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Reviewed 8 June 2010

Frank & Gabi have a beautiful intimate resort on a gorgeous beach.
Great service, delicious dinner. We will go back next chance we get.

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Thank Ljsays
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Reviewed 16 May 2010

Staying at Shannas Cove Resort is not just fantastic vacation, it seems more to be like visiting friends in paradise!
Wakeboarding, snorkling, relaxing, BBQ, dolphins, starfishes, endless beaches, mystic bat caves, incredible kind Bahamians, rake & scrape, cold Kalik etc. etc. etc.
Thanks to Gaby, Frank, Katharina, Frau Honig and the whole staff for the best holidays we ever had! We`ll be back!!
Eva&Alex

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank ColdKalik
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Reviewed 5 May 2010

We stayed at Shanna’s Cove over Christmas ‘09, and were more than thrilled by the experience. First, the location – the resort is at one of the most beautiful beaches on Cat Island. Guests stay at oceanfront bungalows with beautiful views over the beach. Each bungalow is essentially a one room studio, some larger than others, with a very comfortable bed, desk, couch and refrigerator and coffee maker and satellite TV as well as a separate modern bathroom and shower room and expansive outside porch overlooking the ocean. Second, the warm welcome – Frank and Gabi, the couple who run Shanna’s, are very welcoming and spare no effort to make you feel at home. They are also fun and very nice! Third, the food – without doubt, Shanna’s has Cat Island’s best. We tried a number of places on the island, and to come anywhere close to fine dining as we know it in the US or Europe, you must come here. Gabi imports specialty food items from the US and Europe, and served the most amazing Christmas dinner for 19 people, with an unforgettable feast of duck breast, cabbage, potatoes and salmon. Amazing! Every day we were there, the food just seemed to get better and better. While the lack of cooking facilities in the bungalows limit somewhat your options for eating in, as Gabi’s restaurant serves three meals a day, you won’t go wanting. Fourth, Frank has a state-of-the-art diving school on the premises of Shanna’s Cove, offering trips to all levels of divers to some of the most beautiful spots located right nearby. Both Frank and Gabi are passionate about their resort; they clearly love what they are doing, and their enthusiasm added that much more to our stay. We felt very lucky to have discovered Shanna’s, and would recommend this as the top destination on the island for foodies and divers.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank menyou2
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Reviewed 1 April 2010

arrived for 6 days to Shanna's Resort after hours of searching the web for a relaxing beach vacation. We couldnt find much about the resort as it was opened late 2009...but had a good feeling that we made the right choice..And we sure did! the resort is quiet & relaxed, clean and beautiful (design of room, balcony, bathroom, rest, etc), the beach is incredible, soft sand & miles of private walk, turquoise water to swim in (the real carribbean thing).

Frank & Gabi are great people, they have all the knowledge, facilities and connections that you will need if you wish to explore the Island (we went fishing, wondered around the Island, the heritage, visited some of the small, cool cat island bars, considered Scuba diving but didnt make it this time, etc).
The restaurant is great, we had a spoiling breakfast every day at the deck facing the lovely beach, good fresh salads or homemade pizza for lunch and for dinner fish or (very) good steak, prices were very reasonable.
We enjoyed the company of the lovely guests that we met at the bar and went out to the farmers' market in town all together- had good fun there!

Overall- we had the best vacation ever, Shanna's is THE place to be in this magical Cat Island!

--as for sand flies...remember to use spray and they will stay away : ) worth it!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2010

My wife and I have been to several of the Bahama Out Islands, Exuma, Abacos, Andros, Harbor and now, Cat Island.

We have enjoyed all the Out Islands and, luckily, all the places we have stayed at on them.

Having said that, Cat Island was the best and Shannas Cove Resort the nicest of any of the places we have been to.

Frank and his wife Gaby just opened their place this past November. There are five "bungalows" available to rent. I hesitate to use the word "bungalow" since it does not do justice to how nice these accomadations are. Simply beautiful on the inside with outside decks that give you a spectactular view of the ocean and beach.

Speaking of the beach, there are many great ones on Cat Island, but from what we saw, Shannas has the best one there.

Franks wife Gaby is an excellent cook. She is more then happy to cater to whatever it is that you wish to eat and every meal we had was a five star expierence. They have an excellent bar and wine selection also. As an unexpection bonus, Gaby, German by birth, some how makes the best pizza my wife and I have ever had. And we are from New Jersey, which is like pizza central.

Frank will be glad to arrange what ever activitiy you are interested in, from diving, nature tours, Bonefishing and car rentals. He even took us for a tour of a bat cave one afternoon. Well, he took me, my wife would not go in! The other option is to just sit on that great beach they have and relax.

Look up Cat Island and decide if it is for you. If so, you will want to give very strong consideration to staying at Shannas Cove Resort.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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