Combined with living in California and my love of travel, I have seen a fair share of beautiful beaches in my time, but let me preface this review with one simple statement: Shanna’s Cove, Cat Island has the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen in my life!
Imagine walking on deserted white sand beaches with turquoise waters gently washing the sand. Nothing but peace and serenity surrounding you.
From the moment that Frank picked us up from the little airport of Arthur’s Town, we felt at home and welcome. Forget Disneyland, Cat Island is the happiest place on earth! Everyone you pass (whether they be in car or on foot) greats you with a warm smile and a friendly waive or honk.
Each day was a new adventure. Our first day I went for a morning run down the long stretch of beach in front of the hotel and found myself covered in goose bumps in shock of the sheer beauty that surrounded me (okay sounds corny, but it is true). I didn’t think I would ever see a beach as beautiful as the one in front of the hotel. Then the next day we ventured through the wooded path in search of man-o-war beach, which was even more deserted and incredible.
Our third day we went diving with Frank. We saw tons of beautiful fish, eels, rays, lobsters and coral. Frank is an incredible dive master and made all the dives very fun, comfortable, informative and easy! Rob was our dive boat captain and definitely has a talent for following bubbles!
Shanna’s Cove also has kayaks you can take out at any time you want and explore nearby secluded coves and beaches, which we utilized quite a bit! We rented a car our last day (which Frank arranged for us) to explore the island a bit more and check out the Hermitage. We drove the entire island and decided that while every part of Cat Island is beautiful, Shanna’s Cove by far has the best location on the island and the best beaches.
The evenings at Shanna’s Cove are not to be missed either. The food is amazing!!! Drinks are mixed to perfection. The other guest are excellent company! DJ Frank definitely knows how to get the party started, even Tara and Gabby joined in the dancing!
I must admit that prior to our vacation I was skeptical of the reviews on Trip Advisor, as I have never seen a hotel with perfect reviews. Even with my high expectations, Shanna’s Cove far exceeded my expectations! This place is the real deal!!
We can’t wait to come back!!
- 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