After leaving Denver just after midnight, we flew to Miami to catch our connecting flight to Bridgetown, Barbados. Arriving at around 3pm to a downpour, we quickly cleared customs and were on our way in a taxi to Cobbler’s Cove, a Relais and Chateau property on the northwest coast. Driving through the country side, the British influence is overwhelming, from the left-hand driving to the roadway markers – even the rural properties and farms have an apparent English look. However when the seaside and beach are in view, this small island reminded us of Bermuda, with beautiful water and protected beaches and coves.
Cobblers Cove is a relatively small property, with under 40 rooms, only a single restaurant, bar and swimming pool. Most of the rooms are located in the 18 or so two story buildings arranged along the sides of the property, with a focus on the beach side pool and outdoor restaurant. There are a few super-luxurious suites in the main building above these common facilities. Standard accommodations provide a good sized living space that spills out onto a patio or balcony with full room-width floor to ceiling shuttered doors. Within this space, which is not air-conditioned, is a work desk, comfortable inside and outside furniture and a small wet-bar area with a fridge and coffee/tea making facilities. Behind this area is a large wall of closets and shelves, a two-sink bath with shower/tub and the fully air-conditioned bedroom area with a vanity and king sized bed.
Cobblers Cove isn’t a high-tech or super glitzy resort, and in fact lacks some of the otherwise “normal” amenities such as a televisions and iPad docks. Instead it’s the beautiful grounds, amazing service, and ultra-relaxing environment that draw guests to Cobbler’s Cove. It’s a great get-away on the beautiful island of Barbados.
We were invited to tour one of the two luxurious ultra-suites available at Cobblers Cove. Here’s what their website says about this suite: The Colleton Suite is designed to offer guests the ultimate in Caribbean luxury. Nestled atop the west turret of the former Plantation House, this spacious suite features a private sun deck with its own plunge pool and cocktail bar, as well as stunning panoramic views of the Caribbean ocean. Designed by internationally renowned designer, Prue Lane Fox, The Colleton seamlessly blends a colonial English style with Caribbean comfort. In the bedroom is a sumptuously comfortable four poster king sized bed while the stylish sitting area features a sofa, chairs and writing desk. A giant-sized bathroom is finished in cool, grey marble, incorporating a double shower cubicle and a luxurious Jacuzzi with neck massage facility. With over 1,780 square feet of space, few suites in the Caribbean can compare with The Colleton’s luxury and comfort.