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Long Island, Bahamas

There’s a long list of reasons why Long Island is one of the best destinations in the Bahamas. Stunning cliffs lined with colorful flowers and fishing villages give this destination a tranquil and authentic vibe. The Tropic of Cancer splits Long Island into two magnificently scenic portions. While the northern portion of the island is known for its steep, rocky terrain, the southern portion has white beaches that seem to stretch out into eternity. The island is distinguished from other portions of the Bahamas because of its fascinating network of caves. In fact, Dean’s Blue Hole is the deepest underwater sinkhole in the world. Stunning Hamilton’s Cave features drawings and ancient artifacts left behind from the Lucayan Indians. Like other parts of the Bahamas, opportunities for sailing, swimming, diving and snorkeling are abundant here.

The beaches of Long Island offer peace and quiet in the bosom of nature. Cape Santa Maria is a perfect place to melt into warm sand or hop on a paddle board. Nearby Conception Island is a deserted wonderland that is home to rare green turtles, sharks and lobsters. Columbus Point is a lookout point that offers panoramic views of the island that simply can’t be beat. A stop at the enchanted Long Island Museum will leave any visitor informed about the island’s rich heritage.