The following are questions we receive regularly from guests and travellers. If your question has not been answered after review, please ask a Hideaways Representative and we will provide you with the information you request.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can we Expect in terms of Weather?
The Exuma’s benefit from warm weather with tropical breezes year round. The winter season tends to be dry with daytime temperatures in the low to mid eighties Fahrenheit, and overnight lows rarely drop below seventy degrees Fahrenheit. Occasionally, a cold front moves through the area, bringing temperatures in the sixties Fahrenheit, therefore, packing a light jacket is recommended. The wet season typically begins early June, and afternoon and/or evening thunderstorms are frequent but brief. High temperatures extend into the nineties Fahrenheit with low temperatures generally reaching the upper seventies Fahrenheit.
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.
Does Hideaways at Palm Bay Beach Club Host any On-Site Activities?
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 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 located in the on-site restaurant, Splash! Bar and Grill.
The Splash! Bar & Grill is the center of most onsite events. Weekly pool tournaments are hosted, the restaurant features music and a family friendly atmosphere.
What Types of Excursions Are Common in Exuma?
Hideaways at Palm Bay maintains relationships with a wide array of trip providers, and nearly any activity can be organized by your Hideaways Representative on your behalf. Among the most popular are swimming with the pigs, scuba 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 of our website, along with website links for many of the tour operators. A small booking fee applies for each excursion/trip arranged by Hideaways.
Does Hideaways Offer any Transportation Options?
Many activities and dining options are within walking distance from the Hideaways cottages and villas. Palm Bay Beach Club also offers a free shuttle service 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. Visit the ‘Transportation’ link on the ‘Your Stay’ page for provider contact information, or discuss your needs with your Reservation Specialist.
Does Hideaways Offer Internet Access?
Complimentary high speed wireless internet access is available throughout the Palm Bay Beach Club property.
Will my Cell Phone Work in Exuma?
Many cell phones from the U.S., Canada, Europe, etc., work on the BTC Bahamas 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 phones to guests at no cost however, only air time usage is provided.
Do I Need an Electricity Adaptor?
Hideaways at Palm Bay utilizes North American 110v 60hz 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.
Are there On-Site Dining Options?
Splash! is the on-site 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 eight big screen TVs and two pool tables. A waterfront patio with a bar is also available for your dining pleasure.
How does Hideaways 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. Off-site, most dining facilities are willing and able to make adjustments to suit your needs. Our Front Desk is equipped with menu details for various local establishments, and we encourage you to inquire with them for recommendations based on your dietary needs.