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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 2 hotels in Stocking Island
Location
5.0
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.9
Value
4.8
Travelers' Choice
We are a rustic, out island resort, peaceful, very friendly, unpretentious, laid back and off the beaten track. Our accommodations are basic, no frills and what we lack in room appointments we make up with personalized and above friendly service. If you are looking for luxury, this is not the place for you. But if you are searching for a comfortable, private deserted Island Vibe-then you just found it! Our accommodations are basic, no frills, shabby chic and what we lack in room appointments we make up with personalized and above friendly service.Time has stood still on our Island in the Sun. Saint Francis Resort is located in a pristine location on Stocking Island. Enjoy miles of white sand beaches, diving and water sports, sailing, dining, and much more! A hidden jewel of the Bahamian Out Islands, located on amazing Stocking Island, a 10 minute boat ride from Georgetown on Great Exuma, the Bahamas. The resort includes 8 full service spacious ocean front Bungalows, a restaurant and bar as well as a marina and moorings. Daily jet service into George Town from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Nassau,Toronto and other Bahamian out islands. Slightly more than a mile off George Town's shore lies Stocking Island. The 4-mile-long island has only 10 inhabitants, lots of walking trails, a gorgeous white beach rich in seashells and popular with surfers on the ocean side, and plenty of good snorkeling sites.. Our all inclusive packages for families and couples are in demand.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Diving
Hiking
Snorkeling
Windsurfing
Fishing
Karaoke
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Tile / marble floor
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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Stay782700 wrote a review Sep 2022
Watkinsville, Georgia3 contributions
What an incredible vacation in the "real" Bahamas. The staff at Saint Francis was absolutely incredible and we felt like we left with new friends. Every need that we expressed was met with kindness and enthusiasm...we love the Bahamian people, they are truly the gem of this place. On top of that, the crystal turquoise blue waters of the Exumas along with beautiful, deserted beaches are a must see. This place almost feels like a secret that we don't want to get out. The food was plentiful and delicious, cooked with love - thank you so much Achira and Donna! The Captian ChaCha was always available to wisk us away to our next adventure, and there were so many! The resort is not fancy or luxurious except for its people and location. I would say that every comfort was there from a comfy bed to spectacular views from each cottage, deserted beaches all to yourself, fun beach bars around the corner and even a cooler packed for you with Kaliks and cold water. Saint Francis is truly a magical place and we are trying to figure out how to get back there!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Hollywood&Welsh wrote a review Aug 2022
Yorkshire13 contributions10 helpful votes
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What a wonderful six nights we spent at the St Francis Resort on Stocking Island. As a family of four (Mum, Dad and two daughters 17/16) this was our first visit to Exuma and it definitely won’t be the last (🤞) . It is truly magical, beautiful, stunning and the most unique place on earth…If you go, you’ll know what I mean!!! The St Francis Resort isn’t trying to be “Sandals” (Thank God) and their narrative in the ABOUT section on their trip advisor page is a very honest description of what this place is all about. You feel as if you are on vacation in the Bahamas and not in any built up all-inclusive resort that you can find anywhere around the World. Is it expensive….yes….but you probably know this already on reading this. Is the experience worth it…MOST DEFINITELY YES! I believe that in 20/30/40 years time when my daughters are reminiscing at holidays that we took as a family, this will be No 1. It’s that simple. St Francis Resort - Are the staff pleasant…..Of course they are and much more….but what I love most is the pace at which things are done. It’s so relaxing….some call it “Bahamas time” but having lived there for a week I can totally understand why life can’t run at 100 mph. It’s hot! If anybody has any questions please ask, and I’ll reply with my honest opinion. For us St Francis worked perfectly and that’s all that matters (to us anyway 🤗) Thankyou Syd/Arthur/Jason and all the staff - Can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from syd slome, Owner at Saint Francis Resort & Marina
Responded Aug 7, 2022
You are so welcome! and thank you so much-we can't wait for you to return. I will share your stunning review with the entire team!
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CKT T wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions
What a joke! If you are kver 40' do not take your boat in their marina. We hit bottom and another boat docked next to us had to call I n a diver. Power went out every few hours. BIg boats....Stay away
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from syd slome, Owner at Saint Francis Resort & Marina
Responded 3 weeks ago
We have recent experience with people who are trying to demean our reputation. This is one of them!
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FrP wrote a review Aug 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Our first trip to Exuma. Stayed at St. Francis Resort for part of our trip. So happy we did. From the moment we were picked up everyone was great! The resort is on a beautiful beach in the back and beautiful harbor in front. They took care of everything. We had notified them of a food allergy before our arrival and being a small resort every employee knew of our allergy as soon as we gave our name. Every meal was delicious! Thank you chef Dennis. The rooms were spacious and had the best view! The grounds are very well kept! Thanks for a wonderful vacation! Shay and Jason are wonderful!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from syd slome, Owner at Saint Francis Resort & Marina
Responded Aug 9, 2022
What a wonderful review! Thank you. I will share with all of our crew. Please return when you can.
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Emma B wrote a review Jul 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My husband wrote a review about 5-6 weeks ago about the horrible service at our first visit at the saint francis resort. This review is to tell you about our second time at the resort. My family and a few friends went for lunch right before we went to the blue hole that’s near by and can I tell you the service was AMAZING, This time around we met Donna, Kirah and Brie,they were so accommodating our kids loved them. Their smiles the entire time made us felt welcome and at home. The food was so good Brie recommended the best things on the menu . She served everything with such a wonderful smile . She took the kids over to meet lady Emma ( a pig that’s named after me how cute) When we return in the winter we will be returning to the saint Francis hotel with gifts for our girls Donna kirah and Brie Please express how thankful we are again to the ladies Xoxo Emma
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 7, 2022
You are so welcome-we are so happy you all enjoyed your meals the second time round. Please come and join us again, we feel like family!
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Odyssey92617 wrote a review Jul 2022
Esbjerg, Denmark1 contribution
The location is FANTASTIC. The beaches and the general location were perfect. Taking one of the free kayaks to Chat & Chill island was easy, and it was great just swimming close to the resort in the fantastic clear water. However, the food was average at best. We have read many reviews of people praising the food, but after we have experienced it ourselves, we are not convinced. Jason and the rest of the crew are very attentive and service minded, but the prices compared to the quality when it comes to food are not appropriate. We would recommend the resort, but the price is very high, and the costs for dining do not compare to the quality.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 7, 2022
Thank you so much-we enjoyed hosting you as much!
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SUSY W wrote a review Jul 2022
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Saint Francis was the best location we could have picked for our family vacation! We had 6 adults and 5 kids ages 11 to 17, and everyone had an amazing time. With only 8 rooms, we took up half the resort and truly felt like we were staying with friends or family the entire trip. The staff was friendly and we got to know them by the end of our 5 day stay. Anything we needed or wanted, they provided. The rooms were great, with a back patio looking out on the ocean and views of the Caribbean from the front. They were clean and well maintained, and set in a natural setting. No vehicles or roads, just nice sidewalks to get around the property. The food was excellent and the drinks were top shelf. They cheerfully accomodated all the kids' requests for "virgin" tropical drinks. The seafood was fresh and well prepared. Since we had a party of 11, we chose the all-inclusive package and would definitely do that again. We saw stingrays, black tip sharks, and dolphin right by the Marina! If you're looking for the natural beauty of the Bahamas, this is the place to go! It was one of the only all-inclusive resorts that allowed kids, and we are so happy we found it!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from syd slome, Owner at Saint Francis Resort & Marina
Responded Jul 18, 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to describe your visit with us-you are all welcome, anytime Regards from our family to yours Syd and crew
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John M wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We’re back in The Bahamas after being here about 6 weeks ago for my wife and I anniversary ,We brought our friends to enjoy the exumas with us this time . My best friend celebrated his 35th birthday on Monday , so we decide to rent a boat from a company by the name of Minns water spots . A lady there recommended us to Visit the saint francis hotel for lunch . When we arrived the waitress was very impolite and discourteous , a smile and welcome would’ve been much appreciated . She told my wife that she was busy and that she will be back shortly . After waiting minutes to be seated we seated ourselves and went on the inside where we met a gentleman that helped us with drinks . When she came my wife asked about an item that was on the menu which she bluntly explained because “ she didn’t have the time”. ( how unpleasant) We finally got our food which we really enjoyed , everything was flavorful . We waited and waited to clear our check but the conversation of how much of a pain in the *** their boss was we guess was more important to her than customers satisfaction . Overall saint Francis is very beautiful . The ocean view is to die for ( view pictures below) . My wife and friends wants to celebrate our independence holiday at the saint francis hotel beach so we will be visiting again in a few days ( the beach at the back makes up for the poor service we received) hopefully the service is mind changing for us this time
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jul 18, 2022
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed our food and location. We are in the process of following up on our service issues. Please try us again, hopefully this time we will meet your service expectations.
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Steve wrote a review May 2022
Jacksonville, Florida3 contributions
After reading ALL of the great reviews about Saint Francis, we decided to make this year's vacation different: no more rental cars, no crowded hotel lobbies/elevators, etc. This place is truly magical. Jason and ALL of his staff do an amazing job of making sure every part of your stay is perfect. The food and drinks are outstanding (shout out to Mary at Dinner and super chef Donna May!), the rooms are clean, the views are amazing and even better than the pictures!. The boat taxis across the bay were always fun and personable, with Cap Robert and Capt Cha-Cho. All of Jason's suggestions (before and during our stay) were spot on perfect. Saint Francis is a hidden gem, for either couples or families. We will definitely be going back!!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from syd slome, Owner at Saint Francis Resort & Marina
Responded May 31, 2022
Thank you so much for your candid review.We enjoyed hosting you Steve and we hope you will visit us again sooner rather than later. I will share your compliments with our team at Saint Francis. Many thanks, Syd
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TravelOnSC wrote a review Mar 2022
6 contributions7 helpful votes
What a wonderful spot! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with our children and grandchildren sharing in the fun and excitement of the island and it’s beautiful surroundings. All of the cottages have great views - the rear covered porch overlooking the Atlantic and the front porch overlooking Exuma Sound and the lights of George Town at night. Each cottage is well air conditioned, has adequate wifi, a small fridge, and Keurig coffee maker. Jason is the General Manager who is in frequent contact with guests to ensure that they are being well served by the friendly and most helpful resort staff and to help schedule any trips that you might wish to take. The food was quite varied, delicious, and superbly served by Akria, Donna, Brie among others. This is a great place to just kick back and relax in this quiet,heavenly place.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Mar 27, 2022
We really appreciate your wonderful review. I will share it with all our team members. Thank you so much.
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PRICE RANGE
$432 - $572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
st francis hotel great exuma
LOCATION
CaribbeanBahamasOut IslandsGreat ExumaGeorge TownStocking Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Saint Francis Resort & Marina
Which popular attractions are close to Saint Francis Resort & Marina?
Nearby attractions include Beaches of Stocking Island (0.3 miles), Jolly Hall Beach (2.0 miles), and Hooper's Bay Beach (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Saint Francis Resort & Marina?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Saint Francis Resort & Marina?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, blackout curtains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Saint Francis Resort & Marina?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Saint Francis Resort & Marina?
Conveniently located restaurants include Prime Island Meats and Deli, Driftwood Cafe, and Shirley's at the Fish Fry.
Does Saint Francis Resort & Marina have airport transportation?
Yes, Saint Francis Resort & Marina offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Saint Francis Resort & Marina?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Does Saint Francis Resort & Marina have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.