4.0
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

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.

Rooms

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

Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels All Suite All Inclusive
Dover
Maxwell, 99999 Barbados

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 2970 Reviews
Memorable Family Stay
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the resort last August with 2 teenagers. Stayed in a suite beachfront room. Although the rooms are a bit snug it was not a problem as we were never in the room. The hotel was perfect for our family as our teenagers made friends from day one. So much to do for their age group. Water sports, gym, unlimited food, etc. And most importantly a safe environment where they can roam around with nice people. We didn't use the pool much and spent most days on the fabulous beach. Plenty of drinks were served to us on the beach and Sam looked after us with the water sports.
The hotel is not five star and could do with a few cosmetic refurbishments however the staff and quality of the food outweighs this. We visited the other sister hotels 3 times free of charge which broke up the holiday. We are returning again this summer and meeting up with the family we met last year. Have upgraded to the large Seaview suite this time based on recommendations.
I am a frequent long haul traveller and have to admit the people of Barbados are one of the most friendly and welcoming. The island is super safe and we always felt safe wherever we went.
I would definitely recommend the hotel to families for older children. As it is safe, full of lovely guests and lots of activities for them to do. If you want a low key and more up market experience I'd recommend the 2 other sister hotels. My husband and I will definitely be staying at one of them in the future! I would recommend Waves Hotel.

Relaxing holiday
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the first review I have written and I felt moved to do so to balance some of the negative feedback I have seen from other reviewers - I understand some people may have experienced issues which affected their stay, but some of the generalisations about staff, hotel and area were not at all what we experienced. Turtle Beach is an excellent all-inclusive - not "fine dining", but not fine dining prices either. The hotel is in a great position on Barbados' South coast. The water can be lively here compared to the West Coast, but is safe, warm & clear. The water sports team are really vigilant and will let people know if they are straying into areas bets avoided. I have seen reviews suggesting people felt threatened or intimidated by beach vendors / drug sellers. This is my second visit to The Gap and this is not my experience at all - people will approach you, but they are always polite and friendly and respect a polite "no thank you". Perhaps if tourists are impolite to them they respond in kind? Food at the hotel is very good, well cooked and regularly checked. There are always meat, fish and salad options and these are all fresh. ALL staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are a bit dated but are comfortable and have great views - we stayed in a room shown as pool / garden, but we had a fantastic sea view as well. Don't be put off, this is a friendly, clean, welcoming and relaxing place to enjoy a holiday in Barbados!

Elegant Hotel, without the elegance
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our fifth visit to Turtle Beach but our first for seven years. We stopped staying there each winter because we felt that their standards had dropped and that the rooms and public areas were looking tired and in need of serious renovation.
But the adverts we saw and Elegant Hotels’ own website led us to believe that the hotel had undergone a serious make-over and was now in the luxury class. We were misled.
The staff at Turtle beach are very welcoming, very friendly and genuinely happy to help. My problem lies with the management.
Parts of the hotel have been improved and smartened up and I am sure that some of the guest accommodation has been re-modelled. But the so-called luxury ocean view suite we were shown to certainly didn’t fit into that category.
Our bathroom had a dirty old bath which had been painted over in places, a broken hair dryer, a broken shower head and a door which wouldn’t close and probably hasn’t for years.
The view was mainly of a side wall with a little bit of sea visible through the trees. In the lounge and bedroom area, I doubt very much whether the electrics would have passed an inspection back in Britain.
I can’t think why I didn’t demand a new room immediately – I don’t usually unpack until my wife declares that she is satisfied with the accommodation. Maybe we were tired after a long journey.
Next morning, after we had unpacked, it was too late to think about moving and the duty manager, to his credit, ordered immediate repairs. Nevertheless, the bathroom door took two days to fix.
I looked forward to speaking to the general manager at her cocktail party on the Tuesday night. But after a few brief conversations with other guests, she ended up chatting with her staff behind the temporary bar. If the hotel is all-inclusive and the drinks are free and she is not going to inter-act with guests, what’s the point in her having a party – or us attending.
My other main criticism is the failure of management to enforce the widely-displayed dress code. Guests are required, say the notices, to dress in smart casual clothes in all the restaurants for dinner.
My wife and I like to return from the beach, shower, dress in clean clothes, have a drink in the bar and then go into dinner. The pleasure of this is ruined when the overweight guest at the next table is bursting out of his dirty tee shirt and scruffy shorts and waddling around in flipflops. I respect his right to dress how he likes on holiday, even if it very different from me.
But Elegant Hotels should not mislead potential guests by claiming that they enforce a strict dress code when they do exactly the opposite. Again, this is a management failure not the fault of staff without the authority to turn people away.
My wife and I paid more than £7,000 for 15 nights at Turtle Beach (air fares were separate). For that sort of cash, we expect a hotel to live up to its owners’ boasts of Caribbean luxury. I doubt we will be going back.

Ideal location
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach location between Oistins and The Gap with powdery white sand. The staff take a real pride in the beach & hotel grounds & we saw them cleaning the beach daily. The pool areas are also spotless with plenty of helpful staff around.

The hotel has a nice layout with high open air rooves giving a cool escape from the heat outside. The rooms are very spacious and plenty of room to relax with sofa area and large balcony.

The buffets were also very good with different selections each day.

But most importantly this hotel/resort is a good option if you just want to relax and switch off. There is no hustle & bustle here and the evening entertainment is there if you want it - without being overpowering.

Would definitely return here!

Bend Dover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 1st week, at Holetown, which was a really nice hotel, but more traditional, and cheaper, I prefeered the beach at thiss hotel , slight, more for the calm sea, anyway more about this hotel. We went to check in at noon, but room was not ready, but we were given all keys for towels, drinks ,etc, No arm bands needed here, The room was ready and it was really fantastic, big room , nice modern bathroom, and a fantastic view, Check in staff gave us a furtahe upgrade,as we had paid for better room, The Hotel is excellent, food first class, with Buffets and Italian , on site, the drinks are Haig, and all the branded brands, The grounds are set out nice, Hotel ?Guests mixed range,There is an outside bar, plus inside bar, The other nice thing , the staff come round with drinks, plus wet cloth towels,fruits,etc. the hotel is on the beach, with two pools, plus kiddies, and spar, This is a really nice hotel. the most brilliant thing , also was the entertainment, first class, so much talent, in Barbados, The hotel is next door to the Sandels , and not a lot to choose, between them, More choice next door, but you have to book 3 days in advance, Whilst saying that the Italian, needs a day prior, if early dining, Its next to St Larence Gap, so nice walk out, ,plus the natives don,t bother you as much in this area, and you feel really safe, as again locals are great, well worth a visit, you will be please, The Pool girl,or hut girl, plus staff at cabin , really great, as with all the staff, One thing , 7,30 am you need to book room, on day of leaving , 30mins, to have clean up, prior to flight, saunders family.