Exploring Long Island, Bahamas 

  1. Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort - Best beach on the island and luxury resort with ocean side resturant, bar and patio bar. Beach front bungalows and luxury Villas.  Fishing, diving, snorkeling, adventure trips and more.
  2. Stella Maris Resort – offers a wide range of tropical Bahamas vacation rentals and accommodations from panoramic ocean-view rooms to 4-bedroom water front and beach front bungalows, some even with private pool.  Relax in the clubhouse or at the oceanside Moonshine Bar for drinks, dining and evening entertainment.  Air-conditioned hotel or cottage accommodations comfortably accepting up to some 80 guests.  Sail or soak up the sun at three pools and countless beaches!  Explore Long Island, snorkel to your heart’s content, learn how to dive, or try your hand at bone or deep sea fishing.
  3. Deal’s Beach – Sailboats, barbeque pit, protected – great for kids.
  4. O’Neil’s – East coast double bay – 2 beaches, good inner bay snorkeling and shore exploring (drifting stuff) Crossroads Restaurant and Bar, Batelco Phone Station.
  5. Simms – North end main town.  See “Her Majesty’s Prison”, old and new freight dock, Elsie’s Straw Works, Simms Clinic, “Mario’s” or “Blue Chip” Restaurant (meals, drinks, satellite TV).  Churches and schools.  Administrators Office, Post Office, Gas Station and Grocery Store.
  6. Alligator Bay – Nice shallow beach and quaint Baine’s settlement.
  7. Millers – Soft Ball Park, Hash Beach, King’s Bakery, Club Washington Restaurant and Bar.
  8. Mckann’s – Inquire at Mckann’s about easy to reach leeside Pirates Treasure Caves.
  9. Thompson Bay – Inn and Guest House Restaurant and Bar (meals/bar/satellite TV), and Anglican Church.
  10. Salt Pond – Site of Long Island’s Annual Sailing Regatta.  Freight docks, fuel installations, seafood processing plants, Grocery Store “H.S.C.”, Hillside Supply and Price Busters.  Burgers and Beers, Gift Shop, Gas Station.  Take road past H.S.C. to beautiful double bay with great scenery, shelling, safe swimming and occasionally body-surfing.  DO NOT MISS Salt Pond's extensive cave system:  (ask permission first as is on private property) go back north about 1/3 of a mile along amin road from H.S.C. to the top of the next rise, at roadside (bayside) house, take walking path through bush to entrance system.  Must be equipped with light.
  11. Guana Cay – 3 ½ miles south of Salt Pond Esso gas station to the left.  Beautiful, very protected shallow bay with long beach – good for snorkeling and shelling.  A short swim across is pretty Guana Cay Island with beach, palm tree grove and abandoned hut.  The only cay off Long Island with semi tame Bahamian curly-tailed Iguanas (you can feed).  In good weather conditions, snorkeling off the cay Oceanside for old steel freighter wreck in front of rocks at 15 ft. depth.
  12. The Bight – Midway Restaurant and Bar.  St. Mary’s the Oldest Church on Long Island.  Midway Grocery Store.
  13. Gray’s – Royal Bank of Canada – East coast:  Gray’s Plantation Ruins (ask for directions in Gray’s.
  14. Deadman’s Cay – The largest town – farms, shops, clinic, churches, schools, some restaurants and pubs.  Deadman’s Cay Airport. Inquire about farm visits, etc.
  15. Cartwright’s – watch for sing “Cartwright’s Cave” for very interesting guided Indian Cave tours.
  16. Mangrove Bush – take a road east (through entrance gate) for nice Oceanside tavern and picturesque rock and beach setting, Oceanside.  Long Island Historic Museum.
  17. Petty’s – Dean’s Blue Hole.  Turn left/east from the main road, entrance with white walls, a gate house and light pole in the middle of the road.  Go over the hill until the road turns right and follow to the end.  The road will lead to the world’s deepest Blue Hole (660 ft.) also the world’s 8th largest Underwater Cavern.  Blue Hole offers incredible beach/cliff and watercolor settings.
  18. Bonnacourt – Going south turn left (bill board “Compass Rose Apartment”) to the shore.  Leave the car and walk the beach north until a small foot path leads you over the hill into the large natural swimming pool.
  19. Clarence Town – The Island’s prettiest harbor town and government headquarters.  Must see – 2 beautiful churches (climb steeples of west hillside church for great views).  Shops, Oasis Bakery, Fly Fish Marina, Community Centre, soft ball park.  Harbor View Restaurant, other restaurants and pubs and Lockabar Beach.
  20. Roses – Quaint hilltop settlement with very nice views.
  21. Cabbage Point – Beautiful Beaches
  22. Gordon’s – The Island’s most southern settlement.