Emerald Bay

What a change of pace this is! And a needed one, at that!

Beatitude in her slip

Beatitude in her slip

It seems we have been on a relentless, driving mission to get back to the islands from the time we were in Nantucket back in September until now. Well, we’ve made it. And, it’s now time to slow down and chill a little. The Marina at Emerald Bay has been just what the doctor ordered. We had originally intended to stop in Georgetown, a few more miles south of Emerald Bay, but when we investigated marinas at which to leave Beatitude for a couple of weeks, we settled upon this one. It’s away from the hustle and bustle of Georgetown and all the cruiser activity which takes place there. Emerald Bay is somewhat isolated, and it suits us just fine. It has been wonderful relaxing here for the past few days. The floating docks are like new. The lounge is beautiful and very comfortable. The laundry is free! (And, has excellent machines!) The wi-fi is well above average. The clubhouse has a billiard room. The showers and restrooms are very nice and clean. And, there is an excellent fitness center.

The lounge at The Marina at Emerald Bay

The lounge at The Marina at Emerald Bay

Billiards anyone?

Billiards anyone?

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Monday was a rainy, blustery day on Grand Exuma Island (gusts over 40 knots).

Monday was a rainy, blustery day on Grand Exuma Island (gusts over 40 knots).

The nearby restaurant is a short walk past the golf course to the Palapa Grill at the Grand Isle Resort. The cubans are delicious, and the view is gorgeous!

We pass this green on the way to the Palapa Grill

We pass this green on the way to the Palapa Grill

Grand Isles, home of the Palapa Grill

Grand Isles, home of the Palapa Grill

Lunch at Palapa Grill

Lunch at Palapa Grill

Our view from the grill.  It's been a little windy here.

Our view from the grill. It’s been a little windy here.

We’ve enjoyed relaxing at the crescent beach at Emerald Bay, upon which sits both the Sandals and the Four Seasons resorts. Access to this stunning white sand beach with its cyan waters is just a short walk from our slip. We’ve had time enough for boat work, reading, watching movies, playing games… and I’ve even started my book I’ve been planning to write for some time. In short, it has been a wonderful break.

Paradise!

Paradise!

My beautiful wife

My beautiful wife

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Relaxing on the beach of Emerald Bay

Relaxing on the beach of Emerald Bay

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Magnificent waters.

Magnificent waters.

6 thoughts on “Emerald Bay

  1. Looks like an awesome Marina to spend some relaxing time ! You guys deserve a nice break ..took a lot of work to get there-well worth the trouble. Enjoy! Ily

  2. Your posts in this blog would make a nice illustrated book to pass along to grandkids. Will the book you referred to above address a different topic?

    I was able to do a little sailing in the last month. Down the ICW from St Augustine to the Fort Pierce Inlet and then offshore to Miami. A strong easterly wind propelled us most of the way. There were a few hours when the wind died, but it eventually picked up and we were back to 6.5 to 7 kts. Then a week later I was with my brother-in-law and son-in-law when we left St Pete and cruised down the coast to Sarasota (Marina Jack’s) and Venice. We would have headed further south, but the winds were SE and that was the direction we needed to head. So we sailed the gulf for two days practicing tacks and gybes.

    Great pics

    • Hi Jack,

      Your sailing sounds wonderful! It’s (almost) always great to get out on the water. I’ll probably put the blog posts and pics into a book at some point (my wife certainly wants it done), but the book I’m working on is on other topics in which I’m interested, namely, Christian apologetics. Thanks!

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