Travel Blogs from Barbados
... but turned out to be a British Restaurant chain, but it was never the less delicious as we hadn't eaten anything since breakfast. Although we felt like we had so much time to spare, we still stayed up half the night packing and got a solid four hours of sleep (woop woop). Also we got really worried because we packed much more efficiently than usually so we had more space so we spent half an hour searching the room...
Anyways it's time for boarding and I have nothing else to write!
Day 4---Barbados Rain rain go away--we'll, finally it did. Started off as a rainy day but by the end it turned out beautiful. Got off the ship and did some tourist shopping for the grand kids. Went on our catamaran excursion to snorkel with sea ...
... really restfull vacation, and I'm sad that it's almost over. Made it to Toronto . A passeneger took ill so i thought we might get a side trip, but he's fine so we watched movies and came straight back to Canada. A mixup with the hotel shuttle and here we are at midnight hoping to stay awake long enough to hear the pizza ...
... yachts in our division are several hundred miles behind us languishing in a very light wind zone.
we have changed to our cruising chute which is now powering us along at 6.5 to 7.5 knots on a direct line for the north of St Lucia which is now about 70 miles away.
... Our last stop for the day was Sunbury Plantation. It started to drizzle just before we arrived, but not too heavily. We had a buffet lunch under the cloisters of a small courtyard – chicken, fried fish, macaroni cake, rice and salads. Very nice. I shared a table with a young Finnish couple, who were also very nice. After lunch we toured the plantation house which dates back to the 1600’s. I’d hoped to go to St Nicholas Abbey, but this was a good alternative. ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
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!