Appointed General Manager
At Grand Isle Resort & Spa in Exuma, Bahamas
Sandra Grisham-Clothier joined Grand Isle Resort & Spa, in Exuma, Bahamas in January 2015. Having spent more than 12 years in some of the Caribbean’s finest resorts, including Little Dix Bay, Peter Island and The Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Islands, Sandra brings her experience to the resort’s 78 ocean-front villas, Palapa Grill Restaurant and highly awarded SeaStar Spa. With more than 30 years in the hospitality industry, she has held positions from Rooms Division Manager to Chief Operating Officer. She brings with her a wealth of luxury boutique hotel experience in the Caribbean including managing construction, budgeting, forecasting, as well as an understanding of Government Relations and Compliance. Grisham-Clothier looks to further elevate the existing standards that have produced numerous awards for the hotel while heightening the overall experience for guests.
Sandra began her career training in Food and Beverage service at the 5-star Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel. Highly adept at understanding the unique circumstances for providing a fine dining experience in the Caribbean, she brings a particular expertise in elevating these standards for the guests while maximizing revenue for the owners. From the restaurant at Cheeca Lodge, to Stein Erickson Resort in Park City Utah and now to Exuma, Sandra has created an exceptional track record of success.
During Sandra’s position as General Manager, Grand Isle Resort & Spa has been recognized by both Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor for an unparalleled experience at the resort. Travel + Leisure acknowledged Grand Isle Resort’s, Palapa Grill, as being one of the Best Romantic Restaurants in the Bahamas, and the SeaStar Spa as one of the Top Spas in the Bahamas. TripAdvisor rated Grand Isle Resort as one of the Top 25 Resorts in the Caribbean for Family Vacations.
The island of Exuma is a perfect place for Sandra’s interest in outdoor activities: scuba diving, water skiing, wake boarding, sailing and bike riding. “Having the opportunity to live and work in Exuma, considered one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, is both personally and professionally rewarding. I look forward to continuing to deliver an extraordinary experience for clients both on and off property in this beautiful island that I now call home.”