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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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board meals. Snacks. Afternoon tea
Select local alcoholic drinks and sodas.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities► View all
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.
Rooms ► View all
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.
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.
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It was great.....staff and food was excellent...clean welcoming....would advice anyone looking for cheap and great food and service Turtle Beach is the place...would definitely be going back and telling people about it More
Enjoyable 1st visit to Turtle Beach and Barbados
We visited Christmas to New Year and had a lovely ground floor suite with a partial sea view even though we hadn't paid for a sea view, it was a nice little bonus. It was very clean and the room was of a decent standard maybe not an English 4* though. But it was very comfortable and decorated nicely with a daily cleaner who did a really good job. The only downside was a couple of plumbing problems which were fixed promptly most by the time we got back to our room a few hours later. Food was very tasty a nice mix of Bajan and other themed countries cuisines in a buffet style in the larger Chelonia restaurant daily and the Waterfront in daytime and a la carte in the evening which you have to book. Plus a la carte in Asiagos which is for children above 12 which you also need to book in advance and is well worth visiting as the food is delicious. We ate at all of them and enjoyed everything maybe a little too much as my partner put on a stone in a week :). Drinks were branded and served liberally throughout our stay with some lovely cocktails. Nightly entertainment was good but in my opinion ended too early, if I'm on holiday I like to stay up late and the girl group Virgo was very good but if they are singing nightly should vary their song list for every evening. We thoroughly enjoyed the NY celebrations they laid on and appreciated the extra mile they went with the decorations and entertainment. We are in the Barbados so we wanted to hear Bajan music and were happy it was played for some of the eve, its not just the sun and sea we came for! Particularly booked a resort for the variety of activities available so there would be plenty to do if we needed. We were not disappointed there were cooking demonstrations, pop up food/drink stands, craft stalls etc. along with sporting activities i.e volleyball etc. Plus the water sports with Captain Sam to be fair we didn't even have time to do most them with various trips we had booked through the hotel. Some staff could of been more welcoming and smile more often but amongst them were some very nice, happy friendly faces. The bell boys and Maradona were particularly entertaining and our rep was always at hand as were the activities team who helped us get about. We would definitely consider returning or booking with another one of their sister hotels. We visited Crystal Cove and dined there one day the hotel is much smaller and has a smaller beach and calmer waters but we did prefer Turtle beach. As for the birds, maybe we are not used to them being about in England but it is partially covered open air dining in 2 restaurants and there is no way to prevent them. They weren't really a problem, keeping at bay while you eat and plates were swiftly cleared away to prevent them lurking. I'm scared of birds but never felt they were getting to close for comfort. I was also slightly worried about the hotel being a family hotel when we were a couple but had no problem with the children being around as they had their clubs and activities and we barely saw or heard them, infact they were all very well behaved.More
Wonderful festive holiday
We travelled as a family of four, with our two girls aged 7 and 5 for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. We paid for an Ocean front view which was well worth the extra Â£Â£, the view was spectacular and a nice quiet room on the far side away from the Sandals resort. We had a lovely warm welcome by the reception team, the first rum punch of the holiday was most welcome after awful ques at immigration..... Housekeeping was great, room kept nice and clean. We tended to spend our day between the gorgeous beach and the lap pool which the kids really enjoyed. Great variety of pools to choose from. The resort was well maintained and perhaps needs some updating in areas, but the overall feel of the place is really lovely. Entertainment was great, Virgo group are FANTASTIC and very talented. Food was average I would say, think the salad bar could be far more exciting and varied, but for the kids and their needs it fit the bill perfectly. The staff overall were great. Maradona the pool/beach waiter definitely deserves a special mention, a huge asset to the place, such a happy person. As the resort got quieter after New Years, there was a fair bit of chit chat amongst the staff who didn't seem to be too busy, but I can happily listen to their Bajan chat, its as if they are singing to each other! We spent a day at Crystal Cove (one of the Sister properties), which was very nice, but we definitely preferred Turtle Beach. Getting a beach chair or pool chair at Turtle was never an issue. No need to grab chairs first thing in the morning like I suspect you would have to at Crystal Cove as the area around the bottom pool is very small. Turtle Beach made a real effort over Christmas and New Years, and we would definitely return to this resort, it fits the needs of our family perfectly.More
Absolutely LOVE Turtle Beach.
Having visited Turtle Beach 3 times, every time with my family, we have had a truly magical stay every time. The staff are brilliant, all very kind and inspired by their jobs, and are fantastic with children. While some of the rooms are in need of slight redecoration, the rooms are clean and well kept, and any issues are dealt with very quickly by staff. Barbados is an inspiring island, and this hotel really embraces the Caribbean feel. It is close to towns and shops, and the beach at the hotel is simply stunning. The watersports offered are also fantastic, and great fun for all the family. We love Turtle Beach, and hope to return as soon as we can.More
Very mediocre hotel for the price paid.
Stayed for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year. I have to say I was very underwhelmed. For the amount we had paid for this holiday I thought it would be quite exclusive. Wrong. The clientele are very mixed and whilst there is a dress code for guests for dining it isn't enforced which is a real shame for everyone who has made an effort. The restaurants are nicely appointed but the food is very average. Bland in a word. Also watersports are included in the price but due to the sea being rough most of the time there was not much going on. In my opinion the watersports staff who are great guys should be asked to actively organise more beach games for the guests. On a positive note some of the staff were lovely and the beach is gorgeous as was the weather. I just think the hotel is very mediocre and the management staff need a shake up.More
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