Long Island, Bahamas Real Estate
Long Island is really home to all, cliffs that tower over the eastern shoreline, vibrant coral reefs, and beaches that cannot be rivaled. Home to the deepest blue hole in the world, Long Island offers visitors an unbeatable experience. With 80 miles of sandy coastline Long Island's beachfront properties are plentiful. Some argue that Long Island is one of the most scenic in the archipelago, with alternating, winding beaches and rocky cliffs.
Part of the Bahamas archipelago, aptly named ‘Long Island’ is a maximum of 4 miles wide at any point and stretches to around 90 miles long. It has 35 settlements, with a population of over 3000 people. Long Island has been known by 2 other names in the past, originally called ‘Yuma’ by the Arawak Indians and was then later renamed ‘Fernandina’ by Christopher Columbus on his first voyage in 1492.
The island’s coasts are a tale of 2 halves, with the deep blue Atlantic on the eastside and the calmer, turquoise waters of the Great Bahamian Bank on the west. Cat Island can be found to the north of Long Island, Rum Cay to the east and Great Exuma to the west.
Property in Long Island
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- 24,252,901 SqFt
- 556.77 Acres
556.77 acres on the beautiful island of Long Island. With miles of white sandy beachfront, a private cove, and two natural ponds, hill views of both the Atlantic and Caribbean side. This property is a developer's dream and would make an exclusive ...
- 2,352,240 SqFt
- 54 Acres
Ferguson Point is truly a beautiful parcel of land with 3,552' of beautiful unspoiled beach and 1,100' of Queen's Highway frontage totalling 54 acres of waterfront. Excellent potential for a private beachfront residence or waterfront commercial de...
- 42 Acres
This listing features 42 acres of undeveloped land with over 600 feet of beachfront. The 42 acre beachfront property affords the buyer the opportunity to either develop the land or to establish a subdivision and sell individual lots. There are som...
- 4 Beds
- 4 Baths
- 3,800 SqFt
- 3.9 Acres
O'Zone is the ideal family retreat located on the unique and picturesque peninsula known as Galliots Cay in the upscale beachfront community of Cape Santa Maria Beach on beautiful Long Island in the Bahamas. Built in 2003, this fabulous property s...
- 1,219,680 SqFt
- 28 Acres
This 28-acre plot is in the quite neighborhood of Petty's, Long Island, Bahamas. The property has numerous hills and valleys and has ocean views of both the East (South) and West (North) side of Long Island, Bahamas. This plot of land is a short d...
- 4 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 2,080 SqFt
- 11.99 Acres
This breath-taking beachfront property is on the calm Western side, showing off its shallow greenish-blue crystal clear waters with creeks and mangroves creating ideal flats for fantastic bone fishing. Yachtsmen and sailors, the waterways are very...
- 4 Beds
- 4 Baths
- 2,000 SqFt
Ospreys Nest is a turnkey 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom beautiful eco-friendly designer beachfront home. The home sits on a crescent shaped cove overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The cove has a sandy white beach with clear turquoise water, protected by its ...
- 3 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 1,500 SqFt
- 5 Acres
At the Galloway Beach front Home you will truly "get away from it all". Situated on 5 beautifully landscaped acres, with its own beach front cabana and lots of room for expansion or additional buildings. The water is a clear turquoise blue and ver...
- 2,395,800 SqFt
- 55 Acres
Living on the edge! Over 2,000 lineal feet of the most dramatic oceanfront property in The Bahamas. The near shore waters between Clarence Town and the Southern tip of Long Island are largely unchartered and remain as mysterious as the miles and m...
- 2 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 2,100 SqFt
- 6.43 Acres
This 6.43-acre tropical property located at the picturesque peninsula conveniently located 1/2 mile west of Cape Santa Maria Resort at Galliots Cay, on Long Island offers a private cove beach with rocky shoreline protection with panoramic views of...
- 4 Beds
- 4 Baths
- 2,330 SqFt
- 1½ Acres
4 Bedroom/4 Bath luxurious beachfront home. This is a unique property comprised of 4 separate buildings The separate living spaces give great privacy to the bedrooms so every member of the family has a place to retreat! The lodge (main building) c...
The most visited areas in Long Island are Cape Santa Maria and Stella Maris (meaning star of the sea), which are both in the North of the island. Cape Santa Maria is named after one of Christopher Columbus’s ships and just 1.5 miles north of the town you will find Columbus Cove, which boasts a monument and plaque commemorating the explorers first arrival.
Agriculture contributes to a large part of Long Island’s economy today, with corn, peas, squash, pineapples and bananas being just some of the things grown in the rich soil here.
Long Island, Bahamas Airports
There are 2 airports on Long Island; Stella Maris Airport (SML), which is situated in the north of the island and Deadman’s Cay Airport (LGI), which is towards the south. Both airports have daily scheduled flights to and from Nassau and chartered flights can also be arranged into both airports. Two companies that specialize in chartered flights in this area are ‘Air Flight Charters’ and ‘Aztec Airways’.
Other Transport into and on Long Island Bahamas
Once on the island there are taxis and car rentals available. There is also a deep-water marina in Clarence Town, which has given boat owners excellent access to the island.
Click here to find out more about our expert agent, Cheryl De Goicoechea whom is based on Long Island Bahamas
What is Long Island, Bahamas known for?
Here is a list of some of the things that Long Island is known for and why so many people choose to live on this picturesque island:
1. Snorkeling and Diving on Long Island, Bahamas
There are fantastic snorkeling and dive facilities on Long Island; the shipwreck (which was sunk to create an artificial reef) and Dean’s Blue Hole are often favorites.
Here are some of the diving / snorkeling spots that are not to be missed:
- Coral Gardens
Dean’s Blue Hole
Flamingo Tongue Reef
MV Comberback Shipwreck
2. Fishing on Long Island, Bahamas
Long Island is perfect for any keen angler, with fly, spin-cast, bone-fishing and chartered deep-sea fishing available. Tuna, blue marlin, barracuda, mahi mahi, snapper are just a few of the fish that you may catch on the waters around Long Island.
Fishing tour companies operating from Long Island:
Bahamas Discovery Quest - this company also offers some land trips, like their Iguana tour.
3. Real estate on Long Island, Bahamas
There are many reasons people choose to buy a home on Long Island, whether it be the stunning scenery, the picturesque pastel houses, or perhaps the option to enjoy resort amenities or countryside living - Long Island really has something to suit all tastes. Click here to view our Long Island homes and lots for sale.
4. Incredible Long Island beaches
The beaches in Long Island are diverse, from long stretches of beaches, small-secluded coves to busier beaches with activities on offer. Even the sand can vary from beach to beach with coarse pink sand on some and white soft sand on others. One thing that all the beaches have in common is their stunning natural beauty, below are just a few of the beaches that can be found on Long Island:
- Cape Santa Maria
Situated to the north of the island, well known for being ranked amongst the best beaches in the world.
- Whelk Cay Beach
Situated on the east, Whelk Cay is famous for its rock structure called the ‘Glass Window Bridge’, combining shallow areas and deeper areas ideal for snorkeling beyond the Glass Window Bridge.
- Newton Cay Beach
Found to the north of the island, is often quite secluded even though it is close to some of the busier areas on the island. You can enjoy the crystal clear turquoise water.
- Columbus Harbour
This beach is great for families as it has plenty of shallow spots but also popular for snorkeling.
5. Friendliness of Long Island residents
The friendliness of the people on the island is something you hear often from visitors. The residents on the islands are always keen to say hello and no one is a stranger here.
To get a real feel for what it is like to live on the island why not have a look at the videos below that talk to residents and give you an insight into Long Island life:
6.Long Island Regatta
A popular celebration on Long Island is the Regatta, which is celebrated in June each year. Expect showcasing of boats, delicious food and parties at this time.
7. Resorts on Long Island
The Stella Maris Resort Club offers many facilities:
Fishing trips, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, cycling, spa and wellness centre, grocery store, restaurant and bar.
Gems at Paradise offer swimming with pigs trips, fishing trips and kayaking.
8. Surfing at Long Island
Turtle Cove offers a fantastic spot if you are a keen surfer, below is a video of the cove, showcasing some of the surfers on the island: