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The Cove Eleuthera
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We visited for a week in mid-November. My wife and I have been to quite a few high end resorts in the Caribbean and a few mid level resorts, including all inclusives. The Cove ranks near the top, but, as I will explain, it is not quite there yet. First, we liked the island of Eleuthera a lot. It is safe and the people are friendly. The Cove is a very good location and has a couple of acres of Zoysia grass around the buildings and going out to the beach. That makes it very comfortable to walk around and I think it was a great idea. The buildings are new and the sliding doors to get in and out of our room (no regular door) worked perfectly. The room is white "Euro cool" style with minimal furnishings. The bed is very comfortable. The bathroom is great and the water pressure is fantastic.
The food in the restaurant is delicious. It is very expensive, but I believe that all of the nice restaurants on the island are comparable. So what can you say? If you eat at a nice place, not a local dive, then it's $40 for breakfast, $50 for lunch, and &150 for dinner if you have one drink a piece.
We snorkled around a bit and it is okay. Not a whole lot to see but it's good for an hour or so. We rode bicycles 3 miles to surfers beach on the Atlantic side. You still have a one mile walk after you park your bike so it is a bit strenuous.
The sunset everyday is gorgeous. We actually saw the "green flash" our last evening there where you see a green flash for one second as the sun disappears behind the horizon.
Complaints are minimal. There are no regular coffee makers in the room. Only espresso that costs $3 for a "pod". I need two cups of coffee, not one gulp of espresso. They will bring you a pot for $6, and even include some hot milk. I think the rooms need regular coffee makers. There was construction noise but I realize this is temporary and due to be over by December. They opened a second restaurant while we were there. It is a grill that is in the same area as the main restaurant. It has a different menu and has outdoor seating. Very nice. The only problem we had was that after they delivered our food one day at lunch, we were immediately surrounding by more than a dozen flies that would not leave us alone. We had to scoot inside.
All in all, I think this is a great resort that I would like to return to and I have no doubts that the owner, Sidney, is committed to making this a 5 star resort by anyone's criteria.

Room Tip: We had ocean view and I recommend that.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank russell9919
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TheCoveEleuthera, General Manager at The Cove Eleuthera, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Greetings from the serene side of The Bahamas! Thank you for your kind and constructive review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us; your feedback is instrumental in our growth as a world class destination property. The finishing touches on our new spa and gym are near completion and will be ready for festive season. Thank you once again and we hope that you will be able to come visit us again!

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Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

Just got home yesterday from a fabulous long weekend at The Cove. I traveled with my husband and 11.5 month old baby girl. Little bit of a hassle to get to the island but completely worth it! The property was beyond beautiful and the staff were truly kind and helpful. We kayaked, snorkeled, napped, paddle boarded, beached, ate, drank, built sand castles, biked, hammocked, and acted like lazy fools. Though we were the only people who brought our child we felt more than welcome and comfortable. Thank you for all of the little baby snacks and the comfy crib in our room!

Personally I would visit this little gem before the word gets out, it won't be a secret for long. The rooms are beautiful and the food is great ( though it will be better once the new restaurant is open for variety). The sushi chef is very skilled as are the bartenders. The beach gentleman were happy to help us with any activity and constant ice waters. Max happily took us to town one day in the Cove car because I was to nervous to bike with the baby, he was wonderful. We also met the owner who was very welcoming and highly admired by each staff member which says a lot.

The water is bright and clear and calm. Perfect place for moms to snorkel without being scared haha. I didn't see a room that I wouldn't have been happy in, we stayed in arrewok studio 19 ( can't spell that) could see the ocean from our porch. Seriously relaxing and pretty. Do visit with or without your kids. We will be back without a question. Thank you!

Stayed: November 2013
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TheCoveEleuthera, General Manager at The Cove Eleuthera, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Greetings from the serene side of The Bahamas! Thank you for taking time to share your wonderful experiences with the Trip Advisor Community. Your comments and words of encouragement inspire us to continue our efforts for service excellence. We are truly happy that you enjoyed your time and we look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 10 November 2013

The Cove Eleuthera is unique in that it offers very clean and quiet solitude. The facility seems a little wobbly during an apparent transition between owners but the staff is very earnest. It's a bit expensive for the type of product they offer, but it also serves a unique niche in the region. The Cove seems designed only for people wanting quiet, solitude, and rest. There wasn't a sitting area in our room, so if it's raining, the only things to do are sleep, eat in the restaurant, or sit in the lobby. Islanders are very friendly and helpful. Don't go to The Cove (or to the island of Eleuthera) looking for interesting or exciting activities...there's some shopping and some natural phenomena like caves and pretty sunsets but not much else within a reasonable driving distance except fishing or snorkeling. The Laughing Lizard Cafe is about a half mile south of the Cove and has good food and drink that is more affordable than that at The Cove. Note: What the guidebooks don't tell you about Eleuthera is that economic prosperity has not yet reached the island, so you'll be staying in luxury in what appears to be a fairly poor community.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Sidavouq
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TheCoveEleuthera, General Manager at The Cove Eleuthera, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Greetings from the serene side of The Bahamas! Thank you for your kind and constructive review. We pride ourselves on being an upscale tranquil oasis designed for the discerning traveler. Eleuthera's Mantra is "Eleuthera it's not for everyone" simply stating that other amenities that maybe available in more developed areas are not present here, but the natural beauty and people of the island create a unique & unparalleled experience.

There are many complementary activities one could do to fill their days such as kayaking, snorkeling, badminton, paddle boards, croquette, bikes, bocce ball and horseshoes.

Island tours and boat excursions are also available. For the odd rainy day we have our Freedom Bar and Sushi Bar which is a popular meeting place for our guests. We have numerous board games, wifi and cable TV. We are also putting finishing touches for SPA, Gym, library and Movie Theater to add more amenities for our guests to enjoy.

Again we thank you for your constructive feedback.

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

My friend, who is dying of cancer, and I just returned from Eleuthera. She thought she
would be spending most days in her room, and enjoying room service, which she said
was ok because the view from her ocean front room was "pure paradise". However, the
staff was so helpful. they sent a golf cart for her and made sure she got to the dining
room for meals. All of the staff, whether they were walking by, raking the sand, waiting
tables, cleaning rooms, were the happiest people I have ever met. Most hotel staff are
that way, but when you are not looking, the smile leaves. I have traveled a lot, but with
the beautiful facilities, the picture perfect view and the kindness shown by the staff, this
trip was over the top and my friends are going next month.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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5  Thank elaine z
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TheCoveEleuthera, General Manager at The Cove Eleuthera, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2013

Greetings from the serene side of The Bahamas! Thank you for taking time to share your wonderful experiences with the Trip Advisor Community, we are very grateful that you choose to stay with us and thank you for allowing us to be at your service. We are truly honored and blessed that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you will have a chance to return.

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Everything went beyond expectation here, the room was smartly arranged, the cleanliness was just amazing. Oh, you will love the smell of the shampoo and conditioner….and they were so generous with the water pressure at the shower. The pool was great, hammock were just every where, amazing view from the resort. You are really spoiled here. Love it, love it!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank N0ei
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TheCoveEleuthera, General Manager at The Cove Eleuthera, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2013

Greetings from the serene side of The Bahamas! Thank you for taking time and sharing your impressions of your recent stay with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed.

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