Frequently Asked Questions
Splash Beach Bar & Grill will be closed beginning Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 10:00pm and will resume business on Wednesday November 15th, 2017 at 7:30am
What is the weather like?
The Exumas benefit from warm, breezy weather year round. The winter season tends to be dry with daytime temperatures in the low to mid 80s F and overnight lows rarely below 70* F. Occasionally, a cold front moves through the area, bringing temperatures in the 60s F, so you may want to pack a light jacket. The wet season begins in June, and afternoon or evening thunderstorms are frequent but brief. Highs extend into the 90s F with lows generally reaching the upper 70s F.
Is Hideaways at Palm Bay an all-inclusive resort?
Hideaways offers a personalized vacation experience. Our villas and cottages can be rented on a per-night or weekly basis, and guests gain access to all the facilities and equipment of the Palm Bay Beach Club. Meals, beverages, day trips, etc., are not included unless specified in an advertised package.
What on-site activities does Palm Bay Beach Club host?
Hideaways at Palm Bay provides guests with a games room, fitness room, two pools, and beachfront amenities, including lounge chairs, umbrellas, and towels. Water basketball is available at the lower pool. Water sports equipment, which can be used upon request and at no additional charge, includes paddle boats, kayaks and paddle boards. Pool tables and board games are sited in the restaurant.
The Splash! Bar & Grill is the center of most onsite events. We have weekly pool tournaments, and frequently feature live music in the evenings. Various special events are hosted throughout the year. More information can be found on our Events page.
What trips are available?
Hideaways at Palm Bay maintains relationships with a wide array of trip providers, and nearly any activity can be organized on your behalf. Among the most popular are dive and snorkeling trips, island tours, guided kayaking trips, bone fishing and deep sea fishing charters, and kite surfing. Basic information about these and other activities is included in the Activities section, along with website links where available. A small booking fee applies for each excursion/trip arranged by Hideaways.
What transportation options are offered?
Many activities and dining options are within a short stroll from the Hideaways cottages and villas. Palm Bay Beach Club also offers a free shuttles to Georgetown, providing easy access to grocery stores, boutique shopping, dining options, and more. Taxi service is plentiful, and we’ll be happy to arrange pick-up at your request. Three water taxis operate in Elizabeth Harbor, providing the means to visit popular dining and entertainment establishments on Stocking Island.
Private car and boat rentals are also available. See the Local Links page for contact information, or discuss your needs with your Reservation Specialist.
Do you offer Internet access?
Complimentary high speed wireless internet access is available throughout the Palm Bay Beach Club property.
Will my cell phone work?
Many cell phones from the U.S., Canada, Europe, etc., work on the BTCBahamas network. Your provider may charge an international roaming rate, so it is best to contact your cell phone company regarding rates and availability prior to your arrival. For your convenience, Hideaways at Palm Bay also offers local cell phone at no cost, only air time.
Do I need an electricity adaptor?
Hideaways at Palm Bay utilizes North American 110 electric power. Electronics and appliances that work in the U.S. and Canada will function without an adaptor at Palm Bay. The villas and cottages also come with many basic items, including irons and hair dryers. European devices will require a power adaptor.
What is Splash?
Splash! is the onsite restaurant and bar of the Palm Bay Beach Club. It is open for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. The facility boasts one of the most comprehensive menus on the island, and the atmosphere is as casual as the fare, which includes appetizers, pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, seafood selections, and desserts. Inside, guests can enjoy 8 big screen TVs and 2 pool tables. A waterfront patio with bar is also available for your dining pleasure.
How do you handle special dietary needs?
Guests with special dietary needs have many options with Hideaways at Palm Bay. Every villa and cottage is equipped with either a full kitchen or kitchenette for at-home meal preparation. The local grocery stores are well stocked and accessible via our Georgetown shuttle. When dining out, the Splash! Bar & Grill can prepare dishes to your specifications; simply explain your needs to your server. Offsite, most dining facilities are willing and able to make adjustments to suit your needs. You may want to check with our Front Desk for menu details for various local establishments.