Introducing Grand Bahama
After years of playing second banana to bigger, more glamorous Nassau, Grand Bahama is finally coming into its own. If you’re looking for a laid-back, affordable getaway with a minimum of fuss, this is your place. The streets of Freeport, its main city, and Lucaya are clean and calm. Its golden beaches and aquamarine waters are rarely overcrowded, even in high season. All the amenities of a perfect vacation – dive shops, restaurants, pubs, boutiques – are at your fingertips within a few-block radius. No wonder Grand Bahama has become so popular with cruise-ship tourists and families on quick weekend breaks.
Outside the city, the 85-mile-long island is an unexplored playground of mangrove swamps, sea caves and sandy cays. There’s world-class diving and snorkeling, great kayaking and bonefishing. All this just a hop, skip and 55-mile jump from the US.