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The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room

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Welcome to our little piece of paradise! The Sunset Cove and Rainbow Room is a small boutique resort with a restaurant, pool and bar located in the hearth of Eleuthera with pristine panoramic Caribbean, gorgeous nearby beach style cottages. The Resort's location on the island makes it an ideal base from which to explore the rest of Eleuthera. Within minutes of the Resort are some of the island's top tourist attractions: Surfer's Beach, the Famous Caves of Hatchet Bay, Glass Window Bridge, the Pineapple Fields of Gregory Town, plus our own Secret Beach. We even have Bonefish Graham's "Rainbow Guide" to bonefishing on Eleuthera. Our waterfront area with its seaside tennis court and some of the best snorkeling on the island (one of the sites on the Jean-Michel Cousteau Bahama Out island Snorkeling Adventures) will provide hours of enjoyment for the whole family! The vibrant and colorful The Sunset Cove and Rainbow Room and its Rainbow Bay Club is a historic property on Eleuthera Island that has seen many transformations since it was built in the 1970. Once a Restaurant with a bed and breakfast, and then a rental property, the boutique hotel now serves as one of the most casual-sophisticated small resorts on Eleuthera Island. The property features 15 uniquely decorated rooms with three different level: Deluxe, Superior and Standard for the convenience of our guest-friends, a pool and beautiful Bahamian park overlooking the Caribbean site. The restaurant at the hotel are among the best on the island and, if you’re feeling like a stroll, there is the famous Rainbow Beach just a few minutes away from the property, or you can snorkel directly from the rocks at property. Please note that our Cottages have been kept deliberately in the decoration and style of the 70s, some guests love to feel the "old Bahamas", so please book the cottages only if you really like the old feeling. If you like modern and upscale Luxury suites, we recommend you reserve one of the Luxury brand new suites 4* Hotel. For any additional question please feel free to ask.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Coffee shop
Beach
Boating
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Snorkelling
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Refrigerator
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Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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hargrove15 wrote a review Nov 2022
Boston, Massachusetts24 contributions18 helpful votes
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Perfection! If you are looking for Care of the Soul, plan your vacation at the Sunset Cove Hotel in Eleuthera with its spectacular ocean panorama, high-arching rainbows, and the kiss of the balmy Bahamian breezes on your cheek

The moment I stepped out of the taxi and walked into the charming and disarming Rainbow Room lobby to check in I said to myself "This is the hotel experience I have been waiting for

Forget the usual front desk receptionist from Marriott, Sheraton or Holiday Inn Express greeted me with friendly suspicion” Do, you have a reservation, sir? Please give me your photo ID and Credit Card for Incidentals.

Instead, I was greeted by the friendly smiles and handshakes that felt like a hug offered by Stephanie and Andrea the new hotel managers, who seemed like they already knew me, and a dose of that famous, Bahamian hospitality

They offered me a tiny shot glass of their delicious homemade liqueur "Bohamas’," which is made from ancient herbs harvested in the Eleuthera outback and said to enhance energy level, strengthen your back, and even spike your libido

Dr. Arun Garg the hotel's new owner is an up-and-coming restauranteur whose restaurants in Coral Gable Florida, Miami was recently on the front page of a New York Times, feature article called America's Best Restaurants "The 50 Best Place to Eat in America

While the Sunset Hotels Rainbow Restaurant may aspire to reach such distinction, it may not be too far behind, and the prices are quite affordable. I found the food to tantalizingly delicious that I hesitated to say "Yes," when my wife asks for a bite of my conch fritter appetizer that was light as a feather

The Menu--a hybrid of the best of Bahamian and Italian cooking is something I never tired of during a four-day stay. The first night I had a delicious lobster truffle pizza,
baked in the wood-fired oven. The second night I had yummy fresh-off-the-boat grouper, cooked in lime sauce and topped with delicate vegetables.

On the third night, I convinced Stephanie to cook us a delicious homemade Raggu based on an old Florentine recipe, she learned from her mother-in-law. In Florence, they start cooking the Ragu at 7 am in the morning, and it's not ready until 7 pm at night. Stephanie shared with us that her mother in laws friends are so passionate about cooking that that have heated debates, about what to put in the Ragù and competitions for judging the best one

The gracious service from the restaurant manager Lavelle and bar man Rajya was top-notch and ever-present. The whole atmosphere of the place was as convivial as a private club and I found it easy to make friends with other guests, rather than feeling lie a stranger in a strange land

The rooms themselves are charming, well-appointed, and very comfortable. We spent our days touring the 100-mile-long narrow neck of an Island with The Glass Bridge that separates the smooth Caribbean Sea from the chop of the Atlantic Ocean. We visited Harbor Island, where my very feminine wife Tao was delighted to have her picture taken astride a horse that was a magnificent white stallion

Care of the Soul? Yes! All in All, Eleuthera is "Another Place" whose Bahamian hospitality warm tropical breezes, and gorgeous pink beaches produce something special vibrations that are rejuvenating.

On the return ride to the airport, a Tropical Storm was creeping in and the Glass Bridge was closed. We had to take a "ferry," that looked like a 25-foot Boston Whaler with a 175 HP Yamaha Engine to the taxi area. It was a real adventure through the chop with lots of spray and we enjoyed the sense of camaraderie with our 12 fellow passengers

Our stay at the Sunset Cove Hotel and the Island of Eleuthera was an unforgettable experience and we can't wait to go back soon.

Robert Hargrove of Boston
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Christy S wrote a review Mar 2020
Hyannis, Massachusetts104 contributions25 helpful votes
We were a large party of 17 ranging in ages from 73 to 3, we had the most joyful and delicious pizza party, the pizzas are amazing. If you are in the area please stop and eat at the restaurant. Great drinks too. The owner and his family are very accommodating, wish we had something half as delicious where we live.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Joseph PalmCay, Owner at The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Thanks you very much indeed from all our lovely team, looking forward to serve you again in the future. We remember your large groupe very well. Beautiful people!
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Teki H wrote a review Sept 2022
19 contributions4 helpful votes
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A relaxing getaway with stellar views of Caribbean, natural fauna, sunsets. The rooms are very comfortable with beautiful linens, plush inviting pillows, and firm mattresses. The pool is very inviting with temperate water that will cool and soothe. The restaurant Rainbow Room has a varied menu with steaks, seafood, pasta and wood-fired pizza. The food is off the chain. I had grouper the first two nights cooked two different ways- coconut crusted and blackened the second night. I had trigger fish steeped in lime and seasonings. I hope they put this on their menu. They were kind enough to cook the fish my husband had caught and it was to die for. The final night we indulged in their Paradise pork specials with grilled smoked pork roast served with coleslaw and shrimp fried rice. All their sides were on the spot whether it be Rice with Bahamian peas, Coconut rice, fried plantains, or seasonal vegetables. Of course the drink menu includes unique items such as the Rainbow Kaleidoscope with a combination of red, blue, and yellow. This drink includes three different liquors and will put you in your happy place. Their are of course non alcohol specials like the traditional Bahamas Goombay punch.
The managers Andrea and Stephanie aim to please and are happy to accommodate your special requests for your stay. The staff in the restaurant also were accommodating, pleasant and anxious to ensure your experience was top notch. This place could get a Michelin star if only the reviewers found their way to Eleuthera.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Katrina Evans, Owner at The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room
Responded 7 Sept 2022
Thank you very much. You have been a lovely guest.
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Laura F wrote a review Jan 2022
Milan, Italy3 contributions
I stayed at the Sunset Cove and Rainbow room with my boyfriend for two weeks during Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

The room was a romantic bungalow well decorated with a touch of bahamian style surrounded of beautiful palms and close to the nice and peaceful swimming pool area.

Top things we appreciated more are: the amazing sunset and the moon reflected into the sea combined with a sky full of amazing stars.

The staff was very friendly and a special thanks to the owner Pino, and Stephanie&Andrew for the kindness and the island experiences they provided to us. We truly enjoyed the snorkeling, the view from the cliff, eating local foods (sweet apple).

About the food was always delicious! We love more the fish bites, the garlic shrimps, the lobster, the rib-eye and of course the pizza perfectly cooked in the wood oven!

Note, this is not a 4/5-star hotel or so, but the atmosphere is so special that it really felt like home to us. All respect for the owner who does a great job here; a true sample of excellent hospitality!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Wi-Fi is available and good in the room and swimming pool area Parking is very large available...
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William L wrote a review Jan 2023
Ocala, Florida45 contributions26 helpful votes
This is THE place to take a "chill out" break from the hustle and bustle of the world. For anyone who hasn't had the opportunity to visit a family island in The Bahamas, this has to be added to your bucket list. For most people, it will take a few days to "wind down" from the stress of your 9-7 daily grind, but once you do, and get on "island time" you won't regret it. You won't find any loud night clubs, discos or casinos here, nor loud drunken parties by the pool. Instead you will be rewarded with peace and quiet, a place where you can take a quiet snooze or read a book by the guest pool, a lot of time without any noise or loud screaming kids and teenagers. Just remember that you are on island time, and preplan or put in your order(s) early (or the day before,) for any special dish or cocktail of your choice, in order for the staff to accommodate you. Remember you are on "island time."
Another tip: you are on an island surrounded by the sea, for the most delicious and freshest foods, stick to seafood. (Save the steaks and roasts for your next visit to Chicago.) My buddies and l took a 4 day "bachelor wind down" trip, to get in the right frame of "zen" for an upcoming wedding. So glad we chose here. The grooms party retuned home in the perfect frame of mind, for the upcoming hectic wedding day....
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Hola4876 wrote a review Nov 2022
Lansing, Michigan936 contributions591 helpful votes
If this were based solely on staff, it would be a 5+. The manager, the housekeeper, and the restaurant staff are wonderful. The room was large, the grounds - in general - are well kept and pretty. The beach you can walk to is not a beach at all, but rather a rocky boat launch. There is a small, nice beach within a 5 minute drive. Speaking of a beach: we have travelled to a few tropical islands, every place we stayed had for use beach chairs, umbrellas, small coolers, and beach towels. The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room provides none of this. There are not towels for the pool either; nice pool but not child friendly as it is over 5' deep on the shallow end. About 1/3 of the pool lounge chairs were broken. The pool area has a large 'lounge' area but the cushions are old & dirty. The rooms have a small refrigerator, no microwave or coffee makers. On days they don't serve breakfast, you need to drive 10-20 minutes to get coffee. The restaurant is o.k., nothing to write home about; it is the only 'game in town'. You must drive to other restaurants. The internet service is spotty; it sometimes works, sometimes does not. With a few moderations, this could be a great place.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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OLInda L wrote a review Feb 2023
Nassau, New Providence Island1 contribution
Went for lunch and met Lavelle who welcomed us and showed us to a table on the patio. On arrival we noticed how lovely and clean everything was. Lavelle presented us with a menu and told us what was on for lunch. We ordered the grilled snapper on a freshly baked brioche roll with home fries. I can honestly say that it was the best fish sandwich I have ever had. The home fries were also delicious. Lavelle was friendly and informative and showed us an amazing album put together by the owner of some
of the spectacular beaches and sites in Eleuthera. I have ordered 2 copies. We will definitely be back to sample more of the delicious items on the menu. We highly recommend Sunset Cove.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alina S wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I visited the Island for the first time after some friends highly recommended, I stayed in Sunset Cove, the experience was beyond my expectations, friendly staff, food was amazing delicious, fresh see food, you need to try the lobster pizza and coconut fries. Beautiful beach if you like snorkeling that's the place, Beautiful and romantic Sunsets. I had an amazing time, definitely going back.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ErinMc wrote a review Jun 2022
Plantation, Florida6 contributions1 helpful vote
We were greeted by Stephanie and Andrea. What a warm welcome! The room was very clean and had a comfortable queen bed. The view was spectacular from the outside dining area in the restaurant. You have to try the pizza! We were able to sightsee (Preacher’s Cove, The Blue Hole, Glass Bridge, Governor’s Harbour, Hidden Beaches, Queen’s Baths and all the tiny towns in between) during the day and spend the afternoon relaxing in the pool. Stephanie’s family recipe rum, Bahamaro, was a perfect gift to bring back and give to our house sitter. I can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Katrina Evans, Owner at The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room
Responded 3 Jul 2022
Thank you. We are very gad. The Management.
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Dylan W wrote a review Jan 2022
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First impression on the hotel was unbelievable, I just arrived as the sun was setting, it was breathtaking. All of the staff were so helpful in every way, even when it came to pointing us in the right direction in terms of tourist attractions. Food was brilliant and the live music and a few beers was the perfect way to end the day. Great location, everything you need is close by… BEST HOLIDAY EVER!!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Franklin B
Spanish Wells, Eleuthera25 contributions4 helpful votes
You will have to use a car to get to the flats.
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islandh0pper3 asked a question Apr 2017
Hingham, Massachusetts2 contributions
Price per night
Answer from Rhonda W
Eleuthera, Bahamas14 contributions
Price is $135. Per night
AlliecatOOB asked a question Jan 2017
Old Orchard Beach, Maine428 contributions257 helpful votes
TV in room?
Answer from richardEleuthera
Eleuthera1 contribution2 helpful votes
sorry no tv in room large flat screen at the bar!!
needtogonow asked a question Dec 2015
Maine17 contributions6 helpful votes
What is best way to get from airport? Shoukd we have a car for the week?
Answer from richardEleuthera
Eleuthera1 contribution2 helpful votes
a car is recommended on Eleuthera, there are many contacts, Let us know your arrival Thank you
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Tammy Z wrote a tip Apr 2023
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
"Coordinate your dinner time with the sunset for the best views!"
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William L wrote a tip Jan 2023
Ocala, Florida45 contributions26 helpful votes
"Remember you are in the family islands of The Bahamas. "Go find yourself" and get rid of the stress you left back home."
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john h wrote a tip Jan 2023
Dublin, Ireland69 contributions70 helpful votes
"Help visitors with local information - handwrite it if you cant get it form the tourist board. Write up local access, beaches, shopping etc"
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hargrove15 wrote a tip Nov 2022
Boston, Massachusetts24 contributions18 helpful votes
"Doctor Garg Tariq and the whole team treated us with tons of TLC"
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Laura F wrote a tip Jan 2022
Milan, Italy3 contributions
"Wi-Fi is available and good in the room and swimming pool area Parking is very large available Just in front of the restaurant"
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PRICE RANGE
£88 - £214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rainbow hotel eleuthera
LOCATION
CaribbeanBahamasOut IslandsEleuthera
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room
Which popular attractions are close to The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room?
Nearby attractions include Rainbow Bay Beach (1.3 miles) and Hatchet Bay Cave (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room?
Conveniently located restaurants include Front Porch, The Sunset Cove And Rainbow Room, and Brenda & Billy Stubbs BBQ.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Does The Sunset Cove & Rainbow Room have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.