Travel Exchange

Villa ownership at Grand Isle Resort & Spa just got better! Joining the Hotel Rental Program now gives access to our second home reciprocity programs. Your villa opens the door to dozens of luxury destinations all over the world. We are constantly growing our connections with new premier destinations, allowing you to always enjoy new travel experiences.

The Elite Alliance

Elite Alliance is an exchange program for owners at our select family of prestigious residence clubs and luxurious, professionally managed vacation homes. The simple exchange process transforms your real estate ownership into a key that unlocks the door to seamless travel adventures – ski trips, golf getaways, beach escapes and much more, at a growing array of coveted destinations worldwide.

Properties in the Elite Alliance meet premium standards of quality, service, location and amenities. You will experience the luxury, convenience and personal attention you've come to expect, whenever and wherever you go on an Elite Alliance vacation. Elite Alliance offers a diverse, enticing and expanding portfolio of elegant residences at exciting locations. By activating your membership, each visit to a new destination will create lifelong memories for you and your family. You can view the exchange opportunities on the map below. For more details on Elite Alliance, please visit: www.elitealliance.com

3RD HOME

The 3RD HOME portfolio includes over 1600 luxury properties worldwide with an average value of $2.25 Million. In addition to private homes, you can travel to world-class residence clubs and developments that endorse 3RD HOME such as the Tucker's Point Club in Bermuda, the Trump International Hotel and Tower in NYC and the Deer Valley Club in Park City, Utah. You simply go online, browse, click and instantly reserve your vacation. Never before have you been able to get so much value from your second home. You can save thousands of dollars on just one trip. For more details on 3RD HOME, please visit: www.3RDHOME.com

Where You Can Go

  • Golf:
  • La Paz, Mexico
  • La Quinta, California
  • Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
  • Lake Keowee, South Carolina
  • Lake Tahoe, California
  • Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Sedona, Arizona
  • Teton Valley, Idaho
  • Beach:
  • Acapulco, Mexico
  • Bermuda
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Great Exuma, The Bahamas
  • Huatulco, Mexico
  • La Paz, Mexico
  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Rosemary Beach, Florida
  • Sea Island, Georgia
  • Urban:
  • New York City, New York
  • San Francisco, California
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Paris, France
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Mountain:
  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Deer Valley, Utah
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Lake Tahoe, California
  • Mammoth Lakes, California
  • Sandpoint, Idaho
  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Teton Valley, Idaho
  • Tuscany, Italy
  • Escapes:
  • Austin, Texas
  • Buenos Aires
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Florence, Italy
  • Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
  • Lake Keowee, South Carolina
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Napa Valley, California
  • New York City, New York
  • San Francisco, California
  • Sandpoint, Idaho
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Sedona, Arizona
  • Teton Valley, Idaho
  • Tuscany, Italy

Bahamas Weather

Great Exuma enjoys warm weather year-round that is perfect for swimming in our sapphire-blue waters or watching the sunset with a drink in your hand. Grand Isle Resort & Spa in particular is located on the Eastern side of the island and receives a constant stream of mild breezes. Some travelers may assume that the Bahamas and the Out Islands are uncomfortably hot in the summer, but given our unique tropical location, there are minimal temperature fluctuations from season to season. This makes Great Exuma an ideal Caribbean destination throughout the year.

Weather

Average high temperatures for Great Exuma:

Month Fahrenheit Month Fahrenheit
January 75 July 87
February 76 August 88
March 78 September 86
April 80 October 83
May 83 November 88
June 85 December 77

Great Exuma, Bahamas and all Caribbean islands can be affected by the Atlantic Hurricane season which runs from June 1st to November 30th. Luckily, hurricanes never come as a surprise because of today's advanced weather forecasting abilities and when they do come, today's island architecture is built to withstand gale force winds. Grand Isle is indestructable.

The Caribbean basin consists of millions of square miles, so keep in mind that when there is a storm in the Caribbean, it does not automatically mean that the Bahamas or Great Exuma will be affected. Should a storm threaten Great Exuma or look to impact your vacation plans, the staff at Grand Isle Resort & Spa will contact you ahead of time. Please review our Hurricane Policy for additional information.

Getting Here

Great Exuma is located within the family islands (or Out Islands) of the Bahamas just above the Tropic of Cancer. Great Exuma is roughly 120 miles southeast of Nassau, Bahamas, 300 miles southeast of Miami, and 700 miles from Atlanta.

Latitude 23° 37' 45.64 North
Longitude 75° 54' 55.39 West

Getting to Great Exuma is now easier than ever. Direct flights to Exuma International Airport (GGT) are available from several U.S. cities, as well as Canada:

Direct Flights to Exuma...

City Airline
Atlanta Delta Airlines
Ft. Lauderdale Silver Airways
Miami American Eagle
Toronto, Ontario Air Canada

Connecting Flights through Nassau

There are also numerous commercial airlines that fly from the U.S., Canada and Europe to Nassau International Airport (NAS) which is located on the island of New Providence.

Major Air Carriers Now Serving Nassau

Air Canada, American Airlines®, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and WestJet.

Bahamas-Based Airlines

From Nassau, there are daily flights through several excellent Bahamas-based carriers, including Bahamasair and Sky Bahamas. They offer short "air taxi" flights to Great Exuma. There are multiple charter companies and private pilots that offer flights, as well. The frequency of flights varies by season, so it's always a good idea to start researching your travel options early on.

Once you arrive on the island, Grand Isle Resort & Spa is located about 15 minutes from Exuma International Airport (GGT) by car. Our concierge will contact you beforehand to arrange transport from the airport to Grand Isle.

Travel Tips

If you're going to fly a larger air carrier into Nassau and then "puddle jump" over to Great Exuma on one of the local Bahamian airlines, give yourself enough time to land in Nassau and move through immigration at the Great Exuma International Arrivals Terminal. You'll need to retrieve your bags and make your way over to the Domestic Terminal to check-in and board your regional flight. Landing in Nassau in the late morning and taking an afternoon flight to Great Exuma usually works best. Passengers are required to arrive at the gate 60 minutes prior to the scheduled flight time. It's easy to get from one terminal to another at the Nassau Airport and Sky Caps are available to help with luggage.

NOTE: A valid passport is required for all individuals traveling to the Bahamas.