If you happen to be a guest at beautiful Santa Maria Resort in the North of Long Island, you can overlook the Exuma Sound while lounging on a beach chair on the amazingly clean and white beach. If you get thirsty, they serve tropical drinks, and if you get hungry, the restaurant serves wonderful food, whether you choose lunch or dinner. At night there is dancing on special occations. The restaurant is open for everyone. There is also a gift shop with beach wear, jewelry, bags, souvenirs and cigars.
Not far from this exclusive resort is the Columbus Monument located at the most northern tip of the island. From here you have a breathtaking view in all directions. Be careful so you don't fall into the water from the high cliffs that are unique to the Bahamas.
There are so many things you can do while you are in Long Island. You can get on a paddle-board or in a kayak and paddle to your hearts conent in the lagunes and around those small rocks that so generously is spread around and make the view varied and exciting.
On Fridays there is a Rum Punch Party at Stelle Maris Resort, just a few minutes South. Here you'll often find a local band playing Caribbean rhythms. If you're lucky, you'll even see and hear someone playing on a saw. Stella Maris is a nice choice for lunch and dinner, or just a drink. Also here they serve their own blends of tropical drinks.
Stella Maris Marina on the bay side of the island is a safe haven for your boat. Also here they have a restaurant and a bar. Enjoy the view of boats from all over the world anchored in this protected harbor.
Long Island is famous for its beautiful nature, especially on the ocean side, which the locals call The North Side. The beaches are wide, white and pristine, interrupted by stretches of rocks. Bring shoes to the beach to ensure that your walk across the rocks to the next beach is more pleasurable. There are so much to see, and so much to explore.
All the bars have WiFI Internet.
The general population in Long Island consists of around 1500 people. In addition there are many second home-owners, but they are all rarely on the island at the same time. And then there are tourists, of course, who are welcomed with smiles. The locals are talkative and friendly and most of them would greet you with a "hi" and a wave on passing. If you have questions, everyone will be more than happy to help you.
Long Island Bahamas has many settlements along the Queen's Highway, with a school, several churches, a convenience store, one or two liquor stores and more than one bar in almost every one of them. Clarence Town is the "Capitol", and Deadman's Cay is a good number two.
The famous Deans Blue Hole is a must see, and if you dare, a great place to snorkel. Freediving competitions are held there every year. The dept of the hole is 202 feet.
Long Island has two airports; Stella Maris and Deadman's Cay. If you feel like island hopping you have to charter a plane or go via Nassau.