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OUT Magazine

OUT magazine included Coral Sands in their May print issue. The article established The Bahamas as a "trending destination" and features Coral Sands as the best place for groups to stay, citing the prime location, the newly built rooms, and the sand-side beach bar.

"On the far side of the island, Coral Sands ( is great for groups, with its prime slice of pink-hued beach and cache of newly built rooms. The mood is laid back, and the rum punches runneth over at the sand-side bar."

Afar featured Coral Sands in its "Dunmore Town Guide."

"On Harbour Island, near the northern end of Eleuthera, the Coral Sands is one of the fortunate few hotels to sit directly on Pink Sands Beach, declared one of the prettiest beaches in the Bahamas, if not the world. Opened in 1968, the hotel has just completed a major upgrade, including the addition of 12 guest rooms and suites, a revamping of public areas, a restaurant expansion, and an interior makeover by designer Barbara Hulanicki (founder of the famed '70s clothing store Biba).”

Islands Magazine published a "What's New at the Bahamas' Coral Sands Hotel" feature. The story speaks to the renovation, praises the secluded nature of the hotel, and highlights the convenient location. The article also mentions the location on one of their top-ranking beaches.

"That small-town bliss continues at the newly renovated Coral Sands Hotel — set right on that famous pink-sand beach that consistently tops best-beaches lists, including ours.

Nab a beachfront cottage that feels like it was put there just for you, and walk steps to the sand. Laze away the afternoon under a private thatched tiki hut. Go snorkeling. Wander down to a beach bar. Have dinner at the new Latitude 25, where renowned chef Ludovic Jarland seamlessly blends flavors."

Indagare Magazine

Indagare Magazine featured Coral Sands in an article about Harbour Island

"It helps that it is so small. The island is only a half-mile wide, with the harbor on the west side and the pink-sand beach on the east. Most of the top hotels are on the beach; some (such as Coral Sands) offer accommodations where you can walk straight from your cottage onto the sand." Read

TravelAge West

TravelAge West featured Coral Sands as part of a story on the trend of "barefoot luxury" in the Caribbean. The feature links to the Coral Sands website, notes the renovation, and praises the property's laidback yet luxurious vibe. The article concludes by encouraging travel agents to recommend the listed properties to their clients seeking "comfort and luxury." The print story included an image of one of the new rooms (the only room pictured in the article), and a pull quote from Silma.

"Having just debuted a property-wide renovation, Coral Sands Hotel on Harbour Island has dropped any remnants of colonial formality in favor of a laid-back Bahamian beach vibe. 'Our new renovation invites guests to come as they are, sand between toes included,' said Silma Sherman, co-owner of Coral Sands.

This makes a lot of sense, since this sand — which inspired the hotel's name and its claim to fame — is from one of the world's most beautiful pink-sand beaches.

'You don't need to be dressed up to enjoy an elevated degree of island luxury,' Sherman said. 'We believe our guests should feel both pampered and completely at ease.'

Wide-open spaces, natural wood furnishings and the aforementioned relaxed Bahamian-inspired design sensibility keep the beach setting as the main attraction."

Travel Weekly

Travel Weekly featured Coral Sands on their website and in their Caribbean E-Newsletter. The article situates Coral Sands as a worthy alternative to the larger resort complexes in Nassau and includes a quote from Silma, a photo of a new room, details of the renovation, and a list of available amenities.

“Coral Sands recently completed a multimillion-dollar property-wide refresh that included a revamp of the entrance and lobby, construction of a new gift shop, expansion of the restaurant, an upgrade of all bathrooms and the addition of 12 guestrooms and suites.

Even small properties do not stint on amenities. Coral Sands offers in-room refrigerators; walk-in showers with a rain head; room service; a game room and library; access to kayaking, bone-fishing and snorkeling; and French-themed organic and natural foods with locally sourced ingredients in its Latitude 25 restaurant.”


Coral Sands was featured as a wedding venue in a 5-page spread in Brides magazine. As the article describes, the ceremony took place right on the pink sand beach and was followed by a reception at Coral Sands, where guests enjoyed stone-crabs claws and prime rib catered by Coral Sands, served on the ocean-view deck.

“After the ceremony, golf carts carried everyone to the beachfront Coral Sands Hotel, where the newlyweds led yet another junkanoo into the cocktail hour. For dinner, guests sat on an ocean-view deck, where they feasted on a buffet of stone-crab claws, sashimi, and prime rib. Afterward, local band the Brilanders played everything from island tunes to Cee Lo Green.”

Travel + Leisure

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