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 considering riding in the open air, you will find a variety of different rental agencies that can help make it happen. To see our complete guide to renting a bike or scooter, follow this link.

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 services and at least 9 good dive sites to choose from. Follow this link to view our page about scuba diving in this area.

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.

Deep Sea Fishing is a popular sport in this area, as indicated by the presence of 9 charter fishing services located in this area. Readers can find out more about fishing in this area can do so on this page.

Golf

The Bahamas Golf

If there are some avid golfers vacationing with you, they're in luck -- the potential exists for playing at several of the 5 golf courses in this area. The area courses include The Reef Club Golf Course, Lucayan Golf Course, and Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club. Simply click on the name of the course to read a detailed article concerning the course. For more in-depth coverage of this specific topic, visit this article concerning golf throughout the Bahamas.

Sailing and Boating

Grand Bahama Sailing and Boating

More details about firms that will help you enjoy some time on the water can be seen in the following table:

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'd like to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators use this link.

Shopping

The Perfume Factory

If there are some shopping fanatics vacationing with you, they might want to know that more than 89 retailers operate in this area. If you'd like to read more concerning shopping on Grand Bahama, you can do so by going to this page.

Sightseeing

Grand Bahama Labyrinth

Sightseeing is another great way to spend some of your time on Grand Bahama. Travelers who enjoy natural surroundings will typically enjoy visiting the outdoor park and botanical garden. For a more thorough discussion of available sightseeing attractions, click this link.

The chart just below enables you to get information on a firm that can help you have a great time sightseeing.

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 are thinking about snorkeling you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so off the coast of Grand Bahama. Visit this extended discussion dedicated to snorkeling if you want to find out better information.

Spas

Dermalogica Freeport

Enjoying a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, given the fact that there are 10 spas that operate in this area. Click on this link to read our article concerning this topic.

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, there are 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. You can view the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning 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

The following chart enables you to get a few details regarding other activities.

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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