my fiance and i have stayed here about 5-6 times. everytime has been GREAT!! very good prices good room service nice pool and the beach location cant be beat!! rooms are a little dated but comfortable.
Stella Maris beach is probably what you'd call blend and generic.
There's nothing special about it - Sand is okay, the sea is okay, the public is okay, nothing stands out.
However on the other hand, it does not suffer from the crowded environment, and is one the best options for a more empty beach nearer to Salvador.
I enjoyed daily walks on the beach. During the week there were very few people but on the weekend it was packed. Ocean is warm but you need to be careful entering the water as it is very rocky at places. There are tables and umbrellas to rent at the beach.