Grand Isle Resort & Residences
Island luxury and Caribbean life merge beautifully at Great Exuma’s Grand Isle Resort & Residences. Accommodations provide all the comforts of home, paired with the amenities of a luxury resort. With beautifully appointed residences, stunning beach views, and an array of resort amenities, Grand Isle Resort & Spa is sure to provide a spectacular setting for your island getaway.
Dip your toes in the sparkling blue waters and ivory sands of Emerald Bay. Or put your feet up and relax in the pampered comfort of your villa. Swim in the ocean with Exuma’s world-famous pigs. Or tee-off for round at the Caribbean’s longest golf course. Whether you are seeking adventure, a quiet home away from home, or a combination of both – Grand Isle Resort delivers your vacation dreams.
One Bedroom Villas
Two Bedroom Villas
Three Bedroom Villas
Two Bedroom Panoramic Penthouse
Four Bedroom Penthouse
23° North Beach Club
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
Beneath The Waves
Shark Tagging Experience
Pre-Arrival Grocery Request
23° North Beach Club
The jewel of Grand Isle Resort, 23° North re-energizes life on Emerald Bay Beach. This 30,000-square-foot beach club features a special events venue, oceanfront infinity pool, coral-stone patio, and unrivaled views. 23° North provides numerous amenities including beach access, a heated pool overlooking the beach, private cabanas, and daybeds.
23° North Bar opens for pool service from 12 noon through the evening hours.
Great Exuma’s beaches are breathtakingly beautiful, so much so that Sports Illustrated recently chose it as the location for one of its many photo shoots. Also just a short walk from Grand Isle Resort, the family-friendly Coco Plum Beach is a low-tide favorite for shelling, sunbathing, and splashing in the surf.
The Hummingbird Hut team members will take your Bahamas family resort experience to the next level, as they host complimentary Grand Isle experiences for children and adults alike. These excursions are only available during specific times of the year, so simply ask the team for details.
Children ages 5 through 12 are invited to play the days away, making new friends and amazing memories along the way. They’ll head to the beach and pool for treasure hunts, play horseshoes, and explore the crystal blue ocean waters.
And when it comes to watersports, the resort offers equipment including kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and snorkel gear that guests may enjoy using while splashing around under the Caribbean sun.
Located adjacent to Grand Isle Resort & Spa is Emerald Reef Golf Course, a stunning 18-hole championship course designed by legendary PGA pro, Greg Norman. Renowned as the longest course in the Caribbean, this challenging par-72 course plays to 7,001 yards – with the front 9 holes winding through seaside dunes and mangroves, while the back 9 hug the spectacular Emerald Bay peninsula.
Enjoy more than just the picture-postcard views of the Emerald Reef Golf Club and Course … get out and play! The resort offers special greens fees for golf-enthusiast guests who may like to take on the challenge.
Indulge your body and renew your sense of well-being with SeaStar Spa services – whether in the comfort of your villa, on the beach, or poolside. Couples can relax and unwind together with side-by-side massages, treatments and champagne, while youngsters 12 and under are treated to a scoop of ice cream with their Mini Mani and Mini Pedi.
- Body Treatments
- Nail Treatments
- Couples Packages
- Children’s Spa (ages 12 and under)
*Please note that items and pricing are subject to change.
Prepare to be astounded at the sheer beauty and variety of wildlife here in the Exumas. Enjoy exclusively Exuma encounters, where you can catch a glimpse of a variety of creatures, many endangered and protected, including wild pigs, sea turtles, sharks, and stingrays! And for a lucky few, as there are just a handful of opportunities to participate, you can choose to help protect the region’s waters as a member of the “Beneath the Waves” shark tagging expedition!
No visit is complete until you’ve taken a swim with Exuma’s world-famous swimming pigs. An experience you will never forget, the island’s friendly swimming swine will even follow you out to your boat. Don’t be alarmed if they swim too close … they’re just looking for love (and maybe a bite of your lunch)!
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
Great Exuma is home to some of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs. Explore dozens of pristine snorkeling spots around the island and the surrounding cays, or set your sights on the shallow underwater trails accessible from the resort’s white-sand beach. Complimentary snorkeling gear is available for guests.
The Exuma Cays offer lush coral reefs and exciting animal encounters for all who venture into the depths. The lure of ocean blue holes and shipwrecks present world-class diving opportunities for experts and beginners alike. The professional dive operators on Exuma also offer a range of instructions and options to address everyone’s skill level.
Big tuna, marlin, and mahi-mahi are among the prized catches that sports fishermen set their sights on here. Join them on half- and full-day deep-sea fishing charters offered by experienced fishing guides. Other popular experiences include spearfishing, bonefishing as well as reef fishing, a fun catch-and-release adventure that’s great for beginners!
What’s the best way to explore Great Exuma’s waist-deep waters? Your favorite way of course! Whether you like to float above the reef with a snorkel or in a kayak, paddle on that board or lie on it, you are always equipped to explore Emerald Bay’s inviting waters and colorful sea creatures from the resort’s mile-long beach.
Perhaps consider adding kite surfing to your list of skills! There’s no better place to learn than here in Great Exuma, thanks to the warm, waist-deep waters (perfect for lessons) and consistent winds, especially from November through April. Allow the team to arrange a private or group lesson or practice session for you.
Exploring by boat is one of the best ways to see the Exuma’s deserted islands and sand bars, from which you can also enjoy amazing snorkeling on remote reefs. Don’t miss Thunderbolt Grotto (seen in Thunderball and Splash) and the secluded and historic hideouts of pirates like Captain Kidd!
Great Exuma’s fresh water ponds, tidal flats and the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park are prime spots for birdwatchers. Keep your eyes peeled for local feathered friends, including the Zenaida Dove, Bahama Woodstar and Greater Antillean Bullfinch.
Hop on and experience Exuma with a unique and thrilling 3-hour ATV tour throughout the island. The tour starts and ends at the resort, with stunning views and adventures all along the route. Contact the resort team to reserve your spot.
Morning Tour: 9am to 12pm | Afternoon Tour: 1pm to 4pm
- Garden Road Off Road Trail
- Pompey Steventon
- The Cave at Exuma Point in Rolleville
- The Flats and Sandbar
- Rolleville Community
- Lighthouse Trail Road
- Coconut Plum Beach
Explore by Car
Coco Plum Beach, named a top shelling destination by USA Today, is less than a 6-mile drive north from Grand Isle. Or drive south to Little Exuma with stops along the way at the Straw Market and more. Go where the day takes you, or let the resort team help to create a personalized excursion for you.
Hollywood agrees: Exuma offers a beautiful backdrop for filming and first-class relaxation. On- and off-screen spots include Sandy Cay (seen in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest) and the dream homes of A-listers like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Chuck Norris and John Travolta.