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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#6 of 9 hotels in Great Exuma
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.3
Value
4.0
Travelers' Choice
1 Jogging Trail on property - 2.6 miles long •Greg Norman designed 7,001 yard, 18 hole 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 Butler Suites and Room Service 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m for Club Sandals Guests • 11 exciting dining options to choose from•Red Lane Spa with 17 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” 24 years in a row • Voted Sandals Resorts “Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand”, 27 years in a row.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Free airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Golf course
Tennis court
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Adults only
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Iron
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Ocean view
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ptbR8168KJ wrote a review Sep 28
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We had a wonderful time. The resort was beautiful and the staff was so nice and accommodating. (Especially Paulette, Raven and Whitney with a shout out to David and George. I did not get the name of the lady who took us to our room and assisted us in changing rooms, but praises to her as well. The food was fantastic. The beaches were great when the seaweed wasn’t coming in.
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LSUWebb274 wrote a review Mar 2021
Longview, Texas39 contributions42 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This was our second trip to this amazing place and it will not be the last. Everyone from the butlers to servers are phenomenal. We have actually made friends with staff members and can’t wait to see them again.
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Response from Beron Hurst, Owner at Sandals Emerald Bay
Responded Mar 23, 2021
Hello and thank you for taking the time to share your review of Sandals Emerald Bay. We were very happy to read your review as it seems we were successful in our endeavor to provide you with an unforgettable vacation, filled with memories that you will cherish for years to come. We remain dedicated to offering a service where we go above and beyond for our guests and we very much appreciate your positive words. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.
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abbeyroo wrote a review Sep 28
Austin, Texas1 contribution
Overall the first time experience was great and we rebooked for our 25th anniversary in 2023! The butler villas are the bomb! Our service was great and now that we know "how to" we plan on "buttiling" alot more! Downside was sand flies on the beach. They provided OFF in our room but it worked so so. Suggested they provide a means to wash off your feet before entering your room as the sand is fine and sticky. Everyone was super friendly and always helpful! There never was a "no"! Pig swimming was fun but watch out for their hoofs. The best thing for me about that trip was getting to see all of the different colors of water! Truly amazing! The food was excellent but I wish they had conch salad or fritters!
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B K wrote a review Sep 27
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My wife and I have been on 17 Sandals/Beaches trips. We were a bit nervous after reading several negative reviews. But we had a wonderful time. The resort is gorgeous! Wonderful landscaping and gardens. The resort is large enough to give plenty of room for walking around without feeling cramped like some smaller Sandals. Only 15 minute drive from the little airport. The ocean water is the bluest I have ever seen - just incredible to see. We had a butler suite near the beach. There is a slight hill between the building and beach so you definately want to be on second floor to ensure ocean view. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our butlers were wonderful, especially Junior who was very creative in decorating our dinner table at the French restaurant and our room for our anniversary. The resort is more sedate than other Sandals. We are used to doing lots of activities (beach/pool volleyball, beach/pool Olympics, craft lessons, etc.). This resort had very few activities and the few that were scheduled often didn't occur due to missing Playmakers/Entertainment staff who just didn't show up. So, if you like being active, you would want to go to other Sandals. Exuma is not lush or picturesque like other islands we've been to in the Caribbean so it may not be for everyone. Not much to see off of the resort. Overall, the food was ok, not as good as other Sandals resorts.
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ripperman2013 wrote a review Sep 27
Elysburg, Pennsylvania55 contributions13 helpful votes
Service around the pool was fleeting as the days went by. Some days there was none. Service in the restaurants was mostly good, on occasion it left a lot to be desired. Food in the restaurants was very good but if you stay the week like we did the offerings get to be old hat. They did have a couple bartenders who went above and beyond in they mixology class.(Rashad and Giselle to name a few). Most staffers were friendly BUT it seemed to me if you did not pay the extra $$$ for a Butler you were frowned upon even to the point of removing the infamous Sandals blue floats of which I reported to the front desk and it seemed to end that issue. It is a pricey vaca which makes you think again about a return Sandals trip. Oh, and being that I am a cigar smoker the opportunity to enjoy a good puro has limited smoking areas and yes I do realize cigar smoke is not the kindest aroma, JUST SAYING. Finally, do get the Aztec stone massage from the spa, from ABBY a bit pricey BUT WELL WORTH IT as was the magnificent golf course A REAL TREAT. As for the beach, FIONA skirted bye and gave us warm windy days with a mix of sun and clouds until our last day which gave us plenty of rain several times during the day. The RED FLAG was prevalent all week and the waves and seaweed were a nuisance but that was Mother Natures (FIONA) fault not the resorts . We went with friends which was OUTSTANDING comradery and the pool dancers were very talented with singing, games and making short the time spent on the pool. The rooms were of nice size and well kept by the house staff, cleanliness was very prevalent. Lastly, I am a Bourbon drinker and a good snort was not to be found unless you wanted to pay a higher fee for it, but the Mondovi wine selection was a tasty bailout.
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Dawn N wrote a review Sep 27
O'Fallon, Missouri1 contribution
Beautiful resort. Outstanding Service. Clement in Reception, Rashad and Tiffany at the pool bar were AMAZING! Kenny the photographer is Hilarious. The quality of the food was exceptional. The resort is definitely geared towards couples/honeymooners, retirees. We would have like to have more social activities or events. Very relaxing escape. Highly recommend!
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KristyP wrote a review Sep 26
Branson, Missouri2 contributions
Our experience was AMAZING! Heston was our favorite! He is the funniest/nicest person we have ever met! He was the highlight of our trip! He has a way of captivating his audience with his out of this world charm, charisma & humor. Our stomachs hurt from laughing so hard at him too! He's also extremely musically talented but his poor piano is in need of a good tuning. We definitely made a new special friend! We are so happy we got to get to know him because he is a heck of a great guy! Some other of our favs were Tiffany (she is such a sweetheart and always happy), Wil (Bartendar - dang he can easily tend a bar without any help. He was always super nice & friendly and fun to watch. He'll surely go places in life), Carlton - (he took care of our room issue with no problem), Tyrone - (we loved having him as a server, he is so sweet), Eric - (always happy & sweet) & Kenny the Photographer- (what a super cool dude!) For the most part EVERYBODY that works there was friendly & nice from Danielle Operations Manager who we got to know at the Surf & Turf dinner to the sweet guy who puts the chairs back & cleans up in the bar after Heston's show. I don't know his name but He has a little bit of a limp & he was always smiling & happy! ! We absolutely Loved everything about staying there. Our trip is already booked again for next year! We can't wait to go back! Definitely an 11 out of a 10! Thank you for everything! Tim & Kristy Parsons
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jennifer e wrote a review Sep 24
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We booked our stay at Emeralds Bay for our honeymoon and it was a little disappointing. We were told there were 11 restaurants on the resort, but when we got there there, there was only 3 open for dinner, and one breakfast place and a cafe. We weren’t able to eat dinner until after 830pm either even though we tried to schedule for 7. We also paid extra for a completely private candlelit dinner on the tower. However, they still seated us with another couple and charged us. We also had a check out time of 8am in which they were supposed to pick our bags up and have them at the front desk by pick up time. They lost our bags for nearly an hour making us late to the airport. Luckily we didn’t actually have to be three hours early like the airport said, but it was still very stressful. They also told us upon booking online that we would get a military discount and that would be applied when we arrived and showed my ID. However when we got here they said they couldn’t help me because it needed to have been applied before we got here. It’s a beautiful resort but not worth the money or service. I ask that the resort reaches out to us to make this right. Booking: Barbee room 6102
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Chelsea B wrote a review Sep 23
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Vacationing at Sandals Emerald Bay has been nothing short of fabulous. The staff, butlers, and entertainers have all been so friendly, welcoming and accommodating well beyond our expectations. There was a little island rain every now and then but it never stopped the fun for too long. The food and drinks have been delicious. All of the daily activities were extremely entertaining and the performances by the staff were out of this world amazing! We stayed in the beachfront honeymoon walkout butler villa suite and it had a gorgeous view! The Island Routes excursion to go see the pigs had the perfect size power cat everyone had a seat and was comfortable. You stop at various islands around the Bahamas to learn about their history. Then you get off at a gorgeous beach that had a small hiking trail to the top of a hill and a really cool blow hole! When you stop to swim with the pigs you also swim with huge sting rays and other beautiful fish. Lastly, you go to an island with a ton of iguanas that you get to feed and hold. The local crew are extremely knowledgeable and friendly and make it such a fun and easy going experience. We highly recommend taking your next vacation here!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Global28817228722 wrote a review Sep 23
Little Rock, Arkansas2 contributions1 helpful vote
The property, water activities and restaurants were wonderful. Our room was great with a beautiful bal only view of the ocean. We were on the 2nd floor directly on the beach. Presly & Juveen were our Butlers and they were fabulous. They seemed to know what I wanted before I even did.
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PRICE RANGE
$725 - $1,254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sandals emerald bay hotel great exuma, four seasons great exuma, great exuma four seasons
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma at Emerald Bay
LOCATION
CaribbeanBahamasOut IslandsGreat Exuma
NUMBER OF ROOMS
249
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandals Emerald Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Sandals Emerald Bay?
Nearby attractions include Coco Plum Beach (4.2 miles) and Marina Emerald Bay (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sandals Emerald Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Sandals Emerald Bay?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sandals Emerald Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sandals Emerald Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cocoplum Bistro, Lighthouse Cafe and Ice Cream Parlour, and Big D's Conch Spot.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sandals Emerald Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Sandals Emerald Bay have airport transportation?
Yes, Sandals Emerald Bay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sandals Emerald Bay?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sandals Emerald Bay offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Sandals Emerald Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Sandals Emerald Bay accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.