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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Our spacious, "on the beach" property is at Hoopers Bay, which 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 3 bedrooms ( each with their own en-suite bathroom ) have King, Queen and Twin beds which makes it ideal for a family or group of friends. The King and Queen bedrooms are sea-facing with large sliding glass doors for wonderful views of the beach and also leads to the spacious sundeck with tables and chairs for relaxing or meals.

The calm Hoopers Bay is protected from the prevailing winds so the sea is safe for all age groups whilst the soft sandy 1/2 mile long beach slopes gently into the water. Besides a few private properties in the area the beach is undisturbed and peaceful.

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

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

Betty & Peter have lived on Exuma since 1999 after moving from England. Owned the #1 Guest House in the Bahamas and then purchased Sandy Palms to offer guests the opportunity of staying on what is regarded as the best beach on 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 Exuma

Guests love the DIRECT BEACH location as well as the convenience of being near to shops and Georgetown.

We have arranged with activity providers for trips to see the Exuma Cays and swimming pigs to collect our guests from Sandy Palms

The international airport is also just a 12 minute ride away

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Peter. How are you?

I'm Giovanni from Salerno.

We stayed in July in your home. Do you remember?

We wanted to make you a big hug and thank you for the beautiful vacation made in your beautiful home.

We will send you a memorial photo attached.

Also greeted by my friend Bella 's family.


Jul 2017
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Exuma Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also hand basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also hand basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also hand basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room can be made as a King sized bed if preferred
  • All bedrooms have central a/c and ceiling fans.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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(3 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Didn't want to go home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (ages 12, 14, 43, 45, and 71) stayed at Sandy Beach this past week. What a great place! It's even better than what you see in the pictures. There was plenty of room for all of us, and we had everything we needed. The views were outstanding, and the private beach access was great. We loved having use of the kayaks and used them every day. Grandma even tried kayaking for the first time! We enjoyed swimming and snorkeling with the turtles too. One of the best parts of Sandy Beach is the hospitality. Peter, the owner, thought of everything and was available for any questions we had and often answered the questions we didn't know we had yet! He arranged to have a taxi for us waiting at airport, which allowed us to bypass a long line. He greeted us at arrival to introduce himself and the property, and gave us valuable tips on restaurants, stores and activities nearby. He is very knowledgeable about happenings on the island and helped us arrange some wonderful outings.

Speaking of outings, as a group with 3 generations, we were so pleased with what the Exumas had to offer for all ages! The beach at Hoopers Bay was calm and the water was shallow. The restaurants were accommodating to kids and picky-eaters. My daughter, a vegetarian, had options everywhere we went. We all took Elvis' water taxi to Stocking Island where we enjoyed snorkeling, swimming with rays, and eating at the Chat 'n Chill. Peter suggested a boat tour with Robert's Island Adventures, where we saw iguanas, boated by celebrity owned islands, swam with pigs and sharks, snorkeled in Thunderball Cave, and stopped at a sandbar. Grandma didn't feel like getting off the boat at every stop, but even so, she thoroughly enjoyed the trip! The Tropic of Cancer beach with lunch at Santanna's and dessert at Mom's bakery should not be missed! It was very easy to get around the island by car.

We are definitely planning on coming back to the beautiful Exumas and we will book Sandy Palms again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that all 3 generations of your family enjoyed your stay at SANDY PALMS (not Sandy Beach) with the various activities that fully occupied your 6 night stay. We certainly hope to welcome you again to SANDY PALMS to continue enjoying even more of Exuma. Best wishes & thanks, Betty & Peter
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Fantastic Location and house!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Exuma and our first time staying in Hoopers Bay. In our opinion, it is by far the nicest beach to stay on and a very convenient location. Peter and Betty's house is very comfortable, and has everything you need for a relaxing wonderful vacation. The kayaks and paddle board were so nice to have access to. Any questions you have or issues you experience are answered and dealt with promptly and cheerfully. We cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gwen and Cameron and Sydney, Thank you for this lovely Review & we are so glad that you enjoyed your first visit to our Sandy Palms Beach property. We hope that we can welcome you again in 2016 & in the meantime send our very best wishes for Christmas & the New Year. Betty & Peter
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amazing stay at Sandy Palms Beach villa

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay at Sandy Palms Beach villa. First of all I would like to thank the owners for all the personal attention to details that the villa provided for us. This included free internet use at all times, access to local telephone calls at all times, constant hot water, a well thought out kitchen with every utensil and piece of equipment you could think of. Importantly a good air condition system that worked fully at all times. The villa was found to be also very clean and the owners were very proud of their rental home. Indeed for the two weeks we were staying it did feel like home to us. The location I can tell you all was superb with the most fantastic beach location for us on the island. The villa sits on the location Hooper;s Bay and is in fact central to the whole of great Exuma and Little Exuma. If you are wish to either just relax or have a full on adventure then Sandy Palms is a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clifford, Ollie & Nick, You were great guests who fully made ythe most of your first visit to Exuma with lots of activities & very successful fishing! We very much enjoyed you staying at Sandy Palms & thank you for your very kind comments. Hopefully, we can welcome you again sometime in the future either to Exuma or to our beach villa in nearby Long Island. Best wishes to you all. Betty & Peter
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown ( code GGT )
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Greg Norman 18 hole
Nearest Motorway
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
ON the BEACH !!
Car: recommended

The trips to the Exuma Cays and to see the swimming pigs pick up our guests from Sandy Palms.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities $300
Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning/ Preparation $150

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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