Sandals Emerald Bay Opens to Great Reviews

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David Hobden and Marina Vassilieva from California, pictured with Sandals Emerald Bay General Manager, John Keating, Sandals Resorts CEO, Adam Stewart and Chairman and Founder, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, were among the first guests to experience the new Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas.Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas opened its doors last week, welcoming guests for the very first time to the sprawling 500-acre resort. Fresh off the heels of their stay at Sandals Emerald Bay, where they were among the first-ever guests of the new property, David Hobden and Marina Vassilieva of Birlington, California were excited to share their experience.

The first guests of Sandals Emerald Bay were abuzz with praise during their visit to the latest gem in the Sandals Resorts family. From the beachfront rooms with butler-service to the gourmet menu items at the resort’s five a la carte restaurants, each detail of the new property was perfected to welcome visitors. Guests, including Vassilieva and Hobden, are already planning their return to the Luxury Included® experience atSandals Emerald Bay.

Acquired in summer 2009, Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas is the 14th Sandals Resort in the Caribbean and the first Sandals Resort to offer a Greg Norman-designed, 18-hole championship golf course, world-class marina and professionally-trained butlers in all 183 beachfront rooms and suites. Additionally, the new Sandals Emerald Bay, set on one of the Bahamas’ most beautiful Out Islands, offers gourmet dining in a choice of five à la carte restaurants, premium brand wine and spirits, land and watersports including six Har-tru tennis courts all lit for night play, airport transfers and gratuities. An exclusive 16,000 sq. ft. Red Lane® Spa is also available to guests, featuring 17 treatment rooms and premier services that embrace the best of the Caribbean region.

In addition to the grand opening, guests traveling to the highly acclaimed, all-new Sandals Emerald Bay have extra reason to celebrate with the resort’s Companion Flies Free, Up to 65 Percent Off and Free Night promotions. Vacationers traveling to Sandals Emerald Bay who book a minimum four-night Luxury Included® stay (or guests from Florida who book a minimum three-night stay) will receive complimentary airfare for their companion for travel until December 22, 2010.* In addition to the Companion Flies Freepromotion, guests who book a minimum seven-night stay at Sandals Emerald Bay by February 18, 2010 will also receive up to 65 percent off regular rack rates and one night free.

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