Intimate Bahamian Island Retreat Reopened its Doors on November 6, 2023.
The Cove Eleuthera officially kicks off its 2023 winter season with new destination defining programming and newly appointed chefs at the helm of Freedom Restaurant & Sushi Bar, further elevating the guest experience. On the heels of a multi-phased renovation that included refreshments to guest rooms, property grounds, and its signature restaurant, The Cove now offers 29 villas, suites and bungalows; diverse dining, spa suites and an array of tours that allow guests to experience Eleuthera from a local’s perspective – on the land and water. With new flights, such as Atlanta-Eleuthera Delta routes operating throughout November, getting to the destination is easier than ever before.
Enhanced Ecological Island Exploration – The Cove Eleuthera team is dedicated to being stewards of their natural surroundings and providing guests access to an authentic island experience. New to the resort is a seahorse excursion to Sweetings Pond, a 1.5-mile-long landlocked lagoon connected invisibly to the ocean. Known for the densest population of seahorses in the world, Sweetings Pond showcases a snorkeling experience to see these creatures. The non-profit organization that manages national parks in Eleuthera and throughout the country, The Bahamas National Trust (BNT), has taken steps to create “Seahorse National Park” to further protect and conserve this fragile aquatic habitat. The resort has a relationship with BNT, allowing its guests a guided, firsthand experience.
New Culinary Vision – Freedom Restaurant & Sushi Bar, long regarded on the island for its sushi and Asian-inspired cuisine, welcomes Bryan and Louise English as Head Chef and Head Pastry Chef respectively. The husband-and-wife duo bring their talents from South Africa and will be responsible for leading the Food & Beverage team, revamping the restaurant’s menu and creating enhanced culinary experiences for guests and locals alike.
In addition to a fresh culinary perspective, Freedom Restaurant recently completed a transformation of its own. California-based BAR Architects & Interiors was tasked with re-envisioning the restaurant’s interiors, which marry The Cove’s natural surroundings with contemporary luxury and coastal sophistication. The restaurant features a warm-weathered teak palette and natural textures, accented with lush greenery to mimic the island’s limestone cliffs. Colors draw inspiration from the Caribbean islands, Atlantic Ocean and ripening Gregory Town pineapples.
An elegant bar area overlooking the hilltop pool and floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic waterfront views. Designed to be the focal point, Freedom now features a central sushi bar anchored by a vibrant mural by Nassau native, Angelika Wallace-Whitfield. The team also collaborated with world renowned artist and author, Windy Chien, known for her woven knot installations, to design sculptural screens that create intimate seating arrangements for Freedom patrons. The forms of these installations represent the crashing waves along the beach, creating a sense of openness and offering guests privacy while they dine.
Bahamas Babymoon – As babymoons continue to be a popular trend for expectant parents seeking a getaway before their little one arrives, The Cove has created an exclusive Babymoon Package, The Bahamas Babymoon invites couples to relax and rejuvenate with beachside massages, homemade organic mint tea daily – picked by Resort Gardener, Miss Angie – daily breakfast and a special Cove-branded onesie.
Holidays in Paradise – For those looking for a non-traditional holiday soiree, spend the colder months basking in the sun. 2024 festive programming includes letters to Santa for the little ones, Junkanoo costume making, Santa meet and greets, extravagant feasts and more. For all holiday programming and to book an experience, visit here.
The Cove Eleuthera
Gregory Town, Bahamas