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4.3 out of 5

"This is nice resort but I would rate it 3 stars and not more. The service was good but very very slow. Keep in mind that in Barbados there are no priv ... " More

By travelalotandloveit, from NY on Fri 22 Jul 2011

Hotel Description

4-star beachfront property near Sandy Lane Beach

Beachfront retreat

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this well-placed property, you'll find Sandy Lane Beach and Paynes Bay Beach. Paradise Beach and Brighton Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).


This all-inclusive property features 3 restaurants, 3 outdoor pools, and 2 outdoor tennis courts. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a playground, and in-room childcare is an added bonus. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 88 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include furnished balconies or patios, minibars, and room service.

Standard Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$571 per night

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels All Inclusive Resort ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels All Inclusive Resort

Everyone (1)
3 out of 5

Was not what I expected for the top dollar price

The front desk host who checked us in was not accommodating to us at all , we were not happy with the location of our room and the response was this is what you paid for, very expensive prices for the hotel and definitely not worth it at all , I usually never voice my opinion on any of our vacations but this one I had to do !

Posted by , from new york on Oct 18, 2017

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3 out of 5

Hotel is ok for couples.

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: Nothing close, rocky beach, little to far from attractions.
Hotel is good for couples who are looking for a quiet place. Food was ok. Inclusive is not like I imagine it to be. They have set time for lunch and dinner and it is basically a sit down dinner and lunch is very limited food at the drifter resturant. Breakfast was a buffet, loved the breakfast. Beach water was too rough, definitely not for kids. One day the waters were calm when we were there. You need water shoes because of rocks. Nothing around the hotel as far as gift shops or local restaurant. But you will find the local “pharmacy” on the corner street if you know what I mean ;). AS I mention hotel ok for quiet couples. Free water sports for guest. Jet ski you have to rent. Many small sugar ants in bathroom but we lived with it. Water pressure was good. I will go back to Barbados but will stay at another hotel.

Posted by , from houston, tx on Oct 17, 2011

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3 out of 5

nice resort but not 4 stars

This is nice resort but I would rate it 3 stars and not more. The service was good but very very slow. Keep in mind that in Barbados there are no private beaches. Security guards were there all the time which makes you feel better. The locals didn’t bother us, they were trying to offer all kinds of stuff to buy. Very nice people, they make you feel very comfortable. The variety of food is very limited if you compare to other all-inclusive resorts, not impressed at all. Birds are eating your food at the restaurant all the time, so don’t leave your plate if you are not at the table. This is a huge discomfort, not to mention hygiene. Kid’s friendly resort I have to say. Yes, we had a nice time, but for that amount of money I would get much better service in other resorts or other islands. If you willing to dine outside of the resort and have a lovely, elegant evening, try “ Cliff” Restaurant ,not far from the resort. Probably 5 min drive by taxi. It is very expensive but you will absolutely enjoy it. If you see a monkey running around at the resort, especially early morning don’t be alarmed or surprised. They come to get mango's from the trees . Overall not bad, but I don’t think I would stay again, at least not for the money I paid. p.s. Locals love to get into water and eat mango while they cool off. As they said, the salty water gives a better flavor to sweet mango….Enjoy!

Posted by , from NY on Jul 22, 2011

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5 out of 5

I have had one of the best vacations in the carribbean that i've ever been on

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
I have traveled all over the world practically, this was my first time ever traveling down to barbados and i have to say,me and my girlfriend wanted to just get away from all our problems,hurricanes, and just ever day of life. We had a time of our lives, we've been to aruba, cancun, peurto rico, all the virgin islands,nassau, and pretty much all of mexico.This was the best vacation that i've ever experienced.the entertainment and atmosphere was outstanding.This was my first time ever doing a vacation all enclusive.The sunsets from our balcony each day is breath taking,I asked my girlfriend on the beach to marry me.The atmosphere couldn't have been any better.I strongly reccommed crystal cove

Posted by , from asheville,nc on Feb 9, 2011

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5 out of 5

Crystal Cove

I had an absolutely wonderful stay at Crystal Cove. The staff is amazingly friendly and helpful, the three pools are wonderful, and the beach is breath-taking. I can not say enough great things about the hotel and my stay there. The drinks were good, the food was good, and the whole vacations was great!!!!! I recommend this hotel highly!

Posted by on Jun 26, 2010

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5 out of 5

Wonderful time at Crystal Cove

My husband and I just returned from our 6 night stay at Crystal Cove. We were sad to leave and look forward to going back again. We loved the room, the garden/ocean view, food, service and the beach. We really wanted to kick back and relax during our trip and this place was great for that. We did take advantage of the gym, tennis courts and some of the water sports too. We definitely recommend Crystal Cove to those considering a trip to Barbados.

Posted by on Mar 19, 2010

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5 out of 5


upon arrival our room was not ready, this was because the people "checked out" and left all their things still in the room, but we were asked to sit in reception (which has the most amazing view) feed room service at the pool and served rum punch which made up for it all!! the rooms was beyond great, the beach beautiful and clean, the water sports are typical but the staff makes it worth it. the staff is great. friendly and very knowledgeable about everything! the food for breakfast was standard, but dinner was wonderful!! great selection, beautiful presentation, and tasted like a 4 star restaurant. we will definitely be staying here again!

Posted by on Aug 11, 2009

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5 out of 5

Gorgeous Location

This was a great resort with a great location. We honeymooned here in May, and could not have been happier with Crystal Cove. The people were lovely, the food was really terrific, and the water was wonderful. If we ever go back to Barbados (which we hope to), we'll definitely stay here again. We got the ocean view and room and were very pleased with that choice. Make sure to take advantage of the kayaks, and wind surfing that they have on site.

Posted by on Jan 27, 2009

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4 out of 5

experienced travelers

we chose this location for our honeymoon and wanted a destination neither of us have traveled to in the past. the staff was very friendly and do work better when tipped. we only encountered two staff members who were rude, the rest were extremely nice. you are very pampered and they are very accomodating. there was a distinct difference in the way that we were treated (as americans) and the way the british were treated. it wasn't rude, but a definite difference in mannerism by both staff and other vacationers. we were informed by one member of staff that americans make the them work hard and were obnoxious. the rooms were very clean, air conditioning worked well, you could always find something that you liked on the menu, the beer is nothing special, the wine leaves a bit to be desired, the island drinks will get you were you need to be if you ask for extra rum, and bring an insulated mug to go to the beach or pool to cut down on trips to the bar. bring 'aqua socks' for the ocean it is littered with rocks that will tear your feet up if you are an ocean dweller. the sister hotels nearby are not all inclusive, but the on on the opposite side of the island is. definitely take the included tubing ride.... you will not regret it. take a cab to the resort from the airport, $30-40 US. take advantage of all ammenities.

Posted by on Nov 12, 2008

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5 out of 5

The best vacation ever

I've been to other island and hotels, and by far this was the best vacation I've ever had. The hotel was beautiful, the rooms was clean and well maintained. The staff was wonderful. I enjoyed the beach and the services provided. This was a very classy hotel, I will make this my only choice when visiting Barbados. Barbados is a Beautiflu country. I loved it.

Posted by on Aug 9, 2008

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About the Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels All Inclusive Resort

Location Applesby, Derricks, St. James

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 3 and 11 years old


  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Offsite tours

  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Kayaking included
  • Sailing included
  • Surfing/boogie boarding included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Snorkeling excursions included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Motorized water sports included
  • Gratuities included
  • Water skiing included
  • Airport transfers not included
  • All food and beverages included
  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Room service during certain hours
  • Offsite tours not included
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Onsite live performances included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels All Inclusive Resort is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. As a guest of Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels All Inclusive Resort, you'll find 3 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a 24-hour fitness center. There are 3 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Spa services, a terrace, and a complimentary children's club are also featured at the family-friendly Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels All Inclusive Resort. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Derricks property.

  • 88 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Children's club (free)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.) (24.9 km / 15.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels All Inclusive Resort offers 88 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Derricks property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels All Inclusive Resort has 3 restaurants on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).

A 68.5-m (75-yd) beach faces the Caribbean Sea. Guests can swim to three large wooden decks built on offshore boulders. Styled like a natural mountain pool with waterfalls and gardens, the resort's freshwater pool terraces down toward the beach in three rock-lined freeform levels ranging from 18.25 to 13.75 m (60 ft to 45 ft) in length or width.

The resort provides 30-minute snorkeling excursions to a nearby sunken barge and 30-minute cruises along the coast. Also included are water skiing, tubing, banana-boating, snorkeling gear, kayaks, sailboats, boogie boards, and windsurfers.

Independent operators on the beach rent personal watercraft and offer glass-bottom-boat rides. On request, other independent operators pick up guests for scuba lessons, certification classes, and excursions.

The resort has two lighted tennis courts. The nearest golf courses are at Sandy Lane, 2 km (1.25 mi) away.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Please note: There is a 7.50 $BBD surcharge per order for room service at Crystal Cove.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 5.50 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Crystal Cove All Inclusive
  • Crystal Cove Elegant Hotels All Inclusive Derricks
  • Crystal Cove Elegant Hotels All Inclusive Resort Derricks
  • Crystal Cove Elegant Hotels Derricks
  • Crystal Cove Elegant Hotels
  • Crystal Cove egant s Inclusiv

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.