The Palapa Grill

Inspired by the unique and tropical flavors of the islands, the cuisine at The Palapa Grill will have you feeling like a true Bahamian in no time.


Their fusion of Caribbean and Bahamian spices makes each dish at The Palapa Grill stand out, preparing fresh, local seafood in a variety of styles such as jerked, barbecue and american. With the full service bar available at any time of the day, guests are invited to enjoy a pool side snack and drinks if they are just looking for a quick bite.

The Palapa Grill also offers takeout and delivery options for guests who want to stay in for the evening. The friendly wait staff is always ready to help these customers as well as answer any questions guests may have about the menu, seating arrangements and events happening at the restaurant.

Two unique events you won't want to miss are the Bahamian Dinner Night, which occurs every Tuesday, and the Island BBQ & Junkanoo Bonfire, which occurs every Thursday. On Tuesdays, guests experience an array of traditional Bahamian dishes not usually served at the restaurant accompanied by the live, local music. On Thursdays, an outdoor BBQ is the main dinner event with a roaring beach bonfire and Junkanoo to end the magical evening.

The Palapa Grill is a grill that offers Bahamian and Caribbean cuisines, as well as barbecue. As far as the style of dining and food goes, the setting is informal. They are open for business during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so your family can sample their cuisine at almost any meal.


While overlooking a pool that wraps around the entire restaurant, The Palapa Grill maintains lush greenery and gardens with white sand beaches and a crystal clear ocean as the scene's main backdrop.


This restaurant is part of Grand Isle Resort and Spa, which is located near the heart of the island of Great Exuma, 5.4 miles southeast of Rolleville; it's 11.9 miles to the northwest of George Town.

The restaurant is available to all guests, including wheelchairs and kids. It is within walking distance from the rooms and has a beach entrance.

Part of the reason vacationers vacation in this location is the presence of outdoor attractions, such as Emerald Reef Golf Course and Emerald Bay Beach. The latter is the most convenient place to access the beach, and nestles itself a brief distance from The Palapa Grill.

Nearby Restaurants

If you and your party are looking for another area restaurant that offers Bahamian-style food, you may want to check out Augusta Bay Restaurant.

However, if you want a change of pace, this part of Great Exuma has an excellent range of dining possibilities that will be sure to satisfy all types of diners. For example, you can also try the food offered by Eddies Edgewater Restaurant & Bar.

Credit Cards and Other Info

Food at The Palapa Grill ranges between $14.00 and $40.00 (USD).

The Palapa Grill accepts all major credit cards.

The restaurant in open daily with specific hours for each meal time. Breakfast goes from 7:30 am - 11:00 am. Lunch from noon - 5:00 pm and dinner from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Dress is casual for all meals with some guests dressing up for their evening dinner meal.

Bahamian Dinner Night starts at 6 pm and the local music plays from 7 pm - ­9 pm.

Reservations are required for dinner, the Bahamian Dinner Night and the Island BBQ & Junkanoo Bonfire.

Contact Info

Location: Emerald Bay, Great Exuma

Phone: (242) 358-5000




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