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Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

WOW - WHAT A BEACH !! is what our guests say on arrival. Best beach--best location--best value !!!.

Just a few steps through our tropical garden onto the calm,sandy 1/2 mile (1km) long and protected Hoopers Bay beach( also called Turtle Beach) which is regarded as the best to stay on in Exuma. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, watching (or even feeding) the turtles or simply relaxing under the coconut tree whilst for the more active we have kayaks to explore the bay.

The studio in our modern villa 'coral sands' is completely self contained with it's own separate entrance and faces the beach. We have been renting 'coral sands' for many years on HomeAway and the reviews from the many very satisfied guests can be read on our main listing. The studio has a queen sized bed, bathroom with tub and shower, kitchenette with hot-plates,refrigerator, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker etc, dining and lounge area plus outdoor sundeck with table and chairs for relaxing or enjoying al-fresco meals. It is equipped with a/c, ceiling fan, flat screen TV, radio/CD player, and free, unlimited Wifi. If required, there is enough space for a crib or small bed for a child.

Located between the international airport ( 5 miles ) and georgetown ( 3 miles ) there are a variety of well stocked local shops within 5 minutes easy walk for groceries, butcher, deli, pharmacy and liquor. Therefore no long & expensive taxis from the airport, no long trips to the shops and just a short distance from a choice of restaurants.

Therefore great location and great value !!

More Details

Property Manager
Peter & Betty Oxley
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, A little French, German & Italian is spoken
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Peter & Betty Oxley

We moved to live permanently in Exuma in 1999 from England upon our retirement. We live only 400 yards (300 metres ) away from Coral Sands and therefore personally welcome guests on arrival and are available in case of need for information etc whilst staying. Now with our combined 38 years of welcoming guests to Exuma we are able to offer the best suggestion to make the most of a visit to the island

Peter & Betty Oxley purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Peter & Betty Oxley chose Exuma

After moving to the island in 1999 we looked for a beachfront plot of land where we could create our own personal dream home. In 2002 we found what we believe the ideal plot, not only situated on what is regarded as the best beach on the island but large enough to make a matching tropical garden. With the advantage of a slope on which to position the villa this also gave us the opportunity to maximise the beautiful views.

What makes this apartment unique

We used a notable architect to visit the island to fully appreciate the position and location before designing what we had in mind for a spacious, tropical villa for guests to enjoy. Whilst the whole design is for a very airey 3500 sq ft plus of outside covered sea-facing verandas and suitable for up to 8-10 guests we also wanted the design to appeal for smaller groups

Therefore we have 3 sections which are each separate, with their own entrances and these are suitable for groups of 2 people (the Studio), the 2 bedroom apartment for 4-5 people or the whole villa BUT all sections can be combined to give a complete impression of a single property.

All major rooms have large sliding glass doors which face the sea and lead to covered verandas for relaxing or enjoying al-fresco meals.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Peter and Betty’s Coral Sands studio comes highly recommended. Hooper’s Bay is a beautiful spot, the studio was sparkling and had everything we needed. The gardens are gorgeous too. We made use of the kayaks, and loved exploring the local area. Great hosts and a gorgeous location within decent walking distance to a good grocery store.”
Mar 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on the Exuma on the The Bahamas

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No noise after 10.00pm
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bath tub with shower, WC and handbasin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • A Queen sized bed with large sliding glass doors to step out directly to the garden and the sea. A Love seat, flat screen TV, radio/cd player, ceiling fan and central a/c with individual temperature control provides guest comforts. The private outside patio with garden and sea views has outdoor table and chairs for relaxing or enjoying al-fresco meals.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.6923075 based on 17 reviews
Augusta, GA

Amazing vacation! Prime location!

  • 4 of 5

We just got back from our week long stay at Coral Sands and it was amazing! The location can’t be beat! The beach was AMAZING and we only saw a few couples at a time. We did swim with the turtles about every day, probably our favorite part of the whole trip! We did go on the 4 C’s excursion (all day) and I highly recommend it.

We stayed in the studio apartment portion of the house and it was very nice. It did have everything you would need to cook meals, I would recommend some larger pans/skillets. The bed to me was pretty hard and the pillows a little flat but do able. We did have a little issue with our upstairs neighbors walking across our patio and peaking into our room and we woke up to them every morning moving furniture across the patio. Also, the WiFi will not reach the downstairs studio so we had to go upstairs on the patio if we needed it. So if that’s something that would bother you I would upgrade to the upstairs units Peter has (they are very nice too)

My husband and I plan on coming back to Coral Sands in the future and we will definitely bring family this time! Peter was awesome and very helpful! I highly recommend Corals Sands!!! Exuma was amazing!! Thank you Peter & Betty!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice to meet you & thank you for your kind comments about Coral Sands & Hoopers Bay. Most of our guests with the latest cellphones find the the internet reception is fine in the Studio but we will take on board your comment to see if it can be improved. We certainly hope that we can welcome you again with your family on another visit. Best wishes from the sunshine & warmth of Exuma. Betty & Peter
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We would recommend it without hesitation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Coral Sands! We were looking for a place where we could get away from the fast pace of life and enjoy natural beauty. We appreciated having a grocery store in walking distance and the flexibility we had in I'm making our own meals. Peter was very welcoming and helped us orient to the island highlights. We could require regarding any activity that interested us and receive honest, accurate feedback. The studio was homey and the view gorgeous. The internet was sporadic during our stay due to circumstances beyond anyones control. We used our phones to communicate as needed. If you plan for internet to be your primary source of communication, we recommend having a secondary option as well. It was a lovely vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to read your Review about how much you both enjoyed your stay at our Coral Sands "On the Beach" Studio. We were pleased to welcome you & help you with the activities that you wanted to enjoy during your stay. Sorry that the internet was sporadic due to an island wide upgrade of the system which failed to work properly! Fortunately all is now OK with the service. Best wishes to you both & hope that we can welcome you or friends back to Exuma. Betty & Peter
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una settimana a exuma

  • 5 of 5

Posto meraviglioso, tranquillo, molto pulito, fronte mare in mezzo alla natura.

Noi abbiamo alloggiato nell'appartamento al piano terra, il propietario (Peter) è una persona molto precisa e disponibile anche nel consigliare cosa vedere. Posto strategico per visitare l'isola, scoprire altre spiagge noleggiando un'auto (volendo se ne occupa Peter). La spiaggia davanti è fantastica (per noi la migliore dell'isola), grande e spesso deserta, si trova in una baia dove il mare è tranquillo, non ci sono ristoranti in spiaggia, per questo ottima per rilassarsi. Il mare ha dei colori stupendi dove si possono veder nuotare le tartarughe, si possono usare anche i kajak che Peter mette a disposizione.

Ci sono 2 market nelle vicinanze (circa 500mt) se si desidera arrangiarsi per il cibo, altrimenti per raggiungere i ristoranti ci vuole un'auto ( 3 km circa il più vicino, oppure 10 min per raggiungere George Town).

E' stata una vacanza indimenticabile e consigliamo assolutamente di soggiornare al Coral Sands!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: È davvero apprezzato la vostra vacanza a Exuma e abbiamo condiviso il piacere dei vostri diverse esperienze e attività leggendo la tua opinione. Grazie per aver scritto questo e speriamo di poter incontrare di nuovo e il benvenuto a rimanere ancora una volta al Coral Sands. I migliori auguri da sole e calore. Betty & Peter
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Beautiful beach, pictures and amenities were exactly as described...on our short list for next trip!

  • 4 of 5

We rented a car a must! Cocoa Plum Beach, Santanas for fried lobster and Chat and Chill for conch salad

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very very good

  • 4 of 5

the apartment is directly on the beautiful coral bay beach, it is furnished with everything needed, kitchen is basic but functional. Peter, the owner, knows the island very well and all his prompts has been appreciated and let us to discover best places of the island. He cares about everything you need. Just some small negative points. Sometimes bathroom doesn't smell very well, and could be great if they provide for room cleaning at least. ( they do not provide it we staked a week). Just a prompt be ready for sandflies, that is a general problem of the island, so better to be there with anti mosquitos lotion or spray.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal for a quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

This small but perfectly formed studio fitted the bill exactly. We were hoping for a quiet, relaxing break doing not very much and that's exactly what we got. The studio is ideally placed just metres from a gorgeous beach and with a lovely garden to wander in. Peter is very helpful and knows the island well so was able to advise on everything from shop opening times to interesting places to visit and good places to eat. Nothing was too much trouble. Smittys shop is a short walk away, along with a liquor store and for food try Shirley's and Santannas. A day out with Robert's island excursions to see the swimming pigs and drink Goombay smash on the sandbar is a real must. I'd definitely recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown Exuma ( Code GGT )
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Greg Norman Course @ Emerald Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Exuma Beach Restaurant ' Latitudes '
Nearest Beach
ON Hoopers Bay beach !!
Car: recommended

The Hoopers Bay area is the most convenient on the island as it is only 10 minutes from the airport and 6 minutes from the capital, Georgetown. A range of well stocked local shops are within 5 minutes easy walk.

Besides the beautiful beach in front of the property, other beaches are nearby whilst from Georgetown, the regular water taxi goes several times a day (taking 15 minutes and roundtrip ) to Stocking Island with miles of safe and calm beaches and the famous 'Chat and Chill' beach bar/restaurant.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment on the Exuma, Caribbean

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Utilities £105.89
Refundable Damage Deposit £392.2
Cleaning/ Preparation £58.83

Suitable for 2 adults & 1 young child. Extra bed for a child under 7 years old can be added at $30 per night. Children under 3 FREE

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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