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Trip Report Grand Exuma, Bahamas Grand Isle Resort report

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We chose to stay at Grand Isle so I could bonefish and my wife could relax in a beautiful resort. We've travelled a lot and I think the actual villas are the most beautiful I have stayed in--2 stories, 3 bath, 2 bedroom,beautiful woodwork and best quality furniture and appliances. The grounds are breathtaking. The beach and pool are beautiful. The staff were very helpful and friendly.
On the negative side--the pool restaurant served a continental breakfast which was just ok, and the lunch was nothing special--snackbar quality. The free golf cart was fun and we used it to run to the adjacent Four Seasons and eat. The food there was expensive but very good. The Marina adjacent to the Villas is in receivership and the restaurant there--Wahoos--is closed.
We got a last minute deal and Grand Isle was less expensive for us than rack rate. I would have been disappointed due to the quality and variety of the restaurants if we had paid full price.
As a side note--I've seen a lot of reviews knocking the Four Seasons restaurants. They were fine. Il Cielo had wonderful food and fantastic service. 23 degrees, their sort of asian fusion restaurant, also served fine food and was more casual. We even ate well at their pool bar.
No other restaurants other than a small pizza/ice cream place nearby and reachable by walking or golf cart. The nearby grocery store is very limited.
Grand Isle would definitely be worth ful price if you travelled as a family or a pair of couples. And BRING your OWN FOOD--the extra bag cost of a couple coolers stacked with food you can cook in their beautiful kitchen would be worth it.
We did not try the spa. Nor did we golf. Course looks beautiful.
We did not go to CocoPlums restaurant--the day I did not bonefish, it was closed. It is about a 35-40 dollar taxi ride.

As far as bonefishing--I used Exumabonefish.com and set up my own trip. They were fine--we caught lots of schoolies. We saw few larger fish. It was my first time saltwater flyfishing so I had a lot to learn and we could have caught more if I had been more practiced. But the taxi ride really adds to the cost if you stay in the Emerald Bay area. $120 round trip really adds up.

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