Paradise Found - Ottawa Citizen - Grand Isle Resort & Spa

Paradise Found - Ottawa Citizen - Grand Isle Resort & Spa

Serendipitously upgraded to a butler room at couples-only Sandals, we started to act like rock


We kept our around-the-clock roster of butlers — Bernard, Valentino and Deepak — busy

packing coolers and towels for our excursions; making dinner reservations; setting up couples’

massages at the spa; reserving prime cabanas beside the pool; and fetching champagne and

snacks whenever the mood struck us.

The best excursion was the Full Day Adventure Tour with Four C’s Adventure Tour that took us

through shallow waters a kaleidoscope of colours past private islands owned by country singers

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, actor Nicolas Cage, musician David Copperfield and the late

actress Jessica Tandy.

Stops included Big Major Cay to feed the swimming pigs — yes, swimming pigs — from the


Yes, swimming pigs meet the tour boat at Big Major Cay in the Exumas.

Photograph by: Steve MacNaull, Postmedia News

Then came snorkelling at the grotto where parts of the James Bond movie Thunderball were

filmed; paddling across a sandbar in the middle of nowhere; swimming with nurse sharks at

Compass Cay; and lunch at Staniel Cay Yacht Club, where the rich and famous stop for a bite

when they tire of spending time on the mega-yacht.

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