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Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Resort:St James
Operator: Classic Collection
Destination: Barbados
Price From: £316.00

A premium all-inclusive village-style resort with an intimate feel and excellent facilities.

If you want the personalised service and boutique feel of a small resort, but without sacrificing great dining and a host of facilities, then this chic family-friendly resort is ideal. Take a dip in one of the multi-tiered pools edged with pretty rock pools and cascading waterfalls, breathe in the sweet scent of the frangipani trees and watch hummingbirds hover around tropical flowers. Stay cool on the fine white sands as Beach Ambassadors present you with cold towels and tasty treats such as ice cream and fresh fruit. The ocean is lovely and calm for swimming, and all motorised and non-motorised watersports like waterskiing are included. Younger ones have access to the Flying Fish kids club, with a playground and interactive pool and beach games.

Reflections is an elegant poolside venue for all meals and you can sample the islands fantastic seafood at the weekly Bajan fish fry. Enjoy informal meals for lunch and dinner at Drifters Beach Bar which also serves daily afternoon tea a selection of calming teas served with tasty sweet and savoury pastries. Head to Vista Coffee & Wine Bar for speciality coffees, sweet treats, tapas-style light bites and a variety of red and white wines. Swim under a waterfall to order icy daiquiris at the redesigned Cave Bar which hosts live music several nights a week. The terrace lounge is the perfect place to enjoy the island’s incredible sunsets. If you fancy a change of scene head to selected Elegant Hotels sister properties and take advantage of the resorts dine-around programme.

The contemporary rooms are set in clusters of low-rise buildings on a hillside but the walk up is rewarded by lovely views. It’s worth upgrading to an Ocean View Room for the views, while the spacious One Bedroom Pool/Garden View Suites and One Bedroom Ocean View Suites are ideal for families as they feature a second bathroom and some are split-level.

Key information

On a beachfront cliff on the west coast

Airport transfer time:Approx. 40 minutes from Barbados airport

Accommodation information

88 modern rooms and suites with garden, pool or ocean views


Try waterskiing, snorkelling, sailing and kayaking Take a free water taxi to select west-coast Elegant Hotels (weather permitting) Enjoy preferred tee times at the nearby Royal Westmoreland Golf Club*


2 restaurants, 3 bars

What’s included

All Inclusive All meals, afternoon tea and selected drinks Motorised and non-motorised watersports Exchange dining at sister resorts, Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels and Turtle Beach Resort by Elegant Hotels (reservation required; themed buffet dining at a supplement) Beach Ambassadors Service Fitness centre and tennis Kids club (3-12 years) Daytime water taxis to Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels and Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels (weather permitting) Evening entertainment (seasonal) Wi-Fi.