I think most every item has been covered in reviews prior to this one. Frank and Gabi are wonderful hosts and the staff at the resort are always pleasant and helpful. The rooms are extremely comfortable and welcoming after a long day on the beach. Everything was well-maintained and extremely clean. The food was very enjoyable and to reiterate what everyone else has said....the pizza is fantastic!! I did get somewhat tired of the same breakfast every day, but I think it was because I was still so full from dinner!!
Things to do....The snorkeling, compared to other places we have vacationed, was rather ho-hum. However, to be fair, we were not able to take a snorkeling trip the week we were there as the water was entirely too choppy. The beach, however, was fantastic. We were, quite literally, on the beach ALONE for 99% of our trip. Walks on the beach can be as long as you want and they are wonderful. If you get too hot, you can take a quick swim while you walk! The kayaks are in great shape and are very fun (and a workout!). Frank was more than willing to take us on a variety of excursions, but we were too lazy.
Personally, I would not recommend renting a car. The driving conditions on the island are less than stellar :-) As far as air travel, we highly recommend Bahamas Air. Wonderful and timely service while we were there.
If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation, this is the place. If you want night-life and excitement, you should probably look elsewhere. This is quite possibly the most laid-back vacation we have experienced. You are literally on the beach with your spouse/significant other and your thoughts. It was wonderful for us, but I know that for some that would be torture :-)
If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message. I would be glad to answer as best I can. Thanks to Shannas Cove for a memorable and wonderful trip!
- 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