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“Nice appartment at a awesome location”
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7 reviews
Guests love our deserted beaches
Your private entrance
Queen bed area with ensuite shower room
Twin/ King bedroom with ensuite shower room
Welcome to Sandy Palms
Sandy Palms Greets YOU The apartment is to the left on the ground floor.
Lounge area
Kitchen area
Sandy Palms from the beach
Meet the green turtles that live in Hoopers Bay
Just relax and enjoy the view
Meet the friendly rays at Stocking Island
The eagle rays are safe to touch
Santanas Restaurant for a wonderful lobster lunch
Just relax and enjoy!!
Endless empty beaches abound
Starfish on Stocking Island
Catching lobster and conch for supper in Hoopers Bay
Fresh lobster for dinner!
Beautiful sunsets can be enjoyed from Hoopers Bay
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
George Town, Great Exuma, Out Islands, Bahamas

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Very good - based on 7 reviews
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Daniel V
Wesel, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Nice appartment at a awesome location”
Reviewed May 28, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Me and my wife had a one week stay at Betty and Peters premisses and we were realy happy. We hat a studio appartment in the ground level of Sandy Palms. We booked it directly via E-mail with Betty and Peter and everything was exactly they told us.
The appartment has the right sitze for two persons with a small kitchen inside and everything was in good condition.

The location was really awesome and we loved the beach at hoopers bay (appr. 15 meter by feet). In this bay you may find also turtels!

Betty and Peter are great hosts and gave us a lot of information and hints about the area and activities.

On one view:
We would go there again and recomend it also to our friends!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 30, 2017
Very pleased to read your Review & you were a lovely couple who we very much enjoyed meeting & helping you to get the most out of your visit to Exuma.

You comments about Sandy Palms & the Hoopers Bay Beach with the turtles will be very helpful for others thinking of staying & hope we can welocme you again together with any of your friends & family.

Here it is again a beautiful sunny day & the sea temperature is 85*F (29*c)

Best wishes,

Betty & Peter
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373mandy
Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Bahamas - Great Exuma was a paradise location”
Reviewed November 12, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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I booked the accommodation for 11 days for three of us, myself, husband and mother with the aim of relaxing by swimming and snorkelling and seeing the island. This was definitely achieved.

The apartment was ground level and was clean and comfortable with two bathrooms and as we were mostly catering for ourselves, we were pleased with the amenities to cook basic meals and even make bread. It was also great to have a shaded outside to eat out on and relax. The greatest part was walking through the back garden and arriving on a pristine white beach looking across Hoopers Bay with an azure blue sea with Cays dotted in the distance. It was like any photo I had seen with the word Paradise attached.

In the 11 days we stayed we spent a part of every day snorkelling. There were two kayaks made available and so many days were spent with two of us kayaking to a beach in the bay and one snorkelling out. Two of the small Cays had coral and we found something new every time we visited. I think every trip out we saw Green turtles, but we also saw many Coral fish, Stingray, Moray Eel, Barracuda, trumpet fish, lobster, shrimp ....

It was possible to easily hire a car from Peter and Betty and we went up and down the island to see other snorkelling locations which each time introduced us to new species. Peter was always available to provide advice and suggestions, this allowed us to get the best out of our holiday. One of Peter's suggestions was to visit Fowl Cay this involved us having a great boat trip to a small uninhabited Cay where we were dropped off for several hours to explore a bigger Coral reef. More green turtles, larger shoals of fish, lots of beautiful coral, the fan Coral especially lovely with bright purple veins. We were picked up and travelled on by boat to Chill and Chat to eat and the sight of a dolphin on the way was a bonus. Chill and Chat has many rays that come up to the shore to be fed leftovers.

This was a quiet relaxing holiday that exceeded my expectations. I only saw a handful of people on the beaches we visited and often we were the only people on the beach, noise was just the sound of the sea. All the locals we met, in the local shops, taxi, fishing or just sight seeing were friendly and interesting allowing us to learn about the history of the Bahamas. Peter's knowledge and contacts meant that we were able to make choices so were able to get on with each day and not waste our precious holiday time researching for something to do.

If it all sounds too perfect .. there were mosquitos which we noticed if we didn't put the bug spray on .. this was because we went early in the season when there was the occasional evening shower. However this was eclipsed by everything else I have mentioned.

I do fully recommend this place.

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Liked best: The beatiful beach access from the property and the kayaks
Liked least: Being bitten by mosquitos
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 13, 2015
So glad that your holiday exceeded your expectations & we really enjoyed meeting you & helping with suggestions.

Thank you for writing about your stay as this will certainly be helpful for others who may be thinking of visiting Exuma.

Best wishes & Many thanks.

Betty & Peter
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Vincent L
Boston
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Amazing Stay (As Always!)”
Reviewed April 7, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

This was our second time staying with Peter and Betty (though in a new property this time) and we couldn't be more pleased with our stay. Those of you considering going to Exuma should definitely stay at any number of properties that Peter and Betty have. Here's a summary of how you will plan your trip. First you email them asking for availability and rates. They do a great job of answering questions and providing suggestions on rooms based on your party. Once the rooms are finalized you send payment through paypal or direct wire transfer. Then you book the flight and send the itinerary to them. They will have a driver come pick you up at the airport (Willie is his name, I believe) and bring you to where you are staying. Once there, Peter will be there personally to greet you and walk you through the room and property. This time, we took the last flight into Exuma which got us there after all the stores close so Peter was very nice enough to buy some groceries for us so we had something to eat before morning. Since we were staying at a new property (to us) Peter also hopped in the car with me and we did a quick drive to key stores (groceries and liquor store) so we knew where to go the following day to stock up. Then we were on our own to relax and explore. I would definitely recommend renting a car from them instead of from a rental company on the island because it costs less and the cars drive fine - just remember, you'll be driving on the left side of the road! During our week-long stay, Peter was always available (by email or just walking around attending to other guests on the same property) and is more than happy to sit down for 10 minutes with a map and show you everywhere you want to go and has good recommendations on what to do/eat and on what days. I won't talk about what the island has to offer here since it's a review of Coral Gardens and not the island itself but you'll find quickly that all the information you need is in their heads and they will guide you in the right direction. Leaving Exuma is always sad but just like arriving, you will have a car ready for you at the right time before your flight and a personal farewell from Peter. We will definitely be going back and I can trust that Peter/Betty will be there waiting for us!

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Liked best: Quick access to the beach (about 100 feet). Free sea kayaks to use.
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Apr 16, 2015
Thank you so much for the very detailed & kind FlipKey Review about your stay at Sandy Palms. We always like reading about how our guests have enjoyed themselves & your comments & advice will be certainly helpful for other people who may want to stay.

Best wishes & hope to be able to welcome you all next year.

Betty & Peter
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Danielle...
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
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“Proximity to beach with calm water”
Reviewed February 2, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The studio (not 2-room apartment) we rented was clean and comfortable.The exterior was tidy. We appreciated the proximity to the beach which is protected from huge waves and was used by very few other people. Peter Oxley, the owner, provided us with lots information prior to our arrival with suggestions of groceries and restaurants near by. This was very helpful.

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Liked best: access to beach
Liked least: small shower stall but still managed
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tommaso C
Roma Italia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
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Reviewed February 23, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Liked best: Lo studio con accesso diretto alla spiaggia
Liked least: Ho trovato un clima piuttosto ventoso
Traveling group: Compagno/a
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 5, 2015
Era così bello leggere la tua opinione su vostre esperienze quando siamo stati al nostro Sandy Palms Beach House. Nel mese di gennaio, il tempo può essere a volte un po 'fresco (24 * o 25 *), ma ora è 28 * e il mare è molto più caldo.

Speriamo che possiamo darvi il benvenuto di nuovo a Exuma.

I migliori auguri da sole.

Betty & Peter - proprietari
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