Island Time Villas

Island Time Villas

Queens Hideaways at Jolly Hall, George Town Great Exuma
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#2 of 2 resorts in George Town
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Island Time Villas offer a greater amount of privacy on the hillside, with the same wonderful features, at a more affordable rate. Each villa is decorated with an island feel, many villas offer ocean and/or garden views from the attached patio. We want your villa to become your private retreat for the duration of your stay, this is why our pre-arrival services ensure that your villa is ready and maintained. Hideaways is a fairly large property, divided between the generally quiet main road of Exuma. The resort office, restaurant, pool, beach, and other amenities are all located on the East side of the road, often being referred to as the ‘Oceanside’ of the property. All villas located on the west side of the road are referred to as the ‘Island Time Villas’ of the property. The Island Time Villas’ accommodations are located directly across the road and host the main parking lot for vehicles belonging to all units. All properties that are within Island Time Villas are only a short walk across the road to the oceanside of Hideaways. Please note that our Hillside rates were designed to deliver affordability while enjoying the beautiful Exuma Island and hotel amenities. These Hillside rooms offer a more simplified suite of services than is offered with the beach-front room options. Daily housekeeping and concierge services are not included.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Game room
Children's television networks
Parking
Free wifi in the business centre
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Snorkelling
Billiards
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Couples massage
Full body massage
Massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Iron
Laptop safe
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Queens Hideaways at Jolly Hall, George Town Great Exuma
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Somewhat walkable
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TandWtraveller wrote a review Feb 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
When I asked my mother what she might like to do for her 60th Birthday she eventually settled on the idea of seeing the swimming pigs. At the time she had no idea where in the world they were, but I did, 4300 miles away in the Bahamas! Nonetheless I was not put off by the idea and thought for once she deserved to be made to feel special, so I made it happen. Getting there from the UK is not easy. I broke the itinerary up to allow time between flights and we enjoyed a three day trip to New York and an overnight in Atlanta before arriving in Great Exuma on Monday 15th of January. We took a taxi from the tiny airport and arrived around fifteen minutes later. The taxi was thirty dollars. My booking confirmation advised check in was at Hideaways, which is the main hotel on the sea-side of the road and Island Time Villas is located across the road. At first we could not have our room as it was not ready. No time scales were set and my mother was very happy to sit outside people watching, but eventually it was suggested we might want to wait in the Splash bar, which we did. This gave me the opportunity to explore and take photos. I was just as excited as my mother just to say we were here let alone see the swimming pigs. I will review the Splash bar separately. Its a great addition to Hideaways. At around 3:30pm we were told our room was ready and their courtesy bus actually drove us over the road. We were offered every assistance to get to our room which was a kindness we Brits don't normally expect. There were a number of steps around the complex I was not aware of, and my mother's mobility isn't the best, so it was a little daunting, but she managed admirably, however one handrail came off in her hand meaning she did fall up some steps, though no injuries it was a little shock. The staff couldn't have apologised more, it was fixed in minutes and accidents can happen. We are not litigious by nature.

We were given a semi-detached bungalow, No.226 called Anejo Palm. It was actually the furthest room from the main complex, quietly tucked in the corner surrounded by greenery and a neighbouring residential villa. Our bungalow had an outside deck facing over the complex and a tiny glimpse of the sea through the foliage. We also had a much larger screened decked area to the side which was furnished with table and chairs, just like the front deck. The screened area could be accessed from one of the bedrooms and the front deck. Access to the bungalow was through a key card. Once inside we found a massive open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. Air conditioning was already running. The villa smelled very clean, no eye watering musty smell, but if there was, this is a highly humid environment. I have noticed this when travelling in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. We had ceiling fans in the lounge and both bedrooms. Both bedrooms had king size beds, flat screen TV, wardrobe (one had electronic safety deposit box), full iron and board, air conditioning unit and their own en-suite bathrooms with full bath. Both rooms were a similar good size with plenty of additional draw storage and power outlets. I found my bed very comfortable and the bedding was good quality. It was very peaceful and quiet, but the island in general is very peaceful. The kitchen was a very good size and equipped to cater for at least six. We had a full size American sized stove and fridge/freezer. Like beasts compared to our UK versions. Coffee, sugar, sweetener and whitener was provided in small complimentary packages to start you off. Our freezer had a filled ice tray ready for our use. Once you use them, fill with water and freeze. Otherwise you could go to the market in Georgetown and buy a bag of ice, no real hardship. Everything you could need for a restful few days was provided as far as I am concerned and to parrot a phrase I used in my New York hotel review. Us Brits generally speaking are used to just making do, and aren't as used to a service centric experience.

One of the best things about staying at Island Time Villas was the fact we had use of all of the facilities of Hideaways across the road. We even had Hideaways wrist bands and towel cards. Some water sports like kayaking were included. The beach was beautiful, there were not a vast number of loungers, but hardly anyone used the beach so that was not an issue. Hideaways has a small pool and sunbathing area as well as a quiet lounge and Internet access away from the Splash bar. A courtesy bus operated several times a day into Georgetown, which had a market for groceries, a few shops and a couple of places to eat. Don't expect too much, it's quite spread out but not much of anything. Nice to go and wander around all the same. At night the courtesy bus does not run so a taxi will cost ten dollars. It is literally a ten minute ride away. Along the way you will pass a couple of neighbouring hotels with their own food options and then the fish fry. These are all easily walkable, though there isn't much of a pavement. Even Georgetown is walkable if you are fit and able. I really wanted to try the Fish Fry, it looked good fun and very Bahamian, but my mother did not have a sense for that adventure. The main reason for visiting Great Exuma was to see the swimming pigs and it was on the long drive to the north of the island I really got a feel for the place, passing many of the options for accommodation I had seen prior to settling on Island Time Villas and realising I had struck gold. All of the staff we encountered were pleasant, friendly and informative. It was fun to take the courtesy bus back to the hotel from Georgetown and pick up the drivers adorable young son from school on the way, these are things you just don't see in artificial purpose built resorts. In my mind it is rustic, has no pretentions, no attitude, it was a relaxed easy going place where you could sit around in beachwear all day, even in the bar at night. It left me wanting to return, and I hope one day I will. To sum it up in one word. Fantastic!
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bev B, Guest Services at Island Time Villas
Responded 9 Feb 2018
Dear TandWtraveller, We feel so lucky to have had you as our guests and have shared this review with our staff and management teams. Your comments are very valuable and we want to express our gratitude to you for the time to write such a detailed review of your time here in Exuma. Feedback such as yours is highly regarded and helps us maintain the superior service our guests deserve. We believe everyone deserves a customer service based experience and hope your stay with us has raised the bar for your future travels. The desire for you to return is the biggest compliment we can receive, so thank you. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back again soon! (As you did not make it to the Fish Fry, make sure this is top of the list for next time!) Warm Wishes, The Hideaways Exuma Team.
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vtbubbie wrote a review Mar 2017
Hardwick, Vermont
5.0 of 5 bubbles
These are the hillside villas at Hideaways at Palm Bay. Very reasonably priced with all of the amenities at Hideaways. If you have trouble with stairs, this isn't the place for you, but otherwise these spacious units with full kitchens are a great value with a view of the sea (and a 2 minute walk to the beach).
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Date of stay: March 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lisa S wrote a review Jun 2019
Sydney, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place and the room were better than I expected!
We had huge baggage troubles and a canceled flight and this hotel was so great at helping us call the airline etc
We wish we had longer here!
Staff were all extremely friendly and helpful I have zero complaints.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tu què X wrote a review Jun 2020
Seville, Spain
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I personally do not recommend the Island Time Villas hotel in George Town- Exuma, Bahamas. I made a 100% cancellable reservation on booking.com and the hotel kept 22 dollars for the currency exchange; since I made my reservation in euros. Fact that is totally false, since then they should have paid me more money. The hotel did not want to return the full money that I paid for the reservation, it is very disappointing.
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Date of stay: April 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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fpuelston wrote a review Apr 2017
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a terrible place to stay unless you like "bait and switch". The rooms they put us in first were so musty that your eyes watered.... they changed us to another room/cottage for $55 a night. But tried to back off this price to $75 when we actually said we would change. We left early from the vacation and went to Nassau. The front desk is not helpful and they didn't have ice the entire week. It is hard to get around the island, very expensive and food is marginal and expensive. Don't bother to stay here.
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Date of stay: April 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Pay more and get one of the little cabins on the beach side.
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jamaican_cutie33 wrote a review Apr 2019
Vineland, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I took our first of many trips to Exuma. The ocean view villa was wonderful. It was spacious with 1 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, well equipped kitchen, and ample closet space. The balcony was nice but wished it was private. The villa is located across the street from the beach and is a easy 3 minute walk to crystal clear waters. Island Time Villas is located about 20 minutes from the airport and a nice 25 minute walk to Georgetown. The Fish Fry is also within walking distance, about 10 minutes. The grounds are nice and well maintained with multiple fruit trees. The beach is nice and clean but not too much frontage. It’s shallow which was fine for this non swimmer, but I found that to be true of most beaches I went to. Paddle boards and kayaks are available for use on the beach (included in your stay). Beach chairs are enough and thatched umbrellas are almost always available. The staff are very friendly and they even went out of their way to pull off a birthday surprise for me. Annette and Mikey (female) at the front desk are very attentive. Anita at Splash Bar is great. Jude and Gasner and the rest of the staff make you feel like family. I can’t stop talking about my experience at Island Time. My coworkers are so excited, they can’t wait to book. I’ll definitely be returning. The island itself is beautiful and the locals are super friendly. We hitchhiked to town one day and and went out to a party and karaoke another night with a local. It’s super safe and ok for solo travelers. Hands down best vacation ever. Thanks again Island Time, my Bday card is on my dresser reminding me of how wonderful you really are. Lots of love, Ken & Barbie (Kerry)
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jessica P wrote a review Apr 2017
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for a peaceful resort with beautifully renovated villas, amazing ocean views, as well as a gorgeous white sand beach to relax on... look no further!

My husband and I recently returned home from our trip to Exuma and our stay at Island Time Villas was so pleasant and enjoyable, it had us considering purchasing a unit from them for us to return to over and over. The resort management is wonderful and very accommodating. The beach was phenomenal, and the pool side bar and grill (Splash!) had delicious food and generous drinks. Our expectations were far exceeded and we couldn't have asked for more. All in all, we would highly recommend Island Time Villas to any of our friends and family, as well as those considering a trip to Exuma! You will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: April 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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paulmV5565HR wrote a review Jul 2018
Fife, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wife and I spent a week here as part of our 25 yr wedding anniversary. Paradise is probably the best word to use.

The villa itself was very comfortable and well equipped. Only a 90 second walk across a quiet road to the main hotel. The hotel itself was clean and well equipped. A nice swimming pool but we didn’t use it...who would with that awesome beach? Splash bar and grill was great! Really good wholesome food, brilliant range of drinks. Hotel staff were great, really friendly and seemed really keen to help. The shuttle bus to Georgetown really does work well.

There is a beautiful private beach with all the facilities you would expect.

We visited during the quieter off season, so not sure if it would be much busier at other times.

Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SAB_ED wrote a review Apr 2019
Katowice, Poland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in April for 4 nights in double villa. We had a lovely sea view from the balcony and our room. The villas are very clean, cozy and decorated in bahamian unique style. There is a private beach with loudges, free canoes, pool and clean, quitet sandy beach. Thisis how Bahamian holidays should look like! Just 5 min away there is Jolly beach- nobody there, clean and you feel like you are on a private island! The only disadvantage is no shop nearby and you need to walk to the expensive market about 3km. There is a Splash reustaurant which is generally good but with a bit too high prices and dont match with the quality which is served. Overall, I would come again and come back!! Excellent !
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Date of stay: April 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Darcy L wrote a review Apr 2019
Tilton, New Hampshire
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for one night before transferring over to Sandals Emerald Bay. I wish we had booked our whole vacation here! Our room was immaculately clean (cleaner than Sandals) and the bed was comfortable. It was nicely decorated with great bedding. We had a king size bed with a kitchenette and dining area. Our porch had a table and chairs and view of the ocean.
Staff was friendly and courteous and went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. We had dinner at the on-site restuarant, Splash, and everything was great. I had the best fish tacos I've ever had. While we weren't there long enough to use them, they had a nice, but small, pool and beautiful beach. I also liked that they offered cell phones for use and a shuttle service into Georgetown, neither of which were offered at Sandals.
We loved Great Exuma and can't wait to go back. We will definitely rebook here.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Answer from igotthis22
Great Exuma
Generally the restaurant is closed from Aug 15 - Oct 31 each year. We maybe reconsidering that for this year and remain open with limited hours.
Phylicia G asked a question Jan 2020
Sheldon, Vermont
Is smoking allowed outside?
Answer from igotthis22
Great Exuma
Smoking is allowed in designated areas around the property. You can also smoke on your private patio.
Traveltoeat17 asked a question Jan 2019
Prosper, Texas262 contributions135 helpful votes
Do they require wristbands?
Answer from Silvia A
Rome, Italy179 contributions54 helpful votes
Yes, they have wristbands
fpuelston wrote a tip Apr 2017
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota2 contributions14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay more and get one of the little cabins on the beach side."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Time Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Island Time Villas?
Nearby attractions include Jolly Hall Beach (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Island Time Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Island Time Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Island Time Villas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Island Time Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Island Time Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shirley's at the Fish Fry, Chef Annes Turtle Pond Resturant and Bar, and Latitudes at Exuma Beach Resort.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Island Time Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Island Time Villas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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