A Paradise for Golfing & Active Pursuits
Family Fun at Grand Isle Resort & Spa
The 2017 PGA Bahamas Great Exuma Classic was held at the Emerald Reef Golf Course in Great Exuma. The 18-hole championship course was designed by the legendary Greg Norman and is considered one of the “most scenic ocean-side courses in the Caribbean,” by Golf Digest. Renowned for its challenging fairways, six signature holes hug the coastline that runs adjacent to Grand Isle Resort & Spa. This challenging par 72 course features seaside dunes and a spectacular finish on a rocky peninsula overlooking the jewel-toned waters of Great Exuma.
“Our islands have always been a favorite playground for many of the world’s top golfers ...” says Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcomb.
Trip Advisor has rated Grand Isle as one of the Top 25 Resorts in the Caribbean for Family Vacations. Nestled into the perfect crescent shaped beach on Emerald Bay, with 78 ocean-front villas. The resort offers the utmost in quality, privacy and space, yet nature remains the focal point with views to the ocean, lush gardens or dramatic fairways of the Emerald Reef Golf Course. Grand Isle is the only family friendly property on Exuma offering everyone an opportunity to enjoy their favorite activities: Golfers can tee off, the SeaStar Spa offers deep relaxation and rejuvenation treatments, and the kids club will keep the wee ones occupied with beach treasure hunts and kite flying on the beach from the Hummingbird Hut.
For those who are inclined to do more than relax on the beach, Great Exuma offers a variety of active pursuits: fishing is a popular sport or rent a boat and cruise to Elizabeth Harbor. Exploring deeper, dive blue holes or snorkel off the coast of Stocking Island to discover a wide variety of technicolor sea life. Last but not least, take the Swimming with Pigs tour – a world famous bucketlist item that is unforgettable.
Great Exuma and its Cays are the most exotic of the Bahamas Out Islands, like a collection of precious gems, the islands are set in a sea of Technicolor blues bordered by ivory beaches. Gentle winds help maintain a balmy and warm tropical climate year-round, making Exuma an ideal vacation spot for any season. Summer temperatures range between 80-90 degrees, and winters in Exuma are mild with temperatures rarely dropping below 78 degrees. Great Exuma has always been the best kept secret of savvy tropical vacationers.