Cobblers Cove Hotel

There are no shortage of beautiful properties on Barbados’ west coast. The most upmarket region of the island plays host to Rihanna and Lewis Hamilton’s neighbouring houses, and luxury is very much the deal, with glitz, glamour and some of the world’s finest hotels. Family-owned Cobblers Cove in Speightstown was one of the first properties here and is an antidote to the more brash addresses with a masterclass in understated luxury. A one-time sugar plantation, it writes the playbook for a classy, colonial design aesthetic, with a palette of pinks and blues set against brilliant white and rooms that allow natural light to provide all the accentuating they require. A total of 40 suites meander their way through manicured gardens, bleeding down to the focal plantation house, which plays host to the signature Camelot restaurant. A dining destination in its own right, menus here are dictated by what local fisherman Barker nets on any given day. A scallop-shaped pool is enveloped by daybeds that rival mattresses for comfort, where a steady stream of complimentary fresh fruit and house-made sorbets refresh throughout the day. Suites from £490.

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