Love is All You Need at Sandals Emerald Bay

By Tim Cotroneo

Each couple arriving at Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in Great Exuma secretly wants the same thing. Deep in their hearts they long for a no-hassle week of beautiful views, exceptional service, and a vacation that exceeds expectations.

For more than 30 years, Sandals has earned a we’ll take care of everything reputation for couples seeking a luxurious island escape. In fact, when you first walk into a Sandals well-appointed lobby, you’re told that “love is all you need.” That’s because Sandals prides itself in checking every box on your all-inclusive wish list.

Of course, It’s one thing for Sandals to tell you how wonderful your vacation will be. For those needing further validation before shelling out hard-earned vacation dollars, consider this: Sandals has been awarded the Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand at the World Travel Awards for 18 years in a row.

A Great Exuma Romantic Getaway

You’ve narrowed down your vacation choice to the Caribbean, but with so many islands to consider, which is the best? Vacationers can tap into the Sandals hospitality success formula on the islands of Jamaica, The Bahamas, Grenada, Barbados, Antigua, and Saint Lucia. So what makes Great Exuma an exceptional romantic vacation getaway?

The Exuma International Airport receives daily flights from Miami, Atlanta, and Nassau. Upon touching down at this quaint airport, you’ll discover that Sandals Emerald Bay Resort is an easy 20-minute commute. After a long day of air travel, it’s relief to quickly arrive at the posh Sandals Emerald Bay lobby. With a refreshing welcome cocktail in hand you’re escorted to your suite.

Once you’ve settled in, that’s when the fun, the pampering, and the magnificent views begin. Great Exuma is renowned for its impressive beaches and delivering a shade of ocean color that is in a word “remarkable.”

Luxurious Accommodation Revelations

The range of Sandals Emerald Bay accommodations begin with the Beach House Luxury Club Level and then soars 12 stages to a two-story villa suite with butler option.

Regardless of your room choice, each guest delights in the amazing views experienced throughout this 500-acre oceanfront property.

Dining Extraordinaire

Sandals Emerald Bay is home to a multitude of restaurants. Choose from French, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Sushi, True Caribbean, a British Pub, and there’s even a Jerk Shack on the beach. Sandals can also arrange for a private Candlelight Dinner under the stars.

Only in the Bahamas Activities

Great Exuma is a wonderful island for water sports. Sandals Emerald Bay guests enjoy an ocean of options including scuba, kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, sail boating, and paddleboarding. Guests can also arrange for a rental car to explore Great Exuma’s six other beaches. Discover rustic beach bars, starfish, sand dollars, sandbars, iguanas, and there’s even swimming with pigs.

Next door to Sandals Emerald Bay Resort is the 17-acre Marina at Emerald Bay. This 150-slip deepwater marina accommodates yachts up to 240-feet. Imagine yourself yachting and exploring Exuma’s 365 Exuma islands and cays. This beautiful ocean paradise has been featured in movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash, and James Bond’s Thunderball.

Greg Norman Designed Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course

Golfers thrill to Sandals’ championship golf course designed by Greg Norman. With seven ocean holes, this 7,000-yard layout has played host to the Korn Ferry Tour’s Bahamas Great Exuma Classic. Green fees are included for Emerald Bay guests.

More, More, More

It’s okay to ask “what else” when staying at Sandals Emerald Bay. The resort also features a Red Lane Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and private cabanas on the beach. Guests seeking to sample the Caribbean’s finest nectars can request Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee, Bahamian-brewed Kalik beer, and Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum.

Romance, Relax, and Return

From the time you first sipped a welcome drink until your vacation’s final hour, you discovered that Sandals Emerald Bay Resort aims to please. The accommodations were stellar, the staff was engaging, and the dining choices were delicious.

Exploring the island’s secluded beaches was an amazing experience and playing the scenic Greg Norman-designed golf course was memorable. You’ve also discovered that Blue Mountain coffee is a great way to start your morning.

It’s been an unforgettable week. As you wave farewell to the Sandals team, you decide it’s true: Whether you’re checking in for your first or fifth vacation at Sandals Emerald Bay, “love is all you need.”


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