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The Palapa Grill

Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma
+1 242-358-5000
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (15 reviews)
“pork chop” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Bahamian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

The chefs at Palapa are wonderful! The first night we got there, was Italian night, which is not something I would expect to enjoy in the Caribbean, however, some of the best pasta I've ever eaten. The menu is limited, but every item is delicious,...More

Thank Betsytex
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Betsytex, Awsome our chef will be thrilled to hear this news! Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went for a long weekend and stayed at grand isle. We thought we would get sick of eating at the same restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner but were pleasantly surprised with how much we loved it!! Great menu with a great variety and the...More

Thank Chelsea K
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Chelsea K, We also love Tamara! Thank you for taking the time to post we can hardly wait to welcome you back. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 11 November 2016

Everything about Palapa Grill is first class! The service, the food and the drinks. The wait staff was so attentive and the atmosphere around the pool with the ocean as the backdrop was breathing taking! We enjoyed dinner but would love to go back for...More

Thank ghiababy
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Ghiababy, Music to our ears! Thanks for taking the time to post a recommendation on Palapa Grill. The chef has worked hard on a menu that we feel meets most everyone expectations! Hurry back, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great experience here, with a spicy conch chowder, tender pork ribs and excellent grilled grouper. The Palapa Grill had a great menu overall, with very friendly service. My only reason for not giving 5 stars was the price. Drinks and meals were a little high.More

Thank Angela H
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Angela H, Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the food at Palapa. We will continue to look at prices and see how we can keep them down but unfortuantly we are a island off a island with all our food mostly needing to be...More

Reviewed 4 November 2016

We went here one evening for dinner and wound up moving to Grand Isle to stay for 3 nights. The restaurant is good, particularly the appetizers. The staff is fantastic. Stick with the stuff that looks local, it's better. The other dishes are good, just...More

Thank lawilbur
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, Front Office Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Lawibur, Thanks for posting a review! We were so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your short stay and especially happy that Palapa was part of your decision to check into Grand Isle Resort. Have a great year, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 19 October 2016

Fresh seafood, great conch fritters, and they will cook up any fish you catch. They can also help create a private event which we used for a birthday party.

Thank Joenunz1
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Joenunz1 Thank you for taking the time to post a favorable review. Look forward to seeing you again for an amazing fish dinner "your catch". Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Good food and very friendly staff. It is expensive, but you can have a nice meal ordering a few appetizers off the menu and will spend half of what you would on two entrees. We did that a few nights and were very satisfied. We...More

Thank sycoates
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Sycoates, Thank your for dinning with us and taking the time to post a review. Next visit you must give us some ideas what you would like to enjoy and we will have a chef make something special for you. Yes of course the...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

As we stayed at the Grand Isle we ate at The Palapa Grill for breakfast lunch and dinner throughout our stay. Breakfast here is lovely but can add up to be quite expensive, the view makes up for that though because as we were down...More

Thank roseeb487
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Roseeb487, Thank you for taking the to post on the resort and restaurant site. It always helps people make their dinning and vacation decisions hearing from guest of the resort. We will work on our speed and keep your seafood pasta on the menu...More

Reviewed 10 August 2016

I enjoyed everything I had a Palapa Grill. The pizza, surprisingly, was good. The hamburgers were good. The kids will be happy if you are traveling with kids, and you will be happy because they have many offerings besides pizza and hamburgers for lunch. Their...More

Thank turquoisewaterfan
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Turquoisewaterfan, Thank you for the review and recommendation! It is truly helpful to know that the menu works well for the kids, like you said happy kids happy family. Hope to see you back soon, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had a late lunch on our day of arrival in Exuma. Very nice location and the service was outstanding. The food was okay but definitely not the most memorable meal of our week. Was also the most expensive.

Thank Vesta2211
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Vesta2211, Thank you for the feedback and for dinning with us hear at Grand Isle Resort. Next trip please contact me directly so I can ensure you have an amazing lunch! All the best, Sandra Grisham-Clothier

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drjannwright
We will be at a condo in Exuma in a couple of weeks. Do we need reservations for a party of six evening meal?
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
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drjannwright
Do you offer gluten free items on your menu and do you accept credit cards? many thanks
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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428eugener
Is room 1612 on the ground floor or the second floor?
21 August 2015|
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Response from Kaymark L | Property representative |
Greetings, Thank you for your interest in Grand Isle resort & Spa. Room #1612 is as the previous post indicated is indeed on the ground floor...with a view of the nearby golf course. Regards, Kaymark.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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
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Description
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.