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The Island

Beaches, Blue Holes &Breathtaking Cliffs

Brilliant coral reefs, pristine flats and serene beaches make Long Island a haven for fishing, diving, and boating. Boasting world-class bonefishing and thrilling encounters with sea life, this tranquil island offers a few inland surprises, including Dean’s Blue Hole, the second deepest blue hole in the world, and St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, the oldest church in the country.

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Stories Wrecks, Reefs & A Blue Hole

Dive Master Omar Daly calls Dean’s Blue Hole a dive everyone needs to try at least once. But with untouched reefs, shark encounters, and plenty of swim-throughs, you’ll want more than a day in this dream diving destination.

Stories Choose Your Fishing Adventure

Deep sea fishing, bottom and reef fishing, miles and miles of bonefishing flats make Long Island one of a kind. This uncrowded island gem at the edge of the Bahama Bank is the ultimate getaway for anglers.

Island Resorts & Retreats Where to Stay

Hotels

From family-owned and -operated villas to boutique beachfront inns, lodging on Long Island provides a peaceful respite between plentiful island adventures.

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The Highlights Dean’s Blue Hole

Tucked beneath the cliffs of Long Island’s shore, Dean’s Blue Hole is the second deepest blue hole in the world. A popular site for free divers who plunge into its depths and day-trippers who soak it all in from the white-sand beach. The annual International Free Diving Competition takes place here.

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The Highlights Contrasting Coastlines

Long Island's eastern coast is wild and untamed. Here, dramatic cliffs and caves face the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. On the western lee side, quiet sandy beaches slope gently into the Bahama Bank, creating the perfect swimming conditions.

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The Highlights A Historic Landfall

Columbus Point on Long Island’s northern tip marks the shore where Christopher Columbus made his landfall on the island. A towering monument, and spectacular views, can be found atop the hill.

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The Highlights Twin Churches

Two similar twin-towered churches in Clarence Town are credited to Father Jerome Hawes. St. Paul's Church was built when he was an Anglican priest; St. Peter's & St. Paul's Church was designed after he became Roman Catholic. Both are historic must-sees. 

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The Highlights Survey The Shores

Long Island beaches are as varied as the coast is long. On the western shore, find calm and quiet white-sand beaches, including the stunning Cape Santa Maria Beach. On the eastern Atlantic shore, at Stella Maris, pink sands contrast with the wild Atlantic waters and natural pools dot the coast.

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Things to Do Fight The Good (Fishing) Fight

The fishing is good on Long Island year round. No more than a few minutes off-shore, you’ll find marlin, tuna, and wahoo. Come prepared for a fight, these prize catches won’t give in so easily.

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Things to Do Escape For A Day

Conception Island National Park is a short, breathtaking boat ride from Long Island. Sail through stunning blue waters, snorkel the healthy reef, even explore historic ruins on this uninhabited national park.

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Things to Do Raise The Sails

Traditional Bahamian-built sailing boats, or sloops, and their crews compete for the win in the annual Long Island Regatta. The June event draws crowds of 500+ spectators, and honours two timeless Bahamian traditions: boat building and friendly competition.

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Things to Do Hamilton’s Cave

This ancient cave system is the largest in The Bahamas, with 50-foot wide passages, and over 10-foot ceilings. It’s believed Lucayan Indians lived here about 500 A.D. Their artefacts and cave drawings were discovered in 1935.

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Things to Do Dive Into Colour

Home to one of the oldest dive operations in The Bahamas, Long Island is a diver’s dream. Shallow reefs along Grouper Valley give beginners a colourful introduction. Advanced divers can explore the Comberbach wreck, the blue hole, or nearby coral walls.

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Fresh Island Flavours Drinks & Dining

Restaurants

Casual dining on Long Island highlights a Bahamas favourite: conch in all its forms. One of the local specialties, mutton, is celebrated in the annual Mutton Fest.

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Clarence Town

The capital of Long Island is a quiet town, home to the iconic twin churches founded by Father Jerome Hawes. It is serviced by the nearby Deadman's Cay Airport.

Deadman’s Cay Airport

An official Port of Entry with Customs & Immigration, Deadman’s Cay Airport serves Clarence Town, Long Island’s capital.

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Stella Maris Airport

Serving the northern end of Long Island, the Stella Maris Airport connects to Deadman’s Cay Airport, on the same island, and Nassau. It is equipped to welcome international visitors with Customs and Immigration.

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