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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 #3 of 9 hotels in Great Exuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Wapakoneta, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to Sandals in Ochoa Rios, Jamaica. Sandals Emerald Bay had a much nicer, cleaner beach. The staff at Jamaica was overall better, but the staff at Emerald Bay was still fine. Sonia, the bartender at the French restaurant, was amazing. As was our waitress, Andeeka. Make sure you ask for Sonia's sangria, best drink I had all... More

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Longueuil, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Sandals Emerald Bay in August 2012. At that time I noted that it was a little paradise for everything they had to offer and the staff was very kind and attentive. So, we returned in August 2014. What a deception ! We had lost our paradise ! - both chairs on the balcony were broken - water... More

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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at Sandals Emerald Bay from July 28 - Aug 2 for the first part of our honeymoon (before heading to Sandals Royal Bahamiam in Nassau.) Check in process & Room: We took a red-eye flight the day after our wedding with 2 stopovers, so we arrived feeling very sleepy. The airport transfer was a taxi shared with another... More

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I like to preface reviews by disclosing that I'm a travel agent. As a result, I tend to be a lot more harsh in my reviews, or perhaps it's brutal honesty. While Sandals Emerald Bay is a beautiful property on an exquisite island, it doesn't measure up to other Sandals that I've visited. I believe the issues can be remedied,... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This review both long and overdue, so settle in! We were guests of Sandals Emerald Bay in November…Thanksgiving Day to November 4. The weather was expected to be terrible, but other than the day we arrived, it was nearly perfect. We were welcomed at the airport by a personal shuttle, taken to the hotel where we were greeted with champagne... More

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent July 5-12 at this resort which was our first experience at a Sandals although we have visited the Caribbean over a dozen times and have been fortunate enough to stay at mostly 5-star all-inclusive resorts. We reserved an oversized beachfront butler walk-out suite since we wanted to have access to the gorgeous view 24/7 and weren't sure if... More

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent a wonderful week at Sandals Emerald Bay. From leaving Toronto to our return a week later, everything was just perfect. After a brief 3 hour flight, and a quick 20 minute transfer to the hotel, we had a leisurely lunch prior to gaining access to our room. The room was awesome-separate bedroom and lounge, 2... More

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Lake Charles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Somehow the management has managed to create a level of customer service that is so superior to resorts where tipping is allowed, that they should sell the resorts and open a college to teach other industry executives how to hire, train, motivate and retain awesome customer focused employees. In our fabulous week there we were made to feel that we... More

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Rockville Centre, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is spectacular! I could stop here if all you need is a great beach. For the money we spend on vacations however, we should look at more than one criteria. It is of the highest priority though and this beach is a homerun for sure. It is spacious so you can spread out and enjoy the serenity. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just returned from a week's stay at Sandals Emerald Bay. This is our 4th Sandals trip and our 2nd visit to this property. Our other stays have been to Whitehouse and Grande Riviera, both in Jamaica. The title of this review says it all in our opinion . . . if you want more than this,... More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sandals Emerald Bay 5*
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Sandals Emerald Bay Hotel Great Exuma
Four Seasons Great Exuma
Great Exuma Four Seasons
Sandals Emerald Bay Great Exuma, Bahamas

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•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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