Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama Island is considered a diverse destination in the Bahamas as it features resorts, gardens, beaches, golf courses, restaurants, duty-free shopping, gambling and much more. Despite its name, Grand Bahama comes in at second in comparison to Nassau’s bustling lifestyle. Grand Bahama is a charming destination that will surely provide you a laid-back, accessible getaway. With never-ending activities and golden sandy beaches, the best way to enjoy your vacation is to charter a luxurious yacht. At Yacht Charters Nassau, we have been providing luxury yacht charters and 5-star services to ensure our guests have the most memorable time of their lives on this island. Before you book your yacht charter, check out this travel guide and plan your itinerary accordingly.

Tourist Attractions in Grand Bahama

  • Garden of the Groves: Located on 12acres of land, Freeport is a popular attraction for avid bird watchers. Featuring waterfalls, trees, a meditation labyrinth and magnificent gardens, it truly is a natural gem. It has been certified as a wildlife habitat by the US. There is a Garden of the Groves cafe where you can relish delicious Bahamian dishes.
  • Freeport Lucayan National Park: This is a 40-acre nationalpark that boasts the largest underwater cave system in the world. There are two caves named Ben’s Cave and Burial Mound Cave in which you can explore by following trails and footpaths. You will get to see tiny buffy flower bats, raccoons, seabirds and mangroves. We recommend you visit, Gold Rock Beach to kayak and lounge around.
  • Unexso: It is considered as the shopping mecca of Freeport, Grand Bahamas. Here, you can enjoy diving, swimming with dolphins and shopping. Unexso has a beautiful dolphin facility called Sanctuary Bay, where you can swim and enjoy interacting with dolphins. Unexso provides a number of diving packages such as shark dive, night dive, dolphin dive and specialty dives. They have professionals that can help you discover the underwater world and its’ variety of marine life. When you are done with your water activities, shop till you drop from Unexso’s retail shops.
  • Rand Nature Centre: If you would like to immerse yourself into nature, visit this park where you will find native birds and naturalfaunacovering more than 100 acres of land. Be ready for some hiking so you can see over 18 Bahamian bird species.
  • Port Lucaya Marketplace: If you are a shopaholic, don’t miss this marketplace. It has more than 40 shops and boutiques, various restaurants, barsand three lounges. They have around 100 straw vendors in the area who sell authentic Bahamian items for travelers to purchase.
  • Deep Water Cay: It is a private island retreat with luxurious amenities. This quiet destination offers an array of water activities to enjoy, such as bonefish angling, offshore fishing, snorkeling and more. There are private cottages, 2.5-mile sand beaches, massage centers and a private landing strip.
  • Cooper’s Castle: Visit this famous castle built by Bahamian entrepreneur Havard Cooper.
  • Other attractions: Pinders Point Lighthouse, Gold Rock Creek, Mayfield Beach and Tennis Club, Mclean’s Town Cay and Pirate’s Cove Zipline and Water Park.

Best Beaches on Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama has various active and secluded beaches. Some are famous for being family-friendly while others offer water activities and restaurants.

  • Lucaya Beach: It is one of the most crowded beaches in the Bahamas as it is contains the most popular restaurants and bars.The large resorts and beach clubs that line this beach create a fun beach-party scene. Enjoy your drink and watersports at any time of the day.
  • Xanadu Beach: This 1.6-km long beach has gorgeous soft white sands and tranquil waters, dotted with coconut palms and Australian pines. You can enjoy snorkeling, boating, jet-skiing, and parasailing here.
  • Taíno Beach: Itis a family favorite beach and a nice place to experience watersports due to its’ tranquil waters. Taino is an idyllic white sandy beach that has small piers and sun loungers.
  • Gold Rock Beach: This beach is located inside the Lucayan National Park. It is a perfect picnic spot. This national park consists of many large secluded beaches.
  • Paradise Cove Beach: This beach is located just 15 minutes away from Freeport’s airport. It is ideal for kayaking, fishing and swimming.
  • Other beaches: Churchill's Beach, Coral Beach, Smith’s Point Beach, Silver Point Beach, Bahama Beach, Fortune Beach and Barbary Beach.

Best Hotels and Restaurants in Grand Bahamas

  • Hotels: From luxury all-inclusive resorts, private villas to beautiful beachfront properties, Grand Bahama has everything for a fabulous stay. We recommend you look into these hotels - Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach, Breezes Resort & Spa, Flamingo Bay Yacht Club & Marina, Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan, Ocean Reef Resort & Yacht Club, Pelican Bay Hotel, Bell Channel Inn, Royal Islander Hotel, Sunrise Resort & Marina, Dundee Bay Villas, Mayfield Beach & Tennis Club, Island Seas Resort and Sea Breeze Vacation Villas, among others.
  • Restaurants: From eclectic Bahamian seafood, Italian cuisine to locals’ favorite dishes, you will find numerous restaurants on Grand Bahama that can satisfy your taste buds. Top restaurants are Banana Bay Restaurant, Flying Fish Modern Seafood, Churchill’s, Dive-In Marina Bar & Restaurant, Luciano's of Port Lucaya, Margarita Villa Sand Bar, Mary Ann's Restaurant and Lounge, Sabor Restaurant and Bar, Pisces Seafood Restaurant & Pizzeria and more.

Best Activities to Try in Grand Bahama

  • Nightlife: The nightlife on Grand Bahama can make your vacation exciting and memorable. There are various clubs and beach bars where you can experience live entertainment, music programs, cultural activities and more. Top places to enjoy this kind of lavish nightlife are Port Lucaya Marketplace, Rum Runners and Port Lucaya Square.
  • Spa and Wellness Tours: If you are visiting the Bahamas on your destination wedding, honeymoon, or anniversary trip and looking for some romantic activities, we recommend the spa and wellness treatments for couples. Bonfires and Bahamian beach parties are also favorites among couples visiting Grand Bahama.
  • Golfing and Tennis: Grand Bahama has Reef Course where you can enjoy golfing in a tropical setting. If you love to play tennis, you can visit tennis clinics and tennis tournaments organized by most hotels.
  • Sports Fishing: Grand Bahama Island is the best destination for sports fishing. Fishing enthusiasts from all over the world come here, book a fishing charter and venture into the beautiful ocean to catch marlin, bluefintuna, bonefish, wahoo, barracuda and more.
  • Diving and Snorkeling: Grand Bahama has perfect waters and shallow reefs for snorkeling and diving. Top diving sites are Angel Grand, Ben’s Cavern, Hydo Lab, Sea Star II Wreck, Theo’s Wreck, Shark Junction, The Cutt, etc.
  • Other water activities: Parasailing, kayaking, water-skiing, banana boat riding, jet-skiing and more.

Grand Bahama has three districts - East End, Freeport and West End, each with its own beaches, resorts, restaurants and tourist attractions. When you charter a private yacht from Yacht Charters Nassau, you will get to visit each destination at your own pace and comfort. Our luxury yacht charters are equipped with modern amenities and boast its’ professionally trained crew, skipper and chef. To discuss your itinerary for your Grand Bahama vacation, contact our charter expert at +1(702)816-6667

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