Set within eight acres of lush tropical gardens, Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels is a charming boutique hotel offering a village feel and a fantastic premium all inclusive programme. The 88 guest rooms have recently been refurbished and now offer casual elegance with a vibrant Caribbean flare. Lazy days can be spent around the three sparkling freshwater lagoon swimming pools or at the poolside Cave Bar, which is entered through a waterfall. Part of the Elegant Hotels group, Crystal Cove allows guests to use the facilities and dine at the three sister hotels close by.
- Beautiful views of the ocean
- Boutique hotel with a village feel
- Fantastic all inclusive programme
- Complimentary watersports on offer
All Inclusive - what's included
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and light snacks served during the day. Unlimited drinks including house wine and all bar drinks (excludes fine wines and champagne). Motorised and non-motorised watersports including windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, banana boats and waterskiing. Tennis (charges apply for tuition), fitness centre and kid's club.
Honeymooner couples receive a bottle of sparkling wine and flower petals in room upon arrival for holidays of 5 nights or more between 05 January - 18 December 2018.
Please note that not all offers are combinable
Bars & Restaurants
The Cave Bar
Unwind with a cocktail in hand after swimming through the waterfall to reach The Cave Bar.
10:00 - 23:45
Reflections is Crystal Cove's signature restaurant and serves international cuisine in an open-air poolside setting. Themed nights include an Italian buffet or fiesta latina on alternating Wednesdays and Jamaican night.
Breakfast 7:30 - 10:00
Lunch 12:30 - 14:30
Dinner 19:00 - 21:30
Drifter's Beach Bar
This informal restaurant serves traditional Bajan barbecue cuisine. Enjoy the open-air setting right next to the beach.
10:00 - 18:00
Hours of operation are subject to weather conditions.
Beach & Pools
Lazy days can be spent around the three freshwater lagoon swimming pools.
Kids' Club is available for children aged 3-12 years to enjoy activities including sand castle building and beach games.
09:00 - 21:00
Children under the age of 3 years can enjoy Kids' Club when accompanied by an adult (including the certified nannies).
Spa & Wellness
The fitness centre is fully equipped with cardio and weights machines, exercise classes are taught by qualified fitness instructors.
06:00 - 22:00
Soft wear shoes are required.
Guests can unwind in the spa with a range of massages or beauty treatments. Massages are offered beachside on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Activities & Entertainment
Crystal Cove has two floodlit tennis courts with complimentary racket and ball hire from the activities desk.
07:00 - 20:00
A range of evening entertainment options and activities are hosted at Crystal Cove including cooking classes, mixology lessons and tennis competitions.
Guests can enjoy a range of watersports including sailing, waterskiing, banana boat rides and snorkelling.
About the location
Move aside Marbella and St Barths, St James is quickly becoming the hotspot of choice for the rich and famous. Located on the west coast of the island, St James is home to some of the best beaches in Barbados, all with the azure Caribbean Sea as a backdrop. St James is more than just pretty beaches, though – it’s famed for its high-end dining experiences too, with top-notch beachfront restaurants and cuisine to die for. For something a little greener, St James is home to several golf courses. Your evenings can be spent strolling along the seafront boardwalk and sipping expertly mixed cocktails at one of the chic bars.
40 minutes from Barbados airport
Junior Suite Ocean View
Max 3 adults, 1 child
Junior Suites with Ocean View have a king-size or twin beds and double sofa bed in the open-plan lounge area. The Balcony or terraces enjoy stunning ocean views.
Junior Suite Pool or Garden View
Max 3 adults, 1 child
Junior Suites with Pool/Garden View have a king-size or twin beds and double sofa bed in the open-plan lounge area.
Ocean View Room
Max 2 adults
Ocean View Rooms feature all the same amenities and space as pool and garden view rooms, but offer stunning ocean views from the balcony or terrace.
One Bedroom Suite Ocean View
Max 4 adults
One Bedroom Suites with Ocean Views are newly designed and offer a separate bedroom and living room. These rooms have a wonderful décor that fuses Caribbean design with modern amenities. In the bedroom there is a king-size bed and the living room has a sofa bed. Enjoy stunning ocean views from your balcony or terrace.
One Bedroom Suite Pool or Garden View
Max 4 adults
One Bedroom Suites with Pool/Garden View are newly designed and offer a separate bedroom and living room. These rooms have a wonderful décor that fuses Caribbean design with modern amenities. In the bedroom there is a king-size bed and the living room has a sofa bed. Enjoy pool or garden views from your balcony or terrace.
Pool or Garden View Room
Max 2 adults, 1 infant
Pool/Garden View Rooms are bursting with Caribbean charm. Spacious in size, you'll have a king-size bed or twin beds and will enjoy pool or garden views from your balcony or terrace. Facilities include air conditioning, flat-screen TV, mini fridge, safe, MP3 docking station and hairdryer.
Based on 1956 traveller reviews
86% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Amazing relaxing holiday!
Jun 24 2018
For a 4 star hotel, this is an excellent resort. Great value for what you pay. We went for our honeymoon in June, which the start of wet season. The first day was raining nearly all day and the...
For a 4 star hotel, this is an excellent resort. Great value for what you pay. We went for our honeymoon in June, which the start of wet season. The first day was raining nearly all day and the forecast was grim for the week ahead. The next day the skies cleared up and we were able to enjoy the sun for the remainder of the stay. On occasion there was a random rain shower that lasted no more than a few minutes.
We enjoyed the unlimited cocktails and buffet. Most of the food was very good, we would have liked more basyan cousine. Breakfast was standard English/American. There's enough activities (water, sand, tennis, etc.) for a week, but the hotel could do a better job announcing what they have to offer. However, the water sports were very fun and well organized.
The wine and coffee bar was a cool addition. We enjoyed espresso martinis and tapas before dinner.
The pools were nice. They are small but the hotel wasn't at full capacity while we were there so was lovely. The cave bar was awesome.
The beach area is great. We got snorkels a few times from the sports activities area and saw loads of tropical fish.
The rooms and grounds are nice, but slightly outdated and used, i.e. there was a broken lounge chair, some umbrellas were missing pins to keep them up. Our room was pretty spaciuos and had a lovely terrace area with comfy chairs.
We took the complimentary water taxi to one of their sister hotels, the colony club which was really beautiful, really big area
area, loads of pools and private gazebos. Unfortunately it is not all inclusive so you pay for your drinks there ($12 USD) but nice to explore another resort for a few hours.
The resort is very well staffed and they are all friendly. They really make a huge effort to make sure you have a great holiday.
Overall we really loved the place and would come back. Especially during early June when it's quieter.
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“ Fantastic resort - amazing staff
Jun 20 2018
Returned to Crystal Cove for another awesome holiday. First of all the staff do a really good job of making your stay memorable. Everyone, without exception, has a smile and they are a joy be...
Returned to Crystal Cove for another awesome holiday. First of all the staff do a really good job of making your stay memorable. Everyone, without exception, has a smile and they are a joy be around.
The resort overall is really well kept with a good range of facilities to suit all ages, from the all inclusive watersports, gym and tennis courts to chilling on the beautiful beach or by the pool.
The 2 restaurants offer a very good standard of food with a nice variety every day. There are 2 bars and the Vista coffee/wine bar which does afternoon teas and evening tapas, as well as some lovely cocktails.
Sophia, the GM, and her team do a wonderful job of making you feel like part of their Bajan family - thank you again.
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