The turquoise waters and pristine beaches of the Bahamian Islands need no introduction, they clearly speak for themselves. But among the more popular destinations like Paradise Island and Nassau lies Eleuthera, situated on the North end of the main island, a low key, hidden gem. Dotted on the sandy beaches of the island, just steps away from Lenny Kravitz’s property, is The Cove, a luxury beachfront resort with all the local charm of the Bahamas, sans the crowds and oversized hotels.
Amenities at the property include private white sand beaches, chic seaside cottages, an open-air bar perfect for watching the sun sink into the ocean, and a gourmet restaurant serving up outstanding local fare (don’t skip the sushi, it’s excellent).
Below, The Cove’s Resort Manager Monica Coppetta gives us the inside scoop on what makes this hotel so unique.
What makes the property so special?
Everything about The Cove, Eleuthera is designed to keep the rest of the world at bay. Our resort offers two private pristine white sand beaches, an infinity pool with views that stretch to the horizon, simple white island-style cottages tucked into lush groves of native trees and flawless guest service. Every minute you spend at The Cove makes you feel as if you’re in the most exclusive luxury hideaway in the world while at the same time exuding authentic Bahamian, island style and flair.
What is the rate?
Roughly an average rate of $415 per night.
What’s an interesting tidbit about the hotel that speaks to its status as an icon?
The Cove, Eleuthera located on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera, named by Travel + Leisure as “The Best Secret Island on Earth,” offers two of the most beautiful beaches in the world on an island that is known for its swaying palms, turquoise blue water and gorgeous beaches. Iconic for its secluded location and warm Bahamian service, our resort is close to the island’s famous Glass Window Bridge which straddles the dark blue Atlantic and turquoise blue Caribbean. The most iconic element of the hotel is its white, minimalist design aesthetic, which perfectly contrast the stunning turquoise waters that surround it. Additionally, the resort is known for its hammocks, located throughout the property.
What’s your personal favorite room?
Any of the Ocean Front Master Cove Suites … each one has unbelievable ocean views and is steps away from the beach, Freedom Restaurant, our infinity pool and spa. Additionally, these rooms have an outdoor shower, which perfectly reflects The Cove’s idea of barefoot luxury.
Can you name any celebrity guests?
We regularly host celebrity guests but valuing our clients’ confidentiality cannot reveal any details as to whom or when.
How about one more fun fact about the property?
One of our most popular experiences for guests is our boat excursions. Each half day excursion allows guests the option of three authentic Bahamian experiences: conch shell diving, lionfish hunting or Swimming with the Eleutheran pigs.