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
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Modern resort on one of the more secluded Bahamian islands, with tons of outdoor activities and an excellent restaurant serving just-caught fish
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.