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Photo © Bahamas Ministry of Tourism - The beach and lighthouse at Bird Rock Cay.
Photo © Bahamas Ministry of Tourism - One of the secluded beaches on Long Cay's northern coast.
Photo © Bahamas Ministry of Tourism - The beach and lighthouse at Bird Rock Cay.
Photo © Bahamas Ministry of Tourism - One of the secluded beaches on Long Cay's northern coast.
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Crooked Island and Long Cay

Buried in the soil of the scarcely populated Crooked Island is the memory of enslaved Africans who labored on the island’s cotton plantations. The island was important for the colony, housing the Bahamas’ first general post office. A hotel sits on the ruins at Landrail Point. The mortar-bound stone walls from the original structure are visible in the reception area. The few residents of the island make their living by fishing and farming, with cascarilla bark serving as a primary export crop. Long Cay, its tiny sister island, was once a major trading post for the area and has the dubious honor of being home to the first jail in The Bahamas. It once had 4,000 residents, but is now just a sleepy town with beautiful beaches and a few residents.

Video about the Southern Islands Recovery effort

 Accommodation
Front entrance to Crooked Acklins Lodge.
   
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Crooked/Acklins Trophy Lodge

Crooked/Acklins Trophy Lodge is a unique family-operated resort that sits on 2.5 acres of sandy...

 Natural Area
Turtle Sound
   
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Turtle Sound

Often referred to as an inland river, Turtle Sound is the entrance to the most beautiful...

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A cottage at Sonsette Villas.
   
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Sonsette Villas

These Caribbean-style villas are perfect little one-bedroom (queen-size bed), full-bath holiday...

 Guide or Outfitter
Scavella Enterprises
   
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Scavella Enterprises

We offer customized tours on land and sea that could easily be tailored to your specific needs;...

 Community
A selection of Rachel's creations.
   
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Rachel's Creations

Rachel creates unique Bahamian handicraft from natural materials found locally ΜΆΜΆ straw,...

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R&M Creations
   
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R&M Creations

Margaret's authentic Bahamian handmade products are created using shells, conch horns, and other...

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Quick Facts

Crooked Island

Area: 92 sq. miles
Highest Point: 155 feet
Population: 280 persons
Location: 233 miles southeast of New Providence and less than 1½ miles from Acklins
Original Names: Crooked Island was once called "Samote" by the Lucayans and "Isabella" by Christopher Columbus.

Long Cay

Area: 9 sq. miles
Highest Point: 108 feet
Population: 30 persons
Location: less than 1½ miles south of Crooked Island
Original Name:
Long Cay was initially named "Fortune Island" by Christopher Columbus, because he found a conch pearl there when he first arrived.