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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Tripadvisor rating 1208 Reviews
an island in the middle of a body of water

Hotel highlights

  • Family friendly\
  • all-villa resort
  • Attentive\
  • welcoming staff
  • Wide range of activities available
  • SeaStar Spa on-site

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

For Families

  • Kid's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Grand Isle Resort & Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. 15 minutes from Exuma International Airport
  • Beachfront setting on Great Exuma Island
  • Reached by air taxi from Nassau to Exuma
1208 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 915
  • Very Good 196
  • Average 60
  • Poor 20
  • Terrible 17

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Feb 14, 2020

Good not great ...

Clearly a lack of management at this hotel. Whilst beautiful location, great food, service is poor. Lack of anything to do - felt more like a time share than a hotel and so many things were wrong - cold showers, broken chairs, things put on our bill which did not belong to us. We asked several times for these to be removed ! Not worth the money go to sandals next door !
Feb 13, 2020

Amazing setting on a perfect beach

Vancouver, Canada

What a great location for a resort , unreal views and beach New pool is beautiful and clean set on an amazing beach Room was gorgeous with full kitchen and laundry to our surprise basically a huge well maintained condo on a beachfront couldn't ask for more special setting Now to the resort Palapas restaraunt is the main pool restarunt menu is average with few selections nothing special the staff seem annoyed with any kind of special request or modification for the most part but food was good and reasonably priced , one morning at 10:50am we were denied breakfast as it ends at 11am most 5 star hotels it wouldnt be a issue for guests to get a couple eggs 10 mins before closing There was a small grill by the beach that made jerk bbq everyday this was the best thing there and the staff was so happy to help specially roy and Sophia and mikey they were great to us daily The main restaraunt 23 degrees was good food average service nothing amazing but great new and modern space Beach service is non exsitint so dont depend on anything down there really jus walk up to sophia and tell her what you need she will help you out Overall beautiful hotel the setting and beach and rooms make up for the service the bell boys were great also and very helpful
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Grand Isle Resort & Spa


a sandy beach next to the ocean


Crescent-shaped white sand beach with towel service.

Fitness Center

Fitness Centre

a large body of water


SeaStar Spa

Offering a range of treatments designed to restore the soul, using Thalasso-Therapy. For younger gueststhe SeaStar Spa has amini treatment menu, including a mini-mani and ice-cream!

a house with a pool in front of a building

Swimming Pool

Free-form, inifinity edged pool and heated whirlpool, surrounded by an expansive sundeck


All guests can enjoy the use of six nearby tennis courts.

a group of people sitting at a beach


The resort offers a number of non-motorised watersports and diving. There are also sailing and fishing excursions available.

Grand Isle Resort & Spa

Food & Drink

The Palapa Grill

Overlooking the pool and Emerald Bay, this outdoor restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. With an emphasis on local fish such as conch, grouper, snapper and crab on the menu, there is also weekly themed nights twice a week, including Bahamian Dinner night and Island BBQ & Junkanoo Bonfire on the Beach. Restrictions: Dinner reservations are required.

Board Basis Options

Room Only
Bed & Breakfast
Grand Isle Resort & Spa

Family Friendly Facilities

Hummingbird Hut

The Hummingbird Hut team keep children aged between five and twelve entertained with the ultimate collection of complimentary Grand Isle experiences. Every day between 10am and 3pm children will head to the beach or pool for activities such as treasure hunts, kayaking and more.