Hotel and room had beautiful views of the ocean and has a great central location in Clarencetown, particularly if you are interested in exploring both the north and south end of the island. The owners are very personable, helpful and hospitable and were ready to help with any questions and requests.
Our room was nice and clean with ocean views off the balcony just as expected. That said, we wish there had been more transparency about the sandbug issue the out islands have been experiencing coming out of the last hurricane. Although the hotel did provide a particular bug repellant that they recommended for use against sandbugs, we did not feel there was anything else that was being done (or could be done?) to help control the issue. If you are prone to bug bites, please take caution as I woke up every morning with literally dozens of new bites and ended up having to sleep covered head to toe while also using three types of bug repellent and still woke up with several bites....not to mention constantly applying cortisone for the entire duration of our trip. While we love the ambiance of local resorts and want to support them, I don't believe this would ever be acceptable at a larger resort.
Overall, being from the city, Long Island is definitely somewhere you go when you want to get away from it all. The beaches are lovely and you definitely won't be driving past a Starbucks! :)
- Also Known As:
- Gems At Paradise Hotel Long Island
- Gems At Paradise Hotel
- Gems At Paradise Resort Long Island, Bahamas
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