About Cobblers Cove
Cobblers Cove was originally a private house. Joss Haynes, a sugar cane planter and politician built a weekend beach retreat where the family could escape the island's windy and rugged east coast - they chose Cobblers Cove. Read more about the history of Cobblers Cove.
Barbados benefits from year-round sunshine, warm temperatures (28-29 degrees centigrade / 82-84 degrees fahrenheit is typical) and mild seasons, meaning there is never a bad time to visit. Days are sunny and fair with light breezes and balmy evenings. The most amount of rainfall occurs between July and October, however rain spells tend to be brief and are quickly followed by sunshine and blue skies. Tropical rainstorms sometimes occur over the summer, but fortunately hurricanes usually avoid Barbados. The last occasion when Barbados suffered a direct hit from a major hurricane was in 1955.
Will Oakley – General Manager
Will Oakley joined Cobblers Cove as the hotel’s General Manager in April 2014. As a graduate of the Savoy Group Hotel Management Programme and with a well-established career in the luxury hotel industry, Will brought a wealth of experience to the role.
Having previously worked with the Firmdale Group, The Halcyon Hotel and Bespoke Hotels, Will was most recently the General Manager at the five-star Cadogan Hotel in London which he ran for three years.
A true foodie, Will spent part of his career running his own delicatessens and judging for The Great Taste Awards. Now at Cobblers Cove, he couldn’t be happier learning about new local flavours and ingredients with Head Chef Jason Joseph.
Will isn’t the only one enjoying island life, his family has settled in well too, including their Labrador Tarka who has a new passion for chasing the local monkeys!
The Cobblers Cove team gives the hotel its unique personality. Many members of staff have worked for the hotel for many years and have built up close relationships with our guests, knowing them by name and remembering their preferred restaurant table, favourite cocktail and chosen suite. It is this insight that ensures our guests receive the warmest of Caribbean welcomes.