Sandyport Beaches Resort
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Lastly visited the southern most tip of the US.
This trip made me realize the absolute beach girl I’m ha-ha :D . All in all Carribean Vacation was some super-fun adventurous times!
"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
... lucky we only have to pay $25 excess in view of the fact we look like a couple of Sherpa’s about to climb Mount Everest (in Florida going to the Bahamas!?!) with bulging computer and hand bags, carry on cases that will burst at the seams should they be bumped and check on cases that were they not made of space age material, would surely explode.
A short 35 minute plane ride and we touch down at Lynden Pindling International Airport, on the island of New ...
Joanne and I had not made any plans on what we were going to do at this port. We decided to just wing it. After getting off the cruise ship, there many locals trying to get people to take a tour with them. Joanne and I decided to go on one of these tours.
The tour was not that bad (nothing special either). We went to a fort and then to a few shops. We even went to visit Atlantis (a big hotel on Paradise Island). ...
... only chosen for its ideal location in the Atlantic by Semester at Sea. All of these islands are dripping in this painfully obvious dichotomy of a profit-driven Western industry, and a population struggling to not only catch their culture which is so rapidly being drained as a result of that same very profit-driven Western industry of which these people have no choice but to take part in. What I have ...
After the snorkelling trip we went back to the hotel and got ready for some dinner, where we walked down the street and had chinese, because we had seen the chinese restaurant earlier and it made us want it.
Then we stayed up and watched the basketball, miami vs chicago. Miami won taking out the finals of the southern conference, so our hopes of seeing them play in miami were gone :(
So besides the throwing up, Tom had a pretty good birthday :)
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Sandyport Beaches Resort Nassau
Never, never, ever, again!
We booked and paid for our villa 6 months in adavnce, bought airline tickets, planned our work schedules accordingly and these ----- cancelled our reservation one week in advance of our trip! Not even a return telephone call from them explaining why.
Don't get duped like us!!! Stay away from Sandyport. Cost us a lot of money for nothing.
Michael & Carmelita
Our trip was from Dec 19- 25, 2004. It was the most unpleaseant vaction ever. Upon reaching Nassau, the weather was awful, but to make it worse so was the resort- if you could call it that.
We purchased timeshare in February this year. We order the biannual plan which we immediatly paid in full
My wife and I got a timeshare as a wedding gift to go to Sandyport for our honeymoon. Now very many complaints. First Off, let me explain about some of the other poor reviews given, If you are very picky and determined to find things wrong with a resort, then your a picky person. This place was nowhere near as bad as some o these reviews given. the only complaint i personally had with the resort was that there was a ant problem with the rooms that they could not fix. they do NOT crawl into the bed or anything but mainly hang around the sink area and kitchen. the other small complaint i had was that if you do come here, bring your own drinking water. i wouldn't drink the water because when we bathed in the jacuzzi, the water didn't look totally clean or tatse clean. and you will not want to buy your drinking water down there either due to very high marketing prices. we did have to sit through the timeshare presentation so they could sell us more but we told them we just got finished planning a wedding and just moved into our new apartment together and they understood and basically said "well, keep us in mind if yiou ever return". very kind people all over the resort and lots of wildlife just on the resort. If you do plan on going here, i implore you to take the "Runaway". its a snokling cruise where you swim with the sharks (they drop bait about 20 feet deep over the side attached by a rope. and the sharks stay down there and you snokle on the top. I did get within 3 feet of one of these guys which made me alittle nervous but beautiful creatures. bring underwater cameras.) Also plan on using the town bus (Bus #10). a taxi will cost you $15 to run into town but the bus will cost you $1. but the resort was very nice. very friendly, no problems checking in or out. they do charge a $6 energy fee per day that you stay there and a govt tax which runs $42.50 a week. also they charge $0.75 per call you make but we never got charged for that and we made alot of phone calls. we also let them know that we were newlyweds and they gave us a room upgrade for free which made us very happy. so like i said, i would definately come back here in a heartbeat. I will say this, if your a picky person who tries to find things wrong, then maybe go somewhere else but if you a person who says, im gonna enjoy myself and not worry about the little things, this place is for you. bbut like i said, beautiful sights and everything. we were so busy doing so much that we didn't get to do all the stuff we needed. if you want more info, contact me and ill try to help!
My boyfriend and I (we're both 24) took a last minute trip to Nassau to relax, coincidentally the same week that was the peak of Spring Breaker (Mar 18-22).
sandyport was the most unproffesional buisness ive ever seen. theres wild dogs on the resort.the security is always drunk or high or trying to sell you drugs.with the exception of a few employees my stay there was terrible. my room was not up to par. my jacuzzi was not working.
take my advice stay at atlantis.oh there was one very kind security guard named sergio and another named shorty. good luck guys.
This place is NOT a small cute mom and pop hotel, but rather a sprawling time-share development doing a hard sell. It looks more like a development on the intracoastal than the bahamas. The beach is nice and private but you have to walk under the highway to get there. I upgraded from a studio (fairly small, no balcony, no view) to a room with a balcony, but as a result, my check-in took three and a half hours. they told me it would take 1 hour to clean the room! I had six spring breakers in the room below me who kept me up screaming and partying until 4:30 and there were no other rooms. Then for one and a half of my three days I had workman on my balcony -- on the last day I needed the balcony and I asked if they could come back in the afternoon when I had checked out -- they said no, but that they'd be done in one hour -- they repeated this until I had an hour to check out, and it took insisting that they go and talking to management to get privacy and quiet. The manager in the end waived a charge for the upgrade and gave me a late checkout, but it was three days full of hassles instead of R & R. Plus -- pretty beach, does not feel crowded, clean resort and rooms, feels safe and family oriented. Negatives -- Has that depressing development feel, hard-sell, "swim" lagoon is nasty looking -- no one goes in, had to go through hassles and complain a lot in order to try to make it meet basic expectations-- Not a relaxing experience. They were however, trying to find a general manager --so maybe this will improve the resort.
Sandyport Beach Resort Is The Greatest
We have been going to SandyPort for the last five years and eachyear it gets better and better. It is quiet, clean the staff is friendly and everything about that place is wonderful. Transportation to and fro is great. The beach is right outside your window and if you do not like the deep blue sea, there are pools to relax at. The rooms are very spaceous and restaurants are close by.. the poop deck has delicious food quite reasonable priced, and if you feel like haveing dinner is your room all of the amenities are there. My main point is Sandyport is on the top of our choice,We have been to many other resorts and Sandyport has topped our list, Cannot wait to go back next year.