Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis and Spa Resort

Exuma, Bahamas

The hotel

Set on a mile-long white sand beach, Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis and Spa Resort, Great Exuma, Bahamas is a resort of unparalleled beauty and luxury. Featuring 249 sumptuous rooms and suites — all with oceanfront views and all with Club Level or Personal Butler Service — the resort is the jewel in the Sandals crown. Savour gourmet dining in the twelve speciality restaurants or sip premium-brand drinks in the six bars. Play a round of golf at the 18-hole championship golf course, designed by golf master Greg Norman, set on a rocky peninsula with great views of the ocean. For absolute relaxation unwind with an invigorating treatment at the Red Lane® Spa. Sandals Emerald Bay is an ideal choice for those seeking a relaxing holiday in a quiet setting, whilst enjoying all the luxuries of a first-class resort.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Hot tub
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

Where is it

On Emerald Bay, Great Exuma in the Bahamas, an exclusive and undiscovered destination of tropical beauty. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

249 rooms and suites, all located either directly on the beach or just a stones throw away. All rooms are oversized and feature stone floors with rugs, dark stained handcrafted furnishings, white painted millwork and British Colonial inspired castings and trims, furnished balcony or patio, satellite TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, iPod docking station, espresso coffee maker, fully stocked in-suite bar including sparkling wine, spirits, juices, sodas and water, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, iron and board, room service between 7:00am–10:00pm, bathrooms with double marble vanity, lighted make-up mirror, glass-enclosed shower and separate soaking tub. Beach House Luxury Club Level Rooms have views of the pool and gardens, and feature large floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with plantation shutters, and bathroom with walk-in shower and soaking tub. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

All Inclusive of: Sandals resorts are Luxury Included®; from luxury accommodation, fine dining, unlimited premium-brand drinks and tips, to a huge range of sports facilities and entertainment — its all included!



Beach House Rooms:

Beach House Grande Luxe Walkout Club Level Rooms are on the ground floor with large floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, leading from your private furnished patio to the tropical gardens, and the bathroom boasts a walk-in shower and soaking tub. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Beach House Oceanview Grande Luxe Club Level Rooms have ocean views, and feature large floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors out to the private balcony, and the bathroom has a walk-in shower and soaking tub. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Beach House Honeymoon Oceanview Grande Luxe Club Level Rooms boast ocean views, and feature large floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors out to the private balcony, and the bathroom has a walk-in shower and soaking tub. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Beach House Oceanview Grande Luxe Walkout Club Level Rooms are located on the ground level, with direct access to the gardens and a short stroll to the beach from the private patio. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Beach House Junior Suites:

Beach House Club Level Junior Suites feature sliding patio doors leading out to your own privately furnished balcony, with views of the resort's gardens. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Beach House Oceanview Club Level Junior Suites have views over the Caribbean Sea, and each oversized suite boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with plantation shutters, bathroom with walk-in shower and soaking tub, and a private furnished balcony. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Beach House Honeymoon Oceanview Club Level Junior Suites feature ocean views, and have bathroom with walk-in shower and soaking tub, and sliding glass doors leading out to the furnished balcony. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Beach House Oceanview Walkout Club Level Junior Suites are located on the ground level, and have direct access to the resort's gardens, with the beach a short stroll away. The bathroom boasts a walk-in shower and soaking tub, and the sliding glass doors lead out to a private furnished patio. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Beach House One-Bedroom Suites:

Beach House One-Bedroom Butler Suites feature a spacious bedroom and sitting area, marble soaking tub and walk-in shower in the bathroom, and a private furnished balcony with views of the tropical gardens and partial ocean views. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Beach House Oceanview One-Bedroom Butler Suites are as above, but include breathtaking ocean views. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Beach House Honeymoon Oceanview One-Bedroom Butler Suites feature an entrance hall, spacious bedroom and sitting area, and bathroom complete with walk-in shower and marble soaking tub. The private balcony or patio boast views of the Caribbean Sea. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Beach House Oceanview One-Bedroom Walkout Butler Suites are located on the ground floor giving access to the resort's tropical gardens, which lead to the white sandy beach. These rooms feature bathroom with marble bath tub and walk-in shower, and French sliding glass doors leading out to the furnished patio. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront Villas:

Beachfront Butler Junior Villa Suites have floor-to-ceiling windows, a furnished balcony offering magnificent views of the sea, and bathroom with walk-in shower and soaking tub. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront Walkout Butler Junior Villa Suites are located on the ground floor, with private furnished patio leading directly out to the beach. The suite features beathroom with a walk-in shower and soaking tub. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront Honeymoon Butler Villa Suites feature bathroom with walk-in shower and soaking tub, and a furnished balcony with views of the beach and sea. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront Honeymoon Walkout Butler Villa Suites boast beach and ocean views, and direct access to the white sands from the furnished, oversized patio. The bathroom comes complete with walk-in shower and soaking tubio. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront Oversized Butler Villa Suites are large suites and feature marble bathroom with walk-in shower and soaking tub, and furnished terrace that opens out to undisturbed views of the beach and ocean. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront Oversized Walkout Butler Villa Suites are the same as above, but are located on the ground level and open out to a furnished terrace leading to the beach. These suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Prime Minister Honeymoon One-Bedroom Beachfront Walkout Butler Villa Suites are large suites featurings an over-sized bedroom, and a large living area leading out to the pricate patio and direct beach access. The bathroom boasts double vanity sinks, a glass enclosed shower and a marble soaking tub. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Royal Estate Beachfront Two-Storey One-Bedroom Butler Villa Suites with Pool sanctuaries spread across two levels. On the first is the living area complete with a smart TV, dining table for up to 8 people, and a half bathroom. A wall of French doors open out to the private pool and patio courtyard, complete with ocean views and dining furniture. On the second is the master suite, walk-in closet and balcony overlooking the ocean. The bathroom comprises a marble soaking tub and walk-in shower. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Club Sandals Service:

  • Dedicated Club Sandals Lounge accessible 24-hours with Club Sandals concierge available 8:00am-10:00pm daily to assist with excursions, restaurant reservations, spa bookings and anything else you may need
  • Preferred Club Sandals Lounge check-in with chilled towel and Champagne upon arrival
  • Weekly hosted activities such a cocktail parties, martini evenings, wine tasting, snorkelling and exclusive Island Routes tours
  • In-room stocked mini-bar with a selection of spirits, beer and wine as well as soft drinks, juices and water
  • Room service available from 7:00am-10:00pm daily

Sandals Butler Service:

Providing you with uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers. Beginning with lemongrass-scented hand towels and welcome cocktails and culinary treats upon arrival, a private resort orientation and a luggage unpacking service you will then be supplied with a personal mobile phone to reach your Butler when needed. Your wish is their command! In addition, you will also have 24-hour room service and access to all the Club Sandals amenities and weekly activities.

  • Free unlimited golf:guests will receive unlimited golf at the resorts award-winning 18-hole course, for travel up until 26 Dec '21 (minimum stay 7 nights required, subject to availability, carts and clubs at an additional cost). 

  • Complimentary honeymoon package: receive a bubbly welcome, a romantic turndown service on your first night, and breakfast in bed one morning of your choice.

    To qualify for the Luxury Included® complimentary honeymoon package, all you have to do is check in online at https://www.sandals.co.uk/honeymoons/free/after booking your honeymoon. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of your wedding date. Terms and conditions apply. 

  • Free anniversary night:receive a free night in celebration of your anniversary when staying a minimum of 7 nights in a Club or Butler level category for travel between now–31 Dec ‘21.

    To qualify for the free anniversary night, all you have to do is provide proof of marriage licence within 14 days of booking. Either visit us at your local store or call our Service Team on 0333 355 8179 who will be able to process this for you. Bookings will then be adjusted to reflect the free night. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of your wedding anniversary date. Not applicable on any Over-the-Water Suites. Terms and conditions and black outs may apply. 

  • Free wedding: minimum stay 3 nights. Government and documentation fees at extra cost. Conditions apply. 

5-Star Global Gourmet™ at Sandals Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to all guests at each meal — of course, all included! 12 dining options: Soy (Sushi, open for dinner), Barefoot by the Sea (fresh seafood; open for lunch and dinner), Bahama Bay (Bahamian and Caribbean; open for buffet breakfast and lunch and à la carte dinner), The Drunken Duck (authentic British Pub; open for dinner only), Il Cielo (genuine Italian dishes serving an à la carte menu for breakfast and dinner), Bombay Club (Indian Restaurant; open for buffet breakfast and Indian cuisine for dinner), Kimonos (entertaining Teppanyaki, dinner only, reservations required), La Parisienne (French cuisine), Dino’s Pizzeria (wood-fired oven pizza), The Jerk Shack (traditional and contemporary jerk style cuisine) and Café de Paris (French patisserie). 6 bars including a swim-up pool bar. The Emerald Hot Dog Station is open for a lunch time treat and Afternoon tea is also served daily at Il Cielo. Themed buffets hosted on select nights.

The resort offers a variety of entertainment options including dance lessons, introductory golf and tennis lessons, live music and piano performances in the evening.

3 pools, one with central fire-pit seating area. 7 whirlpools. 6 Har-Tru tennis courts and Championship 18-hole golf course* designed by Greg Norman. Fitness centre, table tennis, volleyball, horseshoes, bocce ball, billiards, croquet and outdoor chess. Scuba diving* (Free for certified divers, fee applies to others), snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaks and Hobie Cats. Red Lane® Spa (treatments*). 2.6-mile jogging track.

Complimentary WiFi access in all room categories and public areas. Library. EPIX Professional Imagery* (photo shop), gift shop. Laundry/dry cleaning service*.

Minimum stay 2 nights.

* Denotes local charge.

Two people in love over 18 years only.

Dress code: evening dress code for gentlemen states that smart trousers or jeans, long or short sleeve dress shirts (with or without collar) and dress shoes or sandals must be worn. Shorts, t-shirts, trainers, flip-flops, hats and caps are not permitted in the evening. 

Please note: please ensure you have adequate insurance to take part in adventurous activities.

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Jun 6, 2020 janat2018

Let me start by saying the Exumas was BEAUTIFUL. We travel quite a bit and this was by far the most stunning water we have ever seen. I would love to go back but we will try a different resort. The sandals here is outdated. The service was mediocre. The girls at the coffee shop act annoyed every time you go in there. The food was very much “all… Read more
Let me start by saying the Exumas was BEAUTIFUL. We travel quite a bit and this was by far the most stunning water we have ever seen. I would love to go back but we will try a different resort. The sandals here is outdated. The service was mediocre. The girls at the coffee shop act annoyed every time you go in there. The food was very much “all inclusive “ quality. The pool bar was complete chaos. No system in place for ordering. They’d skip over you if someone they knew walked up. You’d order a particular drink and they’d mix whatever they felt like making and hand it to you and since you’ve been standing there waiting for 20 minutes you just take what you can get. We even watched one of the bartenders condense down the different bottles of liquor into the single bottles of other types of alcohol at the end of the day. Just a mess. The landscape and scenery is stunning. Other than that- everything was okay. Just super pricey to be okay though. Read less
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May 27, 2020 Spatel72

Sandals has refused to give us refund even though they have closed the resort down for this wk. Our trip was from 5/26- 5/31. There are no flight going from or to the island and the resort is close by Sandals. This should be a NO BRAINER as far as refunding the money for services that were not provided.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great service, better than average food and a lovely beach.

May 9, 2020 Tracy L Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This was my first time staying at Sandals and I was pleasantly surprised. The island is small so not much to do outside of the resort but getting to the airport, through customs and to the resort was a breeze. This resort is older for sure, the room we stayed in wasn't swanky but it was large, clean, had a comfy bed and offered a nice view. I… Read more
This was my first time staying at Sandals and I was pleasantly surprised. The island is small so not much to do outside of the resort but getting to the airport, through customs and to the resort was a breeze. This resort is older for sure, the room we stayed in wasn't swanky but it was large, clean, had a comfy bed and offered a nice view. I really enjoyed the service which is not perfect but much better than most all-inclusive resorts. I also enjoyed that the resort is smaller than most. You can easily walk to the beach, various pools, shops and restaurants. The beach is beautiful and we enjoyed that it is kind of like a cove so no rough waves. I loved the hammocks over the water! I found the food to be pretty good. We really loved the Drunken Duck pub, the french restaurant and the breakfast buffet was so much better than most. Is it expensive? Yes. But we liked it enough that we plan to return in the fall. If you go, be sure and take the excursion to see the pigs, it was so much fun. Read less
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Apr 19, 2020 mro1409

Sandals refuses to provide a refund even though they closed the resort when we were supposed to go in March. Left with no other choice we rescheduled for the end of May. We were just informed that the country is not allowing international flights and our flight was canceled. Sandals stills refuse to give a refund even though both times it was… Read more
Sandals refuses to provide a refund even though they closed the resort when we were supposed to go in March. Left with no other choice we rescheduled for the end of May. We were just informed that the country is not allowing international flights and our flight was canceled. Sandals stills refuse to give a refund even though both times it was not our choice to cancel. Due to the current world conditions it is ridiculous sandals will not refund money so people can pay their bills and feed their family’s. Read less
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Apr 14, 2020 catsbyann Florida

I was excited to visit a Sandals for the first time, but we had a rocky start. We had upgraded to a butler suite a few days before our trip, but we were nearly put in the wrong room, then after waiting a few hours for the right room to be ready, our suitcases were lost until I went to the front desk and found out they were put in the original… Read more
I was excited to visit a Sandals for the first time, but we had a rocky start. We had upgraded to a butler suite a few days before our trip, but we were nearly put in the wrong room, then after waiting a few hours for the right room to be ready, our suitcases were lost until I went to the front desk and found out they were put in the original room. So the first day was a mess and not the best first impression. However, that changed as over the next few days. The spa was great, with a beautiful pool and hot tub area few use. The swim-up bar at the main pool was a blast and our butlers did better as the days went on. We did the swimming pig and iguana excursion. The pigs look like they could use some good vet care which is concerning but the iguanas were the highlight of our trip! I have been told the beach at Emerald Bay is normally flawless, even though the water was beautiful, guest were picking up a lot of garbage that washed up along with the seaweed, maybe because there were storms nearby that week? The property is beautiful and food was good, drinks were GREAT! We did decide to try Sandals again and will be going to Grenada soon. The couples atmosphere is fun, and very relaxing. Read less