Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
2.5 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified travelerfrom New York, NY
great beach location, terrible bed, no wifi/telPosted Jan 11, 2015
Pros: The proximity to one of the best beaches on the whole island
Cons: Management need to inform guests that there is no wifi, tv or phone and that the bikes are to be shared between the 4 cottages
Location: The beach at Hoopers Bay is spectacular, there are no other activities within walking distance
The pictures looked much nicer than the actual apartment. The bed in the main bedroom was awful, we had to sleep in the room with the two twin beds. There was no wifi or telephone or TV despite advertised that we will have these amenities. The appliances were old, the kitchenware was old and shabby, there were stains on the cutlery and appliances, the fridge leaked inside. The route to the beach is not obvious but it is a spectacular beach only a 5 min walk away. It was difficult to get through to someone to find out which villa we were staying in, no information on arrival was provided. The activity gadgets and equipment is very old and rusting. There are only 2 bikes for the 4 cottages and these two bikes are ancient and keep getting punctures. There is not much entertainment available for the evenings and without any telephone, wifi or TV it feels very eery as you are in the middle of nowhere. You have to use your cellphone to contact taxi's and tours etc which will end up costing a lot.
Recommendedby Corneliafrom Philadelphia
Private beachPosted Dec 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
The cottage was spacious with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The kitchen was functional, clean but pots and pans were decrepit and not very appetizing.You need a rental car to reach the only two or three stores on the island. The stores carry all necessities but there is no such thing as an American supermarket. Georgetown is a little village with one food store and a bank and the odd boutique and cafe. Restaurants serve good basic fish dishes at very high prices, but the owners are usually very lovable. All this said, the place had a lot of charm for someone looking for authenticity and pristine beaches. The very best thing about our cottage was the private path to the beach, where we were OWNED Hoopers Bay with it's white sand and azure water!
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom Scarborough, Maine
Spot in the SunPosted Mar 31, 2010
Hoopers Bay Villa is not in G.town, but on the outskirts so a car is needed to get to most. There is a beahc that you can walk to, about 5mins. There is a grocery store and liquor store that is 5-10 min. walk. The liquor stores are seperate from the grocery. The villa itself is among 3 others. They were nice to have a front porch & back porch. The bed, queen size, squeeks when ever either party moves so that was annoying. Do not drink the water from tap, buy @ store, gallons are sold. The villa overall is fine, outdoor shower too. Bill, caretaker, is a wealth of knowledge. He lives a few houses up. There are two dogs that hang out there, Emmy & Lou. Take care of them as they are great and went to the beach withus whenever we walked down. They are also good watch dogs. We did not lock our door @ night as the crime rate isnull.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom Madison, WI
Dream vacation! Can't wait to return!Posted Mar 2, 2010
This is the 1st time for me visiting Exuma and I tell you the Island itself took my breath away. My husband and I came here for our 15th wedding anniversary and it was his suggestion to visit here. He use to come with his family for about 7 years until he was in college and it left a lasting impression. The cottage was exactly like it looked in the pictures, plenty of hot water and extras I didn't expect to find. They provided beach towels, coffee, tea, cocoa, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, dish & dish washer detergent. Usually when you stay at a rental, those things are at your own expense. When we contacted them to prearrange a pick up, they offered suggestions that helped make our trip more enjoyable. They told us we could save money by bringing our own meats etc. and offered to help in finding us a car rental. The only reason I gave a 4 for comfort level is that the bed was very noisy, and I believe it was because of the mattress protector they had on it, which was understandable. There is a liquor store and grocery store within walking distance and I was told fresh deliveries come in on Tuesday. Everyone was so friendly. I recommend this island and Hooper's Bay Villa to stay if your are someone who likes to be away from the crowds and touristy stuff, but are still close enough to the town to enjoy fishing, boating, diving, snorkling & nightly entertainment.