Fancy taking a trip to one of the great Exuma resorts in the Bahamas? If you're looking for unspoiled white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and more nature than city, you're on the right track.
There are 5 really excellent resorts we've found that others have really loved and you will too.
But first, we'll just let you all know a bit about the Exumas.
The Exumas are a bit different than some of the more built-up areas of the Bahamas.
The Exuma Cays tend to be the area for the rich and famous to stay and play while Great Exuma and Little Exuma are more relaxed.
The resorts we've listed here are all around Great Exuma.
Located on Emerald Bay on Great Exuma, The Grand Isle Resort is set beautifully on a crescent-shaped pristine beach and is our number one pick for Exuma resorts.
This resort will work very well for both families and couples and is similar to (but a leader in) the accommodation style of much of the Exumas. Here you choose to stay in 1-4 bedroom villas that are full luxury.
The resort also features:
Reviewers really rate this resort highly stating:
For prices and the latest reviews check out The Grand Isle Resort here.
I had the pleasure of visiting Exuma recently, and I was blown away by the crystal-clear turquoise waters, the powdery white sand, and the vibrant marine life. One of the resorts that stood out to me the most was the Grand Isle Resort and Spa.
From the moment I arrived, I felt like I was in a paradise that I never wanted to leave. The staff at the Grand Isle Resort and Spa were incredibly friendly and welcoming, making me feel like a VIP from the get-go. The resort itself was stunning, with luxurious villas that overlooked the ocean and beautifully manicured gardens.
One of the highlights of my stay at Grand Isle was the food. The resort's restaurant, Palapa Grill, served up some of the most delicious seafood I've ever tasted. From succulent lobster tail to perfectly cooked shrimp, every dish was a masterpiece. And the drinks! The bartenders at the resort were true artists, creating tasty and refreshing cocktails that were perfect for sipping by the pool.
But what really set Grand Isle apart from the other resorts in Exuma was the spa. The SeaStar Spa was a true oasis of relaxation, with expert masseuses who knew just how to knead away the stress and tension. The spa treatments were top-notch, and I left feeling like a new person.
Of course, there are plenty of other resorts in Exuma that are worth checking out, depending on your preferences. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, you might want to consider the Hideaways at Palm Bay. This cozy resort has a laid-back vibe and offers comfortable accommodations that won't break the bank.
Video Review: Welcome to Grand Isle Resort Tour in Exuma, Bahamas with Audrey Adair, a travel vlogger who takes us on a tour of the Grand Isle Resort. Audrey and her partner Sam wake up early to catch the stunning sunrise and enjoy a leisurely day of exploring the resort. The video features various scenes of their daily activities, including lounging by the pool, a tour of their one-bedroom Ocean View villa, and enjoying lunch at the resort's restaurant. Audrey also showcases the beautiful beach, which she claims to be the most beautiful beach she has ever seen. The vlog ends with Audrey capturing an action sequence and sharing a story about how Erykah Badu invited Sarah to perform contortion for an hour at a private VIP party. This video offers an in-depth look at the Grand Isle Resort and its amenities while giving a glimpse into the exciting experiences one can have on Exuma Island.
We love Sandals Resorts and Sandals Emerald Bay does not disappoint! It is sophisticated and luxurious with great attention to service. It is definitely one of the best Exuma resorts.
Sandals resorts are ideal for couples and this one features:
Sandals Emerald Bay is surrounded by 500 acres of nature at it's finest and set in it's own little enclave.
There have been over 4000 reviews for this resort, can you believe it?
And the good news?
People love it here. They love the grounds, the staff, formal and casual meals and they note that the excursions aren't too far out.
Fowl Cay Resort is really interesting and definitely different than many resorts. It is set on a 50-acre private island and has 6 unique villas spread across it.
This is also an all inclusive resort of sorts with the following included in the price:
93% of past guests have scored this resort a 5/5! Wow, that's is a real achievement and something that has definitely raised our eyebrows (yours too?).
Lumina Point Resort is located on the remote Stocking Island. This is just off of Great Exuma. It's a beautiful, intimate boutique eco-resort.
This resort has a wonderful "green"ethic and is working hard at being sustainable and eco-friendly.
You can access Lumina Point Resort only by private boat so as you may imagine, this is an unspoiled, non-commercialized, luxury resort spot.
There are just 12 water-front rooms with farm-to-table restaurants: The Beacon and The Lookout.
Activities include the spa (by appointment), yoga, Hobie Cat sailboats, kayaking, paddleboards, snorkeling, and hiking.
If you're looking for something smaller and private, this is definitely a spot to keep high on your list.
St. Francis Resort is on Stocking Island which is a 5 minute ferry ride from the mainland (and Great Exuma).
Here you'll find an amazing 5 mile beach, reefs to snorkel, Hobie Cat sailing, blue holes, underwater caves, wildlife and more.
Rooms overlook the Atlantic and your stay has breakfast and internet included. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.
Reviewers do love this resort saying:
We hope you found the resort you were looking for. The Exuma area is really unique and has so much to offer.
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Today, we're going to take a virtual trip to the Exumas in the Bahamas with Arienne from SeeYouSoonTravel. In this video, Arienne teams up with Air Canada Vacations to explore the stunning beauty of over 365 islands and keys in the Exumas.
She starts off by introducing us to the Grand Isle Resort and Spa, a luxurious four-star hotel located on the crescent beach of Emerald Bay. This resort features spacious villas with breathtaking balcony views, access to the Emerald Bay Golf Course, an infinity pool, and much more.
Arienne also shares her favorite experience in the Exumas: a full-day boat tour with 4Cs Adventure Tour Company. The tour takes visitors to the Thunderball Grotto, where the famous underwater scenes of James Bond's Thunderball movie were filmed. Arienne also swims with the pigs, hangs out with iguanas, visits historic sites like Georgetown, and tastes some delicious local seafood at Santana's Bar and Grill.
Finally, Arienne wraps up her trip with a visit to the Tropic of Cancer Beach, which she claims is the most beautiful beach in the world. Overall, this video is a must-watch for anyone planning to visit the Exumas with Air Canada Vacations. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the virtual journey!
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