The Bahamas is probably best know for its wonderful climate, spectacular seascapes and miles of fine sand beaches.
Long Island is no exception and is often referred to as the most scenic of the islands by Bahamians themselves.
Described by Christopher Columbus in his ship's log in 1492 as "the most beautiful island in the world" and as recently as 2007 named as one of the 20 best islands on which to live by Islands magazine, Long Island is unspoiled and spectacularly beautiful with miles of contrasting coastlines, from rugged Atlantic beaches to tranquil Caribbean bays.
Long Island offers exceptional fishing due to its proximity to large, tranquil world-class bonefish flats to the west and deep sea fishing in the Atlantic immediately to the east where dolphin, blackfin and yellowfin tuna, rainbow runners, sailfish, white marlin and more can all be found.
The island also offers something for SCUBA divers of all skill levels, from shallow reefs in the calm Caribbean waters, to wall dives and shipwrecks.
Some 80 miles long and no more than four miles wide at any point, the island is more than twice the size of New Providence Island, where the Bahamian capital Nassau is located,
yet only has 2% of its population, approximately 3,900 genuinely friendly and welcoming Islanders.
With its proximity to the East Coast of North America and being only a 45 minute flight from the major gateway port of Nassau, Long Island is easily accessible for the discerning traveller yet sufficiently remote to retain its laid back, easy going, island style.