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Room rates cover kids club activities, water sports equipment rentals and all meals and drinks
Worn room interiors
The all-inclusive Turtle Beach sits on a 1,500-foot stretch of sand between Dover Beach and Maxwell Beach on Barbados' southern coast. Guests rave about Turtle Beach's location, as well as its family-friendly atmosphere. Spacious suites give groups lots of room to spread out, while outdoor activities (think: water sports and tennis) and the traveler-approved Flying Fish Kids Club provide youngsters with plenty of free entertainment. Guests traveling sans children can participate in Calypso dance lessons, indulge in a couples massage or arrange for private dining. Those still itching for something to do can pick from a wide range of complimentary off-site activities, including a round of golf at the Barbados Golf Club, shopping excursions and guided walks to nature sanctuaries. Prefer to stay on Turtle Beach's grounds? You'll have your pick of two freshwater pools and two tennis courts. After you've worked up an appetite, grab a bite to eat at one of the three on-site restaurants. And when it's time to bed down, retreat to your suite, which comes equipped with a private balcony or patio, a minifridge, free Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen TV. Although travelers praise the clean and comfortable digs, many say the decor is dated.
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All-inclusive resort, 161 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended


The all-inclusive, upscale Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels has a great location on Dover Beach and the St. Lawrence Gap, and is close to entertainment and attractions. The contemporary rooms are a bit basic for this caliber, but all have balconies or patios.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 3200 have reviewed the Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3200 reviews 4.0 (based on 3200 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels is an all-suite property. Accommodations feature Caribbean-inspired color palettes, as well as furnished balconies or patios and bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs. Amenities include minifridges, flat-screen TVs and coffee makers.
  • All-inclusive rates cover Wi-Fi access
  • Sofa beds
  • One-bedroom suites have stocked minibars
  • 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

Located between Dover Beach and Maxwell Beach, Turtle Beach sits within walking distance of St. Lawrence Gap's restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The all-inclusive resort also has direct access to a 1,500-foot stretch of sand. Additional amenities can be found about 5 miles northwest in downtown Bridgetown.
  • Approximately 5 miles west of Grantley Adams International Airport
  • Free water taxi shuttle service to other regional 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


Turtle Beach houses three restaurants, plus a coffee shop and an ice cream parlor. Chelonia is an open-air restaurant that serves international cuisine for breakfast and dinner daily. Asiago's is a fine dining Italian restaurant that welcomes patrons ages 12 and up for dinner. And at The Waterfront Cafe, guests can savor casual beach bites like pizzas, salads and sandwiches.
  • Additional dining options at other nearby Elegant Hotels properties accessible by free water taxis
  • All-inclusive room rates cover all meals, snacks and drinks
  • Private beach dinners (charges apply)
  • Room service available during restaurant hours

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Italian, American

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


Turtle Beach is home to two free-form, freshwater pools, as well as a separate children's splash pool. The main pool weaves throughout the property and is surrounded by plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas. The resort is also located on a 1,500-foot stretch of beach, so guests can choose to spend time in the ocean. Beach and pool butler services are available, as well as loungers and towels.
  • Free kayaks, boogie boards, Hobie Cat sailboats and snorkel gear
  • Whirlpool
  • 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


Turtle Beach features a full-service spa. The spa offers a wide range of services, including massages, facials and body scrubs and wraps, as well as aromatherapy and hydrotherapy treatments. There also salon services available, including hair and makeup, waxing and manicures and pedicures.
  • Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; on Sundays by appointment only

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Families are welcome at Turtle Beach with amenities like cribs and pre-ordering of infant supplies. Children ages 3 to 12 can participate in supervised activities at the Flying Fish Kids Club, while tweens and teens can enjoy free water sports equipment like snorkel gear and boogie boards. Families can also participate in a free course about Bajan culture, which includes activities like Bajan language lessons and cooking sessions.
  • Kids club open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
  • Babysitting services (charges apply)
  • Children's splash pool and playground
  • Families receive a pin and certificate upon completion of Bajan culture course
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


Turtle Beach offers a fully equipped, 24-hour fitness center with a range of cardio and strength-training equipment, including free weights. The resort also offers free fitness classes like yoga and spinning and features two lighted tennis courts. Complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment includes kayaks and Hobie Cat sailboats.
  • All-inclusive rates also cover tennis clinics with a pro
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


Turtle Beach houses a business center with a computer station and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The resort also features an internet cafe that is free for guests.
  • Corporate and group rates

Number of meeting rooms2

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Turtle Beach offers wedding packages for small, intimate weddings. The resort has several outdoor areas, as well as indoor space, giving couples plenty of options. There are on-site wedding planners who will oversee every detail of the big day.
  • Wedding, vow renewal and honeymoon packages

Maximum wedding guest capacity10

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

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