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“Wonderful Stay - Perfect location!”
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View of Sandy Palms from the beach
Beach view from deck on upper floor
Hoopers Bay Beach on a busy day!!!!
Just a few steps to the beach from your apartment
Imagine you are here!
Distant views from the deck
Sandy Palms DIRECTLY on Hoopers Bay Beach with our Coral Sands & Coral Gardens properties nearby
Front of Sandy Palms
Lounge of Great Room on upper floor
Lounge area faces the sea
Great Room on upper floor
Kitchen is well equipped
Dining area faces the sea
Spacious Dining area for up to 10 people
Lounge area leading to deck
King bedroom facing the sea
King bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Queen bedroom facing the sea
Queen bedroom with bathroom ensuite
Upper Floor floorplan
Relaxing is a MUST!!
Rent boats to explore offshore cays & islands
Visit the famous Swimming Pigs
Guests swimming with dolphin family
Wonderful lobster meals at Santanas
Snorkel in beautiful clear waters
Explore historic sites
Feeding friendly turtles in Hoopers Bay
Find giant Starfish on Stocking Island
Discover friendly eagle rays on Stocking Island
Take a boat trip directly from the apartment
Off on a snorkeling trip from your beach
Turtles love to be fed by hand in Hoopers Bay
Turtles will come & greet you if you have food!!
Turtles & guests get to know each other
Friendly turtles like to be fed in Hoopers Bay
Talk to the turtles in Hoopers Bay
Kiteboarding in Hoopers Bay
Scuba diving to wrecks, reefs and blue holes
Willy Rolle - our Taxi driver will greet you at the airport
A lobster dinner straight from Hoopers Bay
Jumping for joy into the lovely warm water
Conch & Lobster are on the menu tonight
Tropic of Cancer Beach is very popular
Exuma Cays look wonderful from the air.
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Great Exuma, Out Islands, Bahamas

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CK95
United States
Level 6 Contributor
246 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay - Perfect location!”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We rented Sandy Palms for a week in June. It was wonderful in every way. We had the entire upper floor of the rental, 4 Bedrooms and 4 Baths. Sandy Palms is well located on the island, pretty much in between the airport and Georgetown. I liked that the house did not sit directly on the main highway, like many others we saw, but was set back a good distance from the road, down a shaded driveway.

The house itself is very spacious, with large bedrooms, good sized bathrooms and a huge living/dining kitchen area. We had 3 generations staying there, including our kids and my parents. This place was perfect for us and could have easily accommodated another couple or 2 more children. The view from the back deck was wonderful and as soon as you come off the deck, you are just a few steps from a stunning beach. Hooper's Bay was great for kids - calm water and a nice sandy beach. We made use of the kayaks and paddle board provided with the house on a daily basis and also enjoyed walking or kayaking down the beach a little ways to see the sea turtles. We spent hours on the beach and saw less than 10 people our whole stay. Peter, the owner was so nice and very helpful both before and during our stay, answering questions and providing restaurant suggestions and directions around the island. I found him to be very prompt and responsive to any question or need we had. We also rented his van, which we put to use touring around Exuma. Overall we found the house well stocked, whether it was kitchen gadgets, beach towels, or sand toys. We were so glad to have a washer and dryer, as we washed a load of beach towels every day.

We originally considered Grand Isle and I am so glad we went with the house. It was more affordable and very private. If you are coming to Exuma, definitely look at a house over a hotel and definitely get a car to explore the island. We spent a couple days checking out Tropic of Cancer beach and CoCo plum beach, as well as rented a boat from Minn's and went on a boat tour to see the pigs and Thunderball grotto. I hope to come back to Exuma again in the next year or so and would rent this house again with no hesitation.

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Liked best: I loved the beach in front of the house and the location of the home.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
25 Jun 2015
Chase & Family,

We very much enjoyed you staying at Sandy Palms & pleased that you got so much out of your visit.

Thank you for the very detailed Review which will certainly help others who may be considering a visit.

Best wishes & hope that we can welcome you again sometime in the future.

Betty & Peter
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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PNik2014
Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Paradise”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Just came back from a wonderful week in Exuma, and wanted to thank Peter, the owner, for our stay at Sandy Palms! We stayed at Sandy Palms at end of July, we were 5 adults. The house was big enough for everyone, it's nice and clean, we were very happy with our choice. Everything we needed was there, and if we needed something extra, Peter was just a step away. You can't ajust the temperature of the a/c yourself, beacause it is locked up. If you want to have it less or more cold, you have to ask Peter to come. I would say it's the only small issue we had. But Peter came the next morning to adjust it, so the problem was solved quiclky.
The best part of the house, is the beach, and the view of it from the back balcony, it was magical. Hoopers Bay was one of the nicest beach in Exuma, and we had the privilege of having the entire beach for almost ourselves. If you want to have a nice relaxing vacation with family or friends, Sandy Palms is the place to stay. Another plus, is the location. It's close to the airport, George town, and less than a ten minute walk to a small grocery store, liquor store and a butcher.
You can use a minivan that Peter leaves in front of the house, and you decide the days you want to rent it or not, this was convenient for us.

We did a road trip down to little exuma, and saw nice beaches along the way. It's worth it to see the tropic of cancer beach. And stop by Santana's, a beach bar where Johnny Depp went during the shooting of Pirates of the Caribbean.
We also went fishing and swimming with the pigs during a day trip. It's probably the only place in the world you can swim with pigs on a nice sandy beach, it's not to be mist while in Exuma.
You can also try to take a taxi boat, and go on Stocking Island, there is a good beach bar also there.
Whatever you want to do, you just have to ask Peter, and he will be more than happy to help you out.

We really enjoyed the Exumas, and will probably go back next winter. It's a very easy direct flight from Toronto, and takes less than three hours. Exuma is a small island, laid-back, with friendly locals. It's a quiet place, great to relax. Don't expect the hustle of Nassau, there is not much nightlife and action. But we didn't want that anyways!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Aug 2014
Thank you for this super Review which we much appreciate.

Others who may be interested in staying will certainly find this very helpful.

Thanks & best wishes.
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kingsurf
CA
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Loved our week at Sandy Palms-Paradise on Hooper's Bay”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
3
people found this review helpful

We just spent an amazing week on Exuma and loved our stay at Betty's & Peter's Sandy Palms location on stunning Hooper's Bay. Our studio unit at Sandy Palms was perfect for us. From the very first email contact with the Oxley's, we received great assistance and lodging information, and booking our stay was so easy. This was our first visit to Exuma and dealing with Betty and Peter was such a help. They pre arranged our airport pick up and our rental car delivery to Sandy Palms, and their representative was there to greet and welcome us. Our room was stocked with all kinds of helpful visitor information and suggestions and Sandy Palms location on beautiful Hooper's Bay was fantastic. We were settled in quickly and effortlessly. Sandy Palms is just a short drive from the shops, restaurants and activities of Georgetown, where you also catch Elvis's water taxi to Stocking Island. If you need more room than a studio, Sandy Palms also has larger accommodations to meet your needs. There are kayaks for your use and lots of nice beach loungers, and a nice outdoor shower available for guests to use after spending time at the beach. Hooper's Bay beach is a gorgeous crescent of white sand, and the water is just incredible.

Exuma and Stocking Island are wonderful places to visit, and the Bahamian Islanders were such a joy to meet and get to know. We loved the pace of island life on Exuma and the reminder signs at the Fish Fry that read "Not Fast Food, Good Food Made to Order". We can't Thank Betty and Peter enough for all their assistance in making our first trip to Exuma such a fantastic time. We highly recommend staying at one of the Oxley's great properties on Exuma. We know we will be back and we know we will book our future stays with Betty and Peter.

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Liked best: The location on Hooper's Bay is fantastic, plus Sandy Palms is just a short drive into Georgetown
Liked least: sorry, can't think of anything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
24 Aug 2014
Many thanks for this Review and you certainly made the most of your week at Sandy Palms. Hope we can welocme you all again.

Best wishes & thanks.
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Zurich
Reviewed 10 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Management Response
10 May 2014
Michael & Sally,

We very much enjoyed welcoming you to both our Sandy Palms apartments in Exuma followed by a further week at our Sunset Beach Villa in Long Island & know from your Review how much you enjoyed both locations & got so much out of your visit.

Thank you for writing such an informative Review which will certainly help other potential visitors to consider staying with us in the future.

Best wishes & thanks to you both from a sunny & 30* Exuma.

Betty & Peter - owners
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