Welcome to The Sandpiper Inn, Abaco
Pristine Environment….Unique Destination……..Real Place…..Endless Adventure…..
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A traditional Bahamian Inn and great house located on the waterfront in Schooner Bay Village, South Abaco.
A full-service Inn/Restaurant & Bar. The social center of a village on the water, a place to gather and enjoy authentic island life. Offering a collection of refined rooms and suites. Everywhere ocean, harbour, dune and forest views. Ideal spot for access to all The Abacos have to offer –by land or sea.
A real place to getaway to with family & friends. Wholesome experiences, rich memories. The Bahamas at its Best. A place maybe not for everyone, which is what makes us special. Come to Schooner Bay and learn the secret of The Sandpiper Inn
Designed by renowned Urbanist architect, Bill Harris of Allison Ramsey Design in South Carolina, in part inspired by the lovely architectural patterns one sees in both Harbour Island, Bahamas and Charleston, South Carolina. The Sandpiper Inn is a lovely two-and-half storey traditional Bahamian verandah house with wrap verandahs on two levels and an attic floor dormer porch, all accompanied by two tidy duplex cottages at the rear.
The Sandpiper Inn
The force and passion behind The Sandpiper Inn at Schooner Bay is not a brand, but a principle of place, people and genuine service – that shares real experiences to an enlightened valued few. We are inspired by the lovely harbourside inns found in the loved villages of the Out Islands and the experiences they afford others. We believe the world needs places like The Sandpiper Inn & Schooner Bay Village – for a vacation or for a lifetime – your choice. Many of us vacation in branded programmed places that are devoid of authenticity or real emotion. We know neither the origin of our food nor the source of our water. At The Sandpiper Inn, Schooner Bay the experience is real. The people are genuine. The location is of perfect balance.
Only 185 miles from the Florida east coast and 75 miles from Nassau, on Great Abaco Island in The Bahamas, a traditional community, a destination, a real place has been born. A tidy harbour village of Bahamian cottages surrounded by both the sea and the Little Bahama banks – with narrow streets, sweeping beaches, rugged dunes, a tropical hardwood forest, where fishing boats rock idly on their moorings and the lively bustle of early evening; parrots call from the forest and neighbors mingle in the streets. Capture all that is essential and nothing that is not.
On the 2nd floor of the Inn are two (2) oversized king-bedded Master Suites with access from the outside via the large wrap verandah on the 2nd floor. With over 350 square feet of living space, these suites are spacious and offer both privacy and amazing views of the harbour, the island, village, forest and ocean. Tray ceilings, large ceiling fan, wifi, Geo Thermal A/C system, his & hers closets, travertine tiled guest and bathroom floors complete with 3-headed shower, double vanity, large soaker tub.
On the attic floor of the Inn, is the exclusive HIBISCUS Suite which is ideal for a couple seeking privacy or a large family wanting to be together. With over 500 square feet of living space, this suite is comprised of a TV room/den, front living room, kind bedded room and bath. The suite is spacious and offers amazing panorama views of the harbour, the island, village, forest and ocean. Tray ceilings, large ceiling fans, wifi, Geo Thermal A/C system, his & hers armoires, travertine tiled guest and bathroom floors and shower, large vanity.
The Bar & Restaurant
The Sandpiper Inn restaurant has been designed and developed in collaboration with two internationally accomplished chefs both of whom know The Bahamas well. Open to the public. No trendy cuisine, no fusion, nothing over done or stuffy- just good food. Cuisine will be simple but fresh, well seasoned and perfectly prepared. In south Abaco we have the benefit of fresh seafood nearly year round complimented by the lovely local and organic produce from Driftwood Farms.
The Sandpiper Inn’s full-service restaurant serves the general public; the culinary experience for The Sandpiper has been made simple, local and fresh – incorporating many of the locally grown and regionally caught products available at Schooner Bay and South Abaco. The restaurant seats approximately 26-30 in air-conditioned comfort and 16-20 outside on the wraparound verandah that overlooks the pool and harbour.
In the mornings, The Sandpiper Inn restaurant offers a European style deluxe continental breakfast complimented by made to order traditional hot items and of course a daily Bahamian favorite such as boil fish, chicken souse, stew conch or “fire engine”. Lunches are fresh, simple and satisfying with an array of salads, deli sandwiches, grilled burgers and fresh fish sandwiches.
South Abaco offers a plethora of outdoor activities from beaching, to most water sports, to eco-adventures on land and sea. At Sandpper Inn we can arrange as much as or as little as you care to do.
- Rental Cars – From $60 per day + gas
- Rental Golf Carts – From $55 per day
- Rental Bikes – From $15 per day, or $70 per week
Only 185 miles from the Florida east coast and 75 miles from Nassau is Great Abaco Island in The Bahamas, otherwise known as “The Abacos”.Welcome to The Abacos. Calm waters, warm breezes and panoramic beauty make this chain of islands a boating and sailing paradise. But it’s not just the sea that attracts travelers from around the world. Those who prefer to explore by land will find championship golf courses on Treasure Cay & Winding Bay, charming colonial towns on Green Turtle and Elbow Cays, and countless inns, hotels, restaurants and bars throughout The Abacos.
The Abacos are a group of islands and cays that form a 120-mile–long chain stretching over 650 square miles. British Loyalists left the United States after the American Revolution ended to establish homesteads in The Abacos. The Loyalist heritage remains strong and their presence is still noticeable today in the colonial style homes of Hope Town and New Plymouth.The coastlines are scalloped with bays, coves and protected harbors that feature full-service marinas and resorts. Great Abaco Island and Little Abaco serve as the “mainland.” Marsh Harbour has a lively downtown area with all city amenities. Treasure Cay boasts miles of pristine beaches, including one of the top 10 beaches in the world. Elbow Cay and Green Turtle Cay are old English loyalist settlements, where you’ll find beautifully preserved colonial architecture with a touch of Bahamian pastels, of course. And Guana Cay is famous for Sunday barbecues atop the island’s tall sand dune, which overlooks a magnificent 7-mile–long beach. Schooner Bay is located at the “neck” of south Abaco serving as the gateway to 100,000 square acres of pristine and undeveloped outdoor playground.
Contact & Getting Here
Getting to Schooner Bay
Schooner Bay by Air
Commercial Flights – International & Domestic
Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH) is a 30-minute drive from Schooner Bay. Current facilities can accommodate regional jets, and a new state-of-the-art terminal opened in June 2014.
Schooner Bay by Sea
Schooner Bay offers a secure harbour basin ideally located along the traditional cruising route from the Abaco Cays to points south, with easy access to world-class blue-water.The harbour approach is straightforward and well-documented in 2013 cruising guides.
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