Grand Bahama Resorts Guide
Bahamas, West Indies
Just 85 km off the east coast of Florida lays Grand Bahama, the fifth-largest and one of the northernmost island in the Bahamas archipelago. The island is about 150 km long and 20 km wide. This somewhat overlooked island and is surrounded by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. Untouched until the 1950s when an American millionaire built a tax-free port,this 85-mile-long isleis visited by close to one million tourists a year, but is nowhere near as glitzy or busy as Nassau. Freeport is the major city on the island, Lucaya is a tourist destination and home to many hotels and restaurants. West End, the oldest town on the island and its capital, was notorious as a rum-running port during the American prohibition days.
Grand Bahama Holidays Planner
Grand Bahama Island seamlessly blends a trendy vacation spot with upscale resorts,with the charm of a small beach town. It is home to one of the world's largest, longest underwater limestone cave systems, 3 national parks, stunning beaches, and clean, azure seas filled with entrancing marine life. Grand Bahama Island is the perfect destination to take it easy … enjoy a nature tour, kayak through mangroves, horseback rideon the beach, relax and enjoy the tropical scenery. Theisland offers a number of unique sights, including the lovely Garden of the Groves in Freeport. With 12 acres of tropical plants, abougainvillea-linedlane, miniature banana grove, 4 tumbling waterfalls, sleeping alligators, a children's petting zoo (for all ages), and a wealth of colour by way of parrots and peacocks, this is a must-go destination.
Theisland offers a number of unique sights, including the lovely Garden of the Groves in Freeport. With 12 acres of tropical plants, abougainvillea-linedlane, miniature banana grove, 4 tumbling waterfalls, sleeping alligators, a children's petting zoo (for all ages), and a wealth of colour by way of parrots and peacocks, this is a must-go destination.
Grand Bahama Accommodation Guide
The Grand Resort at Bahamia is home to the Princess Casino, and in nearby Lucaya you will find the Port Lucaya Marketplace, withexcellent shopping anddelicious dining selections. On the marina you can take a slow stroll and watch yachts and boats head out to sea, or hop on one of those boatsfor a quick fishing outing. The best fishing spots are reputed to be North Riding Point near Lucaya, Pelican Bay (for bone fishing) near Freetown, and Deep Water Cay just southeast of McLean's Town on the eastern end of the island. And remember, this island boasts some of the prettiest diving spots in the world. It also has some excellent accommodation options, from hotels and resorts to all-inclusives, to beachfront properties at price ranges to fit all budgets. Also, Grand Bahama is part of the Bahamas' complimentary People-to-People programme, where you will be paired up with a Bahamian ambassador who will make your trip the most memorable, one-of-a-kind holiday experience you've ever experienced.