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Elegant Hotels of Barbados Videos

If you are looking for a good quality hotel in Barbados, then there is bound to be an Elegant Hotel to suit you. I took these short videos when visiting the hotels in December 2013, when I also took a short cruise on Royal Clipper.

Each hotel has a beach front location, and offers a number of activities, including swimming pools and a gym. Water sports such as tube ride, banana ride, windsurfing, snorkelling, sailing, kayaking and water-skiing are available free of charge, but activities will vary at each resort.  Free Wi-Fi is available in each hotel, and they each have a business centre, with a number of computers, so you are able to check-in for your flight online and print your boarding cards etc.

With the exception of The House, all the hotels have a really good complimentary Children’s Club, which offers a number of activities to keep them occupied.

There is a water taxi service which, subject to weather conditions, operates several times a day linking Crystal Cove, Tamarind (The House is next door) and Colony Club.


Located on the West coast of Barbados, this luxury hotel has 104 guest rooms, and is situated on the beach front. Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis, but there is a selection of restaurants, including Daphne’s, just a short walk away. I stayed here for two nights, and enjoyed some really good meals.

Colony Club

Situated on the West coast of Barbados, this recently refurbished hotel offers a total of 96 Ocean View, Luxury and Ocean View and Luxury Poolside rooms. Each has its own balcony or patio, and you receive complimentary breakfast each day. There are four lagoon-style swimming pools, with loungers and parasols for relaxing. I was really impressed with this hotel when I visited it, and enjoyed a couple of relaxing drinks.

Crystal Cove

This premium All Inclusive resort, located on the West coast, offers a choice of 88 one-bedroom suites and guest rooms, each with a balcony or private patio. Features include three freshwater lagoon swimming pools, and a swim-up bar. I stayed here for one night, and found the resort very relaxing. Although it is an All Inclusive resort, it doesn’t mean that everything is self-service, as we enjoyed a nice a’ la carte lunch with great service in Reflections restaurant. There is also the Drifters Beach Bar, with an open air restaurant.

Turtle Beach

This premium All Inclusive, all Suite, resort can be found on the South Coast, alongside a 1,500 stretch of white sandy beach. The name comes from the fact that sea turtles return here every year to lay their eggs. Choose from one of 161 junior and one bedroom suites, each with its own balcony or private patio. There are three freshwater pools, a whirlpool, and a separate children’s splash pool.

The House

This is an ‘adult only’ boutique hotel, and can be found on the West coast. Choose from one of 34 Junior Suites and One Bedroomed Suites and, when you have checked-in, why not have a complimentary jet lag revival massage in one of the beach cabanas, followed by complimentary evening canapés. Accommodation is on a bed and Champagne breakfast basis. While I didn’t actually stay here, I had a good look around, as well as sampling their wonderful cocktails.


This Zagat-rated restaurant is one of Barbados’ most acclaimed, and is located on the West coast, adjacent to The House and Tamarind. Enjoy a fusion of Italian cuisine, and local seafood, all served with authentic Bajan hospitality. The evening dress code is Elegant Casual.

A stay at one of these hotels can be added either before or after your Star Clippers cruise. Alternatively, if you just want a relaxing holiday in Barbados, I can arrange a flight inclusive trip at any of these hotels through a number of holiday companies.  For further details contact GoCruise with Ian on 01455821770 or 08002922850, or click on the following links for more details of my trip.

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