Resort Review: Cobblers Cove in Barbados

A few weeks ago Chris and I vacationed at Cobblers Cove in Barbados! It was an all-around incredible trip, made even sweeter by the fact that we got some uninterrupted sleep at night (since the kids stayed home, haha!). Cobblers Cove had been on my bucket list for YEARS, and it was everything I thought it would be and more. Imagine pink and white striped umbrellas, turquoise water, lush gardens and tropical flowers everywhere you look, and that’s a pretty close description of what it’s like to be staying at Cobblers Cove. I’m rounding up the outfits I wore below, but scroll on for the full review!

Antonio Melani x The Styled Bungalow Miraflores Floral Print Rosette One Shoulder Swim Top // Antonio Melani x The Styled Bungalow Miraflora Floral Print Classic Hipster Swim Bottom // Z Supply Soleil Pants // Sam Edelman Bambi Raffia Buckle Slide Sandals // Lack of Color Palma Wide Brim Boater Hat

On me: For Love & Lemons Kali Mini Dress // Kaanas Calliope Slide Sandal // Tuckernuck Raffia Rowen Earrings // Show Me Your Mumu Seashell Rattan Bag // on Chris: khaki shorts // white sneakers

Lovers and Friends Every Rosette Midi Dress // SIMKHAI Constantine Bikini Top // SIMKHAI Lilly Bikini Bottom // Lack of Color Palma Wide Brim Boater Hat // Tuckernuck Raffia Rowen Earrings

Abercrombie Flowy Tiered Maxi Dress // Lack of Color Palma Wide Brim Boater Hat // TKEES Foundations Matte Flip Flops // similar handbag

English Factory Striped Knit Vest // English Factory Striped Knit Shorts // Target Jonie Ankle Strap Footbed Sandals // Lele Sadoughi Coquille Stud Earrings, similar here // Chloé x Mifuko Woody Large Woven Basket Tote // Amazon sunglasses

JADE Swim All In One Piece // oversized white button-up shirt // Sense Studio Sicilia Stories Haute Beach Lady Straw Ibiza Hat // TKEES Foundations Matte Flip Flops

Solid & Striped The Verona One Piece // Z Supply Soleil Pants // Brinker & Eliza The Best Is Yet To Come Necklace

JADE Swim All In One Piece // oversized white button-up shirt // Sense Studio Sicilia Stories Haute Beach Lady Straw Ibiza Hat // TKEES Foundations Matte Flip Flops

Bell Alex Maxi Dress // TKEES Foundations Matte Flip Flops // Amazon sunglasses // similar handbag // Tuckernuck Raffia Rowen Earrings

SIMKHAI Constantine Bikini Top // SIMKHAI Lilly Bikini Bottom // oversized white button-up shirt // Tuckernuck Raffia Rowen Earrings // Amazon sunglasses

Here’s my full review of the resort, below!

Room

Cobblers Cove was built in 1944 as a plantation house and was eventually turned into a hotel worthy of the British aristocracy that frequented it. It was re-decorated around five years ago by Soane Britain, and is truly the prettiest hotel I’ve ever seen, with lots of gorgeous print mixing, rattan, and pink-and-white stripes. There are only 40 rooms in total and you can’t go wrong with any of them – they are all beautifully decorated! Chris and I booked the Colleton Suite, which is a beautiful suite located in the main house overlooking the sea. I didn’t realize this upon booking, but this room definitely has the best view of the ocean! The Colleton Suite has its own living room, his and her closets, a spacious bathroom with a gorgeous claw foot bathtub, and an outdoor patio with an outdoor kitchen and private plunge pool. The room itself was incredible with tons of space… we could have spent all weekend in that room and never left (especially considering they serve room service all day!).

Food

The food we had at Cobblers Cove was out-of-this-world good, rivaling the food I had while visiting Italy! The restaurant at the resort, Camelot, is known for its beautiful seafront setting and its fresh, local ingredients. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant and every meal was incredible. Breakfast and lunch felt quite casual (with options like French toast and hamburgers on the menu), while dinner felt like a fine dining experience, with white tablecloths, candles on every table and the sound of the waves crashing in the background. The menu rotates every day, so we always had new options to pick from, and I mean it when I say it was some of the best food I’ve EVER had!

Pool

The pool at Cobblers Cove is a main attraction, located next to the main house with a beautiful view of the turquoise ocean water. It’s a kidney shaped leisure pool with a pink-and-white lounger floating in it at all times, surrounded by luxurious sun chairs (with matching pink and white umbrellas, of course). There are not *that* many sun chair surrounding the pool, but there is a whole other deck area with tons of chairs so guests always have a place to sit. We did find that people reserved chairs early in the morning by placing personal belongings on them (like a book or sunscreen), however we never had any trouble securing chairs when we arrived at the pool mid-morning. Laying out by the pool was really relaxing, and they will deliver drinks right to your chair!

Beach

While there is not a lot of physical beach space directly in front of the hotel, you do have access to a sandy strip of beach on the northern side if you’re looking to walk along the beach or lay out on a towel. (Side note – none of the beaches in Barbados are private, so you can visit and enjoy any beach on the island.) The sea in front of Cobblers Cove is buoyed for safe swimming and the rocky reef directly in front of the restaurant is excellent for snorkeling. Chris and I borrowed some snorkels and flippers from the Water Sports Tent and went snorkeling one afternoon – we saw tons of fish and the sparkling, turquoise water was absolutely beautiful!

Activities

There are tons of things to do at Cobblers Cove, if you so wish. The resort offers every guest a free 30-minute boat ride every day, so Chris and I definitely took advantage of that while we were there! The boat is so cute, with iconic pink-and-white stripes (of course) and you get to see some of Barbados by sea while relaxing in the sun. We also took advantage of the complimentary tea every afternoon from 4 to 5pm. They served different kinds of tea (in beautiful porcelain tea cups) alongside different pastries and scones. There’s also a gym and tennis court on property, and you can also schedule on-site activities (such as a garden tour, guided hikes, motor boat sofa ride, personal trainer or yoga instructor) or off-site activities (such as golf, jet skis, fishing, scuba diving and kite surfing). There’s even a spa on the resort where you can book a facial or massage – the spa looked amazing and also uses all-natural products!

Transportation

Barbados is relatively easy to get to – we took a direct flight from Charlotte to the Bridgetown airport (about a five hour flight). Once you get off the plane, you can grab a taxi outside – it takes around 40 minutes to get to the resort and costs around $75.

What to Wear

It was 86 degrees, hot and sunny in Barbados every day (yes, in March!). We dressed in casual outfits for breakfast in the morning, changed into swimsuits to go to the pool or beach, and then showered and changed into nicer outfits every evening for dinner. My favorite casual outfit I wore was this striped vest and striped shorts set – it’s incredibly high-quality, with gorgeous gold buttons! My favorite swimsuit was this floral one because of the big rosette on the shoulder – it really makes a statement. And finally, my favorite dress was this maxi dress from Abercrombie. It blended into our surroundings perfectly, it even matched the coffee mugs! Haha. The rest of my outfits are linked on my LTK page!

Overall, we LOVED our trip to Cobblers Cove. I will say that the island of Barbados wasn’t my *favorite* island I’ve ever been to, but I would 100% book a trip back just to go to Cobblers Cove again! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments. 🙂

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5 Comments

  1. SALLY

    Wow another vacation in the Caribbean for you 2. Very nice. Without the little ones even better. Barbados looks like a beautiful place. Lovely resort with plenty of things to do. Basketball court would keep boyfriend happy & busy for a hour while I am getting a spa treatment. Motor boat sofa ride looks like fun. Hopefully there is biking there. Boyfriend and I would have to have our 3 to 4X a week bike ride in the morning. Gotta to do the hike too. For us its early morning exercise then beach/pool for afternoon and then dress up for night dinner/fun. As for fashion for me it would be nothing but bikinis, cover up dresses, shorts, flip-flops, heels, sundresses. For him tee shirts, collar shirts short sleeve, shorts, sneakers, sandals, jeans, dress pants, one pair of dress shoes and Speedos for sure. If I am wearing bikinis he is wearing a speedo for me. Most of his swim trunks have been replaced with speedos. Jackets to the closet till leaving. I love 85F weather every day. I can get use to that real quick. As for me today at work I am wearing a sleeveless fitted belted blue jumpsuit with my 5 inch no platform white high heel sandals. While I am in office I am wearing a blazer to make it office appropriate.

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  2. Candy

    What is your favorite island you have been to? Thanks!

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  3. Jessi

    Oh wow I was JUST there in March too (but we stayed in Bridgetown). Barbados is a pretty cool little island. Next time we visit, I will have to remember Cobbler’s Cove. I love your outfits !

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  4. Bailey jordan

    Did you guys venture off the island to eat anywhere and If so , we are going next month, so I’d love any recs!

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