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'll discover an abundance of beaches to enjoy on the island. Whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you prefer having more of the sand to yourself, you should be able to find just the right beach. Click on each beach name for a detailed guide to 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.

Attractions Map

Another option that beach-goers can 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.

Of course, you will find a wide range of beaches to choose from on the island. To find out about other beaches available, go to this page.

Museums

Assuming you like to become more aware of other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your time on Grand Bahama.

The table directly below lists more information about a few the museums you might enjoy 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

Travelers may explore some other interesting landmarks on Grand Bahama.

A landmark worth visiting is Grand Bahama Labyrinth. It can be found at Garden of the Groves and found within Garden of the Groves, in central Grand Bahama. The Grand Bahama Labyrinth has been built to recreate the sacred path of the original Christian labyrinth in Notre Dame de Chartes, France. A walk through the original path was one way to fill an early requirement of a pilgrimage to the Holy City of Jerusalem.

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

Natural Attractions

Garden of the Groves

One of the frequently visited outdoor attractions is Garden of the Groves. <p>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.</p>

Peterson Cay National Park is another local site to consider visiting. <p>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.</p>

These examples are just a sample of the choices you'll find. To get more information on natural attractions on the island, read this page.

Casinos

The Bahamas Casinos

Vacationers don't usually stay on Grand Bahama for its gambling opportunities, but there is one such place, Treasure Bay Casino. <p>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.</p>

 

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