The appropriately named Long Island stretches for 93km (58 miles) and, despite a beautiful landscape – there are high cliffs in the north, wide shallow beaches, historic plantation ruins, and native caves – it has remained thoroughly off the beaten track. It’s not always easy to get here; there are two minor airports with arrivals from Nassau, but flights do not occur daily. Both the Stella Maris Resort Club and the luxurious Cape Santa Maria Beach offer fishing and watersports.
The Bahamas can be reached quickly by air or by sea. Easy access to The Islands Of The Bahamas makes this tropical playground a popular year-round vacation destination. Its proximity to Florida means just a short hop by jet, a pleasant day by cruise ship, or a memorable voyage by private or charter boat. Explore your options for travel to the Bahamas.
Getting between The Islands of The Bahamas.
Charter Air – For information on air charters and charter air services visit the Bahamas Web Directory Bahamas Air Travel page.
Mailboat – Inter-island mailboats depart from Nassau and run weekly roundtrip to/from all islands. The mailboats are a leisurely way to get around. One-way passage to just about anywhere costs around $35, ranging up to $140 for some round trips. Remember, these mailboats run on Bahamas time, so they’re a great way to slow down to the steady rhythm of the islands. For a list of all Bahamas Mailboats with island destinations visit the Bahamas Mailboats page on Bahamas-Travel.info.
Private Boat – You can always charter a private boat to get you where you want to go, on your own time. You will find boat charter companies in the Bahamas Web Directory Bahamas Boats & Boating page.
Long Island Restaurants
Long Island, Bahamas offers a wide variety of restaurants and dining facilities to satisfy all pockets and palettes. Cuisine from around the globe can be found here with an emphasis on seafood and authentic Bahamian cuisine. We offer our comments from the establishments we have visited and from visitors recommendations.
Blue Chip Restaurant Bar – Simms, Long Island
Da-Danz – Moris Ville, Long Island, Bahamas
Pratt’s Restaurant & Bar – Burnt Ground, Long Island
Satellite Restaurant & Lounge – Miley’s, Long Island
Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort, Long Island – Four miles of pristine, white beach and only 20 charming beachfront villas. Snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving and fishing in the South Bahamas. The luxury resort is located on Long Island.
Gems at Paradise – On 165 acres of pink sand, 4 condos with full kitchen, living room, bedroom, bath overlooking Atlantic. 6 units with sitting areas and balcony views of the beach or ocean.
Greenwich Creek Lodge – A fishing resort set in an eco-environment, the Lodge’s guestrooms with baths are decorated in dark woods and bright colors. Complimentary continental breakfast.
Stella Maris – Stella Maris Resort Club, Long Island. All the amenities of a complete resort hotel, air conditioned comfort, tropical decor, breathtaking Atlantic setting! Hotel rooms and 1,2,3 & 4 bedroom villas and bungalows. Fabulous diving, fishing, snorkeling. Superb beaches.
While enjoying your Bahamas vacation there are hundreds of activities on land and sea to choose from; sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving, golf, photo tours, biking and hiking.
Long Island has everything you expect from a tropical destination. Spectacular beaches, a variety of activities, perfect year-round weather, a casual laid back atmosphere and warm Bahamian hospitality.
Visit historic sites, go kayaking in crystal-clear water, partake in underwater exploration and diving, try snorkeling or just lay back and enjoy island life.
Long Island Resources
Bahamas B2B’s Vacation and Travel Guide is intended to be an accurate, up-to-date, island-by-island guide to Bahamas vacation and travel resources of interest for both Bahamian residents and travelers.
Long Island Bahamas is a prime choice for a weekend getaway or an extended stay. Several airlines offer service to Long Island. Take either a short flight from the East Coast of Florida or a quick hop from Nassau or Grand Bahama where there is good connecting service from all destinations around the world.