by Chelle Koster Walton
Luxurious and expansive, the designer villas range from one to four bedrooms with gourmet kitchens and Tommy Bahama furnishings. They overlook the gardens or the shoreline, which starts out rocky at one end, then segues into a gorgeous 1-mile stretch of sand along Emerald Bay. The resort shares the beach with Sandals, but has its own corner of space that feels quite sequestered. Security guards and gates further the feeling of safety.
Guests have free use of kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkel equipment. Hummingbird Hut handles the watersports and organizes free family pool games such as scavenger hunts at busy times. Golf carts are available to navigate from accommodations to the hub, where The Palapa Bar & Grill serves all meals overlooking an infinity-edged pool. A nearby smaller thatched palapa holds tables for playing foosball, chess, and backgammon. Most of the units are also stocked with games, plus a DVD player and movies.
Our Editor Loves
- Coved sand beach
- Spacious accommodations
- Free use of water sports equipment
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
We had a great time at Grand Isle Resort and Spa. Our room was amazing. The food at the restaurant was over the top delish! The beach was gorgeous and the spa was to die for! We loved our vacation in Exuma at Grand Isle!
The Grand Isle was amazing. The villa was amazing and very spacious. The concierge service handled everything from car rentals to excursions to airport transportation which makes for a relaxing vacation. I will see we did not know about the sand flies in The Bahamas and my son was eaten alive one night. Please educate yourself about them before you go to The Bahamas. They are more fierce than the mosquitos in Texas. All in all we would definitely go back.