Set on an idyllic stretch of beach on Barbados’ west coast, stands this all-inclusive boutique hotel. Delight in the three tiered, free-form lagoon pools that unite at a Cave Bar, carved into the rock behind a cascading waterfall, as well as spa treatments, kids’ club, tennis courts, fitness centre and water sports. The two open-air restaurants offer a choice of fine or casual dining, and guests can relax in bright modern rooms and suites each featuring a private balcony or terrace and boasting stunning garden or ocean views.
Why we recommend Crystal Cove Hotel
- West coast location
- Three pools
- Waterfall views from bar
- Kids’ club
- Two restaurants
Attractions near Crystal Cove Hotel
Dive the SS Stavronikita
Off the west coast of Barbados is the wreck of the SS Stavronikita - one of the premier dive sites in the Caribbean. This Greek freighter was sunk in 1978 to form an artificial reef and it's now abundant in tropical fish and other sea life such as large turtles.
The ship measures 108 metres long, so there's plenty of room for numerous divers to explore the nooks and crannies of the former cargo vessel. Despite being deliberately sunk with explosives, the ship is still in good condition and easy to explore. Depending on the dive company you go with, you can see the wreck as part of a group, or by buddying up with a dive master.
Tour Kensington Oval
Kensington Oval has hosted some of cricket's most historic matches. When you're staying at the Crystal Cove Hotel, you're just a 10-minute drive away from the Oval. As well as regular international and domestic fixtures, there are frequent tours of the stadium.
Every weekday you'll be able to join a group or take a private tour at your leisure, as a guide leaves every half hour from 9am to 3.30pm. Not only will you hear about the most famous matches and the best innings played here, you'll also be able to see the changing rooms and walk on the hallowed pitch.
|Laundry service||Balcony / terrace (some rooms)|
|Concierge||Gift shop or boutique|
|Swimming pool||Recreation game room|
|Health club or gym||Day spa|
|Minibar (some rooms)||Air conditioning|
|Television||Microwave (some rooms)|
|Cable TV||Iron and ironing board|
|In room safe||Telephone|
|Tea and coffee making facilities||Internet cable fee|
|Internet (common wireless)||Non-smoking|