Sandy Palms Apartments Offers Modern And Reasonably Priced Beach Accommodation
Peter & Betty Oxley
- english, A little French, German & Italian is spoken
About Peter & Betty Oxley
Betty and Peter have lived in Exuma permanently since 1999 when we moved from England and have developed their #1 Rated B&B Guest House 'CORAL GARDENS' which has been very popular for guests from all around the world for many years. They recognised the need for visitors to have the choice to enjoy staying DIRECTLY on a beautiful beach and so in 2012 they found the ideal, nearby location which they named Sandy Palms in recognition of the many palms and coconut trees in the garden. Now with their combined 30 years of experience welcoming guests to the island we are able to help with the best suggestions of making the most of a visit to Exuma.
Peter & Betty Oxley purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Peter & Betty Oxley chose George Town
Only 10 minutes from the international airport and 6 minutes from Georgetown, the convenient location of Sandy Palms is quiet and peaceful whilst a variety of local shops are only a 5 minute easy walk away. Approached on its own tree lined driveway and hidden from the Queens Highway Sandy Palms is positioned along the centre of the 1/2 mile curving sweep of Hoopers Bay.
What makes this Apartment unique
Hoopers Bay Beach is protected from the prevailing winds and so is always calm and the sea safe for all ages. Just a few steps from the apartment ,the beach is a 1/2 mile (1 kilometer) strand of soft white sand and on the beach we have tables and chairs and loungers for our guests and for the more active we also have kayaks to explore more of the bay.
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Idyllic location, the Oxley's are wonderful hosts.
Thank you for taking the trouble & is much appreciated. Hope we can welcome you again.
Best wishes from the sunshine & turtles.
Loved Exuma! Can’t wait to go back!
So glad that you enjoyed your stay at our 1 bedroom directly on the beach apartment at Sandy Palms with the many activities available to experience on the island.
Great location, amazing hosts and beautiful island!
We can’t say enough about our first visit to beautiful Exuma! From the first communications with the hosts, Peter and Betty, we felt we would be in good hands and felt their warm welcome. We are a family of four with two boys (14 and 12 yrs old) and had a few questions about the location, access to services, rental of vehicle, what to do, etc. and they provided all necessary information from the get-go. They arranged for a pick-up at the airport and Patricia, the taxi driver, was the best! Peter met with us the first day to go over the basics and then took the time to provide us with local info, not-to-miss beaches, restaurants, activities and so much more! The location was perfect! Our youngest son was on the beach every morning by 7am to play in the sand and I followed a bit later to do yoga on the beach. We felt safe everywhere we went on the island. We had the beach to ourselves, along with the friendly Sea Turtles that swim in Hooper’s Bay! We rented a vehicle from the hosts, which was easy and practical. We spent one day on the southeast side of the island and visited Tropic of Cancer beach as well as Forbes Hill beach! Again, we were just a few families sharing these beautiful beaches! The next day we took Elvis’ water taxi, recommended by Peter, to visit Hamburger beach and Stocking Island! The extra 5$ to visit Hamburger beach was well worth it as we were alone to snorkel beautiful beaches and saw a Giant Starfish, a Barracuda, Sergeant Major fish and more. We then went to the main part of Stocking Island where we had fresh Conch Salad, which I LOVE! The Conch Salad guy gave us leftovers and we were able to feed the Stingrays! What an amazing feeling to touch and feed them! He then recommended a few coral reefs close by for some snorkeling! The next day, we visited the northeast side of the island where we visited Cocoplum beach, Exuma Point, Barraterre, Three Sister Rock beach, Emerald beach and a few more ;) Mary Anne and her staff at Exuma Point restaurant were so friendly amd helpful! And the food? Delicious!! The next day we did a full day tour with Coastline adventure where we got to swim with sharks, pigs, feed the most docile Iguanas, snorkel Thunderball grotto and ride a boat among the Exuma Cays! There is lots to do, great places to eat (you have to try the Guava pie at Shirley’s, the bbq chicken, pork or Grouper fingers at the Fish Shacks, and Conch salad! The local people are welcoming and very friendly! Two thumbs way up!!
It was a real pleasure to have you stay as guests at Sandy Palms as you were determined to make the most of your week.
Thank you for your lovely Review and this will certainly help other future guests appreciate how much there is to see & do on Exuma.
Best wishes to you all & hope that we can again welcome yourselves or family/ friends to Exuma.
Betty & Peter
First Rate Accommodation In Paradise!
Sandy Palms is an excellent choice to stay at. Right on gorgeous Hooper's Bay Beach. The villa & property are extremely well maintained by owners Betty & Peter Oxley & their staff. They are very attentive to your every need. All amenities are provided & are in excellent working order. We did boating, fishing, snorkeling, swimmimg, beaching & walking. Rent a vehicle & drive south to Little Exuma for lunch at Tropic Breeze with a spectacular view, beach & snorkeling. Drive further south to Williams Town for terrific rum cake at Mom's bakery. North of Sandals go to Big D's conch shack for superb conch salad on a great walking beach. In Georgetown go to Peace & Plenty boutique hotel for lunch at the pool bar with a terrific view across turquoise blue water to Stocking Island. You can also cook your own food at Sandy Palms & enjoy lot's of R & R on the beach. We are a family of 5 adults & have stayed at all of the Oxley properies over the last 7 years. We love all of them & have never been disappointed. We keep coming back & will continue to do so. Betty & Peter Oxley are very gracious & amiable hosts. You will not be disappointed.
Bonnie & Ron Meyers - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Once again, it was a pleasure to welcome you to Exuma & we are so glad that you liked this apartment, which you stayed in for the first time.
Your Review will certainly help future potential guests have a good understanding of the activities & local restaurants to enjoy on the island.
Best wishes & thanks - we hope to welcome you again sometime in the future.
Betty & Peter
This was our 5th trip to Exuma. My wife Maureen and I have stayed at Sandy Palms each time. Sandy Palms is located on Hoopers Bay which is absolutely beautiful. Peter and Betty are excellent host. We cannot wait to go back as soon as we can. Thank you Peter for all you do to make our visit extremely comfortable. Dave and Maureen
It was lovely to welcome you both again to the sunshine & warmth of Exuma.
Many of our guests are regular repeaters who are now our friends whom we enjoy seeing each year.
Look forward to welcoming you both again next year.
Betty & Peter
Great property for a relaxing vacation!
Great time! Peter was great and a wealth of information about the island. Property was clean and inviting! The beach was beautiful and it was nice to have kayaks and a paddle board. Very convenient to have a car available as well. We will be back!
Hi Linda & friends,
We know you had a great time on your first visit to Exuma & enjoyed many of the activities on the island. we will be delighted to welcome you back again & in the meantime, very may thanks for your lovely Review.
Best wishes form the sunshine,
Betty & Peter
Besides the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach-regarded as the BEST to stay on in Exuma- there are also other lovely beaches nearby to explore.
Exuma offers a wide range of activities such a snorkeling, kayaking,, boat rental and boat trips to the Exuma Cays to see the swimming pigs, Thunder ball Grotto etc.