Sometimes you see the pictures of a hotel or resort on their website and it never lived up to it, but the Grand Isle Resort is not that at all. If anything the photos undersold the property. A very upscale piece of paradise on one of the most beautiful islands on Earth. The private beach is amazing and stocked with free use of sea kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear (though supplies are limited and it is first come first serve) beach chairs, umbrellas and it goes on and on. There only thing more impressive than the facility and the island was the gracious, friendly staff. We met a family that their oldest daughter got married at the resort the first day we got there and they said all the same things about the resort as we did. No kidding, the only disappointment was the vacation ending and having to return home to miserable weather. Beyond the resort, the people of Exuma are amazing. Everyone we met was very friendly and helpful. We explored all over the island and took a full day excursion to swim with the pigs (should be a bucket list for everyone). We always felt very safe and never felt like anyone was trying to rip us off. The only think to consider is that because everything must be shipped in, everything is expensive and the grocery stores have somewhat limited supplies. Other than that, we couldn’t have been more happy with the Grand Isle Resort and Great Exuma!