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#2 of 7 in George Town
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Golf course
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Clothes dryer
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
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Private balcony
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
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Iron
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TravellersBazaar wrote a review May 10
New Providence Island11 contributions7 helpful votes
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What an incredible place! Grand Isle Resort & Residence is a nature and outdoor pursuits lover’s dream! It’s also perfect for those seeking privacy and comfortable luxury. I love working out and jogging so this stay was incredible. I jogged the Emerald Reef Golf Club twice a day, sunrise and sunset. It is a spectacular experience, the green golf turf and emerald / sapphire / crystal turquoise water hues, contrasting with the rugged and powder white coastlines … it’s a visual you will never forget. The golf course envelopes the property and is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by legendary PGA pro Greg Norman! The hotel’s 24/7 gym is awesome too! It’s stocked with every piece of equipment you need, has water and towels too. I was able to stay on top of my fitness while indulging on the delicious food and beverage options the hotel has to offer. I loved the architecture of the property, it combines some of my favorite aesthetics, Classical meets Caribbean-Colonial. The loggias throughout the property even add a touch of Spanish / Balinese architecture too. It’s just a beautiful place. You feel luxurious, calm and comfortable. It’s just right. The accommodations are spacious and are attached villa style, the interiors are bright and airy with high ceilings, excellent finishings and enhanced with seaside costal furniture & decor. Our Lucayan Villa was impressive with a double height foyer. It included three bedrooms - two on the ground floor and the third on the second. The living spaces (family room + desk + dining + expansive kitchen) are on the second floor, a smart design move as it allows guests to enjoy the views and immense natural light - while lounging within the larger spaces of the villa. I could spend hours relaxing in the living spaces. We ate at 2/3 of the hotels restaurants - 23° North Beach Club - a fine dining grill house experience and Palapa Restaurant, Grand Isle’ Poolside F&B venue. Both were excellent options, I enjoyed the Calamari & Jerk Chicken Cobb Salad at Palapa. At 23° North Beach Club I tried just about everything on the menu! The mains are composed of land and sea options; what I loved most was you had options on how it was prepared and then you could choose from endless sauces to crank up the flavor! 23° North Beach Club‘ ambiance is so charming, it’s perfect for families and romantic experiences too. Kim or server was FANTASTIC! Knowledgeable, pleasant, prompt and on top of things from start to finish. Great service always enhances Food & Beverage experiences, and she did just that! Ok let’s talk about the beach. I’ve travelled the world over, but there’s nothing like Exuma blues, the water has a halo affect, glowing throughout the day and particularly at sunrise and sunset. There is very little seaweed within Emerald Bay so the blue goes on uninterrupted for miles and miles. It is nature at its very best. Be sure to visit the beach throughout the day because it changes and every time you see it, it’s mesmerizing . Overall a 10/10 experience - great food, ambiance, service, architecture, landscapes and so much more. I’m ready to return! Thank you to Dean Spychalla (GM of Grand Isle Resort & Residences) and team for making our stay one for the books! To anyone thinking of staying, BOOK NOW and thank me and yourself later.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Larry R wrote a review May 8
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My family and I spent a wonderful weekend at Grand Isle in Exuma. We found the service at the Resort to be exceptional, starting with check in, and was maintained throughout the facilities. We visited both restaurants on site, Palapa and 23 North, but our favorite was 23 North; the service was great and the food was excellent. We also enjoyed the spacious, beautiful layout of the 3 bedroom Villa over- looking the beautiful golf course and marina. I highly recommend Grand Isle Resort.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from B P, General Manager at Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings Larry, Your recommendation means the world to us, and we appreciate the endless accolades of your Grand Isle experience. We take great joy in celebrating family at our resort, and we are warmed to read that our ample suites provided the perfect tropical home-base from which to relax and recharge after enjoying full days on the beach. Your added comments regarding your culinary experiences leave us beaming with pride and we look forward to letting our colleagues at 23 North know that their talents left a lasting impression. We trust you have already identified some dishes you hope to explore the next time you join us, perhaps the Rock Shrimp Mac & Cheese or the Block Cut Ahi Tuna, two of our guest favorites. Once more, we appreciate the thoughtful feedback, and we invite you to be in touch if we can assist in planning your return. Warm regards, Dean Spychalla General Manager Dean.spychalla@grandisleresort.com
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Larry Russell Jr. wrote a review May 8
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This is an awesome place!!! A truly one of a kind experience… Our villa was beautiful and spacious with a great view of the ocean and golf course. We were also very impressed with the dining and friendly service. Definitely will be coming back.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from B P, General Manager at Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Responded 1 week ago
Dear lhrjr513, Learning that you plan to join us again is the greatest compliment of all and we thank you for taking the time to let us know that your time at the resort was so wonderfully enjoyed. We trust endless family photos were captured so that the experience can be long treasured by all, and we hope the stellar experience soon has you planning another beachside retreat. Until next time. All the best, Dean Spychalla General Manager Dean.spychalla@grandisleresort.com
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Davin R wrote a review May 8
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Our family visited Grand Isle, a family of 7. We had a beautiful time! The villa was very well decorated and clean throughout. The beds were all very comfortable. It was spacious, private, and the views were beautiful. We really loved having the beach right in our back yard. The restaurant “23 North” was great with excellent service from Kim. The food not only was presented well, but tasted delicious. We will definitely return. It was a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day with the family.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from B P, General Manager at Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Davin, Greetings from your many friends overlooking the blue waters in Exuma. It was a pleasure to serve as your home-away-from-home and we are thrilled to learn that Kim and others from our team left such a lasting impression. We hope you take joy in knowing that this feedback will be celebrated with her, and we must also extend our appreciation for noting the impeccable attention to detail provided by our Grand Isle housekeeping team. On behalf of all of us, we thank you once more and we hope to welcome you each Mother’s Day ahead and perhaps a weekend or two in between. Until next time. Kind regards, Dean Spychalla General Manager Dean.spychalla@grandisleresort.com
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ParisGrandeVoyageuse wrote a review Apr 2022
Paris147 contributions109 helpful votes
My husband and I just enjoyed a tremendous stay we had at the Grand Isle. We just got back from a week in a one bedroom villa (which is very spacious) and could not have been happier with our vacation. The staff just went out of their way to be helpful and they are all so very friendly. What a tremendous attitude of service and joy they exude! We really enjoyed our meals at 23º North and Alvin is just a gem of a bartender. Rodrique and Xanthia were excellent servers and made our time there feel like we were part of the family. The popcorn shrimp and conch fritters were to die for as well as the margaritas! We loved the upscale ambiance and cocktails overlooking the beach and pool. Palapa restaurant overlooking one of the pools was lovely too and my husband was a big fan of the piña coladas and pork sliders. The villa itself was huge, well decorated, and so comfortable. We haven't slept so well in a long time. It was so quiet at night and we loved the oversized bathroom and big living/dining areas and kitchen. It was actually a very livable apartment. I loved all the Occitane amenities -soaps/body wash/shampoo/conditioner and loads of fresh towels. We didn't want to leave at all. The groundskeepers do a fabulous job keeping the place blooming with beautiful flowers and palm trees. The pool areas were so beautiful and there is so much space that we never felt crowded. We even saw sea turtles swimming down at the beach, which was a lot of fun. The resort is located on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. In short, we would love to come back and bring the whole family!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from B P, General Manager at Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear ParisGrandeVoyageuse, We felt the same way in that we did not want you to depart, though we trust this treasured experience will soon inspire you to join us again. Until then, we wish to extend our sincerest of appreciation for the thorough and thoughtful review. As you can likely imagine, we certainly value our many amenities, our picturesque settings, and our ample and spacious rooms. With that in mind, we have long believed that it is really the genuine hospitality provided by our team which makes us stand apart from other Exuma resorts and your kind words regarding your interactions with Xanthia, Rodrique, and Alvin leave us beaming with pride and further support that sentiment. We thank you for celebrating their spirit of hospitality and I’m sure they look forward to one day spoiling you both again. On behalf of your many extended Grand Isle family members, the pleasure was fully ours, and please do be in touch if we can assist in planning your next Exuma retreat. Warm regards, Dean Spychalla General Manager Dean.spychalla@grandisleresort.com
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Kim S wrote a review Apr 2022
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My husband and I went to Grand Isle for vacation and fell in love with some of the folks who work there! A BIG hug to Talia in the gift shop! She is an Angel on earth, and so helpful! Alvin at 23 North…he is a sweetheart, and makes the absolute best homemade mojitos, and Aaron at Palapa is a kind thoughtful person as well! Lucky us for being able to meet these fabulous people!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Apr 5, 2022
Dear kimsU7102GJ, We welcome you both to our extended Grand Isle family and we thank you for taking the time to share your review, while shining a light on those who left such a lasting impression. Talia, Alvin, and Aaron are gems, three of many on our team, and as you discovered, each has a unique ability in personifying hospitality. We look forward your thoughtful review with them and we can assure you in advance that endless smiles will be the result. On behalf of all of us, the pleasure was ours and please know that Alvin will be ready to prepare a fresh mojito upon your return. Until then. Best regards, Dean Spychalla General Manager Dean.spychalla@grandisleresort.com
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Sarah Z wrote a review Mar 2022
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida9 contributions2 helpful votes
Pretty place. Nice condos. Good beach. Wifi is solid. Awesome fitness center. Water is amazing. Golf course nice. Beach toys and gear is great. Food is inedible. Worse than bar food at restaurant called Pallapa. horrible. The beach bar has a grill and that grilled chicken was awesome for lunch. You must eat at 29 degree North restaurant for dinner every night or go off property. We took a cab to CocoPlum restaurant and it was amazing!! Super short taxi ride.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from B P, General Manager at Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Responded Mar 16, 2022
Dear 411sarahz, Greetings to you and yours and thank you for allowing us to host your time in Exuma. From our beaches to our golf course, to our ample accommodations with the fastest of WiFi, we are thrilled to read that we impressed at so many turns. An experience at our resort is meant to be flawless and while we captured your attention as noted above, we are sorry to learn that your dining experiences did not earn the same seal of approval. We apologize if the local ingredients and newly introduced family-friendly menu featured at our poolside restaurant fell short of expectation and we are warmed to read that our other options as well as those nearby, provided a perfect dining experience. On behalf of all of us, the pleasure was fully ours and we do hope the months and years ahead bring us together again. Until then. Warm regards, Dean Spychalla General Manager
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ChrisRocha wrote a review Mar 2022
Rio de Janeiro, RJ227 contributions82 helpful votes
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My friends and I rented a 3 bedroom villa. Extremely comfortable, fully equipped, fantastic space. The resort beach is beautiful, with chairs, towels and service. The restaurant is not so great, very americanized food, but that is the normal on the island. You can rent a boat on onsite marina. I considered this the best thing of the trip ! The Cons: There's practically NO wifi in the villa, so if you come to work part time... DON't We called the manager and although they sent someone, we still went on with no wifi.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Mar 14, 2022
Dear ChrisRocha, We love to celebrate friendship at Grand Isle, and we thank you and yours for allowing us to serve as your beachside abode. It warms us to read that our beaches were so wonderfully enjoyed and that our spacious three-bedroom villa served as a suitable place to call home during your tropical island retreat. When you next join us, we want to ensure you have the chance to enjoy our local cuisine. A couple of suggestions offered at the resort include our conch fritters, our coconut-carrot bisque, our jerk mahi-mahi bowl, and our block cut ahi tuna. Our colleagues have their own favorites to recommend and we invite you to ask their suggestions. With remote-based work more common than ever before, it is not unusual for our guests to extend their stay, combining a trip of both telecommuting from the island and late afternoons on the beach. Quite often we see guests enjoying an early mid-week breakfast, before plugging in from the resort patios. While we do not have the date of your stay, we do wish to share that as of March 1, 2022, each of our villas has been upgraded to a 100 Mbps connection. This infrastructure upgraded was completed with our guests in mind and we hope connectivity to the office is a seamless process the next time you join us. On behalf of all of us, the pleasure was fully ours and we look forward to winning your heart in full the next time we see you. Warm regards, Dean Spychalla General Manager
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Lou S wrote a review Feb 2022
Jensen Beach, Florida11 contributions10 helpful votes
This resort is a family favorite and we just returned from our 3rd visit. We were in a 3 bedroom ocean front unit....and it was perfect for us! The staff is the best...always welcoming, friendly and responsive. The food and service at both restaurants and bars was great and lots of fun. Great addition with the restaurant, bar and pool at 23 North. And, of course, the beach is the very best!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Feb 28, 2022
Dear LouS998, Welcoming you back to Exuma brought us great joy and we appreciate your continued loyalty to our resort. On behalf of your many Grand Isle friends, it warms us to read that we impressed at every turn. From our culinary treasures to our beaches, and of course the warm welcome received by our team, it is our goal to provide every guest with a treasured resort experience. With several visits now on the books, you likely have a favorite villa, and we invite you to be in touch if we can assist in planning your next island retreat. All the best, Dean Spychalla General Manager
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Shannon G wrote a review Jan 2022
Savannah, Georgia25 contributions3 helpful votes
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Top notch beautiful facility. Very family friendly, accommodation are beautiful and well equipped. Associates were attentive and supportive of all needs. While the Resort was busy it never felt over crowded. The beach is stunning as well as the pools. We can’t wait to visit again! Thank you GIR!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Jan 5, 2022
Dear ShannonG667, We feel the same way in that we look forward to you settling in for another Grand Isle retreat. We thank you for letting others know of your exceptional visit and we especially appreciate the thoughtful feedback regarding our best-in-class team. On behalf of all of us, the pleasure was fully ours and with dreams of another visit already in mind, we invite you to be in touch if we can assist in planning your next Exuma retreat. All the best, Dean Spychalla General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$554 - $1,240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
grand isle hotel great exuma, grand isle resort and spa
LOCATION
CaribbeanBahamasOut IslandsGreat ExumaGeorge Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
78
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Isle Resort & Residences?
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 & Residences?
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 & Residences?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Isle Resort & Residences?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Isle Resort & Residences?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Isle Resort & Residences?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cocoplum Bistro, Lighthouse Cafe and Ice Cream Parlour, and Big D's Conch Spot.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Isle Resort & Residences?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Grand Isle Resort & Residences have airport transportation?
Yes, Grand Isle Resort & Residences offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Isle Resort & Residences?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Grand Isle Resort & Residences have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Grand Isle Resort & Residences accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.