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.
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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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The smiling sunshine island
Just recently my sister and I spent a wonderful holiday in this resort situated not far from St.Lawrence Gap Barbados .It was definitely one of my best vacations according to what I expect from a hotel accomodations and the sourrondings. Everything is well organized and the whole staff simply professional and always willing to do the best for the guests. Our room was large well furnished with a view on one of the many small swimmingpools.The 3 restaurants: Asiago ,waterfront beach bar/restaurants and Chelonia a'la carte or buffet with a wide offer of menu , we particularly prefered the Asiago for the Italian dishes and the location itself . Not mentioning the evening entertainment with best singers and musicians from Barbados. We simply felt like at home and delighted from the whole staff's kindness and professionality. I highly recommend this experience to who wants a first class holiday in a beautiful country such as Barbados. Of course only English is spoken. More
Stefania P, 187867
Good standard of hotel, a lot of rules though, felt a bit like being at school
The hotel feels spacious while not being huge. On arrival we were met by an employee who ensured we were set up ready for our stay. The room overlooked the pool and when we arrived there was karaoke going on which was quite noisy and we were worried the noise would be like this all week but it was not the case and this was a one off so don't worry if you over look the pool. There were three restaurants, Asiagos which I think was my favourite - more choice of dishes and great service, Waterfall which is on the beach front and is where you go for lunch (buffet style) and for dinner is menu based. Then you have the buffet restaurant (the only one you don't need to book for) and I think we ate there once for the BBQ night which was great. Be aware of the dress code that they really go on about, men have to have tailored shorts or long trousers and no flip flops and a collarded top for the restaurants in the evening. I don't know why hotels do this when you are on a beach holiday, I did feel at times it was like being at school/work, there were quite a few rules to follow in lots of areas, not as relaxing as a lot of all inclusive hotels I've stayed at. There are a couple of bars - one in Waterfall which is the one you use during the day and evenings and one at the back of the buffet restaurant, both have all the branded spirits you would expect. The beer is Banks. Do try the cocktails, I fell in love with the mango coconut colada, so much so I'm going to try to make it at home tomorrow. Do take or buy insect repellant, I was bitten numerous times by mosquitos until I bought some. My hubby on the other hand maintains that if you drink enough rum the mosquitos won't bite you and he was not bitten once, typical!! The beach is great and I would suggest you go to the left of the beach past the water sports bit as it was quieter and had more shade, also the sea is a little calmer there and I spent a good few hours bobbing around in the sea with sea turtles appearing every now and then. The staff in the main are friendly however as with anywhere there are some who it would seem would not like to be there and are a bit grumpy. One employee who was amazing and really made our stay fantastic was Lasonta, she was great fun and made you feel very happy.More
Turtle Beach Over tired 3 Star
This was our 2nd and definitely last visit to Turtle beach, the few good things were the ice cream parlour and the coffee shop, most staff were friendly and a few Marradonna in particular was outstanding, now for the downsides and theres plenty, firstly the suite was o.k except it was on the 4th floor and 6 days into our 14 day stay they decided to carry out repairs and closed the lift on the 3rd floor, which meant a route march every time we came and went to our room, But the worst thing about this stay was by far the appalling food, it was Horrible, we ate twice in the Chelonia restaurant and 3 times in the Asiagos restaurant, for the remainder of our 14 days we ate out, the restaurant staff were made aware of my wifes allergy to Garlic ( not common But a pain) and when we ordered food 24 hours in advance twice they got it wrong, but still managed to charge for the extras on the menu, We invited a friend to join us for dinner at the Asiagos for her last day and were told it would cost 180B$ but as she had stake this was increased to 250B$ for what was a very ordinary meal, I paid less at Champers, which is a quality restaurant. to say this hotel is 4/5 star is an insult 3 star would be pushing it, as stated we will not be going back again..More
Wonderful hotel would return in a heartbeat!
Absolutely LOVE this hotel! The very hard working & friendly staff absolutely make this hotel brilliant!! My family & I were made to feel very welcome & we had a very comfortable & enjoyable stay. The staff at Turtle Beach are absolutely amazing. They went above & beyond to make our stay enjoyable & all were genuinely friendly & approachable. We felt like we were a home from home! The hotel grounds & room were meticulously clean & well maintained & our room was spotless & cleaned every day. We did note that some areas do need updating & appreciate renovations will be underway soon however, this did not detract from the overall quality & character of the hotel. There was a varied selection of good quality tasty food & some nights were themed which was available throughout the day. There are also 2 al la carté restaurants. One of which permits persons over 12. As we had our 3 year old son we could not eat in the restaurant but we were allowed to order from the al la carté menu & eat in one of the two other restaurants. I thought that was fair & didn't restrict any families from trying out what was on offer. We loved the ice cream parlour & coffee shop which served a selection of light bites which are great options to this lovely all inclusive hotel. We always found something for my extremely picky eater son & the hotel were happy to catering to his needs. The nightly entertainment was especially good, the group Virgo. Wow! They were amazing! Also loved the karaoke during the Sunday afternoon. Was good fun & even some of the staff got involved too! The beach at Turtle Beach resort is absolutely breathtaking. It is very well maintained with clean white sand. A very Special thanks to Captain Sam & his team who were amazingly helpful & kept us safe & entertained with the water sports activities. Also special thanks to the lovely Maradonna who was very attentive & looked after us & made us feel very comfortable on the beach & around the pool. There are plenty of sun loungers for everyone & never had a problem finding one. The sun loungers were very comfortable with a waterproof adjustable shade we could stay under them even in a rain shower & shaded well from the sun. We were very fortunate during our stay to be able to see newly hatched turtles emerge from the sand making their way to the sea one night. Something I've always wanted to see & was an honour to be able to experience this beautiful natural phenomenon. It's not called Turtle Beach for nothing! I cannot express enough gratitude to the wonderful staff at the Kids Club. Sheree & colleagues you made a very memorable stay for my just turned 3 year old & very much appreciated the toy truck you very kindly gifted him. So very sad we left suddenly & did not get a chance to say goodbye properly to all the staff that looked after my son. Despite moving to a different hotel with a kids club, my son still asks for you all so you guys clearly made a wonderful impact on him & on us! During our stay we took the opportunity to visit the two other all inclusive sister hotels within the Elegant hotels chain on the West Coast. We were able to use all the facilities & was good to be able to get a feel of the different hotels & compare them. Whilst they are all unique in character & offer different scenery, we felt Turtle Beach was the perfect choice for us. It's the biggest of the all inclusive Elegant hotels & we felt had a livelier, family orientated feel as well as a bigger & beautiful beach despite the choppier sea. Finally I cannot thank the management enough for their kindness during our stay & particularly our last day. Firstly when we arrived we were met with a birthday card for my son which was a lovely welcoming touch. My partner became unwell during our stay & was unable to fly home. Manager Tracess as well as other members of staff took the time out to ask how he was doing each day. Assistant Manager Tara was truly amazing on our last day & went above & beyond to help us when we had to leave the hotel suddenly. I cannot thank Tara enough for her understanding & kindness to our situation. Thank you doesn't even seem to say enough! Barbados is a beautiful island with very friendly people & we enjoyed our trip so much we would like to return. We are not usually the type to return to the same place as we believe the world is such a big place it's nice to try other options, however I can honestly say we fell in love with Turtle Beach & wouldn't hesitate to return again. So looking forward to when we do! More
First of all ,the staff are ALL fantastic . Very pleasant, friendly and helpful . Unfortunately it is the hotel that is shabby and dated, needs a lot of money spending on it . We had 1 room for family of 2 adults and 2 teens . Very cramped. Only way to exit beds were at foot of bed . Considering the money we had spent , this was poor . Paid £2000 less for interconnecting rooms in 5* in Mauritius last year . However it was clean but bathroom very shabby. Buffet restaurant were terrible. I watched numerous people ,adults and children put their hands on food then put food back ,not very hygienic. A la carte restaurants , however, we couldn't fault . Both food and service all excellent. All in all we did enjoy our holiday but felt it was overpriced for what we got . Not good value. Special thanks to water sports staff who made holiday very enjoyable. Ps deli and coffee shop were fab!More
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