Emerald Bay Beach

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

Set on the island of Great Exuma, Emerald Bay Beach is on the North West edge of the island, You might want regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Visitors should keep in mind that, although Emerald Bay Beach is by no means secluded, you also wouldn't call it particularly popular. It's the perfect choice for those of you who want to visit a somewhat lively beach without getting stuck in the most crowded parts of town.

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, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Emerald Bay Beach is on the North West coast of Great Exuma. It is near some interesting sites like Emerald Reef Golf Course, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is a local attraction.

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

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 nearest area on Great Exuma to Emerald Bay Beach is Rolleville. This interesting part of Great Exuma is only five and a half miles from the coast, which means it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. Keep in mind that isn't overly populated, so for those hoping to see more of the area, this section in the Bahamas might be a place you consider spending some time in.


How many other people you encounter at Emerald Bay Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels within driving distance, the nearest ones have been listed in the following table.

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


Although this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest places to eat is The Palapa Grill, which is a half mile away.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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

Other Beaches

Great Exuma has many nice beaches, so Emerald Bay Beach is not your only option.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Emerald Bay Beach has you wanting more of the same, consider also visiting Coco Plum Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located four and a half miles to the northwest. If you're looking for something a little more private, Coconut Cove Beach may be a good choice. You'll find it within the range of a taxi.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Three Sisters Beach, which is located within a short distance.

There's plenty to see and do in the Bahamas, so visiting Emerald Bay Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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