If you are looking for lush manicured grounds to take a relaxing stroll on, Turtle Beach is NOT for you. The property is on a lovely beach sandwiched between two other hotels. The tennis courts are adjacent to the security booth for the neighboring property and the halls have views of the nearby honky tonk St Lawrence Gap bars. The footprint for the property is very small with no gardens or other relaxing outdoor space besides the pool and beach. The hotels in the area are on top of each other comparable to Miami or Aruba.
The service is quite good for the Carribean with both the manager and assistant managers being impressive and extending themselves to accomodate us. Most of the hotel guests were English and I think the reviews here reflect varied cultural expectations.
The place is very expensive for what you get. While everything is paid for due to the "all inclusive" nature of the operations, those of us who don't eat steak or drink a lot are overpaying. The food was very monotonous with the breakfast and lunch buffets the same everyday. Asiagos was quite good but isn't open to kids under 12 so effectively precludes about half the guests. While there are many benefits to all inclusives, I'd rather know what I am paying for the room and what I am paying for food.
We enjoyed the trip but are not likely to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "A vibrant blend of contemporary style and informal elegance." A truly magnificent all-inclusive property of 161 rooms situated on a glorious stretch of the south coast of Barbados. Turtle Beach Resort uniquely combines contemporary style, informal elegance, lively atmosphere and a superb range of facilities suitable for all ages, including a supervised kids Club (for children aged 4-12) setting new standards for all-inclusive holidays to the Caribbean. Complimentary WiFi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turtle Beach By Elegant Hotel Dover
- Turtle Beach Barbados
- Turtle Beach Resort Barbados
- Hotel Turtle Beach
- Turtle Beach By Elegant Hotels Barbados/Dover