A glimpse of Long Island Bahamas
Robin and Mike have lived on the island since 2013! They know the in's and out's, the great tour guides, fabulous beaches and must do's! See some of the fantastic recommendations and scroll further for island history. Once you have booked feel free to reach out Robin and Mike with any questions and guidance to make this the most amazing vacation ever!
Must do's & See's while on Long Isalnd Bahamas
Fishing the Flats
Some of the best bone fishing in the Bahamas! Of course deep sea fishing is fun too!
Scuba & Snokle
Exploring the ocean floors you'll find amazing sea life, shipwrecks & beautiful natural reefs.
Wildlife On the Island
Take it all in... Pink flamingoes to sea stars, iguanas to dolphins, pigs to spider crabs and more.
Christopher Columbus arrived on Long Island during his first voyage in 1492!
Deans Blue Hole
The worlds deepest blue hole reaching depths of 600'. Are you this adventurous?
A unique Bahama favorite. With a curious history... Who, why, how and when did they get here?
"Leave nothing but Footprints, Take nothing but Pictures, Keep nothing but Memories”
Religion is most important for nearly all Bahamians! See the amazing history and architecture.
Caves of the Island
Explore the many caves of Long Island and some of the amazing stories the rock walls hold.
Authentic Bahamian food and drinks; seafood, tropical fruits, rice, peas, potatoes, & pork.
Saturday's 9 to noon! A must visit! Local produce, pastries, straw work and handmade souvenirs.
Columbus Monument & Cove. The Historic explorer arrived on Long Island during his first voyage in 1492!
About Long Island Bahamas
The Real Bahamas!
Long Island, a jewel of an island located in the archipelago crown of islands in The Bahamas. Stretching about 80 miles long and the widest point on the island is approximately 4 miles. 'Yuma' was the original name for Long Island given by the native Arawak Indians before it was renamed 'Fernandina' by Christopher Columbus in 1492.
The tropic of Cancer line runs through Long Island, making the atmosphere feel as if you are on another planet...another world.
Long Island is said to be the most beautiful, picturesque island of The Bahamas because of its symphony of dramatic contrasts. On the 'norside', which is really the eastern shore overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, there are cliffs, caves and crashing waves of indigo. On the opposite side, the western shore, it's calm, tranquil, turquoise and aquamarine shades of blue overlaps with flats, mangroves and baby powder sanded beaches as far as the eyes can see.
The deepest blue hole in the world, Dean's Blue Hole (600 ft), is located at Turtle Cove west of the capitol, Clarence Town. Many blue holes exist throughout the island in settlements namely, Mileys, Dunmore and Simms.
Numerous cave and tunnel systems cover the island. The historical cave system where the Lucayan Indian Tribe and their treasure artifacts, such as the ceremonial stools 'duhos' were found is located in Mortimer's. The treasure find was discovered by Long Island native Carlton Cartwright. Another cave system is located in Mileys and the historical Hamilton's Cave where hieroglyphics are still visible on the cave walls to this day.
Scattered throughout Long Island are many ruins of cotton plantations, churches and houses built in the 1700 & 1800's. Adderley Plantation is located 'down' in the north. 'Up' south lies the ruins of Dunmore Slave Plantation named for the former governor, Lord Dunmore, of The Bahamas. Canals, wells, and walls built by slaves can still be found throughout Long Island to this day.
Columbus Point where Columbus Landed there is a monument erected. Climb to the top and experience a breathtaking panoramic view of Long Island. Located at Cape Santa Maria where the beach there is ranked amongst the top 10 in the world.
The Twin Churches built by Father Jerome, or Monsignor John C. Hawes an architect, world famous, he was also a poet, philosopher and sculptor. He he was ordained as a Church of England priest 'Anglican' and came to Long Island where he built St. Paul's Anglican Church. He later converted to Catholicism, returned to Long Island and built St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Both churches are located in Clarence Town on opposite hillsides.
Long Island is home to many wonders, a natural treasure chest. Go exploring, have an adventure, you just never know what you may find. Bring your Water shoes, snorkel or dive gear and your fishing pole and you will be set for the most relaxing adventure of your life!