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... since leaving Trinidad? After Stefan kindly dropped us off at the Ferry terminal, we set sail for Tobago, and like pretty much everywhere else in the Caribbean, it's a place renowned for its lovely beaches and water sports. The five days we spent there were hectic. We went jet skiing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, being whizzed around on a rubber dingy, a boat trip and much more. Pigeon Point was the place to be with ...
Our last full day here ...:-(. Can this have been almost 3 weeks? It was another perfect sunny day and Dave and i went out early to get beach chairs and claimed the front row on the beach under the palm trees. A few dips in the ocean to cool us ...
... br> Early evening yesterday we had another movie evening and watched one of Tims dvds, a Tarrantino film called death proof. Weird but a great sound track! It was a clear dry evening (until around 10pm) and we could see all the stars and some shooting stars.
During today we will be beginning to prepare Taboo for arrival, reminding ourselves of the navigation requirements to finish correctly in Rodney Bay.
We have some photos to send which will follow later today.
... of marine life without getting wet!
After the submarine ride, we returned to the boat where we were served the famous rum punch (definitely packs a good swig of alcohol!) and we then returned to the marina where we were presented with our certificates saying we were officially "Atlantis Submariners" - woohoo!
Afterwards we went back to the ship, had lunch and watched it sail away towards the island of St Lucia, which would be our next port.
... on your purchases. I’m guessing the participating duty free stores pay for the bus as it drops you right in the middle of the street where they are all located and most of the tourists on my trip appeared to at least be browsing. I bought a bottle of Dolce & Gabana to replace the one I broke in New Orleans – I think after shave is cheaper here than back home as it only cost me 90DB (about $45). I forgot to use my discount voucher so not wanting to waste it I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cobblers Cove Barbados
Good sized suites (bedroom, bathroom, living room, plus a balcony or verandah), ecxcellent service, good food in the on site restaurant, extremely pleasant gardens, good range of cocktails (but watch out for the rum punch - more rum than anything else!)
First off, I couldn't agree more with the review posted by the New Yorker on 4/16/04.
Just returned from a split week - four nights at Cobblers, 3 at the Royal Pavillion. Four nights of English shabby chic v three of fully-refurbished five star deluxe rooms.
Upon reading some further reviews from other guests, I have a few further comments on Cobblers Cove, to help clarify matters for other travelers. At the outset, let me note that my 5-star rating from October 2003 still stands:
Let me begin by saying that the lush grounds of the hotel are gorgeous - flowers and amazing foliage everywhere. That unfortunately, is where the compliments end. THE STAFF - Aloof and apathetic is how I would describe their attitudes. I have never met such a large group of people who could seem to care less about their jobs, guests, you name it! Maybe the British don't mind arrogant and unresponsive hotel staffs, but as an American you will be annoyed and can probably recall better customer service you received at a Holiday Inn. THE FOOD - Quite good but you really can't eat there more than a few nights because the service is so slow you literally want to pull your hair out and service your own table just to get out of the restaurant. Every night we ate there we had to ask several times to get our check to no avail - except once. We even resorted to asking for it when we ordered dessert just to give them plenty of time to generate it and it still didn't work!!! THE ROOMS- The size of the rooms is good but they are soooo dated and shabby (NOT SHABBY CHIC) looking. The hotel badly needs to be refurbished! Again, the Brits don't seem to mind this but Americans who like nicely appointed rooms and modern amenities will find the rooms disappointing. The bathrooms are equally in bad need of updating. POOL/BEACH - We did like their beach but found all of the chairs and smelly cushions at both the beach and pool to be very cheap. These also need to be updated and upgraded. The pool is small, has a constant smattering of left over kids toys floating in it and needs to be resurfaced. OVERALL - This hotel is not luxurious AT ALL. I would not stay at Cobblers Cove again nor would I ever recommend it to friend or foe!!!
I felt like I had to post a slightly more lukewarm review of CC here after reading these raves made us book our own vacation. It is a lovely but SIMPLE place, not a luxurious over the top experience. For that, you should go to Cap Juluca on Anguilla, which is only a bit more expensive, and is similarly intimate in scale, but is the most opulent place we have ever stayed. CC kind of paled in comparison.
Visit and fall in love. This small hotel is a slice of paradise. Enjoy the small, elegant beach, the delightful open-air dining pavillion, the lovely gardens, an attentive staff and an interesting mix of guests: British, German, Canadian and U.S.
One of those very special places that withstands the pressures of time and unnecessary modernity. Returned here after a 10 year absence, to find that the wonderful hospitality of Hamish and his staff is undimmed. We even re- acquainted oursleves with restaurant staff from the previous visit. Food remaisn suberb, service and attention to detail excellent, its said to be a little bit of England in the Caribbean, don't let that put you off, this is a very Bajan sport of welcome. Low key but quality entertainment some evenings, a beautiful beach and a view to die for. Not the greatest place for children, although we did bring one 5 year old, who was thrilled to be the genuine centre of attention. Rooms have been improved and the garden are a delight.
Cobbler's Cove is everything we go on vacation for...beautiful beach....a small, quiet resort where they treat you like family!
Impeccable, friendly service....the dining room staff is outstanding!
(especially Tony) Afternoon tea served at the pool....reading on the beach.....walking through the lovely gardens - it's like a dream come true! Quiet and relaxing, but just a short hop to the festivities in Holetown and Bridgetown. PERFECT!