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Grand Isle Resort & Spa in Emerald Bay, Bahamas
On the Bahaman island of Great Exuma, surrounded by the crystal waters of the Atlantic, is Grand Isle Resort & Spa, a part of the Lifestyle collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Located on stunning Emerald Bay, with its shimmering white sand beaches, this resort is truly a little piece of paradise. With 78 spacious villas, each elegantly crafted with vibrant earth tones and a comfortable beach atmosphere, you will instantly fall into the tranquil island atmosphere. Marble soaking tubs and fine linens ensure your comfort, while the view from your private terrace will take your breath away. Imagine cosmopolitan modern elegance meets secluded beach bungalow and you will picture the fabulous Grand Isle Resort & Spa.
Head straight from your villa to the water's edge at Emerald Bay Beach and dive in to start off your day. Glide through the sunken underwater trails while snorkeling at the resort's one-mile, underground coral reef, or dive 75 feet straight down at the popular and striking Exuma Wall. If you prefer to experience the Bahamas by boat, island hop through the Exuma Cays, or wade along one of the myriad beautiful sand bars. For some fantastic fishing take a boat on the open water and make a catch from the deep sea, or head to the reefs for an exciting day of bonefishing. For a more relaxing day, head to Sea Star Spa and melt your stresses away with a Swedish massage or refreshing seaweed wrap. For a great meal, head to the The Palappa Grill. Overlooking the pool and bay, this outdoor restaurant is the perfect place to relax and enjoy contemporary American cuisine or fresh local seafood dishes. For a wonderfully romantic dinner for two (or a gathering of up to twelve), partake of the private dining option at The Overlook. Choose your menu, and a main course, and a chef will prepare and serve your meal in the private mini-palapa. At the Grand Isle Resort & Spa, luxury and comfort are the focus of your stay, and with the elegant accommodations and beautiful natural surroundings, you are sure to be delighted.
Location of Grand Isle Resort & Spa
Nearest Airport: GGT
Amenities for Grand Isle Resort & Spa
- Poolside Dining
- Private Dining
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Outdoor Pool
- Music & Movie Library
- Outdoor Whirlpool
- Sun Deck
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite Television
- Marble Bathrooms
- In-Unit Laundry Facilities
- Flat-Screen Televisions
- Luxury Linens
- Boat Excursions
- Children's Programs
Reviews for Grand Isle Resort & Spa
First time at bahamas and We stayed for 1 week in this resort. At first we wanted to book another resort but were thrilled to get what we have in the end. The rooms were really surprisingly huge for 2. Weâ€™ve got a really great kitchen with almost anything you can think of, nice living room with good view and a great bathroom. Be sure to rent a car if you stay more than 3 days for more food choices around the island. Great housekeeping and service when we reached and leave the resort! Everyone is so friendly here! Except for minor hiccups like our washing machine which failed us but was replaced immediately.
3sa_lim - Singapore, Singapore
They have a super staff: all of them super nice and willing to take care of you. Kevika, Dia and Margaret (the taxi driver that the hotel arrange for us) were ALL AMAZING and Super nice! The vilas are great, like mini houses with all you need and super comfortable, clean... The views and facilities are also very good: gym is has all the main machines, the pool is nice and in front of a beach. Food could be a bit better since the price is a bit expensive but I would come back anyway. Itâ€™s a fantastic place and we enjoyed it so much! Great place for quiet holidays both couples and families.
JAVIERVF14 - Dublin, Ireland
Spent 4 days in paradise at the Grand Isle resort and could not ask for a better stay! The staff is beyond amazing. They are so very kind and make the guests feel very much at home. The manager is on site visiting with the guests day and night and making sure every attention to detail is completely covered. Lovely pool and sunning area with the restaurant and bar adjacent to the pool. Both very good and lots of fun! Gorgeous beach and golf course as well as a spa and gym on site that really make the stay special. Our villa was beyond exceptional. Looked like a Ritz Carlton both inside and out. Most of the fabrics in our villa were Cowan and Tout and the attention to detail on things like pillow trims and draperies was really well done. Very large kitchen fully stocked with everything you would need. Large living room with 2 large patios made this great for entertaining. really very well done all around!
slelsea - Troy, Michigan
Have been frequent Out Island visitors for 20+ years but never visited Exuma. Just returned from a wonderful, relaxing, delightful stay at Grand Isle. Beautiful property, 'villas' (condos to us) were impeccably, lushly decorated with every amenity to set up housekeeping for a month if that were a possibility (!), the on-site restaurant Palapa Grille offered great service and even better food. The concierge, front desk staff were 'can do' all the way with a big smile and cheerful 'hello's' no matter where you encountered them. Somehow they sincerely wanted to know we were having a great day, every day. Service at the pool, at the restaurant, in the villa, on the beach, at the bar, at the front desk, at the curb, exceptional in every way. When asked how they managed it--we were told, "we are only going to get better. You'll see when you return next year." Cannot wait--even made our reservations before we left.
BandENorthCarolina - North Carolina
We stayed here last summer after a 2 week trip to Orlando with the main purpose of our trip being visiting the swimming pigs, which is what made us choose Grand Isle rather than a main island resort. After a rocky start of arriving and not being able to check in for a few hours followed by a power cut on our first night where the reception staff weren't helpful at all given that we were sitting in our pitch-black villa without any information regarding how long it would take for the power to come back on - something which was not expected from a 5* hotel although understandably as it is on a remote island. However, after the rockiness of the first evening (most likely made worse due to the stress of travelling) the rest of our trip was perfect. Our room was to perfection, the view was stunning and we were situated right next to the pool, which was perfect for us with a young child. The pool was lovely and the golf course which surrounds the resort is breathtaking, although we didn't use it we enjoyed driving our golf buggy on the paths around it on a couple of occasions. One of the most impressive credits of the resort is one of the managers Jamiel Clarke, who was truly brilliant during our stay, he had a true willingness to make our trip perfect, something which I believe many of the reception staff could learn from him. From our first day his service was impeccable from showing us our villa himself when its availability was past the expected 4pm and even to the extent that he drove us down to the local supermarket and waited for us himself when we couldn't get a taxi and wanted to buy some food for our villa. One of the only issues was the restaurant, whilst it was lovely with very nice food I think one restaurant isn't enough for a resort of that size and it could use more variety as the food becomes the same thing every day after a while, which is what prompted us to buy some food ourselves to have as an alternative option. Overall, despite an unimpressive first night, our stay here was wonderful and we will definitely be looking into returning in the future.
Emily8856 - United Kingdom