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Tasty cuisine at both on-site restaurants
Outdated accommodations, according to past guests
Set on a white sand beach about 3 miles south of Holetown, Barbados, Crystal Cove is all-inclusive in both its amenities and atmosphere. Catering to travelers of all ages, Crystal Cove entertains youngsters at the Flying Fish Kids Club, while candlelit dinners and side-by-side spa treatments appeal to couples. Crystal Cove offers plenty of aquatic activities, including complimentary water sports, organized beach games and off-site excursions (at an additional cost). After you've worked up an appetite, head to one of Crystal Cove's two sit-down eateries: casual Drifters Beach Bar and Restaurant and upscale Reflections. Previous visitors praised both dining establishments for their delicious food, though some lament the occasionally slow service. When it's time to bed down, retire to your room or suite. Each accommodation features a private patio or balcony, free Wi-Fi access, a minifridge and Caribbean-inspired decor (which recent guests said is a little dated).
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All-inclusive hotel, 88 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2259 have reviewed the Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2259 reviews 4.5 (based on 2259 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels' rooms and suites feature Caribbean-style decor with dark wood and wicker furniture, tile floors and colorful accent pieces. All accommodations have furnished patios or balconies with garden, ocean or pool views. Amenities include bathrooms with walk-in showers, minifridges, coffee makers, bathrobes and flat-screen TVs.
  • All-inclusive rates cover in-room Wi-Fi access
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Crystal Cove is located right by the beach, off coastal Highway 1. The hotel is situated on the western coast of Barbados and is 3 miles south of Holetown, a town outfitted with numerous dining, shopping and entertainment options.
  • Grantley Adams International Airport sits about 15 miles southeast
  • Complimentary water taxis can transport guests to nearby Elegant Hotels properties
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The hotel's signature restaurant, Reflections, offers an international buffet for all meals by the pool and serves themed a la carte dinners throughout the week. Drifters Beach Bar and Restaurant, a casual open-air eatery, also offers buffet-style lunches and a la carte dinners but with a Caribbean twist. Plus, Drifters hosts daily afternoon tea from 4 to 5 p.m.
  • All-inclusive rates cover all meals and drinks
  • Three bars, including a swim-up, cave-style bar behind a waterfall
  • Reservations required for a la carte dinners
  • Room service available during restaurant hours

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesBuffet

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The hotel has three lagoon-style swimming pools equipped with waterfalls and rock steps that lead into the water. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are available for relaxing poolside, and there are numerous seating areas for group gatherings. A cave-style swim-up bar is located behind one of the pool's waterfalls. Guests are also welcome to lounge and swim at the adjacent beach.
  • Pool ambassadors can assist with drinks, snacks, sunscreen and more
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Crystal Cove offers services for kids of all ages, including infants and toddlers. Inside the Flying Fish Kids Club, kids can play games and participate in arts and crafts projects. The facility also features a playground. Teens can play tennis on one of two courts or borrow water sports equipment like paddleboards, kayaks and snorkel gear.
  • Flying Fish Kids Club accepts kids ages 3 to 12 years old
  • Babysitting services (charges apply)
  • Complimentary loaner baby amenities for rooms, including night lights, blankets and baby tubs
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The hotel's fitness center is outfitted with cardio, weight-training machines and free weights. What's more, guests can enjoy complimentary yoga and Pilates classes. Free water sports equipment like kayaks and paddleboards are also available at the beach.
  • Two tennis courts
  • Free guided morning beach walks
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The hotel's business center offers computers, printers and free Wi-Fi access for guests. However, there are no on-site meeting rooms.
    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    Crystal Cove hosts small weddings and provides a variety of services for couples. Packages range from simple to extravagant and include a partner photographer. Rehearsal dinners, receptions and brunches can be held in an open-air venue near the beach.
    • Property can accommodate weddings with up to 10 guests

    Maximum wedding guest capacity10

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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