Expectations Exceeded in EVERY Way
My wife and I were fortunate enough to be guests of Ingrid and Ellis
for practically all of August 2012.
We had never been to the Bahamas before, but figured, why stay for a
week in Nassau when we could stay for almost a month at the same price
in Long Island.
EVERYTHING exceeded expectations, especially our hosts Ingrid and Ellis, and their incredibly comfortable, well-located Villas. Keisha, Nancy, Judy, and the rest of the Harbour Breeze staff took great care of us.
We are from NYC and wanted to get away from the bustle of the City,
We werent looking for Discos or Shopping. We wanted Beaches, Seclusion, Relaxation and a real Travel Experience. We got all that and much more.
The HB Villas are located on beautiful Lochabar Bay. It has soft sand beaches,
great snorkeling, including Sea Turtles, and its own beautiful deep Blue Hole just a two minute walk away from your room. At low tide, a sand bar forms and you can pretty much walk all the way to the next small Cay (island). Most people would
be content just hanging out at Lochabar for their stay, but the Island has SO much more to offer.
Long Island Bahamas is a large, sparsley populated Island. The locals are a wonderful, freindly and proud people. I felt immediately at home the first night.
I drove 5 minutes "Down North" to Skeetahs Bar and became instant freinds with Mark and his wife Stan, the owners. On several nights we talked for hours over
Coconut Rum and Kalik Beer.
One of the best things about interacting with the locals is that they all
can tell you of their favorite beaches, and how to get to them. The Island is a true throwback: the traffic is mostly wild goats and land crabs! There are no Traffic Lights and few road signs. Yet - if WE could find the out of the way Gems, anyone can.
Long Island is famous for Deans Blue Hole. It is a natural wonder of the world,
with no lines or crowds. In fact, my wife and I had the entire Inlet to ourselves on several occassions.
"Dont Miss" areas the locals can give directions to:
*Deans Blue Hole
*Compass Rose Enclosed Beach Pools
*Galloways Beach and Mangroves
*Hard Bargain Salt Flats and Fords Beach
*Skeetahs Sunday Evening Dominoes (sometimes Barbecue too!)
*Live Music/great Food on the Weekends 6 miles South at MINKY`s
*Great Snapper Fingers at Forests Take-Out at Deadmans Cay
Tell everyone that Alan and Florence miss them and send Our Love : > )
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