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Grand Isle Resort & Spa

Emerald Bay Great Exuma
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#2 of 9 hotels in Great Exuma
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Located on Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, The Bahamas, Grand Isle Resort & Spa is a stunning ocean front resort. The exclusive gated community comprises 78 luxuriously appointed 1- to 4-bedroom villas that range from 1,250 sq. ft. to 5,200 sq. ft. and offer a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living area, high-end amenities, and extraordinary views. Getting around the resort is quick and convenient, as every villa is equipped with a personal golf cart. Grand Isle is one of the finest resorts in the Caribbean and is ideally suited for family holidays, romantic getaways, destination weddings and honeymoons, or for simply enjoying the beach.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Golf course
Kids club
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
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Julie W wrote a review Jul 10
University Place, Washington14 contributions4 helpful votes
I booked my vacation at Grand Isle last July for May 30th 2020. Of course due to Covid we couldn't go because the borders were closed. I request a refund April 28th which was even within their 30-day cancellation window. I received a cancellation email but never received a refund on my payment. I tried calling, email and chat to no avail. We rescheduled you vacation (at a VRBO) and are here now. We drove to Grand Isle, the security would not let us in but did listen to my story and called the general manager for me, Robert Sands ( just like beachbabealways83) he assured me that the reservation specialist just stepped out and that she would call me back THAT DAY! It's been two days and still no call back or a refund. We will try to go there again tomorrow before we leave the island but I don't have high hopes! The very least they could do is offer a credit for another time but they are not even doing that! I am so disappointed in a resort we liked so much!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Beachbabealways83 wrote a review Jul 6
Dallas, Texas10 contributions5 helpful votes
My family was soooo excited to be vacationing at Grand Isle Resort for my grad school celebration. We’ve stayed at the nearby Sandals before and loved Exuma, but were looking forward to more of a home away from home kind of villa feel. Unfortunately, the resort/Bahamas closed due to COVID end of March/early April. My family has been trying to get our resort fee refunded since the first week of April to no avail!! The airlines refunded us immediately, but the resort will do nothing and keeps giving excuses why they haven’t refunded us yet. I have tried calling numerous times, no one will return the call. I have live-chatted with people on their website, but they only take my contact info and nobody ever contacts us back. I have sent several emails requesting a refund to their reservations and at some point a Robert Sands said a refund would be forthcoming on July 1st, but so far nothing! Waiting more than 3 months is completely ridiculous. This has never happened with Sandals and totally soured my family on Grand Isle!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rose G wrote a review Apr 2020
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I spent a week here and loved every moment, beautiful beaches, amazing food, Wonderful staff, and incredible places To explore, I Look forward to going back on day soon and staying at Grand Isle again!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
JBHeisman wrote a review Mar 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado58 contributions19 helpful votes
I'll keep this simple. Pros: Great beach, great villas, staff is very nice, grounds are clean and neat, heated pools, great exercise room Cons: 2 restaurants, very high priced, no all-inclusive option, 23 North(restaurant) was a struggle while we were there, upon arrival one of the toilets was backed up, they brought us a plunger they didn't do it.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Really a great beach, but get the water views as they are nice.
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Katiebous wrote a review Mar 2020
Marion, Iowa8 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely loved our condo and time at the Grand Isle. The Palapas restaurant and food was amazing. The kids loved the beach area and adults also enjoyed the beach bar. The staff was very friendly. Great location as well as it was only about 30 mins from Georgetown. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
$419 - $836 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Isle Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Isle Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Coco Plum Beach (4.1 miles) and Marina Emerald Bay (2.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Isle Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Grand Isle Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Isle Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Isle Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Isle Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lighthouse Cafe and Ice Cream Parlour, La Fourchette Bahamas, and Big D's Conch Spot.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Isle Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Grand Isle Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Grand Isle Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Isle Resort & Spa?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Grand Isle Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Grand Isle Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.