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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 05/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#4 of 4 hotels in San Salvador
Location
5.0
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.6
Value
4.8
The Sands Hotel has 20 stylish seaside cottages and rooms, located on a pristine white sandy private beach with the most beautiful turquoise blue water and breathtaking sunsets, just steps away from your accommodation. The rooms are all decorated so that you can feel the atmosphere from the island, each with their own balcony with views of the sunset and beach. You can rest and relax or if you want adventure choose one of our excursions. While you are enjoying paradise visit our restaurant which is specialized in fresh seafood, and the Tiki Bar with the best Pina Coladas or Tropical drinks. ​Your escape to paradise.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Beach
Snorkeling
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Fishing
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 2 more
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chaseparker wrote a review Nov 2019
McKinney, Texas112 contributions32 helpful votes
The room was comfortable and plenty roomy. It overlooked the beach and had a large porch with loungers. The AC and hot water worked great. Likely the best part was the staff! The most extremely accommodating and friendly people I have ever met. I will be back in no time.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: go for the ocean view rooms! upstairs would be great too.
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RafiquesRoad wrote a review Jan 2019
Nassau, New Providence Island53 contributions8 helpful votes
Truly enjoyed my time here. Room was really nice, white and pristine. Jermaine and his wife were wonderful hosts. The views from the ocean facing rooms are absolutely stunning all day long. Conveniently located in Cockburn Town it's close to everything you need in town.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Aidita's C wrote a review Jun 2018
Orlando, Florida53 contributions27 helpful votes
We stayed at Sand Hotel . Staff, accommodation, food, ocean front rooms, walking distances from the airport. Everything is 5 plus stars. I will recommend it 100%. San Salvador is a very small island but people are very nice.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mindy S wrote a review May 2018
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I Loved this Hotel. Very clean and the staff is amazing and friendly. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are furnished really nice. The beach and the water are like heaven!!! The owners go above and beyond to make sure you are happy. My entire family from age 2 to 70 enjoyed this hotel and island! We were there in April for 2 weeks. I’m a repeat visitor with my family.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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renegmomentum wrote a review May 2018
Rawdon, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
Warmful, confortable design, delicious meals, rooms directly on the beach, professional service from all the team, heartful administration. Planning to go back! Chaleureux, design confortable, repas délicieux...
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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DrBrundage wrote a review Nov 2016
St. Petersburg, Florida66 contributions8 helpful votes
We are repeat guests. We love Hilton and Margonda. We enjoy their island. And the fishing is absolutely second to none.!!! Bring your mask snorkel and fins. You will not need a scuba tank unless you choose to. Plenty to see and do in less than 40 feet. Wahoooooooo!!!!!!!!
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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Darren H wrote a review Oct 2016
Texas27 contributions10 helpful votes
We were doing some work on San Salvador, and stayed here for a few nights. The rooms were nice and very clean. The outdoor balcony was great, and the beach right next to the hotel was pretty nice. We had some issues with our business credit cards, and the staff were very accommodating in helping us.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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islandjewels2 wrote a review Apr 2016
Maitland, Florida2 contributions3 helpful votes
My Family and I were booked for 10 day. We loved it so much we stayed 3 weeks. We had 2 beautifully decorated very clean rooms both with kitchens. The beach is very beautiful at the hotel and the water was a pretty turquoise color. The staff could not have been nicer! Robbie was a wealth of information about the island and things for us to do for fun and relaxation. From the minute Robbie picked us up in the golf cart at the airport we knew we were lucky to meet him. He went above and beyond to make our vacation great. I recommend going to the tiki bar (have BlackBeards Piña Colada it's so good) on the property and talking to Robbie and some other lovely Bahamians about the island. You will learn so much and make great connections to go boating, scuba, jet skiing, picnics and many other things to do. Robbie even sent my sister and I to an amazing Spa on the Island! The house keeper was so nice and polite. She made us feel like we were old friends and she kept our rooms spotless. The people in the office were very gracious and willing to do anything to keep us happy. There was some rebuilding going on due to some storm damage. But it was only at the office and certainly did not bother us at all. It actually added some local charm as the men working construction were very pleasant too. I can not say enough about this little gem of a hotel. It's paradise and the island has the most beautiful beaches and very nice people. We cooked in the rooms with food we got from the grocery in town and we also ate at a few local restaurants. We are booked to come back in July. Can't wait
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jademerald wrote a review Apr 2016
Nassau5 contributions
I loved this resort. My living accommodations were clean & updated. Not over clustered with furniture. My bed was soft & comfortable. I had my very own fridge, stove, microwave & toaster with cable tv and the room was still spacious. The owner & staff were very accommodating despite a few minor set backs. Everything got taken cared of. Excellent value for the money. Overall I would return and bring someone with me.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: 2nd floor rooms have the best views of the ocean.
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Howard D wrote a review Mar 2016
Kalamazoo, Michigan8 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at the Sands Residence Hotel last month. We booked the trip thru Bahama Go and they evidently never passed this info along to anyone at the Sands so there was no one to meet us at the airport. Not a problem, We had a local person drive us the one mile to the hotel. We were greeted by one of the worker reconstructing the restaurant on the property who opened up the room for us. Eventually, our main man Robbie showed up and helped get acclimated to the property and island highlights. If you are expecting any kind of luxury or even basic services (like housekeeping, clean towels, etc) this is not the place for you. We were not expecting many services so this was not a problem for our group. The best thing about San Salvador were the beaches (which were awesome) and the extremely friendly Bahamian people. Maybe the happiest and nicest people I have ever been around. The island is still recovering from the hurricane in October 2015 so there is still a lot of damage. At the Sands, we felt totally on our own and it felt like we rented a private residence and had to arrange for food on our own. We cooked several nights and ate at the Paradis Restaurant for some local cuisine. Get to know Angela, she is an awesome cook and a very nice person. Although the beach in front of the Sands is landlocked, it is still great and very private. We rented a car and took advantage of all the other awesome beaches on the island. Overall, our stay was great and would most definitely stay there again. I have to give a shout out to Robbie who is not only the hardest working guy ever but a great helpful person. He helped make our stay there very nice. Thanks again Robbie!!!
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$190 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
San Salvador Resort & Spa
LOCATION
CaribbeanBahamasOut IslandsSan Salvador
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sands Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Sands Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Landfall Park (3.3 miles) and Holy Saviour Roman Catholic Church (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sands Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Sands Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Sands Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sands Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Sands Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does The Sands Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Sands Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Sands Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to The Sands Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Landfall Park (3.3 miles).
Does The Sands Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.