This resort is 10 minutes drive from the airport, $30.00 flat fee by taxi one way and you can ask the driver to stop at the supermarket on the road along the way before arriving. Hideaways is 5 minutes drive to George Town by complimentary shuttle. There are older cottages with ocean or garden view by the beach and newer units across the street. I had originally booked a two bedroom sea-island view with a big balcony #214 across the street but then since my party could not come I switched to a one bedroom ocean view with full kitchen #26 in front of one of the two pools, though they charged me an upgrade fee. I arranged my unit with Beverly on the phone, she was very understanding and helpful. Be aware of mosquitoes late afternoon and evening if you want to sit outside in the patio. Two minutes walking distance on the left facing the water along the beach there is a beautiful beach on a secluded bay, which to me is one of the best in the island. Check in is at 4:00 pm and they are quite strict about that, but if you arrive early you can leave your luggage at the reception and take the shuttle to town or wait by the main pool or at the beach. Check out is at 11:00 am and after that is $25.00 an hour fee. I had a flight at 12:40 pm but I wish I had taken the 5:30 pm flight to stay longer at the beach, especially after the last two days of rain. There is a restaurant on site, but there is also another on the beach to the right with music and some local stands 2 minutes drive to the left. There is a supermarket on the way to George Town past the turn on the right where they do not charge the 5% credit card fee. There is another supermarket in George Town. If you like to explore the island and see different beaches it is good to have a rental car, otherwise Latovia, the manager, can help you figure out what to do. Kindly one afternoon she took me to Little Exuma to see the first beach on the left after the bridge and the big Tropic of Cancer Beach. Another day I took the Exuma Cays boat tour with 4C for $160.00 per person not including lunch at Staniel Cay, seeing lots of private islands and some interesting stops, it was really fun. Another day I took the boat taxi to Stocking island $12.00 round trip from the pier in George Town leaving at every hour starting at 10:00 am, beautiful island to hike on the Atlantic side and then back to swim in sand dollar beach, great conch salad at the stand and grilled hog fish at the restaurant. All together I had a nice, relaxing stay, meeting good local people and international travelers from all over.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our beachfront villas & cottages are available in either studio, 1 or 2 bedroom plans and offer full kitchens or kitchenettes. Decorated and designed with tropical charm, amenities include air conditioning, ceiling fans, private bathrooms, televisions, wireless internet access, full service business center including guest computers. Hideaways Exuma is the ideal location for your romantic getaway or family vacation. Weekly rates are available in our hillside villas and studio rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hideaways At Palm Bay Hotel Great Exuma