Discover history, walk pink sand beaches and dive the blue holes of Long Island, in the Bahamas Out Islands.
Long Island, Bahamas is home to the world’s deepest blue hole. It’s called Dean’s Blue Hole and it can be found in a spot called Turtle Cove. It sits at the end of a crescent white sand beach about 30 feet from the beach.
A towering spine of ancient reef gives 80-mile Long Island, Bahamas, two faces: the dramatic cliffs and caves of the east coast that front the crashing Atlantic waves, and the soft, sandy edged lee side which slides calmly into the Bahamas Bank. Shark diving, vast schools of fish around towering coral bommies, and the spectacular wall of nearby Conception Island (a national park) are serious draws for scuba diving enthusiasts, while the angling for both bonefish and big pelagics is enough to keep any fisherman thrilled.
There are roughly 4,000 inhabitants. The local community is a friendly and gifted population of farmers, boat builders, fishermen, sailors, and small business owners.
The regatta is held annually on the Bahamas Labor Day weekend, which is usually the first weekend in June. Those in attendance come from all over the Bahamas and all over the world! There is live music, native cooking, kid’s games, and more for the entire family to enjoy!
The island beckons visitors for world-class bonefishing and thrilling encounters with sea life, where divers and snorkelers explore gardens, caves, and old plantation ruins. But Long Island, Bahamas, also is a quiet island dotted with quaint, friendly villages and miles of uninterrupted beaches that offer soft pink sand changing to yellow-white. And along the way, sea shells and plenty of them.
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