Is This Resort Home to the Most Beautiful Bahamas Beach?
Cape Santa Maria Resort is located on Long Island. We aren’t talking about the island next to Brooklyn and Queens in New York. Cape Santa Maria’s Long Island is an 80-mile-long sliver located 190 miles south of Nassau in the Bahamas.
General Manager Matt Brear believes that there is a special element that connects most of his guests. “It’s a challenge to take that extra flight in a small airplane to get here. This place attracts like-minded individuals. They are seeking a sense of adventure,” Brear said with a smile.
An Untouched Paradise
Another word that Brear uses to define his dreamy workplace is untouched. This island of 3,000 residents didn’t have electricity until 1992. Whereas Cape Santa Maria Resort does have WiFi, the resort’s 40 bungalows do not include telephones or television sets. This aura of being removed from the bustle back home is by design.
Another part of the Cape Santa Maria grand plan is delivering breathtaking ocean views. All of the resort’s whitewashed bungalows are roughly 20 steps from a crescent-shaped white sand beach. Beyond the beach is something you won’t find anywhere else on the planet.
“The first day I arrived it was raining. On the second day, I woke up to bright sunshine and looked out at our beach. I thought I had died and gone to heaven,” Brear recalled.
Super Natural Blue
Brear describes the ocean he and his guests experience each day as “so blue and clear it doesn’t look natural.” This is the ultimate payoff for the vacationer who seeks adventure, takes the extra flight, and is looking to unplug.
The growing buzz regarding Cape Santa Maria’s epic beach has not gone unnoticed. Each year the percentage of new and returning guests ticks up a notch. Since 1991 guests have reveled in the resort’s back to nature feel, the fresh seafood served at the Beach House Restaurant, the legendary Pina Coladas, and the epic sunsets that are both mesmerizing and unforgettable.
Eventually, the secret gets out and things change. “The Long Island of today is like the developed Caribbean islands were 20 years ago. Our guests feel like they are somewhere else, like another part of the world. But this unaffected paradise vibe won’t last forever,” Brear said.
Discover Before It’s Discovered
Brear was asked if he had any advice for vacationers who are hearing about his resort for the first time. “This island is going to be discovered soon. Come to Cape Santa Maria while it’s still untouched.”