ST. PETER, Barbados -- During its annual closing, slated for Aug. 31 to Oct. 10, Cobblers Cove plans to upgrade its bathrooms, retile the pool and add an entertainment lounge with cable TV, a VCR/DVD player and Internet access.

Although the 40-suite resort also will up its commitment to the under-12 set with a new play area, beach activities and in-room toy packages, its long-standing policy of no rugrats under the age of 12 from Jan. 5 through March 30 remains intact.

End-of-year rates through Dec. 20 will range from $400 to $810 per night, double; suite rates start at $1,000 per night. Prices include a 10% service charge in lieu of tips.

For details, call (800) 890-6060 or visit

To contact reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].

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