The perfect Caribbean wedding destination is The Cove on Eleuthera Island, Bahamas. The secluded resort lies far away from the busy tourist areas of the Caribbean. At the same time, it’s only a very short plane ride from the US mainland. The small size of the island and the property results in an intimate feel. While relaxing is the main activity, there is also plenty to see and do. Guests will jump at the chance to come to The Cove and celebrate with you. Who wouldn’t like a good excuse to come party in paradise?
The Cove Eleuthera is a world class tropical resort destination. At only 55 rooms, you’ll feel like your guests have the run of the place. The staff is adept at making everyone feel at home. There is a wonderful restaurant and open air bar overlooking the ocean. It’s all steps from your room. Many lose their shoes after arriving and don’t find them until time to leave. Walk right down to one of two sandy beaches. Take a dip in the crsytal clear water. Or, if that isn’t enough, there is also a spa and bevy of activities to dive into.
The island of Eleuthera feels like a world unto itself. Only fifty miles east of Nassau, it almost feels deserted. In reality, Eleuthera has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Though the island is 115 miles long, it’s widest point is only 1 mile. It’s a mecca for pineapple farming and wildlife study. In fact, Eleuthera was named as the “Best Secret Island on Earth” by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
The Welcome (or rehearsal) dinner is a perfect way to start off a destination wedding weekend. It lets you and your guest get aquatinted and meet new faces. The most popular option at The Cove Eleuthera is having the dinner right on the beach! It’s really hard to beat such a breathtaking start to your wedding experience.
Getting ready for your wedding has never been more stress free. Wake up in your luxurious room looking out on the sea. Order breakfast or maybe take a dip in your private pool. Then, get ready right in your room, steps from the beach. Since everything is in one place, there is no stressing about travel or schedules. The staff will help get everything ready and set up just right.
The transition into your wedding reception is a smooth one at The Cove. Right off of the ceremony point is an amazing overlook area with bar. It’s a perfect spot for cocktail hour and right on the way to the reception dinner. Catch your breath, take in the congratulations, and have a cocktail while the sun sets over the ocean.
The poolside area is a great place for your reception dinner and dance floor. There is plenty of room for everyone and you’ll still have those great views. The pool usually becomes a focal point as the night goes on and the drinks keep flowing. It’s not unheard of to have the bride and groom take part once the formalities are all done.
Destination weddings are about making lasting memories. Sharing the experience with family and friends makes it all the more special. This time is so special. I am passionate about capturing these moments. As your photographer, it’s always my goal to be present, yet non intrusive. I’ll create images that last long after the experience is over. Whether at The Cove or another idyllic destination, I’m excited to get started on our journey. Please take a moment to learn more about me and my process, then get in touch.