We visited with another couple in July and I come back to the reviews just to get back to the Shanna's state of mind. I typically like fast-paced vacations with plenty to do, but couldn't pass up the chance to visit such a highly rated resort. I made arrangements with Frank primarily through email and his laid back attitude was welcomed and evident from the start. From the time we arrived at Arthurs Town everyone including the 1 government official at the airfield were super friendly. The resort is breathtaking and surrounded by million dollar private homes. The bungalows are comfortable and classy. Each bungalow has a gorgeous view of one of the prettiest beaches in the world. The first morning I was getting a little restless just before lunch and worried I may need more to keep me busy. We went to lunch and I decided to take a nap before I went for a run and got ready for dinner. During that nap I slept so well I felt like I was getting the hang of what Shannas is all about, complete relaxation and first class service. The days went by so quickly and four nights was not enough. The food at Shannas is exceptional with every dinner a gourmet occasion and the lunch pizza is the best I have had. The breakfast are simple and tasty and everything is far less expensive than what you would think. Taking the extra time to get to Cat Island and Shanna's is well worth the effort. You really get a good chance to interact as much as you'd like with the 4 other couples. Take the kayak or walking trip to Man O War beach and you will be rewarded with the most secluded and beautiful beaches you will ever experience. The side trip to Da Smoke Pot will be a highlight of your trip. Julian, the rake and scrape band, and Julian's wife provide you a unique and traditional Cat Island meal and music. Everyone gets in on the act and before long you will be playing the saw along with the band. Frank and Gabi are the difference here and they are exceptional hosts. As an added bonus we had dinner one night at Shanna's with Dennis Haysbert (The Unit, Allstate, and Major League), who is a true gentleman and a great supporter of our men and women in uniform.
- 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.Free high speed WiFi in the restaurant. Kayaks, stand up boards, snorkel gear is free of charge for our guests. We have a fully equipped dive center and offer also fishing trips, bone fishing in the nearby creek, Turtle watch tours in the creek and snorkel trips ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shannas Cove Hotel Cat Island
- Shannas Cove Resort Cat Island, Bahamas