We stayed at the beautiful Coral Sands villa in March 2015 and could not have asked for a better vacation. Everything was perfect!
The studio apartment is right on the Hoopers Bay beach! After exploring Exuma’s beaches we can say with confidence that Hoopers Bay beach is the best: secluded, quiet, private, great for long walks, white powder sand and calm turquoise water. We would just walk out of the apartment and through the garden straight onto the beach. There were never more than ten people on the entire stretch of the beach.
The apartment is basic, but nice and clean. Comfortable bed, great water pressure and important to mention – drinking water straight from the tap! The best part - you wake-up with a view of blue, turquoise water and white sand straight from you bed!
Our hosts, Betty and Peter Oxley, are absolutely fantastic! They live close by and are very accessible and reliable. They are very attentive and take care of every single aspect of your stay… they even arranged for basic groceries for us (as we arrived Sunday pm when grocery stores were closed). We are very grateful for everything!
Location of the property is perfect - about 7-10 min walking distance to the general grocery store & pharmacy (Smitty’s) in one direction and same distance to the meats/seafood store in the other direction. About 10 min drive from the Airport and about 5-7 min drive to Georgetown.
The island is beautiful with many breathtaking beaches and very friendly people. Lots of places to eat most are right along the shore and some are beautiful spots to watch sunsets.
In overall a GREAT holiday! We will definitely return, hopefully sometime soon!
Paradise on Earth!
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The property is located right on the beach. The beach itself is beautiful and perfect for swimming and kayaking. We stayed for a week in the studio and were fortunate to have the whole outside area to ourselves. We're not sure however, just how private it would feel if others are staying at the rest of the property as there is no private area to sit outside the studio and the common outdoor area would have to be shared.
The studio is very nice. We were able to use the freezer upstairs in the garage, as there is no ice maker in the small fridge. There is no covered area to sit under should it rain, but it is shaded - the emphasis being the great location. There is a great Deli called Prime Island meats, just 15 mins walk. There is also a general shop 10 mins walk away. Bear in mind that all shops are closed on a Sunday. Also worth noting is that cash is very necessary in Exuma, as many places do not accept credit cards and taxis are needed to get about, if you haven't rented a car. We were able to rent a car from the owner for two days. It was great to be able to drive to Santana's restaurant and Tropic of Cancer beach on Little Exuma.
Peter, the owner was very helpful and nice. We would return, based again on the location, but would perhaps have a problem with the privacy issue, given the layout of the building.
Overall, we had a wonderful time!