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Apartment For 4 & DIRECTLY on Hoopers Bay Beach

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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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 !!

One Queen bed in one room and a King or 2 Twins in the other room - each room has its own shower room. A full kitchen with 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

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Betty & Peter Oxley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, A little French, German & Italian is spoken
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016

About Betty & Peter Oxley

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 purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Betty & Peter Oxley 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 owner

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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based on 9 traveler reviews

Apartment For 4 & DIRECTLY on Hoopers Bay Beach
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 15 reviews

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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joli petit appartement sur la plus belle plage...

  • 4 of 5

Appartement au paradis.... Plage déserte, et appartement très bien équipé pour une famille avec 3 enfants. Terrasse aménagée, climatisation dans les chambres, cuisine bien agencée bref tout pour passer des vacances idylliques. Bien entendu grâce à Peter, un hôte toujours de bon conseil et disponible pour toutes nos questions!

La localisation est très très tranquille, il y a un magasin à quelques pas, un endroit parfait pour se reposer. Voiture indispensable et mise en location par le propriétaire, Peter Oxley, bref, un endroit extraordinaire, on n' attend plus que d'y retourner!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alexandra, Angelo & family, Thank you very much for your kind Review. We enjoyed meeting you & your family & very pleased that you had a happy holiday at Sandy Palms. Best wishes, Betty & Peter Alexandra, Angelo et family, Je vous remercie pour votre examen type. Nous avons apprécié que vous et votre famille et rencontrer très heureux que vous avez eu de bonnes vacances à Sandy Palms. Meilleurs voeux, Betty & Peter
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Perfect location for a family with kids or group.

  • 5 of 5

The Sandy Palms beach house was a perfect location for our families week in the Bahamas. The secluded white sand beach in Hoopers Bay was great for swimming and kayaking. We rarely saw other people and its a prime location for swimming with sea turtles. My kids swam with turtles almost every day of our trip. The beach house is walking distance to both a good deli and a grocery store and pharmacy yet private and secluded. Peter Betty were great resources of information on sites and services around the island and provided a car for rent on days we wanted one. Highly recommend for families with children.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that yourselves, with a young family, were able to make the most of Hoopers Bay Beach with the kayaking, swimming with turtles, & relaxing on the beach. It was a pleasure to meet you all & thank you for being such lovely guests & we hope we can welcome you back on a future occasion to enjoy even more of Exuma. Hope Isabel's wrist soon recovers fully. Best wishes from the sunshine, Betty & Peter
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Relaxing in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this property. It was really nice to get up and walk the beach every morning, and see turtles and rays.

We were able to swim with the turtles on a couple of occasions. The beach is awesome!! The apartment although somewhat small was adequate and comfortable for the 4 of us. The property itself was well maintained, and landscaped nicely. Peter is a wonderful host. He was always willing to accommodate us, and help us with finding the best spots on the island to adventure to. One of our top vacations ever. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind HomeAway Review about your stay in Exuma. We always like reading about how our guests have enjoyed themselves & your comments are also very helpful for other people who may want to stay in the future. Thanks again & best wishes, Betty & Peter
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Exuma 2015

  • 5 of 5

Everything perfect, a couple of things, the shower will need change and Peter and Betty are lovely and great person.

I recommend this place for two reason, the place and the owner.

For me and my family is the second time in Exuma,

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Omar & family, You were lovely guests & we are glad that you got so much from your 2nd visit to Exuma. Thank you for your Review & also the lovely photographs of you all enjoying the turtles in the sea at Hoopers Bay Beach. We have also changed the shower head now that you have brought this to our attention. Best wishes & thanks to you all, Betty & Peter
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Great beach

  • 4 of 5

Everything was great except we were in a unit on a back lower corner of the house so we had no views! But the tour guide/owner, Peter, was great!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your Review about our "on the beach" location at Hoopers Bay - regarded as the best beach to stay on in Exuma. You chose to book the more economical garden view apartment (we do NOT state in our listing about any sea view), but still only steps from the beach & we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Betty & Peter
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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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6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities $140
Refundable damage deposit $400

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

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Exuma Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

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