Welcome to Grand Isle Resort & Spa

Grand Isle Resort & Spa - Great Exuma, Bahamas

Grand Isle Resort & Spa sits on a mile-long stretch of ivory beach and sparkling clear waters of Emerald Bay on the island of Great Exuma in the Bahamas. Recipient of the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award, this sun-kissed tropical paradise has a family friendly, low-key attitude that immediately sets visitors at ease. Just a few of the reasons its been awarded TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Award and its Certificate of Excellence.

This relaxing resort puts Great Exuma's unrivaled recreation – including sport fishing, diving, snorkeling and golf – within easy reach. Located just a one-hour flight from Miami or 40-minute flight from Nassau, guests immerse themselves in the "Real Bahamas" on an island renowned for its natural beauty and friendly, laid-back style. Featuring 78 spacious, exquisitely furnished villas of one- to four-bedrooms, Grand Isle Resort & Spa's authentic Bahamian style merges seamlessly with settings and experiences that earn praise from the readers of Travel + Leisure, who named Palapa Grill one of the "Best Romantic Restaurants in the Bahamas" and SeaStar Spa among the "Top Spas in the Bahamas." From soothing spa services to sublime cuisine, relaxing days by an elegant infinity-edge pool to work-outs in a well-equipped fitness center, the Grand Isle experience is anchored by staff whose highest priority is your complete satisfaction.

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Experience the real Bahamas. Imagine that.

A luxury resort in Exuma

Grand Isle Resort & Spa is one of the finest resorts in the Bahamas and is comprised of 78 spacious villas. Situated on the ivory crescent beach of Emerald Bay, the villas are ideally suited for families, romantic getaways, celebrations, or simply enjoying the Exuma lifestyle and being totally immersed in nature.

From the architecture and interior design to a host of modern conveniences and thoughtful touches, all of the one- to four-bedroom villas at Grand Isle offer luxury and quality with all the comforts of home.

Trip Advisor has acknowledged Grand Isle Resort & Spa consistently over the last few years with a number of Awards and they are the recipient of the coveted AAA - Four Diamond Award.


Stunning views abound from each of our villas, and are complemented by our professional staff and superior resort amenities including:

  • Free Form Infinity-Edge Pool, Surrounded by an Expansive Sundeck Patio
  • Beautiful Crescent-Shaped White Sand Beach
  • Access to the Emerald Bay golf course, designed by the legendary Greg Norman
  • Poolside and Beachfront Bar and Restaurant Service
  • Access to SeaStar Spa
  • Complimentary Access to the Fitness Center


  • Exquisite Interior Design and Plush Furnishings
  • En-Suite Private Marble Baths in each Bedroom
  • Fully Appointed Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Countertops
  • Flat-screen Televisions in Great Room and Bedroom
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker with Complimentary Coffee
  • Full-Size Washer & Dryer
  • Sub-Zero Refrigerator
  • Oven & Stovetop
  • Dishwasher


  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Concierge Service
  • Pack ‘n’ Plays and High Chairs for guests with small children (subject to availability)
  • Nanny Service (available for a fee)


A four-person golf cart is available for rent with each luxury villa.  It's a fun and easy way to travel to The Palapa Grill, pool, fitness center, and SeaStar Spa. 


To get advice on local activities and excursions, to make golf or dinner reservations, our friendly Concierge is available daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST) to ensure your stay at Grand Isle exceeds your expectations.

Contact our Concierge to address all of your vacation needs pre- and post-arrival at the resort, including (but not limited to):

  • Dinner Reservations
  • Recommendations & Reservations for Excursions
  • Requests for Special Events (Such as Bonfires & In-Villa Dining)
  • Information on Activities & Local Entertainment

Step Into Paradise at Grand Isle Resort & Spa

Why Exuma?

The real Bahamas.  Imagine that.

Great Exuma and its Cays are the most exotic of the Bahamas Out Islands, like a collection of precious gems, the islands are set in a sea of Technicolor blues bordered by ivory beaches. 

Gentle winds help maintain a balmy and warm tropical climate year round, making Exuma an ideal vacation spot for any season. Summer temperatures range between 80-90 degrees, and winters in Exuma are mild with temperatures rarely dropping below 78 degrees.    

Great Exuma has always been the best kept secret of savvy tropical vacationers. Ideally located on Emerald Bay, Grand Isle Resort & Spa is your gateway to exploring this island paradise.

Area Activities

Great Exuma is all about life on and in the water. It's the stunning beauty of the Exuma Cays and the amazing creatures that call it home. From snorkeling and diving among vibrant coral reefs to championship golf with ocean views and world-class fishing, you'll have endless opportunities to explore Great Exuma's unrivaled natural surroundings and local culture.

  • Fish the Deep
  • Explore Great Exuma by Boat
  • Snorkel an Underwater World
  • Dive in for a  Closer Look
  • Swim with Sharks
  • Feed Stingrays
  • Swim with Pigs!


Located adjacent to Grand Isle Resort & Spa, guests can tee off at the 18-hole championship golf course designed by golf legend Greg Norman. A Par-72 at approximately 7,200 yards long, this award-winning course features a series of dramatic fairways with stunning ocean views, as well as seaside dunes and a spectacular finish on a rocky peninsula overlooking the jewel-toned waters of Great Exuma. Perfect your swing on six signature holes that hug the edge of Emerald Bay.


Our intimate SeaStar Spa imports the finest ingredients the ocean has to offer for your skin and body allowing you to indulge, relax and rejuvenate.  By following a philosophy of Thalasso-therapy of “seawater therapy,” the Spa recreates the art of marine healing in order to restore balance through innovative skin and body care treatments.  Elemis spa therapies work in natural synergy with the skin, mind and body to create long-term results for those seeking solutions to overall well-being.

Spa treatments are available seven days a week between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Advanced reservations for appointments are highly recommended. After-hour treatments can be requested, however, arrangements must be made ahead of time.  If you wish to enjoy a full menu of SeaStar Spa services in the privacy of your villa, this may be arranged and is subject to an additional service charge.

Romantic Weddings & Honeymoons

Grand Isle Resort & Spa offers customized wedding packages ideal for couples looking for an intimate exclusive beach destination. The powdery white sand makes this the perfect shoeless destination.  If you envision a magical blue seascape as your backdrop for reciting your vows – this is your heaven.  

Let your celebration begin!

In addition to creating your dream wedding, our wedding experts can help create events leading up to the wedding, and assist with planning the overall celebration.  By day, you might wish to arrange for a private dining reception overlooking the pool and beach.  If your celebration begins at night, start with cocktails around the bonfire and dance the night away - a memorable experience that will last a lifetime.

For your much awaited honeymoon, you can create a tailored tropical escape full of adventure and discovery from daily excursions to pampering spa packages. Choose from 3 to 5 night special offers or customize your stay.  (Packages start from $1,929)


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