Located on the platinum west coast of Barbados, Cobblers Cove offers a haven of grace and tranquility with a combination of English elegance and authentic Caribbean charm.
Rich with history, Cobblers Cove has always been proud to embrace its Bajan heritage, reflected throughout the hotel, from the original steel in the buildings that came from the old island railway, to the decorative carved coral rock and furniture made locally on the island. The architecture blends the grandeur of an English estate with the laidback style and tropical vibrancy of the Caribbean.
First impressions upon arrival at the sun-washed coral pink stone frontage don't disappoint, with striking views from the Great House to the blue waters of the ocean beyond – it is a true and stunning Bajan welcome.
With 40 suites, each individually decorated and open to the ocean and tropical garden surroundings, the beachside hotel is also home to one the finest restaurants on the island, The Camelot Restaurant and Bar - a destination in itself open to balmy tropical breezes and overlooking the palm fringed beach and the poolside deck.
Set atop the Great House are the hotel’s two magnificent signature suites, the Camelot (image above) and Colleton (image below), the crowning glory of Cobblers Cove’s unrivaled suite collection.
At the heart of Cobblers Cove, and in a league all its own, the Camelot Restaurant is recognized as some of the best cuisine in Barbados. The award-winning restaurant's Chef Jason Joseph and his team source as many of their ingredients as possible from local suppliers to make sure only the freshest ingredients are used to bring the taste of the island to Camelot guests. Local fisherman Barker brings freshly caught fish to the Camelot Restaurant each day.
Cobblers Cove’s reputation for culinary excellence has earned the hotel its 5-star recognition from the Relais & Châteaux group, whose emphasis on food and wine has set the gastronomic bar at the highest level.
A throwback to its origins, the original plantation house was built in 1944 on the site of the original Quaker Battery Station which was then called Camelot, a name still retained today as one of the signature suites in the Great House as well as the hotel’s restaurant. At this time, the west coast of Barbados was largely undeveloped.
As was common amongst the Barbados elite of the day, Joss Haynes and his family, a sugar cane planter and politician, built this weekend beach retreat where they could escape the island's windy and rugged east coast. In 1968, Camelot was sold to Alan Godsal and his wife, Lady Elizabeth. Camelot was then renamed as Cobblers Cove after the Frigate Bird, also called the Cobbler bird, which you still see fishing outside the hotel in Godings Bay. The house was converted into a hotel, and by the 1980s, was well established as a luxury boutique hotel with a reputation for fine food and wine, becoming a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection of hotels and resorts.
Today, Alan’s son, Hugh, oversees the management of Cobblers Cove alongside his wife Sam, remaining closely involved in the development of the property and its direction for the future.
Considered as a home away from home for many who return year after year, Cobblers Cove continues to live out its reputation as a key household name for holidays, milestones and other celebrations.
Additionally, with the recent news detailed in CaribJournal.com, "In response to Barbados’ surge in tourism in the past year, American Airlines is beefing up its nonstop flight traffic to the island, with up to 28 weekly flights from the U.S. The latest reveal is a nonstop flight from Charlotte to Barbados, which comes just a month after the airline announced a third daily flight to Barbados departing from Miami. Other carriers have also hopped on the Barbados bandwagon, with nonstop flights from U.S. hubs including Fort Lauderdale, Boston, and Newark."
Easy flights make the island the perfect jaunt for a long weekend getaway.
The best time to visit Barbados
is between July and November.
Join Wanderlista this summer in Barbados and discover Cobblers Cove with its 2018 summer packages listed below.
Stay 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.
NEW SUMMER NIGHT OFFER: Stay seven nights for the price of six. This offer is valid now through December 17, 2018. This offer is available in all categories including Camelot and Colleton.
Signature Cobblers Offer:
Stay a minimum of 4 nights and receive complimentary half board for two, one spa massage or green fee at Apes Hill per person per stay and $200 resort credit per stay. This offer is valid for travel until December 16, 2018 and April 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019. This offer is available in all categories including Camelot and Colleton.
Plan for a fun family Caribbean getaway and enjoy 50% off your second suite within the same category. This offer is valid for travel until October 31, 2018 and April 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.
Sugar & Spice: Stay at Cobblers Cove, Barbados & Calabash, Grenada
Enjoy the style and standards of Relais & Châteaux with their new twin-island collaboration between Cobblers Cove in Barbados and the Calabash Hotel & Spa in Grenada. This specially designed package offers extra value, interest and glamour just for you! This summer, stay 5 nights or more at each hotel, receive a dinner for two, one spa treatment and a complimentary one-way air transfer between islands. This offer is valid now until December 16, 2018.
STAY: Cobblers Cove
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