• a view of a large body of water

Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis and Spa Resort

Adult Only All-Inclusive Luxury In Exuma

Nestled in Emerald Bay on Great Exuma, is the magnificent oceanfront resort, Sandals Emerald Bay. This adults only all-inclusive resort offers a large selection of restaurants and bars serving a range of menus, from a hot dog station to French cuisine served with a white glove service. There are a vast array of activities and facilities, ensuring there is never a dull moment on your luxury Bahamian getaway. For those looking for a relaxing and indulging experience, book in to the Red Lane® spa facility and be pampered and revitalised. The rooms are modern and sophisticated, with mahogany furnishings and spectacular views. Book a rooms with Butler service for a personal service, catering for your every whim and fancy. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

 £2,839  per person
Hotel Category
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 5302 Reviews
an island in the middle of a body of water

Hotel highlights

  • Located on Great Exuma, home of the famous swimming pigs
  • Set on a mile long stretch of white sand beach
  • Luxurious rooms and suites
  • 18-hole oceanfront golf course

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 249 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Weddings
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis and Spa Resort

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 15 minutes from Georgetown Airport
5302 Reviews 84% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3076
  • Very Good 1267
  • Average 583
  • Poor 231
  • Terrible 147

What to Expect

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  • Cleanliness


Jan 24, 2020

Birthday Celebration and RTK at SEB

Wheeling, WV

We traveled to Sandals Emerald Bay for a week late December/early January to celebrate the New Year and my birthday. My husband wanted to plan a trip as a birthday surprise for me so he reached out to our Travel ANGEL (because Travel Agent just doesn’t begin to describe how awesome she is ) Amy McHugh with Dream Makers Vacation Services on his own to enlist her help. I normally take care of all of the booking details with Amy, so he had a lot of questions, but she handled every question about this booking as if it were her own vacation. She even made sure everything was in place and hidden until I opened my present showing the booking information. Even after that, she made sure that the resort knew it was a special occasion and followed up with them about all of the details and special requests. Everything was even more perfect than we could have imagined and we didn't have to worry about any of it. Truly, she and her husband, Mike, just take all of the worry and anxiety out of planning a trip which is a gift in itself. Thank you!!!! We arrived at the airport after a quick and pleasant flight and were through immigration and customs quickly, even though another flight’s last few passengers were making their way through. Apparently their flight wasn’t provided immigration forms onboard so they were all trying to fill them out in the arrivals area. When we went outside to the Sandals kiosk, our bags were marked with the exact room I’d requested (thank you Amy and SEB!) and were surprised to see the GM Jeremy Mutton there to welcome us and drive us to the resort himself. What an amazing surprise! We felt like rockstar VIPs. When we got to the resort, we were greeted with more hugs and “Welcome Home” and birthday wishes, a cold drink and cool towel. Also there to welcome us was the wedding manager Shalise since my husband had also asked to do a retie the knot vow renewal on my birthday. I can admit that I was a little nervous/unsure of what to expect with that and Shalise put me at ease from the first moment we chatted. She said we’d meet our on site coordinator at our appointment a few days later and that everything would be taken care of at that time in about an hour or so. Right away I knew we were in good hands. We then saw Treco Rose and were so happy to know that our request to have his butler team was also honored (I know I’m repeating mystelf, but THANK YOU Amy and Jeremy!) Even If you don’t get the opportunity to have Treco as a butler, do yourself a favor and search him out to say hello. He is such a kind soul and has such a positive outlook on life that you just can’t help but feel energized after chatting with him. You’ll also get the chance to meet his wife, Nicole, who is also a butler at SEB and an amazing young woman in her own right. Our friends we traveled with had arrived on the earlier flight so Treco took us to the Bahama Bay bar where they were waiting. We had a quick lunch there and Treco returned to take us to our rooms which was awesome since we were there a few hours before actual check in time. We had each and every request for drinks, etc. in our room and even had a sun umbrella on our patio since I’d mentioned in our requests that shade was very important wherever we’d be set up on the beach/pool. I know some people wonder if any one reads the requests/preferences made and I can say that ours definitely were. We spent the week fully enjoying the beach and the quiet pool, bouncing back and forth between them. The weather was wonderful all but one day that was a bit windy so we were able to enjoy the ocean. We normally travel here in September/October so the water then is very warm and I was wondering if we’d be able to enjoy it in January. While it wasn’t the bathwater warm we’re used to, it was warm enough to spend time in. We did buy 2mm swim/dive shirts that definitely helped us spend a lot of time in the waves comfortably. We bring our own inflatable hammock style floats which allow us to really enjoy that water, so I highly recommend if you have room in your luggage. I won’t go into all of the restaurants and such since food is so subjective, but we had very good to amazing/excellent meals the whole week. We did the 9 hole scramble on Thursday afternoon and if you aren’t a big golfer but just want to give it a go, this is the perfect way to do that. If you just want to see the back 9 of the golf course, definitely take a walk out through the lobby to the guard shack and they can direct you to the walking path that will loop you out and back. That is a must-do at least once. Our butler team of Treco, Anndeka and Theon was incredible. The three worked well together and information was passed/shared between them so well that we didn’t feel like we had to re-request or ask anything again when one would go off shift and another would come on. We had great surprises in the room, snacks appeared just about the time we’d start to think we should call for something to eat and our room was always stocked/restocked with what we’d used that day. The main thing I wanted to cover was the RTK (retie the knot) experience since that’s something that was a first for us in all of our Sandals trips. Start to finish, my experience was flat out amazing. Even though this was a vow renewal, the whole team from the initial emails and call with the pre-trip organizer through the ceremony and reception treated me as if I were a first time bride and ensured that I felt special, understood and cared for. Granted, we went with the simple ceremony without a lot of add ons/events and only had two friends join us, but if anyone ever wondered if doing a destination wedding would feel like a “real” wedding and not seem to be mass produced, I would HIGHLY recommend the experience based on mine at SEB. I know there were other couples getting married and doing vow renewals the week of our trip because I saw them in the Footprints paper, but they made us feel as if we were the only ones. I realize that may sound odd, but the point is that they don’t make you feel like you are just a number or are asking the same question they’ve probably answered a hundred times already that week. We met our onsite coordinator, Rochelle, the day before our ceremony and she had all of our details we’d discussed with the pre-planner on the phone in hand. She poured us some champagne and went over everything again (cake, appetizer selections for our cocktail reception, our signature cocktail). We got to choose a restaurant for our wedding dinner, and she called them right then for the reservation. We picked a special breakfast in bed to be delivered to the room on the day of our choice and confirmed music selections/requests, when and where we needed to be the next day and even called the photo shop to request the AMAZING Kenny to be our photographer. She then took us to our chosen ceremony venue, showed us the backup to be used in case of bad weather, the location options for our cocktail reception and then we were off to enjoy the day. Truly, I didn’t have to think or worry about anything – every detail was set and all I had to do was be ready the next day on time. The ceremony was perfect in every way. Rochelle even called our room that morning to confirm times and be sure we had no other questions. The venue (royal gazebo) and weather were perfect and the short ceremony was beautiful and we were very blessed and honored to have Jeremy, Treco and Emma, the Loyalty Manager, attend along with our friends. We were both very touched and surprisingly emotional when we saw the small group there in front of that amazing blue water waiting for us with the minister. After, we moved to the little hidden gazebo near the bandstand to find our table set with linens, china, our cake, champagne and signature cocktail. Our chosen music was playing and we cut our cake, toasted the day and had a “first” dance as well. This all went off without a hitch at the direction of the amazing Davina and it was gorgeous! Kenny with the Photoshop/Epix team is an incredible photographer (and human being as well) and got wonderful shots of the ceremony and reception and then took us to the beach for some fun, candid shots. We normally don’t take or like many photos of ourselves but we ended up liking so many of the shots Kenny got that we wound up purchasing a small package of them. He was able to capture the mood and feeling of the morning perfectly. I can’t explain it well, but the images weren’t staged/cookie-cutter wedding photos; they were candid, in-the-moment shots that transport me back to that day. I think that’s the sign of a true artist; thank you Kenny! I also found out later that evening that while I and my friend were getting ready that morning, our husbands and Kenny hatched a plan with the kind folks at Columbian Emeralds, Treco and NIcole to surprise me with another gift at our wedding dinner. Again, I was overwhelmed by the day and the gift but even more so by the true kindness and caring extended to us by everyone there. I’ve never had a better birthday celebration! We have visited SEB many, many times and we love the location, the more relaxed vibe and overall beauty of the property. Honestly, though, it is the true kindness of the people who work tirelessly here that make it so very special to us. This trip, with the milestone birthday celebration and RTK, really emphasized how important that is to a positive experience at a resort location such as this. I really believe that dedication to simply being kind comes from the top man himself, Jeremy Mutton. His team members truly respect him and his efforts and they follow his example. That is why we will continue to visit and highly recommend this property.
Jan 23, 2020

The smallest airport I have ever visited!

Toronto, Canada

This place is great! You rarely see people around because The lot is really large and spread out. Each restaurant is not too busy except French restaurant. Food is the best compare with other Sandals. We stop going to Sandals because of the food standard are not good. This time we decided to choose Sandals is because that Is the best accommodation at Emerald Bay. We are glad Sandals did not disappoint us. We have to thank our Butlers: Marcelino, Ailyn and Roubin. Each one of them definitely made my husband and I felt we Were in good hands. They delivered everything we request them! Thank you so much!😁 There is one issue with this location which is “seaweed”. Majority of the ocean were cover with seaweed, so you can not swim in the ocean. I guess when God close a door, will Open a window.... thank God, on both end of the bay, water are clean and calm, so we still have opportunities to swim in the ocean!🐟 One more thing, the golf course was great! Specially the back 9 holes. You can see the aqua blue ocean while you played golf!
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Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis and Spa Resort

Special Offers

Special offer

Free Golf

Enjoy free multiple rounds of golf at the hotel's award-winning 18 hole course when staying for 7 nights or more between now and 26th December 2021.

For stays of less than 7 nights, the following offer will apply:

  • Multiple rounds of golf for bookings of 4 nights or more in Butler Elite guest rooms
  • 2 free rounds of golf for bookings of 3 nights or more in Club Level rooms

Thursday, January 16, 2020 to Sunday, December 26, 2021
Offer ends in 701 days

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