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Reviewed June 30, 2018

The minute we got off the plane we knew we were in the right place.
From that moment we landed to the time we left it was an experience every day. From the food the hospitality of the entire staff the room that we were in and all the amenities that were provided we couldn't ask for anything better. The views from our rooms were spectacular, island hopping was another fantastic moment. The beaches were amazing, swimming with the sharks was a great experience. We loved everything about this place. We definitely are returned. I liked about it when you leave yo we loved everything about this place. We definitely will be going back. The least thing about it is that we had to leave.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
4  Thank Maria M
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

We understand that a lot of people really seem to enjoy this place. It is certainly close to the airport, which is in outstanding condition, and the airport staff are very accommodating to private pilots. Some of the resort buildings are exceedingly nice; the bar/restaurant area for example, and our 1BR cottage were very nicely built and furnished. The front desk personnel are excellent, very helpful, and efficient. The various drivers they arranged to take us places were also friendly, helpful, and punctual. The friday evening Rum party was a hoot, with their "Rake and Scrape" band and free-flowing rum punch. So, with all that, what's not to like?

Minus 1 star - location. Simply put, this place is nowhere near a nice beach. The aforementioned drivers are available to take you to some of the exquisite beaches on Long Island, but those beaches are at least 20 min away, and you have to pre-arrange a time to be picked up. They had a Hobie Cat and small Sunfish sailboat available for guest use, but they are really beat-up and poorly rigged. There is something of a beach 400 yds north of the main resort area, but it's rough and not very attractive. The 'natural' pool is empty at low tide. Anything in their photos or videos resembling a beach with swimming access on their property is misleading.

Minus 1/2 star - the pools. There are 3 very basic rectangular pools for general use, but they are like small versions of a '60s community pool, with rust stains on the bottoms, crumbling masonry, and deteriorating ladder hardware to enter/exit. One of the publicity photos suggests that one of the pools has an "infinity" edge - it does not, and that photo is very misleading. A slightly more interesting pool appears in their video, but that may be restricted for use by guests in one particular cottage.

Minus 1/2 star - plumbing and fixtures. Rather extensively corroded, and the sink took forever to drain. The drinking water access for guests is a spigot just outside the main building that was alright on the first day we tried it, but on the second day the water was distinctly yellow in color. Drinking water really should be handled and presented better.

Minus 1/2 star - bedding. The room was clean, and towels were nice. But the fitted sheets were very thin and didn't quite 'fit', while the mattress pad was far too small for the bed. We woke up every morning half-on the bare mattress and on top of the elastic bands that should hold the corners down.

Minus 1/2 star - food service personnel generally operated in grumpy walrus mode (in stark contrast to the front desk). The food itself was mixed - it may be better to get all your meals in the main restaurant and avoid the Moonshine bar.

Overall, our priorities were to spend as much time on the beach and in the water as possible. This is just not place for someone with those priorities.

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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10  Thank Paul A
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

My wife and I had the absolute pleasure of enjoying a vacation in Long Island at the Rainbow House. Everything about the trip was amazing. This was the best of both worlds when it comes to a private home with resort amenities. And the Rainbow House itself is spectacular from the floor layout, to the most awesome private pool in the Caribbean, to the endless time spent appreciating the endless ocean view. Long Island as a whole is unmarred by over commercialization with everything from fine dining to the coolest little conch shacks and freshest seafood. There is so much to do, but will be just as happy doing nothing. I thank the Ritchie's and the Stella Maris resort team were both very accessible and wonderful in helping with any requests and questions that came up along the way. I thank them for making this a flawless wonderful and unforgettable week. We hope to return in the near future.

Room tip: Do a scavenger hunt,recommend finding Max,Kenny,Robert,Smacky,Locksley,Pinkie,Dean.If you do it means you had a unique & amazing time!
Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

The Stella Maris Resort Club is the best resort we've ever stayed at. From the owners down to every worker, the staff went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. We did not want to leave! Beautiful beaches, sunrises, sunsets, and views of the milky way galaxy for star gazers. The food was great too! Bring your money to Stella Maris, Long Island. It's worth every penny!!

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank Jessica M
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

I usually plan trips around new places but if I had to repeat a place, this would be it. The beauty of the Island, the resort it self, and the people!!!!! The people were fantastic. The diving was great. If you don't want scuba, snorkle around in the shallows and enjoy the abundant marine life. There is an airport with a 6000 foot runway so take your plane if you have one.

Date of stay: June 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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2  Thank Oranutan1
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