The Sandals Emerald Bay resort has been called the jewel in the Sandals crown, and for visual beauty it’s certainly hard to beat, with its elegant Bahamian-style architecture designed to blend perfectly with the superb natural surroundings. The special claim of this couples-only resort is that it makes every couple feel they are the only people there, and indeed the spacious environment, combined with the highly personal level of service, do provide a surprising sense of privacy. Much of this sense of space comes from the world-class 7,000-yard golf course, which is the central feature of the resort.
The 245 rooms and suites are genuinely sumptuous, all huge, enjoying panoramic ocean views, featuring stone floors with rugs and magnificent bathrooms, and all with either Club Level or personal butler service — the top-of-the-range Royal Estate two-story suite having its own pool. The luxury and sophistication extends to the dining experience, with seven acclaimed restaurants, including Barefoot by the Sea serving authentic Caribbean food on the beach, and La Parisienne, providing classic French fare with luxury silver service. In the evening, if relaxing on your spacious furnished balcony gazing at the sea and stars is not enough for you, there is a wide choice of evening entertainment, including live bands, the Junkanoo cabaret, and the weekly Caribbean night.