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The Sands Hotel

3,5-star3,5 stars
Queens Highway, Cockburn Town, San Salvador, Bahamas

Cockburn Town beach hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • The property has a fantastic beach to the west of it and is less than a mile from the…Jan 31, 2020
  • The hospitality is great. They even offered a tour of the island. Very much appreciated!!!Jan 21, 2020

The Sands Hotel

from ZAR 3,663
  • Standard Single Room, 1 Large Twin Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Ocean View
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View
  • Standard Double or Twin Room, Non Smoking, Ocean View
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View

What’s around The Sands Hotel


  • Bonefish Bay Beach - 16 min walk
  • French Bay - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km
  • Watling's Castle - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • French Bay Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Dixon Hill Lighthouse - 10 mi / 16.1 km
  • East Beach - 13.8 mi / 22.2 km
  • Snow Bay Beach - 16.2 mi / 26 km

Getting around

  • Cockburn Town (ZSA-San Salvador Intl.) - 2 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 14 rooms


  • Check-in time 1 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*

  • Up to 40 lbs

  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate dining area
  • Number of living rooms
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 19-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

The Sands Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Sands Hotel Cockburn Town
  • Sands Cockburn Town
  • The Sands Hotel Hotel
  • The Sands Hotel Cockburn Town
  • The Sands Hotel Hotel Cockburn Town


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 256.2 per stay

Pet deposit: USD 100.0 per stay

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 75.0 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet, per week

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Sands Hotel

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Sands Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Sands Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Sands Hotel?
    Yes, dogs are welcome, with a maximum weight of 40 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 100 per pet, per week, and there's also a deposit of USD 100.0 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Sands Hotel?
    You can check in from 1 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Sands Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Cafeteria (7.6 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Sands Hotel?
    Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do at The Sands Hotel and nearby?
    The Sands Hotel has a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Good 7,4 From 6 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
This place has everything going for it! The room was comfortable and plenty roomy. It overlooked the beach and had a large porch with loungers. The AC and hot water worked great. Likely the best part was the staff! The most extremely accommodating and friendly I have ever met. I will be back in no time.
us3 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Quiet weekend getaway. Scenic view of the ocean that Columbus saw
us1 night business trip
Fair 4,0
Cet hôtel est étonnant. En fait, il y a eu un changement de propriétaires, donc oubliez toutes les photos et commentaires précédents. Tous les services sont inexistants: pas de restaurant, ménage assuré tous les trois ou quatre jours, pas de bar, réception presque toujours fermée. Ce n'est plus un hôtel mais une sorte de "pension". En tout cas, très loin d'un 4 étoiles. Les chambres ont été belles, mais se dégradent. La clim fait un bruit d'enfer (modèle des années 70, monobloc, percé à travers une fenêtre) et est inutilisable la nuit. Manque de chance, le ventilateur au-dessus du lit fait lui aussi du bruit et montre des signes de faiblesse... Dangereux, à priori... L'internet dans les chalmbres? Non, sur le balcon, en se penchant bien, pour piquer une réception faiblarde de deux chambres plus loin... Bref, un rapport qualité prix désastreux, malgré le très peu nombreux personnel sympathique et qui découvre le travail en hôtellerie. Dernier point: voiture de location indispensable car il n'y a rien à manger à l'hôtel, l'épicerie la plus proche se trouve à 1;5 Km. On a aussi trouvé un site où il était mentionné la présence d'un night club, de repas à thèmes, etc... Amusant. Il n'y a absolument rien de tout cela. Nous avons été pendant les dix jours de notre séjour souvent les seuls clients. On peut le comprendre.
fr11 night trip
Good 6,0
Olive, us3 night trip with friends

The Sands Hotel