My flight out to Miami was with Virgin Atlantic on a Boeing 747, I was surprised at how cramped it was but the service and entertainment provided by Virgin was great, so that made the flight quite comfortable and I also ended up getting 4 seats to myself which was a nice treat. We then landed on time in Miami and caught our connecting flight to Nassau with Bahamas Air.
We arrived at the Sandals Royal Bahamian late but managed to leave our bags in the room and then sampled the food in the Cricketers Pub which was appetising and plentiful. I was disappointed that my room didn’t have a balcony and I would definitely advise clients to pay the extra for a room with one. The next morning we met for breakfast and had a massive choice to choose from, and then started our orientation of the resort. The resort wasn’t that big so it was easy to get around and it had 2 great pools, one being quieter than the other. I was slightly disappointed on the size of the rooms, although they were very nice I would of expected them to be bigger, especially the suites. We were then treated with a boat ride over to their private island, we took a swim and had lunch which was excellent. That evening we had our dinner in the Kimonos Tepinyaki restaurant which was a fun filled evening with brilliant food being cooked in front of us.
The next morning we woke up early for our 6.30am flight from Nassau to Great Exuma with Bahamas Air, it was tiny little plane but the views from the flight were amazing, being able to see the tiny islands and clear blue sea. The airport here is tiny and we collected our luggage from a tractor instead of the normal conveyor belt. On arrival at the Sandals Emerald Bay we were greeted with champagne and straight away just looking around at the reception and through the doors out to the pool and ocean I just knew this resort was going to be amazing! We were shown to our rooms and I was allocated a Bay House One Bedroom Butler Suite , the room was massive and very luxurious with 2 bathrooms, 2 flat screen TV’s and a full mini bar and optics which were all part of the All-inclusive package. The resort was quite large but easy to get about, there were plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from which were all fantastic and we spent most nights in the Drunken Duck pub which stayed open till late.
The best experience of the whole trip was the full day Exuma Cays Ocean Safari which we did from Sandals Emerald Bay, we snorkelled, swam with Sea Pigs and visited a deserted island full of the endangered Bahamian Iguana, this is a day I’ll never forget and remember for the rest of my life.
The journey home was a long one but we had some spare time in Miami to go to a mall to pick up some gifts which broke up the flight. We then flew back with Virgin again on a packed A330 but this aircraft was much more comfortable than the Boeing 747.
Without a doubt Sandals Emerald Bay was far superior than the Royal Bahamian and even though it’s an extra flight I would highly recommend Great Exuma to anyone. It has a much more Caribbean feel rather than the high rise properties of Nassau and is a beautiful resort.
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Fabulous service. I rang to ask about our short break to Istanbul and it was booked for us within the hour. You can’t get better service than that. Thank you Dave FeltonPosted 9 hours ago
Kelly arranged my recently booked multi centre holiday, having used eShores on a couple of occasions previous the usual high standards remain! They get an understanding of you requirements, pull together a proposed itinerary, and then happily amend/ provide alternative costings for different hotels/ flights as required once you get in to the detail of what you want (easier to do with their proposed itinerary!). Great service, and at a good cost!Posted 17 hours ago
Just returned from a trip to Singapore and Bali arranged by Andy had a brilliant time, couldn’t fault the service I had he arranged everything from flights accommodation and transfers. I would highly recommend eShores and would definitely use them again. ThankYou AndyPosted 1 day ago
Kelly from eshores listened and understood what we wanted from our holiday of which she was fantastic,very patient and set the whole holiday up. Very professional. Thank you.. Ste LeatherPosted 3 days ago
Used eShores to book a multi destination holiday for 4 days in Miami then 10 days Jamaica. Really pleased with the hotels chosen especially Shelbourne in Miami and the service received especially follow up call to check everything was ok. Whole trip when smoothlyPosted 6 days ago
We are looking forward to our 3 centre holiday in November to the USA, everything has been set up for us Chris was excellent in giving us all the details. We changed a few things after the first quote like you do but sorted it straight away. Excellent service, reasonable price and quick response just looking forward to the tripPosted 1 week ago
ANDREWand Caroline McKie
We recently travelled to Bali much delayed by covid restrictions but found eshores very good with excellent communication keeping us up to date with advice on travell restrictions as circumstances changed. Our holiday when we were able to travel was fantastic exceeding our expectations ,and we feel certain that we will be using eShores for our next trip .Posted 1 week ago
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at the Habtoor Grand Resort in Dubai - all organised by Kadie. The location of this hotel is at the end of the beach, near to the Sky Diving school, and the new Marina. It's also close to The Walk which has many shops and restaurants. Staff and service at the hotel were 5* and we would reccommend the upgrade to Club Rooms. We have travelled several times with eShores to different regions all of which were organised by Kadie. From our initial enquiry we are always given options on where to stay, activities and excursions and any potential offers that are available. The service provided by Kadie and eShores is exemplary and we have never had an issue using them. Looking forward to our next adventure to Australia - organised by Kadie of course.Posted 1 week ago
I can’t rate eShores enough and Andy in particular. Not only did he find us the best package for the best value but he was also very supportive and reassuring when I needed to contact him before and even during the trip with a couple of questions. Everything was organised like clockwork and took all the stress out. Next time I won’t bother shopping around and will go directly to eShores.Posted 1 week ago
Matthew has looked after our holidays for several years and is very efficient and friendly. I always feel we have got the best deal and have never had any cause for complaint with E ShoresPosted 1 week ago