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Things to do on Grand Bahama

From newlyweds to families, sport enthusiasts to nature lovers, there’s something for everyone on Grand Bahama Island. Families can go for swimming with dolphins, couples can treat themselves to a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean, and friends can try their luck at the casino during a weekend getaway. No matter who you are or where you come from, you’ll love our island spirit and culture—especially during our annual festivals and local events—and the variety of sports and water activities available. Try one of our many eco-tours or check out local shopping districts for great deals on duty-free merchandise. Every day a new adventure is waiting for you in Grand Bahama!

 

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Grand Bahama Island is one of the most popular, family friendly islands in The Bahamas. We’re home to unique world-class resorts and boutique hotels nestled among miles of beautiful beaches, nature preserves and emerald-green seas. Our variety of cultural experiences and ecological wonders makes Grand Bahama the ideal place for all types of nature-based activities.

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Lucayan National Park

The Lucayan National Park has great historical and cultural significance. The Lucayan Caverns—over six miles of caves, caverns and charted tunnels—is one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world! Part of the protected park is Gold Rock Beach, which supports Grand Bahama's mangrove ecosystem and features a spectacular variety of tropical vegetation.

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Unexso

The UNEXSO Dive Center is located in Port Lucaya area, within walking distance of Pelican Bay at Lucaya. UNEXSO provides a variety of activities for both experienced and non-experienced SCUBA divers, as well as various "swim with the dolphins" experiences. Some activities require a one-day advanced registration. Don’t be left disappointed—plan in advance!

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Peterson Cay

Located one mile off the southern shore of Grand Bahama Island, Peterson Cay National Park is one of the smallest National Parks in The Bahamas. Accessible only by boat, it’s the perfect spot for a picnic. All plants and animal life within the park boundaries are protected by law, so take only pictures and leave only footprints.

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Port Lucaya Marketplace

The Port Lucaya Marketplace is a 12-acre beachfront complex located on a tiny peninsula outside of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. It features authentic Bahamian treasures, including 66 retail shops, 13 restaurants and bars, 94 straw vendors, 15 hair braiders and 23 artisans. Plus, you can also see everything from Karaoke to a traditional Junkanoo show at Count Basie Square.

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Smith's Point Fish Fry

A Grand Bahama institution, the Smith’s Point fish fry is an event not to be missed. Enjoy a traditional cookout with fried snapper, lobster, potato bread, conch salad and many more Bahamian dishes. Experience a delicious meal and make new friends as you sip rum punch to the traditional sounds of Bahamian music.

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