From the infamous traffic to the steadily booming business Atlanta, Georgia, generates, getting away is both medicinal and necessary. Luckily, Delta’s headquarters are based in this continuously burgeoning metropolis, and the numerous islands of the Bahamas have graciously partnered with this airline, resulting in direct flights to explore their exotic environs.
Strongly consider the opportunity to be pampered and enlightened in the still thankfully unadulterated Great Exuma—the largest cay of Bahamas’ extensive collective of islands—and reside at Sandals Emerald Bay to indulge in their all-inclusive hospitality. Enjoy the coverage and photos from our recent visit, and find a way to explore Exuma thanks to Delta’s expedient service initiated in 2014—there are now flights to and from Great Exuma’s city of Georgetown every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. And yes, car traffic is nonexistent unlike other overdeveloped Caribbean destinations, so your escape from the big city will be complete.
Tee time: Spend the day sipping beverages including crisp, local Sands lagers while trying to hit a hole-in-one on Sandals’ Greg Norman-designed championship golf course!
Bay of pigs, literally. Book a 007 Thunderball Luxury Tour with Island Routes Caribbean Adventures in the Sandals lobby and fully take in the beauty of the Exuma. Activities can include snorkeling, walking tours alongside exotic iguanas, and safely swimming with pigs of the island in the crystalline waters of the Bahamas to make your stay truly unforgettable experience.
Fine dining. Indulge in seven different restaurant themes including the white-gloved, French-inspired La Parisienne (meaning “The Parisian Girl”)thanks to Sandals’ Discovery Dining program.
Beauty rest. The list of room packages is extensive, so virtually every demand you seek in rooms, suites, and villas will be met. From walking directly on the beach from your patio to luxurious bathrooms, and 24-hour butler service, it’s realizing your every wish.
Playtime! How about some water-sports, having a pint at the Drunken Duck Pub, shooting billiards, or enjoying the swim-up bar in the island’s largest pool?
Woosah! A visit to Sandals’ Red Lane Spa will fully complete your relaxation.
photos: Dennis Malcolm Byron