You’ll certainly enjoy visiting the contrasting landscape of my island: a vibrant modern city flanked by sleepy little towns.
Full of history and charm, Grand Bahama Island is a complete vacation destination. Some of the island’s settlements, such as Pinder’s Point, Russell Town, Smith's Point and William’s Town, are named after the former families who founded them. Today, these settlements serve as cultural hot spots for visitors. There are three distinct destinations on Grand Bahama Island—East End, Freeport/Lucaya and West End—each offering their own unique experience. And if you’re looking to tour some natural surroundings, feel free to explore the island’s three national parks, two of which are home to a large number of native birds. And, of course, no Bahamian island would be complete without miles of beautiful beaches—found on the south side of Grand Bahama Island.
Of all the 700 islands and cays that make up The Islands Of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island hosts the second-highest number of native bird species. You can see 18 of the 28 species of Bahamian birds that are not seen in the USA, Canada or Europe.
Dive beneath the surface to explore a cavernous world that's one of the biggest and among the most environmentally distinct. The cave system is accessible from both land and sea, with permission to dive required in some areas.
This National Park comprises 100 acres of natural beauty in the heart of Freeport. A 2,000-foot trail winds through coppice and pine forest. The birder's paradise is home to a variety of species that can be seen year-round, with peak season from October to May.
Just one mile off the southern shore, this 1½ acre island is one of the smallest National Parks in The Bahamas. Park area includes the cay and the surrounding one-quarter mile of marine environment.