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 sightseeing at your own pace, you will find a variety of different rental agencies that can help. Click here to check out our extended discussion of bike and scooter rentals.
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.
There are 6 dive operators and at least 9 interesting dive sites in the area. You can read this page regarding diving opportunities in this area if you'd like to learn more information.
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.
If you have some fishing fanatics in your group, they'll be pleased to know 9 charter fishing services operate from this area. Click here to read our discussion of this topic.
Golfing is popular in this area, as suggested by the existence 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. To get additional information concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more all you have to do is click on the course name. In addition, you can go to this page if you want to discover additional details concerning golf courses throughout the Bahamas.
More information concerning local providers that will help you enjoy some time on the water can be found in the following chart:
|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||Port Lucaya, Southwestern part of Grand Bahama|
|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 local marinas and charter options read this article.
If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops traveling with you, they can have some fun exploring some of the area's 90 retail stores. Use this link to visit our article about shopping on Grand Bahama.
Another great way to spend some of your time is enjoying the area's sights and natural beauty. Nature enthusiasts will frequently have a pleasant time visiting the outdoor park and botanical garden. To read a more complete discussion of available sightseeing attractions, navigate to this page.
Information concerning a firm that can provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be found here:
|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|
If you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters surrounding Grand Bahama. Click to see our discussion of local snorkeling opportunities.
Indulging in a trip to the spa might be the highlight of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 8 spas located in this area. To see our complete page about spas, use this link.
If you like playing tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The following information may help with you make a decision. 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.
|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 Yacht Club & Marina Hotel||2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport||4|
For instance, Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach has 3 swimming pools where you can cool off after a game.
View this table for information about other activities. for information concerning one other option. for information about other activities.
|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|
|Lucaya Watersports Seahorse Road||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(242) 373-6375||2.1 mi. East of Central Freeport|
|Watersports Operator||(242) 727-0968||2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport|
|Lucaya Watersports Taino Beach Resort||Snorkeling Tour 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|
|Ocean Motion Water Sports||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(242) 373-9603||2.5 mi. East of Central Freeport|
|Watersports Operator||(242) 373-4001||5.2 mi. East of Central Freeport|
|Paradise Watersports||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(242) 373-4001||5.2 mi. East of Central Freeport|
|Pat & Diane Fantasia Tours||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(242) 373-8681||Port Lucaya, Southwestern part of Grand Bahama|
|Pine Tree Stables||Horseback Riding Site||(242) 373-3600||1.3 mi. South of Central Freeport|
|Amusement Arcade||--||2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport|
|Superior Watersports||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(242) 373-7863||2.3 mi. East of Central Freeport|
|Dolphin Encounter Service||373-9332||Port Lucaya|
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