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Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Long Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 January 2011

We to the resort Dec 24th through the 26th. Beach and ocean were just beautiful, very untouched and very safe. The resort is small but very quaint. We stayed in a bungalow and it was great. Beautiful room, bathroom, had our own enclosed private veranda. Very clean, and three ladies came everyday and cleaned everything especially all the sand we brought in. We took out the bikes, and went to Columbus momuemt which I would highly recommend. It is not for the weak though but the view is amazing. The Atlantic on one side and then the Caribeann on the other. We did the meal plan, and the food was wonderful, especially the lamb. Enough for two. They had a very wide menu to suit everyone, it took a little time for the food but this was because it was being made fresh and we were on island time. All the staff were extremely helpful. A nice shop within the main area. Clothes, teashirts swim suits, and gifts. Very good. This island is an untouched island and is very remote. It is the exact place to go if you want a piece of heaven. We met some of the locals and they were extremely plesant and helpful to us. The one great thing was no TV's in the room,(nce touch though we had a coffee pot so you could brew your first cup right there and sit out and watch the sun come up) there was one located at the main facility and this was great, so if you want to get away for peace, quiet and relaxation this is the place I would recommend. All the staff were wonderful. We hope that we get to go back sometime as this was a gem in our travels.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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BrookCSM, General Manager at Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2011

Dear Yellow2521,

Thank you for taking the time to review Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort. We very much appreciate your kind remarks regarding the food, service and gift shop. We hope to see you again.

Best regards,
Brook and Ewa and the great staff at Cape Santa Maria!

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Reviewed 13 December 2010

This is our second trip to Cape Santa Maria, having visited for four days in 2003. At that time my wife and I promised ourselves that we would be back. It is just as I remembered it, with superb accommodations right on the beach, a great restaurant, friendly and helpful staff, involved and knowledgeable management, and an incredible beach. I have travelled extensively in the Caribbean and there is nowhere else that I have found like this. If you are looking for a few days (or longer) of beach relaxation, then I can't imagine anywhere better. This resort is not for those looking for boisterous nightlife, nor is intended to be, but for those of you looking for what this resort offers, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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BrookCSM, General Manager at Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2010

Dear gibsonjames,

Thank you for taking the time to post the great review. I enjoyed chatting with you and your wife that one evening. I too could not think of a better place to spend time with family. It seemed like the whole group had a great time.

Hope to see you again.

Cheers,
Brook & Ewa

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Reviewed 11 December 2010

Your location is incredible, perfect, and beautiful. The villa was immaculate, nicely decorated; maid service every day did a great job. Amenities need some work, bikes are tired, hobby cat, gym etc. Food was good and met my expectations as to quality and selection. Cost is at a Ritz Carlton level but service from support staff did not match this. Brook and Ewa are fantastic and very service oriented, need to instill that in servers and other support. Still they were good and I rate them a B but for the cost should be an A or A+. It probably would be helpful to send one or to senior staff (not Brook of Ewa) to a Ritz Carlton Leadership Center: [--]

All in all my family and I had a fantastic time. My 11 and 5 year old boys loved it!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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BrookCSM, General Manager at Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2010

Dear GregCastanza,

It was great that you were able to join one of our pilot groups in November. We all look forward to these groups and everyone has a great time.

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Feedback is always appreciated as it gives us a chance to review areas where we can improve. With regards to resort pricing, our rates have not changed in over six years. Our 3 night Beach Lover’s Package allows two people to stay for as low as $99 per person/night plus taxes and gratuity. This package also includes two welcome cocktails, two half hour massages on either your privately screen porch or our beachfront gazebo and a bottle of wine with dinner. A family of four may stay for three nights in a luxury villa for as low as $120 per person/night plus taxes and gratuity. The Luxury Villa Package includes two half hour massages, a bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit basket. Free amenities at the resort include bicycles, kayaks, children’s beach toys, boogie boards, wifi at the Beach House and Conch Fritter appetizers at Happy Hour. In addition to the Vacation Packages, we also offer a discount from our regular rates for guests who fly their own wings to the resort.

We receive many comments regarding Cape Santa Maria’s warm, friendly and hospitable staff, but we are always looking for ways to improve. In addition to our ongoing training, each year we employ a trainer from our Canadian resorts to work closely with our staff. Last year we brought a Chef Trainer from Canada for four months to work with our kitchen staff. We have worked very hard in this area and most appreciate your comments regarding the food. Our training program this year will soon commence.

Thanks again for your comments, and next time we hope to see your new plane on Long Island!

Best regards,
Brook Castelsky

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Reviewed 11 December 2010

We have traveled to almost all islands in the Bahamas - there's no comparison to the resort at Cape Santa Maria. Quiet, clean, heavenly accommodations and the best staff, bar none! The luxury condos were a nice change this year - with the convenience of a fully equipped "home away from home"; however, the ambiance of the bungalows will have us returning to them on the next visit. The food at the resort is excellent and the staff is very accommodating. Brook and Ewa are the best!

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BrookCSM, General Manager at Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2010

Dear flyingfriends,

Thank you so much for the great review. We are happy to hear you have enjoyed both accomodations. The luxury Villas are beautiful; a different experience from our charming bungalows. It was great seeing you again and we look forward to your return.

Cheers,
Brook & Ewa

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Reviewed 9 December 2010

My friend and I spent a week at Cape Santa Maria Resort and had a wonderful time. We went on a chartered reef fishing trip and we caught a lot of fish. The resort restaurant prepared that evening. The Resort staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with friends
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BrookCSM, General Manager at Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2010

Dear Randy167,

It was great to meet you guys and we are happy to hear of the great time you had while reef fishing. The guests which joined you really enjoyed the comraderie on the boat. Bert and Noel also said it was a great time. Hope to see you again.

Cheers,
Brook and Ewa

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Reviewed 3 December 2010

From the minute we stepped off the plane our experience far exceeded any expectation. Long Island is a paradise seeker's dream... white, silky beaches accented by crystal clear aquamarine water. And Cape Santa Maria is situated perfectly, if you like private beaches, glowing sunsets, and calm water! The accommodation was spectacular, we stayed in the Villas with beautiful rooms, bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, family room and sunroom with stellar views. Internet and cable were available, but we hardly had time for it with the snorkeling, kayaking, biking, fishing, dining, happy hour-ing and relaxing to enjoy. The staff was amazing with true Bahamian character that had us smiling and laughing. We would definitely go back, and are actually already trying to figure out when! Thanks Brook and Ewa, we appreciated your efforts in assuring our trip was one we'll never forget!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ElkValleyGirl
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BrookCSM, General Manager at Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2010

Dear ElkValleyGirl,

Thank you taking the time to post a review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. You took some amazing photos, so please be sure to share them on our Facebook page. I hope it's not too cold back home! Hope to see you again.

Cheers,
Brook and Ewa

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Reviewed 28 November 2010

We just returned from our 4th trip to CSM. We had actually planned to stay at another island this Thanksgiving but after spending just a few hours at a different resort (on another island) we realized we were making a huge mistake. A quick call to CSM and we were heading back to paradise.

This was our 4th visit in 5 years and it just keeps getting better and better. Everything is absolutely perfect. The beach is beyond gorgeous - as far as you can see it's just the most perfect white, soft powder sand. The water is beautiful and clear and you can walk out for what seems to be miles.

Brook and Ewa are absolutely fantastic managers! They are sweet and pay great attention to their guests' needs. Breanda is just fabulous, we always hope to see her when we arrive (she gave our girls giant hugs as she's seen them almost every year of their lives). Maxine and Cindy are a joy to be around as well. Overall, all of the staff are extremely kind and accommodating to whatever you need.

The food is wonderful (highly recommend the meal plan) and we LOVE that there were plenty of great healthy kids options (salad, grilled chicken, etc. as well as the standard grilled cheese & chicken fingers).

We love CSM so much. Our girls didn't want to leave and neither did we. We can't wait to go back next year!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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BrookCSM, General Manager at Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2010

Dear pilotgirlNC,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It was great that you were able to rearrange your schedule and visit us again. We are happy to hear that your family enjoyed their stay and we look forward to your next visit.

Cheers,
Ewa, Brook and the great Staff at Cape Santa Maria

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Address: Galliot Cay, Long Island
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Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Long Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Long Island
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Long Island
Price Range: £209 - £309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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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