FLIGHTS: Makers Air 954-771-0330 from Ft. Lauderdale and back Thursdays and Sundays
RESTAURANTS: Ducky’s Restaurant, Liquors, and Tackle Shop 338-2035
GROCERIES: Island Convenience Store 338-8111 (moved from next to Greenleaf Restaurant) Dinghy in to Deals Beach.
HARDWARE: Alex Building Supply
LAUNDRY: Long Island Harbour Club (call 801-2671 for availability)
LODGING: Long Island Harbour Club 801-2671
RESTAURANTS: Long Island Harbour Club and Vantage Point Restaurant. Also, Sunday brunch at Long Island Harbour Club.
Vantage Point Restaurant, Salt Pond
Long Island Harbour Club, Salt Pond
SHOPS: Long Island Trading 337-7222 (next to Letta’s Restaurant) also offers Concierge Service
MEDICAL SERVICES: Bonaventure Clinic 822-2932 (private clinic)
RESTAURANT: Gordon’s Beach Bar, 472-1537 Gordons, Long Island (southern tip of island).
It is worth the drive down to the south end of Long Island for the food, the view, the beachside accommodations, and a cool dip in the turquoise waters. The open-air beach bar features favorite Bahamian dishes and a full bar, plus comfortable beach furniture for outdoor dining.
Gordon’s Beach Bar & Grill
PUBLIC REST ROOMS: The government has built several new public rest rooms up and down the length of the island. They are not always convenient to either the Queen’s Highway or to a dinghy dock, but if you are traveling by car and need a rest, here’s where they are located. We found only one locked—at the Simms government dock. They were clean and well supplied.
Seymours on Queen’s Highway near Sunset Restaurant
Glintons off Queen’s Highway west to jetty near Eagle’s Nest
Burnt Ground at landing
Simms government dock
Salt Pond government dock
Deadman’s Cay Junkey Landing Road and Jerry Wells Road
Clarence Town government dock
TRANSPORTATION: Sheeprunners 472-1030 fast passenger ferry between Salt Pond, Long Island, and George Town, Exuma. This new route adds some choices for those who want to make a day trip from Long Island to Exuma; also for those flying in to George Town International Airport to get to Long Island on the same day.
Current schedule: Friday and Monday departs Salt Pond government dock at 7:30 a.m. and arrives George Town government dock at 10:00 a.m. Departs George Town 3:30 p.m. and arrives Salt Pond at 5:00 p.m. In case of rough weather, the Sheeprunner may land passengers at the Exuma community of The Ferry, a taxi ride to George Town.