The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages

The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages

Capt. Ernest A. Dean Highway Abaco, Bahamas, Schooner Bay 99999 Great Abaco Island
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4.5
#1 of 1 inn in Schooner Bay
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Schooner Bay, offering a luxury environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the inn. The property also boasts a pool and an on-site restaurant, to help make your stay more enjoyable. If you are driving to The Sandpiper Inn free parking is available. While staying in Schooner Bay, you can check out a popular pub like The Sandpiper Inn, which is serving up some great dishes. Enjoy your stay in Schooner Bay!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Boating
Canoeing
Hiking
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Fishing
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Full body massage
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury

Location

Capt. Ernest A. Dean Highway Abaco, Bahamas, Schooner Bay 99999 Great Abaco Island
Getting there
Marsh Harbour Intl Airport
40.1 km
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Treasure Cay Airport
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within 10 kilometers
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lizmcdonnell94 wrote a review Apr 2022
Westport, Connecticut
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I lead a busy life and wanted to go somewhere where I could disconnect from everything, swim, sleep, read and eat. I got it all at the Sandpiper.

Lovely, clean cottage room with a large modern bathroom, windows that open (a must) an excellent chef who cooked me 3 meals a day, and a 3 minute bike ride to the beach where I was the only person there.

Marcus, the tour guide, and his wife showed me around. They are the loveliest people. I felt very comfortable and safe at all times, which is important to me as a single female traveler.

I will say the Wi-Fi was spotty at best so if you’re there to keep up on the news or binge watch your favorite TV shows, you may be disappointed. But perhaps it’s been fixed by now.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Andy H wrote a review Sep 2023
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the sandpiper out of season. The hotel was actually closed but they opened up especially for us to honour our booking. The room was excellent and the staff were superb. The restaurant was great and sorted a menu out just for us. The location is very quiet and great for relaxing
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Hotel usually closed in September
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Debbie C wrote a review Dec 2021
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at this quiet, peaceful property. The service was superior. We were made to feel special from the moment of our booking. Chef Higgins went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. The room was spacious. The bathroom was tranquil. The restaurant gave us the true feel of an island oasis. The food was scrumptious. We are so pleased that we made this our choice.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you are trying to get away from the cold, this place will be perfect for you. You can enjoy...
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Response from Keenan Carroll, Owner at The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages
Responded Dec 9, 2021
Hi there Debbie. It is sogood to hear that we met your needs while we hosted you for your 25th anniversary. These milestones are important my wife and I celebrate 52yrs and know how important these dates are. We try to treat all guests as family and so we are happy that we helped this milestone to be extra special. We look forward to seeing you all again. Again happy anniversary. Dr. Larry Owner/manager.
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Keith J wrote a review Jul 2021
Merritt Island, Florida
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sandpiper Inn at Schooner Bay is located in a desolate area with little access to fundamental needs.
The rooms are fairly modern but reek with mildew smell, after multiple attempts in other rooms, each room smelled horrible.
If dining in, prepare yourself for exceptional long wait even by Bahamian standards. Food is average and breakfast is not included with the room as advertised, BEWARE.
During our stay, the Inn manager invited over 30 children to use the facility and pool was left rendered unusable for guests.
We had to sleep with all the room windows open during the summer due the awful smell in the room.
Sandpiper Inn is not as advertised!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TonyRamon wrote a review Nov 2017
Nassau, New Providence Island
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is superb! The staff is very welcoming, from the Manager Adgadell to her entire team they are accommodating, friendly and always willing to assist. My wife and I had the opportunity to stay in the Hibiscus Suite; the suite is awesome, very stylish, and spacious. While at this hotel you would relax, and be transformed by its beauty. The hotel is situated near an excellent beach, which is secluded, and you could relax without any disturbance. While at the hotel we also had the opportunity to dine at the hotel’s restaurant. WOW WOW WOW! They have a young talented chef, Chef Higgins. His food was delicious. It was different, fresh, and hot. We did not want to leave The Sandpiper Inn. You would not be disappointed at The Sandpiper Inn, it is worth every penny. We did not want to leave! THIS IS A MUST VISIT!
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Date of stay: November 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: "The Hibiscus Suite has a great view of the entire development "
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Response from Keenan C, Owner at The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages
Responded Dec 11, 2017
It is always a pleasure to get confirmation that we are providing the service and accommodation that we strive to have define us. We thank you for the wonderful vote of confidence and appreciation. We hope to see you on your return to The Sandpiper where we will once again strive "to show you better that we can tell you" our little jewel in south Abaco.
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Beachlife2018 wrote a review Aug 2018
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's very hard to put into words just how special The Sandpiper is. At first we were hesitant because it's in South Abaco, about 30 mins from Marsh Harbour, but we're so glad that we chose it. If you want to experience what makes Abaco special, stay at The Sandpiper. Marcus picked us up from the airport (arranged through the Inn). The Inn is in a lovely community on a harbour, both the community and the Inn have maintained the traditional Bahamian architecture. There are cruiser bicycles available and you can easily ride around the community, including to the beach and the beach cabana. Every morning before breakfast we went for a quick ride around the harbour and saw turtles, yellowfin tuna, and other small fish. There's also a yoga deck with views of the ocean. The staff were always so helpful and sweet. The food easily ranks up there with the best I've ever had anywhere. Highly recommend the Pepperpot with Jasmine Rice. Chef even took the time to come out and tell us about the ingredients and his inspiration behind the dishes. We went on two excursions with Marcus who took us into the national park to see the caves and swim in the Sawmill Blue Hole - This was indescribable! Marcus is a park warden with the Bahamas National Trust and knows his stuff! We also went on a day trip over to Hope Town. Sandpiper has an arrangement with Hope Town Harbour Lodge so we got to use their facilities. I could go on and on. We really had an amazing time and we're already planning to go back!
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Date of stay: August 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Hibiscus suite and the ones below it have the best views, but if you have an issue with...
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Response from Keenan C, General Manager at The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages
Responded Aug 11, 2018
Hi Les-Ann, we are truly happy that your experience at the Sandpiper and Schooner Bay here in South Abaco was a memorable and pleasurable one. Our staff enjoyed having you and feel like you became a member of our family during your stay. We long to see you visit us again hopefully in the very near future so that we can continue to show you better than we can tell you about our little piece of heaven. Once again thank you for staying with us. See you soon; we will keep the bicycle oiled and ready for you.
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Elise G wrote a review Mar 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a wonderful vacation at the Sandpiper Inn. This place is a hotel and restaurant. Very relaxing atmosphere. Rooms are spacious and inviting. At night you can hear the waves crashing which is relaxing and soothing. There are two beaches within walking distance. I had a great time riding bikes around the bay. Food was great!!! Chef Marcellis is wonderful.
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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68derrick wrote a review Mar 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent food, service and accommodations. Very unique and pristine area. Be careful of the potholes on the road if you're traveling off the property. Overall an excellent place to rest and relax. The beach is very close and not too crowed.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bill L wrote a review Mar 2016
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently had occasion to visit the Sandpiper Inn, Abaco, Bahamas where we found the accommodation, ie. room and bath and sitting area to be much better than what we have experienced in many well known US hotel chains. We dined at the Inn and experienced a well balanced menu consisting almost exclusively of products grown in the Abacoes. All meals were deliciously prepared and well presented on quality dinnerware. The fresh fish, caught daily, was the best we have ever enjoyed on our many visits to the Bahamas, and is a testimony of the care taken in the food selection and preparation provided by the Chef Marcella and his assistants. If you plan on visiting the Bahamas, and wish to enjoy a relaxing "Out Island" experience for a few days, this site should be on your short list of possible locations.
WGL
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kay F wrote a review May 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
To celebrate my father's 70th birthday we surprised him with a trip to South Abaco. We picked Sandpiper on the recommendation of a family member who had stayed there before and I was not disappointed. We didn't want something in the heart of the tourist area, so if you need to be close to restaurants and grocery stores this is not the place for you. But if you want to experience the true beauty of the Bahamas and just spend quality time with your family, then Sandpiper is be the place for you.
Not only did they help coordinate transportion, but chef and the staff accommodated my Dad's dietary needs during our week long stay. They didn't even blink on request for fresh coconut water from the trees on the property. The food was phenomenal, I think my mother is still dreaming about the Pepper Pot dinner. If you want a peaceful place to disconnect and really enjoy your family time, Sandpiper is it. The staff is so warm and helpful, Schooner bay itself is beautiful and it's really like having a home away from home.
Marcus and Siren who provided the transportation also took us on two excursions: one to Hope Bay and another to explore the natural blue hole and bird watching. So if you want to leave schooner bay there are options. Dad is already asking when we will be back and we definitely will!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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sdj622 asked a question Nov 2019
New York City, New York8 contributions4 helpful votes
How do you get here
Answer from Keenan C
Nassau, New Providence Island19 contributions
Fly to Nassau and connect via local airline to Marsh Harbour Abaco.
Jim H asked a question Feb 2019
North Redington Beach, Florida, United States4 contributions1 helpful vote
How far is the nearest grocerie store
Answer from Beachlife2018
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi Jim! I've stayed at The Sandpiper and would be happy to help. Maxwell's Supermarket in Marsh Harbour is the closest and it's 30 miles from Schooner Bay and The Sandpiper. If you're flying into Marsh Harbour, the best thing to do is stop at Maxwell's before heading down to the inn. Hope this helps!
Answer from Keenan C
Nassau, New Providence Island19 contributions
Hi There is a small marina with fuel and power right next to the Sandpiper Inn. It is able to handle up to a 65ft. Vessel
Andy H wrote a tip Sep 2023
Lutterworth, United Kingdom15 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hotel usually closed in September "
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Debbie C wrote a tip Dec 2021
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are trying to get away from the cold, this place will be perfect for you. You can enjoy the tennis court, pool, cycling also water activities. "
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MattF wrote a tip Aug 2019
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"#7 is the one you want"
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Beachlife2018 wrote a tip Aug 2018
6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Hibiscus suite and the ones below it have the best views, but if you have an issue with stairs go with the Cottages."
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TonyRamon wrote a tip Nov 2017
Nassau, New Providence Island50 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
""The Hibiscus Suite has a great view of the entire development ""
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PRICE RANGE
C$412 - C$455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanBahamasOut IslandsAbaco IslandsGreat Abaco IslandSchooner Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages
What are some of the property amenities at The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a yoga room during their stay.
Does The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages have airport transportation?
Yes, The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.