Sandals Emerald Bay

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Set along a 1.6-kilometre stretch of a white-sandy beach on the island of Great Exuma, this splendid resort consists of three villages encompassed within a beautiful outdoor area of gardens, swimming pools, bars and sports facilities. In contrast with the pastel exteriors and the light walls of the ...

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Set along a 1.6-kilometre stretch of a white-sandy beach on the island of Great Exuma, this splendid resort consists of three villages encompassed within a beautiful outdoor area of gardens, swimming pools, bars and sports facilities. In contrast with the pastel exteriors and the light walls of the rooms and the common areas, the dark wood furniture create the feeling of luxury and stateliness. Whether they decide to spend the day at the beautiful beach or by one of the four outdoor pools, guests will have sun loungers and parasols provided for their comfort. After a rejuvenating SPA treatment...

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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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A Couple’s December Vacation

Reviewed 4 december, 2021

We had a great time visiting as a couple! The short flight and easy drive from the airport to the resort made it such an easy travel day. We want to shoutout Leroy and Tevin “T” the pool bartenders for being so nice and welcoming. They make the pool even more enjoyable! Another great experience at the pool was Freeman, the water aerobics instructor. Our photographer, Joey with Epix, went above and beyond for us. Highly recommend using him for photos! We didn’t find the food to be as good as the last Sandals resort we stayed at. We loved going on the pig excursion so we recommend that, as well. The travel to the resort was so easy so we know we will be back again soon!


Another Excellent Sandals Stay

Reviewed 4 december, 2021

As with all the Sandals Resorts we’ve visited, the Sandals Emerald Bay staff is excellent, the service very good, the butlers great (ours were Kevin and Samson). The food was very good, although not quite up to the quality we’ve experienced at other Sandals. The beach here is outstanding as is the bay/ocean water and we very much enjoyed the quiet pool. Drinks are top notch. The golf course is awesome as well (make tee times as soon as possible). This resort is showing some age. The bathroom fixtures and some of the furniture is ready for replacement. The resort is about a 15 minute ride, provided by Sandals, from the airport, Exuma International (GGT). The airport is very small and sparsely appointed. We would definitely return to Sandals Emerald Bay.


Great service & location. Food was ok

Reviewed 4 december, 2021

The had a great time at Sandals Emerald Bay. The beach is breathtaking. Shallow, turquoise-blue water that will rival any beach out there. Great service, but the food as above-average at best. It cost a premium to stay at this resort. We loved the variety of cuisines, but we’ve had better food at more reasonable resorts. I’m still wondering why I had to venture out to get lobster!! Exuma is beautiful though. Make sure to do the pig excursion!!


Worst Honeymoon / Fail Pig Island

Reviewed 4 december, 2021

We booked this trip 4 months in advance and we hope it will be the best trip of our lives. I really wanted to go to the island of pigs and we also booked it 4 months in advance. We chose this hotel, because according to what we had investigated, it was the best in the area to do the tour, our trip was 4 days / 3 nights and the hotel was quite expensive. Unfortunately, when we arrived, everything went from bad to worse: 1. Transportation from the airport to the hotel: we saw that all the other clients were in good vans and we took a very old one and not in good condition. 2. We arrived at the hotel and despite having asked for an early checkin, they did not give it to us so we had to wait 3 hours for the room (despite the fact that they bought our plane tickets themselves). 3. While we were waiting, we went to have lunch at a place called "jerk something" and I asked what jerk was (it's a condiment) and the cook told me that it was the person standing next to me, that is, he told my husband that it was a moron. 4. When they finally gave us the room, we got to the tower and our room was on the third floor. The problem was that the elevator was not working, and it was never fixed. 5. The next day, we had scheduled (4 months in advance) the pig tour. The day before in the afternoon I had confirmed the tour and the time. We woke up before 7 am to go to the tour that left at 8:30 and at 7:40 they called the room to say that it had been canceled due to bad weather. Ok, I understand the weather, but later we found out that they already knew in advance that neither that day nor the next would the tour leave and we had no more days. When we found out about this, we asked that they schedule us for the last day, with which we would have to change our plane ticket for the same day in the afternoon but they told us that there was no place and they gave us no alternative or solution. 6. We had said it was our honeymoon and the first day was my birthday. They were supposedly giving away a honeymoon package and doing something for your birthday. Which is false. Faced with all this, we clearly complain. They took almost 3 hours to attend us (this was the 2nd day) and after that they gave us a room upgrade and put us in the room a couple of balloons for my birthday and petals for the honeymoon. That was the ENTIRE honeymoon package. In general the service was very bad. I must say that the dinners were good. I do not recommend it, I would not return, we are still waiting for the refund of the tour and clearly we would like a refund of the hotel.



Reviewed 3 december, 2021

Beach and ocean the most beautiful we’ve ever seen. The food and service was average at best. Our oceanfront room was very nice. Lots of promises. We’ll take care of you. We got you. It won’t happen again. It could be so so so good.