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1 Bedroom/2 bath Apartment For 4 & DIRECTLY on Hoopers Bay Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 780 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sandy Palms Apartments Offers Modern And Reasonably Priced Beach Accommodation

Our 2 room beach apartment is ideal for a family or for two couples who want a holiday or vacation on what is regarded as the best beach to stay on in Exuma and the only beach with resident GREEN TURTLES to watch or swim with !!

The apartment is particularly useful for parents with young children or those with accessibility issues as everything is on the ground floor and the few paces to the beach is on flat ground.

One Queen bed is in one room and a King or 2 Twins is in the other room - each room has its own shower room. A full kitchen has stove with oven, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker etc.

Fully air conditioned and ceiling fans for comfort together with flat screen TV, radio/CD player and FREE ,UNLIMITED WiFi.

A patio with table and chairs allows for outdoor relaxing or meals.

Just a few steps through the palm trees in our garden takes you directly onto the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach -a 1/2 mile ( 1 kilometer ) long soft white sandy bay gently sloping into the incredibly blue safe and calm water which is ideal for all ages to swim, snorkel, play or kayak. Hoopers Bay is sheltered from the prevailing winds so is always calm and safe

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:
April 14, 2017

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

Betty and Peter have lived in Exuma permanently since 1999 when we moved from England and have developed their #1 Rated B&B Guest House 'CORAL GARDENS' which has been very popular for guests from all around the world for many years.

They recognised the need for visitors to have the choice to enjoy staying DIRECTLY on a beautiful beach and so in 2012 they found the ideal, nearby location which they named Sandy Palms in recognition of the many palms and coconut trees in the garden.

Now with their combined 30 years of experience welcoming guests to the island we are able to help with the best suggestions of making the most of a visit to Exuma.

Betty & Peter Oxley-owners and personal operators since 1999 purchased this apartment in 2012

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

Only 10 minutes from the international airport and 6 minutes from Georgetown, the convenient location of Sandy Palms is quiet and peaceful whilst a variety of local shops are only a 5 minute easy walk away.

Approached on its own tree lined driveway and hidden from the Queens Highway Sandy Palms is positioned along the centre of the 1/2 mile curving sweep of Hoopers Bay.

What makes this apartment unique

Hoopers Bay Beach is protected from the prevailing winds and so is always calm and the sea safe for all ages.

Just a few steps from the apartment ,the beach is a 1/2 mile (1 kilometer) strand of soft white sand and on the beach we have tables and chairs and loungers for our guests and for the more active we also have kayaks to explore more of the bay.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time on Exuma and we could not have asked for anything more from our stay at your beautiful house. It was perfect for our needs and Hoopers Bay is, without a doubt, one of our favorite beaches we have ever been too. We wish we could have spent more time enjoying it, but were torn between all of the beautiful places the island has to offer.

Our shells made it back with almost no breakage thanks to your lending us the containers, and we have spent some time cleaning them up – we need to find a good way to display them all. The kids have been showing them off and telling everyone stories about our trip.

Thank you again for your hospitality and for all of your help and advice in planning our adventures.

This was truly a trip that was even better than anticipated and will stick in our memories for a lifetime. We hope we can make it back sometime in the future, or to one of the other islands in the Bahamas.

Take care and all the best to you both.
Apr 2016
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Exuma Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Also handbasin, Shower is DOUBLE sized.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Also handbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Also includes the living ,dining area and full kitchen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Can also be with 2 Twins
  • Bedrooms have drawer units, hanging space, bedside units, clock/radio .Ceiling fan + Central A/C. A rollaway can be in the bedroom for a 5th person.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

1 Bedroom/2 bath Apartment For 4 & DIRECTLY on Hoopers Bay Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 20 reviews

Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property was the best location on the island in my opinion. A beautiful Long Beach, sea turtles in the water, kayaks to enjoy. Just a relaxing get away with no hustle bustle at all.

PETER was awesome to give us information on what to do and see and where to eat and get food. We loved our little apartment which was just a few seconds away from the beach. It had everything we needed for a great vacation. I would highly recommend this place if you go to Exuma. Great beach and great people to rent from.

Also enjoyed having the jeep for a week to go touring the island that was available to rent from PETER. Having the free local advice is priceless and made our vacation that much more fun!!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your first visit to Exuma in Sandy Palms. As property renters yourselves, your comments are particularly appreciated & will be helpful for others who may be thinking of staying here. Many thanks & best wishes, Betty & Peter - Owners
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Remote experience, right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights with our two kids (6 and 3) and it worked out wonderfully. Peter was such a gracious host, very helpful with each question we had. The beach is literally steps away and there were never more than a handful of people around. This unit is the back unit on the ground floor. It is definitely two rooms, not two bedroom, in that the main room doubles as a kitchen / living room / bedroom. As a result it was cozy for 4 people in beds plus one in a crib. The small grocery store is within walking distance but that is truly all that is close, there are no restaurants nearby. It was perfect for us and offered exactly the experience we were looking for but definitely know what to expect. Overall, this was a great place for a family with kids and we would definitely consider returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that all 3 generations of your family enjoyed the stay at Sandy Palms & thank you for this very kind & useful Review which will help other families with children consider staying in the future. Best wishes & hope that we can welcome you again on another occasion. Betty & Peter - Owners
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Fabulous location and gracious hosts. Hands down, the most beautiful blue water you will ever see!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was perfect, primarily because of the FANTASTIC location of this house. It is situated on the stunning Exuma blue/turquoise waters of Hoopers Bay. We visited during mid February when it can be windy on Exuma, though still warm and sunny ( High 70's to 80 F for our entire week), but since we were bringing our 3 year old we wanted to avoid large waves so we could play in the water as a family. Hoopers Bay turned out to be the perfect refuge, and we played in the water without fear of being knocked over while trying to teach our son to enjoy swimming. We also took turns snorkeling just a small walk down the beach to try to swim with the green turtles who make the calm waters of the bay their home. Though we saw them everyday, it wasn't until our final day that we were able to actually get a chance to swim among them. We were in the water with them for over an hour, and they let us interact by swimming near us, and coming to inspect us up close. They actually seemed to want to play! Without this location we would have never been able to have this experience. It took quite a few tries and it would not have been practical to keep returning to this spot in hopes of catching them. Also, the cottage was literally just steps to the beach, and waking up and having to just put on a swimsuit to go sit on the beach without having to pack everything and the kitchen sink was bliss. You know what I'm talking about if you have ever traveled with a toddler. The cottage itself was comfortable and clean. It had everything you would need for a short stay. It had two bedrooms and two bathrooms, an efficiency kitchen and a small supply of kitchen essentials. This too was so helpful. We were able to keep our sons breakfast/lunch and nap routine because we didn't have to go in search of a restaurant for every meal. We brought a few non perishable items from home in the way of snacks and basics because the prices on the island are so high. We supplemented with things purchased at the local markets. We ate over half our meals at the cute and private outdoor dining area attached to our little cottage. Betty and Peter had everything perfectly organized and were amazing hosts. Their responses to all inquiries were prompt and very helpful. Peter was charming and a wonderful wealth of info for the island, as well as just a nice guy. We also rented their car for the week, which I recommend to be able to see the rest of the beautiful island. Already looking at next year!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful and detailed Review.-Thank You Very Much !! Your comments will certainly be helpful for other potential guests and especially those with young families. You were lovely guests who made the most of the direct beach location and your underwater photo of swimming face to face with a turtle is amazing and we hope to publish it very soon ! We certainly look forward to welcoming you again next year. Best wishes from the sunshine and warmth of Exuma. Betty&Peter--Owners
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Fantastic Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I flew into Exuma International Airport on 1/14/17, and were greeted by a taxi driver that Peter and Betty had arranged to take us to the property ($22 plus tip). When we arrived at the house, Peter was there to greet us, and did a fantastic job of showing us around the property. He is a rather witty and charming fellow, and perhaps one of the best hosts you will ever find. Peter also drove us around town and showed us where to shop and eat, and offered us a vehicle to drive while we were on the island ($60 per day, and you only pay for the days you need the car). Although Smitty's is within walking distance, I recommend you take the vehicle and venture out. Shirley's Fish Fry is great, and the Chat n Chill on Stocking Island is a MUST! Peter even assisted us with our boat trip reservations, and was very knowledgeable about "must-see" activities. On a side note, Coastline Adventures was a fantastic experience if you are looking for a boating trip!

We stayed in the 2 bedroom downstairs apartment which suited our needs perfectly, and where delighted to find the beach only a minute walk (15 sec run) from the apartment. This is a fairly secluded, very clean beach, and we were frequently the only people enjoying its beauty. We made great use of the Kayaks, and saw tons of Sea Turtles on our adventures.

Peter was very active, and came by frequently to check on us and made sure we didn't need anything.

When our week of fun ended, Peter and Betty arranged to have a taxi waiting for us for our return to the airport, and he was there again to see us off.

I really don't have anything negative to say here, it was a great place to enjoy the Island life!

Thank You Peter!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome owners!

  • 5 of 5

While we have not even ARRIVED yet, I just want it to be known...the owners, Betty and Peter, have been AWESOME! I had a unique situation, where I was booking for someone else at the last minute! They went over and above, in responding to ALL concerns and requests! They kindly answered questions about the area, transportation, money, cell phones...they are incredible! If the stay is half as good as their support has been, it will be amazing! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Soggiorno perfetto

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo soggiornato al Sandy Palms per 10 giorni.

La casa è direttamente sulla fantastica spiaggia di Hoopers Bay. L'appartamento è confortevole e dotato di tutto quanto potesse servire. I proprietari sono persone veramente fantastiche, ci hanno aiutato moltissimo sia per quanto riguarda le escursioni sia dandoci consigli per visitare l'isola nel migliore dei modi. La spiaggia davanti alla casa è bellissima e capita spesso di fare il bagno in compagnia di bellissime tartarughe. I proprietari mettono a disposizione lettini, kayak e giochi per bambini. Consiglio a chiunque di soggiornare al Sandy Palms.

Penso che Betty e Peter (i proprietari) siano il vero valore aggiunto, non ho mai trovato persone così disponibili ed interessate a far si che i loro clienti trascorressero una vacanza indimenticabile.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Abbiamo apprezzato molto la lettura la tua opinione del vostro soggiorno nel nostro appartamento fronte mare a Sandy Palms sulla splendida Bay Beach Hoopers. Il tuo è una bella famiglia che ha accuratamente fatto la maggior parte della spiaggia e del mare con i kayak e tartarughe di godere. I migliori auguri e speriamo che siamo in grado di anticipare gli orari sia voi stessi o la famiglia e gli amici di nuovo a Sandy Palms. Betty & Peter - i proprietari
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown Exuma ( Code GGT )
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Greg Norman Course @ Emerald Bay
Nearest Motorway
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Exuma Beach Restaurant ' Latitudes '
Nearest Beach
DIRECTLY on the beach !!
Car: recommended

Besides the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach-regarded as the BEST to stay on in Exuma- there are also other lovely beaches nearby to explore.

Exuma offers a wide range of activities such a snorkeling, kayaking,, boat rental and boat trips to the Exuma Cays to see the swimming pigs, Thunder ball Grotto etc.


Rates & Availability

Exuma Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Utilities $180

SPECIAL OFFER for 2014--STAY for 7 NIGHTS but PAY for 6 NIGHTS !!
Children under 3 years are FREE
Crib and Highchair available

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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