Island Regatta (held in mid- May, early June).
Our villa is the place to stay during the Regatta.
Our villa is located on a privately owned peninsula named 'Indian Hole
One side is Thompson Bay, the other side of the peninsula you can see
If you have an interest in sailboats the Regatta is for you.
Sailboats participating in the Regatta will pass right by our villa
to get to Salt Pond on the other side of the peninsula.
You can enjoy the view from our Lanai.
The Regatta is a big four day festival event held in Salt Pond where
Bahamians build their own single-masted sail boats by hand and compete
in the event. Bands play during the event and rum is served in large
quantities. Salt Pond is the main commercial node of Long Island. Another
viewing option to is to walk down the driveway and straight across the
road to the Parrots of the Caribbean. They have a wonderful view of
the Regatta site (warning it will be quite loud - but you can always
go back to our villa for some peace and quite). Bring your binoculars.
You can also walk to Salt Pond and board a spectator boat in for a close
-up view of the action. The Regatta was started in 1967 by a boat lover
named Rupert Knowles. Rupert has long since passed away however, his
relatives are still found on the island. He is the grandfather of Judy
Knowles (Judy owns a furniture store in Deadman's Cay). Judy Knowles
also opens up bar area in the back of her furniture store during the
You'll hear the same song on every radio station during the Regatta
called, "Long Island Breeze". It was written by Jerome Cartwright
a long Island Born Schoolteacher to epitomize the essence of Long Island.
It was composed and sung by Bahamian entertainer Pat Rahming.
Need a boat ride for a close up view of the race? Call TJ's at (242)
338-8978 or (242)472-0436
To find out more about the Regatta, contact
Long Island Tourist Office at 242-338-8668
email@example.com or by fax 242-338-8669
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