beach during the day. We felt very safe, with no cause for concern during our stay. 100% recommended, and remember, if you have an issue with something, don’t leave a bad review, speak to the staff and they will sort it out. Overall, we had a dream Honeymoon and would like to thank the Crystal Cove management and staff for making our stay so special.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Celeste Belgrave, Guest Services / Front Office at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Richard M, Thank you for sharing about your recent stay with us, where we were given the opportunity to celebrate in your Honeymoon celebrations. We will share your words of encouragement with the team, especially the employees mentioned in your review. We were also happy that you enjoyed the all inclusive amenities offered during your stay. Thank you in advance for your recommendations. We look forward to welcoming you back to celebrate your first wedding anniversary. Sincerely Celeste Belgrave Guest Activities Manager
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Bridie M wrote a review Sep 2022
Stowmarket, United Kingdom25 contributions23 helpful votes
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We went to Crystal Cove for our Honeymoon! We were a little nervous after reading the reviews but shouldn't have been it was absolutely amazing. We were checked in quickly and easily. The room we had 245 was lovely overlooking the resort and the sea. Everything was spotlessly clean. Our coffee machine didn't work but one call to reception and this was replaced immediately. The food and drink where do I start it was all incredible! The cocktails are all delicious and even if you'd like something that isn't on the menu the staff know how to make everything. There is a huge choice of food we didn't have the same thing twice. I don't understand why people have said the choice is poor ?? There was a mix of buffet and ALA carte meals which was lovely. All of the staff were so wonderful special shout outs to Raheem, Allison, Hazel and Kerry-Ann and Rhea who looked after us. We felt the hotel really went above and beyond to make our Honeymoon special. We can't wait to return!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you need something ask the hotel they are very accommodating and want you to have the best time.
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Response from Celeste Belgrave, Guest Services / Front Office at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear bridiemullins88, Congratulations on your wedding and thank you for choosing Crystal Cove Hotel to spend your Honeymoon, we love to celebrate with our guests. We continually strive to improve customer satisfaction and were happy that you were satisfied with the food and beverage options available, and the efficiency by the front office team when the coffee machine was changed. Your warm comments will be shared with the team, especially the ones mentioned in your survey. We look forward to your return visit and to help celebrate your first wedding anniversary. Sincerely, Celeste Belgrave Guest Activities Manager
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Shahira wrote a review Aug 2022
Toronto, Canada84 contributions27 helpful votes
Dinner could use some improvement, limited options for food, extremely dry ribs. Wait for the drinks at the bar is 10-15 mins. Overall I liked the hotel looks and think having live music there is a great idea. But again, food was not impressive and limited options.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Celeste Belgrave, Guest Services / Front Office at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear shakhira20, Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your recent stay at the hotel, your holiday experience is very important. It was great to learn that overall you loved the hotel and live entertainment. We were sorry to learn that we did not meet your expectations in food and beverages, and will share your mentioned concerns with this departmental leadership team, to review and amend as required. Once again thank you for your feedback. Sincerely, Celeste Belgrave Guest Activities Manager
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wilsinc wrote a review Aug 2022
Haslemere, United Kingdom8 contributions7 helpful votes
Overall, Crystal cove broadly provided what we wanted - an all inclusive family hotel for 5 adults. But it could have been done better. While many of the staff are good, I think now that they are owned by Marriott, they would benefit from some of the parent company’s training programmes. It’s the inconsistency that we and others found annoying. For example the policy over masks regarding covid was very confused. While many staff were good, some did not seem very interested in helping guests. At the water sports area, one staff member insisted on wearing masks (for him and guests), while the other team member did not mind. Note, here you are either outside in the fresh air, on in their garage sized equipment shed, with double doors fully open. Additionally, you could be at a bar or buffet counter politely asking for something - which they did get for you, but in almost silence and without a smile; it just comes across as sullen. Other team members were great, which I think comes back, at least in part, to training.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Celeste Belgrave, Guest Services / Front Office at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear wilsinc, We were sorry to learn of your mentioned challenges in your survey during your recent stay with us. Retraining is ongoing and will include the areas mentioned above, as we aim for improved service excellence. The wearing of face mask in public buildings and on public transportation is currently the law of Barbados. We will continue to reiterate this to both staff and guests. Thank you for completing your survey. Sincerely, Celeste Belgrave Guest Activities Manager
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Nathan W wrote a review Aug 2022
9 contributions4 helpful votes
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Just got off a 2 week stay at Crystal cove. We loved our stay here the location is absolutely perfect. The staff were all friendly to us and made us feel welcome. The food was good with a nice variety throughout the time spent. The use of water sports also definitely makes this worth the money. We will definitely be returning at some point.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Use the bus for going up and down the west coast so much cheaper.
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Response from Celeste Belgrave, Guest Services / Front Office at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Nathan W, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us on your recent visit to the island. We were happy that you enjoyed your two weeks, which was well spent enjoying the all inclusive amenities offered. We look forward to your return very soon. Sincerely, Celeste Belgrave Guest Activities Manager
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BB wrote a review Aug 2022
18 contributions7 helpful votes
Extraordinary service! Warm welcome from Joann, Front Office Manager and Antonette, Reception, and throughout my entire stay. Crystal Cove was not my first choice but thete was an overbooking issue at Waves property. Happily, Crystal Cove was the better choice! I would have given it a 5 rating but the menu meals could use improving. That said, breakfast was super! Buffet lunch at the informal restaurant was really good, too. I managed to get a booking at Shiso Restaurant at Waves and it was the best food and service of the entire trip. Bartender Jamal (?) and the chef both deserve special recognition!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Celeste Belgrave, Guest Services / Front Office at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear bonnieglobal, We thank you for your feedback about your recent stay with us. We are please that you enjoyed most aspects of your holiday. We also welcome the comments about our meals as we always seek to improve our menu options. Your comments will be shared with our team. Again, thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back to Crystal Cove in the future. Regards Celeste Belgrave Guest Activities Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive
Which popular attractions are close to Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive?
Nearby attractions include Barbados Polo Club (1.0 km) and Fitts Village Beach (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cliff, Cariba Restaurant and Bar, and Wendy's Sports Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Parliment Buildings (6.8 km) and Independence Square (6.9 km).
Does Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.