Luxury hotel holiday Crystal Cove Barbados

Crystal Cove in St James, Barbados, is contemporary beachfront resort that harnesses all the bright and bold colours of the Caribbean. With light, airy, and comfortable rooms, lagoon-esque pools, and direct access to a pristine white beach, Crystal Cove is well-suited for romantic breaks, especially honeymoons.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on all-inclusive
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic London to Barbados
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to Crystal Cove, Barbados

Crystal Cove is a romantic all-inclusive resort in a beautiful beachfront location. The wide variety of water sports, delicious cuisine and excellent luxury amenities afford guests a purely relaxing and serene retreat.

Facts in brief

Location West side of the island

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Grantley Adams International Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 30-minutes' drive from the airport

Hotel facilities and services

88 rooms and suites, 3 Swimming Pools, Swim-up bar, Vista Coffee & Wine Bar, Watersports, Two Floodlit Tennis Courts, Kids club, Gift shop, Complimentary WiFi, Weekly manager's cocktail party, Dine-around programme, Room service during restaurant hours.

Complimentary

Caribbean cocktail on arrival, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Fitness Centre, Tennis Courts, Motorised Water Sports (excluding jet ski), WiFi, Water Taxi Service (between certain west coast hotels), Kids' Club.

Complimentary watersports

Windsurfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Banana Boats and Water Skiing. Includes some lessons.

Out and about nearby

Holetown and other shops and restaurants of the West Coast are nearby.

Sports nearby

Golf at Sandy Lane and Royal Westmorelan.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Pool or Garden View room for 7 nights

From about

£1,980 low season

£2,890 high season

Holiday Code EXH764

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Crystal Cove, Barbados

Crystal cove is a vibrant yet romantic, cheerful and lively all-inclusive resort, sitting in lush gardens along a beachfront cliff on the renowned West Coast of Barbados. The hotel stretches lengthwise along the coast, offering as many rooms as possible to be reasonably close to the sea, yet set back in the gardens that burst with frangipani and bougainvillaea. The 88 rooms and suites including one bedroom suite are bright and breezy. The resort has two restaurants and three bars. The main restaurant is Reflections and enjoys a poolside location with ocean views. You can take breakfast, lunch and dinner here. Closer to the beach is Drifters Beach bar, an informal open-air restaurant and beachside bar specialising in Bajan-style barbeques. A feature of the hotel is the Cave Bar, famous for its spectacular waterfall, where guests can swim through the waterfall to reach the bar (or enter from the hotel). A new addition to the resort is the Vista Coffee & Wine Bar, which serves a range of speciality coffees, wines, champagne cocktails, and a tapas menu. Crystal Cove is a fabulous, all-inclusive resort, ideal for couples but also welcoming to families with children with its Kids Club and one bedroom suites that can take up to 2 adults, 2 children and one infant. The Elegant Hotels water taxi operates to take guests to their other hotels on the West Coast, with whom there is also a dine-around programme.

Room descriptions

Crystal Cove has 88 rooms and suites. All rooms have private patio or balcony, private bathroom, air-conditioning, hair dryer, MP3 docking station, flat screen TV, mini-fridge and in-room safe.

Pool or Garden View Room
Ocean View Room
Pool or Garden View Junior Suite
Ocean View Junior Suite
One Bedroom Pool or Garden View Suite
One Bedroom Ocean View Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Pool or Garden View room for 7 nights

From about

£1,980 low season

£2,890 high season

Holiday Code EXH764

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Crystal Cove, Barbados

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Crystal Cove in Barbados, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Barbados with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. The flying time is about 8 hours and 30 minutes. Crystal Cove is a 40-minute drive from the airport and Expressions Holidays will organise return private car transfers.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum stay of 5 nights between 5 January and 18 December 2019. Minimum stay of 7 nights 22 December 2019 to 2 January 2020. Minimum 5 night stay in February 2020 and between 21 December 2020 and 2 January 2021.

Children: Children are accepted all year. There is a Kids Club for children aged 3 to 11 years. Children under the age of 16 must occupy a room with a parent or guardian. All children 5 years and under stay free all year round when sharing a room with an adult.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Pool or Garden View room for 7 nights

From about

£1,980 low season

£2,890 high season

Holiday Code EXH764

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Crystal Cove, Barbados

About Barbados

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Barbados is highly recommended as a destination for a first-time visit to the Caribbean, for those looking for excellent standards of accommodation, or if you want a tropical beach holiday with plenty of sightseeing activities and places to visit around the island. Perched in the sea to the east of the Windward Islands, Barbados is an immensely satisfying luxury holiday destination. The best hotels and resorts in Barbados are mainly found along the west coast, including The Sandpiper, a hotel offering a relaxing environment with a wide range of activities available; and The Coral Reef Club, an elegant and refined hotel with an old-world colonial feel amid beautiful gardens. Without the mountainous tropical rain forests of the Windward Islands, Barbados has natural attractions of its own: acres of rolling green sugar cane fields, exotic trees and shrubs such as banyan, mahogany and flamboyant poinsettia, a breath-taking coastline of soft sandy beaches lapped by the calm turquoise waters of the Caribbean on the west and expanses of wild surf crashing onto the wide sandy beaches of the Atlantic east coast. As you drive across Barbados you glimpse fine colonial-style plantation houses and come across villages brightly painted in classic Caribbean colours, surrounded by gardens of frangipani and hibiscus.

Highlights of Barbados

Local cuisine including Fish dishes such as flying fish, dolphin fish and kingfish. Banks beer and Mountgay rum. Barbados has numerous restaurants of a very high quality, many of them along the west coast, including the Cliff and Carambola. Mullins beach bar south of Speightstown. Bathsheba and the east coast with its miles of sandy beaches and ocean surf. Barclays Park beach and beach bar on the east coast north of Bathsheba. The brilliance of the orange-red flamboyant trees in summer and the dark red of the poinsettias in winter. Fruit stalls for pineapples, coconuts and bananas by the road side. Local cricket matches on pitches surrounded by palm tree-clad hills. Deep sided lanes between the sugar cane fields with glimpses of gracious plantation houses here and there. Wooden houses of shocking pinks, mauves, blues and yellows. ‘British’ post boxes, road signs and bus stops. Plenty of sports available to play and watch; golf, horseracing, cricket, riding, polo, walking, tennis. Early in the morning it`s as if the whole nation is out jogging. Cropover festival in August.

Cultural highlights of Barbados

For short distances or dining out, use a taxi. It’s well worth hiring a car for most or at least part of your stay to have flexibility and independence. The quality of the roads is fine, bar a few potholes in the country and confusing road signs (be prepared to get lost, keep your petrol tank topped up and just keep asking the way). Barbados is very well developed for places of interest and well-preserved houses, plantations, mills, gardens and parks. For architectural interest visit St Nicholas Abbey, Drax Hall and Francia. For exotic gardens visit Andromeda and the Flower Forest. If you want to get away slightly from the main tourist areas travel into Scotland north of Speightstown. A drive across the interior provides beautiful scenery, with valleys and gullies and ridges, acres of sugar cane fields and the grey-green leaves of palm trees rustling in the breeze.

Facts in brief

Capital Bridgetown
Airport Grantley Adams International Airport
Size 166 sq. miles
Population 285,000
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