The Bahamas, which are sometimes likened to a string of pearls, comprise over 700 islands spread out across 100 square miles of ocean. In the Bahamas, there is no shortage of magnificent scenery, and there are some particularly lovely places to explore. Long Island, on the other hand, is an excellent destination to visit if you want to get away from it all while still enjoying some of the best beaches in the world.
Long Island sits in stark contrast to the Bahamas’ most popular tourist destinations, such as Nassau and Paradise Island, and enables visitors to see the Bahamas in its purest form. It has beautiful seas, sandy beaches, and a range of activities that will take you out on the ocean as well as into the caves, cliffs, and magnificent landmarks of the island.
Here are a few of the best ways to get away from it all while discovering the area’s hidden gems of our Long Island Tour.
Discoveries to be made
Dean’s Blue Hole is a place where you may go if you want to. The world’s second-deepest blue hole attracts little attention on the island. Dean’s Blue Hole is identified with a simple blue-painted wooden sign.
The immense dark blue abyss, which reaches a depth of 203 meters (666 feet), evokes both wonder and fear, and the water is so clear that you don’t need goggles to see the fish that dart up to you – although you should. Scuba diving is allowed, although it is advised that you do it with a companion. There are no long lineups, parking lots, or entry fees since everyone is a VIP.
The earliest known residents of the Bahamas’ largest cave system were the Lucayan Indians, who resided in the caves about 500 AD. Bats, lizards, soda crabs (some of which hang from cave ceilings), crickets, and roaches abound at Hamilton Cave, which is only a few hundred feet off Queen’s Highway.
The cave’s steady flow of saltwater causes thick tree roots to hang from cave openings, and smooth stalactites to continue to develop. You’ll need a guide to go inside, and Leonard Cartwright is the man to call. The local Bahamian has been conducting tours inside the cave for 37 years and still enjoys it.
Scuba diving, fishing, and boating are all popular activities
The lovely ocean that surrounds Long Island may be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Rent a kayak or a small boat, or book a charter boat for deep sea fishing and island hopping. See the colorful fish and coral reefs below while snorkeling in tunnels. You may also go on a boat trip to Sandy Cay, a small Exumas island easily accessible from Long Island.
The Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed at one of the locales in this area. Iguanas, birds, and fish swim around the margins of the nearby small islands, giving you isolated spots to relax and unwind. You may fish and snorkel on your way to and from the island if fishing and snorkeling are included in your boat hire.
Shipwreck on the East Coast
Near the town of Morrisville on the east coast, there is a beach where you can observe a historic shipwreck in the water that has already served its purpose. Keep a look out for the “On the Go” Takeaway Restaurant on the right side of the Queen’s Highway as you go south. On the left side of the road, there are uneven gravel paths that all lead to the Atlantic Ocean. Turning around, driving to the end of one of the bumpy roads, turning off the car, and strolling to the beach is all that is required.
The Long Island Museum is a place where you may learn about
The museum includes exhibits about the island’s history and culture, as well as a model of a historic farmhouse from the island’s early days. Other attractions of our Long Island Island Tour include an antique-filled home and a 500-year-old yacht. Exhibits and information on how the island has been changed throughout time, as well as notable events from around the island, are also available in the museum.
Mayaguana – The Halfway Point
If you want to get away from it all and unwind in a tropical atmosphere, Mayaguana Island in the Bahamas is one of the best places to go. The island is 280 square kilometers in area, yet only 312 people dwell there. The island is considered the halfway point between Puerto Rico and South Florida. It is also around 560 kilometers southeast of Nassau and approximately 100 kilometers north of Great Inagua.
Despite being a less developed island, Mayaguana is a well-known stopover for boats sailing straight to the Caribbean. Despite this, the island is one of the best spots to come if you want to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Mayaguana’s Tourist Attractions
If you’re searching for a relaxing experience, you may go on a guided tour of the three villages, catch a bonefish, or dive into Northwest Point’s marine caves, among other things.
Another popular destination is Booby Cay, which is situated east of the island’s mainland. The cay’s name comes from the brown boobies that reside there. Booby Cay is also home to the wild goat descendants of early immigrants. Several little rock iguanas may also be seen on the cay.
Horse Pond Beach is another place to go for a unique and lonely journey. Crabbers will like the beach, which is 10 miles east of Abraham’s Bay. You may seek for land crabs among the rocks and vegetation during the day, but you’ll have to walk at night. Crab meat is used in a number of dishes across the area.
The Pirates’ Well
The island was held by Spaniards until the early 16th century, when the last of the Lucayan Indians were moved to Hispaniola. Mayaguana was a favored hangout of pirates before Turks and Caicos Islanders started arriving to the island in 1812. Today, the island’s three main towns are Betsy Bay, Pirate’s Well, and Abraham’s Bay.
The towns are modest and rustic, yet they’re just a 15-minute drive apart. Mayaguana is a tiny island with a close-knit community as a consequence. The bulk of the residents make a living through farming or conch fishing.
A sand dollar may be seen at Mayaguana, Bahamas
Despite this, the island’s best attractions are the gorgeous footprint-free beaches. Sunbathing, picnicking, snorkeling, and shelling are all popular activities on the tranquil beaches. Offshore, you may see starfish, sand dollars, and coral heads.
If you want to go away from the Bahamas’ livelier areas and engage in more mundane beach activities, a Mayaguana Island trip is one of the best options. There is a hidden beauty in the Bahamas Islands.
There are many activities to select from in Mayaguana
Scuba diving is an underwater sport in which athletes swim and breathe.
- Bone catching
- Off-trail biking Snorkeling Hunting for ducks
There are several sites to visit in Mayaguana
1. Abraham’s Bay
Abraham’s Bay, Mayaguana’s main settlement and tourist attraction, is surrounded by a reef. There’s also Paradise Villas, which offers high-quality traditional food and takes tourists on an exciting deep-sea excursion.
2. Curtis Creek
Curtis Creek is home to many baby barracuda, sharks, sea turtles, rays, and trumpet fish. Tourists may learn more about the region with the help of tour guides.
3. The Northern Beaches
Swimming and snorkeling are available on the island’s lonely white sand beaches, which feature crystal blue water. There are automobiles that may transport you to the northern beaches from the island’s center.
4. You can dine and buy in Mayaguana
Mayaguana, one of the best places in the Bahamas to taste fresh fish, serves it with sweet potatoes, peanuts, maize, and peas.
Comfort Venture Tours offers a wide range of Bahamian beers at a reasonable price. The bulk of the stores are situated in Mayaguana’s main settlement, Abraham’s Bay, while guests may also buy in Pirates Well and Betsy Bay.
Make the most of it!
Few people visit this lonely Bahamas island, but those who do are in for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Comfort Venture Tours can assist you with all of your travel needs, saving you money and time. We’ll help you arrange everything you’ll need to make your Long Island Island Tour a success. You can choose the appropriate vacation package for you in just a few clicks. We provide a diverse choice of activities on the Long Island Island Tour. Comfort Venture Tours also provides a variety of tours on Mayaguana Island. We’ll work together to create the perfect experience for you or your group. It’s vacation time, and you’re planning a trip. We’d like to hear from you so that we can discuss your requirements. So, what exactly are you waiting for? What are you waiting for? We are committed to offering a safe, pleasurable, and memorable Mayaguana Island Tour. Take a look at our different excursions, or contact us for a personalized trip and more information.