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Shanna Bay, Orange Creek Cat Island
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#2 of 11 hotels in Cat Island
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5.0
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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. We always offer our lowest year round rate of $250 + VAT when vacancy allows. 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. Free WiFi in the restaurant. Kayaks, stand up boards, snorkel gear is free of charge for our guests. We offer also fishing trips, bone fishing in the nearby creek, Turtle watch tours in the creek and snorkel trips.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool / beach towels
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Public wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Snorkeling
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Adults only
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Russian, Croatian, Czech and 3 more

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Al & Jen L wrote a review Yesterday
Red Bluff37 contributions13 helpful votes
This was our third time to Shanna's Cove Resort and it is definitely our "Happy Place." The fact that a place like this exists seems too good to be true. The location is the best part about it, with easy walking or kayaking distance to five PERFECT beaches - no, BEYOND perfect - and you don't have to share them with anybody! And of course the staff were as friendly as ever, always making sure we were happy and relaxed. And the food was simply amazing. We stayed in February and I'm writing this review in December... I can't believe I forgot to write it earlier. Or, maybe, part of me just doesn't want to tell the rest of the world about this amazing place. We will be sure to book future trips here; it's the kind of place you keep coming back to.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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David D wrote a review Dec 6
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
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We just spent a week staying at Shannas Cove Resort. This is a wonderful place to relax and forget all worries. The beach is absolutely divine with pink sand and clear water. Snorkeling is a daily pleasure. The bungalows are well equipped with a comfy bed. The location is remote and quiet. Maria and Greg are really friendly. We hope to come back soon.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: All bungalows offer a nice view and quiet environment.
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Jason W wrote a review Oct 2022
St. John's, Canada51 contributions22 helpful votes
We had a great 6 days here with Gregor and Maria. THe place is beautiful Its secluded at the northern end of Cat Island but its not too far out. 15 mins down a pretty rough road, just take your time. Having a car is almost a must but they can be rented locally or Gregor can arrange for you. Get a CRV or suv with some clearance. Shannas has an incredible beach and they have kayaks, paddle boards etc. There is only space for about 10 guests so this is not Sandals. You would not be going to Cat Island if you want a Sandals experience anyway. Meals are done there everyday and they ask the day before if you want dinner the next night. Breakfast is available and lunch was from the menu and affordable., The dinners were actually quite good and made by Maria and staff on site. They can accommodate allergies/opt out of shell fish etc. The rooms are basic but clean and more than adequate with hot water, ac etc. As for Internet I bought a BTC sim for my travel phone and was happy to find service was fine even on the tip of the island, so I used it as a personal hot spot in room. Wifi avail free at the main building restaurant. We have been to a number of out islands and Cat island is amongst the best. It's not bustling- its quiet, but there are things to do just ask Gregor or Maria for advice. They were quite helpful and live on site so they are there to look out for you. We will be back! Jason and Natasha
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: 5 villas all are close to beach. Like 200 feet or less.
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Response from Gregor Eble, Owner at Shannas Cove Resort
Responded Nov 1, 2022
Thank you Jason for taking the time to share your experience. Great time always happen when great people come together.
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RENEE M wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions3 helpful votes
First I want to say that Maria is an absolute treasure and sweetheart. She and Gregor went out of their way to accommodate our dinner needs and make our stay wonderful. Maria is a wonderful cook and all of our meals were great. The rooms are just the right size and we enjoyed our porch overlooking the water and watching the hummingbirds. The beach is truly beautiful and there are several to choose from that you can walk or kayak to and the only footprints you see are your own. We spent our week paddle boarding, kayaking to a beautiful reef to snorkel, and walked for miles. If you want a quiet, relaxing vacation with wonderful host, good food, and a breathtaking view this is your place. Thank you so much Maria and Gregor!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Giselle P wrote a review Jun 2022
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Shannas Cove Resort is a very special find ! Gregor and Maria are the perfect hosts and ensured that our experience was everything that we hoped. The property is well maintained, the bungalows are very comfortable and in a spectacular location if you are looking for a quiet, remote, rejuvenating time on a beautiful island in The Bahamas. We have traveled to many beaches in The Bahamas … this may be our favorite. It was everything we hoped it would be …. And more. The bar and restaurant are a real, natural central gathering place and the food was superb ! We highly recommend a stay. It’s a gem !
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Gregor Eble, Owner at Shannas Cove Resort
Responded Jun 26, 2022
Hello Giselle, thanks for sharing your feedback, even a short weekend trip can make the difference to make vacation time possible, was a pleasure to meet you:-) Gregor
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Cox1 wrote a review Jun 2022
Dallas, Texas44 contributions65 helpful votes
You will never find hosts more concerned with your experience! Maria and Gregor are excellent hosts and they care very much that you enjoy yourself. We have travelled all over the Bahamas and the Caribbean and are pretty picky so this review is through that lens. Pros: food was good, staff was warm and helpful, beach is beautiful, secluded and pristine with clear water and white sand. Excellent homemade pizza! Cons: Here's the posh warning: accommodations are very primitive, little to no hot water, bed is a thin mattress on a concrete base, air conditioners are spotty, beach chairs are a bit worn and are not padded, towels are worn thin. You can snorkel but you won't see much - no reef. The website makes it sound like snorkeling and Orange Creek are close - they are not. Know before you go: the path down to the rooms and the beach is long and has lots of stone stairs - would be near impossible for anyone with any type of mobility issue to manage. There is nothing close by so you will eat meals at Shannah's Cove unless you have a car and drive to the other end of the island. Food was good (not great) but at night it is a set 3 course (appetizer, entree, dessert) meal that you don't get to choose. If you have dietary restrictions Maria will do her best to accommodate but it can be difficult. Taxi from airport to hotel was 37 minutes and cost $120 CASH - they do not accept credit cards. Taxi back to airport was 40 minutes and the driver tried to charge us $150 to return so get your amounts locked down ahead.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Gregor Eble, Owner at Shannas Cove Resort
Responded Jun 10, 2022
Hello Melissa, thank you for the nice review, we really appreciate it. to your posh warning, please consider we are a 3 StarResort , posh means to expect a 5Star Resort !! to your cons: Hot water was just a moment we changed the propane right now for you after it runs out, we don't understand very primitive as you can see all other guests who made their review "s was very VERY HAPPY! Even for snorkelling you didn't ask where to go to see the reef, one is 25 feet out of our BEACH?!? Sure you can choose the dinner if you want 3 course or not we are wondering, because we ask every night before what you like and yes we are here on a remote island and always try to serve the best grown organic local food. We really apologise for the cab driver, but be aware he IS NOT OUR BUSINESS, we spoke to him and he is willing to give back a refund. We always say here when you are happy we are happy you didn't say one word about the accommodation here to us.
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Susan Reiman wrote a review Jun 2022
Manakin Sabot, Virginia16 contributions2 helpful votes
I can't say enough about how wonderful Shanna's Cove is. The minute we arrived, Gregor and Maria met us at our car and I knew from that moment we were in good hands. Such lovely people! They both went out of their way during the week to help us with anything we needed. The bungalow was very roomy, bigger than a typical hotel room. We loved having the fridge in the room as well as the open shower. Sitting out on our veranda for coffee each morning was such a lovely start to the days. The view was indescribable and we were kept company by beautiful birds and lizards. We have traveled to beaches all over the world and Shanna's Cove is right up there at the top. The white sand seems to go on forever and you can walk several miles without seeing another human. Our hosts provided kayaks so it was easy to travel to a cove or two over from Shanna's for even more alone time on the beautiful white sands and the crystal blue waters. We really enjoyed the hike to ManOWar Beach as well. There were many species of plants and birds that were new to my identifications on my Seek app. I'm a nature nerd so this was one of the best parts of exploring for me. The evenings were much fun. Gregor served as host and bartender to all of the guests (usually 6-8 total) as we met at the bar each evening prior to dinner. It was such a wonderful way to get to know the owners and other guests and have a lot of laughs. If you love wine, this is the place to be. They are both extremely knowledgeable about fine wines. Maria's cooking.... I have no words adequate. Dinner each night was 3 courses of the most delicious foods. There is no such thing as a bad meal from Maria. She truly has a gift for the presentation of our meals each night with many creative combinations of ingredients. Her passion for preparing something special each night was evident. I am usually ready to go home at the end of vacation, but not this one. Gregor and Maria, as well as the guests there during our week, made us feel that we were home with the most incredible friends. I cannot wait to come back!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Kim P wrote a review Apr 2022
Cleveland 12 contributions2 helpful votes
We’ve experienced the closest thing to heaven during our week with Gregor and Maria. From our initial planning to our travel, to our stay at Shannas Cove, everything was wonderful! Gregor and Maria are the best kind of hosts. Caring, friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, clean and most importantly, excellent chefs and bar keepers! The meals each day were over 5 stars! I have not one single area of improvement to offer regarding our accommodations other than a wish that it never changes. Between the amazing food, beautiful beaches, comfortable accommodations, astounding views and the best people ever, we decided to not leave Shannas during our week. We hunkered down and walked the beaches, hiked the local man-o-war trail, kayaked to the nearby coves and spent countless hours floating in the crystal clear waters. Night time star-gazing by the beach was incredible, especially on a full belly filled with amazing 3-course meals. The only downside of our trip is our departure. We leave behind a small piece of our hearts as we say goodbye to our new friends on this incredible island. It’s not ‘goodbye’, but definitely ‘see you later’. Keep our villa ready for us, Gregor and Maria, our new friends! Until then, keep living your ‘another day in paradise’ ❤️
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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John B wrote a review Apr 2022
Saint Clairsville, Ohio, United States3 contributions
Gregor and Maria 5 ⭐️ for the welcoming family atmosphere; very homey for such a beautiful location! Maria can cook and the staff as well. Breakfast was perfect and dinners would have been over the top anywhere let alone a locale as secluded as Shannas ! The clientele were diverse and all so friendly and welcomed me to share their dinner table on more than one occasion always some really good stories . The views create peace and the trails end with secluded and empty beaches . At the end of the day my room had a beautiful ocean view, was spacious , well equipped , and most of all spotless. I cannot wait to return with family ! I could go on and on about the island and people ! All exceptional !
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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95Moore wrote a review Apr 2022
Bella Vista, Arkansas44 contributions15 helpful votes
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Just spent 10 days at this fabulous place and can’t recommend it enough! The beaches are BREATHTAKING. The rooms are super clean, quiet, spacious and peaceful with beautiful views. The food is OUTSTANDING! Visitors drive across the island or boat in for an awesome lunch, but the dinners…oh my goodness!!!! A different 3 course meal every night that will absolutely blow your mind. Even if you do not stay here - make reservations for a Michelin Star quality dinner at the Shanna's Cover Restaurant!!! But let me tell you about the owners, Gregor and Maria, AND the staff…wonderful people with wonderful hearts! We will miss them but will see them again next year! This resort is a place to disconnect, unwind, relax, and just BE. Congratulations to Maria and Gregor on their one year anniversary of owning this fabulous resort!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are similar and offer spectacular views.
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Response from Gregor Eble, Owner at Shannas Cove Resort
Responded Apr 17, 2022
Hello Hope, when you are happy we are happy . This is our Philosophy and was a pleasure to meet you here. Looking forward to see you next year :-)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shannas Cove Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Shannas Cove Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Shannas Cove Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Shannas Cove Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Shannas Cove Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Shannas Cove Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Shannas Cove Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shannas Cove Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Russian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, and Slovenian.
Does Shannas Cove Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.