Activities on Grand Bahama

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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 like the idea of feeling the wind on your face as you move along, you will encounter multiple different rental agencies that can help. Take advantage of this article dedicated to bike and scooter rentals if you want to find out more specifics.

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.

There are 6 dive operators and at least 9 different dive sites in the area. You can go to this article concerning scuba diving in this area if you want to find out additional facts.

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.

If you have some fishing fanatics in your group, they'll be pleased to know they can fish with one of the 9 charter operators in this area. Click on this link to visit our guide to this topic.

Golf

The Bahamas Golf

If you have some avid golfers vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know 5 golf courses are located in this area. 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 name of the course for detailed information about the course, including location, number of holes, and more. For a more comprehensive look at golf throughout the Bahamas go to this page.

Sailing and Boating

Grand Bahama Sailing and Boating

Glance through the chart below to learn more about firms that will help you spend some time on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On Grand Bahama
Name Phone Location
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 want to read about area marinas and charter operators go to this page.

Shopping

The Perfume Factory

If there are some shopping aficionados traveling with you, they can while away some time exploring some of the 89 retail stores in the area. Visit this page if you want to get information concerning shopping on Grand Bahama.

Sightseeing

Grand Bahama Labyrinth

Sightseeing is another great option for visitors to Grand Bahama. Travelers who enjoy spending time outdoors frequently have a pleasant time visiting the outdoor park and botanical garden. Those wanting to find more details concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so by visiting this page.

Information about a firm that will provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be seen below.

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
White Cloud Water Sports Travel and Tour Operators (242) 559-2723 1.8 mi. South of Downtown Freeport

Snorkeling

If you love snorkeling you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so off the coast of Grand Bahama. For a more comprehensive look at snorkeling, see this guide, which discusses snorkeling options.

Spas

Dermalogica Freeport

Enjoying a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, considering that there are 10 different spas in this area. You can read this page regarding spas in the area if you'd like additional details.

Tennis

Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach

If you like to play tennis 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 table summarizes some key facts. You can view the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn 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 instance, Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach has 3 swimming pools where you can cool off after a game.

Other Activities

Details concerning lots of other activities are summarized here:

Other Activities On Grand Bahama
Name Type Phone Location
Freeport Rugby & Football Club Spectator Teams and Clubs 352-2952 Seahorse Village
Grand Bahama Amusement Arcade Amusement Arcade 352-5443 Grand Bahama Island
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
Muscletune Fitness And Nutrition Center Fitness Centers and Instructors -- Downtown Freeport
New Era Game Club 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
The Dolphin Experience 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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