Welcome to The Sandpiper Inn, Abaco

Timeless Bahamas……Traditional Schooner Bay Harbour Village…. Abaco Out Island Lifestyle….Pristine Environment….Unique Destination……..
Real Place…..Unplug and Reconnect…..All Found Today….Bahamian Eco Experience….

A traditional Bahamian Inn located on the waterfront in Schooner Bay Village, South Abaco.

The Sandpiper Inn features 7 beautifully designed and decorated suites and cottages, and a full-service restaurant & bar. The social center of a village on the water, a place to gather and enjoy authentic island life. Ocean, harbour, dune and forest views from every angle. The ideal spot for access to all The Abacos have to offer – By land or sea.

A real place to getaway to with family & friends to enjoy wholesome experiences and create rich memories. The Bahamas at its Best. The Sandpiper maybe not for everyone, which is what makes us special. Come to Schooner Bay and learn the secret of The Sandpiper Inn.

Uniquely Designed

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.

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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. We believe the world needs places like The Sandpiper Inn & Schooner Bay Village – for a vacation or for a lifetime – your choice. Why vacation in branded programmed places that are devoid of authenticity or real emotion, where 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.

The Village

Only 75 minute flight from Florida’s east coast and 30 minute flight 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.

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Accommodations

All accommodations at The Sandpiper Inn feature large ceiling fans, Geo Thermal A/C system, Wi-Fi, and travertine tiled guest and bathroom floors. Additionally, each suite features tray ceilings, his & hers closets, 3-headed shower, double vanities and a large soaker tub. To help you completely unplug and reconnect, our accommodations are also TV-free

Town Cottage Rooms

The Sandpiper Inn offers Two Lovely Town Cottages. Each cottage has two individual rooms with main level access to the Inn’s plunge pool and restaurant. Each room features either One King Bed or Two Double Beds.

Master Suites

On the 2nd floor of the Inn are Two Oversized King-Bedded Master Suites with access from the outside via the large wrap verandah. 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. Enjoy his & hers closets, 3-headed shower, double vanities and a large soaker tub.

Hibiscus Suite

On uppermost floor of the Inn, is the exclusive Hibiscus Suite, whose namesake is the owner’s mother who always wore a Hibiscus flower in her hair. This King-Bedded Suite is ideal for a couple seeking privacy or a family of four wanting to be together. With over 500 square feet of living space, including two sitting areas. This suite is spacious and offers amazing panorama views of the harbour, the island, village, forest and ocean from your private balcony.

Dining

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. Our cuisine is simple, local, 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 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.

Opt for indoor air-conditioned comfort or dine al fresco on the wraparound verandah overlooking the plunge pool and harbour.

Activities

South Abaco offers a plethora of outdoor activities from beaching, to most water sports, to eco-adventures on land and sea. With the nearby location of the Abaco National Park, popular activities include hiking, park picnics, exploring the park’s caves, and swimming in the famous Sawmill Sink Blue Hole. On property, you will also have access to two yoga decks with water views, a nature trail, a furnished beach cabana, and kayaks. 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

Explore Abaco

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.

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Specials

Offer Details: Boaters receive a $300 Fuel Credit for PRE-BOOKED 4 consecutive-nights hotel stays.

 
  • Book By Date July 1st, 2018 – June 30th, 2019.
  • Travel By Date July 1st, 2018 – October 31st, 2019.
  • Blackout Dates Apr 18th – Apr 21st, 2019; and July 4th – 8th, 2019
 

Terms & Conditions

  • Offer valid at participating BOIPB member hotels/marinas or BOIPB member hotels/Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM) marinas only.
  • One instant $300 Fuel Credit per PRE-BOOKED 4 consecutive-nights hotel stays at participating BOIPB member hotels and participating/eligible marinas.
  • Offer is valid for single or double occupancy bookings.
  • Hotel Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Not combinable with any other BOIPB (air/fuel/fee) credit promotions.
  • This offer is subject to availability and may be changed or cancelled at any time. Other restrictions and limitations may apply.

Offer Details: Book a 4 consecutive-nights (or longer) hotel stay at a hotel and receive a $300 Fee Credit.

 
  • Book By Date July 1st, 2018 – June 30th, 2019.
  • Travel By Date July 1st, 2018 – October 31st, 2019.
  • Blackout Dates December 21st, 2018 – January 1st, 2019; April 18th – April 21st, 2019; and July 4th – 8th, 2019
 
 

Terms & Conditions

  • $300 “Fly Almost Fee Free” Credit is valid on minimum PRE-BOOKED 4 consecutive-nights hotel stays.
  • $150 "Island Hopping” Credit is valid on minimum PRE-BOOKED 2 consecutive-nights stays at participating Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board member hotels only.
  • Hotel Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Valid for single or double occupancy stays only.
  • Offer is redeemable by a licensed private pilot only. (Upon hotel check-in, the pilot must present a copy of The Bahamas Customs stamped C7A receipt in the same name as the traveling party.)
  • Limit of 1 (one) Fee Credit per private pilot’s hotel reservation.
  • This offer is not combinable with any other (air/fuel/fee) credit offers.
  • This offer is not valid for private flights operated by resort/hotel properties.
  • This offer is subject to availability and may be changed or cancelled at any time. Other restrictions and limitations may apply.

Offer Details: PRE-BOOK an air-inclusive vacation for 4 – 6 consecutive nights (single or double occupancy) and get one free R/T airline ticket from Nassau; book an air-inclusive vacation for 7 consecutive nights and get two free R/T airline tickets from Nassau.

 
  • Book By Date July 1st, 2018 - June 30th, 2019
  • Travel By Date July 1st, 2018 - October 31st, 2019
  • Blackout Dates None
 

Terms & Conditions

  • The 4 – 6 night Fly Free offer is based on single or double occupancy bookings.
  • Limit of one Fly Free or two Fly Free offer per booked room; up to two rooms allowed per booking.
  • Hotel Bookings or Air-Inclusive Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Free round-trip airfare tickets only for flights originating/ending in Nassau.
  • Offer valid for new air-inclusive bookings only.
  • Passengers must be booked on the same flight and itinerary.
  • This offer may not be combined with any other Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board air credit promotional offer.
  • Cancellation of hotel booking will result in cancellation of associated airline tickets.
  • Offer includes all applicable airline taxes and fees.
  • Not valid for group bookings.
  • This offer is subject to availability and may be changed or cancelled at any time. Other restrictions and limitations may apply.

Offer Details: PRE-BOOK an air-inclusive vacation for 4 – 6 consecutive nights at hotel (single or double occupancy) and get a $75 credit for the inbound flight and a $75 credit for the outbound flight (TOTAL = $150) regardless of the route or type of flight (scheduled or private charter or seat on private charter); PRE-BOOK an air-inclusive vacation for 7 consecutive nights or longer at hotel (single or double occupancy) and get a $75 credit per person for the inbound flight and a $75 per person credit for the outbound flight (TOTAL = $300) regardless of the route or type of flight (scheduled or private charter or seat on private charter).

 
  • Book By Date July 1st, 2018 – June 30th, 2019
  • Travel By Date July 1st, 2018 – October 31st, 2019
  • Blackout Dates None
 
 

Terms & Conditions

  • This Island Hopping offer must include a minimum of two islands.
  • The 4 – 6 night Island Hopping offer is based on single or double occupancy air-inclusive vacation package bookings.
  • Limit of one Island Hopping air credit offer (single or double occupancy) per booked room; up to two rooms allowed per booking.
  • Hotel Bookings or Air-Inclusive Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • The Island Hopping offer is valid for flights originating and ending in Nassau or Freeport.
  • Offer valid for new Island Hopping air-inclusive vacation package bookings only.
  • Passengers must be booked on the same flight and itinerary.
  • The BOIPB will not pay any air credit/fly free reimbursements if frequent flyer miles are used to pay for the airline tickets. Reimbursements will be paid for purchased tickets only.
  • Cancellation of hotel booking will result in cancellation of associated airline tickets.
  • Offer includes all applicable airline taxes and fees.
  • Not valid for group bookings.
  • This offer is subject to availability and may be changed or cancelled at any time.
  • Other restrictions and limitations may apply.

Offer Details: PRE-BOOK an air-inclusive vacation for 4 – 6 consecutive nights (single or double occupancy) and get one free R/T airline ticket from Nassau; PRE-BOOK an air-inclusive vacation for 7 consecutive nights and get two free R/T airline tickets from Nassau.

 
  • Book By Date October 15th – November 30th, 2018
  • Travel By Date October 16th, 2018 – June 30th, 2019
  • Blackout Dates Nov 22nd – 26th, 2018; and Dec 21st, 2018 – Jan 1st, 2019; and Apr 18th – 21st, 2019
 
 

Terms & Conditions

  • The 4 – 6 night Fly Free offer is based on single or double occupancy bookings.
  • Limit of one Fly Free or two Fly Free offer per booked room; up to two rooms allowed per booking.
  • Hotel Bookings or Air-Inclusive Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Free round-trip airfare tickets only for flights originating/ending in Nassau.
  • Offer valid for new air-inclusive bookings only.
  • Passengers must be booked on the same flight and itinerary.
  • Cancellation of hotel booking will result in cancellation of associated airline tickets.
  • Offer includes all applicable airline taxes and fees.
  • This Fly Free offer is applicable for Group Bookings of ten (10) rooms or less.
  • This offer is subject to availability and may be changed or cancelled at any time. Other restrictions and limitations may apply.

Offer Details: PRE-BOOK an air-inclusive vacation for 4 consecutive nights or longer (single or double occupancy) and get up to a $250 Air Credit.

 
  • Book By Date October 15th – November 17th, 2018
  • Travel By Date October 16th, 2018 – June 30th, 2019
  • Blackout Dates Nov 22nd – 26th, 2018; and Dec 21st, 2018 – Jan 1st, 2019; and Apr 18th – 21st, 2019
 
 

Terms & Conditions

  • The $250 Air Credit offer is based on single or double occupancy air-inclusive vacation package bookings from the U.S. and Canada only.
  • Limit of one $250 Air Credit offer per booked room; up to two rooms allowed per booking.
  • Hotel Bookings or Air-Inclusive Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Offer valid for new air-inclusive vacation packages only.
  • Passengers must be booked on the same flight and itinerary.
  • Cancellation of hotel booking will result in cancellation of associated airline credit(s).
  • Not valid for group bookings.
  • This offer is subject to availability and may be changed or cancelled at any time. Other restrictions and limitations may apply.

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Contact & Getting Here

Address

The Sandpiper Inn & Cottages
P.O. Box AB 20016 Capt. Ernest A. Dean Highway Schooner Bay Village, South Abaco The Bahamas.

Phone
1-242-699-2056

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. We would be happy to arrange your transportation between MHH and The Inn. Please contact us directly.

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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