This quiet waterfront spot on Barbados’ west coast is home to the colourful Cobblers Cove – a Caribbean haven in a classic colonial style. Iconic pinstripes and pastel shades frame the poolside and decorate the elegant rooms. Each is light and spacious, with a focus on outdoor living and set within lush green gardens. The style is a tropical Barbados twist on an English country hotel, where you can partake in a traditional afternoon tea on the terracotta terrace, then round off your evening with plenty of rum punch.
Make the most of the setting with watersports and fantastic snorkelling, or relax on the terrace lined with palm trees. With a spa, watersports, gym and renowned fine-dining seafront restaurant, you have all the facilities for a relaxing stay.
The service here is at the top level of any on the island, with a boutique and personal feel in a hotel with just 40 rooms and ever-smiling staff. The 1940s pink mansion has been welcoming guests with its impeccable service for decades, and the Camelot restaurant is often hailed as the best in Barbados. Feast on the freshest catch-of-the-day, a sizzling barbecue under the stars, and local delicacies such as blackened mahi-mahi.
You won’t be short of things to do if you want to get active. Enjoy complimentary boat excursions, paddleboards, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and tennis courts. Explore the local Speightstown, hop aboard the open-sided Bajan Reggae bus to visit tiny and remote rum shacks, or head out on a catamaran to discover nearby turquoise coves.
Why we love it
Tropical gardens, golden sand and its iconic pastel striped umbrellas – this is Barbados
The service is first-rate, with excellent food and even a quintessential afternoon tea
Barbados’ west coast is a peaceful haven to enjoy sun, sea, various water activities and plenty of rum punch at the end of the day