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Hideaways at Palm Bay
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

My wife and I just returned from a week stay at the Hideaways at Palm Bay. We had an ocean front villa and enjoyed the premises and staff. Everyone was very helpful and nice (especially Latovia at the front desk). We also met the owner who was on site and he was very accommodating. They make you feel as if you have known them for years.

The hotel grounds are well kept and our room was very clean and large. We had no issues with the room or the grounds at all and would highly recommend this place.

The on-site restaurant/bar called, “The Splash” was great. We found the food great and Pablo the cook is extremely friendly! Be aware, the hamburgers here are HUGE!

If you can swing it, I would suggest getting an ocean front/view villa. They are literally feet away from the beach. Otherwise, the other rooms are across the street from the main part of the hotel.

The hotel provides free shuttle service (on a schedule) around town which was a nice. The hotel is also directly across the street from Thompson’s Car Rentals which made this very convenient. All in all, we found this place to be centrally located pretty much in the middle of it all. The famous “Fish Fry” shacks are within a 10 minute walk and you also have a couple of other great restaurant choices next door as well (We loved Latitudes).

All in all we loved this place and wouldn’t hesitate to go back. If I had to give any constructive criticism I would ask to clarify about the “free continental breakfast”. We found they charged us a $20 a day fee for this at final bill time. The continental breakfast in our opinion was not worth that (coffee, yogurt, a couple pieces of fruit, and bread). Had we known it wasn’t free, we would have asked to opt out of the “breakfast plan” as indicated on our bill.

But again, not to end on a low note, this is a fabulous centrally located place that is packed full of friendly staff and immaculate grounds! Still gets an “A” grade in our book and we won't hesitate to come back and stay here!

Room Tip: At the least, get a ocean view/front villa. They are steps away from the beach. The basic rooms are across the street (which isn't ideal if your there for the beaches).
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Johnny L
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

We just returned from a week in Ed and Rachel's villa #34 right on the beach at Hideaways. It has every amenity you will need to enjoy a relaxing vacation with an amazing view from every room. It has two large bedrooms with en-suite baths. Pack light because there's new, front loading laundry machines. Full kitchen allows you to do as much cooking as you might want or rent a gas grill.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

The staff and owners are awesome! They are very accommodating and helpful. A shuttle runs to Georgetown every two hours during the day and is very close to the fish fry. The locals are very friendly and polite, no vendors trying to sell you something every step you take.

You can't find a more beautiful to stay than Exuma. Small, quiet if you are looking for a party place this is not it but it is paradise! We can't wait to go back, one week was not enough.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Kelly K
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HideawaysPalmBay, Director of Sales at Hideaways at Palm Bay, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Thank you for your review.

We are glad that you found our location convenient and what you were looking for. The locals here in Exuma are extremely friendly and helpful, always a welcoming smile and wave hello.
The shuttle bus is a great way to save money during your visit with the taxi cost to Georgetown running approximately $ 10.00 each way. We are happy you enjoyed your visit with us.

Again, thank you for reviewing us and for choosing Hideaways Exuma...hurry back!

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Reviewed February 7, 2014

We just spent 5 days at the Hideaways and were very pleased with the property. We rented a beach front unit (2 queen beds) and found the room to be spacious and very clean. The property itself was very clean, the staff very friendly and helpful. It's also centrally located, just a mile or so from George Town. The restaurant is very clean and you can get decent meal. You can walk to Jolly Hall beach which is beautiful and there's a few good places to eat close by. The properties beach is narrow but it was clean. The water is shallow for a good ways out but beautiful. We didn't see anyone with children while there as there's not a lot for them to do anywhere on the island. Rent a car if you go because you'll want to travel around the island. Go to Santana's on the eastern end of the island for a good meal. While there ask for directions to Tropic of Cancer beach, it's gorgeous. The road to it will scare you but it's worth the fright.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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HideawaysPalmBay, Guest Relations Manager at Hideaways at Palm Bay, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2014

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. It was very nice to host your family while you were visiting Exuma. The Tropic of Cancer Beach is incredible along with the many others along the way. Thank you so much for taking time to review us on TripAdvisor, we hope to see you back at Hideaways Exuma again soon!

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

The amenities have improved. Our cottage is right on the water. Staff is cordial. There is a workout room, shuttle to town, and the restaurant staff and food have improved. The overall impression is that the property has been very well maintained. The staff is very helpful. 5 stars! Only complaint is that the neighboring club had VERY loud music on Friday night, and we needed to awaken early the next day.

Room Tip: Be advised that the hilltop rooms are not on the ocean, but across the street.
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Noelle N
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HideawaysPalmBay, Director of Sales at Hideaways at Palm Bay, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

We truly appreciate that you chose Hideaways for your return visit to Exuma, that speaks volumes.
We love to see our guests returning year after year to enjoy our friendly staff and welcoming locals.
Thank you for taking the time to share your Hideaways experience on TripAdvisor, we hope we will see you again soon!

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