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
I'm a pretty laid back person and my goals for this trip were to relax on the beach, get a massage and eat delicious sea food. This place exceeded my expectations. The beach is so beautiful, the Palapa restaurant on site was delicious but it did take some time to get our food so if you are not a patient person then grab a drink and relax, you're on island time so enjoy the wait and let Ms. Sophia, Klee, Leon or one of the other wonderful people take care of you. There is also Emerald Bay Pub just down the street if you want to be inside with air conditioning and away from mosquitoes and sand flies. We drove the golf cart there 3 times and the service and food was great. My massage therapist, Tamara, was the highlight of my week. She gave the best massage, facial and mani-pedi I've ever had and she is truly a beautiful person inside and out. There is a great place to swim by walking all the way around the beach past Sandals where the water is very clear and is deeper. The paddle boards and kayaks are included. We took a cab to Georgetown to the straw market to buy souvenirs that are priced really well. The island tour is a must. At the hut by the pool they will cut a fresh coconut and stick in straw for the coconut water upon request when available. The pool is conveniently by the restaurant so we could eat and watch the kids swim. The condos are top notch and I would recommend using the grocery service to stock your room with groceries upon arrival, especially cases of water bottles. They only have bottled Fiji water or tap water on site and the bottled water gets really expensive and you can fix your own meals and eat in doors if you want to save some money, especially for breakfast. I was taken by the joyful friendly attitudes of the local people. No matter where we went we were greeted by smiles, hugs, handshakes and they remembered our names. This island did not disappoint. It was truly paradise.
We booked a 3 bedroom villa for 7 adults and one toddler, it was perfect for all of us! Everyone was super friendly and helpful from reception, palapa restaurant and the pool/beach hut. Received great customer service from the following individuals: Obi, Jayden's Tio Pablo (Paul), Shelly and all the staff at the restaurant. I can't wait to go back! The water is warm and crystal clear! Went twice to coco plum beach. Was bummed that we were too early to eat at Santana's but had a wonderful fish and chips at Chat N Chill!
Audi1972 - San Diego, California
Exuma is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, the Grand Isle resort and staff are amazing !! Kevica. Mr J Clarke and Paul make you feel like your at home ! Very very personable. They know you by your first name within minutes. I will definitely come back, everyone is so so nice ! Very unique and special place ! The service is impeccable
mcali2778 - Newport Beach, California
Myself and 23 other family members stayed at Grand Isle for 5 nights. The resort was beautiful visually. The restaurant and pool area has a stunning view of Emerald Bay.The food at the restaurant was good and reasonably priced for a resort. The drinks were expensive but priced consistently with other resorts I have stayed at. The resort is kid friendly. The restaurant is an open air restaurant. I would have liked to have an indoor restaurant as well to get in the AC. The layout of the condos was easy to navigate and you receive a golf cart to traverse the property with. The interior finishes of the condos are well done. They come with fully furnished kitchen. I would recommend making the trip into Georgetown to get some groceries.The only thing I did not like were the mattresses. The mattresses were very hard, I ended up sleeping on the couch after the first night. They provide complimentary beach/pool towels, kayaks, and paddle boards. There is a beautiful golf course next door shared by Grand Isle and Sandals. The golf course fees are pricy. The spa at Grand Isle was fantastic. The best part about Grand Isle and Exuma in general are the people. In summary the only things keeping me from rating Grand Isle Resort 5 star are the mattresses and the lack of an indoor restaurant; other than that I would have no problem going back again.
Cody D - Stephenville, Texas, United States
Absolutely love this place. The staff is very nice and accommodating! We had a two room garden view room. It was amazing!! Drank my coffee on the balcony several mornings just taking in the view. We did not get a golf cart, as our room was very close to the lobby & pool. My daughter was hell bent on getting her hair braided with little braids... Luckily, the spa offers this service for a very reasonable price too. The girl who did her hair was beyond nice. The pool was amazing! The hummingbird stand has towels & even kayak & standup paddle boards they will take out to the ocean for you. The beach!!!!! This is the best beach! Absolutely beautiful! Plenary of chairs & lounges to use. The Pallapa Grill.. are here a lot! Great breakfast! Great Lunch! Great Dinner! We ate there on the Tuesday Night Bahamian theme night. Great live music! Our last night on the island was my daughters birthday, we were suppose to eat somewhere else, but it had started to rain, so we decided it was just best to stay at the Resort. We called the restaurant to see if they could accommodate us, and that is was my daughters birthday. Within an hours notice, they had our table decorated with balloons and party hats. When they brought out her dessert everyone in the restaurant sang. Truly amazing!
FarinaFam - Newbury Park, California