The best resort in Great Exuma, Bahamas
Travel has changed.
More and more, travelers don’t just want to stay in a destination – they want to live there, if only for a few days.
They want to understand the destination in an authentic way.
This has steered travelers towards a different kind of luxury.
Since the pandemic, the trend towards so-called “residential resorts” has only grown stronger as more travelers demand the independence and security of residential life at their Caribbean resorts.
It means being able to cook dinner one evening; have space for several generations; to have the seclusion of a residence with the quality and amenities of a traditional resort.
And that’s exactly what you get at Grand Isle, the Great Exuma residential complex, the best place to stay on the island.
The resort, located on Emerald Bay, offers a mix of 78 villas, ranging from one to four bedrooms.
All are wonderfully appointed: think of Sub Zero refrigerators, whirlpools; Wi-Fi and overwhelming tropical vibe.
And although this is a residential community, the amenities are expansive: that means a pair of pools, including the spectacular 30,000-square-foot 23 ° North Beach Club, located right on the sand.
It’s with the excellent Palapa restaurant by the pool, with an international menu emphasizing fresh Bahamian catches.
And then there is the Seastar Spa, which houses Elemis brand treatments and even “mini mani” and pedicure treatments for the youngest.
The party piece, however, is the Greg Norman-designed Emerald Reef, run by shared with the adjacent Sandals Emerald Bay all-inclusive resort.
It is the rear, which surrounds the villas of Grand Isle, that is the star, a remarkable stretch of blustery cliff-side golf course with spectacular ocean views.
Of course, Grand Isle is also a starting point, a starting point to discover the wonders of Great Exuma, whether you are fishing in White Bay off the southwest coast of the island or finding hidden beaches like Coco Plum. and Jolly Hall.
It all adds up to a rather special place to stay, one that marries the amenities of a traditional resort with the comforts of your temporary Bahamian home.
To learn more, visit Grand Isle. And see more in the latest CJ video at the top of the page.