Imagine an undiscovered paradise at The Cove, Eleuthera. With its secluded location and two private white sand beaches, you may feel as if you’ve arrived on your own private island. Our intimate Bahamian enclave features a wealth of outdoor adventure—from snorkeling to sea kayaking, island exploration experiences and limitless opportunities for ultimate relaxation.
Our resort is closed for the season to complete many improvements – from the restaurant to the villas to the grounds. We will reopen on November 6 and invite you to reserve now for the holiday season.
Nestled between two white sand coves on the secluded island of Eleuthera, The Cove is a place unlike any other. And if you didn’t know it was there, you might pass right by it.
Just beyond the narrowest point on earth, this off-the-beaten-path hideaway makes you feel like you’ve washed ashore on your own private Caribbean island. The Cove, Eleuthera is an intimate resort built on happiness that instantly transports you to a simpler way of life.
The Cove features Freedom Restaurant with its renowned sushi bar, the cliffside Point Bar, Spa Suites, a fitness center, two private white sand beaches, luxurious villas, an organic garden with guided tours and numerous experiences to explore our island and its azure waters.
The island boasts impeccable beaches, picturesque sunsets and undisturbed wildlife, all contributing factors in being named the “Best Secret Island on Earth” by Travel + Leisure. Despite all that it has to offer, Eleuthera is only about one mile wide and 110 miles long.
The topography of the island varies from wide open sand beaches to large outcrops of coral reefs. The eastern side of the island faces the Atlantic Ocean, while the western side faces the Caribbean Sea, one of the two Bahama Banks. No matter where you are sightseeing on the island, you are sure to be surrounded by breathtaking views.
Eleuthera was first inhabited in the 1500s by the Lucayan Indians, who called the island Segatoo. After the Lucayan population came the Spanish explorers. The island was then uninhabited until 1648, when it was settled by a group of Puritan adventurers in search of religious freedom.
They aptly renamed the island Eleutheria, which is Greek for freedom, and eventually changed to Eleuthera, meaning free. Their settlement was the first in the Bahamas, thus making Eleuthera the original birthplace of the country.
Home to the annual Pineapple Festival in June, Eleuthera has been celebrating the tradition of pineapple farming since 1988, honoring pineapple farmers for their commitment to their community. This event takes place in the heart of Gregory Town, where the pineapple is most abundant.
OCEANFRONT THREE-BEDROOM VILLA
Our largest villa features three king beds, a full kitchen, a spacious living area, private pool and stunning views of the Caribbean’s aqua-blue water.
OCEANFRONT TWO-BEDROOM VILLA
With panoramic views just steps from the Caribbean’s aqua-blue water, this villa features two king beds, a separate living area, luxurious amenities, and a wraparound wooden deck next to a white sandy beach.
OCEANFRONT ONE-BEDROOM VILLA
Waterfront villa with one king bed, spacious living area, signature amenities, oversized bath and wooden outdoor deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea within a few short steps to our secluded cove.
GRAND OCEANFRONT ROOM
Waterfront premium suite with sweeping views of our Caribbean Shoreline. Enjoy a private outdoor shower just steps from our white sand beaches and aqua-blue waters.
Nestled among lush Kamalame trees, your private space features a plush king bed, luxury bath amenities and is within steps of all resort amenities.
The Cove has long been regarded in the region for the quality of its culinary experience. While our chefs’ repertoires are diverse, they share a passion for Asian-inspired cuisines. Exceptional presentations of fish and local produce are highlights of the culinary experience on the property; and pastries and breads are baked fresh daily in our ovens.
FREEDOM RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR
With its understated, contemporary elegance, Freedom showcases an Asian-inspired menu from The Cove Culinary Team – who are known for exceptional sushi. While enjoying breathtaking oceanfront views, you may feel as if the restaurant is yours alone – with a private chef preparing cuisine that celebrates our island’s aquatic bounty.
GREGORY TOWN GRILL
Indulge in irresistible cuisine inspired by our tropical locale at Gregory Town Grill. Relax beachside and enjoy the view of the ocean.
Join us for sunset daily at the Point Bar, nestled on the edge of the bluff between the north and south beaches. Lead mixologist, Shanny, serves up craft cocktails, beer, wine and more.
Delight in dinner under the stars where panoramic ocean views, pristine white sands and gently swaying palms set the scene for an unforgettable epicurean experience.
DINNER ON THE BEACH
With the sand between your toes under the starlit sky, this is a beachfront dining experience unlike any other. For two people, you may enjoy a three-course dinner with drink pairings and a beach setup of candles, tiki torches and floral arrangements.
BONFIRE ON THE BEACH
Relax in a private lounge area with a blazing bonfire while you enjoy s’mores, hot cocoa and the company of your friends and family.
Enjoy the perfect dinner for two tailored to your tastes and prepared by your very own private chef.
Whether on the beach or in your luxurious accommodations, indulge in a private bartender to mix and serve up classic Caribbean cocktails.
Led by our sushi chef, learn the art of sushi making—from preparing sushi rice to selecting sushi-grade fish. Hosted at our new sushi bar, this hands-on experience includes two rolls of sushi and a glass of sake.
The national food of The Bahamas, conch is similar to calamari and can be eaten raw, steamed or deep-fried. In this experience at the southern beach, guests enter the water to retrieve the conch and learn how to crack the shell from our team. Then, our chefs will prepare this delightful seafood to your liking in the kitchen.
Bahamian lobsters, also known as spiny lobsters, live in the clean, clear tropical waters of our country. In this sea to table experience, visit our new dock adjacent to the northern beach and inspect the fresh catch of lobster with our culinary team. You may hand select lobster for your evening meal – talk about “today’s catch”!
ORGANIC GARDEN TOUR
Hand-select herbs and fresh produce for your evening meal or apply nourishing Aloe Vera to your sun-kissed skin during a personal tour of Miss Angie’s organic garden. Our Guest Experience Team is eager to schedule a private tour for guests of the resort.
Ideally nestled in between two coves, our resort is a private destination for your retreat, incentive travel or special celebration. The Cove welcomes resort buyouts featuring beachfront events, stylish accommodations and cuisine that highlights our island locale—creating a feeling of exclusivity for your event.
WEDDINGS & CELEBRATIONS
At The Cove, Eleuthera, our Bahamian weddings and commitment ceremonies are customized to fit the unique vision of each couple. Spectacular seaside ceremony venues, intimate resort accommodations and the exclusivity afforded by the resort’s boutique size create a truly unforgettable setting for your special day.
The Cove Eleuthera is a unique and serene setting that is shared equally by all who visit. To ensure the privacy of every guest, The Cove Eleuthera requires weddings and special events to use all 29 of our guest rooms including Cottages, Suites, and Villas plus all food and beverage for a minimum of 60 people over three nights.
By securing the exclusive use of our resort your guests will enjoy a continuous celebration throughout our ocean front property without interruption.
SPA & WELLBEING
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Continue your daily fitness regimen into your Bahamian retreat. Our fully equipped fitness center is available to our guests at any time of day or night.
Start your day overlooking the calm waters of the Caribbean during our guided Morning Stretch on the pool deck. Guests are invited to join each morning at 8:00 am for an instructor-led activity that will set a positive tone for a great day ahead.
Relax and unwind atop the North Cove Point as you watch the last shimmer of light rays cross the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Join us just before sunset for a yoga session you won’t soon forget.
Our boutique offers a selection of swimwear, athleisure and island chic ready-to-wear items from brands such as 9 Seed, Frank & Eileen, Fair Harbor, Lem Lem, Johnnie O, Rails, and many more. We also have a selection of kids swimsuits and toys, The Cove Eleuthera branded clothing and body necessities from Tocca, Kai and Dani Nautrals.
Embark on a northern island tour to uncover the history of our secluded destination. Following your stop at Preacher’s Cave, unwind and savor life’s simple delights at the neighboring Preacher’s Beach, an iconic pink beach along the Eleuthera coast.
Located just a few miles south of Gregory Town, this renowned surfing beach has made headlines for its great left break overlooking a deep Caribbean reef. For those interested in beachcombing, Surfer’s Beach boasts some of the best sea glass collecting on the island.
GAULDING CAY BEACH
An idyllic setting for a refreshing swim or impressive Caribbean snorkeling. Complete your experience with a handcrafted light picnic lunch to accent your relaxing day by the crystal cove.
OUR TWIN COVES
Our two private beaches are among the most beautiful and serene in the Bahamas. Allow our beach attendants to craft the perfect setting for your ideal day on the sand. Indulge in culinary delights, refreshing cocktails, fresh coconut from our beach menu and soak in the beauty and serenity oceanside.
Enjoy a full-day or half-day of fun on the crystal-clear Bahamian waters with this immersive boat tour. Dive in and snorkel for a first-hand experience of the indigenous coral reefs encompassing Eleuthera, then take a dip with the world-famous pigs on Pig Island.
Finally, relax on the pristine beaches of a secluded island. The full-day boat tour runs from 9am – 6pm and the half-day boat tour runs from 9am – 1pm or 2pm – 6pm.
Discover the locals’ favorite fishing locations on this full-day experience. Learn the ropes from a professional fisherman then apply your skills to reel in the catch of the day. While out on the boat, you may even catch a fish to be prepared by our chef upon your return (an additional cost). The full-day fishing tour runs from 10am – 6pm
Complete your day with a beautiful sunset overlooking tranquil waters. Includes complimentary water, sodas and lite fare, as well as a bottle of wine and six local beers. Length: 1.5 hours
Soak in the warm Caribbean sun as you fish off unique shorelines and local hotspots. From sea to sand, enjoy the most pristine and tranquil waters of Eleuthera. Whatever your taste, we will tailor a tour for you. Includes all fishing and snorkel equipment, towels, complimentary water, sodas and fruit.
ELEUTHERA HIGHLIGHTS TRIP
Visit the Glass Window Bridge and renowned Queens Bath to learn more about the history of Eleuthera. These are just a few stops on the Eleuthera Highlights Trip.
Closed-toe walking shoes are recommended.
SAND BAR EXCURSION
Make unforgettable memories during your Eleuthera vacation with a private picnic at the Sand Bar. Retreat to a secluded sanctuary as you experience the natural beauty of your very own slice of paradise.
Sweetings Pond is a landlocked lagoon connected invisibly to the ocean and is known for the densest population of seahorses in the world. These seahorses – Hippocampus erectu – are found here in numbers never discovered elsewhere.
GAULDING CAY BEACH
Uncover an idyllic setting for a refreshing swim and unparalleled Caribbean snorkeling, just a few short miles from our resort. Allow our Guest Experience Team to handcraft a light picnic lunch to complete your relaxing day by the crystal cove.
Located at the northernmost tip of Eleuthera, Preacher’s Cave, a now historic site, was known as a place of refuge for those who sought religious freedom in 1648. History tells us that the first English settlers became shipwrecked and took refuge on this picturesque part of the island.
LEON LEVY PRESERVE
Explore the bounty of a 25-acre Leon Levy Preserve site used to raise the awareness of Bahamian plant diversity and bush medicine.
Witness the beauty of dramatic waves crashing over sunken craters to create pools warmed by the sun. The iconic landmark draws visitors from many neighboring islands.
THE COW & THE BULL
This unique land formation consists of two boulders that resemble a bull and two cows from one angle, and, a bull and one cow from another. As you look out on the Caribbean, listen for the sounds of a bull as the ocean breeze passes through.
HATCHET BAY CAVE
This expansive cave boasts more than three levels of rock formations, striking stalactites and centuries-old charcoal signatures to line the walls. Allow our Guest Experience Team to guide you through this compelling monument.
Off Eleuthera’s northern tip lies St. George’s Cay, the site of Spanish Wells; fishing capital of The Bahamas. During this excursion, indulge in the fresh lobster harvest from local Bahamian fishermen.
Known for its New England inspired architecture and a variety of local restaurants and retail shops, a tour of Harbour Island is not to be missed. Take a stroll down its iconic pink-sand beaches for a memorable moment worth sharing.
This renowned surfing beach has made headlines for its great left break overlooking a deep Caribbean reef. For those interested in beachcombing, Surfer’s Beach boasts some of the best sea glass collecting on the island.
GLASS WINDOW BRIDGE
Discover the striking juxtaposition of calm blue waters and rough navy waves at the famous Glass Window Bridge, one of Eleuthera’s most popular attractions and referred to as the “narrowest place on Earth.”
SAPPHIRE BLUE HOLE
Thrill-seekers from around the globe visit the world-famous inland saltwater lake on Eleuthera island. Let your adventurous spirit guide you as you jump into the striking blue pool, which is claimed to be mysteriously bottomless.
FLOATING SEA LOUNGE
Enjoy the best seat in the house when you reserve a leisurely day aboard our private, floating open-air lounge. With seating for up to four, this romantic escape feels like you are adrift on your own private island. The sea lounge is complete with two chairs, two hammocks and can be personalized with food and beverages of your choice.
Complimentary kayaks are available for guests to cruise the Cove. Learn basic skills from one of the resort’s beach attendants, available for kayak instruction daily at 9:30am.
Known for some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean, Eleuthera Island has a lot to offer above and under the surface. Dive in for private snorkeling or a premium adventure hosted by a local Bahamian. See the Guest Experiences team for more information and availability.
For a great workout or leisurely cruise the sea, enjoy complimentary use of the resort’s paddleboards. Private instruction is available upon request.
KAYAK & SNORKELING ADVENTURE
Take a kayak along our twin coves and discover the wonders just below you. Keep your eyes on the water and you may even see a family of turtles that frequent the area.
One of the most spectacular spots on property is our temperature-regulated infinity pool. Enjoy the awe-inspiring views as you sip a local Caribbean delight poolside.
Explore Eleuthera’s surfing spots, such as the famed Surfer’s Beach, perfect for beginners and experienced surfers alike. Best suited for one to two guests. Private instruction and board are included.
Bonefishing brings together skill, finesse and stealth like no other form of fishing and Eleuthera is one of the best places in the world to experience this thrilling activity.
DEEP DROP FISHING
Drop your line to extreme depths of the ocean to catch fish in beautiful Spanish Wells on a guided fishing tour.
DEEP SEA FISHING
Set out on the water for a guided deep-sea excursion with local fishing experts. Length: 4 hours • Maximum 4 guests Length: 6 hours • Maximum 6 guests
Enjoy breathtaking views of Eleuthera while horseback riding along Harbour Island’s pink sand beaches.