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The Palapa Grill

Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma
+1 242-358-5000
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“french toast” (4 reviews)
“pork chop” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding food, service, bar, decor and staff. Fresh fish, Bahamian classics. Beautiful views at Grand Isle Resort.

Thank Voyage162152
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was rather convenient as it was on the hotel property. I had breakfast, lunch and dinner here on the days I stayed for our annual Teacher's Retreat. I still ventured out to eat at other restaurants but the hotel did offer complimentary continental...More

Thank Devenia D
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We stayed at the hotel and were quite surprised at how good the food was. It was so good, that we ate every meal there. We would highly recommend eating there.

Thank banksphillip
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We stayed in the Grand Isle Resort and the restaurant is so good that we had breakfast and dinner everyday there. The staff is excellent, they will do whatever you ask. The menu is extensive and the food is exquisite...

Thank venedom
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Hello, The experience at the restaurant was mazing! The people was very nice and friendly more than the rest of the Land. Great food, great service, ambiance and so clean. Fun and wonderful view all over you seat in the restaurant. Its was my second...More

Thank Mimidenver123
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The Palapa Grill is located in the gated Grand Isle Resorts (which is north of Sandals). You just need to tell the security guard that you are coming to the Palapa Grill and he will open the gate for you. We arrived on the Bahama's...More

Thank CANDD58
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We didn't stay at this resort during this visit. The food is average and pricy for what you get. Tea refills are not free. Beautiful setting and wonderful atmosphere. We understand it’s under new management, but in our opinion, we think they should reconsider the...More

Thank Russ M
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Ate here once during our stay at the Grande Isle. It was Caribbean Buffet night and others in our group had it. They enjoyed it, although the ribs were pretty rubbery. I had the filet, and it was good too, but not amazing. Husband had...More

Thank StargazerLily80
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Recommend the grouper, ceviche, and Italian buffet night. They also have music and pop up craft shops on some nights. Call ahead for reservations.

Thank gigigordon_atl
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

good food but its very expensive. We kind of expected this since we are on an island but dinner is very very expensive as well as the buffets. breakfast and lunch arent too bad!

Thank caelanwhite
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Questions & Answers
20 October 2017|
Response from Anand T | Reviewed this property |
I dont think you need to be a guest to eat there. Just call in advance for a reservation. Lunch was from 12 to late in the afternoon and dinner was from 6 or 6:30 if I remember correctly.
27 February 2017|
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Response from SGC-Exuma-LIFE | Property representative |
Good day, You sure do just let us know what time and what day. Best to call the resort when you arrive. Sandra
7 January 2017|
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Response from SGC-Exuma-LIFE | Property representative |
We certainly do there are several items on the menu and most all special request can also be made directly with our chef. Hope to see you at Grand Isle Resort soon,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma (Formerly Pallappa Bar & Grill)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  Great Exuma
  • Phone Number: +1 242-358-5000
  • E-mail
Celebrate the bold flavors and traditions of the Bahamas poolside at The Palapa Grill where fresh, local seafood is complemented by the ocean air and tropical outdoor setting. From Caribbean jerk-style seafood to Bahamian barbeque, we offer a real taste of the islands for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required for dinner.
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