This hotel has all the hallmarks of a Caribbean retreat – a peaceful beachfront spot, private palm gardens and luxury rooms. Yet it’s just minutes from lively St Lawrence Gap.
This peaceful place is parked right on a beach. Palm gardens shelter a pair of pools, while the white sands showcase an in-house watersports centre and a sea-view restaurant.
Location isn’t the only thing that scores gold here – it’s got a rosta of off-the-wall activities like mixology lessons and boogie-boarding.
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2 outdoor pools
Freshwater pools, surrounded by parasols and sun loungers.
Chelonia buffet restaurant
Open-air restaurant offering a variety of international dishes for every taste. The breakfast buffet has a waffle station, or if that doesn't take your fancy there's cereals, juices, breads, muffins, bacon and sausages. For dinner there's themed buffets such as Bajan, seafood, grill, Italian or Mediterranean. And there's also an option to dine from the à la carte service*.
The Waterfront restaurant
Dine in style at the Waterfront restaurant, you'll be right on the sea front, or alternatively you can arrange a private sunset dinner on the beach with that special someone. Days the restaurants open may vary.
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junior suite with sea view and balcony or terrace
These junior suites come complete with air-conditioning, a phone, iPod clock radio, a mini-fridge, hairdryer and a balcony or terrace with a sea view.
junior suite with pool view, garden view and balcony or terrace
These junior suites come complete with air-conditioning, a phone, iPod clock radio, a mini-fridge, hairdryer and a balcony or terrace with a pool and garden view.
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Perfect place perfect weather
Spent most relaxing week ever with great service and friendly people all-over Barbados. Submarine trip was fun and of course Oistens on Friday night. Best coconut mango vodka ever! Nice garden room opened right to pool and steps to beach with sun shade chairs. What a perfect winter break from cold and snowMore
We stayed at this hotel after 7 nights cruising and were looking forward to a week of total relaxation. The hotel is superb and we were able to recharge batteries after a busy previous week. The place is a little bit tired in places which is to be expected given the age of the hotel. The new ice cream parlour and coffee shop are superb additions and are top draw. Sea can be very rough at this part of the island but adds to the experience. Staff are on the whole really good apart from Winston who we found rude and should maybe look for work that perhaps he would enjoy more! Will definitely revisit this hotel again.More
The hotel is tired, the food terrible, some staff were excellent (Keisha, Dexter, Duran and Daniel) while others were unaccommodating. I wouldn't recommend the hotel, it was 3 stars max. The beach was beautiful, which keeps it a 3, otherwise a 2. We weren't able to do many water sports because it was red flag waves every day. However we did like sitting in the loungers enjoying the view. The Elegant Crystal Cove was on the calm side of the island we learned but never visited.More
7 day vacation
Myself and my wife took a seven day stay at the hotel on the 5th Feb 2017. On arrival we were greeted by the very professional and enthusiastic staff. Our room was a suite just as we booked and of average standard with room for improvements The overall condition of the whole area was of a good standard with clean pools and a very clean and attractive beach with comfortable sun beds. Buffet breakfast was of good standard again with great staff and plenty of variety Meals in the al a cart waterfront and Italian restraunts were of excellent quality however the buffet evening meals were not of the same quality. As the week progressed there was a definite decline in buffet food quality and the Saturday evening barbecue in the waterfront restraunt was a total disaster, lack of food both in quality and quantities as several dishes were missing in excess of 30 minutes. Many other guests were complaining and it's such a shame that the weeks vacation should be marred by such an anti climax which sadly let the whole complex badly down., again the quality was let down on Sundays lunch which we were looking forward to prior to our journey back to the UK Having enjoyed a weeks vacation the staff really went the extra mile in making a very memorable holiday and very relaxing with no pressures on time. The bar staff were again very generous and professional in all areas We feel the buffet catering would benefit from a major makeover The hotel is in a good location and overall offers a good holiday on what is a beautiful islandMore
ray p p, 186368
Would love to go back sometime
First time in Barbados but hopefully not the last. Thoroughly enjoyed our 10 days at Turtle Beach. We were slightly unnerved by some of the recent reviews we read before we went but needn't have worried. Unless you are the sort to find fault with anything and everything you will have a perfectly lovely time here. The hotel felt modern and well maintained. We certainly saw no evidence of rusty showers or anything else that wasn't pristine in our room. It was kept spotlessly clean and was spacious and airy. We were in room 308 which is an ocean front suite - fabulous view over the beach and the sea through the palm trees. We could lie in bed and see nothing but sea and sky. We never used the air conditioning preferring just to have the doors to the balcony open to let in the breeze and the ceiling fan over the bed. We slept like that every night enjoying the sound of the waves crashing on the beach - wonderful. Huge bed, extremely comfortable and we slept like logs. Staff all lovely (as indeed was everyone we met on the island - just lovely people who can't do enough for you). Maradona serving drinks was a particular favourite as was Dario who was part of Captain Sam's water sports team. But all the waiting staff were great. The food was also absolutely fine - unless you were really fussy you would always find plenty to tempt you for breakfast, lunch or dinner (we never made it to afternoon tea - just too full). Lots of choice, well cooked and presented and it was nice to be able to have three meals in three different restaurants during the day. We preferred the atmosphere in the Waterfront restaurant to that in Asiagos but the food was good in both. We also liked the fact that in the evening it was a la carte rather than buffet. Highlights were beautiful lamb cutlets and duck confit one night and, surprisingly, very tasty Yorkshire pudding for Sunday lunch - my husband swapped recipes with the chef who was very keen to know how we did Yorkshires in England! Our only tiny niggle was that we felt the fish was often a little over cooked for our taste - but a great variety (mahi mahi, flying fish, king fish, marlin, tuna, swordfish). And it would have been nice to have freshly squeezed fruit juices at breakfast. But the fresh fruit on offer was always good and the vegetables were never over cooked, always perfectly al dente. Oh and the bread and butter pudding was also delicious! The entertainment on offer in the Waterfront each evening was always of a high standard - especially the girl group Virgo who we saw 3 times and who were always fabulous. Those girls could sing anything requested by the audience from Beyonce all the way up to an amazing rendition of 'Sweet Child of Mine' by Guns 'n Roses!! There was also a good guitarist (Eyan), and duo (Synicate) and a saxophonist whose name I apologise I have forgotten. But all extremely professional. We are not at all generally great fans of hotel entertainment and tend to actively avoid it rather than seek it out so it is testament to how good these guys were that we enjoyed it so much. Weather was great - especially leaving freezing fog behind at Gatwick - with temperatures always in the high twenties, the odd short sharp shower which dried up in minutes, and a constant breeze which relieved the humidity and made the beach very pleasant. The downside of the wind was that while we were there the seas were quite rough and so the hobbie cats couldn't always be launched - but we did manage to get out on one with Messiah sailing it for us and saw several turtles. It also meant the sea was quite rough for swimming in places but you could walk50 yards along to the beach outside Sandals where an artificial reef acted as a wind break and meant you could almost always swim there without being knocked off your feet. Conditions were much calmer on the west coast where the sea was always like a mill pond, so if water sports are a really important aspect of your holiday you may prefer a hotel on the west coast. We preferred having the breeze to make the heat more bearable. Finally we would recommend taking the local 'reggae buses' to explore the island - a real experience and a very cheap way to get around as long as you don't mind the lack of air conditioning (other than windows) and the reggae blasting out at full volume with the bass turned up to max. We loved them! All in all a beautiful island, with very friendly people, where we always felt completely safe - and the Turtle Beach was a great base to stay and enjoy all that Barbados has to offer. We would have no hesitation in recommending it.More
Gill C, 227132
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