Nestled between two white sand coves on the secluded island of Eleuthera – a small untouched hideaway sprinkled with swaying palm trees, turquoise water and private beaches – The Cove, Eleuthera is a Bahamian destination like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Coined as a unique and exclusive wedding destination, this pristine property is housed on a well-kept secret island that will create an unforgettable setting for one’s special day. As a private and exclusive hidden gem of the Bahamas, The Cove makes any couple feel as if they’re celebrating love on their own Caribbean island.

A Luxury Boutique Resort in Eleuthera

Staffed by a talented team of local professionals who welcome guests like family in true Bahamian style, this spectacular resort is an intimate and breathtaking establishment featuring stunning seaside ceremony venues, unparalleled resort accommodations, and the exclusivity provided by the resort’s boutique size.   

Boasting a total of 29 guest accommodations including suites, cottages, and beachfront villas ranging from one, two, and three-bedrooms that comprise of separate living areas, indoor and outdoor showers, and sweeping views of the immaculate sand beaches, The Cove, Eleuthera is an idyllic destination for an intimate, weeklong wedding getaway.  Guests can relax in the lap of luxury while wearing waffle robes and slippers, sleeping on 500+ thread count linen sheets, and enjoying complimentary mini-bar offerings, a Sonos speaker system, and so much more.  The hotel’s design is minimal, yet luxurious and comfortable.

Culinary Experiences and Wedding Itineraries at The Cove

The Cove has long been regarded in the region for the quality of its culinary experiences, offering irresistible global fare as they source their ingredients locally, seasonally, and sustainably. The property even has its own organic garden, and visitors can indulge in the best of garden-to-table dining. While their chefs’ selections vary, they share a passion for Asian-inspired cuisines displaying exceptional presentations of fish and local produce, as well as daily freshly baked breads and pastries.

With such a wide variety of onside activities and amenities, The Cove, Eleuthera has everything to fill an exciting wedding week or weekend itinerary. In the morning, the wedding party can participate in a guided stretch and start their day overlooking the calm waters of the Caribbean on the pool deck. They can also participate in an instructor-led sunset yoga session.

Water lovers and adventurous types can explore the beauty of the island by embarking on a snorkeling excursion, as some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean happens at Eleuthera Island above and under the water. Dive in for private snorkeling or a premium adventure hosted by a local Bahamian. The group can also go scuba diving in the waters around Harbour Island, offering some of the best diving in the Bahamas. Whether guests are avid divers or just exploring the underwater world for the first time, The Cove can accommodate any skill level and need.

Once the group has returned from a long day at sea, everyone may reconvene to enjoy sunset at the Point Bar, located on the edge of the bluff between the north and south beaches, while the lead mixologist serves up craft cocktails, beer, wine and more.  

For relaxation, the wedding party can take in the awe-inspiring views at the hilltop, basking in the oceanfront heated infinity pool while sipping a local Caribbean delight. They may also pay a visit to the Spa Suites that offer Bahamian spa treatments focused on holistic and locally inspired services.

A Romantic Hidden Gem of the Bahamas

When the wedding festivities are over and the guests have departed, newlyweds often choose to stay at The Cove for a few extra days. This allows them to unwind and enjoy the property at a more leisurely pace. Complimentary beach cruisers are available for bike rides around the resort, and sunset cruises are a popular pick for date night on the water.

Whether a couple is looking to relax with breakfast in bed or seek a private beachfront dinner, the culinary team will provide a memorable dining experience. There are two private and exclusive beaches at The Cove, which are among the most beautiful and serene in the Bahamas. The Cove’s beach attendants can create the perfect setting for a day on the beach, providing tasty bites and refreshing cocktails while couples take in the oceanside serenity.

For an extra dose of romance, couples can experience the HamacLand – a private, floating open-air lounge which is hands-down the “best seat in the house.” The Cove HamacLand is complete with two lounge chairs, two hammocks, and can be personalized with food and beverages of choice.

The Cove, Eleuthera welcomes resort buyouts, guaranteeing exclusivity for a couple’s wedding celebration. With so many customizations available – not to mention, an incredible team of warm and welcoming professionals – The Cove is the best hidden gem in the Bahamas. The island may be small, but it’s truly a spectacular wedding destination for any luxury wedding experience.

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>Written By: Paula Goins