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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

For those special people who want space and luxury in a beautiful setting, this1900 apartment for 2 people provides an enormous bedroom suite with king sized bed, sitting area and large sliding glass doors leading to the sea-facing covered veranda with tables, chairs & loungers, then

The very large bathroom with 25 surround shower, a couples soaking tub, Hers & His basins, bidet and toilet, and finally, a large walk-in closet for all the clothes you could possibly bring on holiday

The bedroom, bathroom and closet are all air-conditioned with separate temperature controls whilst ceiling fans add further comfort including those on the verandas

The Great Room from where you enter the property is 1200+ and comprises the full kitchen with island, dining area for up to 10 in comfort, and lounge/sitting area. High & wide sliding glass doors face the garden and beach and lead onto the the covered veranda with a second dining table and chairs. Outdoor fans with lights make this an idea spot for al-fresco dining.

Descend the steps to the decks with loungers and outdoor shower and then through the tropical flowered garden to the calm, protected beach which is regarded as the best to stay on in Exuma. We have a double and single kayak to explore the bay whilst our coconut trees on the beach provide shade if the sun gets too hot ! To cool down, we have a fresh water shower as well as loungers and chairs on the beach for those just wanting to relax !!

In the 10 years since we had 'Coral Sands' built we have welcomed many guests wanting to enjoy this special place and to read more about their experiences please read the Reviews from our main Homeaway advertisement

More Details

Property Manager
Betty & Peter Oxley-owners and personal operators since 1999
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, A little French, German & Italian is spoken
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

About Betty & Peter Oxley-owners and personal operators since 1999

Betty previously owned and operated a successful Guest House in England for 15 years. We started looking for a beautiful and peaceful location in the world to move to when Peter retired from his own job in London.

After several years searching in different parts of the world, we permanently moved in 1999. We were struck by the amazing unspoiled beauty of the beaches and waters of the Bahamas and the Exumas in particular but an important extra was the natural friendliness and honesty of the people of the island. This has become our permanent home with only short visits to the UK to remind us of why we left !!!

We very much enjoy helping our guests also 'discover' the most beautiful parts of the island and with our combined 30 years experince we can offer the best advice for some of the special activities so to make the most of a visit.

Guests love the far reaching views of the island and the peaceful 'on the beach' location with tranquility all around. With little light pollution, the star gazing can be wonderful !! The breeze & airy conditions are very pleasant too.

Betty & Peter Oxley-owners and personal operators since 1999 purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Betty & Peter Oxley-owners and personal operators since 1999 chose Bahamas

After having lived on Exuma for a couple of years we were able to find the ideal location to design and build our dream beach home using a renowned architect to guide our ideas and CORAL SANDS beach villa was finished in 2003.

Our design was to maximise on the wonderful sea and beach views all along the island from many of the rooms and provide guests with a feeling of space and privacy.

Flying to Georgetown, Exuma (code GGT) is straightforward with daily DIRECT flights on American and United and several times a week also DIRECT on Delta and Air Canada.There are several flights each day from Nassau on Bahamasair or Sky Bahamas.

At Georgetown airport, our dedicated taxi driver will greet you and bring you to Coral Sands where we will personally welcome you and show you around. As we live only a short distance away we can always assist with helping with information or arranging activities for our guests.

What makes this apartment unique

From entering the villa , the view is directly though the Great Room and its enormous sliding glass doors to the tropical garden and the beach and sea beyond. This leads to the Master Veranda with dining table and chairs and steps down to the spacious decks

From the Master Bedroom suite more large sliding glass doors give further panoramic views which can be enjoyed from the King sized bed or from another private veranda with tables and chairs.


Exuma Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Master Bathroom has couple soaking tub, a 30 sq ft surround shower, hers & his hand basins, + Bidet & Toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom suite with King (6ft) bed, and sitting area plus Master Bathroom & large walk-in closet. We designed the room so that guests can lay in bed & enjoy sea views stretching along the entire island. Large sliding glass doors lead to the spacious private covered veranda with table & chairs & loungers & this has beautiful views of beach & sea. Fully air-conditioned in the bedroom, bathroom & closet + ceiling fans in the bedroom & on the veranda.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The Hoopers Bay area consists mainly of a few up-scale private homes with the convenience of being only 10 minutes from the airport and 6 minutes from the capital, Georgetown.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Toronto, ON

A wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in Coral Sands and it's truly an amazing spot. The house is very comfortable, clean, and the view is unreal. Sitting right on Hoopers Bay, you'll spend your vacation looking out on the best beach on Exuma. It's perfect for swimming and/or relaxing, but Coral Sands also offers kayaks if you're feeling like doing some exploring.

Betty and Peter were wonderful hosts. They made us feel at home as soon as we arrived. Peter also had great suggestions on places to eat and different locations to visit. On the last day we were there, my girlfriend forgot her phone in the house when we left for the airport. We didn't even notice until we saw Peter rushing after our cab in his car to give it back to her. You can't beat that.

We couldn't recommend Coral Sand any more highly and hope to return there very soon .

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy welcoming Canadians but you were a special couple who fully enjoyed staying at Coral Sands. We are glad that you were able to experience much of Exuma & hope to welcome you again sometime in the future. Best wishes & many thanks for this very helpful Review. Betty & Peter
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  • 5 of 5

Most relaxing vacation we've ever had, great location, beautiful private beach with awesome views from every room!

Thanks Peter & Betty we look forward to our return trip.

F & R Lisser

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear F&R, We are so glad that you enjoyed staying at Coral Sands doing what you wanted on our beach (as well as some awesome golf at the Greg Norman course). We certainly hope, and look forward to you returning in due course. Best wishes and thanks from the sunshine and warmth of Exuma, Betty& Peter--Owners since 1999
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Great villa and super location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent almost 2 weeks in this villa and we just fell in love with the property, the beach and Exuma in general. I cannot recommend enough Exuma as a place to visit in the Bahamas. The property location is perfect as close to the airport by car (~15min) and near Georgetown as well (~5-10min). There is also a grocery store and a liquor store in walking distance (<10min). The view from the villa onto the beach is simply stunning and the villa is very spacious for 2 people. The property is very well maintained and super clean with a spacious kitchen and we just loved resting on the terrace and walking back and forth to the beach whenever we wanted. There was almost no one on this beach at this time of the year and that was so peaceful. The water is crystal clear and the bay is just below the villa accessible via a lovely sandy walk path (literally 30s walk). This beach is very pretty.

Peter and Betty are lovely and very knowledgeable on things to do and places to eat/drink. I would strongly advise to follow their recommendations. They were extremely helpful one day we had an issue on Stocking Island with the water taxi pick-up location and they solved the problem for us immediately (take with you the mobile number of the water taxi service to Stocking Island when going there). Stocking Island is quite spectacular especially the variety of beaches (quiet sandy beaches, ocean beaches and lagoons). Be aware that you cannot see that much of the Island when going there with the taxi service as you have not that many paths to walk around. Boats can be rented at Georgetown to explore the area (no licence needed). Quite expensive but really worth it.

Definitively our new preferred location for holidays and we are going to book again this place soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you both for your first stay at our Coral Sands Beach Villa & glad to read how much you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your Review which will also be helpful for others who may be thinking of coming to stay at our Beach property & we look forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Best wishes from the sunshine & warmth of Exuma. Betty & Peter
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Perfection !!!

  • 5 of 5

Peter was great start to finish!!

The location was PERFECT!

The place had everything to make a perfect stay..

Can't wait to go back next year!

There's part of me that does not want to review our stay,

I want Hoopers Bay to be our secret ..

It was nice to have a landlord who was on the island it gave us a piece of mind that everything was going to be taken care of.

Did I say how perfect our stay was!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have met you both & so glad that you enjoyed your first stay at Coral Sands. Thank you for the great Review & for leaving everything so neat & tidy. Best wishes to you both & hope to welcome you again next year. Betty & Peter
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Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Coral Sands offers everything we were looking for - perfect location, beautiful beach, close to shops, fantastic accommodations with a very spacious full kitchen and stunning views of the ocean from both inside and outside from the beautiful decks. The master bath and bedroom are wonderfully oversized and go above and beyond the typical comforts of home. Well maintained and very clean inside and out. Renting a car, boat or taking a tour??? All super easy and convenient. Betty and Peter can help prearrange these things and we had no problem arranging them on the fly - our Hobie cat rental was delivered right to our beach!! The kayaks are a lot of fun and swimming with the resident turtles can't be beat. Big thanks to Betty, Peter and their representative Judy who was always readily available and very helpful with all of our questions. Can't wait to return to Coral Sands!!!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Stay on beautiful Hoopers Bay

  • 5 of 5

Coral Sands was better than I had hoped for, the pictures don't quite do it justice. When we got out of the taxi and Peter showed us the back deck we could hardly contain our excitement. The view is fantastic and sipping coffee each morning while looking out at the neon aqua bay framed by palm trees couldn't be beat.

We were in the master suite (a very generous upgrade due to the other apts. being booked up, thank you Betty & Peter!) which was incredibly spacious, open and airy with comfortable couches that were perfect for reading at night. The bedroom was huge with a lounge area as well. The shower was great, three shower heads with good water pressure, such a luxury. We cooked most nights, the kitchen had the basic essentials. The house is well designed (and nicely decorated) with high recessed ceilings, lots of ceiling fans and plenty of light coming in from the sliding glass doors. We never needed to put on the AC.

Peter was so warm and welcoming and very helpful with any questions we had about, directions to beaches, favorite restaurants etc. I am so glad he recommended Santana's, definitely the best meal of our trip. We also rented Peter's car which made things so simple, it was already parked in the driveway, rented it for the days we needed it and explored the island. I loved the ease of it all.

In the evenings we would enjoy a cocktail on the beach with our toes in the water and pretty much have the beach to ourselves. We hung out with the turtles down the beach, so cool. Took the kayak for a spin and waded in the calm clear water.

We didn't want to leave such a nice house in such a perfect location. We will certainly be back, and that's not something I ever say due the long list of places I want to travel to in the world, but this place, Exuma and Coral Sands is definitely worth another visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown Exuma ( Code GGT )
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Splash + others,some with live music in evenings.
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Georgetown from Nassau + Boat to Stocking Islan
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Greg Norman's Emerald Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Choice of several for all tastes and costs '
Nearest Beach
Directly on Hoopers Bay Beach- the BEST on Exuma !
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Exuma Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities $260
Refundable damage deposit $800

SPECIAL OFFER for 2014-- "STAY for 7 nights and PAY for 6 !!!

The Security Deposit is also the Reservation Guarantee deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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