This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Long Island reviews
"Booked through Stella Maris resort. Everything with this house was perfect, clean, absolutely beautiful! Infinity Oceanside pool, wow! Access to the resort facilities as well!"Guest: Likey Vacay Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 20, 2014View listing
"Finding a villa for 12 is not easy and I was so glad to find this little bit of paradise on Wemmys beach on Long Island. It is so spacious and cool in the breeze and decorated in that laid back tropical pastel style with decking and walk ways everywhere. Set in a tropical garden - we collected fresh coconut every day to make 'skyjuice' - Gin and coconut water which makes a nice change from Rum Punch. The beach is right there and greast for all water sports - we swam, snorkelled, kayaked , fished - bonefish first day - low tide is better. Kayaking out to the isalnds to the right will let you see lots of fish under the overhangs. Wlaking a mile to the left gets you to a mangrove creek which you can kayak into at high tide - great adventure. Being fisherman this was a paradise for us and we fished all over long island both from the shore and offshore - try Jimmy Fox in Salt Pond if you want some great offshore action. We caught big wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Bonita, Kingfish, Cero mackeral, Albacore, Big eyed Jacks, Blure Runners, Mutton Snappers - including a really big one trolling! and so many Barracuda. Saw 8 permit one day - the holy grail of fly fisherman - but they would not take - probably my fault but you do not know with permit. Also saw plenty of tarpon in Doctors Creek but again difficult to catch so near the road.We even saw a manatee in stella maris harbour. We had so much fish to eat and the kitchen is so well equipped to deal with it. We could entertain friends and easily seat 20 people. If you need a bit of civilisation Stella maris resort and Santa maria resort has quality food and cocktails. People are so friendly and the villa manager Starlene and Daniel could not have been more helpful. Carla the contact in the States and is such a good communicator - responding very quickly to any emailed questions. I think the property may be up for sale in the future so get there while the goings good or better still buy it - I wish I could. I could go on for pages about all the other things to see in Long Island but the best thing is to see it for yourself - find a road explore it - may lead to a beach that has not seen a footprint for weeks or a blue hole for snorkelling. I wish I was back there now."Guest: bonefish Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 12, 2014View listing
"Could not have asked for a more pristine place to spend a week with my family, including 2 grandson's. A true back to nature experience. Caribbean water crystal clear and spectacular sand beach.."Guest: SEADUCTION Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 3, 2014View listing
"We just returned and had a lovely time! The house is located on a really great beach for swimming and otherwise beachgoing (that is why we chose Galloway house, and it lived up to our expectations!). Our two small children loved playing at the beach in front of the house. The house itself was well equiped, and we found nothing that we were missing in terms of household needs. It's not fancy or high end, but it has everything you need and everything is well maintained and works. The owners were very friendly and helpful and nice to deal with, as were the caretakers who were extremely nice as well. We also were impressed with the locals, who were always kind, friendly and a pleasure to talk to. Thank you for a wonderful trip!"Guest: Tina S. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 30, 2014View listing
Long Island Travel Tips
Ocean Lovers Will Feel at Home at Long Island Vacation Rentals
Long Island is located in the beautiful Caribbean Sea and forms part of the Bahamas. The calm turquoise waters invite all kinds of water sports so it’s no surprise that many visitors are scuba divers and water sport enthusiasts. It’s a place where you can be as active or leisurely as you like. Take a sunset cruise on a luxury yacht, explore the ocean depths on a dive, or rent a kayak for the day. For those that like staying on firm land, Long Island has spectacularly beautiful beaches. Enjoy lazy days in the sun and finish them with sundowners at one of the local beach bars.
Long Island Travel Hot Spots
Long Island has many beautiful beaches but the pink sands of the Love Beaches are particularly famous. Located on the Atlantic side of the island just off Ocean View Drive, the four grouped beaches are popular for romantic sunset strolls. There is also a shallow bay that’s ideal for kids to play in.
The Dunmore Plantation is well worth a visit. Once a thriving plantation, relics of the former mansion, estate and slave houses can be visited. Now a quaint town, it’s a haven for artists and craft vendors. Enjoy a lazy afternoon browsing the many stores and find some handcrafted souvenirs to take home. The town also has beautiful old stone churches which are popular for weddings.
The Long Island Museum is where you can catch up on the island’s unique history and culture. Relics from the slave trade, sugar and rum plantations and early colonial life provide some fascinating insights. The island itself is dotted with many ruins of former plantation homes and mansions which you can view by exploring the island.
Hamilton’s Cave has artifacts and several prehistoric cave drawings that are believed to be from Lucayan Indians. The Lucayans are believed to have been the original inhabitants of the Bahamas. Tours take you to explore the cave system and view the relics and cave paintings.
The Christopher Columbus Memorial is a 15-foot tall stone obelisk erected on the northernmost tip of Long Island in tribute to the explorer. From the monument, there are spectacular views over the Caribbean. Down below are beautiful reefs for snorkeling and diving.
Columbus Harbor is so named as it is believed to be where the famous explorer anchored when he stopped to explore the Bahamas. The bay is sheltered and ideal for swimming and snorkeling. A unique feature of the bay is that it has two outer beaches located a half-mile out to sea.
Turtle Cove is home to a 660-foot deep blue hole. Believed to be the deepest worldwide, the hole opens up into a giant underwater cavern. Popular as a diving spot, snorkelers can also enjoy the reef shallows without having to venture too far.
Getting to Long Island Resorts
Long Island is located in the Out Islands, 150 miles south of Nassau. International flights route through Nassau and there are charter connections on to Stella Maris Airport on Long Island. Private chartered flights can also be arranged and these are often the preferred means of getting to the island. Long Island can also be reached by a ferry that operates to and from Nassau on a weekly basis.
When to Visit Long Island
The tropical climate of the Bahamas makes Long Island an ideal year-round location. Even the winter months are balmy and you can soak up the warm sun all year long. Winter is slightly less humid and fewer rain showers occur. The summer months can get particularly hot and visitors should ensure that they have adequate sun protection at all times.