Emerald Bay Beach

Home to the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort, this private beach offers sensational ocean views and ideal conditions for casual swimming.

Set near the middle of the island of Great Exuma, Emerald Bay Beach is on the North West edge of the island, You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— may really like the middle ground found at Emerald Bay Beach. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's not dead and empty either.

How to Access The Beach
This beach can be reached in the car by taking the Queen's Hwy north from the Exuma International Airport, which runs right by the Sandals Resort at Rockers Point Settlement.

Amenities and Ambiance

With shimmering white sand and cool, turquoise water, this beach is ideal for those looking for both simple relaxation and a little fun in the sun. Snorkeling opportunities abound, and the breathtaking views keep honeymooners coming to this idyllic beach year after year.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Emerald Bay Beach is on the North West coast of Great Exuma; it's located near attractions like Emerald Reef Golf Course, which is a few hundred yards away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Emerald Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Emerald Reef Golf Course Golf Course 0.1 mi. WNW Great Exuma

Cities and Towns

The closest part on Great Exuma to Emerald Bay Beach is Rolleville. This location is just five and a half miles from the beach, which means it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. It should be noted that Rolleville is certainly not a bustling region, but it can be an interesting destination for guests wanting to get a taste of local life.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels close-by, the nearest ones are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Emerald Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sandals Emerald Bay 0.3 mi. NNW Resort
Palms at Three Sisters 2.6 mi. SE Resort
Exuma Palms Hotel 2.6 mi. SE Hotel
Coral Gardens 9.4 mi. SE Hotel


Though the area surrounding Emerald Bay Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to drive a bit. One of the nearest restaurants is The Palapa Grill, which is a half mile to the north of it.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Emerald Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
The Palapa Grill (242) 358-5000 Bahamian, Caribbean 0.6 mi. N Great Exuma

Other Beaches

Emerald Bay Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Great Exuma.

If the active mood at Emerald Bay Beach is one of the features you love, consider checking out Coco Plum Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it four and a half miles to the northwest. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Coconut Cove Beach may be a good choice. It is located only a taxi trip away from the shore.

Travelers may also want to consider Three Sisters Beach, located two and a half miles away.

Emerald Bay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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