Fodor's Expert Review Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort and Villas

Galliot Cay, off Seymour's, Long Island, Bahamas Fodor's Choice

This stunning resort consists of spacious beachfront villas that sleep up to eight and beachfront one-bed and two-bed bungalows that each have a screened-in veranda—all overlooking serene turquoise waters on a gorgeous 4-mile-long white-sand beach. The 15 bright, designer-style luxury two-bed villas have 1,800 square feet of complete comfort, including Wi-Fi, fully equipped entertainment centers, jetted tubs, and full kitchens, including dishwasher. The Beach House has a small fitness center, gift shop, library, TV room, and Wi-Fi. Upstairs is the restaurant with huge windows offering views of the gorgeous beach and Exuma Sound. The beachfront bar has the best view of the golden and magenta sunsets and a daily evening happy hour. Complimentary water-sports equipment and beach toys are available, and there are bicycle, paddleboard, Hobie Cat, and car rentals on-site. The resort offers myriad excursions such as diving, snorkeling, and nature tours. The Cape is one of The Bahamas' renowned beautiful places.


  • Only 15 minutes from Stella Maris Airport
  • Friendly staff arranges excursions
  • Great swimming beach


  • Secluded location means you'll need a rental car to explore
  • No TVs in rooms and no Wi-Fi in bungalows
  • Seven-night stay required during Christmas holiday season




Phones: 242-338–5273 | 800-926–9704-toll-free in U.S. and Canada


20 bungalows, 18 villas
Rate Includes: Closed Sept. and Oct., Kids 12 and under stay free

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