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Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels


All Inclusive
Good for Couples
Child Friendly

  • Experience the tranquillity of the tropics in a village-style, beachside-cliff setting with picturesque views
  • Indulge in sunset dinners on the white sands of Barbados' west coast
  • Enjoy beachside couples’ massages, an exciting submarine tour and a unique rum tasting experience

Make the most of complimentary water sports, fitness classes, and the Flying Fish Kids’ Club – just in case the Caribbean’s turquoise waters, pristine white beaches, and exquisite cuisine haven’t seen you fall in love with Barbados yet, the romantic Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels in St. James is sure to make it happen. This family friendly four-star hotel, with newly refurbished elegant rooms, is set within eight acres of lush tropical gardens. Here you can make the most of two tennis courts, three freshwater lagoon swimming pools, and a swim-up Cave Bar with a waterfall entrance. If you want to spend your time at Appleby beach, you can make the most of the waiter service, where the beach ambassadors will be nearby to keep the tropical drinks flowing.

As well as enjoying the convenience of exclusive dining at three sister hotels in the Elegant Hotel chain nearby, guests can look forward to an intimate getaway complemented by ocean-front scenery, striking sunsets and casually elegant décor.

This premium all inclusive boutique hotel offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and light snacks, as well as unlimited drinks, house wine, and bar orders. Fine wines and champagne are not included. You can also enjoy complimentary motorised and non-motorised water sports, such as kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing and banana boats.


Bars & Restaurants

Reflections Restaurant

The all inclusive buffet style and à la carte cuisine served at the hotel’s signature, open air restaurant is the perfect introduction to the Caribbean’s rich flavours and a medley of international dishes.

Open: 7:30 - 10:00, 12:30 - 14:30 and 19:00 - 21:00 

Themed nights include Jamaican night, an Italian buffet or Latina fiesta on alternating Wednesdays.

The Cave Bar

Soak up the sun, cocktail in hand, in the company of panoramic ocean views at one of the world’s top 10 swim up bars. 

Open: 06:00 – 07:00 for bread and pastries, and 10:00 - 23:45

A convenient 24-hour self-service coffee station is available at the Cave Bar.

Drifter's Beach Bar

For the ultimate daytime dining experience on a Caribbean beachfront, tuck into traditional Bajan barbecue cuisine served buffet-style and à la carte in this casual, open air restaurant. 

Open: 10:00 - 18:00.

Hours of operation are subject to weather conditions. 



Beach & Pools


There is plenty to do at the beach, the more active can try their hand at navigating a Hobie Cat, while those who like to take things at a slower pace, can snorkel or paddle board.

Swimming Pools

Spend countless hours in and around the freshwater, lagoon-style swimming pools, while hotel pool ambassadors serve cocktails and light snacks, and ensure your absolute comfort.



For Families

Kid's Club

Spend quality time together while your children make memories of their own with a variety of exciting activities, including sandcastle building and interactive pool and beach games.

Ages: 3 – 12 years

Open: 09:00 - 21:00

Children under the age of 3 years can be accompanied by an adult, including certified nannies.

Spa & Wellness


Discover the essence of tropical serenity with beachside couples’ massages on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or simply unwind with any of the hotel’s other relaxing treatments.

Fitness centre

For a revitalising power boost to an otherwise relaxing getaway, enjoy complimentary fitness classes run by qualified instructors. You can also join in the guided morning beach walks.

Open: 06:00 - 22:00

Guests are required to wear soft shoes in the fitness centre.

Activities & Entertainment

Evening Entertainment

As the sun sets, prepare for enticing cooking classes, exciting mixology lessons and fun tennis competitions. You could end your evening with drinks at the Vista Coffee & Wine Bar.




Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels’ two floodlit tennis courts are the perfect way to keep fit and active as you soak up the sun.

Open: 07:00 - 20:00.

You are welcome to enjoy complimentary use of rackets and balls, available at the Activities Desk.




From snorkelling and skiing to kayaking and sailing, Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels offers a wide range of water sports with complementary equipment hire. The tubing and banana boat rides are a must.




About the location

Barbados is a sought-after location for romantic getaways, but the pristine coastline of St. James is a Caribbean treasure in itself. Situated along the Platinum Coast, this destination invites couples, families, groups, and solo travellers to enjoy island adventure tours and be charmed by each town’s shops, restaurants, bars, and nightlife.

As well as exciting water sports such as diving, snorkelling, and fishing, you can play unforgettable rounds of golf in breathtaking surroundings at Apes Hill, Royal Westmoreland, and Bellevue Polo Club. The historical St. James Parish Church, Folkestone Marine Park, and the 6-acre Andromeda Botanical Gardens in St. Joseph are also worth a visit.

Transfer time
Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotel is 35 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport
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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Tripadvisor review Jan 17 2020
Can't believe how many good reviews this has. I should have taken more notice of the bad ones, as they are spot on. Bedrooms needing major refurbishment. Sheets didn't fit. Sofa bed noisy and not...
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Tripadvisor review Jan 16 2020
Amazing location staff and location very personable holiday loved it we came for Christmas just what we all needed nothing at all was to much problem we will definitely be going back tried two other...
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