We just returned from our vacation at Shanna’s Cove, and I have to say that we had the time of our lives! First, there is no need to worry about finding a taxi. Frank will pick you up from the airport and take you directly to the resort. Along the way, Frank will explain a little about the resort, and point out interesting aspects of the island. When you arrive at the resort, you are taken to your cottage, and either he or Gabi will explain the features of your room. We stayed in the Dolphin cottage, and we felt it was well appointed with a TV (never turned it on), a small coffee maker with a supply of freshly ground coffee; a mini-fridge stocked with soda, water, tonic water, Kalik Beer, and some juices - all items were reasonably priced. In the restroom was a small hair dryer, hand soap, body wash that doubles as shampoo, and fresh towels for both bathing and the beach.
If you read the previous reviews, you will find that the majority of them mention how great the food was. Each dinner consists of three courses; however, I won’t get into the meals because I will just repeat what others have said – the meals are amazing! Not only that, if you happen to order drinks from the bar, you will not be disappointed. Frank pours a mean drink! He does not skimp.
If you are adventurous, and you plan to hike to Man O’ War beach, you would do well to bring your hiking/tennis shoes – no sandals - the trail can be very rocky at times. The trail is a little over one mile long, and during the summer months can be hot. While we hiked the trail we could hear the crabs scurrying away from the trail, so be prepared for noises all around you. Once you make it to the end of the trail, you will not be disappointed! An amazingly beautiful and secluded beach that goes on for miles, and you are the only one on it. It is definitely worth the hike.
As the other reviewers have stated, Frank and Gabi may take you to Da Smoke Pot (it’s not mandatory if you don’t want to go), and I must say that the food was excellent – as well as the entertainment. Be prepared to participate on the saw – it was a lot of fun.
I know some of the previous reviews also mention that they were Gabi and Frank’s favorite guests. This is what is so great about Shannas Cove, Gabi and Frank make EVERYONE feel like they were the favored guests. We have already planned our next trip for June of next year, and we can hardly wait.
Misc. info: We stayed from 6/14-6/20. According to the temperature display on the bar, it was approximately 85°F with humidity of approximately 75%.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Shannas Cove Hotel Cat Island
- Shannas Cove Resort Cat Island, Bahamas