Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels All Suite All Inclusive
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels All Suite All Inclusive in Maxwell (Parish of Christ Church), you’ll be minutes from Maxwell Beach and close to Dover Beach. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of St. Lawrence Bay and Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary.
Make yourself at home in one of the 161 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary breakfast is included.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We stayed at Turtle beach at the start of August and from the day we arrived we could not fault this hotel - the staff can not do enough for you and they word so hard to make your stay special - Food was varied and really lovely and drinks were fab if not a abit strong ;-) We also used the watersports and the team were excellent - this hotel is in a lovely location beautiful beach area and i would highly recommend a stay here if your visiting Barbados - we will be back !! x
The staff around the resort were overly polite and courteous. During meals the waitresses weren’t very attentive and you were lucky to get anything other than a water. If you tipped them a few bucks the first few nights they were slightly better but not much.
Breakfast: Only one option which is the buffet. There is an egg station which usually has a wait but they make anything egg related you would want. Decent selection here. Don’t expect a drink unless you get it yourself.
Lunch: You can go to the Sandtrap restaurant which has excellent burgers but that’s about all. They have hot dogs and pizza for the kids and tons of chips. A few other items of the local cuisine are offered as well and desserts are very good. The buffet only has fries and rice and sometimes grilled chicken.
If this doesn’t suit your needs the Half moon cafe is open from 11am-6pm and they have a plethora of desserts, coffee and some light lunch options like ham and cheese paninis and small salads. Service is slow but the food is pretty good in there.
Dinner. There are 3 options for dinner.
1. The buffet. No reservation needed. Changes every night and usually is themed. Chinese, Caribbean, Italian, French nights. It’s a decent buffet but they often run out of food and takes a little while to restock.
2. Sandtrap Cafe. Reservation is needed. You need to get up early the day BEFORE you want to eat dinner here because it’s always “booked” but when you arrive there are only about 10 tables out of 40 with people there. Makes absolutely no sense. Anyways, we hated the meal as did the kids. We ate there once and cancelled the remaining reservations we had made.
3. Asiago. Italian themed “fancy” restaurant which doesn’t allow kids under 12 so we weren’t able to eat there. Foolishness for a resort to have this rule. Also reservation is needed with the same issues mentioned above.
Ice cream cafe. Open 11am-6pm. Best part of the resort. Ice cream options for the kids and it was delicious. Staff was awesome to the kids.
WiFi. Free and available basically throughout the resort but rarely worked in the room and was very slow. Do not rely on this working if you need access for work.
Beach. Beautiful beach however it’s very wavy and can be very rough. There is a second part which abuts Sandals that it much calmer. The beaches are public so you can walk and go anywhere you want. If you don’t get up at 7am good luck getting a chair as people get up early and throw their stuff down there. Because the beaches are public there are quite a few peddlers selling items. Most were courteous and left when you said you were all set but not all of them. Also be aware that you are on the bottom of the island so you aren’t getting the true Caribbean Sea but also some of the Atlantic.
Excursions: Absolutely outrageous prices at the resort for any excursions. You can find better prices outside of the resort or here on TripAdvisor.
Transportation. If you venture out of the hotel be aware it’s going to cost you $$$. Taxis are outrageously expensive. We actually took the local bus for $2 USD each way into Bridgetown. The taxis were much more and the shuttle from the hotel was only $6 each. If I had to do it again I would have just taken the shuttle but we didn’t know until we got back.
Kids club: Poor at best. There is a foosball table, ping pong table and pool table. The foosball table was crooked and the ball hat goes to the lowest point every time it’s hit. The ping pong table was great when people didn’t destroy the balls. I went up to ask new balls and the staff member told
Me they didn’t have any and I could “run down to the market and buy some”. And the pool table sucked. When it rains water pours onto the table. Balls get stuck in the tracks underneath and the kids had to crawl on the floor every time a ball went into a pocket. This needs a complete overhaul. The area is about 20x20 and is supposed to entertain all the kids on the resort?
Cleanliness. Some of this is the fault of dirty people and their children. The areas around the pool are filthy and rarely cleaned by the staff. Maybe hourly at best. Kids drop food and drinks all day and I never saw anyone with a mop or bucket of water clean it up. Every evening someone should be cleaning the area with a pressure washer or at least a brush but that doesn’t happen. The pools are a little run down with peeling paint everywhere. Kids make that worse when they peel it. Some people allow their children to bring food into the pool which is disgusting but again that’s not totally the fault of the staff but I do feel someone should be there watching and telling people they can’t do that.
Overall I think this resort is one of the “better” resorts on the island but it’s sure not a 4 star resort. It may be 4 stars for Barbados but we were disappointed by it. Rumor is there is a major renovation coming in December 2019. I would return if they renovated but probably not if they don’t.
Also just so you all know, bring cash! No one seems to take credit cards here!
Our family of seven just got back from our stay at Turtle Beach. We had an absolutely awesome time!! We loved everything about this small size resort. The rooms were clean and the views simply breathtaking. There was something to do for everyone. Beautiful beaches, and fantastic nightly entertainment. We were all impressed with the food, and loved the opportunity to try Bajan cuisine. We give this resort two thumbs up and will definitely be back next year!! ❤️????