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Sky Beach Club
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Queens Highway | Governors Harbour, Eleuthera   |  
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Ranked #4 of 13 hotels in Eleuthera
Olathe, Kansas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Slice of Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This was our second time to Sky Beach Club. Last time we stayed in bungalow #3 (the furthest from the road/parking lot). The bungalows are perfect for 2 people with a great bathroom, in room coffee, TV, wifi. This time we were lucky enough to stay in a Villa (#29). WOW. Total privacy, top of the line kitchen and bathrooms, comfy bed, and the view was Awesome! The manager, Stephen was so friendly and helpful, I really can't say enough kind things about him. He even helped arrange an in-home massage for me. Taz, the masseuse was fantastic. I highly recommend you add a massage to your itinerary (who am I kidding, what itinerary, but seriously, have a massage!) We love the attitude of the out islands and Sky Beach is the perfect place to stay connected to the outside world (if you want) while completely forgetting that anyplace else exists.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StephenKappelerVP, General Manager at Sky Beach Club, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Hello APS_Beach_Bum,

Thanks for the excellent review and for being our guest here at beautiful Sky Beach.
I enjoyed meeting you and speaking with you and helping you to find all there is to do and see on Eleuthera for Adventure and entertainment...and then there is just the relaxation at the infinity oceanview pool.

Thanks for being our guest!
Looking forward to your next return!
Best,
Stephen
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We got married at Sky Beach Club in October 2012. Eleuthera is the perfect place for an intimate wedding in paradise. It was an island wedding dream come true.

Many of the other reviews will tell you about the gorgeous views, exceptional food, friendly service, beautiful pool, and amazing villas, so I will describe our wedding experience at Sky Beach to help brides who are searching for the perfect spot for their island wedding.

We planned 3 days of activities for our guests, who have told us that this trip was an experience of a lifetime. We had 30 guests and rented out all four villas. The wedding weekend began on Thursday night with a meal cooked in our villa. We hired Brenda to provide a feast full of Bahamian dishes. She took us to visit the local fishermen where we bought the catch of the day (conch, lobster and grouper). While we borrowed some dishes and silverware from the other villas, there was plenty of space for 30 people.

On Friday, we planned a snorkeling adventure with Ocean Fox Cotton Bay. They are based in Davis Harbour, which is on the south part of the island, but it is worth the drive. Al was very helpful to our guests who had never been snorkeling before. That night we hired a school bus to take our guests to our reception dinner at The Beach House Restaurant. We worked with the owner, Michele, to create an amazing menu, and the food was exceptional.

Our wedding was on Sky Beach around 5 pm. The resort placed the wedding arch out on the beach in the afternoon, but we were responsible for decorating it. We hired DJ Tord to set up his equipment on the beach to play music during the ceremony. The reception was at Sky Beach Bistro. We handled the decorating ourselves. We brought our own napkins, LED candles and confetti for the tables. It doesn’t need much because it is so beautiful to begin with. The Bistro was a perfect venue for the reception. It was closed to the public, so we were the only ones there. The DJ was set up in the area by the pool, which turned into our dance floor. At the end of the night, we went to our bungalow and our guests headed up the hill to the villas.

A few things to keep in mind… The journey from the beach/restaurant up to the villas is not insignificant. It is rather steep, and many of our guests chose to use their car to travel up and down the hill. We didn’t find a bakery on the island that could make a wedding cake, so we had our cake flown in from Miami. We had our flowers flown in from Nassau. I worked with Amanda at Wildflowers, and they created a bouquet that exactly matched the picture I provided. They boxed up the bouquet, sent it on the plane and we picked it up at the airport on the day of the wedding. My friends helped me with hair and make-up – not sure what your options on Eleuthera are for this service. And we flew in our photographers from Miami – Patty and Susie from PS Photography are AMAZING. You won’t regret the investment in their photographs. They are a good mix of modern and traditional style.

I worked with Julianna at Sky Beach to make the initial arrangements, and she was a joy to work with. She helped me book all four villas for our guests and a bungalow for our wedding night, and she was very helpful with recommendations for services on the island, such as car rentals, tour guides, restaurants and babysitters. Without Julianna’s help, I don’t think I could have planned our Bahamas dream wedding!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StephenKappelerVP, General Manager at Sky Beach Club, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Hello Jennifer V,
Jullianna, our friendly associates and I would like to thank you and your husband and family for allowing us to host your wedding here with us at the Bistro Oceanview Grill and bar. We are so pleased that your whole family and friends enjoyed the whole of the resort to themselves and for the very special romantic event you hosted here. Your pictures are simply WOW.
The greatest compliment we could recieve is that of your Excellent review post for the many other Brides to read and find us as Eleuthera's #1 venue for hosting weddings on the beach in a luxury environment mixed with our barefoot elegance.

We look forward to seeing you we hope for your honeymoon! Pls call me for a special offer to make that memorable as well!

Again Thanks from the associates!
Your island friend
Stephen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

What is it you look for when you plan a trip to the Bahamas or the Caribbean? Great beaches, great food, excellent service, and, hopefully, some privacy -- no crowds. This place has all of that and more. The rooms are gorgeous and extremely spacious. The food at The Bistro is absolutely first-rate, the beaches when we were there were essentially devoid of people. and, maybe best of all, the service was awesome: friendly, helpful, prompt. What are you waiting for?

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StephenKappelerVP, General Manager at Sky Beach Club, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Waveman9 Hello-

Thanks for your excellent post and for being our guests. It was my pleasure to meet with you on the pool deck and to hear the much fun you had while at our resort and enjoying and exploring our island!

We hope that you will return when it gets cold up North and you are looking for another island escape from your island escape at home.
Best,
Your island friend
Stephen
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Port Perry, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I will start off by saying that my wife an I did not stay at the resort but we certainly plan to. After a week on Eleuthera we discovered this pocket of pure luxury and plan to return to stay at this location on our return soon.
There have been many negative reviews of this property on Trip Advisor and I can assure you that they are truly unfounded. We experienced nothing but warm hospitality, quality cuisine and this is all wrapped in a bow with a first class location.
The island of Eleuthera is a hidden gem in the Bahamas and this means that it truly is not very busy. With the pool and restaurant completely to ourselves when we arrived (11.30am) and we only saw another half dozen during our 6 hour stay. We stopped in for lunch and stayed to enjoy the pool which is encouraged. The food was fantastic and very reasonably priced (on par to Canadian prices and half the price of restaurants in the touristy nearby Harbour Island). Sandwiches for around $12 and other appetizers ranging from $5-$12. After lunch we lazed by the infinity pool and enjoyed the sun on one of the many poolside cushioned loungers.

We have seen a lot of beaches on our stay on Eleuthera including the highly rated 'Ten Bay Beach' but the beach at Sky Beach Club was like nothing we have seen before. Perfect sand with no shells, no weed and no garbage. It was a picture perfect beach for any catalogue.

To highlight the excellent service at this property we saw Steve, the manager of the resort, take the time to come by and talk with the guests that where eating or around the pool including us. Even though we where not staying the resort he was happy to arrange a tour or two for us and at no charge but just because he knows the right people. I know what you might be thinking but he seemed very genuine and he just wanted us to have a great stay on the island of Eleuthera.

Lastly I also have to recognize Selenia our server and bartender. We always take the time to ask resort staff about there favourite places and how they feel about the resort they work at (especially if we plan to come back and visit). She was a joy to talk to, a great bartender and a fantastic ambassador for Eleuthera and Sky Beach Club.

We will be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StephenKappelerVP, General Manager at Sky Beach Club, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Mikebayer525-
Thanks Mike for the rave review as a guest of our Bistro Ocean Grille and Bar!
Further, thanks for the mention of one of our star associates for the excellent helpful services that Salenia provides daily to our guests. She is not only an excellent server and knowledgeable and proud of her island, but a tremendous source at the ground level for all that she can be helpful for the many things to do that are all near to Sky Beach Resort. She doubles as the islands most knowledgeable concierge. She has helped prepare the most informative roster of things to do on our island and only we at Sky Beach have the best relations for everything that you might want to do and all via helpful associates such as she. Guests who read our reviews know that Salenia comes up again and again and is requested by name.
Chef Paulette is appreciative of your favorable comments regarding your meal, she and her team deserve recognition for serving our many guests and those of other resorts that have learned that our location is ideal if even staying elsewhere as we are not exclusive but rather a warm, friendly and inviting place to entertain guests. And we are the only location with an infinity pool on the ocean. We look forward to hosting you and your family later this year and just glad we had the chance to meet personally so our Restaurant could lead you to decide to host that next family outing with the best at Sky Beach.
Best,
Stephen
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omaha
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Our daughter got married here. We were able to have the wedding on the gorgeous beach making an arch from items we found around the beach. It was incredible! If you want to stay at a place where the accomdations are superb, this is the place. The beds were very comfortable and clean. The bathrooms were wonderful and view was to die for!

There was enough room to not only have our group of 22 people to have the reception in one of the villas, but we could have fit at least 15 more people comfortably. So my daughters wedding at Sky Beach....PERFECT!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StephenKappelerVP, Manager at Sky Beach Club, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Hello Hots4jc-
Thanks for your excellent review and for recognizing our location as the Out Island's luxury venue for hosting beach weddings. We host all sizes and budgets and we were excited to see the beautiful wedding arch you designed for your daughter's special day....How creative! Thanks for the beautiful imagery you sent us and for being our guests! Janet our Executive Housekeeper and her associates appreciated the excellent rating you gave them for great housekeeping services. They enjoy hosting family events and showing that they can meet all the daily requests.

Carol, We look forward to hosting you soon for your next group event you are planning and to seeing you again on Eleuthera, the island of Freedom, Romance and Adventure!
Best,
Stephen
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We enjoyed a most delicious lunch at the Sky Beach Club. The lobster sandwich was one of the best we had in The Bahamas. It was full of freshly caught lobster. The views from the restaurant are fantastic, the staff are very friendly and helpful and desert was fantastic.

Room Tip: The three cottages by the pool are all lovely and only a short walk from the fabulous beach
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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StephenKappelerVP, Manager at Sky Beach Club, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Hello Travelloverlady
Thankyou for being our guests at Sky Beach Resort and for your favorable comments regarding your dining at the Bistro Oceanview Grill & Bar.
We enjoyed hosting you and sharing our magnificent views and amenities like the island's only oceanfront infinity pool!
Best,
Stephen
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Austin, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Hubby & I just stayed 8 nights here & had a wonderful overall experience! This property is definitely worth visiting for a relaxing, luxurious vacation destination! We many times found gorgeous beaches throughout island all to ourselves! Found this lodging thru Trip Advisor & couldn't have been much more pleased w/ entire trip. The Concierge Stephen K. was the Best! Very attentive w/ great recommendations daily. In fact we did almost everything he suggested & it made our stay excellent; like nightly music, great food, beaches, dive/snorkel experiences, fun w/ the locals, & even best prices on beer/liquor. He was always available to problem solve anything, which did occur since the island just went thru Hurricane Sandy, Oct. '12. & Yes staff was on "Island Time" but that was true for the whole island, mon! Beware that car rental agencies can rent dirty, scary Clunkers, so ask your property manager for help! Staying @ this location on the island gave us more access to a variety of restaurants. Island felt safe too!

Room Tip: Bungalow #1 has great views of the property & the sea. The villas are a BARGAIN at times if you...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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StephenKappelerVP, General Manager at Sky Beach Club, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Hello CherylRob-
Thanks for the excellent review and favorable commentary on our outstanding luxury accommodations and excellent food!
I was most pleased to assist you with the many things to do when here. I was so enthusiastic I think you might have thought I was the concierge, hehe as I am actually the Vice President and operations director at Sky Beach...Our fun, family friendly associates make my job easy! Since with so much to do near or around our unique location as the Governor's Harbour airports closest resort with direct Atlantic Ocean views and pink sand beaches, it is hard to ever find a dissatisfied guest. I am only happy you were able to take our advice on these things and then to go enjoy them and tell others about them. The Junior Junkanoo festival was a lot of fun in Governor's Harbour!
Please, when you plan your next stay with other guests and perhaps in one of the larger luxury homes, do give me a personal call for assistance. There is no greater compliment than that of your return stay and referral of friends and family!
Looking forward to your return to our little barefoot paradise!
Best,
Stephen
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Additional Information about Sky Beach Club

Address: Queens Highway | Governors Harbour, Eleuthera
Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Eleuthera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Eleuthera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sky Beach Club 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Put your feet up, relax and enjoy a book on our lovely pink sand beach. Or you can find food, solace and the beverage of your choice at the Bistro, with a full-service swim-up cocktail bar. Sky Beach Club offers FLY FREE Specials and seamlessly blends modern amenities with the splendor of unmatched natural beauty and excellent service. Accommodations range from luxury poolside bungalows to 3200-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath villas with private pools. Sky Beach Club Resort Amenities Include: • Amazing views of the Atlantic and the Caribbean. • Secluded pink-sand beach. • Contemporary dining in the Bistro. • Infinity edge beachfront pool with swim-up cocktail bar. • Gated resort community with 24/7 security. • Energy efficient green construction. • Located 7 minutes south of the Governor's Harbour airport. The Bistro: The Bistro is Sky Beach Club’s exclusive fine dining experience that combines international cuisine with daily specials inspired by local Grouper, Hog Fish Snapper and Lobster. Not to mention traditional dishes with a twist that will keep your palate wanting more. Concierge: Let our Concierge Services take care of your desires. At Sky Beach Club, your vacation will be as exciting or as tranquil as you want it to be. Pre-arrival your personal concierge will arrange for all your requested groceries to be stocked in your pantry and your choice beverages awaiting you on ice. Throughout your stay we will see to all your personal needs from planning your day’s activities, to helping you unwind with dinner reservations or a private chef to prepare that special meal in your home. Oceanview Pool & Spa with Swim-up Bar: Pristine waters sparkle as far as the eye can see from our amazing oceanfront amenity area. Comfortably relax in one of our pool-side cabanas and enjoy a light lunch – or swim over to the pool bar and have them throw another local pineapple in your favorite drink! ... more   less 
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