Grand Bahama Attractions

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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.

Beaches

Lucayan Beach

You will find a large number of beaches to visit on the island. Regardless of whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you enjoy relaxing in a secluded area, you can find a beach that fits your preferences. Click on the beach names to get additional information about that specific beach.

Lucayan Beach: You'll find the beach opposite the Port Lucaya hotels, east of Coral Beach. From Royal Palm Way, the beach is at the end of any number of residential roads, all of which are called Sea (Something) Lane - Sea Breeze, Sea Grape, etc.

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Another alternative to consider is Taino Beach. Dotted with thatched huts and palm trees for shade, this relaxing beach is often the home of beach cookouts, and is an ideal spot to bring the whole family.

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.

These examples are just a few of the options worth consideration To see our complete page about beaches, navigate to this page.

Museums

In case you enjoy learning about other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time on Grand Bahama.

The table below lists some key facts concerning some the museums available on the island.

Museums On Grand Bahama
Name Phone Location
Grand Bahama Museum -- 1.7 mi. East of Central Freeport
Museum Of Underwater Exploration -- 2.1 mi. East of Central Freeport
Science Museum -- Downtown Freeport

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Grand Bahama Labyrinth

Vacationers may discover some other intriguing landmarks on Grand Bahama.

A landmark worth visiting is Grand Bahama Labyrinth. It can be found at Garden of the Groves and situated 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.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Grand Bahama
Name Type Location Island
Grand Bahama Labyrinth Monument Garden of the Groves, Central Grand Bahama Grand Bahama Island

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to spend part of your vacation out in the fresh air? You may be happy to learn the island has several interesting nature preserves on it.

Peterson Cay National Park is a great nature preserve located in central Grand Bahama. Located just south of Grand Bahama, this small island is easy to reach by boat, seaplane, or even by a kayak for those skilled and strong enough.

Adventurers wanting to locate a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing opportunities like Lacayan National Park. Below ground at Lacayan National Park lies one of the largest underwater cave systems in the world. Over six miles of caves and tunnels have been charted, and there is still work left to do.

You can look through the following chart to learn more.

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Grand Bahama
Name Type Location
BNT Rand Nature Centre Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.4 mi. East of Downtown Freeport
Lacayan National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Central Grand Bahama
Patterson Cay Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Central Grand Bahama
Peterson Cay National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Central Grand Bahama

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Garden of the Groves

Travelers can experience the local park, or a botanical garden on Grand Bahama.

If you enjoy tropical vegetation, consider visiting Garden of the Groves, which is located within Garden of the Groves, in central Grand Bahama. Several times a day beginning at 10:00 a.m., tours of the Gardens are available. Tours last for one hour and take guests through the property and discuss on the local flora and fauna.

The parks and gardens worth considering are shown directly below.

Parks and Gardens On Grand Bahama
Name Type Location
Garden of the Groves Botanical Garden Garden of the Groves, Central Grand Bahama
Regency Park Park 3.4 mi. West of Central Freeport

Land Formations

Another idea is to go see some of the more popular area land formations. Other options like these on Grand Bahama can be seen in the following table.

Land Formations On Grand Bahama
Name Type Location
Angelfish Reef Reef 7.0 mi. South West of Central Fox Town
Bell Channel Bay Bay 2.8 mi. East of Central Freeport
Buddha Heads Rock Formation 2.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Freeport
Deadman's Reef Reef 9.9 mi. Northwest of Central Grant Town
Freeport Harbour Harbour 5.5 mi. West of Central Freeport
Gold Rock Rock Formation Central Grand Bahama
Seahunt Reef Reef 5.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Silver Point Reef Reef 2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport
Treasure Reef Reef 5.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Freeport
West End Bay Bay 1.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central West End
 

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