Cobblers Cove
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Cobblers Cove is located on the gorgeous west side of Barbados in Speightstown, overlooking the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. The English-style elegance mixed with the laid back, relaxing vibe of the Caribbean will have guests coming back year after year.

The main house is an original structure which still boasts the pink and white exterior with which it was first built. It has the beauty and charm of yesterday but the amenities and luxury of modern day. There are 40 individually decorated suites for guests to choose from including two ultra-luxurious suites with more than enough room. The open air lobby, the scenic grounds and proximity to the beach make this a premier destination. It was once a private beach house but was bought and renovated to feature suites and even a restaurant on-site.

»Cobblers Cove Suites

Cobblers Cove Suites

Each of the elegant, colonial style suites are set within the scenery of Cobblers Cove lush gardens, some offering ocean views. The décor is customized to each suite and offers a relaxing atmosphere.

The Cobblers Garden Suites feature a gorgeous view of the swaying palm trees and exquisite gardens on the property. They offer 560 square feet of living space for guests to sprawl out. The living room opens to a terrace or balcony area for guests to enjoy the gardens in privacy. The suites feature either a king or twin size bed for two occupants and a roll away bed may be requested for children staying with two adults. The bathroom is done in marble with double wash basins and bathtubs or stand-alone showers. The Garden Suites are available either on the ground floor or first floor. There is an option for interconnecting rooms for larger families or groups traveling together.

The Ocean View Suites offer a garden and partial ocean view from a private balcony or terrace. These suites are also 560 square feet in size and have a sitting area complete with sofas and tables. Guests can choose from king or twin size beds and roll away beds are available for children. The beach area is only steps away from the ocean view suites for added convenience.

There are eight Oceanfront Suites available, which are the closest suites to the beach at Cobblers Cove. They have unrestricted views of the white sandy beach and turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The airy living rooms open up to private terraces or balconies with direct oceanfront views while you relax on the comfortable reclining lounge chairs provided. The size is comparable to the other suites but is only available with one king bed plus roll away bed if needed for children. Guests will experience an ultimate hideaway with an oceanfront suite.

If guests require more space, there are two-bedroom suites available. These suites provide 1,400 square feet of living space, including two air conditioned bedrooms, each with an en suite bath, and are both available on the ground floor and first floor. In order to reserve the ground floor suites, guests must have children under the age of 9 in their traveling party. The suites come with either two king size beds or four twin beds. They are located close to the swimming pool and poolside bar and offer both garden and partial ocean views from the terrace or balcony. Photo:

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»Specialty Suites

Specialty Suites

There are two ultra-luxury suites available at Cobblers Cove, which offer ultimate comfort, class and elegance. The Camelot at the Great House and the Colleton at the Grand House are not to be missed.

The Camelot sprawls over the two floors above the Grand House, offering approximately 1,380 square feet of space. It has a king size bed and is for two guests. The décor is a beautiful marriage of a colonial plantation and an English country home. The ultimate feature of this suite is its very own private rooftop terrace, accessible via a spiral staircase leading to the roof and complete with a private plunge pool. There is a cocktail bar and lounge deck for private use as well, allowing guests stunning views of the Bajan sunset while sipping on a cocktail.

The Colleton is found atop the southern turret of the Grand House. It is named for the original owners of the plantation, the Colleton family, who also helped shape Barbados. In keeping with the origins of the plantation, it is decorated in an old English colonial-style with a Caribbean vibe. It features a king size bed for two guests and has 1,780 square feet of living space. The huge bathroom is done in marble with a double shower room and bath. This suite comes complete with its own private rooftop terrace and plunge pool with astounding views out over the ocean. Photo:

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»Dining at Cobblers Cove

Dining at Cobblers Cove

Guests will find locally inspired dishes to tempt their taste buds, always made with fresh ingredients. The Camelot Restaurant is well known for its delicious menu and fine quality dishes throughout the island.

Chef Jason Joseph and his team bring in as many local ingredients as possible, including freshly caught fish, to bring flavorful creations to guests’ plates. The Camelot Restaurant is popular with guests as well as locals and is open for business for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers ocean-front dining for added ambience while enjoying a meal.

For breakfast, guests can choose from classic breakfast items such as fruit, eggs and pancakes or can even try something a little more local such as smoked snapper or salmon. Guests can enjoy this meal either in the Camelot Restaurant or in their suite by ordering room service.

Lunch time doesn’t mean boring dining at Cobblers Cove. Although an informal style meal, the dishes are satisfying and fulfilling. Daily specials are created based on the catch of the day. Typical lunch fare is available as well, such as steak sandwiches, french fries and chicken sandwiches.

When dinner time comes around, The Camelot Restaurant aims to please. Not only are guests treated to a fine selection of local flavors and tastes but, if guests prefer, dishes can be prepared to order. The ocean front view from the Camelot Restaurant is the perfect setting to catch a sunset and enjoy a plentiful meal. Dinner menus change throughout the season to reflect ingredients available and to give a new flare to the choices available. Some delicious items for guests to choose from include Olive Crusted Mahi Mahi, Pan Fried Duck Breast and Barker’s Fresh Daily Seafood Haul.

On Tuesday evenings, Cobblers Cove is pleased to offer a casual, fun and tasty Barbeque Buffet. Guests will enjoy barbeque steak, ribs and local fish right off the grill in a laid back atmosphere. Along with the meat selections, guests can choose from many fresh salads, seafood platters and more as part of the well laid out buffet.

Friday evenings bring a real treat for guests to indulge in with a celebration of seafood. A special menu is available to highlight the fabulous seafood selections that are available in and around Barbados and more. Items include the finest caviar, lobster and oysters plus the catch of the day.

For private dining, guests can arrange for room service and enjoy all of the same fine selections from the Camelot Restaurant right in the comfort and privacy of their own suite. Chef Jason is happy to cater to guest’s wishes if they are planning something special as well. Picnics and beach dining can also be arranged with advanced notice. Photo:

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»Bars and Lounges

Bars and Lounges

The Cobblers Cove Bar, located in the Grand House, is the perfect place to unwind after a great day out and about the town, sightseeing, shopping or just swimming in the sea. The bartenders create cocktails with a true Bajan feel which include local rums carrying a rich history of over four centuries in Barbados. The Cobbler Cooler is a rum-based signature drink which boasts cool tropical fruit flavors and a hint of nutmeg—guests cannot leave without tasting this Cobblers Cove tradition.

Other favorite cocktails on the menu include the White Lady, Piña Colada, The Planter’s Punch and so many more. Guests can even request specific cocktails and the bartenders are happy to oblige. The bar is centrally located on the property and is close to the swimming pool for those guests lounging in the poolside chairs wishing to sip a fine cocktail and relax. Soft drinks and juices are always available at the bar as well, for anyone looking for a non-alcoholic drink. Photo:

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»Spa & Golf

Spa & Golf

The Sea Moon Spa at Cobblers Cove is a tranquil, relaxing atmosphere for guests to enjoy first class spa treatments and top notch customer service. The expert spa team will ensure guests feel at ease and leave feeling pampered. The spa uses fine skincare products such as REN and Sothys for their treatments. Guests can choose from massages, body scrubs, facials using minerals, manicures, pedicures and more.

For couples, a romantic couple’s massage can be booked either in the spa or within their own suite for added comfort and privacy. Within the spa is a hair salon to meet all guests’ needs and is operated by Vidal Sassoon hairdresser Donna Smith. For guests looking for a total spa experience there are two package options—The Total Spa Experience which consists of 3 hours of treatments, and the Top to Toe package for a 4.5 hour experience with treatments from literally head to toe.

Barbados is a haven for the golf enthusiast with gorgeous golf courses and beautiful scenery. Although there is not a golf course directly on the grounds of Cobblers Cove, guests can request the concierge make arrangements at a nearby course and a transfer to and from will be included. Guests can choose from several nearby courses. Royal Westmoreland is one of the highest rated championship golf courses in the Caribbean.

Guests will enjoy gorgeous ocean views as they golf the fairways. Shady Lanes offers three golf courses for golfers to choose from—The Old Nine, The Country Club and The Green Monkey. Another favorite is the Apes Hill Club. Photo:

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»Family Services

Family Services

Cobblers Cove is an ideal vacation spot for families with children of all ages. With two adults, two children stay and even eat for free.

The calm, easy waters on the beach make for fun, safe swimming and splashing about for children. There are several suites to accommodate children such as the interconnecting suites and the two-bedroom suite. Parents can arrange babysitting services for either day or night depending upon their needs, and can rest assured their children are well taken care of by the experienced staff.

There is no shortage of activities for children and their families to take part in, from watersports to excursions like swimming with the turtles. During select holidays there are special activities planned such as cooking classes or arts and crafts. It is important to note that during the high season between January 8 and March 4, Cobblers Cove is open to children 12 years old and over.

Teenagers will enjoy the many watersports like water skiing, sailing, snorkeling and kayaking as well as the fact that they can stay in touch with their friends thanks to the Wi-Fi available throughout the property. Teens can also learn how to play cricket through lessons at Franklyn Stephenson Cricket Academy. Photo:

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»Weddings & Conferences

Weddings & Conferences

Having a wedding at Cobblers Cove is the perfect way to celebrate Caribbean style and couples will have expert staff to assist them in bringing their dream to reality. Whether planning a wedding for two or for a larger group of family and friends, Cobblers Cove can accommodate the party.

Couples can choose where they would like to exchange their vows from the sands of the beach to the greenery of the gardens, the choice is open. Chef Jason will work closely with couples to create a delectable menu including favorite dishes as well as local entrees. The staff will assist the bride and groom in choosing activities to include in their itinerary for guests in order to create an unforgettable day for everyone. The bride and groom will be treated to a complimentary night stay on the night of their wedding, complete with a bottle of champagne as well as a champagne breakfast the next morning.

For anyone wishing to host any other event, Cobblers Cove can assist in making those events happen. Exclusive use of the entire resort can even be reserved should guests wish to hold a larger event or function. The staff at the resort are happy to customize an itinerary for the entire stay.

If guests are looking to host private dining, there are a few options to choose from including the Lazy Bones Pavilion, The North Patio and even the beach area. From two to fourteen guests can be accommodated depending on the location chosen. Photo:

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»Eco-Friendly and Special Features

Eco-Friendly and Special Features

Cobblers Cove strives to show the environment—including the wildlife, marine life, the vegetation and the local people—the utmost respect. In fact, the resort is named after the Cobbler bird, native to Barbados. The resort focuses on a comprehensive recycling program, supporting the local food cooperative and reducing energy use. Cobblers Cove is also proud to support Roland Edwards Primary School.

A special feature at Cobblers Cove is guests having the option to stay all-inclusive. This means all meals and drinks would be included. Meals are served in the Camelot Restaurant or as room service.

There are many activities available on-site for guests to enjoy. Guests can learn how to play cricket, an island favorite, they can travel on excursions and tours for the day, play tennis, visit the gym and even take part in yoga classes directly on the white sandy beach. There is the Saltwater Boutique on-site for souvenirs as well as any items guests may have forgotten to pack.

There are always special offers to take advantage of which are advertised on the Cobblers Cove website.

Cobblers Cove Hotel, Speightstown, Barbados, website, Phone: 246-422-2291

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