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Discover holiday happenings at The Cove, Eleuthera.

Make the island of Eleuthera your home away from home. Please join us for an island inspired holiday with events and activities for the entire family.

Holiday Festivities

December 24, 2019 – January 1, 2020

Family Friendly Contests and Games

Join us on the oceanfront for exciting water sports and fun for the entire family. Kick-off the holiday weekend with paddleboard and kayak races, a snorkeling scavenger hunt and much more. Located on the South beach.
December 24 & December 25 at 10am, December 26 – December 31 from 4pm – 5pm


Holiday Pool & Beachside Treats

Whether you enjoy lying on the beach or gazing out over our two private coves from the pool deck, choose from a selection of island inspired holiday sorbets, handmade to satisfy every palate.
December 24 – December 31 from 11:30am – 2pm


Holiday Cookie Decorating

Enjoy an island inspired cookie decorating event beyond compare lead by Chef Gouwah. Indulge in a selection of handmade cookies, topped with your favorite icings and served with a glass of cold milk.
December 24 & December 25 at 1pm. $20 per person.


Conch Salad Cooking Demonstration

Meet Executive Chef Aadam Coetzee for a conch salad cooking demonstration at the Freedom Sushi Bar. Inquire with our Guest Experience team to sign up for this rare epicurean experience, customary to the Bahamian islands.
December 25 at 2pm. $35 per person.


Island Sangria Contest

Partake in our first holiday island sangria contest. Enjoy a sampling of sangrias crafted with sweet Bahamian island flavors.
December 24 from 4pm – 5pm. Samplings start at $35 per person.


Children’s Holiday Activities

Join us on the Point Lawn for festive Christmas Eve activities, themed drinks, small bites and gifts. On Christmas Day, don’t miss a special sighting from Kris Kringle himself for Photos With Santa, complete with a timeless Polaroid and Cove keepsake.
December 24 & December 25 from 5pm – 7pm


Holiday Christmas Carols

Join us for a caroling experience unlike any where else as our friendly staff sings traditional holiday carols oceanfront by candlelight.
December 24 at 5pm


Holiday Cocktail Hour

Join fellow travelers, Managing Director Jason Trollip and Resort Manager Loraine Trollip while you sip on holiday inspired cocktails and savor themed hors d’oeuvres at the Point Bar.
December 24 & December 25 from 5pm – 9pm


Christmas Cocoa

Parents and children are invited to gather around the Sanctuary Fire Pit for an assortment of Christmas cocoa and s’mores. For our more mature guests, Bahamian hot toddies will be hand-stirred and warmed to perfection.
December 24 & December 25 from 7pm – 9pm. $15 per person.


Christmas Eve Dinner at Freedom Restaurant

Guests and visitors of our coastal resort are encouraged to join us for Christmas Eve dinner at Freedom Restaurant. Enjoy a traditional seaside dishes, or indulge in a selection of specially made offerings, all while listening to the sounds of the Caribbean played by a live band.
December 24 from 5pm – 10pm


Christmas Dinner at Freedom Restaurant

Indulge in an eclectic Christmas buffet complete with all the accoutrements associated with a traditional holiday meal. Reserve your table.
December 25 from 5pm – 10pm


Holiday Movie Nights

In our Cove theater room, we invite you to peruse a myriad of holiday films to close the day and prepare for Christmas morning. Complimentary popcorn and cotton candy will be provided.
December 24 – December 30 from 7pm – 9pm

On New Year’s Eve, join us on the pool deck for a holiday movie viewing under the stars. The show begins at 10pm and will be paired with your favorite movie night snacks and treats.
December 31 at 10pm


Junkanoo Performances

Come as friends and leave as family following annual Junkanoo performances on nearby Harbour Island. Transportation to the Harbour Island ferry will be available. Please inquire with our Guest Experience team for more information.
December 26 & January 1


A Bahamian Holiday BBQ Dinner

Chef Aadam is eager to share his love for Bahamian culture and cuisine during our Holiday Barbecue Dinner. Listen as live musicians play traditional Caribbean melodies from inside Freedom Restaurant and on our well-appointed pool deck.
December 28 from 6pm – 10pm


New Year’s Eve Dinner

Guests and visitors alike are invited to gather on the North beach for a seafood extravaganza buffet.
December 31 at 8pm


Junkanoo Dance Performers

Experience a traditional Bahamian Junkanoo performance on our revitalizing pool deck from 9pm – 10pm.


Children’s New Year’s Eve Party

Parents and children are invited to gather around the bonfire for an assortment of cocoa, hot cider, s’mores and a dessert buffet. Join us on the North beach on New Year’s Eve.
December 31 from 10pm – midnight


Countdown to NYE

Countdown the minutes to midnight with us as we reminisce on the past year and look forward to the bright future ahead. Join us at the Point Bar for music, fireworks, light bites and a champagne toast, served at the stroke of midnight.
December 31 at 10pm