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 have had the most wonderful experience at the Grand Isle Resort on the beautiful Bahamian Island of Exuma. The room was just spectacular, fully furnished kitchen, amazing bathroom, incredible living area and just as an beautiful bedroom, fantastic size and amazingly well furnished with the decorations, paintings, furniture all top class.
The staff were all exceptional and would single out some that went over and beyond their jobs these being in particular;
Donnamae at the restaurant, she was really special, ever so helpful, great advice and the best welcome hugs, lovely lady and will be welcome in our home should she ever come to New Zealand.
Davon at reception, neat person, great comedian and so friendly, also welcome to come to our home and visit New Zealand.
Kevin on the towel kiosk, along with Dion and John down on the beach, you were all so helpful, friendly and neat to talk with.
This only singles out a few who really made our stay a beautiful memory and whom we hope to meet again, hopefully we will be able to return with more time to enjoy this incredible resort again.
Thanks and our best to the Grand Isle Resort whanau (family)
Ronnie and Tina Hoogenberg
by Wayne B
Stayed there when our plane was cancelled everything was top shelf room would rival any resort, we were at the sandals for a week that was very poor in compared to the rooms and food we had at Grande Isle, wish this was were we stayed