Holiday season is right around the corner, and travelers looking to escape winter weather and celebrate in a tropical destination can head to Grand Isle Resort & Spa located on Great Exuma, Bahamas. The resort sits on a mile-long stretch of ivory beach and clear waters of Emerald Bay, offering guests a stunning escape from the crowds of the main islands and Nassau. With a “home away from home” atmosphere, the resort’s one to four-bedroom villas offer luxurious accommodations and homey amenities with sweeping views of this tropical paradise.
To enhance the holiday spirit, Grand Isle Resort will offer special menus including Thanksgiving lunch and dinner, Christmas brunch and dinner, and New Year’s Eve dinner at the Palapa Bar & Grill and 23 North Beach Club. Stand out dishes include:
- Thanksgiving dining ($30 per guest, tax and gratuity not included): Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (island spices and roasted marshmallows), Apple and Avocado Salad (candied walnuts and craisins and a balsamic reduction), and Herbal Slow Roasted Turkey Roulade (mushroom gravy, candy cranberries, lobster terrine stuffing, sarlic mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans).
- Christmas dining (Brunch: $45 per guest / Dinner: $85 per guest, tax and gratuity not included):Ginger Pumpkin Soup (softly baked pumpkin soup with a dash of ginger, crunchy pumpkin seed and croutons), Roasted Ham & Turkey (corn Bread stuffing, candied yams, string beans and rosemary chardonnay pan gray), and Triple chocolate cheesecake (Dark, milk and white chocolate cheesecake and raspberry sorbet).
- New Year’s Eve Great Gatsby -themed Dinner at 23 North Beach Club ($145 for adults, $35 for children, tax and gratuity not included): Native grilled Rock lobster tail (topped with Hollandaise sauce),Oven Roasted Herb Crusted Prime Rib (with mushroom gravy), and Homemade Apple Pie.
Grand Isle Resort also offers activities that can cater to each family member’s needs during their holiday getaway. Father and son can putt the day away on an 18-hole championship golf course while mother and daughter go shopping in one of the island’s colorful towns or enjoy a day at the SeaStar Spa. Guests can also book a full-day boat excursion and visit some of Exuma’s most famous sites including a visit to Big Major Cay to see the swimming pigs, feed rock iguanas on their own secluded island at Allen’s Cay, and jump into crystal clear waters as nurse sharks swim around you at Compass Cay.