Emerald Bay, The Exumas

Emerald Bay is situated on the northeast side of Great Exuma and is a short 15-minute drive from Exuma International Airport. The airport receives regular direct flights from Nassau, Florida, Atlanta and Toronto and is just one of the reasons that makes Emerald Bay an ideal location for a second home.

Emerald Bay Beach

Emerald Bay beach is home to soft powdery white sand and is named after the captivating crystal clear green water you find there. This area is ideal for people who enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing. There are many other beautiful beaches close by to Emerald Bay, Click here if you would like to read more about different beaches in Exuma.

Grand Isle Resort and Spa at Emerald Bay

The Grand Isle Resort and Spa Resort is a popular location to buy a second home in Great Exuma. Many fall in love with the friendliness of staff and relaxed atmosphere that is ready to greet them each time they return. The resort has many on site amenities including a 1-mile stretch of pristine beach, a swimming pool,  a spa,  a gated community and a concierge service. There is also 24-hour security on site and the opportunity to book a guide for fishing trips.

Palapa Restaurant at Emerald Bay

The Palapa Restaurant serves fresh seafood and delicious traditional Bahamian cuisine amongst some also American style foods. The restaurant is part of the Grand Isle Resort and Spa, however you do not need to be staying in the resort to dine there.

Golf at Emerald Bay

The Emerald Reef Golf Club is a must visit for any keen golfer. It is a PGA championship golf course and is the largest in the Caribbean. It was designed by professional golfer Greg Norman and is known for the spectacular coastal views and its challenging fairways. The golf course is part of the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort (see more about the resort below).

Sandals Emerald Bay Resort

The Sandal Resort at Emerald Bay has day passes (subject to availability). Once there you can spend the day in one of the many swimming pools or relaxing on the beach. There are watersports such as, kayaking, wind surfing, paddle boarding and snorkeling. Or if you prefer to be on land why not try volleyball, tennis or croquet. There are also 11 restaurants and bars to choose from and entertainment and parties in the evening.

Marina at Emerald Bay, Great Exuma

There is a Marina at Emerald bay that has 150 boat slips that range from 40ft to 240ft. It is an excellent location for fishing and also had many amenities on site including Wi-Fi, laundry, children’s playground, store, showers, bathrooms and a concierge service.

Emerald Bay Pub and Grill

Another great pub and restaurant that is popular with residents is the Emerald Bay Pub and Grill. There you can enjoy traditional Bahamian food such as conch fritters and also Italian cuisine such as homemade pizzas.

Climate in Emerald Bay, Great Exuma

The climate in Emerald Bay is warm all year round, with summer temperatures reaching a maximum of 91?F / 33?C and a minimum of 75?F / 24?C. Winter temperatures are also relatively warm with highs of 77?F / 25?C and lows of 65?F / 18?C.