“Schooner Bay: God’s permanent residence.”– Dr. Larry Carroll, Owner, The Sandpiper Inn
For many in The Bahamas, July 1st signaled the introduction of 12% VAT. For me however, it was the start of a new opportunity. I got the chance to experience Schooner Bay, South Abaco and I stayed at the uniquely beautiful Sandpiper Inn. Schooner Bay is a fairly new development, that houses numerous homes, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a marine harbour, two amazing beaches, a world of history, unbelievable natural resources and two inns; namely, Blackfly Fishing Lodge and The Sandpiper Inn.
The Sandpiper Inn, opened its’ doors in late 2014 and has been putting smiles on faces ever since. It is comprised of 7 rooms; 4 being town cottages and 3 suite rooms. The hotel also has an upscale restaurant that serves Breakfast and Lunch Monday- Wednesday and Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Thursday- Sunday. Head Chef Marcellus Higgins has over 30 years of culinary experience and is highly skilled. Everything I had was delicious. I would definitely recommend the Hogfish Hoagie for lunch. First bite and I realized that I had never really had fish in my twenty-something years of life. Like, what have I been eating?! The fish was well seasoned and tasted so fresh.
The Sandpiper is about a 10 minute walk away from the beach, if you don’t feel like walking, this little community offers golf cart and bicycle rentals. However, I do encourage you to walk, you’d hear the chirping of the birds, explore the natural life, breathe in fresh air and see a few small iguanas run by. This little piece of paradise is everything your vacation/staycation/baecation has been missing.
Schooner Bay boosts breathtakingly gorgeous beaches, you’d “WOW” every time you see them. The waters are also excellent fishing grounds; boaters love it. The view of the marina is almost just as beautiful as the beach and from The Sandpiper’s Hisbiscus Suite, it’s mind blowing.
Next time, you’re really craving for peace and quiet, mouth watering good food, spacious, clean and modernly designed rooms, crystal clear beaches, preserved nature, excellent fishing waters and a whole lot more, visit The Sandpiper Inn at Schooner Bay. You will love it.