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Pink Sands Resort
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

My first time in the bahamas... and part of my trip, it was ruined by staying in this hotel.
5 stars hotel?????? what about ...maybe 3 stars and paying for 5 !


Quick description of the hotel room:

-furniture : old and broken
-sofa, chairs : stained and nasty! we never sat in them!!! I did not even put my laggage on top!
-bathroom was the most disappointing: rust between tiles, flooded bathtub and sinks, toilet leaking water on the floor, some of the towels were dirty and discolored. They didn't refresh bath products. ..bring your own q-tips...they dont give them to you. There was a sewer smell too.

One morning we turned on the sink and nothing came out! Another time it was brown rust.

The bed sheets had holes. I was scared to check the mattress.

Turn-down service was inconsistent and poor.

This resort has big big big potential, but right now they should close it and renovate a-z. I would not save anything!

Food in the restaurant is good, thanks to the great chef.

The famous Blue Bar, looks like it has to be finished decorated. It is just blue with a couple of chairs table and dead flowers on it.

The beach is awesome. But the lounge chairs are mismatched.

Overall, the atmosphere is very sad. Even the main bar, while staffed with a very nice bartender, was sad and empty!

We went for spring break , thought it would have been packed with people.

I wish we would have stayed nearby at the Dunmore.... Awesome hotel, unfortunately it was fully booked when we were planning our trip.

If they lower the price to 200-300/night it might be appropriate. But they can't charge 700-800 without a renovation.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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10  Thank Camilla T
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

This hotel has long enjoyed a good reputation. We were extremely disappointed. Was our first trip to Bahamas. We were thrilled with Harbor Island. The hotel gave a great first impression with a welcoming smile by the property's representative at the airport. He escorted us to the hotel. After a quick boat ride and even quicker taxi ride we were at the hotel. Mark, the GM warmly greeted us and made us feel right at home. Unfortunately the warm and fuzzy feelings stopped there. The room was tired. In dire need of updating. Especially the bathrooms. Several things were in need of maintenance. To the hotel's credit - maintenance was sent in immediately to rectify those items that could be fixed.

My impression of Pink Sands is that ownership is not giving able management the budget it needs to run this hotel properly. The real estate and the beach are amazing. You will not find a nicer beach without going to the S. Pacific. But the accommodations at this hotel are not acceptable for the prices they charge.

Staff is often friendly and attentive. Some more than others. But you get a sense that the locals employed here, while well-intentioned, aren't going to go the extra mile. Part of it is cultural.

The Blue Bar restaurant enjoys a killer view and wicked fast WiFi which can reach the beach. The property's chef seems capable and inspired, but doesn't have the clientele or the budget to be as creative as he wants to be. It all goes back to ownership giving the hotel the tools (and money) needed to keep the property up to date. Then they need to promote the property.

Our walk by The Dunmore Hotel down the beach had us wishing we stayed there.

The hotel's lobby is charming. The bar a great place to hang out. But the whole place seemed a little sleepy. And we were there in high season.

The neighborhood is charming and everything is walkable. You feel very safe.

Food is Expensive. Everywhere you go. But you eat very well.

NOTE: The management at the Pink Sands has stated they intend to remodel the bathrooms in the Fall of 2013. If that happens it will be a great improvement. Don't book here until that occurs, or unless prices drop in half.

Positives: Beach beach beach. Super fast - free - WiFi speeds.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Clark_W_Griswold_III
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

This was our 2nd time to the pink sands and it continues to be our favorite. We checked out the Dunmore on our last visit but, we felt that the Pink Sands allows for more privacy and the spacing of the rooms throughout the Pink Sands property makes for a beautiful setting. The staff throughout was extremely helpful especially Quinnith. 5 days on Harbour Island is about the right amount of time. Definitely rent a golf cart and explore the darling town.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank joyandlaughter1
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Spent a week at Pink Sands which was 2 days too long as we do not like to sit on a beach all day. With the island being so small we quickly ran out of things to do. The staff at Pink Sands could not have more accommodating and friendly. Service at the restaurant was very slow (not blu bar). The resort is on the verge of needing a makeover. Beautiful setting.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank moodypoint42
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

My husband and took a cooking class with Chef Ed at the Pink Sands. It was just perfect! Not only did Chef Ed teach us how to make some delicious Harbour Island specialties but we also received adorable aprons and got to do our cooking right out in the open at the Blu Bar. The setting was perfect (as it is always in on harbour island)! We loved every minute of the class and the cevchie and grouper lunch we got to eat the conclusion of the classes just as delicious as everything else at the Pink Sands! Call ahead for the class and make sure you talk to Chef Ed to get the time and date locked in. The more notice he has the better! ENJOY!

Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Alpine717
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