Have you ever had a travel experience that absolutely exceeded every one of your expectations? My wife Lauren and I had such an experience recently, at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort in the Exumas, Bahamas. While we were only there for a few days, I think we’d both agree that it was one of the best vacations we’ve taken together.
That’s why I wanted to use the space in this blog post to share our experience with our readers. We had too much fun not to share!
Read on to get the inside scoop on what made this luxury resort so special to us.
Review of the Stunning Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in the Exumas
Golden white sand, clear turquoise water, and not another soul in sight — that’s the view that Lauren and I woke up to every morning!
Our room at the Sandals emerald bay resort was only about 50 feet from the beach, and Lauren and I both agree that it was one of the best beaches we’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting.
Part of what made the beach at Emerald Bay at the Bahamas feel so pristine was that it wasn’t very crowded.
- This all inclusive adults only resort has several fantastic pools set up throughout the property — including a pool with a fun, rowdy swim-up bar — so lots of guests headed to one of the relaxing pools instead of the beach.
- It felt like Lauren and I had the whole beach to ourselves, and that makes me think this is one of the best Sandals Resorts to head to if you’re really looking for some quiet one-on-one time with your loved one.
- The relaxed, low-key, and private atmosphere of the resort really fosters reconnection.
The entire Sandals Emerald Bay resort and property exuded luxury and elegance.
We noticed that the staff raked the beaches each day, so the sand was always soft to the touch and easy to sink our feet into. Plus, there were no locals heckling us while we relaxed on the beach, asking us if we wanted to purchase something they were selling.
We’ve experienced that at other beaches in the Caribbean, so it was a treat to find that the Emerald Bay Beach afforded much more privacy and relaxation.
And the architecture of the resort itself was incredible.
The Sandals Emerald Bay resort used to be a Four Seasons, so the beautiful buildings on the property had an especially upscale feel, with formal arches and fountains delighting us at every turn.
We learned that Sandals Emerald Bay is actually the largest resort on the island, and since the island only has about 6,000 residents, at many times it really felt like ur own private island getaway.
Talk about a luxurious oasis!
Like with all Sandals properties, the service at this Sandals all inclusive resort was incredible — but there were a few experiences at this Bahamian Sandals Emerald Bay resort that really took the service we received above and beyond.
For one, Lauren and I had butler service throughout our stay; we had such a good experience with our butlers that I’ll definitely be recommending this luxurious service to more of our clients.
Yes, it’s a splurge, but if you’re only here for a long weekend or week I think it’s worth it.
Lauren and I never had to think about logistics while we were on vacation.
If You Can Think It, The Sandals Butler Service Will Make It Happen
Our butler made all of our dinner arrangements for us. He would even escort us from our luxury suite to the restaurant, pulling out our dining chairs for us and making sure we were settled before leaving us to our incredible meal.
The Sandals Emerald Bay resort provided us with cell phones that connected us to our butler, so it was so easy for us to reach out on a whim and have him arrange side trips, dining reservations, or anything else we needed.
In fact, there was a particular beverage I wanted that they didn’t have stocked at the bar. I mentioned this to our butler, and the next thing I know I had as much of that stuff as I wanted — our butler completely stocked our fridge and coolers with the beverage!
Romantic Bubble Bath
From the surprise bubble bath drawn for Lauren (complete with flower petals and a bottle of champagne) to the beach chairs and cooler set up for us outside each morning, the butler service we received is what truly elevated the Sandals experience for us.
Private Dinner on the Beach
There was one other particular experience that left quite the impression on Lauren and I: our private dinner on the beach.
I believe every Sandals property offers this romantic resort package to couples, and I encourage you to take advantage of it — it’s worth every penny. The Sandals staff set up a table for two right on the edge of the water just for Lauren and I.
Decorated with a white tablecloth, twinkly candles, and surrounded by tiki lights, it felt incredibly romantic. Plus, we were the only couple dining on the beach!
Served by White-Gloved Waiters, Serving Fresh Local Cuisine
For the next couple of hours, Lauren and I feasted on course after course of incredible, fresh cuisine served by white-gloved waiters. It was most certainly a night to remember. In fact, I think this private beach dinner is what led Lauren to proclaim that our visit to the Bahamian Sandals Emerald Bay was better than our honeymoon!
The Sandals brand is well known for its unparalleled service, luxurious accommodations, and pristine locations — and I felt all of that was on first-rate display at Sandals Emerald Bay.
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