Sandals Emerald Bay Great Exuma – All Inclusive
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Sandals Emerald Bay Great Exuma – All Inclusive in Rokers Point (Emerald Bay), you’ll be minutes from Emerald Bay Beach. This 5-star resort is within the region of Hoopers Bay and Exuma Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 245 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Plasma televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can get some exercise with a round of golf or enjoy a lazy day at the private beach. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
Food & Drink
This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 7 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a swim-up bar. A complimentary full breakfast is included.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
How to Get There
This was our 7th trip and best trip to Sandals Emerald Bay. Best experience ever. We booked our 9th trip for March 2020. We cannot wait until we return in November 2019. The golf course is the best we ever played and he staff is fantastic.
We had gone to Sandals Negril last year and loved it so much that we decided to explore other islands in the Caribbean staying at Sandals resorts. This trip was absolutely terrible. The beach was so rough that we could not get in and plastic washed up with every single wave. It made being in the water unsafe and disgusting as it wrapped around your legs. We thought we would at least go in the pool and look at the blue water, but the main pool was so cold that you couldn't stand to get in. Then we tried to go diving but the dive staff was put out that we asked and kept the red flag up every day even when it was calm. The room we paid for was under repair and they moved us to another that, though it was a bit bigger, was close enough to the party pool that the thumping of the music was felt. So many of the staff were rude and seemed annoyed to help. When we had mentioned this to a taxi driver, she told us that they have to import workers from Jamaica because most Bahamians are rude and lazy (she was a native, so she wasn't being biased). The excursion we took turned into a disaster as when they dropped us off on our "desert island" for the day, the food they packed was filled with water and inedible. And speaking of food, I have Celiac's which was not an issue at Sandals Negril, but this resort made it very stressful for me to eat and told me I needed to let them know a day ahead of time what and when I would want to eat. Isn't the point of vacation to not have to plan ahead? The only bright spot of the entire vacation was our butlers, Garth and Mark. These native Jamaicans tried to fix everything they could for us and we enjoyed visiting with them immensely. Other than that, the whole trip was a mess and we will never go back. We were both very disappointed because after visiting Jamaica for years, we had finally stayed at Sandals for the first time last year in Negril and were so excited to try others. After this, we don't know if we're willing to risk our money and time again at another Sandals resort. We were actually glad to be leaving there and coming home to sleep in a bed that wasn't like a board and for me to be able to eat again without issue. Sandals need to send some folks to this resort and get it in shape. If you're debating about coming here based on the pictures of the still, beautiful water and smiling staff, do not waste your hard earned money or time!
We could tell by the color of the water when we were still on the plane that this was going to be an unforgettable trip , and it was. Pictures do not do it justice, the water really is that beautiful blue that you see in the movies. Let's start with the arrival, it is the smallest airport I have ever been to. You walk off the plane onto the tarmac, which is within steps of the immigration building. This is a TINY building with a bathroom and 4 agents(I think) and nothing more. They bring your luggage inside and it sitting on the floor waiting for you when you are ready. Sandals picks you up in a van, they do not have buses here. It is a beautiful and pretty quick ride to the resort. We were welcomed with cool towels and a cocktail, and then waited about 5 minutes until our butler arrived. Our butler helped us check in and took our luggage. He also gave us a tour of the resort, and took us to the jerk shack for lunch while we waited for our room to be prepared. We stayed in a beachfront/butler villa...loved it!!! The bathroom had a soaking tub/separate shower, double sinks/double doors. The rest of the room was spacious with a dining table with chairs/couch and beautiful king size bed...comfortable too. We sat on our patio a lot until we were bothered by the sand fleas. We brought Skin so soft and applied regularly but it still didn't help. My legs from the knee down were covered with tons of flea bites that looked horrible. This limited the time we got to enjoy our patio. My husband only had a few bites, but they itched something fierce. The resort provides a bottle of bug spay...use it.
This is a very relaxing resort, not much entertainment. In fact, the same women sand each night we were there. She is very good, but she also sings the same songs every night, so it got old. There is a game room attached to the Drunken Duck, that has 1 ping pong table and 3 pool tables, good for a rainy day. The pool water was too cold to get in at the main pool, so we did not get much use out of the swim-up bar. We sat in the hot tub a lot and talked to other couples, also a good idea for rainy days. We learned about the quiet pool a few days in...much warmer. Since there is not much entertainment in the main pool this is a very good option. Our butler got us set up in a cabana at the quiet pool twice. She also brought us lunch and a bottle of champagne to the pool each day. There is a little coleman cooler in your room that our butler packed beer/water/soda in each day also.
We went on the half day excursion to swim with the pigs that is offered at the resort. I would highly recommend this excursion. You start off on a boat that has a cooler full of beer and water. You go for a ride over beautiful water until you stop at the pig island. The pigs are very big and intimidating but you feed them carrots and they are happy. There are also stingrays that are swimming around you that you feed hot dogs, after about 5 minutes you get used to them and it is a very cool experience. You also go to the iguana island and feed them grapes. We liked this much more than we thought we would. The boat stop at a sand bar, this was awesome. You can get out and walk quite a bit. The boat will also stop and let you snorkel and swim at other locations. All in all, well worth the money.
Good selection of restaurants. We had jerk chicken from the jerk shack or pizza brought to use each day at the pool. We tried the Indian restaurant, which I really liked.I think it was the butter chicken that ordered. They do not use too much spice so things are not unbearable hot. Our favorite place was the French restaurant, we ate there twice. The drunken Duck had great atmosphere and a terrific steak.
Beautiful golf course. We cannot say enough about the golfing. Some will say it is expensive, so if you plan on golfing more than once I would bring your own clubs. Also, there is no where to get a drink on the course, so be prepared. I actually liked the women's clubs I rented and played pretty good. You cannot beat the views on the back nine. My suggestion is to take a walk to the back nine and check out the view even if you do not golf...it is allowed.
The beach is the reason you come here. The water is beautiful and the sand is white and soft. Unfortunately, every time we go somewhere else we compare the beach to this one, and this one wins every time. You will not be disappointed with the beach. Don't forget to walk down the beach a visit Bahama Mama. She is a sweetheart, and will kiss you on the cheek when you leave. She has many things you can purchase.
This resort is perfect for relaxing. Do not come here looking for a party, most people are back in their room by 9 or 10pm. Some of the rooms may be a little outdated but I think you will get that anywhere. There is not a lot of walking necessary, and very few stairs. Definitely one of our favorites so far.
My wife and I spent 7 nights here. The airport transfer was great and we got to the resort pretty quickly. The check-in process was smooth and we were in our room by 3 pm.
We were in building 7 which was about a 5 minute walk to main pool and most restaurants. This was OK for us as it was nice and quiet but is something to consider as we did this walk 3-5 times a day.
The room was large and clean. The bed was comfortable, shower was good and double sinks were nice to have. One complaint about the room was very limited to no WIFI. This was often not only in our room but throughout the resort we had a hard time to get WIFI.
The main pool was difficult to get a chair if you didn't wake up early. Even getting up early there was one day we picked 2 chairs and left towels and personal item prior to getting breakfast. When we came back after breakfast our towels and personal item were gone and we never did find the item which was valued at 50$. It wasn't in the resorts lost and found and they were not helpful in locating it at all. We have never had this issue at any other Sandals resort so this was probably the low of our trip. The main pool water temperature was pretty cool which was good for warm days but when the sun isn't out I found it too cold. Also, the cushions on the chairs weren't good. I found the chairs pretty uncomfortable.
The quiet pool had more comfortable chairs but they too were a little difficult to get because there are fewer. The pool was much smaller but warmer so this was nice.
The beach is probably the nicest beach I've been too. The water is amazing- warm and only a little seaweed which was easy to avoid. Beach chairs are easier to get because there are so many. I didn't find the bugs bad at all at the time we were there. We didn't use repellent.
If you don't have a butler you will need to go to the bars to get drinks at pool/beach 99% of the time. At all other Sandals resorts we've been to this wasn't the case. There was only one time in the 7 days we were there someone brought us drinks by the pool.
Bahama Bay had a good breakfast buffet but mediocre coffee. I'm not sure if it was instant coffee or not but it wasn't great. We often ended up at Cafe de Paris to get coffee.
Drunken Duck had pretty good food but the building smelled a bit moldy. Kevin the bartender there was friendly and gave great service. During lunch Drunken Duck serves for from Barefoot by the Sea lunch menu.
Barefoot by the Sea dinner menu was my favorite. We ate dinner here twice. I wish I remembered their names, but both servers and restaurant manager were very friendly. This was a 5/5 experience both nights.
Kimonos was good. The food was good and our chef was entertaining. The Japanese beer was very good.
La Parisienne was OK. The food was delicious but service was very slow so it made the experience not as good.
Room service food was very good and fast.
Entertainment wasn't as good as other Sandals resorts, especially during the day. During the day there was no pool or beach volleyball (most likely due to lack of interest). At night we like to sit and watch shows but there were only 2 nights that we found good. The reggae band on reggae night was really entertaining. Most of the shows started at 9pm only lasted for 30-45 mins.
The golf course was good. Was told I got 2 free rounds of golf which was great until I paid 115$ for rental clubs and cart. I only played one round because of this and I regretted not bringing my clubs. The rentals were OK Taylormade clubs but only regular flex so something to consider. The golf course itself is a very nice and layout. It's a good challenge mainly due to the wind, especially on the back 9. It can get extremely windy which can be frustrating conditions for some. The greens rolled pretty slow on the day I played, not sure if this was normal speed.
Check out process was NOT GOOD. We checked in for our flight and got our bag tags right on the resort at 10am. Our flight was scheduled to board at 1pm and we didn't get a cab to the airport until 12:30 after waiting for a cab for 1.5 hours. When we got to the airport it was us and about 15 other people on the flight who had to get bags onto plane and get through security in about 20 minutes, in an airport that was completely full. They did move us all to front of the security line and we did get on the plane but it was a bit stressful. Every other resort we've been to use buses and got us to airport in plenty of time - The cabs didn't work out well at all this day. If I ever go back I will probably try to get my own cab to the airport a couple of hours early to avoid this again. I'm not sure if this has happened to others in the past but something consider.
Overall this was a 4.5 star experience.
2nd time back after a few years--service was even better! Emma, the loyalty manager took personalized care and time with us at the ViP luncheon, and at the returnee dinner and when we booked our next trip.Went to Soy (new, along with Kimonos) 3 times! JOel, Kristoffer and Gabriel were great! Sarkar at new Bombay--he was an excellent host. Akeem, Shane, and Leroy at the big pool were friendly bartenders who remembered our drinks (purple and black tumblers!) Leaniemarie, our evening housekeeper and Carlton, club concierge took care of any service needs. Geneve, Kadesha, and Sanet were lovely at the spa for our massages and pedicures. Thanks, Kenny for the beautiful photos. Since we'd already taken the Pig tour, we tried the Moriah Sea Park tour with Captain Greg (and his dog Nelle) and it was the best! Don't miss the Rolletown sandbar--a highlight! Also don't miss the cottage pie at the Drunken duck and the Jerk meats at the Shack by the pool. The grounds are beautifully kept by friendly landscapers-even more so than the last time. Quiet and plentiful firepits... Walk the whole cresent beach and the surreal windex-colored waters to walk off some of that eat/drink.