The Cove’s Most Romantic Hidden HideawaysFebruary 14, 2013
What’s love got to do with it? Guess what: It’s Valentine’s Day. Have you made plans to make your honey swoon?
To get you inspired for some amorous times at The Cove, we asked our resident wedding- and honeymoon-planning guru, the brilliant Anna Schmid, to share her picks for the three most romantic places at the resort, secret spots that she thinks are perfectly primed to pump you full of passion.
1) A Corner Window Table at Café Martinique: With its sweetly playing live music, its charming Bahamian architecture and design and its subtle, gentle lighting—not to mention its roll in a James Bond Film—this gourmet restaurant from starchef Jean–Georges Vongerichten is ideal for an evening of high romance. The menu is mouthwatering and the wine list impeccable. Book a table on a Friday night, and start the dinner with a Kir Royale on the patio. Then head inside for dinner itself—and be sure to request one of the top tables, nestled in a corner by the windows.
2) Paradise Beach: Possibly the most beautiful stretch of beach on the planet. Leave The Cove—if you can tear yourself away—exiting by our sister Atlantis hotel, the Reef, and, when you get to the sand, make a left. The excitement of Cove Beach and the Aquaventure waterpark will be to your right, but you’ll likely be the only one taking this path less traveled. When you walk this shoreline, you rarely see another person, maybe only one other lucky couple that has discovered this hidden gem of turquoise bliss. Try it at suggest sunrise, barefoot, with a big cup of java—or, why not, a glass of Champagne?—and your camera.
3) The Seaglass Patio: Not many people know about this secluded and romantic spot just off the back of The Cove’s lovely little winebar and lounge. Escape the crowds here, warming yourself by the outdoor firepits if the night is cool, enjoy the views, and be sure to order a Goombay Smash.