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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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Toronto, Canada
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“A lovely hideaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed in a 1 bedrm garden cottage and it was perfect for us. Clean, quiet and comfortable. Nice furnishings. Friendly staff. Good amenities. Lovely views and beach. Shuttle service to Georgetown (every two hours from 9am - 5pm) is excellent. Handy to have Splash restaurant on site but beware - the service is really SLOW! There are a couple of other smaller resorts on the Bay that also have restaurants. We especially liked Augusta Bay and their friday night buffet.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 3 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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Perfect place if you want a quiet and peaceful vacation..
We rented the deluxe oceanside 2 bedroom villa..
It was huge! 2 stories, what was perfect for us, while our 1 year old baby was asleep downstairs, we hang out on the patio upstairs!
The appartment was super clean and had everything we needed and more!
We always went to jolly hall beach, a 5 minute walk from our appartment, where we were on our own 85% of the time we spent there! It's beautiful!
The beach/see at the hotel is not so clean, I saw 2 death fish so didn't want to go swim there..

We rented a car for 2 days and drove across the island and were very happy with our choice! Location wise, beach wise, this is THE place to stay! (If you want a quiet vacation, if you want something fancy, go to sandals, you will be bored at hideaway if you want nightlife..)
There are plenty of restaurants at walking distance, we even walked into Georgetown to go grocery shoppingand drove back with the shuttlebus they offer.

The only negative point we can think of was the unfriendly service at the hotel restaurant and almost everyone at the front desk (except the daughter, she was super friendly)

But hey, we weren't there to socialize with the staff, so no problem!

We had a great time!!

  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Hideaways at Palm Bay is a nice, quiet hotel, not too far from Georgetown. This is a great place to relax and soak up the Caribbean sun. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean, and the beach is gorgeous. The food service at the restaurant can be quite slow, but we opted to eat at the nearby local restaurants most of the time, anyhow. Please be advised that Exuma is a a very quiet island with a non-existent nightlife. It's great for relaxing, kayaking, snorkeling, and diving, but there isn't much else to do. That being said, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Nice hotel near Georgetown (there is a free shuttle bus every 2 hours), friendly staff, clean rooms, free kayacs.
Jolly Hall beach near the hotel is very beautiful place to relax.
Staff helped to organise activities.
A/C was a little bit noisy.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Hideaways at Palm Bay is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Bahamian sun, beach and water. It is away from the hustle and bustle of Georgetown, quiet and private, but should you feel the need to go into town to shop, dine or just poke around, Hideaways provides a complimentary shuttle.

Room Tip: The bungalows away from the pool are quieter and more private, but still close enough to the pool an...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bethesda, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This place is old, low quality in everything. The customer service is awful . There is nothing to do in exuma. Boring , boring, old and mugly.i dont know how people write good review. I totally believe that this place can be better with a full renovation and some customer service training. Food is average nothing special. Limited menu, limited options.
The only good is the beach is nice and clean .

Room Tip: Do not go if you are looking for modern place or if you are depress.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Our week at Palm Bay was great. Studio 11 was spacious and the best location. Spend the extra for the beachfront location. I thought having to pay extra for housekeeping was a little odd, and should have been included for the price they were asking.
The free shuttle into Georgetown was great. We used itseveral times.
All in all there is a friendly and casual atmoshpere that is restful and enjoyable. Don' go there if you're looking for glitz, but if you want a good base location to explore Great Exuma you should't be disappointed.
Rent a Boston Whaler from Minn'sin georgetown if you have any boating experience...that way you can set out to one of many perfect sand beaches that are close and very interesting. You are likely to see rays, starfish and perhaps even a small reef shark.
The beach at the hotel is not the best but there is a marvelous beach a short walk away to the left....Jolly Hall Beach, where you could be the only one on it's soft white sand stretch in paradise.
Splash restaurant was adequate, with varying quality of service depending who was working.
Loved the conch fritters, chicken fingers and burgers.

Room Tip: Not much privacy on the patios at the villas around the kidney shaped pool.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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*
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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