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 ARRIVAL IN GEORGETOWN, GREAT EXUMA, BAHAMAS

Upon arrival at Georgetown International Airport (GGT), after exiting Customs and Immigration, just look for the Sandals Welcome Host. Your complimentary transfer to and from the resort will be arranged by Sandals, so climb aboard your air-conditioned bus and enjoy your included roundtrip airport transfer to Sandals Emerald Bay, a brief 10-minute ride. Once you arrive at the resort, you’ll be greeted like all Sandals guests, with a glass of champagne, a cold towel and a warm smile.

 ISLAND INFORMATION

A mere 40 minutes by plane from South Florida, the 365 tiny islets and cays that comprise The Exumas feel as though they are a million miles away from anywhere. Deep within the pristine Bahamian Out Islands, their waters are revered the world over for their diving, fishing and yachting. Flights arrive into Georgetown Airport (GGT). The 365 unspoiled out islands of the Exumas – one for each day of the year – are the Jewels of the Bahamian archipelago.  The Exumas are considered to be the French Riviera of the Caribbean, its calm aquamarine bays and beautiful beaches rest just 130 miles southeast of Nassau, Bahamas.

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exuma

HOTEL INFORMATION  

Deep within the idyllic waters of the Exumas, Sandals Emerald Bay brings unprecedented luxury to the easy-going rhythms of the Bahamian Out Islands. Here, a privileged enclave is designed to ensure you will feel as if you are the only ones there, where service reigns supreme and Bahamian-style architecture of elegant villas and suites harmonize with nature. Secluded within 500 tropical acres along a pristine, mile-long beach, civilized pleasure coexist with exotic adventures, from three impressive pools – including a half-acre, zero-entry pool with dramatic fire pit in the middle. Play championship golf on a Greg Norman-designed course, voted one of the Caribbean’s Best by Travel & Leisure Golf. Relax in the first-ever 16,000 sq. ft. Red Lane® Dermalogica concept spa.

 Why Choose This Resort?

If escaping to an island surrounded by indescribable natural beauty, where the ocean glows with a different shade of turquoise each hour of the day, all within the privileged seclusion of the Bahamian Out Islands appeals to you, Sandals Emerald Bay resort is for you. Nestled along a one-mile stretch of unspoiled beach on Great Exuma, here you will enjoy romance and relaxation with spectacular accommodations, fantastic fine dining options, championship golfon a Greg Norman-designed course and a world-class destination spa.

·        Resort sits on one mile of the Exumas best powdery white sand beaches with a panoramic view.

·        24 Hour Room Service in all room categories

·        245 choices of luxurious accommodations in 26 categories sit on 500 acres.

·        Butler Service in 33 Seaside Villas and 36 One-Bedroom Suites.

·        7 Restaurants plus Room Service and 6 Bars at this resort

·        150 slip deep water marina

·        Freshly baked fruit-flavored bread from our Authentic Island-Style Stone Oven right on the resort.

·        Greg Norman designed 7001 yard, par 72 Championship golf course with 6 signature Oceanside holes.

·        Three fresh water pools including the Caribbean’s largest zero entry pool with a central fire pit.

·        Magnificent Red Lane Spa facility encompassing 16,000 sq. ft. with 16 relaxing treatment rooms

and a state of the art fitness center.

·        Over 13,000 sq. ft. of covered banqueting and convention facilities.

 All suites include:

Down duvets and pillows; personal pillow menu; flat screen televisions with cable connections; DVD players on request; electronic in room safe; hairdryer; emergency overnight toiletry kit; lighted make-up/shaving mirror; luggage rack; individual temperature control; robes; iron and ironing board; smoke and heat detectors; night lights; two line speaker phones with data port and I-home deck with an alarm clock. All suites includes double marble vanity sinks, glass enclosed shower and a deep soaking tub.

Our Exclusive Butler Service:

Your wish is our command. With the uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers, you will be pampered throughout your stay in extraordinary ways; From unpacking and packing your luggage, attending to your wardrobe, serving a glorious repast on your terrace, just to name a few, a Sandals Suite, complete with your own personal butler, is the ultimate indulgence.

MORE QUALITY INCLUSIONS THAN ANY OTHER RESORT ON THE PLANET

What’s Included?

Restaurants and Bars                Luxurious Accommodations                  Private Offshore Islands

Free Weddings and fully customizable Destination Weddings        Unlimited Scuba for certified divers

Motorized Watersports      Top Golf Courses            Fitness Centers             Land Sports

Stay at 1, Play at All Sandals            Top-Shelf Drinks            Entertainment              Beringer Wines

Airport Transfers           Tips, Gratuities, Hotels Taxes                   Caribbean’s Best Beaches

 EMERALD REEF GOLF CLUB

“Built along a headland on the eastern shores of Great Exuma, the Emerald Reef course is the Caribbean’s answer to Pebble Beach in California. In fact – and whisper it quietly – with six signature holes that hug the ocean, for sheer aesthetic appeal, this Bahamian course might even surpass it.”

Charles Starmer-Smith
Travel News Editor Telegraph Travel
 

   TOURS & EXCURSIONS

The best way to experience the Exuma Islands of the Bahamas in full is to get up close and personal with it.Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours offers luxury adventure tours that range from completely exhilarating to delightfully sedate. No matter what your client’s speed, they will gain insider insights and a whole new perspective on what this beautiful paradise has to offer.  Remember… if you pre-book your clients tours you’ll receive 10% Commission!

 From fishing on the Exuma flats for huge bonefish, cruising in and out of 150 islands and cays and feeding wild iguanas and swimming pigs, to kayaking through a maze of mangroves in the Moriah Marine Park and swimming with friendly sharks, there a something for everyone in and around Great Exuma, Bahamas

 Click this link to see the featured LOCAL TOURS:

http://www.sandals.com/main/emerald/em-tours.cfm 

 MISCELLANEOUS FACTS

 Visa & Passport Requirements
All travelers will require a valid passport. Please check for any other necessary visa or documentation requirements.

 Average Temperatures
Caribbean temperatures are warm year-round. Daytime average: 82°F, 28°C. Nighttime average: 72°F, 22°C.

 Dress Code
Resort casual by day, resort elegant by night. So while the sun is up, your shorts, tank tops, swim suits, short-sleeved shirts, sundresses and light slacks are the perfect attire. As the sun sets and you set out to enjoy the evening, proper attire is required (although elegant dress shorts are permitted in some restaurants).

 Safe Deposit Boxes
Safe deposit boxes are included in every room. Guests with jewelry and/or cash are advised to store all valuables in safe deposit boxes as Sandals cannot be held responsible

 WI-FI Coverage and Internet Access
Most public areas of this hotel, and all of the rooms, have Wi-Fi coverage for your convenience. Instant access to the Internet may be obtained by simply connecting to the network and charging the service to your room.

Scuba Diving
Top-of-the-line equipment for scuba diving is included for certified divers; however, you’re welcome to bring your own. You must remember your diver certification cards to enjoy full diving privileges. If you have any contra-indications to diving you must have a doctor complete and sign the physician section on the medical questionnaire form before you will be allowed to dive at any of our resorts.

 Tips and Gratuities
Tips and gratuities are strictly prohibited for all staff except personal Butlers & Spa Therapists. In the event you wish to tip your Butler or Spa Therapist, it will be greatly appreciated but under no circumstance will a tip be required or solicited.

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