Sandals Emerald Bay is a secluded island retreat in the Great Exuma islands of the Bahamas. The Emerald Bay is only 40 minutes by plane from South Florida, the 360 tiny islets and cays that comprise the Great Exuma. Great Exuma is the largest of the islands which make up the Exuma district. Deep in the idyllic waters of the Exumas lie Sandal Emerald Bay, an unprecedented luxury for those who are looking for serenity and privacy. Here, one can explore the beautiful turquoise waters which are famous for boating, diving, and fishing. This exotic escape is worth visiting.
Sandals Emerald Bay Attractions
This resort is a complete heaven for people who love holidaying. The 500 acre breathtaking island resort offers adventures beyond its plush comforts. The Exuma Islands are one of the uniquely beautiful places on earth. The Exumas offers adventures in its aquamarine world like bonefishing, eco-kayaking tours, and the options to swim along with friendly sharks or watch swimming pigs etc.
Sandal Emerald Bay Local Tours
There are several featured unique tours offered on this island and most unique of them are mentioned below:
007 Thunderball Tour Bahamas
This is an exhilarating tour where you can sail in and out of the 150 islands and snorkel the amazing Thunderball Grotto. You can also walk on the pristine sandbars, swim with the sharks and feed wild iguanas. A special attraction of this tour is the lunch at the Royal Plantation.
Taste of the Islands Apple Rum Tour
On this tour you get a chance to visit the Appleton Estate which is famous all over the world for producing the smoothest and most delicious rums. You can watch the distilleries at work and also taste the special drink and judge its taste.
Kayak in Paradise
This tour gives you the chance to get one with nature. You leave the famous historic ‘Ferry Bridge’ to paddle your way through the shallow waters of the Moria Marine Park. Also, you get a chance to swim on a beach that is always changing with the natural gentle current. Your way back to the shore will be through a network of mangroves while the guide teaches you about the plethora of birds and creatures found in the swampy jungle in the ocean.
Private Castaway Getaway
This could well be your dream tour to a dream destination. A perfect paradise to live in with your loved one with feet deep in the white sand, sun high above, a gentle sea breeze playing on your face and nothing but clear blue waters to soothe your eyes. The sound of the waves hitting the shore is all you get to hear in this peaceful place. The following morning you will be off for a picnic in a deserted island as your butler packs your picnic basket with wines, drinks and other food. The captain of the island sets up beach chairs and a colorful umbrella under which you enjoy your picnic clicking snaps. At sunset, you will be back to Sandal Emerald Bay with your captain.
Other exotic and interesting tours which are provided are Bahamian Light Tackle or Reef Fishing, Bahamian Bus Tour, Eco Harbour Tour Adventure, Private Bahamas Bone Fishing and Sandals Foundation Reading Trip.
Sandals Emerald Bay Activities
Sandals Emerald Bay great exuma offers a range of activities. There is a lot included in the vacation package to enjoy your life to the fullest and let your hair down. Following are the activities that you can find on the island:
The water activities found here are snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, paddle boards, hydrobikes and scuba diving.
Emerald Bay includes a wide range of diving program. The resort diving program has diving courses for beginners with certification. With all the instructions and equipments required for diving up to 30 feet, one can explore the underwater world freely. For those who are expert scuba divers, they will have the privilege of diving two times a day. Also, there are special dive experiences offered such as private dive and night dive.
There are unlimited land activities to be done on the Sandal Emerald Bay Bahamas Island which will give you the best of the island experiences. You can lay games like table tennis, board games, golf, billiards, beach volleyball and shuffle board. Other activities that one can indulge in are fitness centre or relax in the Red Lane Spa.
The night entertainment in the island includes piano bar, Caribbean Night, Karaoke, drunken duck pub, chocolate buffet night and Junkanoo Rush Night Cabaret. Also, one can enjoy various shows conducted here like the Talent Show, dance explosion, live shows and live band performances.
The fitness center here offers a variety of options. One can try for Aerobic classes, stair climbers, aqua-fit classes, free weights, exercise bikes, treadmills and elliptical machines. One can also play tennis, or exercise with life fitness equipment and also try Universal weight.
Emerald Bay’s scenic peninsula boasts of a 7200 yard golf course which can conduct 72 championship tournaments is the largest ocean side course in the whole world. The course was designed and founded by Greg Norman who first realized the potential of the site. It course has six signature holes lining the perimeter of the Emerald Bay.
Red Lane Spa
Pamper your body with varied spa treatments in the island’s Red lane Spa. A peaceful sanctuary for the mind, body and soul, this 29,000 sq. ft spa offers European rituals that have a distinct Caribbean essence. They have 16 serene treatment rooms, relaxation areas, steam wet rooms, an indoor/outdoor Pilates studio and a fitness center with yoga treatment. They also have private gazebos on the beachside that offer a truly exotic feeling. This the first spa in the world to start the Dermologica line skin care which is known as the most scientifically advanced skin care ever made. Apart from this, there are several spa massages offered to rejuvenate yourself and get refreshed.
Sandals Emerald Bay Resort Accommodations
Sandals Emerald Bay has some magnificent oceanfront villas for accommodations. Also, there are stylish spacious honeymoon suites that offer big view of the ocean in front. Sandals Emerald Bay Bahamas rooms are divided into three parts in three villages. All of the luxury suites have early check-in and check-out on request. No children are permitted in the resorts and the minimum age for checking in should be 18 years. The maximum occupancy is two adults in every suite. Also, there are additional amenities like bug repellent, night lights, heat detectors, luggage rack, flat screen televisions and telephones. Room service is available for breakfast, all day dining and late night dining.
Seaside Village Accommodations
The rooms available on the seaside are –
- Prime Minister Honeymoon Beachfront Walkout One bedroom Villa Suite
- Colossal Penthouse Constellation Suite
- Coco Plum Penthouse Grande Luxe Beachfront Suite
- Royal Estate 2-Story One Bedroom Suite with Pool
- Emerald Bay Honeymoon Penthouse Beachfront Villa Suite
Emerald Bay Village Accommodations
Rooms available in the Emerald village are:
- Palm Bay Oceanview Luxury Room
- Walkout Bay House Honeymoon One Bedroom Oceanview Luxury Suite
- Exuma Honeymoon Luxury Room
- Bay House Honeymoon One Bedroom Oceanview Luxury Suite
- Great Exuma Honeymoon One Bedroom Suite
Ocean Village Accommodations
Rooms available in the following ocean village suites-
- Grand Isle Honeymoon Penthouse One Bedroom Oceanfront Suite
- Walkout Grande Bahamian Honeymoon Oceanfront Junior Suite
- Coral Reef Oceanfront Luxury Room
- Crystal Honeymoon Penthouse Oceanfront Junior Suite
- Grande Bahamian Honeymoon Oceanfront Junior Suite
Sandals Emerald Bay Airport
The island has an airport, the Exuma International Airport. The resort of Sandals Emerald Bay is about 6 miles from the airport and transportation is included for the tourists.