Home to Freeport and Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama is the second busiest tourist destination in the Bahamas. Yet, there is a great variance from one place to the next and while you may feel like you're in a busy resort area in some places, you'll experience peace and tranquility as you are surrounded by nature in others. Activities are equally as diverse ranging from birding to shopping.
The waters that surround the island are the most popular attraction, and watersports the most popular activity. Time spent in the sea can be as simple as a short swim or as complex as an underwater scuba diving adventure with a local dive operator. Dolphin encounters can even be arranged. On land, you can continue your eco-adventures by hiking through any of the island's three national parks, birding, or horseback riding.
Then, there are the less strenuous activities (depending of who you ask) which are also well-loved, like hunting for deals in the Port Lucaya Marketplace, golfing, playing tennis, and enjoying local dining and nightlife.
Bicycles are so popular that many of the hotels include a rental with a room. However, even if your accommodation does not, or you are just visiting for the day, rental agencies on the island will offer you bikes, scooters, and more.
If you like the idea of experiencing the wind in your face, you will find multiple different businesses that can help you. You can go to this page about bike and scooter rentals if you want to find more facts.
Scuba gear is a common sight on Grand Bahama, and the exceedingly clear water provides wonderful opportunities for divers looking to explore the marine life in the area.
You'll find 6 dive operators and at least 9 interesting dive sites to choose from. For a more thorough discussion of diving in this area use this link.
Recreational and professional fishermen will be able to test the skills on Grand Bahama. From deep sea fishing to shallow mangroves, Grand Bahama offers a variety of options.
Deep Sea Fishing is a popular sport in this area, as suggested by the existence of 9 charter fishing services in this area. To learn more about deep sea fishing in this area, see this page.
Plenty of golfers frequent the area, as indicated by the presence of 5 different golf courses. Some of the area courses include The Reef Club Golf Course, Lucayan Golf Course, and Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club. Just click on the course name for a detailed article concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more. To navigate to our complete guide to golf courses throughout the Bahamas, go to this page.
More information concerning area firms that will help you get out on the water can be seen down below.
|Exotic Adventures||(242) 374-2278||2.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Freeport|
|Pat & Diane Tours||(888) 439-3959||2.3 mi. East of Central Freeport|
|Reef Tours||(242) 373-5880||2.1 mi. East of Central Freeport|
|Sunn Odyssey||(242) 373-4014||1.6 mi. Southeast of Central Freeport|
|Superior Watersports Sailing||(242) 373-7863||2.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Freeport|
If you'd like to read about marinas and charter operators go to this page.
If you have some shopping aficionados vacationing with you, they can while away some time exploring a few of the 89 retail shops in the area. Click on this link to check out our guide to shopping on Grand Bahama.
Sightseeing is also a great way to spend some of your time on Grand Bahama. Those visitors who enjoy the natural environment will frequently have a pleasant time visiting the outdoor park and botanical garden. For more information about this specific topic, visit this article concerning area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.
The table just below enables you to get some key facts concerning a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.
|Executive Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(242) 352-8858||Port Lucaya, Southwestern part of Grand Bahama|
|Grand Bahama Nature Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(242) 373-2485||Grand Bahama Island|
|H Forbes Charter & Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||352-9311||Grand Bahama Island|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||351-4000||Grand Bahama Island|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||353-5300||Grand Bahama Island|
|Lucaya Watersports||Hiking Tour and Trip Operator||(242) 373-6375||2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport|
|Paradise Watersports||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(242) 373-4001||1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Freeport|
If you love snorkeling you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so in the waters surrounding Grand Bahama. To navigate to our complete guide to local snorkeling opportunities, click here.
Enjoying a spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 10 spas located in this area. To get more information on the options, go to this article.
If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The following information may help with you make a decision. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to read more about the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach||2.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Freeport||4|
|Grand Lucayan||2.3 mi. East of Central Freeport||4|
|Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach||1.7 mi. South West of Central Garden of the Groves||2|
|Old Bahama Bay||0.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central West End||2|
|Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina||2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport||4|
For example, Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach has 3 swimming pools where you can cool off after a game.
Information concerning lots of other activities are displayed directly below.
|Spectator Teams and Clubs||352-2952||Seahorse Village|
|Amusement Arcade||352-5443||Grand Bahama Island|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Freeport|
|Jet Ski Rental Service||373-2485||Grand Bahama Island|
|Watersports Operator||(242) 373-6375||2.1 mi. East of Central Freeport|
|Watersports Operator||(242) 727-0968||2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport|
|Tennis Club||352-9776||Grand Bahama Island|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||--||Downtown Freeport|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||--||Downtown Freeport|
|Amusement Arcade||225-9178||Grand Bahama Island|
|Paradise Watersports||Watersports Operator||(242) 373-4001||1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Freeport|
|Pine Tree Stables||Horseback Riding Site||(242) 373-3600||1.3 mi. South of Central Freeport|
|Dolphin Encounter Service||373-9332||Port Lucaya|
|The Ultimate Zone||Amusement Arcade||(242) 374-7529||2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport|
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