Boasting one of the youngest fleet of cars on Long Island, choose an SUV (Ford Explorer/Escape) that sits 5 passengers to explore this fabulous island with. Rentals of 5 days or longer offer free pickup from Stella Maris Airport. Less than 5 days there is a $20 Airport Pick Up/Dropoff fee.
There are 2 very important rules to remember when driving on Long Island -
1. Make sure drive on the left side of the road - or, as we would like to say here in the Bahamas - the CORRECT side of the road!
2. Hail - aka "WAVE" at everyone... yes - as in lift your hand up, give a friendly smile and wave at those you pass... people working their yards, people on bicycles, other cars- everyone. One of the unique things to Long Island is that virtually everyone greets and acknowledges each other.... a friendly habit that we all try to encourage and support. You are our neighbour while here on the island, why wouldn't we say 'hi'?!
Long Island is incredibly aptly named once you start driving. There are amazing nooks and crannies to this island but they all stem off the central Queen's Hwy that runs from the very top of the Island at Columbus Monument in the north to the very bottom - or, as Long Islanders refer to it "Up South". If you take a drive all the way "up South", you will come to Gordon's Beach - 80 miles from top to bottom.
We actively use and encourage you to download Maps.Me as an app if you are planning to drive anywhere in the Bahamas - the off line map available surpasses any other road map available.