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The Palapa Grill

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Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma (Formerly Pallappa Bar & Grill)
+1 242-358-5000
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Palapa Grill was our favorite meal on the island. The food was innovative and delicious. Whereas most of the other restaurants on the island had food that would be considered, at best, average if the restaurant were in a city in the U.S., Palapa Grill's food was great by any standards. In addition, the service at Palapa was excellent and... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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210 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is good - breakfast, lunch, and dinner! We 6 guys had it for one of each over a 5 day trip. There are three good restaurants we have found on Great Exuma and this is one of them. Steaks good. Fish good. Lobster good. Reservations definitely a must here.

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

Dear Jeff H, Thank you for visiting us at Grand Isle Resort and posting on Palapa Grill a favorable review. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Cheers, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Miami, Florida
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you are allowed to consume at the restaurant(decent prices) and use the pool.the beCH. STAFF VERY POLITE AND HELPFUL

Thank monique684
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear Monique684, Thank you for the nice post! Hope to see you back soon. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The good: The food is good and the location by the pool very nice for the kids to swim until it's time to eat. This is also the only on-property dining at Grand Isle, so it's the most convenient. Nice atmosphere at night, more utilitarian during the day. Good breakfast, plenty of lunch options, and the dinner food is quite... More 

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

Dear Keith J, Thank you for staying with us hear at Grand Isle Resort and for you insight into your stay and dinning experience. We will look into what you experience in Palapa and see if we can get a few more smiles on everyone face. The associates have been working hard to be more efficient and ensure speedy and... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We stayed at Grand Isles for a week and dined at the Palapa often. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, dine in, delivery to villa and by the pool. The food was always spot on and the service, well the service was exceptional! Smiles and friendly staff - consistently. Some of our favorites - the hummus, the burgers, the Tuna Poke.

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

Dear KRAtlanta, Thank you for staying with us and recognizing the associates efforts they will be thrilled to hear you thoroughly enjoyed everything. Hurry back, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Nova Scotia
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We went here because we had tried to go to La Fourcette only to find out the don't take credit cards and the only ATM within 20 miles was broken. We were very glad we did. We were a bit apprehensive because restaurants that are part of an expensive resort are often expensive themselves or of questionable quality. This was... More 

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

Dear BluNoser, We are pleased to hear you found us and enjoyed your dinning experience. Twice even, this is flattering. Next time come and stay at Grand Isle Resort! Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We have been to Exumas several times but this was our first time eating here. Very nice setting with a beautiful view for lunch. The food was delicious and came out very quick. Staff very friendly. Worth a visit for sure.

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

Dear Christi P, Thank you for stopping into Grand Isle Resort and dinning at Palapa Grill. The setting we believe is one of the finest on the island and we are so please to hear that you enjoyed your lunch. Next trip stop in for a massage at our spa or even better stay in one of our villa...hint hint.... More 

New England, USA
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We tried both breakfast and lunch here on our last trip and both were very good! The kids had cheeseburgers, which were delicious, and we had the salad with lobster, amazing! The desserts were also fantastic - don't miss the home made ice cream!

Thank NewEnglandTraveler09
SGC-Exuma-LIFE, General Manager at The Palapa Grill, responded to this review

Dear NewWnglandTraveler09, So happy to hear you found our lobster salad clearly one of the favorites along with the ice cream that many people are not aware of. Have an amazing holiday and please come back and see us again soon. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

It you start with perfectly cooked fish there is a possibility you will have a memorable meal because perfectly cooked fish is a real rarity. We've only had it twice before in Sydney Australia and Granada Spain. But it's not very often it all really comes together with impeccable personal service and with a romantic view, such as Emerald Bay.... More 

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

Dear Glenn007, Love the trip advisor name fits to a T. The Palapa associates and I would to sincerely thank you for posting such a wonderful review. We hope to see back again very soon for another world class dinner. Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Clothier More 

Antioch, Illinois
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Stunning scenery and good food for a reasonable price at a very upscale resort. Had the smoked salmon Benedict for $15, which came with a healthy serving of fries. Service was fast.

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

Dear Jen N, The team in Palapa is thrilled that you were pleanatly surprised with our reasonable prices and good food (:>. Thank you for taking the time to review and for visiting our restaurant, hope to see you back soon for another stunning Salmon Benedict! Sincerely, Sandra Grisham-Cltohier More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
Caribbean, Seafood, Bahamian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?