Although every Sandals all-inclusive resort has tons of complimentary activities onsite, you’ll probably also want to explore what the area has to offer. That’s where Sandals excursions come in. They cost extra but are super easy to arrange through the resort.
You can book Sandals excursions online via the Sandals website after you’ve made your reservation, or once you get to the resort. If there’s something you really want to do, we recommend booking it in advance just to be safe.
But what excursions does Sandals offer? They are different at each Sandals resort. In this article we’ll discuss Sandals Emerald Bay excursions in The Bahamas, so read on to learn more.
Excursions at Sandals Emerald Bay in The Bahamas
The Bahamas is a top romantic trip and honeymoon destination, offering beautiful beaches and crystal clear water just an hour from Florida. There are two Sandals resorts in The Bahamas: Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Emerald Bay.
Sandals Emerald Bay is nestled on 500 acres in Great Exuma, along a curving mile-long beach of pristine white sand and sparkling turquoise water in the secluded Out Islands of The Bahamas. If you love golf, you’ll love the 18-hole, 7001 yards, par 72 golf course designed by Greg Norman, which features six beautiful oceanfront holes on a peninsula. When you’re not golfing, you can take a dip in the Caribbean’s largest zero-entry pool. You can also enjoy 2 other pools, 2 whirlpools, 11 restaurants, and 6 bars.
There is a lot to do in The Bahamas, so you’ll have plenty of options. Sandals Emerald Bay excursions are all managed by Island Routes, but you book and pay through Sandals.
Have you ever gone swimming with pigs in the Bahamas? You can here! The Exuma Cays Swimming Pigs Adventure takes you aboard a custom catamaran on a tour through the beautiful Out Islands, where you can snorkel and beach comb as well as see the endangered rock iguana and swim through a colorful reef teeming with life. And yes, you can swim with pigs—and feed them too!—on Big Major Cay, where they roam freely and love to get visitors.
Swimming with pigs is just one of the fun Sandals Emerald Bay excursions you can take. You can also go on an ATV sightseeing tour, visit the famous Moriah Harbor Cay National Park, and more.
Let’s take a look at some of the Sandals Emerald Bay excursions in more detail.
Exuma Cays Swimming Pigs Adventure
While the famous swimming pigs are the headliners on this unique Sandals Emerald Bay excursion, there’s plenty more to enjoy. Sail off on a 35-foot PowerCat through more than 20 cays, stopping along the way for snorkeling, beach hopping, and photo opportunities. You’ll get to see the Bahamian rock iguanas plus all sorts of colorful marine life. Once you get to the cay where the pigs live, have fun feeding and splashing around them. Then you can check out a nearby reef and sandbar.
Wonder Exuma ATV Historical Sightseeing Tour
Combine history and scenic sightseeing on this guided ATV tour. Start at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, built in 1848, then head to the island’s first prison. Next you’ll go see caves at Rolleville, which were used by pirates, and enjoy a fresh coconut and sweet local treats. End up at Cocoplum Beach for some relaxation while you hear about how pirates used to sabotage ships with a nearby beacon.
Exuma Historical Sightseeing Tour
On this driving tour you’ll hit Exuma’s top historic sights plus enjoy delicious Bahamian cuisine and shop for souvenirs. Start at the Pompey Memorial and the island’s first prison, then tour historic settlements before going to William’s Town. Enjoy an authentic lunch at Tropic Breeze Restaurant, where the crew and cast ate while filming Pirates of the Caribbean. Then you’ll go to the beautiful Tropic of Cancer beach, after which you end up in George Town for some shopping.
Reading Road Trip in Exuma
This Sandals Emerald Bay excursion gives you the chance to give back while learning about local culture. Part of the Sandals Foundation’s Community Routes charitable program, you’ll be able to visit with local children aged 3-10 and read stories with them. You can also bring new or gently used books to donate to the school’s library.
You can also go on excursions in The Bahamas with local guide companies or through online vendors like Get Your Guide and Viator.
In between excursions, you have lots of Sandals Emerald Bay activities to try. The stunning white sand beach beckons, with sparkling waters just beyond. There are also three swimming pools at Sandals Emerald Bay, including a half-acre zero-entry pool.
Explore the crystal clear waters and vibrant coral reefs around Sandals Emerald Bay with complimentary snorkeling equipment. Sandals Emerald Bay scuba diving is also complimentary, including instruction. You can also participate in all types of water sports, from kayaking to windsurfing to paddleboarding to sailing.
Unlimited land sports are included, such as beach volleyball, horseshoes, croquet, bocce ball, day and night tennis, pool tables, board games, and more. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center available, or indulge at the spa for an extra fee. Daily and nightly entertainment includes theme nights, talent nights, beach parties, and live music.
You can also enjoy world-class golf in The Bahamas on the award-winning Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course, designed by Greg Norman and known as one of the most beautiful ocean-side 18-hole golf courses in the Caribbean. Greens fees here are included in your stay.
Now that you’ve read all about Sandals Emerald Bay excursions, what do you think? Are you ready to book your trip? Let us know in the comments!
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Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.