Sandals Emerald Bay: Resort of the Month

Posted on Thu , Jul 11, 2013

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Sandals Emerald Bay is one of the newest, most exclusive and chic resorts in the Caribbean. This resort is located on an out island of the Bahamas called Great Exuma. 

Sandals Emerald BayThe Exumas are considered to be the French Riviera of the Caribbean; their calm aquamarine bays and beautiful beaches rest just 130 miles southeast of Nassau, Bahamas. A mere 40 minutes by plane from South Florida, the 365 tiny islets and cays that comprise The Exumas feel as though they are a million miles away from anywhere. Deep within the pristine Bahamian Out Islands, their waters are revered the world over for their diving, fishing and yachting. 

Upon arrival at Georgetown International Airport, after exiting Customs and Immigration, just look for the Sandals Welcome Host. Your complimentary transfer to and from the resort is arranged by Sandals, so climb aboard your air-conditioned bus and enjoy a brief 10-minute ride to Sandals Emerald Bay. Once you arrive at the resort, you'll be greeted like all Sandals guests, with a glass of champagne, a cold towel and a warm smile.

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Deep within the idyllic waters of the Exumas, Sandals Emerald Bay brings unprecedented luxury to the easy-going rhythms of the Bahamian Out Islands. Here, civilized pleasure coexists with exotic adventures amidst 500 tropical acres along a pristine, mile-long beach, which ensures you will feel as if you are the only ones there. Service reigns supreme, and Bahamian-style architecture of elegant villas and suites harmonize with nature. This resort boasts three impressive pools including a half-acre, zero-entry pool with dramatic fire pit in the middle. You may play championship golf on a Greg Norman-designed course, voted one of the Caribbean's Best by Travel & Leisure Golf or relax in the first-ever 16,000 sq. ft. Red Lane Dermalogica concept spa.

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Resort Highlights:

  • Resort sits on one mile of the Exumas best powdery white sand beaches with a panoramic view
  • Room Service in all room categories
  • 245 choices of luxurious accommodations in 26 categories
  • Butler Service in 33 Seaside Villas and 36 One-Bedroom Suites
  • 7 Restaurants plus Room Service and 6 Bars at this resort
  • 150 slip deep water marina
  • Freshly baked fruit-flavored bread from our Authentic Island-Style Stone Oven right on the resort
  • Greg Norman designed 7001 yard, par 72 Championship golf course with 6 signature Oceanside holes
  • Three fresh water pools including the Caribbean’s largest zero entry pool with a central fire pit
  • Magnificent Red Lane Spa facility encompassing 16,000 sq. ft. with 16 relaxing treatment rooms
  • State of the art fitness center
  • Over 13,000 sq. ft. of covered banqueting and convention facilities.

Room Features:

Down duvets and pillows; personal pillow menu; flat screen televisions with cable connections; DVD players on request; electronic in-room safe; hairdryer; emergency overnight toiletry kit; lighted make-up/shaving mirror; luggage rack; individual temperature control; robes; iron and ironing board; smoke and heat detectors; night lights; two line speaker phones with data port and I-home deck with an alarm clock. All suites include double marble vanity sinks, glass enclosed shower and a deep soaking tub.

Sandals Exclusive Personal Butler Service:

Your wish is our command. With the uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers, you will be pampered throughout your stay in extraordinary ways. From unpacking and packing your luggage, attending to your wardrobe, serving a glorious breakfast on your terrace, and many more surprises, a Sandals Suite complete with your own personal butler, is the ultimate indulgence. More on Personal Butler Service here.

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Emerald Reef Golf Club

“Built along a headland on the eastern shores of Great Exuma, the Emerald Reef course is the Caribbean's answer to Pebble Beach in California. In fact – and whisper it quietly – with six signature holes that hug the ocean, for sheer aesthetic appeal, this Bahamian course might even surpass it."

Charles Starmer-Smith
Travel News Editor Telegraph Travel

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Off-Resort Adventures

Fishing on the Exuma flats for huge bonefish... Cruising in and out of 150 islands and cays... Feeding wild iguanas and swimming pigs... Kayaking through a maze of mangroves in the Moriah Marine Park... Swimming with friendly sharks... There a something for everyone in and around Great Exuma, Bahamas

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More on this Destination

Visa & Passport Requirements
All travelers will require a valid passport. Please check for any other necessary visa or documentation requirements.

Average Temperatures
Caribbean temperatures are warm year-round. Daytime average: 82°F, 28°C. Nighttime average: 72°F, 22°C.

Dress Code
Resort casual by day, resort elegant by night. So while the sun is up, your shorts, tank tops, swim suits, short-sleeved shirts, sundresses and light slacks are the perfect attire. As the sun sets and you set out to enjoy the evening, proper attire is required (although elegant dress shorts are permitted in some restaurants).

Safe Deposit Boxes
Safe deposit boxes are included in every room. Guests with jewelry and/or cash are advised to store all valuables in safe deposit boxes as Sandals cannot be held responsible

WI-FI Coverage and Internet Access
Most public areas of this hotel, and all of the rooms, have Wi-Fi coverage for your convenience. Instant access to the Internet may be obtained by simply connecting to the network, and wi-fi is included with every room at this resort.

Scuba Diving
Top-of-the-line equipment for scuba diving is included for certified divers; however, you're welcome to bring your own. You must remember your diver certification cards to enjoy full diving privileges. If you have any contra-indications to diving you must have a doctor complete and sign the physician section on the medical questionnaire form before you will be allowed to dive at any of our resorts.

Tips and Gratuities
Tips and gratuities are strictly prohibited for all staff except personal Butlers & Spa Therapists. In the event you wish to tip your Butler or Spa Therapist, it will be greatly appreciated but under no circumstance will a tip be required or solicited.

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