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Visit Long Port of Call in the Bahamas
Above: St. Joseph Anglican Church on Long Island, Bahamas

Long, Bahamas

Long Island is a sixty-mile (nearly 100km) long island in the Bahamas that is split by the Tropic of Cancer. The island is only about four miles (6km) wide, but a road spans most of the length.

Clarence Town, the largest settlement on Long Island, has two fine churches. St Paul’s Anglican Church was built by expatriate architect-priest Father Jerome. He converted to Roman Catholicism and then built St Peter’s Catholic Church. [Bahamas Map]

Location: 160 miles southeast of Nassau
Size: 173 square miles
Population: 2,992
Language: English
Currency: Bahamian dollar
Tourism info: Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board (954-475-8315)
Getting there from Nassau: Fly with Bahamasair or private air charter. The Bahamas Mailboat costs $45 or $50 one way and takes 10 hours or 18 hours, depending on the destination in Long Island.


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North of Clarence Town, at Deadman’s Cay, is a network of caves featuring stalagmites, stalactites and archaeological evidence of Arawak Indians.

Tourism in Long Island revolves around two major resorts, Stella Maris and Cape Santa Maria.

Getting around

Nearby settlements include: Clarence Town.

Inter-island Bahamas mailboats depart from Nassau and run weekly roundtrip to and from all islands.

Taxi service is available. Although metered rates vary by island, they are reasonable and are fixed by law. Bicycles are also available for rent at most popular tourist centers.

Rental cars are also available. You can use your home driver’s license for up to three months, but remember, when you take to the road, British rules apply, so keep to the left.

Pedestrians should remember to look right before crossing streets.

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Request a brochure, or find a travel agent who represents Bahamas Cruises at the official Web site.

CIA Factbook -- Bahamas, The
The CIA factbook says the Bahamas are a stable, developing nation with an economy heavily dependent on tourism and offshore banking.

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