Friday, February 12, 2016

Beach Lovers Vacation

Getaway to the "Real" Bahamas
Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort on Long Island, Bahamas

Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort is a small elegant beachfront resort offering just 20 beachfront bungalows. The vibe is relaxed, and you will feel this is your own private paradise. 

The bungalows are just steps from the silky white sands

A barrier reef protects the beach from large waves. Wade out 50 feet in the brilliant turquoise water, and the warm water is only waist deep.

The four-mile long beach is lined with swaying palms, and the soft sand is free of coral or rocks. And, there are no jellyfish or sea urchins. As an expert Caribbean beach bum, I can assure you THIS is one of the BEST beaches in the Bahamas!  

This resort offers either a relaxing romantic vacation, or more adventuresome activities including scuba diving to sailing to sport fishing, island tours, and free bicycle and kayak rentals are available for guests.

Beach Front Villa

Travel Dates:
May 1 to Aug 24 2016
$109 USD per night, per person based on double occupancy - 3 night minimum

Now through Apr 30 2016
$143 USD per night, per person based on double occupancy - 3 night minimum
Blackout dates apply

Beach Lovers Vacation includes:

  • Four days/three nights oceanfront accommodation at Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort
  • Welcome cocktail and bottle of wine at dinner on your first evening
  • Complimentary ½ hour massage for two in your room or on your patio
  • Complimentary conch fritters every evening at happy hour
  • Complimentary use of kayaks and bicycles
Beach House Restaurant & Oceanside Bar is the culinary hub of the resort. 

Full meal plans (breakfast, lunch and dinner), modified meal plans (breakfast and dinner) and kid’s plans are available. Bahamian and Continental cuisine is prepared by local chefs, along with fine imported wines and desserts to compliment meals - and Vegetarian options are available. 

Long Island is aptly named being 70 miles long and just 5 miles wide. Cape Santa Maria is located on the calm western coast, and the east coast features 150 foot cliffs and crashing surf. Long Island is also home to the world's deepest blue hole in the Bahamas - see previous post

Getting to Long Island, Bahamas
There are no direct flights from the U.S. to Long Island. Long Island has (2) airports Deadman's Cay Airport (LGI) and Stella Maris Airport (SML). Daily scheduled service is available to the island from Nassau, along with charter services.  Note: The Stella Maris Airport is just minutes from Cape Santa

Flying via Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau International Airport is the Bahamas’ major air hub, served by many international airlines. There are direct flights to Nassau from Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Panama, Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Washington, London, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary.

Flying via Georgetown - Great Exuma, Bahamas
If you’re traveling through Miami or Fort Lauderdale, Florida you may prefer to arrive via Georgetown on nearby Exuma Island via American Airlines and United Airlines. The flight from Florida to Georgetown takes about an hour and half, and then another 13 minutes from Georgetown to Long Island.

Southern Air
Stella Maris Airport, Long Island - Southern offers over 10 flights weekly from Nassau to Long Island, landing at Stella Maris Airport (airport code “SML”)

Bahamasair - National Airline of the Bahamas
Deadman's Cay Airport, Long Island

More Travel Specials
Aside from the "Beach Lovers Vacation" the resort is also offering: Spring Break Escape, Honeymoon in Paradise, Luxury Villa Vacation and Tropical Family Adventure.

Happy Travels,

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