Cobblers cove is a luxury boutique hotel with sweeping sea views, delicious cuisine, beautiful tropical design and friendly staff. This 1940’s mansion has the feel of an English country home with a tropical twist. This hotel has been listed by Homes & Gardens as among the twenty most beautiful hotels in the world and has been voted, for the third year in a row, the best hotel in Barbados, by the World Travel Awards.
Cobblers Cove was originally a mansion built in 1940 on the site of an old Quaker Battery Station, using the steel of the old island railway for its structure and solid coral stone for siding. It was a sea side retreat for a family known as the Haynes family. They sold it to Alan and Lady Elizabeth Godsal in 1968 who turned it into a hotel known as, Cobblers Cove. Cobblers was well established as a luxury boutique hotel by the 1980’s, and by 1990 it was a member of the Relais & Châteaux collection of hotels. It has now been a family owned hotel for over fifty years!
If you are traveling from the US, UK or Canada you can do your quarantine here. Refer to my article on the 12 Month Barbados Welcome Stamp for Barbadossafety protocols and requirements. You can also have your second COVID test done on Cobblers Cove property at the cost of $175 or go to a public testing facility for free.
As you enter the hotel, you are greeted by someone who checks your temperature and has you sanitize your hands for safety purposes. The open-air lobby has vibrant pink walls and the view of the tropical green gardens behind it leading you to the sea. Those tropical greens are the views from the garden suites. As you make your way to the pool area overlooking the clear blue sea, you get the feel of a tropical country club.
The ocean front suites have a beautiful view of the tropical greenery and the sea just behind. They have a king bed, spacious seating area and even a kitchenette! The bathrooms are newly updated and come with cute complimentary cobblers cove tote bags.
They have two larger luxury suites that have sweeping sea views and overlook the pool area as well. These suites are very spacious with king beds, sitting area and large bathroom with two sinks and separate bath and shower. The suite I toured had a unique spiral staircase that led you up to a rooftop deck with your own lounge chairs and seating area with stunning views of the sea. One of these suites also has its own private pool.
The beachfront restaurant is excellent! I had lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed my food. The Camelot Restaurant has been known as one of the best on the island for their island-inspired cuisine and local ingredients. The hotel ﬁsherman, Barker, brings freshly caught ﬁsh to the chef, Jason Joseph, each morning.
Cobblers cove is located on the West Coast of Barbados in a town called Speightstown. It is about 5 minutes from the center of Speightstown where you will experience a more local scene. The Speightstown fish market and local bars such as Little Bristol beach bar are just around the corner. Cobblers Cove is also located not far from Holetown which is a popular area for excellent beachfront restaurants and shopping.
One unique thing that the resort offers is a water taxi! It can take you wherever you want on the west coast. This is a special because taxis can be expensive and the water taxi can get you there is half the time! They offer tons of other complimentary activities such as water ski, kayak, paddle boarding, snorkeling, wind surf, Hobie cat sail, sunfish sail, tennis, and even swimming with the sea turtles!
This hotel has such charm. Visiting this property brought me great joy with its vibrant colors and English country home feel!
** Natalie Heintz isSocial Media Director and a staff writer for TravelAnne.com. She is a former college athlete who is transitioning from a career in health care to a role in the travel industry. More importantly, Natalie writes like her Dad and gets her love of travel from her Mom.
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