So, me and my oldest son decided that a couple of weeks in the caribbean might be fun. So off we went to stay at the Cobblers Cove hotel just south of Speightstown on Barbados. A good choice it turned out. I can't guarantee that your experience will be similar however, the first week the hotel was eerily empty. It was a strange and magical feeling to walk around a place, even a small and intimate one such as Cobblers and be (more or less) the only guests.
We stayed in an ocean suite (#2) and the only downside of that particular room was that the stairs were ridiculously hot during the warmest hours. We ran up them laughing at the insane amounts of pain the soles of our feet had to go through. Other than that the lodgings were excellent. A nice balcony, a view of the sea. What more can you ask for? Oh a comfortable bed. But we slept like... well... the dead so no complaints there either.
The food at the hotel is very good if a little bit... Hmm, I don't know. We ate quite a few dinners there and even if I like some of the things quite a lot there are minor modifications I would suggest.
1: Add some lighter fare to the dinner menu. When the temperature is closing in on 33 or so during the day, having a salad or two on the menu as a main course might not be a bad thing.
2: Everyone loves carbs but perhaps not quite that much
It would be interesting to see what would happen if head chef Michael Harrison got bit by the terroir bug to the full extent. In terms of seafood I think the talent in the kitchen could probably produce some really interesting stuff.
Will we be back? It's certainly possible even though we rarely return to the same place twice (the world is vast after all and there are many places to see and many people to meet). But Cobblers was a very nice experience, one that suited us perfectly and my thanks go out to the staff that made these two weeks so comfortable. And a special thanks to Philip for making a certain boy smile.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This luxury boutique resort combines Caribbean style and beauty with gracious English country living. Set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens with breathtaking coastal views, the beachside hotel has 40 suites, each individually decorated and open to the ocean and tropical garden surroundings. As a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group, Cobblers Cove prides itself on its impeccable service and elegant Caribbean charm. The hotel's restaurant, The Camelot, serves island-inspired gourmet dishes made with the finest local produce. Lead by Executive Chef Michael Harrison, who has previously trained under Michel Roux Jr. At Le Gavroche in London, The Camelot was recently awarded the highly-coveted BHTA Restaurant of the Year award. Popular with couples and families alike, the resort offers a whole repertoire of activities and facilities. Thrill-seeking children and adults can enjoy complimentary watersports each day, including water skiing, sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. For golfers, Cobblers Cove has a privilege system in place at the Royal Westmoreland Golf and Country Club. For those seeking serenity and relaxation, the Sea Moon Spa offers an extensive treatment list from skincare specialists REN and Sothys, providing the perfect setting for a touch of holiday pampering. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cobblers Cove Hotel Barbados
- Cobblers Cove Barbados/Saint Peter Parish