Visiting Long Island
Long Island is 80 miles long and 4 miles wide at it's widest. It is considered by many to be the hidden Bahamas. With only approximately 3,000 inhabitants, the sharp contrast of hustle and bustle of the island of Nassau is quickly replaced by a natural beauty and peaceful towns. Some of the most beautiful white sand beaches are found here in abundance, and if you don't mind having hardly anyone around, you have come to the right place.
On the northern tip there are dramatic sea cliffs overlooking the dark blue water where Columbus anchored the Santa Maria when he discovered the island in 1492. On many places of the island are hillside perches where you can catch spectacular views of the eastern coastline bordering the deep atlantic, while the western side looks over the tranquil caribbean with it's many shades of blues and turqoise.
On the southern half of the island you will find Dean's Blue Hole - a spectacular site. Just feet from the beach, this is the world's deepest known blue hole (663') and has been used by professional free divers for training.
A good paved road follows the entire length of the island making it accessible to explore with a rental car. You can find uninhabited white sand beaches, great snorkeling, caves, monuments, entire saltwater flats systems for bonefishing, old settlements, or just pull of at the many road side conch bars and restaurants for a mid day reprieve. The island is a perfect place for the exploring style traveler.