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Known as the most scenic island in the Bahamas, Long Island is a small, 230 square mile strip of land that lies southeast of the Bahamian capital of Nassau. Deep blue lagoons, world-class diving, prolific fishing, and colorful sand beaches are what make Long Island, Bahamas so popular. With beauty around every corner, nature lovers, divers, and fishermen delight when they explore the shores of Long Island.

About Long Island

Located about 165 miles southeast of the Bahamian capital of Nassau, Long Island is known for its steep, rocky headlands in the North and its soft, white sand beaches in the South. The terrain on Long Island varies greatly and includes large white salt flats, swamps, white sand beaches, and low rolling hills.

Long Island, Bahamas is also known for its caves. Dean’s Blue Hole, which is located West of Clarence Town, is the world’s second deepest underwater sinkhole. Dean’s Blue Hole drops to a depth of about 200 meters and is a popular destination for SCUBA diving.

Things to Do on Long Island

Like many islands in the Bahamas, the sea is the main tourist attraction. On Long Island in particular, watersports are what draw visitors from around the world.

Sailing, fishing, SCUBA diving, freediving, snorkeling, and beachcombing are the most popular activities on Long Island. Divers from around the world come to see Long Island’s colorful fish, plantation ruins, and underwater caves.

Additionally, bonefishing on Long Island is particularly plentiful and draws fisherman from around the Bahamas.

Although all of Long Island’s beaches are loved for their soft sand and deep blue waters, Cape Santa Maria Beach is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. At Cape Santa Maria Beach, clear, turquoise blue ocean laps at stunningly white sand. Palm trees sway in the breeze, luxury chaise lounges with umbrellas dot the shore, and puffy white clouds dot an otherwise impossibly blue sky. On most afternoons, Cape Santa Maria Beach is a quintessential portal to the Bahamas.

Staying with Island Real Estate

Stay in the most beautiful, comfortable, and well-appointed vacation accommodations in the Bahamas by choosing to stay with Island Real Estate. For the past 40 years, we have hand-selected the very best homes in the Bahamas to offer for vacation rentals.

These exquisite homes are luxuriously appointed with chic island-inspired interior design. They also come with gourmet kitchens, soft linens, plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining, and easy access to beaches. In addition, several of our luxury vacation rentals also come with fire pits, pools, hot tubs, outdoor patios, and more.

Contact us today to book your next Bahamas vacation rental home through Island Real Estate today and discover how luxurious the Bahamas can be!