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Hideaways at Palm Bay
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Jolly Hall Bay at Queens Highway, George Town 00000, Great Exuma   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in George Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Situated in what can only be described as Paradise, this resort is great for couples, familes and friends. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and homely. I have stayed at this resort three times for two weeks at a time and am already planning my trip for next year!
When it comes to staff Latovia, or 'Tovi' as she said we could call her, is one of the most friendly and helpful people I have encountered on any holiday. She could not have been more helpful and welcoming.
I highly recommend Hideaways at Palm Bay, enjoy : ) Deb UK

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

On arrival we were met with great service and hospitality. Latovia made our experience comfortable, easy and so much fun. A mention also goes to Patrick & Vincent.

The Staff are the heart of this hotel and without them our experience would not have been the same.

We highly recommend this place, the atmosphere created by the staff will make you feel at home away from home.

The Girls from Oz

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nassau City, New Providence, The Bahamas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This is an awesome property. The resort is beautiful, the rooms are beautiful the people are beautiful. I've travelled throughout the Bahamas because of my job and have seen alot of hotels. This is my #1 recommendation for Great Exuma.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Fully supporting the other recent reviews for Pam Bay. A great laid-back and small resort with clean and very comfortable accommodation. We spent a week in unit 36, a wonderful, immaculate two-story condominium. Used one of the mooring balls for our 19' whaler - no fuss. Splash is ok with a typical bar food menu, and most of the staff are friendly and highly accommodating. The same with the front desk service, and Beverly is a star (in stark contrast to one other front desk lady who gave a whole new meaning to the term "indifference").
All in all a wonderful, unpretentious and cozy resort that forces you to take a deep breath, relax and actually enjoy Island Time - and that's a good thing!

Room Tip: Depending on your party, but go for the two-story units if you can. Wonderful, spacious and very cle...
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  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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144 reviews 144 reviews
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Excellent place! Accommodation was more than I expected, very new, comfortable and well furbished cottages and extremely clean. We had also a great terrace with a fantastic view to the sea. This is one of the very few places that looked better that what I saw in the internet!!!! Service was correct but I must say that the "friendliness level" varied very much depending who was serving breakfast or who was sitting in the reception. Some were extremely friendly others just correct but made no extra effort. Food is decent but the choice is limited. However, it is like this in the entire island. This island is not a place for foodies! From the hotel you can take great excursions to incredibly beautiful beaches nearby. We rented a boat for 4 days and it was fantastic.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Palm Bay Club was an excellent place to stay. Very clean, staff very helpful and friendly and very accomodating. It was great to have a dock for the boat.

They set us up with a grill, so we cooked out every night. There is a lot of room outside not to bother others around you.

Would definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Calgary
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We had another perfect week at Palm Bay. We always rent a boat (Minn's) and use the boat the same way you would use a car on another trip. Groceries at Exuma Market are easy with a boat. We spent a delightful week puttering around Elizabeth Harbour and visiting deserted sugar sand beaches. Perfect sleeps at our seaside villa made for a terrific holiday.

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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Address: Jolly Hall Bay at Queens Highway, George Town 00000, Great Exuma
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Great Exuma > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hideaways at Palm Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our beachfront villas & cottages are available in either studio, 1 or 2 bedroom plans and offer full kitchens or kitchenettes. Decorated and designed with tropical charm, amenities include air conditioning, ceiling fans, private bathrooms, televisions, wireless internet access, full service business center including guest computers. Hideaways Exuma is the ideal location for your romantic getaway or family vacation. Weekly rates are available in our hillside villas and studio rooms. ... more   less 
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Hideaways At Palm Bay Hotel Great Exuma
Hideaways At Palm Bay Bahamas/Great Exuma

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