Palm trees hanging over white sanded beaches with crystal blue water in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
ISLAND SWAY OF LIFE

Cruise to Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

It’s easy to see why Grand Bahama Island is one of the most popular in the Bahamas chain. Its postcard-perfect beaches are made of sand that shimmers like pearls, fronting crystal-clear waters in every hue of blue. And Freeport and Lucaya have plenty of thrills for everyone, from golfing and gambling to eco-adventures and watersports. Hike Rand Nature Center’s forest-lined trails and discover cascading waterfalls at the Garden of the Groves. Cruise to Grand Bahama Island and dive deep into acclaimed underwater spots or join in a wildly festive junkanoo parade. Capture an authentic portrait of Bahamian life— from the first beat of the Goombay drum to the last sip of a fruity Bahama Mama.
National Language English
Currency Accepted Bahamian Dollar (BSD), U.S. Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in Grand Bahama Island

Scuba diving in the underwater caves in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Nature's Best

Scuba diving in the underwater caves in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Scuba diving in the underwater caves in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Nature's Best

Wind your way through one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world at Lucayan National Park. Home to six miles of caves, caverns and charted tunnels, this is the only spot in the Bahamas where you can explore six different ecosystems.

Dolphins swimming in deep blue ocean waters in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Dive Into Adventure

Dolphins swimming in deep blue ocean waters in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Dolphins swimming in deep blue ocean waters in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Dive Into Adventure

Plunge into the crystalline waters off Grand Bahama Island to discover an underwater paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers. Dive with dolphins and sharks. Flutter your fins around colorful coral gardens. Or explore submerged caverns, deep blue holes, and sunken shipwrecks.

Fishermen catches a marlin in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Fishermen catches a marlin in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Reel It In

Cast your line and get ready for an epic fight in one of the world’s premier sport fishing destinations. With the help of experienced guides, you’ll have the chance to catch marlin, bluefin tuna, wahoo and bonefish, the island’s most prized game fish.

A Bahamian women preparing conch salad
A Bahamian women preparing conch salad

Local Cuisine

For a quintessential taste of the Bahamas, try tender conch in salads and fritters. And you can’t miss a Bahamian fish fry, the island’s version of an outdoor barbecue where you’ll mingle over plates of crispy grouper and mahi-mahi. Then wash it all down with a gin-based Gully Wash cocktail or Kalik, the locals’ choice of lager.

Go shopping in the markets in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Go shopping in the markets in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Shopping

Port Lucaya Marketplace is home to over 80 duty-free shops and specialty boutiques. Browse Freeport’s sprawling International Bazaar and the nearby straw market for unique wood, shell and straw creations. The art of Bahamian straw work dates from the early 1700s— for handcrafted items made locally, look for the Authentically Bahamian® brand.

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