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Happy Anniversary Steve & Mary!

Posted on August 1st, 2010 | Blog,Weddings Category

Mary & Steve on the Sunset Deck

Steve & Mary, July 17, 2004

Steve & Mary were my very first wedding clients at Chat ‘N’ Chill, 7 months after I moved to Great Exuma and I was 5 months pregnant. They threw a fun-filled wedding party spanning over 4 days for about 40 of their closest friends and family.  Since Mary & Steve fell in love while on a sailboat anchored at Chat ‘N’ Chill, they set their plans to have a wedding a Chat ‘N’ Chill.  Before the ceremony, Mary had an “Amazon” cruise where she and her best girlfriends cruised around the harbour in a houseboat that delivered her ashore for her late afternoon wedding.  During a special part of their ceremony, Mary’s son “scooped the sands” where they pledged their vows to preserve as a keepsake.

Scooping the sacred sands

They even “jumped the broom” too.

Jumping the Broom

A hot day it was, most of the wedding guests enjoyed cocktails during the ceremony and half of them stripped of their tropical attire and swimsuit cover-ups and cooled off in the sea immediately following the ceremony.

Fan programs help guests cool off for beach weddings

Everyone partied late into the evening to Bahamian, Calypso and Reggae music played by a local band. From the looks of the photos, Steve, Mary and all of their guests had very memorable destination wedding in paradise.

Beach Wedding Reception

Bubbles Farewell to Newlyweds Mary & Steve

And the crew at Chat ‘N’ Chill had a fabulous time throwing them an unforgettable island party!… Read More

Happy Anniversary Arash & Sonia!!

Posted on July 5th, 2010 | Blog,Weddings Category

Sonia & Arash's Chat 'N' Chill Beach Wedding 2005

The crew at Chat ‘N’ Chill wish Arash and Sonia a very happy 5th anniversary and many happy returns.  We know you are enjoying The Exumas celebrating your anniversary island hopping:-)

Sonia & Arash's Chat 'N' Chill Beach Wedding 2005

It is an honor that you chose Chat ‘N’ Chill as the sacred place where you two became one. And it certainly was a priveledge to plan your island wedding ceremony, meet all of your friends, especially the Ya-Ya’s and listen to Rouzbeh’s beautiful music.  We will always remember being a part of your special day. Love & best wishes!… Read More

Big Thanks to our Facebook Friends!

Posted on July 4th, 2010 | Blog,News & Events Category


KB and I sincerely thank you for answering our request for rating Chat ‘N’ Chill on Trip Advisor.  This week, you catapulted us into the #1 restaurant spot in Great Exuma!! Yippie!!!  We appreciate your business and your candid feedback.  Special thanks to Jan for getting it started back in May.  Thanks Nakul, Yvette, Mark, Mary-Sumpter, and Laura who all submitted reviews this past week.  You are the best!!!

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Sandals Emerald Bay featured in Golf Channel’s Big Break Show

Posted on July 2nd, 2010 | Blog,News & Events Category

Greg Norman designed course at Emerald Bay

Just wanted to let you know to check out Golf Channel’s Big Break Sandals show. The reality TV show airs on Mondays at 9:00 PM.  Now there was a visit to Chat ‘N’ Chill.  But we have not heard anything official from them about if we made the final cut.   You know how these filming and video projects go, you will just have to tune in to see if your fave Exuma spot, Chat ‘N’ Chill, made the final cut or not. We certainly hope so!

The production crew along with two of the golf pros actually came to feed the stingrays, but the weather was not favorable (a little wind and a little rain) and our little friends were hiding.  So they actually sought shelter inside and did a little footage at the bar.  Don’t worry, we didn’t get them smashed!  We will post some pics later, but we don’t want to mess up any story lines for the show since we were successful at keeping it a secret this long.  In fact I almost forgot about it until my golf-loving Dad mentioned that he saw Great Exuma’s Sandals Emerald Bay on the Golf Channel the other day!

Greg Norman designed course at Emerald Bay

The episode I saw had a surprise visit from the shark himself, Greg Norman, who designed the exquisite Emerald Bay course.  It seemed like a pretty cool show.  I am counting on all you golf lovers to check it out.  So tune in and leave a comment to let us know if you see Chat ‘N’ Chill on the Golf Channel!… Read More

Congratulations Matt and Amy Allen!

Posted on May 26th, 2010 | Blog,Fun Stuff Category


Filmed from Chat ‘N’ Chill Beach on Stocking Island, Bahamas, newlyweds Matt & Amy Allen filmed this video of the dolphins in Elizabeth Harbour during their recent honeymoon stay at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Resort & Spa.  Matt’s brother and sister-in-law, sent them on a surprise full day adventure to Chat ‘N’ Chill as a wedding gift.  Mark & Anne originally visited us back when the Four Seasons Resort was open.

Mark called me up and said that Chat ‘N’ Chill was the highlight during their visit to Exuma and he wanted to share the experience with his brother and new sister-in-law.  We arranged a custom, full-day adventure, including round-trip transportation from Sandals to George Town, round-trip water taxi transfers across Elizabeth Harbour to Stocking Island, conch salad, food, tropical drinks, T-shirts, souvenirs and more.

Thank you Mark & Anne for sharing Chat ‘N’ Chill!

Thank you Matt & Amy for sharing your dolphin video from your day at Chat ‘N’ Chill with all of our guests!… Read More