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Queens Highway, George Town Great Exuma
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#2 of 7 hotels in George Town
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.6
Value
4.5
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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)
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
Snorkeling
Fishing
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
Room service
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Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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DKovacevic wrote a review Sep 18
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania14 contributions3 helpful votes
This is an absolutely beautiful resort in a breathtaking setting. The villas are gorgeous and well equipped (washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker/coffee, full kitchen, etc etc!), comfortable, and the grounds are beautifully maintained. We visited during the last week of August, which was a slow week, so a few things were closed, but it felt like we had the place to ourselves, which was amazing. If you’re looking for a place with a lot of activities and things to do for younger children, this may not be the best place for you; I visited with my 11 year old daughter and we absolutely loved the quiet and relaxation. We rented a car for a couple of days to drive around the island and to Little Exuma, which was a great experience. Highly recommend Coco Plum beach, which is gorgeous and only about a 15 minute drive away. We also did a half day excursion with Exuma Water Sports and visited the swimming pigs, iguanas, and a blue hole - also a great experience. On top of the absolutely gorgeous location and accommodations, I can’t say enough about how helpful, friendly and wonderful the staff were at the Grand Isle. Concierges Marjorie and Sherry in particular took such wonderful care of us prior to our arrival and during our stay. It was a beautiful vacation and I would highly recommend to anyone!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jana T wrote a review Aug 2022
Washington, DC14 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
My family stayed here in August 2022 and we loved every minute. The resort has everything plus nicely appointed units with a full kitchen and laundry. It's located on a quiet bay with water sports and snorkeling. I highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from B P, General Manager at Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear 626janat, As you likely discovered, our residential style accommodations are ideal for those who wish to plan a two- or three-week beachfront retreat in the Caribbean, and with the hybrid and work-remote shifts still in place for many, what could be better than attending that morning conference call with the Atlantic ocean just steps away. Shorter stays and long weekends are also an option and no matter the duration, we take great joy in creating experiences just like those enjoyed by your family. We thank you for spreading the word about your treasured experience. On behalf of your many Grand Isle friends, the pleasure was fully ours and we trust you are looking forward to your return just as much as we are. Warm regards, Dean Spychalla General Manager Dean.spychalla@grandisleresort.com
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Aaron L wrote a review Aug 2022
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We just returned from our trip staying at Grand Isle Resort Grand Exuma. , wow is all I have to say. It’s a stunning property that sits on an amazing beautiful beach called Emerald Bay. The staff was so accommodating, kind, and went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. The operations manager Adam also goes out of his way to make sure all of the guests are happy and enjoying themselves. I can’t say enough great things about this place. We had a one bedroom Oceanview villa that was just spectacularly decorated, spacious, and you just couldn’t beat the view. Food was excellent. It’s just a special place that I encourage everyone to visit. Below is a few of the stunning beach this property sits on. Highly recommend it
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from B P, General Manager at Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Responded Aug 15, 2022
Dear aaronlM3052IC, Greetings from your many friends overlooking Emerald Bay and thank you for spending some time with us during your recent island retreat. Your review is as brilliant as the sunsets that spoil our guests, and we appreciate you taking the time to share. As you discovered, Adam and the rest of our Grand Isle team members have a unique way of personifying hospitality, and we are elated to learn that they made you feel so at home. Your added comments regarding the talents of our culinary team will be celebrated in the kitchen and if you did not sample the Rock Shrimp Mac & Cheese or our Conch Fritters, we invite you to do so the next time we see you. Once more, your recommendation means the world to us, and we invite you to join us again just as soon as you can. All the best, Dean Spychalla General Manager Dean.spychalla@grandisleresort.com
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Shelana H wrote a review Jul 2022
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Kevica and Shelly were both wonderful…sure we have experienced a spa experience but when u add Kevica and Shelly it rises to an entire different level. They get a 5 star rating. They r so warm, welcoming and hospitable. They r well groom and in order as far as appearance. You can tell their love language is acts of service because they really embrace what they do. They made my daughters feel like queens on a royal pedestal. Thank u!!! Excellent work Ladies!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from B P, General Manager at Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Responded Aug 4, 2022
Dear shelanah2022, We applaud you for spoiling yourselves with a treatment at Seastar Spa and we thank you for letting us know that the afternoon was well enjoyed. Kevica and Shelly are two of our many gems and both Spa attendants were beaming with pride when we celebrated your review with them earlier today. On behalf of your many friends at the resort, the pleasure was fully ours and we hope Exuma is a destination you will visit time and again for many years to come. If we can offer our assistance in planning your next beachside escape, we invite you to be in touch. Warm regards, Dean Spychalla General Manager Dean.spychalla@grandisleresort.com
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Ralf Roedelheim wrote a review Jul 2022
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Wonderful place. Can't wait to come back. Our 2-bedroom villa was beautiful with plenty of amenities and the view was stunning. Kids loved driving the golf cart that comes with each villa. We rented a car to explore the island but one could easily spend the entire vacation here.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from B P, General Manager at Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Responded Jul 29, 2022
Dear rroedelheim, From our Grand Isle family to yours, we thank you for sharing your review and for joining us during your recent Exuma visit. We are thrilled to learn that our endless luxuries and amenities captivated your senses, and we trust you captured many photos to share with friends and family at home. Once more, we thank you for sharing your rave review and we invite you to be in touch when ready to start planning your next Grand Isle retreat. Until then. All the best, Dean Spychalla General Manager Dean.spychalla@grandisleresort.com
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Sheryl wrote a review Jul 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana16 contributions
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The Grand Isle Resort is truly a beautiful piece of paradise! From exploring the grounds, to relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, or eating at the restaurants, all the way around it is simply a beautiful experience! My kids would also rate the golf carts the best part of their experience :)
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from B P, General Manager at Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Responded Jul 18, 2022
Dear slk_king, Exuma is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions and we thank you and yours for planning your island retreat at Grand Isle Resort. It was a joy to serve as your host and reading your review leaves us smiling from ear to ear. Our culinary team will be thrilled to learn of your feedback. and we can’t help but agree with the kids that a golf cart rental is a “must-do” when settling in along the beach. On behalf of all of us, the pleasure was ours and we trust endless family memories were created for all. All the best, Dean Spychalla General Manager Dean.spychalla@grandisleresort.com
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OneNYqt wrote a review Jul 2022
Atlanta, Georgia15 contributions5 helpful votes
We reserved a 1 bedroom ocean view villa with our 6 yr child. This was our 2nd time at Grand Isle. The last time we visited was 8 years ago. The property is well kept and the villas are nice. I do think since our last visit a few things have gone down a bit and could be done as a suggestion inside the villa. The sofa is a cream color and it should be shampooed or spot cleaned since there were a few dirt spots on it. One of the arm chairs at the dining table came unloose where the screws were when I was moving the chair. The screws were coming out of the wall that holds the hooks for the curtains; therefore, you couldn’t pin the curtain back. These are minor things that need to be updated and I would definitely stay here again in the future as it suited all of our needs. Nice size villa with washer, dryer, kitchen, large bathroom with double sinks. We dined at the Palapa Grill for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on occasion when we didn’t go offsite. Food is good, but I think breakfast is a little limited compared to our 1st visit. There were more items, such as french toast and waffles. The staff at Grand Isle are always great, very helpful and accommodating.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from B P, General Manager at Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Responded Jul 11, 2022
Dear OneNYqt, It was a pleasure to welcome you back to Grand Isle and we thank you for passing along your top marks and your thoughtful feedback. Your kind words regarding the genuine hospitality provided by our team leave us smiling from ear to ear and we appreciate you for noting their efforts. We have long believed that is the warm welcome provided that brings our guests back time and again and your comments further affirm that sentiment. Your added feedback provides us great value and we hope to identify your villa so that these details can be resolved quickly. It may be difficult to do so based on the profile name used within your review, though I would certainly welcome an email at the address provided below as well. Once more, the pleasure was fully ours and we hope ours is a resort you and your family will hold dear to your hearts for many years to come. Until next time. All the best, Dean Spychalla General Manager Dean.spychalla@grandisleresort.com
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Sandi S wrote a review Jul 2022
Cumming, Georgia83 contributions32 helpful votes
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This is our 4th time here and just when we think it can’t get any better, it does. Starting with Kelly at the front…she handles it all. Then you get here and the magnificent Paul is here to greet you! Hit the bar at Palapas and there’s Annette greeting you like family. We stayed in 3 villas…our 3 bedroom was 1011 and it’s magnificent. Immaculate, incredible views and private on the end. The Grand Isle is spectacular. There’s just no other words for it. The beach is pristine, use 23 North’s pool for privacy, the service is top notch. The staff makes you feel like family. It’s why we keep coming back. We’ll be back. Again!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 11, 2022
Dear 207sandis, What a story! We thank you for spreading the word about your recent Grand Isle retreat and we most appreciate your kind words regarding Annette, Kelly, and Paul. Our housekeeping colleagues will be just as thrilled to learn that their efforts added to your experience, and we appreciate you shining a light on our team. With four visits now on the books, we welcome you to our extended Grand Isle family and we trust you are looking forward to your next visit just as much as we are. If we can offer any assistance in planning your return, complete with more time on the beach and a refreshing beverage beside the pool, we invite you to be in touch. Warm regards, Dean Spychalla General Manager Dean.spychalla@grandisleresort.com
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Nicole M wrote a review Jul 2022
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I had the pleasure of coming to this amazing resort for a couple days. We were staying in the marina at emerald bay and wanted to get a spa treatment and relax at the beach. The staff here really cares. They go out of their way to accomdate any request. Even though I wasn’t a guest and was on a day pass I was treated like a guest here. 23 north was wonderful as well as the restaurant at the pool. The spa was terrific and we enjoyed a massage and facial. All I know is I’m counting down the days til I can return, thank you to everyone at Grand Isle.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from B P, General Manager at Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Responded Jul 6, 2022
Greetings, We welcome you to our extended Grand Isle family and we thank you for visiting our Seastar Spa for a relaxing afternoon, followed by a refreshing dining experience at 23 North. Our team was thrilled to learn of your kind words and we hope the next time you visit Exuma, you will choose to make yourself at home with us so that you can fully explore the resort. We support your idea of a count down until your return and we invite you to be in touch if we can assist in planning your return. All the best, Dean Spychalla General Manager Dean.spychalla@grandisleresort.com
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MelissaRP427 wrote a review Jul 2022
Woodstock, Georgia36 contributions4 helpful votes
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The accommodations at Grand Isle Resort are beautiful and spacious. Having a full kitchen has come in handy - we went to the market in George Town and stocked up on breakfast food and snacks. The food at the pool bar/restaurant is very good for “resort food” and dinner at 23 Degrees North was excellent. We had a wonderful trip to the spa - the pedicure with Kevicka was great and the deep tissue massage with Shelly was absolutely wonderful. The pools and beaches are fantastic. It’s very laid back and low key here. Our only complaint would be the beds aren’t as comfortable as we’d have hoped - they’re quite hard. Overall, we’re definitely enjoying our stay and would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from B P, General Manager at Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Responded Jul 5, 2022
Dear Melissa, As you discovered, Grand Isle Resort & Residences was designed for relaxation, and we are thrilled to find that you and yours were able to reset while enjoying your time on the island. We applaud you for taking the time to recharge with some spa treatments and we will be sure to let Kevica and Shelly know that their treatments were well enjoyed. Our culinary team will also be thrilled by your feedback and on behalf of all of us, we hope your recommendation and glowing review means that we can look forward to one day hosting you again. If we can ever assist in making those plans, please do be in touch. Warm regards, Dean Spychalla General Manager Dean.spychalla@grandisleresort.com
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PRICE RANGE
$631 - $763 (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.