Overall, we had a very enjoyable week-long stay at Sandyport Beach Resort. The beaches were nice. The man-made lagoon is very calm and good for wading and paddleboarding. The ocean beach (a little further but a quick walk on a path within the property) was more pretty, natural, and had moderate waves. We enjoyed collecting seaglass there. Be aware there are some rocks in the ocean, but you can find open spots to safetly avoid them when swimming. My 10-year-old loved the pool and slides, located right by our room, which was convenient. The pool area was a little dated looking, but that was fine by me. It was nice to have the choice between the 3 water areas, and bounce around based on our moods. There were usually longe chairs available, or hammocks, and overall it wasnt too crowded (more crowded closer to the weekend, it seemed). We stayed in a basic room with 2 queen beds and only a small mini fridge, not one of the suites with kitchens and seating areas. In retrospect, I think the suite would have been worth it in the long run. The aspect I found most lacking was restaurant selection. The Blue Sail was adequate, a little pricey for every day, and not open until 11 am. It would be nice to have a place on the property to grab a simple breakfast (earlier than 11) for a good price. We ate dinner there several times and found the food satisfactory until we made the mistake of ordering dessert and getting a little grossed out. The nearby Poopdeck restaurant was better, similarly priced, across a busy road (no light or crosswalk). The best nearby establishment was Bon Vivants, an exceptional cafe and cocktail bar that turned out to be a fantastic option for breakfast; we only wish we realized that sooner! (We weren't sure if kids would be welcome, but they were.) Separately, without kids, we made it out one night for cocktails---also great! The Spritz and News Cafe were decent. But we quickly felt like we were running out of options in walking distance while burning through plenty of $ and not being wowed by the food. Also, we were missing fresh tropical fruit! This is why having a full kitchen would have paid off. We walked to the grocery store (15-20 minutes each way) and stocked up on fruit, which we ate out by the lagoon, but without plates, knives, etc., we could really see the benefit of a stocked kitchen at this particular resort. We did take the public bus into Nassau a few times for $1.25 per person each way, which went very smoothly. If you're okay in crowded seating (people were generally wearing masks in all public places), this is a great option. It only runs until 5 or 6 pm, though, so it doesn't fully solve the dinner problem. Activities: We rented the paddle board once for $60 for half a day (or $120 for the full day). It would have been nice if they had more than 1 paddleboard, and even better if it was free, but it was worth it. My husband and son used the basketball court and had fun, but the basketball itself was a little flat. We didn't do other activities like shuffleboard, tennis, or volleyball, but those were nice to have as options, and we might have done them if the weather was a little less hot. (Shuffleboard is in a shaded area though.) Our room was small but tidy, the beds were confortable, our bath towels were restocked regularly, and housekeeping did a great job. Beach/pool towels can be picked up from the reception area and taken back when you need fresh ones. Our TV remote didn't work and the buttons on the TV itself had minds of their own. Trying to change the channel was an adventure every time, but in fairness, we never brought this to the staff's attention--we weren't there to watch TV. My mom's room was missing a towel bar and had some bugs (1st floor); no bugs in my 2nd floor room. Some practical things I wish I knew ahead of time: There's a coin-operated laundry room ($1.50 to wash and $1.50 to dry and worked great). Bring coins and some detergent and you can pack fewer clothes and go home without stinky laundry! For the coffee maker in the basic room, the resort supplies packets of not-great coffee. If you want to make your own coffee (i.e., not using their packets), you'll also need filters. They do give you mugs and some sugar packets and powdered creamer, but I bought organic half and half at the grocery store. In the end, this wasn't worth the hassle; go to Bon Vivants for coffee instead! Because of the canals in the development some things that are close as the crow flies take a little more effort to walk to. Not a big deal for us, but in the heat and depending the mobility of your group, it's something to keep in mind. If you're looking for something more low-key than a mega luxury resort, Sandyport is a solid option, particularly if you want to get a suite and make some of your own meals.…
Recently stayed at Sandyport for my husband's birthday. It was magical. The room was perfect with a balcony overlooking the lagoon. A short walk to the private beach near the beachfront restaurant, private lounging areas, and a short bus ride into downtown Nassau. The staff were extremely helpful. Lady Sarah helped us plan outings that were spot on to what we were looking for, we felt like we were home.If you're looking for a quiet, but beautiful getaway - this is the place.
No activities for kids on the property, no food and drinks available on the property. This should be included when you call yourself a resort. Overall, the room was very nice and clean. The staff at the front desk was not too knowledgeable about their property. We spoke to maintenance team who gave us more information about Sandyport.
My main reason for the trip was business but I did not want to stay at the major resorts. I opted to stay at Sandy Port because of its location. The property was clean and views of the beach and sea were beautiful. The room was clean and comfortable. Suggest couples and family would enjoy the stay.
I visited this resort for a brief family getaway. I have stayed at other resorts in Nassau and Paradise Island. Sandyport Beach Resort is by far my favorite. It was not overly busy or crowded like some mega resorts. Even though the resort is located in Nassau it had a peaceful family island feel. The surroundings were beautiful and the staff was friendly and welcoming. I definitely will consider visiting this resort again.
The place is well located nearby beaches and restaurants. The facilities are nice and their service is outstanding. I reccommend this place for a family vacation. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back.
My family stayed at the resort late last year and we had a blast. We loved how clean the resort was. The rooms were very modern and exceptional clean and the view of the canal was to die for. The staff was extremely friendly and the grounds were well kept. I can't wait to return for another visit.
Stayed at the resort in December & the staff were friendly. Property well maintained & the room was clean. The pool were also clean . Everyone were very friendly on the property. I would love to visit again.
We love SandyPort! Lady Sarah, Lee Anne and the whole group always take excellent care of us when we are there! This place is perfect. Clean, comfortable, easily accessible, and right on the water! We occasionally miss a year, but do our best to get down every year that we can!
Enjoyed my stay at this resort! All staff members were very nice and helpful. Everything was so convenient (restaurants, laundry room, pools, and beach were all short walking distances away within the resort) and most important of all, I was definitely relaxed throughout the whole time. They also offer private massages! Sherese was my masseuse and she was extremely nice and accommodating! She was able to give me a private massage by the beach and it was the most therapeutic and relaxing session I’ve ever had. I would definitely stay at this resort again.