Your Stay, Your Way
Each one of us is unique. We believe your vacation should mirror your personal desires and expectations. Here, we have compiled a list of suggestions to inspire you. These are only a few of the possibilities available to you. Upon booking your vacation with us, your concierge will reach out to you to explore these options and whatever else you may fancy, and will take care of all the details. Rest assured, your concierge will be at your service to make your vacation a dream come true.
At the Villa
We understand some travelers prefer privacy and tranquillity on their escape from their busy lives, while others want to be pampered with all-day service. The basic package includes pre-arrival and departure cleaning services. Additional housekeeping can be arranged upon request, whether mid-stay cleaning, daily or twice daily service (morning cleaning and evening turn-down service).
Enjoy the ultimate island dining experience with a trained chef preparing a gourmet meal in your private villa. Lounge by the pool while the chef crafts delicious dishes for you, or sip a cocktail at the kitchen bar while you observe the master at work. To ensure your menu requests can be honoured, advance booking 1 week in advance is required so that specialty items can be procured.
Spoil yourself with a pool-side massage by a certified massage therapist! Individual or couple’s massages can be arranged upon request. Various types of massages are available, including traditional Swedish massage, all the way to exclusive massages using sand and floral scents from the island. Your concierge will discuss the massage menu options with you to create your unique experience.
In-House Fitness Trainer
Unwind your tired muscles and stay fit while the ocean breeze keeps you cool and fills your lungs with crisp sea air! Your personal trainer can arrange an individualized workout for you by the pool or in the gym, and can also arrange for acquacise in the pool. You will feel refreshed and energized, ready to enjoy another heavenly day in your private paradise.
On the Island
Boat & Jetski Tours
Have a memorable time sailing on the liquid jewel that is the Caribbean sea around Exuma and the Exuma Cays. Your concierge will arrange your tour with an experienced operator so you can be sure every moment will be perfect. Half-day or full-day tours are available, and pick-up may be arranged from the Emerald Bay Marina, just a 5 minute golf cart ride away from your villa (some tours depart only from Georgetown, in which case car transport will be arranged). There are many tours to choose from, but here are a few to tickle your imagination: Swimming Pigs and Iguanas tour, Georgetown Harbor and Stocking Island tour, or Exuma Cays and Island Picnic tour. Snorkeling can be added to your tour if desired. If visiting Stocking Island, be sure to stop for a drink or a meal at the Chat ‘n Chill restaurant, a staple of Great Exuma, where you can enjoy fresh conch salad and even pet stingrays by the beach! The natural beauty will delight you, and walking on the sand banks, almost levitating on the surface in the middle of the ocean, will take your breath away.
Bone Fishing Trip
A favorite and must-do for the dedicated sportsman! Your concierge will organize a memorable fishing trip with an experienced guide who will take you to the best fishing spots. Fishing trips may also be combined with sightseeing boat tours so the entire family can join in the fun.
Golf at Sandals Emerald Bay
Enjoy world-class golf in Great Exuma at the award-winning Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course (Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course). Designed by golf legend Greg Norman, this course is recognized as one of the most scenic 18-hole ocean-side golf courses in the Caribbean and renowned for its challenging fairways. A golfer’s paradise, six signature holes hug the coastline of Emerald Bay, preserving the landscape’s pristine beauty and natural barriers. As the longest course in the Caribbean, this 18-hole, par 72 championship course is consistently regarded as one of the best in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure Golf. Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course will again be the proud host of the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, a PGA tour-sanctioned event, between Thursday, January 9 – Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Day Pass at Sandals Emerald Bay
Looking for the tranquillity and luxury of a private ocean-front villa, yet still crave the vibe of an all-inclusive resort? Couples who want to add the resort experience to their vacation can have the best of both worlds with a guest pass at Sandals Emerald Bay, located just minutes away from Blue Nirvana’s Villa XXI. Options include day, evening and full-day passes, which grant unlimited access to the grounds, activities (including water sports), restaurants and bars at the resort. Spa services are not included. Several restaurants require a reservation (Sandals Emerals Bay Dining), so we recommend planning your day in advance to ensure your choice of venue is available.
Day Pass at Grand Isle Resort
A resort experience for the whole family! Recipient of the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award, Grand Isle Resort & Spa has a family friendly, low-key attitude that immediately puts guests at ease. Day passes are reasonably priced and children enjoy discounted rates. Passes grant access to the resort’s infinity pool with poolside bar service, as well as unlimited use of the water sports equipment, which includes paddle boards and kayaks. The resort’s restaurant (Palapa Grill) and the spa (SeaStar Spa), are open to the public and do not require a pass; ask your concierge to make a reservation. The resort has direct access to Emerald Bay beach. As all beaches are public in The Bahamas, a guest pass is not required if only looking to access the beach.