We arrived in Exuma, Bahamas, a day early for our seven-day stay at Sandals, so we needed a hotel that could put us up for just one night. I was traveling with my sister and my parents, and we wanted a place with two beds that allowed four people. After checking around a little bit we chose Hideaways at Palm Bay. This turned out to be a perfect spot.
The hotel is about a 10 minute drive from the airport. It's right on the beach and each room is actually a small cottage. Our cottage had a little sitting area with a dining table, a small mini kitchen and a large separate bedroom with two king size beds. It also had a full bath plus a half bath.
There is an on-site restaurant called Splash Bar and Restaurant. It's an open air, screened in restaurant that looks right out at the water. It has pool tables and TVs and even Xbox available. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks. The breakfast buffet (fruit, juices, coffee, bread, pastries, bagels, yogurt, cereal and hard boiled eggs) is included in your room price. If you are not saying there you can purchase it for $9.00.
Also included in the price of your room is complementary use of kayaks, pedal boats and stand-up paddle boards.
You can go for a swim in the ocean right in front of the hotel, - the water was incredibly warm - or you can swim or shoot hoops in the refreshing pool. They have a lot of chairs for lounging and a very relaxed atmosphere.
The staff people at the Hideaway - and frankly everyone we met working on Exuma - were super nice. My dad accidentally left his cell phone somewhere, and the staff was very helpful calling both the airport and our taxi driver to try and find it. Luckily, it was in the taxi and Alvin delivered it to us that afternoon!
Would definitely stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are planning a trip to the Exumas, look no further than Hideaways at Palm Bay. Our beachfront resort offers you a variety of accommodations, ranging from studio, one & two bedroom cottages to one, two and three bedroom villas. We have it all for you here at Hideaways. Our casual, friendly, and peaceful resort offers you the opportunity to play in the sand on our private beach, or lounge by the pool with a drink in your hand from Splash!, the on site bar and grill. Hideaways was made for you, and our amenities and facilities were designed with you in mind. Offering in suite massage for pampering, complimentary water toys for entertainment, and gorgeous views for enjoying the sunset on our private patio, you will find Hideaways is filled ample opportunity for couples, families, and friends, all to have a great time away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hideaways At Palm Bay Hotel Great Exuma