Activities on Grand Bahama

Photo credit: © Paolo Macorig
 

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. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

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 are thinking about sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, there are 4 rental agencies that can help you. To read about other bike and scooter rentals, go to this page.

Diving

Grand Bahama Diving

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 different dive sites to choose from. To see our guide to diving opportunities in this area, use this link.

Fishing

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.

Avid fishermen love this area, as indicated by the presence of 5 charter operators in this area. You can learn more about fishing in this area can do so here.

Golf

The Bahamas Golf

If you or someone traveling with you likes to play golf you might be happy to discover there are three golf courses in the area. The courses in the area are The Reef Club Golf Course, Lucayan Golf Course, and Bahamas Princess Ruby Course. For more detail concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more just click on the course name. To get more information about this specific topic, visit this page, about golfing throughout the Bahamas.

Sailing and Boating

Grand Bahama Sailing and Boating

The table just below enables you to get some details on firms that can enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On Grand Bahama
Name Phone Location
Exotic Adventures (242) 374-2278 Downtown 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

If you'd like to read about charter operators and area marinas go to this article.

Shopping

The Perfume Factory

If you're vacationing with some shopping fanatics they can check out some of the area's 62 retail shops. If you want to get information concerning shopping on Grand Bahama, you can do so here.

Sightseeing

Grand Bahama Labyrinth

Sightseeing is another good way to use some of your time on Grand Bahama. Tourists who enjoy being outside will typically have a pleasant time visiting the outdoor park and botanical garden. Those needing to find more details about area sightseeing opportunities can do so by following this link.

Details concerning a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights can be seen in the following chart:

Sightseeing Services On Grand Bahama
Name Type Phone Location
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
Island Fun & Sun Tours Ltd Excursions and Sightseeing Service 351-4000 Grand Bahama Island
Laing's Private Bus Charter 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

Snorkeling

If exploring a watery world sounds fun you're in luck -- you'll have the chance off the coast of Grand Bahama. Read this page concerning snorkeling if you want better details.

Spas

Dermalogica Freeport

Relaxing in a spa just might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, considering that there are 7 spas in this area. To read a more complete discussion of places to relax in this area read this article.

Tennis

Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On Grand Bahama
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 check check
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach 1.7 mi. South West of Central Garden of the Groves 2 check
Old Bahama Bay 0.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central West End 2 check
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.

Other Activities

View this table for information concerning other activities. for information concerning one other option. for information about other activities.

Other Activities On Grand Bahama
Name Type Phone Location
Freeport Rugby & Football Club Sporting Event Venue 352-2952 Downtown Freeport
Grand Bahamas Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue -- 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Freeport
Kayak Nature Tours Jet Ski Rental Service 373-2485 Grand Bahama Island
Lucaya Watersports Seahorse Road Watersports Operator (242) 373-6375 2.1 mi. East of Central Freeport
Lucaya Watersports Taino Beach Resort Watersports Operator (242) 727-0968 2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport
Mayfield Beach & Tennis Club Tennis Club 352-9776 Grand Bahama Island
Mind Body & Soul Fitness Center Fitness Centers and Instructors -- Downtown Freeport
Ocean Motion Watersports Watersports Equipment Shop (242) 373-9603 2.5 mi. East of Central Freeport
Paradise Watersports Watersports Operator (242) 373-4001 1.6 mi. South of Central Freeport
Pinetree Stables Horseback Riding Site -- 1.3 mi. South of Central Freeport
The Ultimate Zone Amusement Arcade (242) 374-7529 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
 

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