Grand Isle Resort & Spa

Authentic, exotic and sublime

Immerse yourself in authentic Bahamas at the Grand Isle Resort, set on the ivory sands of Emerald Bay overlooking the brilliant turquoise Exuma waters.  Welcoming couples and families alike with a low-key and relaxed atmosphere, this exotic paradise immediately sets you at ease, whilst the tropical grounds blend seamlessly into the surrounding tropical landscape.

The resort offers a wide range of activities both on and off-site, you can skim across the crystal sea with the complimentary kayaks and paddleboards or feed the local stingrays. Alternatively keep your feet on dry land with a treasure hunt or beach bonfire. Take it down a gear and stretch out next to the resort’s infinity pool with a signature cocktail before restoring the body and mind in the SeaStar Spa with one of the many treatments on offer.

The Grand Isle Resort is a sun-kissed tropical haven, surrounded by natural beauty with friendly and attentive staff. Soak up the magnificent views, sip on a cocktail and savour the memories that will last a lifetime. 

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Hotel highlights

  • Family friendly\
  • all-villa resort

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 78 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Barefoot style
  • Private villas

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Room Only

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Grand Isle Resort & Spa

  • Beach
1176 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 893
  • Very Good 192
  • Average 56
  • Poor 18
  • Terrible 17

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Sep 20, 2019

Amaizing trip right before Christmas 2017

Tampa, Florida

this was a family trip & celebration for my husbands birthday and i just cant say enough about everyone in this resort as well as the island. it was truly magical. no negatives what so ever. We stayed for a week right before Christmas December 15, 2017. the resort itself is very pretty we had a 3 bedroom and rented the golf cart. (will post pictures soon) everything from arrival to the last day was great. the staff at the front/restaurant/ the guys at the beach were all fantastic. we rented a jeep and did the island on our own as well as booking an excursion which was also fantastic. we had a suprise dinner w/ cake for my husbands birthday and the staff was just wonderful getting it all together for us. there isnt anything bad that i can say about this place except that we had to leave and come back home. we are planning to return to this little piece of paradise soon :) if i could add more stars i would.
Sep 18, 2019

Incredible place and views enjoyed w friends

Miami Lakes, Florida

We just came back from grand isle resort. We spend 3 nights in a two bedroom villa with ocean and golf course view. It was Absolutely worth it. It was super clean, beautifully decorated and the kitchen had all the appliances need it. The only thing missing was a cooler to take drinks to our tours. I made the person on the reception desk aware. it was the only thing I would improve about the place. The family pool had a great view right by the restaurant. The beach was beautiful calm and clear . The 23 North restaurant at the hotel was very good. Seems to be a very popular place. We had the lobster and also the seafood linguine with a conch fritter appetizer which was super delicious. The lemon drop martini was incredible. The adult pool by the restaurant was gorgeous. We had to take some modeling pictures lol in the area, specially at night with the different color lights of the water. Everyone was super nice. I would definitely recommend this place to families or adult getaways. There’s no need to rent a golf cart to get around everything is in close proximity in the resort. We took an all day tour with coastline adventures which was absolutely incredible and worth the price. Make sure to ask for Barry ( the twin) at coastline. he was super nice and very helpful with other activities in the island. Can’t wait to go back. Make sure to visit the Tropic of Cancer beach, The best in the island. you can eat at Santana Or tropical breeze they’re both nearby they are 5 minutes from Tropic of Cancer beach. Also make sure to visit fish fry I believe it’s good on Fridays. Shirley is supposed to be very popular but is now closed until October. We ate at grill Rusty crab at the fish fry place. They is also Chat N Chill for lunch. You get there on the water taxi that cost $15. Which again is absolutely gorgeous and clear and calm. There’s also a restaurant in that island St Francis which we did not get to visit but I heard it’s absolutely delicious. Make sure to visit the turtles. They hang out between two peers on hooper beach. you can see and swim with them and the beach was absolutely gorgeous. It is hard to find, so make sure you ask a local on how to get there. the public entrance to that beach is by a two-story blue house, I posted a picture of it. there is a light pole right in front that says public beach access but you can barely see it. the places in the islands were very saved it was just 3 of us (three girls) and we went everywhere. Make sure to rent a car it is definitely worth it. Make sure to take a cooler to your activities and Floating devices to hang out on the water. There’s a straw market that is right by the water taxi area if you want to buy some souvenirs. They’re closed on Sundays. There is a restaurant right across the airport where you can always have breakfast or lunch while waiting for your flight back. Make sure to check in and once you check in you can go across the street to the restaurant the food was great. We had and omelette and Johnie bread delicious. There’s also two little stores at the airport if you did not get to buy souvenirs. I hope this helps.
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