Need to know
Noon, check-in from 3pm; both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $329.36, excluding tax at 17.5 per cent.
Rates include breakfast, served in the restaurant or in your suite; typical options are a full English fry-up, crab eggs Benedict, and cinnamon French toast with bananas and walnuts.
Cobblers Cove has absolutely no connection to beach-dwelling shoemakers – the name comes from the cobbler bird, which you’ll still see fishing off the shore of the hotel. The on-site Saltwhistle Boutique stocks designer beachwear and souvenirs made by local craftspeople.
The hotel closes from 31 August to 14 October each year.
At the hotel
Swimming pool, watersports beach, gym, spa treatment room, boutique shop, minibar (free at arrival), tennis court, free WiFi and parking. In rooms: Minibar, air-conditioning, tea- and coffee-making facilities, Ren bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Camelot and Colleton are the only two suites in the Great House, occupying the two turrets; each one comes with its own rooftop terrace and plunge pool overhung with bougainvillea. The next-best views are from the Ocean Front suites, which look out over the umbrella tops to the sea.
The kidney-bean-shaped pool is on a sprawling terracotta terrace, with three sets of steps down to the beach. The snooze-ready sunloungers are as appealing to look at as they are to lie on – the vintage white frames are topped with extra-thick padding and towelling cov… Zzzz.
You’ll have the in-house Sea Moon Spa to yourself if you book in a session in its single treatment room; options include body scrubs, mineral facials and couples treatments, using skincare products from Ren and Sothys.
No need to pack your snorkel and flippers – you can borrow them at the beach – but bring an underwater camera for selfies with the turtles.
Spa treatments can be taken in your own suite, on request. Common areas and many suites are accessible for wheelchair users.
Pets aren’t allowed – but you will have fish, turtles, seabirds and the occasional green monkey to keep you company. See more pet-friendly hotels in Barbados.
Over-12s welcome. Extra beds (free) can be added to all rooms, except those in the Great House. Tweens can keep active with tennis, sailing, kayaking and waterskiing at the hotel, or head off on excursions for surfing, kitesurfing or polo.
The ethos here is to invest in local industries, for the good of the island as a whole. Fruit, veg and meat comes from nearby organic farms, and fish is whipped straight out of the sea by resident fisherman, Barker. Bajan artists contributed many of the paintings, and the furniture is repaired and reupholstered by a local artisan.