Named after the area the resort is situated in, you will find the Crystal Cove resort nestled on the west coast of Barbados on a beachfront cliff that spans one of the most idyllic of the island's west coast. This all-inclusive resort is a natural heaven with lush gardens filled with frangipani and bougainvillea offering a unique and memorable holiday in Barbados. There are over 80 guestrooms ranging from luxury standard rooms to spacious suites and plenty of facilities and unique features such as, multi-tiered swimming pools, a beachfront restaurant and bar and their Aqua School for a range of inclusive water sports. For those looking for a more active holiday can use the fitness centre to stay fit or play tennis at the 2 illuminated golf courts onsite. For kids there is also a children's club operated by trained and professional staff with a wide range of daily activities and on most evenings the hotel provides live entertainment including calypso, jazz and other Caribbean-style music. The guest are also welcome to take in part in complimentary Steel Pan music classes, Road Tennis classes and Rum Shop initiation. You need not go far to find one of the many beaches of Barbados either with the Crystal Cove being located only meters away the beach that makes up the coast of the same name and the resort offers an exclusive water taxi service that can take you to its partner resorts along the west coast. For golf lovers you can find the nearest course just 2km away at the Sandy Lane. The hotel's Aqua School offers a range of non-motorised water sport facilities and excursions including snorkelling with the sea turtles who live on the coast and unique glass bottom boat rides. For plenty of shops and nightlife the hotel is situated in St James, one of the more popular tourist areas of the island and you can find the cosmopolitan city of Bridgetown just 20 minutes away. **FAMILY FUN PROGRAMME**
- Beach Olympics, Beach Cricket and water games for families. - Swimming with turtles. - A movie night under the stars or roasting marshmallows.
- The resorts' chef competition.
- Kadooment, Barbados' famous carnival, will be organised in resort regardless of the time of year (include stilt walkers, carnival costumes, dance performances, calypso music and local Barbadian delicacies and street-foods such as sno-cones and succulent fish cakes).
- Freddie's Island & Adventure tour with stop-offs a three of Barbados' popular parks for a treasure hunt and kite flying ##Location The Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels is right next to the beautiful white sandy beach where you can chill out in the sunshine or try some of the water sports on offer including jet skiing, water skiing and snorkeling. There's a choice of 3 stunning beaches in the resort on your St James holiday, choose from Pratts Rock beach, Sandy Bay or Discovery Bay for that perfect day of relaxation on your holidays. St James is home to its own world-class 18-hole course in the resort to try, ideal for those of you who want to improve your handicap during your stay at the Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels in Barbados.
Why not take the opportunity to explore the island on your holiday to Barbados and discover some of the historic plantation lands or stumble across one of the rum distilleries. You could try a spot of diving through the underwater caves or try your hand at deep-sea fishing. Why not head to the capital of Bridgetown where you can hit the shops for a bit of duty-free retail therapy or you could try some non-beach activities including horse riding, tennis or paragliding. In the evening, head to St Lawrence gap to experience the lively nightlife and join in the fun at one of the street parties. So what are you waiting for, book your holiday at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels in St James. ##Accomodation There are 88 spacious rooms and suites at the hotel with 26 one bedroom suites and 12 loft suites featuring warm Mediterranean decor and offering views of the pool and lush gardens or the beach and sea from the balconies/patios. All rooms feature several amenities for a comfortable stay including air conditioning, flat screen TV with cable channels, telephone, en suite bathroom with bath/shower, mini-fridge(not stocked), hairdryer and in-room electronic safe/deposit box. The standard pool/garden and ocean view rooms come with a king size or twins beds for accommodation of up to 2 adults. Junior suites also feature an oversized living area including a sofa bed with more room for up to 2 adults and 1 child. The one bedroom suites include a separate bedroom and living area with sofa bed and an additional bathroom. Some feature a loft configuration with the bedroom area upstairs overlooking the living area. ##Eating and Drinking Reflections is the main buffet restaurant which boasts an open-air setting with an extended courtyard, and serves varied international cuisine throughout the day. The Cave is the hotel's unique bar set behind a waterfall in a grotto, featuring a swim-up section and cushioned seating in rock alcoves. The bar provides a great place to cool down and enjoy refreshing drinks all day. The Drifters Beach Bar and Restaurant is a seaside, open-air spot that offers a delicious lunch buffet of salads, fish, chicken, burgers, pasta and pizza in an informal and relaxing atmosphere.
MEALS Buffet breakfast, Reflections 07 30 10 00
Lunch, Reflections 12 30 14 30
Buffet or a la carte dinner, Reflections 19 00 21 30
DRINKS Guests can enjoy locally produced drinks from a number of hotel bars throughout the day including the beautiful Cave Bar which serves drinks from 10 00 until 23 45.
SPORTS AND LEISURE Floodlit tennis courts feature on-site at this hotel and there are also non-motorised water sports on offer. The 24-hour fitness centre is also available where you can enjoy classes as well as a workout. KIDS CLUB The Flying Fish Kid's Club caters to children aged from 3 12 years old. ##Swimming Pools The hotel features 3 freeform fresh water pools located in the lush gardens of the property. The multi-tiered lagoon style swimming pools include a whirlpool and children's pool.