by Courtney Elko
This beautiful beach resort is situated on the tranquil Long Island in the Bahamas. Families will love being only steps away from the white sands and ocean but then have the convenience of the outdoor pool as well. The kids can swim while the adults relax in surrounding lounge chairs or in a hammock. One- to four-bedroom accommodations are available, so larger families are very welcome here. The villas feature large living and dining areas and a fully equipped kitchen and a grill outside. There is an outdoor dining patio too. Meal plans are an available option as well at the onsite restaurant and may be more convenient for families who don’t want to have to worry about cooking.
Our Editor Loves
- Pool and beach
- 4-bedroom villas
- Meal plan available
- Family Room 5+
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Onsite Dining
We had wonderful and relaxing stay. Arriving here and seeing the color of the ocean blows your mind. Stayed at the gecko house which has three bedrooms with three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and the most spectacular view from the porch. Falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and waking up to the view is just magical.
The staff is super friendly and helpful and the food was great!
We rented a car for 2 days to explore the island. Deans hole is a must and the beach at Santa Maria is gorgeous although I like the beach sat Stella Maris better bec there more scenic.
We mostly stayed at the house or pool to do a lot of reading and napping. The only downside are the moskitos or no-seums, they’re a real pain! Definitely bring Raid-Off the woods and baby oil for protection.
We arrived by private boat during a period of unsettled weather. Since we had not planned on staying on Long Island, we had no room reservations. However, we were able to obtain two rooms at Stella Maris for several days. What a find! The property is very clean and well maintained. The food was quite good. But without a doubt, the best part was the owner and the staff. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
Very much enjoyed our unscheduled visit!