Close to the Beach, your relaxing vacation home on Long Island, The Bahamas

Latitude 23deg 26.02' Longitude 75deg 12.34'


Dan and Sara Werra are pleased to welcome you to Long Island, and their home, Palmirage!  We left Chicago in the Fall of 1995 to sail around the world.  Never got that far, because we fell in love with the Bahamas in the late 90's while living aboard our sailing catamaran, Los Escapados.  In 2001 we discovered Long Island, and as it felt like 'home', we decided to make it true.  We spent 5 years building our dream home, and then built a guest house so we could share this awesome place with you!  We have put much Love, Sweat and Tears into our homes and hope you will be able to enjoy it as much as we have!  Our latest addition is the Boathouse!  A lovely 2 Bedroom Apartment up in the sky.  When we decided we wanted a place to store our cars and boat, we thought why not add another unit so even more people can visit!


Long Island is located approximately 190 miles SouthEast of Nassau.  We can be reached either by air or water.  There are 2 airports on the island.  Stella Maris (SML) is 12 miles North of Wemyss,  and Deadman's Cay (LGI) is 20 miles South.  Southern Air Charters, PineappleAir and BahamasAir serve one or both of the airports daily, sometimes twice a day.  Use to look for flights from Nassau to Long Island for the days you are flying.  Alternatively, you can charter a flight from Fort Lauderdale direct to Long Island.

For access by water, there are 2 Marinas on Long Island, as well as well protected anchorages.  Also for the adventurous, you can travel from Nassau to Long Island via Mailboat - check out the Fast Ferry to check on sailings, but usually the boat will leave the Potter's Cay dock in Nassau on Monday afternoon, and arrive at Long Island Simms dock on Tuesday morning, after a stop in Georgetown Exuma.  This is also a great way to combine a visit to both Exuma and Long Island, and get an inexpensive trip over on the water!

At 60 miles long, and 1-4 miles wide,  Long Island is one of the longest of the Bahamian Islands.  A car is useful here, although taxi service is available.

Boat Rentals and fishing guides are available also to enhance your stay.

Long Island is a quiet place, no casinos, malls, or traffic!  That is not to say it is a boring place. Nightlife can still be found at the various resorts, happy hours and festivals.  You can find beaches where you can walk for miles without another person in sight.  There are some wonderful restaurants, and also a very well stocked grocery store for stocking up for the week.  There are many family owned 'burgers and beers' bars around, as well as a Conch Bar or 4.  Both or which are a great place to meet locals.  A variety of Bar/Grill locations offer a weekly Happy Hour, live Rake 'n' Scrape music, and sometimes movies as well.

The Rentals at Palmirage