Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Florida

private hotel with beautiful beach

Posted Jun 5, 2017
Location: There are a few restaurants nearby and a number of other beaches to visit.
Love this hotel! Very laid back, quiet, with beautiful beach. Be sure and stock up on water, cocktails, and basic food supplies. It is a bring your own type of resort. They have a full kitchen, dining area, and fridge for you to use. Stores not to far away if you have an rental car.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 19, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
Thank you Mike for taking the time to share the great experience you had at Gems. We appreciate your feedback
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Near great beaches; clean rooms

Posted Mar 1, 2017 on Hotels
Upgraded to a king room with kitchenette access and room was very nice, good bed, great views of water - Jennifer kept us well fed when we wanted breakfast or dinner. Property is undergoing renovations after hurricane damage but at no time was that an issue.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 8, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience at Gems
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chicago

A peaceful retreat in an unbeatable location

Posted May 11, 2015
My friend and I stayed at Gems for a week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is spectacular and the facilities are lovely. Hance and Shavonne thoughtfully anticipate guests' needs, for example you can borrow a hat, snorkeling gear, kayaks, books, and even an array of personal care products you might have forgotten (or not realized you'd need in the climate). I've never before experienced such gracious and low-key (yet responsive) hospitality. Hance arranged a car hire for us and a cave tour, checked in with us from time to time to ensure that we had everything we needed. Visitors should be forewarned that this is not a touristy island: come here to Long Island for the natural beauty not a pampered commercialized resort experience. There is much to explore but it is not a gourmet paradise and there is absolutely no shopping apart from basic necessities. I recommend that guests request a kitchenette at Gems and bring with them a few luxuries from home (like your favorite ground coffee, granola, and other non-perishable foodstuffs). Ask directions to the Saturday farmer's market (where apparently you can get local fruit and veg, none of which is in the shops). A car is a must, and do ask for a jeep because the side roads are terrible even when dry. Make sure to go to Lovers' Beach (just the other side of Clarence Town), the beauty of which defies description (also a great place for children to play safely in the sea).
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 31, 2015 by Owner, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your great experience with us. We greatly appreciate your feedback.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Long Island, New York

Paradise in the Bahamas

Posted Apr 15, 2015
Pros: Location by the water
Location: Swimming, snorkeling, sailing, dinning on true bahaman food,
Amazing view with vibrant colors of the caribbean. Relaxing atmosphere. Accommodating host. I highly recommend!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 31, 2015 by Owner, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for sharing your great experience at Gems. We greatly appreciate your feedback!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by David from Brits currently living in Miami

Relaxing Long Island Weekend

Posted Jun 15, 2013
Pros: Position and views
Cons: air con - noisy
Location: Deans Hole , Regatta , Beach, Marina , Restaurants and shops all in easy reach
Gems was exactly what we expectec - well positioned , frindly staff, good beach, great views and an ideal base to see a lot of Long Island.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 31, 2015 by Owner, Hotel Management
We wished we had the opportunity at the time you wrote the review to express an appreciation for your feedback.
4 out of 5
by DEEPICA from Florida

Great hotel

Posted Mar 31, 2013 on Hotels
Very good host/ess and clean with very nice homey dining room. Only negative is no sand on beach so need car to drive to one. Recommend if want to stay near deadmans cay
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 3, 2015
We really wish we had the opportunity at the time of your review to express our appreciation for your feedback. Thank you!
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted May 14, 2006
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 31, 2015 by Owner, Hotel Management
We regret we did not have the ability to respond at the time of your review or the opportunity to have provided you with a great stay. We appreciate your feedback.
3 out of 5
by Sandra

4 nuits au Gem's en Août

Posted Aug 13, 2017 on Hotels
Après une arrivée avec une magnifique vue sur la mer et un acceuil très familial, la découverte de la chambre est surprenante par sa petite taille, son encombrement et son manque d'entretien évident. Baignoire, couverts , robinetterie rouillées, clim assourdissante , draps sales, etc... le jardin alentour dispose d'une vue extraordinaire mais est manques également d'un minimum d'entretien ( détritus, chaises cassées etc) quand à la plage privée, n'y comptez pas, elle fait 5 mètres de large à marée basse et ne dispose d'aucun confort. Malgré tous l'accueil fait par Hans est formidable et il nous à très bien renseigné pour chacune de nos demandes, notamment dans la recherche d'une clinique pour notre fils qui avait besoin de soins. Ainsi que pour prendre rendez-vous pour la visite des grottes ( super visite ! ) et pour la disponibilité de certains restaurants. Bref , un très bon emplacement pour visiter le sud de l'île, mais attention au confort. Merci encore à Hans pour son acceuil.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 5, 2017 by Owner, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the property and sharing what a good host Hance was. Your comments will be shared for improved guest experience.
4 out of 5
by Pascale from France

excellent séjour à Long Island

Posted Apr 17, 2016 on Hotels
Accueil sympathique et chaleureux de Hance. Chambre agréable, au calme avec une belle vue sur la mer. Un petit réfrigérateur pour avoir à disposition des boissons fraîches ou autre... Possibilité de se faire du café ou thé... Et les plages magnifiques de cette île ! Restaurants sympas pas très loin. Quelques jours merveilleux hors du temps.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 22, 2016 by Owner, Hotel Management
Salut Pascale , Nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de partager votre expérience avec nous à Gems Paradise et belle Long Island , Bahamas ! Hi Pascale, Thank you for taking the time to share your great experience with us at Gems at Paradise and beautiful Long Island, Bahamas!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted May 8, 2015
Soggiorno OK. Struttura un po' vecchia.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 31, 2015 by Owner, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate the feedback.