Ratings based on 86 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
99% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from roma

Un resort meraviglioso

Posted Feb 10, 2016
Pros: tutto, stanza, piscina, spiaggia, complesso in sé.
Location: l'hotel sorge su emeral bay, distante da ogni supermercato o ristorante, per cui per muoversi un po' occorre un auto ma ne vale comunque la pena
il Grand Isle è un posto fantastico, le stanze sono dei veri e propri appartamenti di lusso e tutta la struttura è molto curata . le ville sorgono all'interno di un vero e proprio giardino tropicale che si affaccia su Emerald Bay. il ristorante è davvero di livello anche se un po' caro. la piscina è bellissima e si può accedere anche ad una piccola palestra attrezzata.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful place, magical experience, slow service!

Posted Feb 4, 2016
Beautiful place, gorgeous villas, fantastic landscape. Food is the only issue here, low quality and super slow and bad service in restaruant ! Everything else is a big plus! Def would stay here again!
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 7, 2016 by SGC-Exuma, Hotel Management
Dear Mario, Thank you for posting your comments and concerns regarding Palapa Grill. We have really been working hard to increase our speed and food quality and are getting some nice comments on quality. That said it seems we missed this during your stay my apologies. If you would please during your next stay contact us directly so we can put you in touch with our Chef to make sure we do exceed your expectations! Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier, GM
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from London, UK

If you want paradise this is it !

Posted Jan 18, 2016
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Having escaped Nassau and the dreadful Hilton Colonial, are expectations were very low, this Hotel/Resort completely put the smile back on our faces, ticked all our boxes !
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 25, 2016 by SGC- Exuma Life, Hotel Management
Dear FS, So excited to hear that you found Paradise at Grand Isle Resort! We hope to see you back again and please remember that EXUMA is the REAL Bahamas! Cheers, Sandra Grisham-Clothier, GM
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Webster MA

Beautiful Villas in the clearest water and white s

Posted Dec 31, 2015
Property consists of Villas owned and rented. We rented a beautiful villa for 5 days. Quiet resort, exceptionally clean with the greatest staff. Single restaurant on the property overlooking the pool and ocean. Food was very good. Ocean is right there, water is crystal clear with the whitest sand. If you're looking for a party place. This is not it. I came home rested, relaxed and recharged and looking forward to 2016. We found it in Travel and Leisure magazine. It was the only place they recommended. Swimming with the pigs was the reason for this destination. They will hook you up with a trip that everyone should take!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 4, 2016 by Exuma-SGC, Hotel Management
Dear Webster MA, Amazing photos especially the pigs and the shot of the beach with Grand Isle in the back ground! Thank you for posting and I do hope to welcome you back in 2016. Best, Sandra Grisham-Clothier
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Franklin, TN

Beach front double room, perfect for sunrise view

Posted Dec 25, 2015
Pros: Location, building quality, service.
Cons: Drink and food prices are high. (i.e. $14 for a cut of smoothie for my daughter)
Location: So many beautiful beaches, gorgeous water color.
Ocean in front of the golf course, gorgeous view. Even tough the resort was full did not feel like it.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 28, 2015 by Exuma - SGC, Hotel Management
Dear Perfect Sunrise, Thank you for the review so happy you had a great time and found a quiet holiday to enjoy at Grand Isle Resort. Sorry the drinks are so expensive but getting fresh fruit to the island does cost us a great deal (:> Best, Sandra Grisham-Clothier
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from WI

Posted Nov 26, 2015
Pros: The beautiful surroundings, wonderful staff and the accommodations.
Location: We stayed on the property and enjoyed the hotel and the amenities.
The food is wonderful! Excellent chefs!!!!! The amenities and accommodations of the property are excellent.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 30, 2015 by SGC-Exuma, Hotel Management
Dear Deb, Thanks for pointing out our pros, we work hard on the grounds and it helps to know people notice these things! We will pass on your compliment to the chefs and all the associates that make this happen. Hope to see you back soon, Sandra Grisham-Clothier, GM
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Massimiliano from London

Ok resort but quite a few improvements to be done

Posted Sep 15, 2015 on Hotels
The resort is on a nice beach, shared with the Sandals resort, and the villas are spacious, well kept and stocked with all essentials. However, there is no convenience store to do grocery shopping which is a problem. The only store is in Georgetown, a 30 minutes drive which will cost either $100 by taxi or $75 renting a car the whole day. Nightlife is almost non existent, with the only bar closing around 9.30pm and zero activities planned during the day. The advertised golf fields are actually part of Sandals, not of the resort and access fee will cost, all included around $300... a bit too much! There is only one restaurant, with very limited menu and food is quite average. Breakfast was quite poor and expensive. Overall the resort villas are nice but it could be managed much better.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 16, 2015 by Ann, Hotel Management
Dear Massimiliano, So flatter you have taken the time to post! Should you ever consider staying with us again please let us know and we will guide you to a store that is about 10 minutes from the resort. They carry a wider variety these days to assist our guest. We also have a service where you can select your groceries and have them delivered to your Villa. Concerning night life a new Pub across the street opened with extended hours of operation. We are also extending our hours at our bar when needed but you are correct it is a quiet location at night (:<<. Please accept my apology for falling short on our culinary efforts during your stay. We hope you will return one day allowing us the opportunity to WOW you with these efforts including Breakfast. Warm regards, Sandra Grisham-Clothier
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Comfortable stay and friendly services

Posted Sep 4, 2015 on Hotels
Although the resort is located outside the hotel district of the island or the market area in George Town, it has all you need inside the resort and room itself. Very well equipped room and excellent friendly services. Planning to come back again in future.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 7, 2015 by Ann, Hotel Management
Dear Comfortable Stay and Friendly Services, Thank you for taking the time to post and we look forward to your return. Due let us know on your next trip what it will take to get a five star rating (:>>, Best, Sandra Grisham-Clothier, GM
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Cristina from Crevalcore

Momenti magici

Posted Sep 1, 2015 on Hotels
Magnifico sogggiorno,l'appartamento assegnato molto Ben arredato e attrezzato pieno di ogni confort,pulito con buona vista sul mare il personale e' di gentileza e cortesia unica. La spiaggia e I servizi offerti sono ottimi come il mare dove si affaccia il resort Sicuramente se torneremo in vacanza ad exsuma torneremo in questa struttura Veramente tutti molto bravi anche al bistrot
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 3, 2015 by Ann, Hotel Management
Dear Cristina, Grazie per aver postato il tuo commento. Siamo lieti che vi sia piaciuto il dimensioni e comfort le nostre ville forniscono così come i servizi di spiaggia. Spero di rivedervi molto presto, Sandra Grisham-Clothier
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from ft lauderdale, fl

One of, if not, THE best resort on the island.

Posted Aug 28, 2015
We had checked out other hotels/resorts on the island that we had seen online and all of them, including Sandals, paled in comparison to Grand Isles Resort. The villas are spacious, clean, and new. The beach is pristine and the reefs in the bay are teaming with wildlife. The staff are genuinely concerned about your well being and anticipate your every need. One person stands out from the staff at the resort...his name is Jimi, the food/beverage manager. He totally took care of us and treated us like we were VIPS. I would highly recommend this resort and most definitely plan on staying there again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 3, 2015 by SGC-Exuma, Hotel Management
Dear Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to post and recognize Jimion who has been with us a short while and showing such promise. We hope to welcome you back again very soon, Sandra Grisham-Clothier, GM