DREAM DESTINATION: Cobblers Cove, Barbados
I must have the Caribbean on my mind with a getaway to the tropics on the calendar in the near future. While each island has a unique personality it's hard to beat this one. The sugar sand beaches and fragrant breezes are unforgettable in Barbados. Scott and I were there in 2010 and the vibe of this tropical paradise is the stuff of daydreams.
While researching luxury destinations for a Caribbean honeymoon for travel clients, I discovered Cobblers Cove on the tropical island of Barbados. At Cobblers Cover, the pink and white striped umbrellas, plantation shutters, lush gardens and luxurious Caribbean style suites will take your breath away. Take a peek at this dream destination.
The details about Cobblers Cove Hotel
Cobblers Cove Hotel offers 40 guest suites (560 square feet) in six two-story white buildings with green trim, and in the three-story pink Plantation House built in the 1960s. Suites have balconies or ground-floor patios accessible through louvered doors and furnished with cushioned reclining chairs, footstools, and cocktail tables. Ceiling fans and air conditioners are available in all rooms. Living rooms contain sofa beds, wing chairs, two-chair dining sets, coffee tables, and desks--all ivory-colored rattan--and wet bars. Bedrooms have caramel-colored rattan furniture and white bedspreads. Walls throughout are cream-colored, ceilings white, and floors terra-cotta tile accented by straw area mats. Bathrooms contain twin-sink marble vanities and shower/tub combinations, with bathrobes available. The resort is designed for rest and relaxation. Suites contain no televisions, radios, CD/DVD players, or VCRs though all are available on request.
Cobblers Cove overlooks a stunning white sand beach and man-made breakwater with an array of marine life. For relaxing on the beach or by the freeform swimming pool there are comfortable and elegant sun loungers and umbrellas. For those wishing to be more active, there is a variety of activities from tennis to water sports.
Water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, and Hobie cat sailing are complimentary, as well as a fully lit tennis court. Independent operators offer personal watercraft activities off the beach and parasailing and scuba diving nearby.
At the Sea Moon Spa, therapists trained exclusively in Pevonia Botanica, an all-natural line of skin care products for men and women of all ages, ethnicities, and skin types, tailor treatments to each individual guest after a careful assessment of the skin’s condition.
De-aging, exfoliating, stress reduction and massage are some of the services offered. Tropical fruits such as mangoes, papaya, an d pineapple, are known for their ability to soothe and moisturize the skin. These fruits enhance the complexion and deliver a youthful glow while being free of the harsh ingredients, chemical irritants, and emulsifiers found in many conventional beauty products.
The hotel is a member of Relais & Chateaux. To learn more or book Cobblers Cove.
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