Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Great Exuma
1 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 2
'SANDY PALMS' is our newly built and designed beach apartments and as close to the beach as possible !!
The Economical Studio/Efficiency has a Queen bed, kitchenette with 2 hot rings, fridge,microwave, toaster, coffee maker etc etc. Shower room with WC and Hand basin, dining table,and chairs Loveseat, a/c and ceiling fan, flat screen cable TV with 53 major channels, radio/cd player. A/C and ceiling fan ensure our guests comfort.
Outside there is a private sea-facing patio with outdoor table and chairs for relaxing or al-fresco meals.
Just a few steps though our palm tree filled garden is the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach-regarded as the BEST TO STAY ON EXUMA .
The 1/2 mile ( 1km ) long, soft white sandy beach slopes gently into the amazing blue,calm and safe sea for swimming, snorkeling, watching or feeding the Green Turtles or relaxing on our loungers and chairs. For the more energetic, we have FREE Kayaks for our guests to enjoy exploring more of the protected bay.
Although quietly located, the international airport is only 10 minutes away ( our dedicated taxi driver will greet you there ) whilst the capital, Georgetown is 6 minutes away. No need to drive or taxi to shops as we have a good range within a 5 minute easy walk for groceries, butcher and deli, pharmacy and liquor.
Flying to Georgetown airport ( GGT ) is straightforward with DIRECT daily flights on AA and United whilst Delta and Air Canada also have DIRECT flights several times a week. More locally, there are several flights each day from Nassau on Bahamasair or Sky Bahamas. As we live nearby, we personally greet our guests and are available when required to help with information or to arrange activities such as boat trips,etc.
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Betty & Peter Oxley
Betty & Peter moved to Exuma in 1999 after 15 years of owning and operating a popular guest house in England .We then created the Award Winning ' Coral Gardens' B & B Guest House which has been VOTED #1 on EXUMA every year since 2009 by the worlds largest travelers site.
Realising that many guests like to have a choice of being DIRECTLY on the beach, we finally found our ideal and nearby location on the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach.which we named 'SANDY PALMS' as the garden which surrounds the property is filled with palm trees. We created a number of self-catering Studio and Apartment accommodations ranging from a comfortable and economical Studio/Effeciency for a couple, also a larger 2 room apartment for a family or 4 people, and a huge 8 person apartment with 4 bedroom and 4 bathrooms for groups of families or friends. This allows us to match our guests needs for the right sized and right priced accommodation and still offering peace and quiet as all the units have their own entrances in different parts of the building and separate patios and sundecks.
As we live nearby at Coral Gardens we not only arrange the short taxi ride from the airport, where you will be greeted by our dedicated taxi driver-Willy Rolle of Taxi #3, but we will personally welcome you to 'Sandy Palms' and show you around and give you maps and other information.
Our desire is to help our guests enjoy the holiday THEY want-whether it is simply a peaceful and relaxing time or activity filled. With our combined 30 years experience welcoming guests to Exuma we are able to make the best suggestions for making the most of a visit to the island
Betty & Peter Oxley purchased this apartment in 2012
Why Betty & Peter Oxley chose Great Exuma
Hoopers Bay is the most convenient location to stay on in Exuma with easy access from the airport,& just a short distance from Georgetown as well as good local shops within an easy 5 minute walk.
Sandy Palms is set down its own long, tree lined driveway, and therefore away from the main road for peace and quiet whilst the beach is just a few steps through the coconut palms.
For guests who want to have a peaceful and relaxing visit but still be close enough shops, restaurants etc then Sandy Palms is the place to stay
What makes this apartment unique
For an incomparable beach location for lovers of sun and water and at the most economical price, this location is hard to beat !!.
With Betty and Peters combined 30+ years of experience living in Exuma we can offer our guests detailed and helpful information on all activities.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We just spent an amazing week on Exuma and loved our stay at Betty's & Peter's Sandy Palms location on stunning Hooper's Bay. Our studio unit at Sandy Palms was perfect for us. From the very first email contact with the Oxley's, we received great assistance and lodging information, and booking our stay was so easy. This was our first visit to Exuma and dealing with Betty and Peter was such a help. They pre arranged our airport pick up and our rental car delivery to Sandy Palms, and their representative was there to greet and welcome us. Our room was stocked with all kinds of helpful visitor information and suggestions and Sandy Palms location on beautiful Hooper's Bay was fantastic. We were settled in quickly and effortlessly. Sandy Palms is just a short drive from the shops, restaurants and activities of Georgetown, where you also catch Elvis's water taxi to Stocking Island. If you need more room than a studio, Sandy Palms also has larger accommodations to meet your needs. There are kayaks for your use and lots of nice beach loungers, and a nice outdoor shower available for guests to use after spending time at the beach. Hooper's Bay beach is a gorgeous crescent of white sand, and the water is just incredible.
Exuma and Stocking Island are wonderful places to visit, and the Bahamian Islanders were such a joy to meet and get to know. We loved the pace of island life on Exuma and the reminder signs at the Fish Fry that read "Not Fast Food, Good Food Made to Order". We can't Thank Betty and Peter enough for all their assistance in making our first trip to Exuma such a fantastic time. We highly recommend staying at one of the Oxley's great properties on Exuma. We know we will be back and we know we will book our future stays with Betty and Peter.