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Shannas Cove Resort
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Cat Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 May 2013

The first word that comes to mind is WOW!! A friend of our has been to this resort for a few weeks for the last 3 years. He kept telling my wife and I that we had to try it. So In Feb 2013 we spent 5 nights at the resort and every day was wonderful. The resort was really clean, the food was great and the hospitality was amazing. The beach was great and we never really saw other people, the few people we did see we saw again at dinner at da Smoke pot resturant and then they were on our flight. Gabby was a delight and Frank was gone so we are heading back again in 2014 to make sure we get to meet Frank.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
2  Thank Jeff D
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

Stayed here for the first time...location amazing, food amazing, beach amazing, Frank & Gabbi amazing....we are already booked to go back for next year!! This is not for everybody..if you are looking for the "party scene" and looking for non-stop activities, this is not the place, but if your looking to unwind in total seclusion, this is it.

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7  Thank djbowman
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Absolutely fantastic place. My husband and I just came back from a week's stay at Shanna's. It was our first time to the Bahamas and certainly won't be our last. Frank and Gabi and all the employees are all hospitable. The bungalow was very clean and spacious. The bed could be better, but I found it easy to sleep with the relaxing sounds of the crashing waves. Relaxing on the beach can be tiring business! Speaking of the beaches, I have never seen cleaner sand and water. You can see the ocean floor far out into the water. The most people we saw on the mile+ beach was 8, but most days we were the only ones. We canoed one day. Hiked to the Atlantic side one day (where you really won't see another soul). Snorkeled (now that was tiring work!) We left the beach one day and rented a car to see the rest of the island. The only attraction is the Hermitage, which is much smaller in real life but worth the drive. You can see the Caribbean and Atlantic at the same time from up there. If stopping for a meal somewhere, be sure to call ahead as many places are closed or just not cooking that day. You won't want to skip too many meals at Shannas though. The breakfast is fantastic (get them to make you pancakes, so light and fluffy). Everything at lunch is great, but the pizzas, oh the pizzas, especially the white shrimp pizza. Be advised that one is more than enough for two people. The dinner is five star all the way. We did have fish 3 nights of our stay. My husband doesn't like fish. He took a cautious first bite and proceeded to inhale it. He's going to be spoiled now. Such a fresh clean taste. Other nights included veal tenderloin, duck breast, and even a pig roast. They will make substitutions for picky eaters though.The drinks are great, but they make them strong. Very strong.

Room Tip: We were in seahorse. Probably the least private bungalow, but when there are max 10 guests, it's...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank GrizzFan85
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

We just returned from 8 days at Shannas Cove and I am still speechless. It is a truly magical place. From the minute Frank and Gabi pick you up you feel like family. Every minute felt like a dream because the beaches are so beautiful and you are completely alone most of the time. Each morning we were greeted by Tara who was amazing and she made us gourmet breakfasts. Frank and Gabi were always there to make your trip special from amazing food to great drinks and lots of laughs. I am only home two days and can't wait to visit again. It was truely a privilege to meet Gabi and Frank and spend 8 days with them.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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6  Thank Anne F
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

My husband and I just returned from a week long vacation at Shannas Cove. We had been to the island once before and had good service. But Shannas is the top of the line!! You really can't ask for better views or a nicer beach. Plus they have nature trails that start on their property so you can explore a few other beaches, very remote and private. Frank and Gabi are absolutely wonderful hosts, they treat you like family and have a great sense of humor and are very willing to do everything they can to make your stay there as enjoyable as possible. Their restaurant is 5 star - it will make you think you're in a fancy place in NYC. Three course breakfasts and something new every day.

We've already reserved a spot for next year!

Room Tip: All the rooms are great and have private balconies over looking the beach. But "Turtle" a...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

There is little to be said about this resort based on the previous reviews! My wife and I stayed at Shannas Cove 3/28-4/5 and enjoyed every minute of it. The beach, food, and island are all amazing. The greatest compliment about the resort are the owners, Frank and Gabbi! They are very detail oriented and provide a great experience. The only complaint I would have are the mattresses. I'm a big guy and they were a little uncomfortable at times but its all good. We will be back next year.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JB4633
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Beautiful weather, water, and private beaches. So tranquil and relaxing. The food was to die for! Gabby, Frank, and Tara are so much fun. Snorkeling and kayaking are free and they have the equipment for you. Frank can take you diving or fishing too. We loved our week there. Beat the heck out of Fiji too.

Room Tip: All of the bungalows have one king bed, a couch, fridge, large shower, tv, desk, and deck with views...
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Additional Information about Shannas Cove Resort

Address: Shanna Bay, Orange Creek, Cat Island
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Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Cat Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cat Island
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cat Island
Price Range: £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shannas Cove Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shannas Cove Resort is a paradise for people looking for a relaxing beach vacation in the sun, and is the perfect location for diving and fishing. Enjoy the island‘s secluded white sandy beaches and sub-tropical flora and fauna. During tours of the island you will get to know the islanders and will be impressed by their friendliness and hospitality. Our restaurant will pamper you with a diversity of dishes including exotic island specialities.Free high speed WiFi in the restaurant. Kayaks, stand up boards, snorkel gear is free of charge for our guests. We have a fully equipped dive center and offer also fishing trips, bone fishing in the nearby creek, Turtle watch tours in the creek and snorkel trips ... more   less 
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Shannas Cove Hotel Cat Island
Shannas Cove Resort Cat Island, Bahamas

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