July 15, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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, 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
- Coffee & Tea Facilities
- Fully-Equipped Kitchens
- Boat Excursions
- Children's Programs
Reviews for Grand Isle Resort & Spa
My husband and I stayed at Grand Isle for a quick get away for four nights and loved the resort. The rooms are so spacious, CLEAN!, well equipped, comfy beds and beautifully decorated. I don't know too many places you can travel to in a resort that have such spacious rooms. The resort is small and easy to get around. The pool and pool service was great. The pool overlooks the ocean. You can walk down to the beach and walk past the sandals resort. The restaurant staff were very helpful. You need to try the burgers..they were excellent. We loved it so much we are taking out kids back in the 1st week of July.
melaniekirkpatrick - Burlington, Canada
Wow. This place is perfect . From the front desk reception to Dave and Tamara in Palapas Restaurant it just ticks all boxes . Such warm and friendly staff. Our villa was immaculate. Can't say enough about this place . Stay here when in Exuma - exceeds expectations.
BonnieB7 - Sanibel Island, Florida
Beautiful Grand Isle Resort never disappoints. You will truly experience a top notch stay in a beautiful location. The professional staff go out of their way to make sure you enjoy every minute of your stay. We hope to continue this tradition as long as possible!
Great resort if you like it relaxed and small-ish. Pool and bar staff are very accomodating, everyone has a smoke and time to talk to you. We had a two bedroom villa and it was private and quiet, perfect to unwind. No glitz and glamour which was exactly what we were after. 5 nights was just enough; we joined Exuma cays adventures and they were great, the boat was smallish but they've been at it for 35 years, we also went to chat and chill, hop on a water taxi from George Town and chill for the day, also hitlred a car and went to Tropic of Cancer beach; tip - hire ahead or you'll end up with a rust bucket! Enjoy :)
Grand Isle, as we have learned, is not a hotel, but a management company that rents out a number of vacation condominiums owned by different individuals. Our apartment, ostentatiously called 'villa' by the management, was very spacious, impeccably clean and equipped with washing facilities which we really appreciated as we arrived directly from a cruise. The location, the apartments, the pool and the beach are beautiful and that is about the end of it. We were really disappointed in the beginning by the rudimentary restaurant and the lack of other services. After a short drive on the island, in our aged Toyota rented through the resort reception for 130 $ for one day, we understood better. This island simply lacks infrastructure. We did some shopping at the only local SO CALLED supermarket in Georgetown, which in reality is a shack selling a very limited choice of imported foods at exorbitant prices. Our 'favourite' was the bread we bought for 9.90 $ and that they were practically selling no fruits and vegetables. As there was not a single inviting cafe in Georgetown we went back to the resort restaurant and really appreciated getting real food there. We wondered where they got all the meat and salad from.... We took a boat tour, also organized by reception with an external firm. The one day tour is really worth taking. One gets to see the beautiful Out Islands and to understand how these islands have developed from having no water and no electricity in the seventies to the tourist destination they are today. On the other hand, the typical island toilet has neither water nor soap, so there is still a long way to go. Great Exuma is characterized by closed gates resorts, with Grand Isle and Sandals being the driving engines for tourism on the island. The island lives off tourism. Tourism jobs are known for not paying very well, which shows at Grand Isle as well. Employees who have a chance of getting tips are really friendly and nice. The ladies at the reception, as several reviewers have also remarked before me, are not just unfriendly but outright hostile. You have to beg for everything. Some other employees will wish you a wonderful day and say 'enjoy' several times with an emphasis and a tone of voice which clearly indicate what they really mean. What they mean is the opposite. (I'm already expecting the management's reply of how I totally misunderstood. I didn't.) At the end of our stay we were very willing to tip the nice people. However this was rather difficult, as they get rotated all the time. E.g. we have been served by at least 10 waiters during our stay while dining at the same table. Tipping about 3 servers is ok, but 10?
Suisse_Travelling - Bern, Switzerland