Long Island is one of the most popular of the 700 islands that make up the Bahamas and is home to the largest blue hole in the world. It offers some of the best beaches in the country and is renowned for extremely clear waters and beautiful white sands. Take a look at our guide on how to spend 24 hours on the secluded island.
Charter Fishing Bahamas
This fishing charter offers a wide range of options, from deep-sea, spear and inshore fishing to beach excursions. Guests can decide what they wish to do during their trip and an itinerary is tailored accordingly. All equipment, such as fishing rods, spears, slings and dive gear, can be provided.
Long Island Library and Museum
This museum gives an account of the history, culture and customs of Long Island. Step inside and you’ll get a sense of how homes here used to look, all thatched roofs, oil lamps and goose irons. Also on display are Bahamian seashells, straw work and Junkanoo costumes.
Dean’s Blue Hole
Located in a bay west of Clarence Town, this is the deepest known blue hole in the world. It is in many ways similar to a natural aquarium; plunging to a depth of 202 metres, the underwater sinkhole is home to a wide variety of marine wildlife, such as fish, rays, sharks, turtles and crustaceans.
Bahamas Discovery Quest
This tour company’s guided trips are a great way to get an inside track on the island. These are custom-made experiences for which you to create your own itinerary and have a local guide to accompany you. Some of the most popular points of interest are Dean’s Blue Hole, Hamilton’s Cave, Deadman’s Cay Caves and Long Island Library and Museum. Visitors can also enjoy swimming in natural pools, looking at Long Island flamingos and visiting Bahamian craftsmen and artists.
Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort
After spending the day exploring, head to one of Long Island’s most luxurious resorts. Ranked the second most romantic resort in all the Bahamas, Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort is set on a stunning, six-kilometre beach of pure white sands. Its accommodation, in stylish villas and bungalows, is set right beside the beach and offers captivating views.