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Grand Isle Resort & Spa Staff Picks

From the best excursions to can't-miss island events, our staff is plugged into Great Exuma's most memorable experiences. Explore our favorite things to see, sip and savor right here.

  • Bathe with the Bahamian Iguanas

    November 05, 2018

    The Bahamas is an obscure playground for tropical species that are used to being around humans.... Read more

  • Reach For the Starfish in the Exumas

    October 01, 2018

    There are a few things that come to mind when you think of a tropical getaway.... Read more

  • Play James Bond at Thunderball Grotto

    September 03, 2018

    The Bahamas are for exploring and no matter where you venture, whether on the island or at sea, adventures will always await.... Read more

  • Tread Alongside Wild Turtles

    August 06, 2018

    We all know about the swimming pigs in the Exumas, but did you know you could get your swim on with a bunch of wild sea turtles too? ... Read more

  • Soak Up the Sun and Dine By Your Room

    July 10, 2018

    You’ve been playing in the sun all day, you went fishing, swimming, sunning, and everything else that involves the sweet kiss of the suns rays. ... Read more

  • A Nature Preserve in Our Neck of the Woods

    June 06, 2018

    It is no secret that here in the Exuma’s, we are Bahamian proud. We love everything that makes up our island —the sand, surf, nature, and ecology.... Read more

  • Fun in the Sun

    May 07, 2018

    There are so many reasons to spend time outdoors in the Bahamas — the sun, the sand and the surf... just to name a few.... Read more

  • Get a Glimpse of the Goombay Smash

    April 05, 2018

    What is it about secrets that make us tick? Is it the longing? Maybe it is the exclusivity. ... Read more

  • Conch Salad is the Heart of the Bahamas

    March 05, 2018

    With spring closing in on us at full force, there is flavor we cannot shake — and that's the craving for fresh conch salad!... Read more

  • Beautiful Birds Bring the Birders

    February 05, 2018

    They say birds of a feather flock together — but that can also be said for birders that flock to the secluded islands of the Exuma’s for an exclusive peak at a unique beak. ... Read more

  • Take a Tiki Trek

    January 09, 2018

    Plan your entire day around Stocking Island on your next visit to the Exumas.... Read more

  • A Jolly Junkanoo Season

    December 04, 2017

    It is time to get your groove on and celebrate the comings of December!... Read more

  • Playtime in the Exumas

    November 07, 2017

    If a day date without the kids is what you are craving, send them on over to the Hummingbird Hut for an action-packed afternoon while you and your love relish in a little R&R. ... Read more

  • Fish Along the Shore in the Exumas

    October 07, 2017

    You don’t need your long game to score a few fish out on the ocean — stick to the reefs and backwaters to have a successful day of catch n’ release fun. ... Read more

  • Keep the Exumas Clear

    September 04, 2017

    As the summer months come to a close and the ocean water begins to cool down, it is time we take a day out of our month to appreciate the big beautiful blue.... Read more

  • A Private Moment at Grand Isle

    August 07, 2017

    Imagine this — Stepping out on to a candle lit porch with the one you love or with your five closest friends, for a private dining experience arranged exclusively for you.... Read more

  • Hole-in-Paradise

    July 01, 2017

    Bring the fairway to your next trip to the Exumas — feel the refreshing Caribbean breeze on your skin while you keep your swing nice and steady — aiming straight into the green.... Read more

  • Eat through the Exumas

    June 05, 2017

    If there is one thing we know about in the islands, it's dive bars.... Read more

  • Bring Home the Spirit of the Exumas

    May 01, 2017

    The islands of the Bahamas is a place of pure beauty and joy — the spirit of the Exumas can be felt like a pulse from anywhere on the island. ... Read more

  • Underwater Exuma

    April 06, 2017

    A toe in the sand and a snorkel in the ocean — isn’t that what visiting the Great Exumas is all about?... Read more

  • The Beat of the Bahamas

    March 01, 2017

    Island rhythm is a cross between the sounds of the steel drums and the aroma of fried seafood that encompass the Exumas.... Read more

  • Stalking Stingrays on Stocking Island

    February 06, 2017

    Some days are meant for adventure, while you are in the Exuma’s we challenge you to seek out as many as you can! ... Read more

  • Fresh Fish at The Fish Fry

    January 09, 2017

    Great Exuma is well known for island fishing and fresh seafood. If Bahamian cuisine and chilled daiquiris are on the agenda, make sure to stop by the Fish Fry in Georgetown. ... Read more

  • A Relaxing New Year

    December 05, 2016

    Breath out with the old and in with the new. The New Year is quickly approaching, and it is only right to make time to pamper yourself. Our Seastar Spa has a selection of services, that are a perfect way to rejuvenate for the New Year.... Read more

  • The Exuma Foundation Sloop Sailing

    November 09, 2016

    The Bahamas has always been known for its crystal clear water, calm boating conditions and plentiful amounts of fish.... Read more

  • Swim with Nurse Sharks

    October 06, 2016

    There is a thrill seeker in all of us, dying to burst out. For those of you that are ready to take the plunge, we suggest you head over to Compass Cay to take a dip with some real island locals that are bound to show you a good time. ... Read more

  • Secluded, Except for the Sand Dollars

    September 12, 2016

    Chances are, you’re on Grand Exuma at least in part because you want to explore the world-famous beaches. However, not every beach is the same.... Read more

  • Sandpiper Carries Necessities, Souvenirs, and Family History

    August 16, 2016

    The Bahamas are certainly a prime travel destination, and if you want to find the perfect souvenir to bring back from your stay on Great Exuma, you’ll be able to find it at Sandpiper Arts & Crafts... Read more

  • Swim with Pigs on an Ocean Safari

    July 12, 2016

    If you’re looking for a little excitement in Great Exuma, then you’ll want to check out Exuma Water Sports. They’ll take you on a heart-pumping Jet Ski or Wave Runner ride, and introduce you to some of the unique, native wildlife.... Read more

  • Race through Exuma

    June 23, 2016

    This October, visitors to our Exuma resort will have the opportunity to participate in making history with the first annual Run for Pompey, a race commemorating the slave who kicked... Read more

  • Plunge into the Past | Historic Sites South of Grand Isle Resort

    June 06, 2016

    While Exuma is a sparkling collection of islands connected by clear blue seas of colorful reefs and enticing underwater caves, there remain a few things in the Bahamas you can... Read more

  • The Best of Beaches

    March 24, 2016

    If you’re up for a little day trip while you’re in Exuma, there’s no better place to head to than Tropic of Cancer Beach, with pristinely clear water and a... Read more

  • Dance to the Beat of the Bahamas

    February 16, 2016

    This March, join Exuma in its celebration of the annual Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival! From March 10th through the 12th, visitors to Regatta Park in George Town, located about... Read more

  • Boats that Can't Be Beat

    February 08, 2016

    The Bahamas is home to some of the best sailing in the world, and beginning on February 26th, visitors can experience ten days of nautical fun and excitement at the... Read more

  • Island Time

    November 16, 2015

    If Exuma is getting away from it all, then Stocking Island is getting even further away. Located about twenty-five minutes from our Exuma resort, making it perfect for a quick... Read more

  • Stay and Chat Awhile

    October 13, 2015

    If you’re looking for good food and a good time, head to the Chat N Chill Bar. Just a short trip from our Exuma resort, the Chat N Chill is... Read more

  • Festival of Fish

    September 09, 2015

    Obviously fall doesn’t mean the same thing in the Bahamas as it does everywhere else. Even though summer’s over, the fun has just begun. And ushering in the fall events... Read more

  • Go Ride a Kite

    August 07, 2015

    Why swim when you could surf? And why surf when you could kitesurf? Not knowing how is no excuse at Exuma Kitesurfing. Located just ten minutes from our Exuma resort,... Read more

  • You Gotta Regatta

    July 07, 2015

    If you're big into boats, then you probably know that the Bahamas is home to some of the world's top sailing destinations. What you might not know is that Exuma... Read more

  • Roll into Rolle Town

    June 09, 2015

    On July 10th, the Bahamas celebrates the anniversary of its independence and Exuma resort guests can join in on the festivities at the Rolle Town Homecoming Festival. A weekend of... Read more

  • Get Your Feet Wet (And Then Some)

    May 11, 2015

    When you've had your fill of lounging on the beach, head below the sparkling waves to explore the mysteries of the deep with Dive Exuma. Recommended for beginners but fun... Read more

  • Island Boy Adventures | Adventure Near Great Exuma Resort

    May 09, 2015

    Just minutes from our Great Exuma resort, Island Boy Adventures offer many fabulous excursions that will show you a more exciting side of the island.... Read more

  • Set Sail

    March 20, 2015

    George Town's Elizabeth Harbor comes alive the last full weekend in April when a fleet of beautiful Bahamian native sloops gathers for the National Family Island Regatta. An island tradition dating back to 1954, this is one of the oldest regattas in the Bahamas and a beloved event of islanders.... Read more

  • Experience Exuma

    March 01, 2015

    If you're lucky enough to be on Great Exuma during the Bahamian Music & Heritage Festival, scheduled March 12 – 14, 2015 at Regatta Park in George Town, here's a reason to keep your feet firmly locked on land, at least for a little while.... Read more

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