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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 10 hotels in Great Exuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While we will definitely visit other Sandals properties in the future, I was disappointed with a number of things at Sandals Emerald Bay. Before I list my complaints, I want to say the staff was terrific and the grounds spotless and beautiful. Now for the negatives - 1. Need more fine dining restaurants. The food was very good in both... More

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Atlanta, GA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I just returned from a 4 night stay at Sandals Emerald Bay. We have some friends who go there often and highly recommended it. While the resort and the location are beautiful, we were a little disappointed in Sandals. We have been to several Carribean islands and several all inclusives. I had always heard that Sandals was... More

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2 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived in Georgetown and was on our way to the resort within 15 minutes. After a quick 10 minute drive to the resort, we were seated with a cool towel & champagne. The food was FANTASTIC! The French is a MUST! We went to the Drunken Duck every afternoon for drinks and a snack! Omelets were PERFECT every morning... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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51 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived and the first 4 hours was a comedy of errors! We looked at each other and said "OH,OH we made a mistake!" If we could have left and gone to Jamaica at that moment, we would have!! I ran in to David Kerr, whom I had met in Jamaica when he was working at another Sandals. I explained... More

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Lauren B, Online Review Coordinator at Sandals Emerald Bay, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review! We're happy to read that your stay, overall, was very enjoyable. We always strive to offer amazing vacation experiences and anything less than perfect calls for improvement on our part. We are pleased that you did voice your concerns during your stay and that David was able to quickly address them so that... More

Hoffman Estates, Illinois
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a delightful experience at Sandals Emerald Bay for our 15th Wedding Anniversary last week and I must say that the whole experience really exceeded our expectations! When I was booking the trip, I knew I wanted to go to the Bahamas because, having been there before, I know how stunning and turquoise the Ocean is.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been twice to the Sandals Emerald Bay- in 2013 and then again this year. The rooms have gotten smaller after the reno late last year. Still a better couples resort and good value for the money, not fantastic though. The water in the main pool is always cold so the swim up bar is not pleasant. Food in... More

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Brampton, Canada
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I just returned from a fantastic week-long vacation to Sandals Emerald Bay. This was our second visit to this location, and as we were landing at GGT, we felt like we were returning home. The resort staff were friendly, attentive, and hospitable, and we were happy to see familiar faces. The various managers were accessible and as... More

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Prescott, Arizona
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This review is for all of you looking for some advice on tipping at Sandals! My husband and I recently went to Sandals Emerald Bay staying in a penthouse unit with butler service. I searched the web for an answer to "how do you tip" (as well as begged Sandals to give us a gueideline) to no avail. While at... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My new husband and I had an AMAZING honeymoon at Sandals Emerald Bay and we would definitely return. This was our first sandals experience and of course we were a little skeptical after seeing some negative reviews. We waited no more than 10 minutes at the Sandals desk (a little hut outside the airport which is the tiniest building you’ve... More

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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Sandals Emerald Bay with my boyfriend. It was an amazing, awesome vacation. The property is absolutely beautiful, and the beach is so stunningly blue. We had no problems the entire vacation. The resort is super quiet (all you can hear is wind and waves) and the rooms are virtually soundproof. Staff is all really nice. Food reviews:... 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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Also Known As:
Sandals Emerald Bay Hotel Great Exuma
Four Seasons Great Exuma
Great Exuma Four Seasons
Sandals Emerald Bay Great Exuma, Bahamas

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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
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Great Exuma #2 On the Beach Hotel in Great Exuma
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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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