Located on the platinum west coast of Barbados, Cobblers Cove offers a haven of tranquility and luxury blending English elegance and authentic Caribbean charm set around a sun-washed pink colonial plantation house. Rich in regional history, Cobblers Cove embraces its Bajan heritage, reflected throughout the hotel, from the original steel building structure made from the old island railway, to the decorative carved coral rock and furniture made locally on the island.
Cobblers Cove, a Relais & Châteaux property, recently completed a three-year renovation and refurbishment upgrading all the suites with new floors, fixtures and soft goods, while staying true to its colonial Caribbean glamour and original architecture. Locally sourced coral stone was used for the refurbished suite floors and outdoor pathways, while the addition and enlargement of existing windows in the Great House and suites enhances natural light, expands views and improves cross breeze. The bathrooms were completely redesigned increasing the size and fitted with all new fixtures and amenities. All 40 individually designed suites and common areas throughout the hotel were treated with new fittings, fabrics and upholstery, accented with hand painted artwork by local artist, Hilary Armstrong.
Hugh Godsal, owner of Cobblers Cove, comments, “We have done an enormous amount of work to Cobblers over the last few years, retaining the heritage, charm and character of this wonderful hotel that has hosted generations of happy guests. The upgrades to the rooms and services will only provide more comfort, calm and relaxation for our long-standing repeat guests, while enticing a whole new kind of visitor to experience Cobblers Cove”.
At once homey and exotic, the hotel’s eclectic décor remains intact, playfully blending fine marble tables, intricately carved porcelain antiques and simple painted wicker sitting areas against a backdrop of a flowering tropical garden and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea.
At the heart of Cobblers Cove is the acclaimed Camelot Restaurant, recognized as providing some of the best cuisine in Barbados. The award-winning restaurant's Chef Jason Joseph and his team source from local suppliers ensuring only the freshest ingredients are used including the daily catch from local fisherman Barker, all served on new bespoke bone china manufactured by William Edwards of Stoke.
The central freshwater swimming pool is set in the tropical gardens overlooking the palm-fringed, white sandy beach, perfect for lazy afternoons sipping the hotel’s signature Cobblers Cooler cocktail. Ready for some pampering? The hotel’s Sea Moon Spa offers treatments inspired by the ocean breezes and tropical surroundings using the finest products from cult British skincare specialists Ren, touting chemical free, bio-active ingredients.
Enticing guests this summer season is the “Summer Nights” package extending an irresistible deal for stays of seven nights for the price of five, or ten nights for the price of seven or fourteen nights for the price of ten, valid now through October 31, 2018 and April 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019. Stays of seven nights for the price of six are also available through December 17, 2018, in all categories including top category suites, the Camelot and Colleton.
Barbados has seen significant growth in tourism this past year, being recognized for its authentic island charm, gorgeous beaches, cultural attractions and location on the southeast end of the Caribbean region outside the Hurricane belt, making this island destination attractive for all types of travelers. Easy direct flights on American Airlines from Miami and Charlotte and on Jet Blue from JFK, Newark, Fort Lauderdale and Boston, make the destination a perfect jaunt for long weekend getaways.