Quite possibly the best, relaxed luxury you’ll find in the Caribbean, The Cove Eleuthera is The Bahamas’ best kept secret. I got the opportunity to check out the boutique property recently and few hotels are designed more perfectly for destination weddings than this. It would be hard to relocate for your honeymoon and ever leave, so I suggest you don’t.
A destination wedding at this spot means picturesque nature 360 degrees. For your ceremony site, how about standing on a point straddling two bays in the Caribbean for views on all sides? You and your fiancé can literally say “I do” between two beautiful, white sand beaches.
From there, cocktails could be served at the Greecian-esque outdoor bar perched overlooking one of those breathtaking bays.
When you’re ready for your group to reset and relocate for dinner, there’s an expansive infinity pool deck awaiting your wedding reception just steps away with equally as stunning of a view – from all sides.
In the event of rain, the modern, white, and perfectly appointed restaurant will not only suffice but serve as a swanky spot to dance the night away in.
Or, should a true beach wedding be more your destination style, celebrate in the sand on either private beach – just take your pick!
And the best part about The Cove Eleuthera? With only 57 rooms (mostly bungalows and private villas), it’s built for a buy-out. Just imagine, you and all your favorite friends and family taking over this 40 acre property, strolling through 600 palm trees seeking out fresh coconut water, napping amongst the 30 hammocks, and bumping into each other not only at dinner, but perhaps around the point during an afternoon snorkel or paddleboard session.
It’s truly the perfect home away from home for a wedding party – even the rooms are wedding chic white in color! And for the newlyweds, opt for one of the beachfront three bedroom villas complete with butler service and private infinity pool (and double it as a welcome cocktail spot or post-wedding brunch venue).
Then bring in a rake and scrape band for some local tunes, serve up some fresh lionfish (that’s caught off the reef to help eradicate them from the area), and toast with an “I Love the Cove” cocktail – complete with fresh sage and you’ve got yourself the perfect destination wedding party.
Saying “I do” to the island of Eleuthera and The Cove means your happily ever after begins the minute you touch down in this paradise.
All Photos from Enchantment Group.