Attractions in Port Lucaya

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Port Lucaya is best known for the shopping opportunities, but there is a world outside the exchange of goods that must be considered by visitors who have some time to so a bit of exploring.  Most of these attractions, including a few museums, nature reserves, and a casino, are located just outside of the are known as Port Lucaya, but not so far that traveling to them is unreasonable. 

Beaches

Lucayan Beach

You will find several beaches to consider in and around the area. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed review of that section 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 to consider 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.

Taino Beach: Other than one section that has a pier and some chairs, Taino Beach is free of development and is generally free of any crowds that other nearby beaches tend to have.

Port Lucaya and the surrounding areas have plenty of other beaches to choose from. If you'd like to dig deeper, you can learn more by clicking on this link.

Museums

If you like to learn about other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation.

The following chart shows some details regarding some museums in and around Port Lucaya.

Museums In and Around Port Lucaya
Name Phone Location
Grand Bahama Museum -- 0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Port Lucaya
Museum Of Underwater Exploration -- 0.1 mi. West of Central Port Lucaya
Science Museum -- 3.8 mi. Northwest of Central Port Lucaya

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Grand Bahama Labyrinth

Visitors can experience some other intriguing local attractions close to Port Lucaya.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Grand Bahama Labyrinth. It can be found at Garden of the Groves and found within Garden of the Groves, 5.0 mi. Northeast of central Port Lucaya. Created in 2008, the Grand Bahama Labyrinth is one of the island's newest attractions, and already one of the most popular. The Labyrinth is a religious site at the Garden of the Groves that offers healing and tranquility to all who enter it.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Port Lucaya
Name Type Location Island
Grand Bahama Labyrinth Monument Garden of the Groves, 5.0 mi. Northeast of Central Port Lucaya Grand Bahama Island

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you enjoy being outside? You may be pleased to know the area has some nature preserves nearby.

BNT Rand Nature Centre is a popular nature preserve found 2.8 mi. Northwest of central Port Lucaya. Tourists in the Bahamas will not want to miss a chance to explore the BNT Rand Nature Centre, a calming and peaceful depiction of the natural side of the island nation.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Port Lucaya
Name Type Location Island
BNT Rand Nature Centre Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.8 mi. Northwest of Central Port Lucaya Grand Bahama Island

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Garden of the Groves

Visitors can visit a park, or a botanical garden nearby.

If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Garden of the Groves, which is found within Garden of the Groves, 5.0 mi. Northeast of central Port Lucaya. 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.

The parks and gardens you'll be able to find are summarized directly below.

Parks and Gardens Near Port Lucaya
Name Type Location
Garden of the Groves Botanical Garden Garden of the Groves, 5.0 mi. Northeast of Central Port Lucaya
Regency Park Park 5.7 mi. West of Central Port Lucaya

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Port Lucaya are provided directly below.

Land Formations In Port Lucaya
Name Type Location
Bell Channel Bay Bay Central Port Lucaya
Buddha Heads Rock Formation 0.4 mi. South of Central Port Lucaya
Silver Point Reef Reef 0.3 mi. East of Central Port Lucaya
 

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