All inclusive

Crystal Cove

St. James 5.0

Overview

An enchanting blend of vitality and Caribbean charm, the all-inclusive Crystal Cove is nestled on a lovely beachfront cliff spanning one of the most idyllic locations on Barbados' renowned Platinum West Coast.  Crystal Cove appeals to sophisticated romantics, family with children and those simply seeking laid back, quality family time. 

Added value

Enjoy access to Waves Hotel & Spa. Water taxi service is complimentary and operates daily weather permitting.

Weekly manager's cocktail party

Other Fees: 9.65 usd per room/per night (includes taxes) Paid directly to the hotel.

Check in

3 p.m.

Check out

12 p.m.

Rooms

88

Rooms

Pool/Garden View
  • 1 king bed, or 2 single beds
  • Pool or garden view
Pool/Garden View
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee maker
  • Complimentary coffee/tea
  • Crib (on request)
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini-fridge
  • Room service ($)
  • Safe
  • TV
Additional details

Accommodates a maximum of 2 adults and 1 infant (up to age 2).

One Bedroom Garden View
  • 1 king bed, and 1 sofa bed
  • Garden view
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
One Bedroom Garden View
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee maker
  • Complimentary coffee/tea
  • Crib (on request)
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini-fridge
  • Room service ($)
  • Safe
  • TV

Amenities


Location

Address
Appleby, St. James, Barbados, West Indies
Appleby

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.0
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.0
TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great Location, Great People, Great Time in Barbados

coldinNH603 (New Hampshire) on May 17, 2024

After reading the negative reviews before we arrived at Crystal Cove, I quickly saw that the negatives were mostly triggered from guest behaviors that we witnessed. We had an absolutely wonderful time. Our arrival was quite hectic as we drove in a torrential downpour. As we pulled in, we were greeted by Richard, who helped us get out of our car and went to park it for us as the rain was coming down in buckets. He would then go on to spend the next 2 hours in our car as the parking lot turned to a river. Could not thank him enough for the help he provided us. That was the level of service and interaction we had with the staff all week. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Yes, the resort is a bit dated, but this is the Caribbean. Weather, sun and salt constantly put tremendous stress on facilities. The grounds are beautiful and nothing looks rundown. Our room had two stories and was perfect for the three of us. The resort is not large and easy to get around. The beach and pool are just a few short steps away. The beach was fantastic and it was easy to get loungers and towels every morning. The pool has three tiers and a great swim up cave bar. Food and drinks were good. There was always something for everyone in our party to eat even with a picky late teen. Was always fun trying new drinks at the cave bar. The coffee shop was also a location we enjoyed very much to get good morning cup of espresso and an afternoon pick me up. We did a little snorkeling at the beach and my daughter went out on a tube ride. But, mostly we enjoyed the pool and the beach and went off to explore the island at other times. I used the gym a few times, but enjoyed running up to Holetown or down to Batts Rock Beach in the morning better than using the gym. I believe Crystal Cove is scheduled for a major refurbishment in 2025. I hope the charm that we enjoyed is preserved. We would love to return to see what it looks like when the refurb is complete. Thank you so much for fun and wonderful holiday week.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

7th visit and did not disappoint.

Ger65 (Templeogue, Ireland) on May 15, 2024

Just back from our 7th visit to Crystal Cove and we will return. Firstly I would like to address the negative reviews. Yes there are improvements needed and these will be resolved when the hotel is refurbished. How people can complain about the birds at lunch at Drifters is beyond me. The restaurant is outdoor and so are birds ! On arrival we were delighted to be upgraded to a sea view room (131) which was fantastic. Although only one restaurant was open for lunch and dinner this did not bother us as we really could not fault the food. Beer was served either by draught Carib or cans of Banks which we opted for and was always chilled. Cocktails were available even if not on the menu. Wine in abundance and beautiful. We love the Vista bar for a pre dinner drink where the staff were so friendly and willing to chat if that is what you wanted. Loved our chats with Shariean who is an asset to the hotel as are most of the staff we have got to know over the last 11 years. Vista also a great spot for a 6am coffee and a pastry. We love this addition to the hotel for those who get up early. I see some negative reviews about the staff and I totally disagree. People in Barbados are chilled and relaxed and that is what we love about them . For some guests maybe they see this as a negative. If you treat people as equals and are pleasant you will get this back in abundance from the staff at Crystal Cove. We have met some lovely people namely Delores who was the first person to serve us back in 2013, Hazel ( our friend ) Michael, Rayna, Donna ( love the teeth jewels), Toni, Tanya ( who loves a dance), Raheen, Kathy, Sophia, Tsyirsha, Devon ( our great pool attendant), Ellis, Stephen on the beach, Antonette on reception, Curtis who always appears to be everywhere doing everything. Also thanks to Richard, Guest Experience Expert who we spoke to numerous times and was always available if needed. Also to Raj who again was always around and making sure guests were happy. A special thank you to all the staff who work in the background, the chefs, kitchen staff, cleaners, gardeners, maintenance, security ( Kenroy Harrison) and anyone else I have left out. We love Crystal Cove and had serious reservations about returning this year having read so many negative reviews but happily it did not disappoint and we will 100% be returning after the renovations are complete.

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