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A Serene Island Paradise 

Nestled between two sandy coves on the secluded island of Eleuthera, The Cove is a destination unlike any other. Just beyond the narrowest point on earth, this unspoiled hideaway replicates the feeling of being washed ashore on a private Caribbean island.

The Cove, Eleuthera is an intimate, off-the-beaten-path resort built on happiness. Simply stepping foot on our pristine island will transport you to a simpler way of life. In addition to soft, white sand beaches, sweeping views of turquoise waters and luxurious suites and villas, The Cove offers a variety of experiences for guests to enjoy.

Cravings can be satisfied at Freedom Restaurant, which is known for flavorful Asian-inspired cuisine and a renowned sushi bar. Sunset happy hours can turn into once-in-a-lifetime moments at Point Bar, a cliffside perch where you can indulge in tropical cocktails, beer and wine. Unmatched relaxation can be sought at the Spa Suites, during outdoor yoga or a morning stretch at the Fitness Center. There’s no shortage of activities to try or natural beauty to explore, far beyond the magic of simply being on our island.

Located 50 miles east of Nassau

The island of Eleuthera is little known to the rest of the world.

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 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.

 

The History of Eleuthera

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.

Pineapple Roots: An Ode to Island Life

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 the community. This event takes place in the heart of Gregory Town, where the pineapple is most abundant.

Pineapples serve as a symbol for The Cove’s longstanding commitment to preserving the authenticity of island life. Known as the international symbol of hospitality, this tropical fruit also represents the care our guests experience while disconnecting on our property.

Meet Your Resort Hosts

Explore Eleuthera 

Guided by a knowledgeable resort host, explore many of the natural wonders of our island, most within a short distance of our resort. Pictured here is Preacher’s Cave, discovered in the 1600s by Captain William Sayles.

 

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