SPOILED. We made the mistake of making a 10-day trip to Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort our first trip to the Outer Bahamas Islands. A mistake because we are officially spoiled and find it hard to imagine any other island/beach/resort matching the heaven we found here!
I was amazed to discover there were 47 people (adults & children) staying at the resort…although we never saw more than a dozen people spread out over the beach. If you look closely at the pictures taken of the beach…notice how few people you see. It’s not a trick, it’s not timing, it’s real – I have no clue where everyone was…but we were alone on the beach and in the water the majority of the time! And believe me when I say, as amazing as the photos are of the beach…the real thing is even more incredible!
The staff was absolutely fabulous. The desk staff wore bright smiles and were ever so helpful in planning our trips, scheduling our daily dinner times, and answering our many questions. The ladies that served the meals and tended the bar were full of personality, smiles, and charm once they warmed up to us. The facilities and grounds crews were very friendly and their hard work each day was reflected in the beauty of the resort. Ah, and if your lucky enough to take a tour of the Atlantic caves with Delbert – sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Perfect. We stayed in the one-room, one-bed cottage and while we had neighbors in the cottage next to us, we never heard them. The room had a swamp cooler – nice background noise for sleeping! The view from our bed was of the beach and an eternity of blue water evolving into the sky.
On the beach and at dinner we met wonderful families and couples from Denmark, England, France, Spain, Belgium, and the Bahamas. I’ll admit I was a little hesitant to stay at a resort that was not adults-only. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see European children and teenagers reading books and respectfully interacting with the adults.
-- Breakfast and Lunch meals were fabulous! Breakfast choices ranged from cereal, eggs and beacon, to fresh fruit and yogurt. Lunches ranged from chicken sandwiches and hamburgers to lasagna and salads.
-- Dinner entrees were less than desirable. If you like the Bahamian-style greasy, fatty, fried, overly salted foods – you’re in luck. On the other hand, if you’re looking to eat “clean” (low fat, low salt) my advice is to skip dinner. I will note that we didn’t ask if the chef could cook something special (ex. light on the salt) for us, next time we visit…we’ll definitely ask!
-- That said – if our ONLY complaint during the entire ten days was the quality of the night-time meals – you know it was a FABULOUS vacation!!!
This is the perfect place if you are looking for a place to escape… Incredible scenery that makes every photo a postcard shot…A quiet hideaway where you can lose yourself in the tranquility of nature...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Untouched... Undiscovered... Barefoot elegance in a Caribbean paradise. Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort is unlike any place you have ever experienced. Mile after mile of silky-fine sandy beach melts into the warm turquoise water. With twenty bungalows and a handful of villas steps from the most beautiful beach in the Bahamas, an escape to Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort is an experience you will never forget. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas Hotel Long Island
- Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort And Villas
- Cape Santa Maria Beach Hotel
- Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas Long Island, Bahamas