Sandals Emerald Bay

Queen's Highway, Emerald Bay | GREAT EXUMA EX29142  [SEE MAP]GREAT EXUMA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

All-inclusive resort with a golf course, a spa and a marina, among other amenities
Recent visitors desired more standout meals at property's restaurants

Sandals Emerald Bay offers a luxurious, secluded setting on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas. Although its location may be somewhat remote, this adults-only property offers plenty of activities to keep you entertained. In addition to featuring a Greg Norman-designed, 18-hole golf course, the resort boasts three pools, a 150-slip marina, two whirlpools and a Red Lane Spa. Plus, visitors can enjoy unlimited land and water sports, such as scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, beach volleyball and tennis. After a long day in the sun, bed down in one of Sandals' spacious ocean view rooms or suites, which are decorated with British colonial-style furnishings and come equipped with furnished balconies or patios, minibars, bathtubs and free Wi-Fi access. The property also houses 11 restaurants and six bars. Past guests appreciated the unlimited meals and drinks included in their room rates, though some said the dishes served on-site were of average quality.

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Location
GREAT EXUMA
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 249 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Couples

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

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The former luxurious Four Seasons is now the even more luxurious Sandals Emerald Bay, an all-inclusive resort of pink and aqua buildings facing a 1-mile-long stretch of powdery white sand.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 4652 have reviewed the Sandals Emerald Bay, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4652 reviews 4.5 (based on 4652 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Sandals Emerald Bay offers Club Level, Butler Level accommodations, as well as Love Nest Suites for extra privacy. Club Level rooms feature mahogany furnishings, stone floors and plantation shutters. All accommodations offer sitting areas, private balconies or patios, flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and stocked minibars. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and walk-in showers.
  • All-inclusive rates cover in-room Wi-Fi access and concierge services

Standard room sizeNone square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated on 500 tropical acres along a mile-long stretch of white sand beach, the all-inclusive, adults-only Sandals Emerald Bay is removed from other properties on Great Exuma Island, making it ideal for honeymooners or couples seeking a romantic getaway. The relaxed, upscale resort sits within walking distance of a couple of restaurants and shops.
  • Room rates include airport transfers
  • Complimentary parking
  • Located about 5 miles northwest of Exuma International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

This all-inclusive resort offers 11 dining venues and six bars. For upscale meals, guests can dine at Tuscan-inspired Il Cielo, French-influenced La Parisienne and Mediterranean-themed Bahama Bay. Barefoot By The Sea serves local seafood for lunch and dinner, and the Drunken Duck offers traditional British pub fare. Casual options include Dino’s Pizzeria Italiana and Café de Paris.
  • Optional candlelight dinners for two can be arranged for a fee
  • Exclusive Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines available at all on-site restaurants

Number of restaurants11

Cuisine TypesAsian, Italian, French, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The resort offers three pools: the Quiet Pool, the Reflection Pool and a zero-entry main pool with a swim-up bar and a fire pit. There are also two whirlpools and a mile-long beach. Room rates cover use of water sports equipment like scuba diving tanks, snorkeling gear, aquatrikes, kayaks and paddle boards.
  • Private cabanas available for an additional fee
  • On-site marina with 150 slips
  • Swimming with pigs excursions can be arranged (charges apply)
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

At the resort's Red Lane Spa, travelers will find European rituals infused with Caribbean influences. The full-service spa offers a range of services, such as massages, facials and body treatments that incorporate local ingredients. Other amenities include relaxation areas set within private gardens and a beauty salon with hair and nail services.
  • Spa has 17 treatment rooms
  • Steam room and plunge pools

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Fitness

The resort's fitness center is equipped with cardio machines and strength-training equipment. A variety of aqua-fit and aerobics classes are available, and activities like tennis, beach volleyball, kayaking and paddle boarding are covered by all room rates.
  • Yoga-Pilates studio located inside the Red Lane Spa
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (free)
  • Motor boats (with fee)

Business

Sandals Emerald Bay offers an on-site conference center for business meetings and events. There are multiple venues available, including the Triton Boardroom, the Nautilus Ballroom and several smaller meeting rooms. The property's event spaces are equipped with flat-screen TVs and audiovisual equipment.

    Number of meeting rooms6

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Golf

    Designed by Greg Norman, the par-72 Sandals Emerald Reef Golf course offers 18 holes that overlook seaside dunes, mangroves and the rocky coastline. PGA golf lessons, a practice bunker and a range with chipping and putting greens are also available.
    • Green fees for two or more rounds are waived for all guests staying at least three nights
    • Golf Shop
    • Club lounge with food and beverage service
    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop

    Wedding

    Sandals Emerald Bay offers all-inclusive weddings, and the resort's WeddingMoons packages combine the wedding ceremony with the honeymoon. From intimate beach ceremonies to larger group celebrations or vow renewals, the resort offers all kinds of options to suit couples' needs.
    • Full-service wedding planners
    • Indoor and outdoor venues, including a large ballroom
    • Celebration packages cover spa services and 30-minute receptions
    • Wedding website and registry
    • Nautilus Ballroom can accommodate up to 500 people for a reception

    Maximum wedding guest capacity500

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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