Grand Isle Resort & Residences Luxury Beach Resort in Exuma, Bahamas
Island luxury and Caribbean life come together beautifully at Great Exuma’s Grand Isle Resort. Experience footloose freedom on Emerald Bay’s ivory sands and sparkling blue waters. Relax in pampered villa comfort with every resort amenity. Swim with Exuma’s famous pigs or golf the Caribbean’s longest course. Whether you are an adventure-seeker, looking for a quiet home away from home or want to mix them both, Grand Isle Resort will make all your Exuma vacation dreams come true.
23° North Beach Club
Explore Exuma by land
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 us help you create a personalized excursion.
Experience Exuma’s abundant beauty and sea creatures
Prepare to be astounded at the sheer beauty and variety of life here in the Exumas. You will want to see and swim with every creature, many endangered and protected, from pigs to sea turtles and stingrays on our exclusively Exuma encounters. And with just a handful of opportunities to participate, you can choose to protect our waters as a member of the “Beneath the Waves” shark tagging expedition.
Swim with Sharks
On Compass Cay, you can actually go swimming with friendly nurse sharks and hundreds of colorful Caribbean reef fish that join you off the dock. Any squeamish members of your group can stay on dry land and pet the sharks from the dinghy dock as they surface to meet their new human friends.
Feed the Stingrays
If you’ve never heard of pet stingrays, you certainly will after a trip to the Chat ’n’ Chill on nearby Stocking Island, an island eatery famous with locals and yachters alike. Offer the stingrays their favorite treat and these gentle giants will glide right across your hand.
Swimming With Pigs
No visit is complete until you’ve taken a swim with Exuma’s world-famous swimming pigs. An experience you will never forget, our 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).
Love lizards? You’ll love Exuma, where endangered Northern Bahamian Rock iguanas sunbathes and socialize on Leaf Cay in the Allan’s Cays. See them on an organized boat trip with a commercial operator. Bring a lettuce leaf or two; these charmers love to nibble.
These ancient reptiles live most of their lives in the water. In Exuma’s crystal blue waters you’ll swim with these majestic sea turtles and come to appreciate the beauty of their streamlined shells and agile stroke of their flippers. Sea turtles don’t hide in their shells, so some return appraisal may be the highlight of your encounter.
Channel your championship instincts
Located adjacent to Grand Isle Resort & Spa, enjoy more than just our postcard views of the Emerald Reef Golf Club, we offer special greens fees for this 18-hole championship golf course designed by legendary PGA pro Greg Norman. The longest in the Caribbean, this challenging par-72 course plays to 7,001 yards with front nine holes winding through seaside dunes and mangroves while the back nine hug the spectacular Emerald Bay peninsula.
Indulge in exquisite dining
Every meal is a feast with fresh seafood, local ingredients, fragrant herbs and rich island spices elevating our Bahamian-fusion cuisine. Our Bahamian Dinner Night and Island BBQ & Junkanoo Bonfire on the Beach are weekly celebrations of flavor. Of course, your luxury villa features a gourmet kitchen for your own delicious creations, or a custom menu prepared by our chef.
Dining at Grand Isle Resort offers an authentic taste of the Caribbean, complete with tropical cocktails and fresh, local ingredients. Celebrate the tastes and traditions of the Bahamas at 23° North, where fresh, local seafood is served alongside the ocean in our tropical outdoor setting.
Discover Exuma’s beauty
Nature brings remarkable beauty to every detail of Great Exuma and its bountiful waters. Leisurely outings are rich with discoveries on nearby beaches and deserted islands. Enjoy a relaxed solitude, explore side-by-side, or slow down island-style with your family and friends.
Whether you’re in search of bathing beauties (Sports Illustrated shot here recently) or sand dollars, Great Exuma’s beaches are breathtakingly beautiful. Just a short walk from Grand Isle Resort, the family-friendly Coco Plum Beach is a low-tide favorite for shelling.
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.
Chart a Course
Exploring by boat is one of the best ways to see the Exuma’s deserted islands and sand bars and 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 and 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.
A state of bliss at SeaStar Spa
Indulge your body and renew your sense of well-being at our SeaStar Spa, in the comfort of your villa, on the beach or at the pool. Couples relax and unwind together with a 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 & under)
Men, this one’s for you: Ultimate Sports Massage, Tri-Enzyme Facial, Spa Manicure & Pedicure, and enjoy a FREE Feet Fixation Massage.
For those who want to glow: Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow body treatment, Visible Brilliance Facial, Spa Manicure & Pedicure, plus a FREE Neck & Shoulder Massage.
SeaStar Ultimate Escape
Choose this package for a truly tropical experience: Cellulox Aroma Spa Ocean Detox Wrap, Signature Hot Lava Shell Massage, Island Spice Manicure & Pedicure, and a FREE Refresher Facial.
Couples: Simply Divine
80-Minute Hot Lava Shell side-by-side massage, warm paraffin hand treatments, Refresher Facials, and a FREE bottle of Champagne.
Couples: Ultimate Island Bliss
Full Body Coconut Rub, Scents of Serenity Massages, Island Spice Manicures & Pedicures, and FREE Refresher Facials and glasses of Champagne.