The Cove Eleuthera
What We Love
- The 24-hour gym, for working off those decadent meals
- Full-size shampoo, conditioner and lotion in the bathrooms
- Complimentary use of bikes, paddleboards, kayaks, and snorkeling equipment
- Private dinners on the beach, complete with a bonfire and champagne
What To Know
- Food and drink prices are high for this area
- Rooms have Nespresso machines, but there’s a charge per pod
- The lower-priced rooms, situated on walkways, don’t have the same privacy of the villas and cottages
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
The Cove has not one but two private beaches – both manmade, but each with calm water ideal for swimming or testing out the kayaks and paddle boards that are free for guests to use. While the resort is fairly isolated, there’s no shortage of things to do, including spending hours in the enormous infinity pool (views of the clear blue sea included). The room style is minimalist but comfortable, with 500-thread-count sheets, travertine floors, Caribbean-style white paneled walls, and wooden platform beds. The rooms closer to the water have spectacular ocean views. Cocktails at the cliffside bar are the perfect evening treat—the resort has some world-class sunsets—and while the restaurants are limited to two, the menus of sushi, steak, and Bahamian-influenced dishes get rave reviews, as does the incredibly friendly service.
In the Area
The Cove Eleuthera is large, at 40 acres, but if you want to do anything outside you’ll need to either your own car or to arrange transport through the resort. A trip to Harbor Island and back is possible in a day; you can visit the pink sand beach and check out a larger variety of shops and restaurants than is available on Eleuthera, including the very popular Sip Sip for grilled octopus and other island fare. Dining options near The Cove include Bahamian dishes at Daddy Joe’s, which often has live music. Four miles away (a calorie-burning bike ride or decent hike) is the Glass Window Bridge, under which the deep blue of the Atlantic meets the turquoise of the Bight of Eleuthera. Also nearby is the open-air Glass Window Bar & Grill, which has a daily happy hour and Sunday fish fries.
How to Get There
The cove was amazing. The Staff is absolutely delightful and a number of characters you will come to see as friends during the trip! The bar tenders will know exactly how to make your drink right, and Kirk from the point bar is a great person.
We decided to eat fresh seafood the entire time during our stay, and we were not disappointed. The fish was extremely fresh, and lobster arrived only hours before dinner. The waiters were very accommodating, and on two occasions were able to accommodate exactly what we wanted via menu adjustments.
Highly recommended Rest and Relaxation resort!
Very friendly vibe and serene environment. Great getaway to decompress but don't expect luxury accommodations. Property is a little "worn" and entry level rooms are very small and not laid out well . bathrooms are tiny and there is no place to unpack. Food is amazing and staff is wonderful, so go with the flow and grasp the "bohemian" setting and you'll have a great time.
We've been going to The Cove for years, right when it was re-opened in 2013. It has always outstanding, and even somehow felt even better this last week. South African management team was really helpful and friendly, and the staff was fantastic as always (thx Tory, Terran, Merrideth, Samuel, Captain Al, Shawny, the list goes on, etc... etc...) making the vibe is so relaxing.