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Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Long Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2010

My boyfriend and I recently had the good fortune of visiting this resort for 7 nights. We had a wonderful time and found the staff refreshing in that they "wanted" you to visit. Upon checking in we had a problem with A/C and safe that were immediately addressed. While the menu didn't change (duh your in out island) the food regardless of choice was superb. Many of the portions are large, so consider sharing if your not overly hungry. If you want to cook be sure to stay in a Villa. Brock and staff are best in class !!!! Thanks for a wonderful week ............ Hope to visit again

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BrookCSM, Manager at Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2010

Dear Travel-quiz,

It was great to meet you both and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Cape Santa Maria certainly is a special place in this world; one where you can stay busy exploring the island, going bone fishing or snorkeling or simply relax on the beach with a good book.

With regards to our dining room menus, we have recently revised all of our menus and would like to continue with these through the Christmas season prior to launching new menus in 2011. In addition, we continue to create new dinner specials which are offered daily on our Feature Sheet.

I really enjoyed our conversations and hope to see you again.

Best regards,

Brook Castelsky
General Manager

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Reviewed 12 July 2010

My husband and I were fortunate enough to visit CSM last month for the second time. We have traveled quite a bit and have been to many, many beaches all over the world; and without a doubt this is the most beautiful beach we have ever visited. The sand feels like baby powder between your toes and never, ever gets too warm to walk on. The turquoise water is so warm and clear you can see the giant starfish on the bottom as you are swimming. You don't even need your snorkle gear but if you wish to snorkle the resort can provide the equipment. We stayed in one of the beautiful villas which have 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths along with jacuzzi tub, washer & dryer and fully equipped kitchen. All the villas and the bungalows are right on the beach. You literally walk out the door and step onto the most beautiful beach in the world. It is heaven. There are gazebos that line the beach in case you wish to get out of the sun. I never saw them completely occupied. This place reminds me of the brochures that resorts put out with the lone couple strolling on the beautiful beach. This is the place! The beach is never, ever crowded. We went bone fishing and reef fishing with Bert and had an absolute blast! He is the best, and obviously loves his job and passes that joy onto you. We did rent a car for one day to tour Long Island and really enjoyed ourselves, stopped at Max's Conch Bar and arrived just as Gary was cutting up freshly caught conch into conch salad. Wow, it was so good! Other than the fishing and the one day tour we relaxed, relaxed, relaxed. We usually had our lunch on the beach and then would head to the beautiful beachfront clubhouse for happy hour and a wonderful dinner. The managers, a lovely young couple, Brook and Ewa, always took the time to make sure that we had all we needed and the staff was equally eager to please. If you are looking for a vacation where you return home feeling relaxed, well rested, pampered and anxious to return then Cape Santa Maria is the place to go.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2010

Perfect wedding and relaxing place. Beautiful beaches! Do not expect to go shopping on Long Island, there is really nothing.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2010

Friendly staff, clean and functional accommodations, and a white powdery sand beach and turquoise water that is out of this world. My husband found some good snorkeling at the rocks around the point as well. Do try the couples massage on the porch of your bungalow--they come to you! A heavenly, relaxing get away. So glad we came.

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Reviewed 9 June 2010

Once again, a perfect trip to Long Island. We had such a blast last year, we booked again at Cape Santa Maria and we LOVE this place!!! We are even going to look soon at buying land in Long Island. As if it could be better, this year was better than the last. Cape Santa Maria and the island are wonderful with friendly people, a stress-free environment and the back drop of paradise! Maxine, Jessica, McKellen, Cindy, Rashad, Starlene, Janica, Michael, Basil, and Bert...YOU ARE THE BEST! Brook and Ewa run a great place with wonderful staff, service, and an at-home feel to the place. We love it and are already planning year three to "Escape to the Cape". Sunsets, locations to explore with nobody else around, and fishing are where it's at! Reef fishing was fun again, but we discovered bonefishing with Bert this year (our favorite thing), a rental car to explore the island and you must hit Columbus Point! LOVE THIS PLACE!!!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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BrookCSM, General Manager at Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2010

Dear Dvdmerwe,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It was great to see you again and we are happy to hear that you had relaxing vacation. Great bonefish photos! Thank you for bringing Dunkin' Donuts, the staff really appreciated it. Can't wait to see you next year.

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

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Additional Information about Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas

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: ₹ 17,440 - ₹ 28,291 (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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