The hotel is a gorgoeus wooden old-style colonial type building. The hotel is located right on Pink Sands Beach. The room we stayed in was very clean, had a tv, wifi, fridge and with a sea-view. The room was cleaned to a high standard every day.
The beach is simply breathtaking, one of the best I have ever seen. Crystal clear water and powder like sand (with small granules of pink sand mixed in, hence the name of the beach). Is very quiet and about 3 miles long so perfect for sunset walks.
The hotel has a restaurant and bar in the main building and also another sea-front restaurant/bar. The food is excellent but pricey. Breakfast was included in the room price but was very basic and any decent extras like bacon or sausage were an expensive $6 each. We went for breakfast several times to the Valentine Dock which was about half the cost.
You can also head out to the town (10 mins walk or 2 mins on a golf kart) to eat at the Valentines Dock or a local place like Queen Conch. The hotel will give you a map with all the places clearly marked on it. Would recommend going to the bar next to Queen Conch for a few evening beers (Sands Beer was the nicest).
I would definitely stay here again. My only criticism would be that I paid "in full" beforehand, yet when I arrived at the hotel I was met with another cost of $160 for local fees and taxes. I didnt mind paying but I prefer to be told in advance so I can budget accordingly.
Arriving at the hotel is easy. We flew from Miami to Eleuthera with AA. When you arrive there will be several taxis waiting to take you ($5 per head, the drivers wont try and rip you off as the price is set) to the dock to take you to Harbour Island. Water taxis run all day and we walked straight on to one ($5 a head) for the quick 10min crossing to Harbour Island. We then paid a guy with a golf kart $10 to take us to Coral Sands. From the time we landed we were at the hotel within 45mins.
Some advice, golf karts are $40-$50 to rent for the day. You can walk around the island easily enough but with the heat and general holiday laziness its good to have one for you whole stay. Dunmore Kart rentals is across the road from the dock. Also, Coral Sands will help you rent a kart. We spent a day just driving around the island. You can go where you please and all the locals were very friendly and I felt perfectly safe at all times (except when my girlfriend was driving the kart!).
I would also recommend stocking up on alcohol in the duty-free at Miami airport as alcohol is expensive on the island and the local shops dont have much choice. I bought three bottles of Moet for $50 each at the airport. On the island the price was triple that. I would also recommend to stock up beforehand on whatever medical products you might need as I didnt see a Pharmacy on the island, although there probably is one. The same goes for snacks etc..
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Coral Sands
- Coral Sands Harbor Island
- Coral Sands Hotel Bahamas/Harbour Island