Discover The Hidden Gem of The Bahamas
Escape the crowds and enjoy a place of your own for vacation in the paradise of Long Island, Bahamas, the best-kept secret.
Looking to escape the hotel/resort experience and have a place of your own for vacation? Time to discover a travel destination that is down to earth and in a gem of paradise. Located off the beaten path, Long Island, Bahamas is full of adventure where you can check off a handful of things from your play list.
Long Island, Bahamas has been rated as having some of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world! Situated on the edge of the Great Bahama Bank, the island has a variety of beaches to explore on the shallow baby blue Caribbean side and the deep sea Atlantic side.
With a small population and 100 miles of island to explore, turning down a random dirt road along your journey will never fail to impress with a breath taking secluded beach or historical relic. Talk about avoiding the crowds when the most traffic you’ll find on the main road is a goat or sheep crossing. Quaint island encounters are apart of the experience in dining, shopping, touring, and living as it is easy to get to know the locals and feel at home.
Abundant in breath taking nature, Long Island is an excellent destination for eco-tourism. Colorful coral reefs surround the island and are complimented by an array of tropical fish to feast your eyes on while snorkeling or scuba diving in the reef hot spots, such as: Coral Gardens where you can explore large coral over hangs or Rainbow Reef.
Dean’s Blue Hole, the deepest blue hole in the world reaching: 202 meters or 663 feet deep, is a popular world wide attraction and brings free divers from around the globe annually. Don’t miss the free diving competition that happens here where you can watch free divers break world records.
Long Island is a fisherman’s paradise where you can try many different types of fishing from the popular bone fishing (catch and release), stimulating deep sea fishing, relaxing shore rod or spool fishing, or join the locals and hold your breath while diving for fish, conch, and lobster. This place is a nature lover’s dream…
If its history you crave, Long Island is full of it! Beautiful Spanish and Greek style churches are a pleasant attraction in the island’s capitol Clarence Town where you can climb the narrow towers and enjoy breath-taking views of the marina below. Churches dating back over 100 years can be found along the main road and certainly have a story to tell. Or go exploring the old plantation ruins throughout the island that were built in the 1770’s where cotton, pineapple, and sugar cane were grown, whisking your imagination back to old times.
The Hamilton and Deadman’s Cay caves are an unexpected feature of the island that you can explore and see natural springs, bats, and age-old stone carvings made by the Lucayan Indians who were the former natives of the Bahamas.
Also to check off your list is sea kayaking around the Columbus Monument point in the north where Christopher Columbus and crew first landed in 1492 before reaching the Americas. The point provides enchanting views of the surrounding cliffs and colorful waters, and the adjacent bay is perfect for sea kayaking through canals and protected waters.
Long Island is just a quick jump from bustling Nassau, Bahamas and it is well worth the extra step to see so many spectacular beaches and breath-taking nature in one destination. Long Island is not a place with large hotels or flashy casinos. Most vacationers appreciate the variety of quaint hotel settings and private vacation rental homes. You are sure to find the right accommodations to fit your taste and budget.
This place is a paradise of true relaxation and adventure! But you will just have to come see for yourself why Long Island is the best-kept secret in The Bahamas, and probably, the world!
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