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Long Island, Bahamas

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Frequently Asked Questions about Long Island, Bahamas

What is the weather like on Long Island, Bahamas?

The longest days in Long Island, Bahamas are in June, with an average of 13.7 hours of daylight per day. December has the shortest days with an average of 10.6 hours of daylight per day.

The sunniest days in Long Island are in June which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 8.9 hours of sunshine per day, making it a sunny month with few clouds. December has the least sunshine with an average of 6.7 hours of sunshine per day, making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

How do I fly to Long Island, Bahamas?

To fly to Long Island, you will need to book a flight to New Bight Airport. Our airport offers regular direct flights to and from Nassau, and Fort Lauderdale.

Covid Guidelines for Long Island, Bahamas

The government of the Bahamas is progressing its phased implementation plan for COVID-19. If you intend to travel internationally to the Bahamas you will be required to create a profile and add a trip.

How to Apply for
The Bahamas Travel Health Visa

How expensive is it to travel to Long Island, Bahamas?

The cost of traveling to Long Island, Bahamas can vary depending on a number of factors. The time of year, your mode of transportation, and the type of accommodation you choose can all affect the overall cost of your trip. Winter Haven vacation rentals offers one bedroom apartments, queen and king rooms. You’ll find a vacation rental to meet your needs.

Airfare is typically the most expensive part of any journey, and Long Island is no exception.

If you’re flying from the United States, you can expect to pay anywhere from $200 to $1,200 for a round-trip ticket. The cost of your ticket will also depend on the airport you’re departing from and the time of year you’re traveling.

Is Long Island, Bahamas safe?

Yes, Long Island, Bahamas is generally a safe place to travel. However, as with any destination, there are always some risks that you should be aware of. The weather and the wildlife pose the most common dangers on the island, and you should be knowledgeable when snorkeling to avoid touching coral reefs. And while it sounds silly, corals can “bite” you when you touch them, causing severe stings or scrapes that can be difficult to treat. When hiking through the forest, you should not touch the poisonwood trees. The poisonwood is a member of the cashew family, including poison ivy, poison sumac, poison oak, and perhaps surprisingly, mango.

How big is Long Island, Bahamas?

Long Island is one of the largest islands in the Bahamas, measuring 72 square miles. It is in the central part of the country, about 137 miles southeast of Nassau. The island is known for its natural beauty, with sandy beaches, coral reefs, and lush vegetation. Long Island is also home to a number of historic sites, blue holes, salt ponds, and incredible reefs.

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How far is Long Island from Nassau, Bahamas?

Long Island is a tropical paradise located about 137 miles southeast of Nassau. The island is known for its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush vegetation. Visitors can enjoy snorkeling, diving, fishing, and hiking on Long Island.

Do you have any tips for traveling to Long Island or Winter Haven vacation rentals?

Tips for traveling to Long Island, Bahamas or Winter Haven vacation rentals

  1. You will be in the beautiful crystal-clear water when traveling to the Bahamas. You can do your part and help keep the coral reef life happy; the key is to find an SPF that uses physical UVA and UVB filters (as opposed to the chemical ones that have been connected to coral reef deterioration).

You’ll be able to find them by flipping the SPF tube over and looking for the active ingredients: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

  1. Before you set off on your fishing trip to Long Island, Bahamas, there are a few regulations to be aware of.

Fishing Regulations for The Bahamas

Any person who is not a Bahamian citizen needs a permit if they wish to engage in fishing from a vessel that is not Bahamian owned.

The vessel must clear Bahamas Customs at a Port-of-Entry and obtain the permit at that time. You should not engage in any fishing until this has been done.

Vessels with a valid fishing permit are allowed 60 pounds or up to 20 Demersal fish such as Snappers and Groupers whichever is the lesser, 6 Conchs (legal size), 10 Lobsters (in season), and 18 Pelagic fish (any combination of Dolphin, Wahoo, Kingfish or Tuna) at any time.

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What is Long Island, Bahamas known for?

Long Island is an island in the Bahamas. It is known for its secluded beaches and clear-blue waters. Long Island is also home to a number of shipwrecks, which makes it a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling. There are several small villages on the island, each with its own unique charm.

Where is Long island in the Bahamas?

Long Island is located in central Bahamas, and is one of its districts.

Long Island Bahamas

What are some of the unique attractions on Long Island?

Some of the unique attractions on Long Island, Bahamas include:

Long Island Rake & Scrape Festival

The Fish Fry

Boiling Point or Boiling Hole on Long Island

Griffin Bat Cave Long Island

Mermaid Hole Long Island

Francis of Assisi Longholic Church Long Island

Farmers Market Long Island, Bahamas

The Hermitage on Mt. Alvernia on Long Island

Kayak and Paddle Boarding

Columbus World Centre Museum

Deveaux House Mansion

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What is Long Island fishing like?

There is no better place to go fishing than Long Island in the Bahamas. The clear-blue waters are home to a variety of fish, including Blue and White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Dolphin and King Mackerel. Many of the Bahamian records Conch size have been set by visitors to Long Island.

Would you recommend a car when exploring Long Island?

Things are spread out on Long Island, so renting a car for your stay is recommended. (Remember: They drive on the left in the Bahamas.) Winter Haven vacation rentals will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the your vacation rental. We have rental cars available for our guests.

Can I scuba dive on Long Island, Bahamas?

If you’re looking for some of the best scuba diving in the Bahamas, Long Island is the place to be. The island’s reefs offer a variety of diving experiences, from shallow reefs to deep-water drop-offs. You’ll also find a number of wrecks to explore, making Long Island a true scuba diver’s paradise.

Where do I rent jet skis on Long Island, Bahamas?

Jet Skis for rent on Long Island

What is the culture like on Long Island, Bahamas?

If you are used to spending your vacations in bustling cities full of people and activity, Long Island, Bahamas will be a bit of a change of pace. The Bahamas are known for their laid-back atmosphere, friendly locals, and beautiful beaches. While it may be different from what you’re used to, there’s no need to worry – you’ll quickly fall in love with the slower pace of life here.

One thing you may notice right away is that everyone seems to know each other. In such a small community, it’s not uncommon for people to stop and chat when they pass one another on the street. Don’t be surprised if strangers strike up a conversation with you – they’re just being friendly!

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We would be happy to answer any of your questions about Long Island, Bahamas, or Winter Haven vacation rentals, please contact us. You can reach us by phone at 1 (242) 337-3062 or 1 (242) 472-8078  by email at, or by using our contact form below. Thank you for your interest!


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