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
We stayed at one of the villas for a long weekend in November. The property was amazing. Our butler, LaRon was incredibly hospitable and helpful. He organized a bunch of fun trips for us. Highly recommended!
I'd have to agree with other reviewers who describe The Cove as a touch of paradise. The staff, the grounds, the beaches, the restaurant were all so pleasant, seamless, and accommodating. I hope to get back there before long!
Our visit to The Cove was one of the most amazing vacations I have ever had! From the moment you arrive you will be welcomed with the warmest hospitality and most incredible scenery. The beaches and the water are so beautiful that pictures do not do it justice. Every aspect of The Cove was top notch...from the accommodations just steps away from the water, pool with the best views, and the staff made us feel like family. Every meal we had at the resort was delicious...you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. I am so glad I stayed at The Cove and when I left I couldn't wait to return. If you want a relaxing resort with the best food, best staff and most beautiful beaches then definitely stay at The Cove in Eleuthera!! You will not be disappointed.
rooms are small but enough to sleep very comfy king beds, either way all you are gonna wanna do is enjoy the beach and scenery, hotel is 1 mile away from lenny kravitz house, and 2 miles from glass house bridge where you can see the atlantic ocean on one side and the carribean ocean on the other side.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about this resort. First, the beaches and pool views are amazing. Everything is furnished with comfortable, casual elegance.. not over done like most high end resorts. The staff was top notch from the maintenance guys, to the servers, to the managers. Everyone made us feel special. They remembered our names and what we liked to eat and drink. I have to give extra praise to Shiyas and the food/beverage team. We are foodies and everything was delicious. Kirk made our day every evening at the Point Bar where we watched the sunset. Joey took extra time to create a work of art on our sushi. Pat and Meredith always brought their joy to everything they did with a big smile on their face. The Cove is stunning, peaceful, and a true paradise. I highly recommend you visit and explore the island of Eleuthra as there so many things to see and the people of Eleuthra are warm, friendly, humble and giving. We hope to visit our new friends at the Cove and throughout Eleuthra again soon.