WOW! This is a tropical paradise full of natural beauty and charm. My husband and I were looking for a fun, laid back holiday vacation, and Shanna's Cove Resort was just that! All the reviews before ours are right on par! We arrived on Cat Island and immediately fell in love with the area, the resort, and the beach. Gabi and Frank know how to run a resort! It is full of their German charm and met all of our needs. We operated on only one schedule, without clocks...island time. We woke up when the sun rose, ate breakfast and played all morning. When we got hungry, it was lunch time, and then we played more. When it got dark, it was time for drinks and dinner. That being said, Gabi and Frank were very accommodating of whatever schedule we had (with the exception of dinner, which is at 7:30). Their staff was very friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed getting to know them since they are all locals. The food was incredible! Breakfast was absolutely delicious with fruits, homemade breads, meats and cheeses, and whatever else you could want. Salads, burgers, and homemade pizzas were for lunch. Gabi and her kitchen crew prepared 3-course meals every night. Frank and Gabi both know how to make quite potent mixed drinks...they don't cheat! They sure do know how to get you relaxed. :) I cannot express how well we ate and drank while we were there (and relatively healthy). The bungalows were perfect. They sit on the side of a hill with incredible views of the cove. They are well maintained and appointed with everything you need to enjoy your trip. Activities around the resort include snorkling, kayaking, hiking, swimming, walking to the creek, scuba diving, etc. You can rent a car while there to explore the entire island. The beach and water there is absolutely gorgeous! My husband enjoyed our long walks on the beach in the pink sand, mesmerized that our footprints were usually the only ones on the beach. We were able to snorkle out quite a ways and enjoy the life at the bottom of the cove. One evening we enjoyed a local bar/restaurant called Da Smoke Pot. They fixed a delicious Caribbean meal and entertained us with the traditional Cat Island music called Rake 'n Scrape. I could go on for hours about our trip, but since I only have this small review, I can offer this bit of information...you cannot go wrong going here if you're looking for relaxation, no schedule, peace, and freedom to enjoy and explore the outdoors. This is better than any all-inclusive resort you can find and better than any beach I've been to in. We feel we have found a true gem and seriously doubt we will need to travel farther than Cat Island for a relaxing beach vacation. Needless to say, we had a perfect 5 days in paradise and will be returning! Thank you Gabi and Frank for making our stay truly relaxing and enjoyable.
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shannas Cove Hotel Cat Island
- Shannas Cove Resort Cat Island, Bahamas