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Crystal Cove

St James, Barbados

Introduction

An enchanting blend of vitality and Caribbean charm, Crystal Cove is nestled on a lovely beach-front cliff spanning one of the most idyllic stretches of beach on Barbados' renowned West Coast. This unique all-inclusive boutique hotel, is a natural haven with landscaped gardens filled with frangipani, bougainvillea and golden apple. At the heart of the property, three tiered, free-form lagoon pools, unite at the Cave Bar, carved into the rock behind a cascading waterfall.

Crystal Cove succeeds in perfectly blending relaxation and activity and its warm, relaxed ambience and friendly service entices couples and families of all ages.

Amenities

Baby Sitting Bar
Beauty service Business Services
Currency Exchange Doorman/doorwoman
Fitness Centre Gift Shop
Internet / Wi-Fi Medical service on call
Parking Poolside Bar
Restraunt Security guard
Swimming Pool Tennis
Tour desk Wedding Services
Concierge Dry cleaning service
Laundry Service Room Service
Safety deposit box

Accomodation

88 rooms on 2 floors in various buildings with no lifts. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, fridge (not stocked), safety deposit box and hairdryer. Pool/Garden View Rooms sleep max 2 adults.

dinning facilities

The majority of meals and beverages, plus all gratuities, at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).
Reflections - Multilevel, open-air, sea-view restaurant with blue and white linens and hurricane oil lamps after dark. Breakfast buffet. Á la carte lunch. Á la carte dinners five nights weekly. Monday night barbecue buffet. Saturday night Caribbean buffet. Dinner reservations required. Dinner dress code: no shorts, T-shirts, beach sandals.
Sample dinner menu for Reflections
Starters:
Melon "petals" with ginger syrup, lime sherbet
Cajun shrimp/crab spring roll with saffron-lime sauce
Main courses:
Snapper with curried coconut sauce
Beef striploin with sage/red-wine sauce
Breast of chicken with balsamic sauce
Mushroom risotto
Desserts:
Warm chocolate-walnut pudding with ice cream, chocolate sauce
Banana tart with rum-raisin ice cream, fudge sauce
Fruit with sherbet
Drifters Beach Bar & Restaurant - Seaside, open-air spot with seating at thatched-shade tables. Lunch buffet of salads, burgers, chicken, fish, pasta, pizza. À la carte dinner some nights featuring Mexican or Asian food. Tropical drinks mid-morning to early evening. Dinner reservations required.
Sample Mexican dinner menu for Drifters Beach Bar & Restaurant
Starters:
Seafood ceviche
Tortilla flautas with mushrooms
Main courses:
Pepper-crusted dorado (mahi mahi) with mango salsa
Yucatan-style chicken skewers with papaya-tomato sauce
Beef fajitas
Wrap with savory soy, cheese, corn salsa
Cave Bar - Rock grotto under waterfall with swimup side and cushioned seating in rock alcoves. Open mid-morning to late night.

recreation and leisure

The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort.
A 68.5-m 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.
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.
Golfing nearby
Golf - driving range nearby
Sailing on site
Scuba diving nearby
Water skiing on site
Personal watercraft on site
Snorkeling on site
Surfing/boogie boarding on site
Swimming on site
Windsurfing on site
Bicycle rentals nearby
Parasailing on site
Helicopter/airplane sightseeing nearby

local attractions

As well as 'limin' (chilling out) on your Barbados package holiday, you will have to find the time to fit in some 'wining' (no, not the drink - it's Bajan dancing), plus there's lots to see on this pretty coral island. To really understand Barbados, you must take to the waters - a catamaran tour gives you a totally different perspective, while snorkelling fans will enjoy spectacular underwater scenery. There's also plenty of happening nightlife on the south coast for those keen to party, although families and couples seeking a more sedate holiday will find the peace and tranquility they're after in the west!
The trouble with a Barbados package holiday is that you will probably find everything you need right there in your resort. But it’s worth putting down the rum punch and visiting some nearby towns and villages to soak up the local flavour - even if you choose a Barbados all inclusive holiday, where most watersports, meals, drinks and evening entertainment are included. Travel to Barbados’ less developed east coast for some spectacular rugged scenery and some wicked Atlantic surf.
Feeling lively? The south of the island has buzzing nightlife, with a multitude of restaurants, bars and entertainment options. The west coast boasts the island’s classic white sand beaches framed by tropical fronds. Watching a game of cricket – be it Test visitors at the Kensington Oval in the capital city Bridgetown, or a local village game on a rough patch of grass – is always a delight. And wherever you go, the warmth of the local people is bound to be an abiding memory for years to come.

location

Crystal Cove is located at Appleby, St James. St James lies on the West coast of Barbados alongside the sparkling tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea. St James is only 25 minutes from Bridgetown where you can find shopping, great nightlife and local excursions on offer.
St James has magnificent white sand beaches such as Paynes Bay, and Folkestone Marine Park which has an inshore reef home to numerous fish, sea anemones, sea lilies, corals and sponges. If you love history, you will enjoy visiting the wonderfully preserved buildings in Barbados. Visit a sugar plantation or sample the produce of the acclaimed rum factories.
For a memorable dining experience visit The Cliff, the most exquisite restaurant on the island. The Fishpot at Little Good Harbour serves fresh fish in a picturesque setting. Harbour Lights, an open-air beachfront club is popular with the party crowd. The south coast offers excellent nightlife and Josef’s, a magnificent 5 Star restaurant s offering Caribbean and Asian cuisine.

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