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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%
Travelers talk about
“french toast” (4 reviews)
“pork chop” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not only was the food wonderful and delicious, but the view out to the beach was unmatched. Try to get there before the sun sets and you will see the sky changes colors and the turquoise water fade to darkness...really nice. Great wine list also.

Thank truthNtravel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after visiting Coco Plum beach. Our server was fantastic and really went above and beyond. My husband and I both tried the burger, which was FANTASTIC! I highly recommend it. The restaurant has a great kids menu and a really...More

Thank Tinkerbell222
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a huge saviour for me when I found myself stuck with no place to eat one evening during my trip, just wanting a nice sit-down dinner and not fried bar fare. There was no receptionist at the hotel I was staying at...More

Thank Rayne M
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Thank Voyage162152
Reviewed 25 August 2018 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
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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
6 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
US$14 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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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