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Family Fun for All With Elegant Hotels in Barbados

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Family Fun for All With Elegant Hotels in Barbados

PHOTO: Family at Crystal Cove. Courtesy Elegant Hotels.

This summer, Elegant Hotels are welcoming families with a host of fun, locally inspired activities and entertainment for the whole family. 

Beach and Water Activities

Elegant Hotels’ four family-friendly resorts – Crystal Cove, Colony Club, Turtle Beach and Tamarind — offer active families the perfect opportunity to enjoy sports and beach activities together; guests can compete against each other in Beach Olympics, Beach Cricket and water games including tug-o-war and sack races or, for the less competitive, families can spend quality time together learning to sail, kayak, water-skiing or playing pool volleyball.

Sports enthusiasts at Colony Club will be also be thrilled to play a game with former West Indies cricket champion Pedro Collins and can take advantage of free tennis clinics with professional tennis coaches.

Families staying at Colony Club, Tamarind and Crystal Cove will be able to swim with turtles and finish the day with a movie night under the stars or roasting marshmallows, with Tamarind offering families a moonlit dinner and slumber party.

Musical Inspiration

For music aficionados, families should head to Turtle Beach, where jazz quartet led by award-winning trumpet player Ricky Brathwaite will serenade them with his smooth sounds. The Caribbean is known for its infectious music and The Caribbean Goes Global Dance Show at the resort is also not to be missed, taking guests through different genres of Caribbean music throughout the years, covering everything from calypso and soca to reggae and gospel.

Culinary Exploits

Elegant Hotels pride themselves on offering the best Bajan food and families will love the live cooking demonstrations at Turtle Beach, where they can learn how to prepare popular local dishes or even attempt to recreate award-winning Pastry Chef Ezra Beckles’ sweet treats.

To explore Barbados’ culinary heritage, Turtle Beach also offers bespoke tours including the Pepperpot Culinary tour immersing guests into the local culture with stops at the local Fish Market, local restaurants with sampling of various Bajan delicacies throughout, or a fun time at the “Q” in the community event.

Families staying at Colony Club can take advantage of an informal dinner in the Organic Garden, where they will be served local dishes such as ham cutters and Bajan lemonade as they show off their singing voices with karaoke.

Aspiring chefs can test their skills at Crystal Cove and Tamarind in the resorts’ mini-chef competitions.

Bajan Culture

Elegant Hotels embrace Bajan culture to the full by giving all their guests the chance to enjoy Kadooment, Barbados’ famous carnival, regardless of the time of year. The resorts’ celebrations include stilt walkers, carnival costumes, dance performances, calypso music and local Barbadian delicacies and street foods such as sno cones and succulent fish cakes.

Children at Turtle are given the chance to make their very own Kadooment costume before showcasing them at the resort’s big event.

Crystal Cove families will love Freddie’s Island & Adventure tour, with stop-offs a three of Barbados’ popular parks for a treasure hunt, kite flying and family games whilst Colony Club’s guests can learn more about local traditions, craft and food with a tour of the Organic Garden.

Tamarind’s bespoke Coast-to-Coast island tour invites guests to take in the sights and scenery of Barbados. The tour begins with a visit to historic attraction and rum distillery, St. Nicholas Abbey, where adults can enjoy rum tasting and during cane season, children will be thrilled to view the grinding of sugar cane first hand. Then it’s on to picturesque Cherry Tree Hill and then to Bathsheba on the East Coast of Barbados, where the family enjoy a leisurely lunch amidst striking views of the undeniable beauty of this coast.


Whilst all four resorts cater for all ages, Crystal Cove and Tamarind both offer bespoke activity schedules for teen, with beach volleyball and Olympics, lawn tennis, pool games and paddle boarding on the cards.

Teens at Tamarind can indulge in a teen’s spa day and group shopping expedition, whilst those at Crystal Cove will love the boogie night laid on for them.

For adults who just want a little time away from the kids, Elegant Hotels has an adult-only resort, The House, on the platinum west coast of Barbados.

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