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Sandals Emerald Bay

5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Queen's Highway, Emerald Bay, EX29142, Great Exuma (Formerly Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma at Emerald Bay)
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Ranked #4 of 10 hotels in Great Exuma
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Port Elgin, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our first stay at a Sandal's resort and it couldn't have been better. The staff were so helpful, friendly and caring. We loved the Drunken Duck pub, the staff were so fun (Carleton, Terrence, James and Chris). Kenny the resort photographer was really friendly, we spoke with him multiple times and he told us a lot about the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were at Sandals Emerald bay a couple of weeks ago and having been to 2 previous Sandals already my expectations were very high ! we were greeted as usual by courteous and smiling staff but had to wait until 3Pm for our rooms to be ready, our room was at the very far end of the resort(section 7)but although... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If I could add .5 my overall rating is 4.5 out of 5. My spouse and I returned from a week stay at this resort. The grounds are spectacular and well maintained. Although we arrived as scheduled to the resort, we were advised our room wouldn't be ready for 3 hrs....in reality it was closer to 4 hours so this... More

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Calgary, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently spent 4 days at this resort - Apr 15-19. It is a very nice property with beautiful grounds and a fantastic beach. We did the resort scuba certification and went scuba diving twice. Loved it and will probably get certified back at home. The dive people were great. It was a little bit of challenge getting a good... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sandals was a beautiful resort that basically was more about the location than the resort. Rooms were nice and service was courteous. This is a laid back place that is about the gorgeous setting. Food was good...I can't complain because I had the lobster each night. Barefoot by the sea was my favorite because of the casual atmosphere and romantic... More

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Stoughton, MA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What more could you ask for in a vacation that you've waited for all winter long? What a beautiful property! Lovely weather, gorgeous beach. We opted at the last minute for upgrade to butler service, disappointing. 7 nights, 4 different butlers. 4 times as nice? No, 4 times repeated requests. No communication between staff. How can you best serve us?... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just got back from our honeymoon at Sandals Emerald Bay and had the most amazing time. The hotel grounds are beautiful and the beach is breathtaking. I've never seen water that color in my life. This trip was great from start to finish. After arriving at the airport, we were greeted by a very nice Sandals employee who loaded our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we arrived at the airport I had one piece of luggage missing, so had to file a claim (nothing to do with Sandals). This left us out of the caravan of nice vehicles you see on the website to arrive at the resort in, and am unsure if Mr. Mutton may have been there as some say he is... More

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Campinas, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The sea is beautiful , the rooms are very nice...Very polite Staff (specially de diving guys) But unfortunatelly the food is not so good. It seems that everything is already pre-cooked. The diving sites are ok. Not so good nor horrible. The gym is not so clean and the equipments are old The steam (sauna) and the water activities (stand... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just returned home after 5 nights at Sandals Emerald Bay. My favorite part of our vacation was the beach! It was so beautiful! It ranks up there with Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos. The service by all of the employees was unmatched. There was not one time that we walked past an employee that they... More

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  • Drunken duck(104)
  • Golf course(69)
  • Il Cielo(64)
  • Butler service(50)
  • Italian restaurant(48)
  • Very good(39)
  • Very nice(38)
  • Quiet pool(33)
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Additional Information about Sandals Emerald Bay

Address: Queen's Highway, Emerald Bay, EX29142, Great Exuma (Formerly Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma at Emerald Bay)
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Great Exuma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Great Exuma
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Great Exuma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sandals Emerald Bay 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
•NEW!! Jogging Trail on property - 2.6 miles long •Greg Norman designed 7,001 yard golf course with 6 signature oceanside holes•Three fresh water pools including the Caribbean’s largest zero entry pool with a central fire pit•24 hour room service to all rooms and suites•Seven exciting dining options to choose from•Red Lane Spa with sixteen extensive treatment rooms•Personalized off resort excursions arranged by our Island Routes Tour specialists•Sits on 1 mile of the Exuma’s best powdery white sand beaches•6 Har-Tru tennis courts including a sunken stadium court•Voted Sandals Resorts “World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company” 16 years in a row•Voted Sandals Resorts “Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand”, 18 years in a row•Voted Sandals Emerald Bay “Caribbean’s Leading Luxury All-Inclusive”•Awarded #9 spot in the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards "Top 12 Resorts in The Atlantic" ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sandals Emerald Bay Hotel Great Exuma
Sandals Emerald Bay Hotel
Four Seasons Great Exuma
Great Exuma Four Seasons
Sandals Emerald Bay Great Exuma, Bahamas

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