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“The Stella Maris Resort Long Island Bahamas” 4 of 5 stars
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Stella Maris Resort Club
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   123 Ocean View Drive | Stella Maris, Long Island   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Long Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
CLEARWATER FL
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“The Stella Maris Resort Long Island Bahamas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2006

The Staff at the Stella Maris was outstanding, our accommodations and the resort were beautiful.A very pleasant rejuvnation. Everything about the trip was top notch. The diving was just awesome, from walls, to sharks, to blue holes, to wrecks, something for every one (Thanks Mario you' and the scuba staff are the best) From them having a taxi at the airport, to Peter packing us breakfast to go at 6:00am they day we left. The food was very good, the conch chowder, and the German apple pancakes were to die for. All the fish was as fresh as could be. Elizabeth took care of the arrangements here stateside, and the rest just flowed from there. All that being said we had a great time.
The memories and the new friends we have acquired will last a very long time.

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2006

I spent a week at the Stella Maris in May, looking for R&R in a beautiful, peaceful setting.

The Good:
The island is really away from it all and has beautiful beaches and friendly locals. While there's no good swimming beach on site, the hotel offers trips to great beaches (Santa Maria) and other activities throughout the day. Snorkeling at Columbus Harbour and Columbus Monument was quite nice. Although the beach at Columbus Harbour was littered with trash, the snorkeling just outside of the harbour (a bit of of swim/walk) was worth it. I also met a few people who went to the Blue Hole in the southern part of the island, which they said was pretty amazing to snorkel over.

The Bad:
Mosquitoes: Everywhere, just about all the time. Granted it was the beginning of the wet season but the tenacity and ferociousness of the Long Island mosquito will always be in my memories. You literally had to drench yourself in OFF to keep them at bay. One woman I met was bitten in the eyelid, one of the few places she did not apply repellent. Needless to say her eye was swollen to the size of a golf ball. I came back from my vacation with at least 50-60 bites and this was while using OFF rather religiously. If you don't want to be bitten, stay indoors.

The Strange:
The hosts: Peter was friendly and helpful. However, the other host never spoke or made eye contact with me, even when he made his rounds in the restaurant, stopping by each table, including mine. I don't know what that was all about. I speak perfect English. I'm friendly, polite, and not at all intimidating.

Another incident that deserves mentioning was when a group of us went out on the hotel's complimentary boat cruise. We were also scheduled to go to Shark Reef and do a shark feeding dive. This had been highly recommended to me by my host, Peter. Strangely enough, it turned out the captain and divemaster could not find the site. We ended up circling around for over an hour before the weather turned bad and we had to head back. Then to top it all off, the captain or divemaster (not sure who was at the helm) grounded the boat on a shallow sand/reef bar. We were stuck for about an hour before a smaller boat drove by and helped us out by taking us to shore.

To sum it all up: Long Island is a beautiful destination. Stella Maris is an adequate resort. Beware of the mosquitos in the wet/shoulder seasons.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 123 Ocean View Drive | Stella Maris, Long Island
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Long Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Long Island
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Long Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Stella Maris Resort Club 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stella Maris Resort Club, a 2014 Certificate of Excellence recipient is located on a tranquil island, where nature abounds, where the ocean and beaches are at their best, with an unhurried pace of life and with islanders, much known for their old-fashioned hospitality and friendliness.We are an intimate out island style resort, offering a wide range of tropical accommodations, from panoramic ocean view rooms to appealing four bedroom water front villas. Food is great, as is casual evening fun. Many activities are free of charge. We can even fly you here from your international Bahamas airport hub. It's a place for anyone who seeks to get away from every-day's stress, who loves nature, who loves being at and in the water. From singles to couples, from families to small groups. And there is no better place for a romantic island wedding, barefoot or elegant, or for celebrating your anniversary! ... more   less 
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