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Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Stay DIRECTLY on the beach described as "WOW" by our guests

'SANDY PALMS "ON THE BEACH" property' is our newly built and designed beach apartments and is as close to the beach as possible !!

This Economical Studio/Efficiency has a KING bed (or 2 x Twin beds if preferred), kitchenette with 2 hot rings, fridge, microwave, toasteroven, coffee maker etc etc. Shower room with WC and Hand basin, dining area with table and chairs, loveseat, A/C and ceiling fan, flat screen cable TV with 53 major channels, radio/cd player. The A/C and ceiling fan ensure our guests stay in comfort.

Outside there is a private sea-facing patio with outdoor table and chairs for relaxing or al-fresco meals.

Just a few steps though our palm tree filled garden is the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach - regarded as the BEST TO STAY ON IN EXUMA and the only beach with resident GREEN TURTLES to watch or swim with !!

The 1/2 mile ( 1km ) long, soft white sandy beach slopes gently into the amazing blue, calm and safe sea for swimming, snorkeling, watching the Green Turtles or relaxing on our loungers and chairs. For the more energetic, we have FREE Kayaks for our guests to enjoy exploring more of the protected bay.

Although quietly located, Georgetown International airport is only 10 minutes away (our dedicated taxi driver will greet you there ) whilst the capital, Georgetown, is 6 minutes away. No need to drive or taxi to shops as we have a good range within a 5 minute easy walk for groceries, butcher and deli, pharmacy and liquor.

Flying to Georgetown airport ( GGT ) is straightforward with DIRECT daily flights on AA, Delta and United and Air Canada also have DIRECT flights from Toronto. More locally, there are several flights each day from Nassau on Bahamasair or Sky Bahamas. As we live nearby, we personally greet our guests and are available when required to help with information or to arrange activities such as boat trips,etc.

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
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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

Betty & Peter moved to Exuma in 1999 after 15 years of owning and operating a popular guest house in England. They then created the Award Winning 'Coral Gardens' B&B Guest House which has been VOTED #1 on EXUMA every year since 2009 by the worlds largest travelers site.

Realising that many guests like to have a choice of being DIRECTLY on the beach, we finally found our ideal and nearby location on the beautiful Hoopers Bay we named 'SANDY PALMS' as the garden which surrounds the property is filled with palm trees. We created a number of self-catering Studio and Apartment accommodations ranging from a comfortable and economical Studio/Efficiency for a couple (one with a Queen bed & the other with 2 x Twins or 1 King bed), also a larger 2 room apartment for a family or 4 people, and a huge 8 person apartment with 4 bedroom and 4 bathrooms for groups of families or friends. This allows us to match our guests needs for the right sized and right priced accommodation and still offering peace and quiet as all the units have their own entrances in different parts of the building and separate patios and sundecks.

As we live nearby, we not only arrange the short taxi ride from the airport, where you will be greeted by our dedicated taxi driver, Patricia, but we will personally welcome you to 'Sandy Palms' and show you around and give you maps and other information.

Our desire is to help our guests enjoy the holiday THEY want-whether it is simply a peaceful and relaxing time or activity filled. With our combined 30 years experience welcoming guests to Exuma we are able to make the best suggestions for making the most of a visit to the island.

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

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

Some of the advantages for guests staying at our sandypalmsbahamas property are:-

--Directly on the BEST BEACH.

--Only beach with resident Green Turtles for our guests to experience

--Quietly and privately positioned and surrounded by its own tropical gardens of 1.25 acres.

--Only 12 minutes from the international airport, less than 1 minute from a range of good local shops, and 6 minutes from a selection of restaurants and Georgetown,the capital

--FREE kayaks for our guests to explore Hoopers Bay or nearby offshore cays.

--FREE pickup for the private transfer to the swimming pigs boat tours.

What makes this studio unique

Hoopers Bay is the most convenient location to stay on in Exuma with easy access from the airport, & just a short distance from Georgetown as well as having good local shops within an easy 5 minute walk.

Sandy Palms is set down its own long, tree lined driveway, and therefore away from the main road for peace and quiet whilst the beach is just a few steps through the coconut palms.

For guests who want to have a peaceful and relaxing visit but still be close enough shops, restaurants etc then Sandy Palms is the place to stay.

For an incomparable beach location for lovers of sun and water and at the most economical price, this location is hard to beat !!.

With Betty and Peters combined 30+ years of experience living in Exuma we can offer our guests detailed and helpful information on all activities.


Exuma Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower Room with handbasin also
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • This Studio has a King sized bed or with 2 x Twins.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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(1 traveler review)

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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our vacation and absolutely enjoyed our stay at Sandy Palms. The nice and lovely studio has everything you need. And the Hooper's Beach in front of the house is just beyond gorgeous. Even after days of exploring different beautiful beaches on the island, we still found it breath-taking every afternoon after we came back. We also loved the little tropical garden in front of the house, it's a very nice 15 seconds walk before you get to the beach. You can get kayaks and paddle boards that can take you to nearby beaches. Location is absolutely A++. There are restaurants and groceries very close by and George Town is less than 10 minutes away. Since it's centrally located, it's very convenient to explore the northern and southern parts of the island, where some most famous beaches and restaurants are at.

Our host, Peter, is superb. He was more than willing to answer any of our questions and provided us a lot of information about the island. We had a lot of fun chatting with him.

Overall, this is definitely the place to stay if you're going to Exuma and we would definitely recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were both great guests & thanks for writing about how much you enjoyed your first visit to Exuma. We very much liked meeting you both & your Review will certainly help others who may be thinking of wanting to stay at Sandy Palms. Best wishes & hope we can welcome you again sometime in the future. Betty & Peter
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown ( CodeGGT)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Greg Norman course @ Emerald Bay
Nearest Restaurant
2.25 Miles
A choice of several
Nearest Beach
DIRECTLY on the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach
Car: recommended

Hoopers Bay is regarded as the BEST to stay on in Exuma for its beautiful white soft sandy beach and brilliant blue, safe and calm sea. It is the only beach on Exuma with resident GREEN TURTLES.

The Hoopers Bay area is mainly residential but with a good range of local shops that are all within 5 minutes walking distance.

Besides the wonderful beach immediately in front of the Studio, there are number of other beaches close by to explore and enjoy. On Hoopers Bay, guests can swim, snorkel, watch the Green Turtles, use our kayaks to explore the bay or simply RELAX on our beach loungers or chairs. We can also arrange boat trips for fishing, snorkeling or sightseeing from the beach DIRECTLY in front of the Studio.

Nearby Georgetown also offers boat rental, scuba trips, craft market as well as supermarkets, banks, petrol stations and the popular water taxi which goes everyday to Stocking Island with miles of beaches and the famous Chat n Chill bar and restaurant.




Additional information about rental rates

Utilities $120
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $75

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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