So, my wife and I are looking to go to Long Island in the spring. But we have a couple concerns. What is the best way to get to LI--fly 1) into Nassau and then LI, or 2) fly into Ft. Lauderdale then to Exuma and then to LI. In previous trips to other out islands we have always brought meat and our favorite foods with us to cook up but we always went the Ft Lauderdale approach to avoid going to Nassau and dealing with customs there. Going through Nassau seems the easiest way to get to LI, but is there a problem with bring meat through Nassau or will customs there not allow it? We have never tried going through Nassau customs because we have always heard that it was a nightmare. But getting to LI seems difficult without going through Nassau?
Also, does anyone have any recommendations for rental houses in LI? Ideally, we would like a private, secluded house that is on a nice sandy beach with good snorkeling sites.
Any advice would be great.