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A new planned development,
Port St. George,
was just recently approved by the Bahamian Government.
A group of English investors purchased a large acreage of unimproved land in the Stella Maris Estate for the purpose of building a new hotel, a large state-of-the-art marina at the shores of the Caribbean and a 18-hole golf course.
Begun in 1963 as a land sales venture, Stella Maris covers an area running from the cliffs of the Atlantic Ocean across the entire island to the Exuma Banks of the Western shores. Stella Maris is the prime resort on Long Island spreading over 3,000 acres (12 km2) of rolling hills. About 1,500 lots were surveyed and platted, designed mostly for single family homes.
The existing Stella Maris Development consists of a vacation resort hotel, a full service marina and a small international airport with immigration and custom facilities. Because of the nature of the land, the estate has a very high proportion of superior quality single family homes. Stella Maris still has a few large residential lots offering magnificent views of the Caribbean and/or the Atlantic Ocean.
The Stella Maris Resort Club is located near the center of the development, on a slope facing the Atlantic Ocean. The club has 29 hotel units located in 8 buildings as well as bungalows and villas at its disposal. Together with third party homes, villas and luxurious bungalows operated by the club, the resort has a maximum capacity of about 120 guests.
The Stella Maris Marina is located on the west coast of the island, facing the Exuma Bank, two and one half miles from the Stella Maris Resort Club. The marina is connected to the calm Caribbean by a "mooring canal", an extra secure hurricane tie-up potential. There is plenty of space, and planned future developments already have accounted for an expansion.
The Stella Maris International Airport is one of only two government licensed airports on Long Island, an Airport of Entry (AOE), thus permitting international air traffic. The paved 4,000 feet (120 meters) runway can handle up to mid-sized commercial and general aviation planes, including most mid-sized corporate jets. Bahamas Air and a few commuter airlines have daily flights from Nassau to Stella Maris.
Stella Maris is offering a variety of activities.
Divers from all over the world are attracted to scuba diving off the resort's diving vessel.
Swimming in the warm and clear water of the island's lee-side is as pleasant as snorkeling in one of the numerous hidden, protected bays.
And fishing? This is the place you want to be for your catch.