Emerald Bay Beach

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

Situated on the island of Great Exuma, Emerald Bay Beach is on the North West edge of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. While the Bahamas has more secluded beaches than Emerald Bay Beach, it has just the right amount of private-feel to attract beachgoers.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Great Exuma; the area is home to other attractions such as Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course, which is only a short distance away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Cities and Towns

The nearest part on Great Exuma to Emerald Bay Beach is Rolleville. This interesting part of Great Exuma is only five and a half miles from the beach, which means it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. It should be noted that is not overly congested, so for visitors looking to get a taste of local life, this area in the Bahamas might make for a rather pleasant day trip.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Though vacationers will generally find few accommodations in the immediate vicinity, those options closest to the beach can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Emerald Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sandals Emerald Bay 0.3 NNW Resort
Grand Isle Resort and Spa 0.6 N Villa complex
Palms at Three Sisters 2.6 SE Resort


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is The Palapa Grill, which is just a little ways away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the following table.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover on Great Exuma, of course, and Emerald Bay Beach is just one option.

You may also like Coco Plum Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located four and a half miles to the northwest.

Another location you may want to try is Three Sisters Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

You may find that Emerald Bay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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