Horseback riding on a beach

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 and couples can treat themselves to a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean,  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.

Scuba diver petting a dolphin underwater


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!


Garden of the Groves

The Garden of the Groves features exotic and native vegetation, ponds, and waterfalls as well as birds and butterflies. High up on the hill is a replica of Freeport's first chapel which Mr. Groves, the founder of Freeport, built in the Pineridge lumber camp. Take a meditative walk on the only Labyrinth in the... see more Bahamas and shop for authentic Bahamian merchandise in the quaint shopping village. Here you will find books, Androsia fabrics, coconut jewelry, an art gallery, and much more.

The Garden Cafe is a favorite destination for visitors and residents alike, overlooking the waterfalls, offering an excellent lunch and wonderful tropical drinks.

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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 retail shops, restaurants and bars, straw vendors, hair braiders and artisans. Plus, you can also see everything from Karaoke to a traditional Junkanoo show at Port Lucaya Square.


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.