Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island: The Hong Kong of the Americas

Where Nassau is a blend of the old and new, Freeport/Lucaya is a modernistic planned city, and is situated on the Island of Grand Bahama.

Grand Bahama Island is the second most popular tourist destination in the Bahamas. Here you will find long stretches of deserted clean-white beaches, inviting hotels, one major casino, night-time entertainment and world-class scuba diving facilities and land and sea sports.

Freeport is the resort center of the Island where much action can be found. On the eastern and western ends of the Island are serene and quaint settings and finding a hide-away spot is relatively easy. Shopping is also a feature as one can stroll through Port Lucaya Marketplace and discover duty-free treasures from around the world.

Like New Providence, the larger Grand Bahama boasts (more) miles of pearly white beaches, and luxurious hotels. Unlike Nassau, the less populated outskirts of Grand Bahama supply more serene and tranquil surroundings (read deserted beaches) popular amongst those who desire private hideaway spots reminiscent of the Family Islands. According to a census taken in 1990 stated that there are 40,898 persons living in Grand Bahama, of which 12% were non-Bahamians, and 88% were Bahamian.

For those into nature, Grand Bahama is also home to one of the oldest underwater cave systems in the world, situated at the Lucayan National Park. Whether your looking for modern luxury or want to get away from civilization, Grand Bahama offers the best of both worlds.

 

Recommended Grand Bahama Links

Air Cargo & Charters
GPS Bahamas

Architects
Charles Moss Architects

Bars
Sabor
Margarita Villa Sand Bar
Tony Macaroni

Breweries
Bahamian Brewery & Beverage

Construction
Waugh Construction

Car Rentals
K.S.R. Rent-A-Car

Ship Repair/Services
Grand Bahama Shipyard
Freeport Ship Services

Diving
Caribbean Divers

Food/Grocers
Butler’s Specialty Foods
Butler’s Food WorldLaw
Sean B Callender & Co.Homes for Sale
Cape Hope Bahamas
Fountainhead Bahamas

Photography
Mark Da Cunha Photography

Restaurants
Sabor
Margarita Villa Sand Bar
Upstairs Restaurant

Resorts & Hotels
Bell Channel Inn Hotel

Sports
Freeport Rugby Football
YMCAShelters – Animals
GB Humane SocietyTennis
Bahamas Tennis
Gully Bowe Tennis Center
Williams Tennis

Watersports
Superior Watersports
Go Fast Powerboat

Orphanage
GB Children’s Home