Grand Bahama is one of the major tourist islands in the Bahamas, best known for its cruise port and outdoor shopping market. Thanks to its popularity, this is one of the few islands where you'll find several cultural attractions to offer a bit of change from the prevalence of natural sites. Those are available here, as are the ever important beaches, and even a casino.
There are a large selection of beaches to enjoy on the island. Regardless of whether you enjoy people watching, or you prefer a more secluded spot, you can find a beach that appeals to you. Just click on the beach names for more detail concerning that part of the coast.
Lucayan Beach: The beach is long and thin, nestled up against a nice residential area. Walks are leisurely and pleasant along any portion, and the water just off shore is extremely clear.
A second option worth considering is Taino Beach. From the E Sunshine Hwy, head south on Arden Forest Rd. At the end of the road, take on right on W Beach Rd, then your first right after the bridge.
Gold Rock Beach: The beach stretches on for miles - the first sight of its gentle white sand and waters containing many shades of blue is bound to make your jaw drop. You can take a tour to nearby Ben's Cave, go snorkeling, or just immerse yourself in the views.
Of course, the area has a wide range of beaches on the island. For a more comprehensive look at beaches, go to this page.
If you like to become more aware of other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation.
A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Ye Olde Pirate Bottle House. It is situated at Port Lucaya Marketplace and located in Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama. In the Port Lucaya Marketplace stands a quirky little museum that offers insight into the history of bottle making. While it may seem like a strange concept to any, most agree that it ends up being a fascinating attraction worth a quick visit.
The following table offers some details regarding some museums to choose from on the island.
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|Ye Olde Pirate Bottle House||(242) 373-2000||2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport|
Vacationers may experience some other intriguing sites worth visiting on Grand Bahama.
A common landmark for vacationers is Grand Bahama Labyrinth. It can be found at Garden of the Groves and located in Garden of the Groves, in central Grand Bahama. The Labyrinth is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on Fridays when it stays open until 10:00 p.m.
|Grand Bahama Labyrinth||Monument||Garden of the Groves, Central Grand Bahama||Grand Bahama Island|
Assuming you enjoy being outside are likely to have a good time at Garden of the Groves. Garden of the Groves is a 12 acres garden and park dedicated to the preservation of local Bahamian flora. Certified as a Wildlife Habitat as the U.S. Wildlife Federation, you can see butterflies, birds, and bugs throughout the property as well as some breathtaking floral displays.
Peterson Cay National Park is a second attraction that allows you to enjoy the natural surroundings. One of the most popular cays in the Bahamas, Peterson Cay has some undisturbed reefs just off its shores, making this a great base for snorkelers.
Grand Bahama has some other natural attractions. To get more information on natural attractions on the island, click here.
Travelers don't usually stay on Grand Bahama to find gambling, although there is one such venue, Treasure Bay Casino. Relax and have fun at the Treasure Bay Casino at the Grand Lucayan Bahamas Beach. Here you can try your luck at slot machines and games, as well as enjoy the entertainment, drinks, and atmosphere of the room.
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