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The stretch of Barbados' South Coast that is home to Turtle Beach Resort isn't called "Turtle Beach" for nothin'. It's a
The stretch of Barbados' South Coast that is home to Turtle Beach Resort isn't called "Turtle Beach" for nothin'. It's actually a sea-turtle nesting ground from April through November, and lucky December visitors just might catch a glimpse of a hatchling as it scrambles toward the sea.
"Just got back from Barbados and I must say it was fabulous! I can't say enough about the Turtle Beach Resort. the grounds were lovely, the service was absolutely terrific and the weather was perfect! T..." – Fingers
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"Just got back from Barbados and I must say it was fabulous! I can't say enough about the Turtle Beach Resort. the grounds were lovely, the service was absolutely terrific and the weather was perfect! T..." – Fingers
79 out of 103 (77%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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December 1, 2019
Best island vacation EVER!!!
Before going, I was apprehensive based on some of the reviews posted. This place is AMAZING!! The staff friendly and efficient, the place is kept incredibly clean, and the food and drinks...we plan on coming back, this is our island vacation spot. Winston, Shaneika and Daniel were our main bartenders and they took care of our every need. They read our minds on refills and made sure we were taken care of. We LOVED the food, the variety kept us stuffed full. The beach is raked clean and fresh beach towels are available daily. Previous places we have been to had beach sand everywhere, it blew our minds that the staff managed to keep the sand on the beach and away from the hotel!! The rooms are beautiful, clean, and so comfortable. The waves are amazing. I can’t even begin to describe the magic of this place and it’s people...Barbados, you have won us over...SPECTACULAR experience and thank you for hosting us!!! We love you!!
It’s been over a month since our visit to Turtle Beach Resort by Elegant Hotels in Barbados. I am finally calm enough to write this review. We were so exponentially disappointed by our trip that I honestly did not want to re-live it. I do not know how this resort is awarded 4 stars. It is way more like 2 stars and the ONLY reason it gets two is for the beautiful beach. Other than that, there is NOTHING to brag about. We arrived at the resort and the woman at the front desk greets us by telling us she gave us an upgraded room. When we got to the room, it was one of the rooms that had not been refurbished. It was disgusting. The furniture was old, damaged and decrepit and the bathtub was filthy and shop-worn. We paid over $4000 for our stay so THIS was NOT what we paid for. On top of it, this was a ground level room and the patio door lock was broken. We told them they had to come and fix it or move us. Not only was it a security issue, it was a safety issue to not be able to lock a door that went directly to the ocean with a toddler. From 3pm to 9pm we were basically stuck in that filthy room while they messed around with this lock and continually promised us a new room. We lost an entire day of our vacation. They never once offered to store our luggage while they attempted to remedy the situation. We had to sit in the room, with the door open and no air conditioning ALL DAY because we had absolutely no way of securing our belongings. Meanwhile the noise, lack of AC and constant parade of people in and out kept our baby from napping all day. It was a disaster and NO ONE seemed to notice or care that we were there and that the baby was in distress. Finally, at 9:30pm they moved us to a new room. I can tell you that EVERY SINGLE PERSON WE ENCOUNTERED throughout the day, with the exception of Bellman Nigel were the rudest people I’ve ever met. The new room was remodeled and nice, with 2 balconies that had locking doors. That’s where the good ended. The dining situation was a disaster. It is so hot and the only place you can dine with air conditioning is the Italian Restaurant but we couldn’t go because our baby was too young and not allowed in the restaurant. That’s fine - I can appreciate that and didn’t mind. However, if there are zero options to eat comfortably in air conditioning, something is wrong. The breakfast “restaurant” is a disaster. The website touts “waterfalls”. You can tell by my photo said waterfalls have not worked for YEARS. Now they are just dried up tile walls filled with calcium deposits and hard water stains. The paint on the walls and ceiling is flaking a falling off. The service at the egg station is slower than a snail. I kid you not, my husband waited 27 minutes in line for eggs one morning. Yes, I actually timed it because after the 6th morning I wanted an accurate time for this review. The staff is RUDE. They can’t be bothered to fill your water glasses and stand in corners talking amongst themselves. My son ended up sick with strep throat and while we have NO way of knowing where he caught it, I’m sure it didn’t help that we had to wash his bottles in the bathroom sink...the same bathroom where we found a roach in the bathtub. Again - the AC situation was quite a problem for a baby with a 102 degree fever and every time we requested a table under a fan to eat our meals the staff made us feel like it was major inconvenience. On top of that I had to routinely disinfectant my son’s highchair they brought us bc they were never clean. Multiple times we found remnants of his last meal left on his chair the next time they brought it to us. We had to take the elevator every day due to the stroller and you can see that someone has ripped the emergency phone off the wall. Thankfully we never got stuck. I went to the ice cream shop during the day to get my son sorbet for his throat. Again - the staff was beyond rude. They literally acted like I was bothering them for coming in. At one point we were at the buffet and there was a father translating the food cards to his son and one of the women came up to him and screamed at him to keep moving. We were in complete shock. Our son also had to sleep with us every night because we only had a crib sheet one night. They took and it never returned and I requested a new one DAILY. They kept putting a full adult sheet in his crib. I repeatedly told them this was a suffocation danger but no one listened or brought a crib sheet. The hotdog machine by the pool never worked and was covered in rust. I was so furious taking pictures of the egg line situation on day 6 that a waitress finally noticed and sent someone over to talk to us. We told her ALL of this and she asked what she could do. We literally told her if she could speed it up to tomorrow for our departure, that would be great. Instantly everyone we encountered was overly polite. They wanted to play with our son and fill our water glass. Too little, WAY too late. The bottom line is this resort is an absolute disaster. If you’re looking for a 2 star resort, go for it. This is not even close to four stars. The resort is old, worn, and FILTHY. Room
service trays sat in the halls for days. Dirty mattresses were propped against the walls for days. The food is horrible. They served TILAPIA as the “fresh fish of the day”. I know this because I asked. We are in the Caribbean and they served tilapia. Not my idea of 4 stars!! There is no air conditioning for any main meals except the Italian restaurant. The only thing that could’ve saved this vacation would’ve been the staff but that was the worst part. These people have NO interest in making your stay memorable. You are made to feel as though you are a burden. They are flat out RUDE and do not remotely appreciate your business. After 6 miscarriages and three rounds of IVF over 3 years my husband and I were beyond excited to take our new baby on his first vacation. It was the only vacation I’ve ever been on where we counted the days till we could go home. I wouldn’t go back to Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels if I was offered a fully paid trip. STAY AWAY.
From:Washington DC Age:35-44 Travel:3-6 trips/year
August 5, 2019
No issues with the added airport transportation pick up or drop off. Easy and comfortable.
ABOUT TURTLE BEACH RESORT:
-Staff are nice.
-Rooms are clean
-No issues with A/C. Rom was always cool and the ceiling fan is great.
-Food at every restaurant was good. Loved the options.
-The Sandtrap restaurant always had food if we missed breakfast or need a quick food option
-Security was alert while my daughter and I were on the beach alone (it was getting dark)
- I dont know how they manage mosquitoes but my daughter did not get bit AT ALL by mosquitoes while on the resort.We didn't wear any repellent the whole time. The one time I was bit was when we traveled off-site.
-The live band in the evenings was great!
-Rooms are VERY dated.
-Getting reservations at the a la carte restaurants was nearly impossible.
-The guest identification cards are obsolete. No one ever asked to see them , but I was told to carry them with me. The resort should switch to wristbands to identify inclusive guests.
-Service at the buffets was hit or miss. Sometimes they refill your glasses and check on you, other times not so much. I felt ignored a few times.
-The pictures of the resort are a tiny bit misleading. The resort was much smaller than I anticipated and old looking.
Overall, I still feel it was great value for the meals and the accommodations. Yes, the resort is dated but we were hardly in our rooms. We had a great time. I would definitely return!
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Is there an option to dine at the sister hotels with the all-inclusive package?10 answers
7 years, 88 months ago
It does not appear that this resort offers any dining options at any sister hotels in the area.
yes. you can dine at Crystal Cove under the AI plan but you have to pay for your meals at the other 2 as they are not AI hotels
Yes as well as local private places.
Yes there are if you look on website for turtle beach it has Crystal Cove listed as sister hotel, but that hotel is located about 20 miles away on the bus it took us an hour to get to that area.
You can visit and use the sister resort even to eat but you have to get approval to go and get there on your own. Ask day before you want to visit and they will respond if your approved
We were offered the option to have drinks and lunch at Crystal Cove when we went there for the day. If you go there, make sure to return before 4 pm to miss rush hour .
Yes you can visit the other all inclusive hotel and dine there as well.
This has to be planned a day in advance
There is only one other All Inclusive sister resort, Crystal Cove, in which you can use all of their dining facilities for any meal. The other sister hotels only include breakfast, so you can only go to one of those for free breakfast; you will have to pay to use the dining facilities for lunch and dinner at the non all inclusive resorts.
yes, you shoiuld, they're beautiful.
Is there a swim-up bar at the pool?10 answers
6 years, 84 months ago
This resort has two free-form freshwater swimming pools, a whirlpool and separate children's splash pool but no swim-up bar.
No. Only 2 bars total
There is no swim up bar at any of the pools, But if you go to Crystal Cove for the day, there is a swim up bar under a waterfall
Not at Turtle Beach their sister hotel does have one though
No. The nearest bar is right around the corner from the pool.
No, there is not
There is no swim-up bar at the pool but there are "diplomats" that walk around the pool/beach area ready to serve refreshments. The bar is centrally located so no need to walk far for a drink.
What's included in the 'all inclusive'?8 answers
What is included? What's not included?
6 years, 83 months ago
The all inclusive package at the Turtle Beach Resort includes your room accommodations, unlimited food, house wines, and bar drinks, and taxes and gratuities.
Everything, but some water sports, fine wine and off property activities.
food, most of the drinks/cocktails and some water activites.
Room, food, drinks are included. They have some free water sports but ocean was usually too rough to take advantage of this.
The all inclusive may depend on what country you come from and if you are a repeat guest or are staying in a deluxe suite. In our USA deal all inclusive, the food at the buffets and at the reservation restaurants was included, the drinks from the bars and soda machine and bottled water you request at the bars. You have a refrigerator but it is not stocked, you get your bottled water from the bars and bring it upstairs to your refrigerator. They serve delicious ice water at meals, no charge, no need to drink bottled water at meals for safety. The good wines from the supplemental wine list are extra and some ultra premium liquors are extra
Most alcohol, food, and a variety of water sports is included
As the name suggests, it includes pretty much everything...your room, all associated taxes and fees, all meals (breakfast, lunch, tea time, dinner, snacks), all drinks (soda, bottled water, beer, mixed alcoholic beverages, frozen beverages, and most wine), towels to use during your stay, use of the hotel lounge chairs on the beach, nonmotorized water sports (boogy boards, life jackets, etc). The only things the all inclusive doesn't cover is special bottles of fine wine and champagne. There are also a few meal options (mainly steak) at Asiagos Restaurant that you have the option of selecting for an additional charge (around $30 US). Everything else on the nightly Asiagos menu is included.
Only thing not included is Champagne , wine by the bottle ( house wine was wonderful ) and Lobster. The premimum spirts were indeed premium. Non motorized water sports included , beach towels and chairs are included.
Nothing is mentioned about entertainment. Are there any nightly shows or entertainment of any sort?10 answers
6 years, 83 months ago
The Turtle Beach Resort offers a variety of activities during the day and they will have special events planned (usually around holidays), but the resort does not offer much in nightly shows or entertainment on a regular basis. Cheap Caribbean offers some excursions for Barbados that will allow you to get out, explore, and take part of the nightlife on the island and the resort will be able to assist as well.
Yes every night the hotel provides nightly entertainment
Yes. There's nightly live entertainment from 7:30 - 10 PM. Excellent quality too.
They have nightly show with singer and band, That hotel is best location it's near alot of entertainment. Most things are just a short taxi ride away
Every night they have some band perform from approx 7:30 or 8:00 until 10:00. That's all
There is nightly entertainment music and dancing. It's very nice. We had a balcony near the show area so we could sit on our own balcony and enjoy it. The resort is large with several buildings so most rooms would not hear the entertainment. If you want hot nightlife, the resort is 5 minutes from St. Lawrence Gap which has local night clubs
Yes every night there is entertainment from 7 or 8 until 10
There is nightly entertainment in front of the Chelonia restaurant. This is mainly live music, but there was a guy on stilts doing a funky kind of performance one night. There was also a movie night near the beach one night. They played Shrek, so I am guessing it is usually geared towards families with children.
There was a nightly show 6 out of 7 nights, mostly music. Not necessarily a show like alot of resorts present. If you have little ones the show probably wont interest them , as the songs are mostly appealing to adults.
yes, there is nightly entertainment beginning around 8:00 pm.
I am there in June. I do smoke, of course not in room, but can smoke of my balcony???10 answers
6 years, 82 months ago
Majority of resorts do not allow smoking in the rooms, but they do allow smoking on the balcony. Please contact the resort directly for their smoking policy.
Don't know about your private balcony, but there are places designated that include seating.
I am also a smoker and there is to be no smoking on balconies either. I had ground floor so I stepped off it and smoked. Crazy rule if u ask me
There is no smoking from the balcony: there is a $200 USD fine. There is a smoking area around some of the pools and on the pation outside the main dining room
No smoking is allowed in Barbados any where that has a roof
There are smoking rooms and non smoking rooms. In the non smoking rooms, you cannot smoke anywhere, including the balcony.
No smoking is allowed by Bardados law under any roof or covering, so you must be outside. Smoking is not allowed on the balcony
No smoking on the balconies,only in open spaces.
No you can’t smoke on the balcony’s.. it’s supposedly a Law there and a $200 fine.
Is there a shuttle from the airport to the hotel included in this price?10 answers
How do we get from the airport to the hotel upon arrival and for our departure home.
6 years, 76 months ago
Round-trip airport transfers may be added to your vacation package for an additional cost. If you need assistance with this, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-915-2322.
No - you pay extra. And you dont want to get a taxi - they are ridiculous in their prices
There are plenty of taxi's at the airport. The price is usually around 15 U.S. dollars to Turtle beach resort. We actually used Cheap Carribean drivers. Also when you are ready to leave just ask the front desk to call a cab for you.
transport to and from the airport is not inlcluded, buy the Cheap Carribbean rouhnd trip transfer. In Barbados this is a very reliable tour company that meets you at the airport and has AIR CONDITIONED vans
You can add a voucher for airport transfers or get a taxi at the airport
When you book your trip through Cheap Caribbean, there is an option to reserve a shuttle service to and from the airport. We chose this option through Johnson Tours for $50 US roundtrip. Well worth it. Otherwise, you can pay for a private taxi each way.
Yes. There is a shuttle. We paid $52 US
We prepaid shuttle with our package purchase. Sun Tours was great.
You can arrange this through Cheap Caribbean
what is the water and beach like there? rough or smooth - soft sand or coarse?5 answers
5 years, 67 months ago
The ocean at this resort is slightly rougher than in other areas, but the sand is still great for sunbathing on.
The sand was soft with a slight pink shade to it. The water was a beautiful turquoise color, but the waves could get a little rough at times.
The water is clear and warm, the sand perfect and soft underfoot, but the water is very rough, big waves.
The water is quite rough , snorkling is not possible , but you can go to the associated resort for snorkling. The beach is soft white sand. If you have small children , pool is a better option due to the wave action.
Beach was nice but water was rough.
Does Turtle Beach Resort All Inclusive start and stop at certain times of the day?5 answers
Most All Inclusive packages have a caveat that it's only valid from 10am until 22.00 - is this the case at Turtle Beach?
3 years, 46 months ago
All restaurants close at 10:00 PM but they are 3 minutes from the vibrant night life.
Restaurant opens at 7:00 and bars at 10:00. Last reservation for dinner is 9ish I think and the bars were open as long as I needed them to be - not sure of hour
Major buffet closes at 10 pm. Smaller a la carte is open til 12.
I believe food is served starting at 7:30AM and ending at 11PM. Alcoholic beverages were served starting at 10AM but did not stop at 11PM. I’m not sure what time bars closed but it wasn’t very early.
Hope that helps!
This is a very quiet resort, the only entertainment is from 8pm-10pm
is there snorkeling included in the all inclusive package?5 answers
2 years, 32 months ago
Please check with the resort directly as there may rates for rental equipment. If you have any further questions, you may contact the resort directly or call and speak to one of our Beachologists at 1-800-915-2322.
Yes they do have snorkling equipment available at no cost.
yes, snorkeling and non motorized water sports are included in the all inclusive package.
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161 guest suites with either a balcony or patio. Room amenities include air conditioning, ceiling fans, flat screen TV, satellite television, hair dryer, mini fridge, in-room safe and more.
The easy walk to St. Lawrence Gap is one of our favorite features of Turtle Beach Hotel. Barbados nightlife is just a hop, skip and a jump away.
What We'd Change
The dress code at Asiagos might be a little too fancy for the more casual traveler. Just be sure to pack some shoes other than flip-flops.
Why You Should Go
If you can, make your trip during turtle-nesting season, April to November. It's an amazing chance to see endangered sea life.
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The perfect diving, snorkeling and windsurfing destination, the island of Barbados was formed by years of coral reef
growth, and offers its visitors 21 miles of pink sand beaches, many sightseeing attractions, great nightlife, dining and
Turtle Beach Resort All Inclusive
Dover, Christ Church
+246 428 7131
Turtle Beach Resort: Enjoy A Premium Barbados Hotel with Ocean Wildlife on
The stretch of Barbados' South Coast that is home to Turtle Beach Resort
isn't called "Turtle Beach" for nothin'. It's actually a sea-turtle nesting
ground from April through November, and lucky December visitors just might
catch a glimpse of a hatchling as it scrambles toward the sea.
The wildlife, though, is only the first draw of Turtle Beach Resort in
Barbados. All inclusive packages feature the hotel's three restaurants, two
freshwater swimming pools and a boat-load of water sports. Try your hand at
windsurfing, or watch for tropical fish from a kayak or canoe. When you're
ready to explore the surrounding town of Dover, make the three-minute walk to
St. Lawrence Gap, or "The Gap" as locals like to call it, a hub of shops and
An island vibe in a natural setting awaits you at Turtle Beach Resort.
Barbados' South Coast beach seems laid out just for your viewing pleasure from
the private balcony of your artfully decorated room. When you arrive at the
hotel, the open-air lobby welcomes you with fresh ocean breezes and a laid-back
atmosphere. Each of the rooms is a suite, providing you with all the creature
comforts of home. But you're not at home, you're on a Caribbean vacation,
complete with beach-concierge service bringing you fresh fruit and afternoon
tea. And when it's time for dinner, sample fine dining at Asiagos, the
highest-rated Italian restaurant in all of Barbados.
Bringing a handful of kids along? Turtle Beach Resort's Flying Fish Kids' Club
is the perfect place for them to hang out and play beach cricket, table tennis
and Nintendo Wii. Even "too-cool-for-school" teenagers like the foosball setup
and pool table. And with the crackle of Caribbean energy in the air, those who
join in the Kids' Club's educational and cultural activities will be too
absorbed by their island surroundings to even realize they are learning.
Meanwhile, it's playtime for the grownups as they relax in the whirlpool or
embark on a rum distillery tour.
This hotel is All-Inclusive.
All meals and most drinks
Taxes and gratuities
This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.
Type: International Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7:30am-10:30pm; Dinner - daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: An elegant, open-air restaurant serving International
cuisine. Dress code: Casual wear, jeans are permitted. Swimwear must be
dry and covered. No bare feet.
Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
Type: Casual Hours: Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - days vary, 7pm-10pm Description: Offering an extensive choice of light snacks. Dress code: Casual wear, jeans are permitted. Swimwear must be
dry and covered. No bare feet.
Type: Gourmet Italian Hours: Dinner, Tues-Sat, hours vary. Room service available for continental breakfast, 7:30am-10:30am and dinner, 7pm-10pm Description: A top Italian restaurant in Barbados. Reservations are
required. Children must be 12 years of age or older. Dress code: Semi-formal attire including full length dress
pants for all guests and dress shoes.
All hours are subject to change.
Situated on a glorious stretch of white sand beach, Turtle Beach Resort All-Inclusive is located on the south coast of Barbados. The resort earns its name
from endangered sea turtles that lay eggs on Dover Beach fronting the resort
from April to November, with hatchings into December.
Catch some rays at one of the resort's 2 freshwater pools/ With a children's pool close by, the kids can splash and play and you can sit
back and relax!
The 18-hole course at Barbados Golf Club is about a 10-minute drive from Turtle Beach. Both the 18-hole, championship course at Apes Hill and the 18-hole course Royal Westmoreland are about a 30-minute drive from Turtle Beach.
Starting Oct 1, 2017 - guests can enjoy a complimentary round of golf at Barbados Golf Club. (One round/per stay, public holidays excluded.)
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort and in guest rooms.
Turtle Beach Resort has a full-service spa that offers a variety of services for an additional charge including:
Barbados is an ideal place to tie the knot. Let a talented wedding
planner help you with all the details while you relax on the beach.
Flying Fish Kids Club, for ages 3-11 offers activities for children. Tweens and teens have their own place to play air hockey, foosball, Wii and much more. Daily, 9am-9pm.
Located on the south coast of Barbados, 15 minutes from Grantley Adams
International Airport and the Barbados Golf Club.
Room Rate Levy
The Government of Barbados is seeking to improve its national infrastructure to maintain the island's beauty and accessibility to both residents and visitors alike. To assist in this undertaking, the government will be implementing a Room Rate Levy for all visitors effective for travel April 1, 2019 onward. The hotel will collect an amount of $19.25 per room per day upon checkout. Thank you for your continued support of Barbados and for your assistance in facilitating the implementation of this initiative.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not
included in your hotel reservation. A $1.50-per-room, per-night optional Tourism Fund Levy will be added to your
bill, payable upon check-out at the resort, should you wish to contribute.
All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change