SUN, SAND AND SECLUSION AT SANDALS EMERALD BAY
Just how easy is it for Canadian travellers to get to Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas? Well, according to Jeremy Mutton, the resort’s General Manager, his guests can “have breakfast in Toronto and lunch in Great Exuma”. With Air Canada Vacations’ exclusive seasonal weekly direct service between Toronto and Great Exuma (with 51 connections across Canada) now through April 30, 2023, there’s no time like the present to recommend this stunning destination to your clients.
Where exactly is Great Exuma? The Bahamas, an archipelago nation, is comprised
of 700 islands and cays. Within that lie the Exuma Cays, a chain of 365 “out” islands. Great Exuma, the largest island in the Exuma Cays, is a pristine isle boasting some of the most spectacular beaches in the Caribbean and a population of just over 7,000 people.
Sandals Emerald Bay is located on 500 tropical acres with just 249 rooms and suites. The resort was practically tailor-made for “physical distancing”, long before it became the trend that it is today. For couples looking for that perfect blend of luxury, service, sophistication and seclusion, look no further than Sandals Emerald Bay. Of course, guests can expect the famed Sandals Luxury Included Vacation experience including unlimited, anytime food and premium-brand drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), around-the-clock entertainment (but only if you want), all-you-can-play land and water sports with professional instruction and more.
Following a three and a half-hour direct flight from Toronto, it’s a short 20-minute ride from Georgetown International Airport (GGT) to Sandals Emerald Bay. As with all Sandals Resorts, complimentary airport transfers are included for guests of Sandals Emerald Bay.
Let’s take a closer look at this award-winning resort.
Sandals Emerald Bay is beloved by guests from around the world for its long private white-sand beach and gorgeous blue waters. Beach lovers should definitely add this resort to their list! The resort features elegant villas and suites spread across an expansive 500 acres, three pools (including a half-acre zero-entry pool), 11 specialty restaurants serving cuisine that includes French, Italian and authentically Bahamian options, eight bars including Sandals’ signature swim-up pool bars, a Red Lane Spa for the ultimate in pampering and the list goes on. Sandals Emerald Bay also has a marina, which is accessible for guests arriving by yacht.
With 18 room categories available, there is certain to be one that’s best suited to your clients’ needs and preference….and price point. Sandals Emerald Bay offers classic contemporary accommodations reflecting magnificent Bahamian architecture. Best of all, each and every accommodation is either located directly on the beach or just a short stroll away. This alluring beachfront hideaway includes the low-rise, high style Beach Houses, sumptuously appointed rooms and suites nestled amongst manicured lawns, vibrant bougainvillea and coconut palm trees. The epitome of island living, the exclusive seaside villas—including the one and only Royal Estate Villa—offer expansive elegantly furnished suites that are located directly on the silky white Emerald Bay beach. The accommodations at Sandals Emerald Bay are so elevated; they all begin at Club Level. And nearly half of the resort accommodations include Butler Service.
Designed by golf legend Greg Norman, the award-winning Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course is recognized as one of the most scenic 18-hole ocean-side golf courses in the Caribbean. The 18-hole, par 72 championship course is renowned for its challenging fairways. A golfer’s paradise, six signature holes hug the coastline of a scenic peninsula and prevailing trade winds promise new experiences with each game. Green fees are included for guests of Sandals Emerald Bay. Among its many awards, Sandals Emerald Bay was named “Bahamas’s Best Golf Hotel” for three years in a row at The World Golf Awards. The course is also the home of the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, a PGA Tour-sanctioned Korn Ferry Tour event.
There’s also a 2.6-mile jogging or walking trail that takes guests on a scenic route, right around the famed golf course. It starts with vibrant views of lush greenery and wildlife, then trots along the majestic Emerald Bay Peninsula.
With 11 globally inspired restaurants, as part of Sandals 5-Star Global Gourmet, the hardest decision your clients will have to make during vacation is where to dine every night. La Parisienne, a restaurant offering authentic French cuisine, is a popular option for dinner, while Il Cielo (an Italian restaurant in the evening) with its famous crunchy banana French Toast is a must-try breakfast spot. The flavours of India are on nightly display at Bombay Club. The menu at Soy Sushi Bar pairs perfectly with sake. For those with a sweet tooth, a visit to Café de Paris is a must-do…..morning, noon and night.
The magnificent Red Lane Spa facility encompasses 16,000 square-feet with 17 relaxing treatment rooms. It’s the perfect place to enjoy some well-deserved pampering, either solo or together as a couple.
Sandals Emerald Bay is a dream come true for Canadians couples wanting romance and relaxation. It’s the perfect choice for those discerning clients who want to get away from it all or to disconnect from their busy lives to reconnect with that special someone. And thanks to Air Canada Vacations’ exclusive direct flights, this exotic escape is within easy reach. Please contact your local Sandals Business Development Manager for details on an exclusive instant savings available for Canadians at Sandals Emerald Bay.
First published at Travel Industry Today