A true nature lover’s paradise, Grand Bahama Island is home to three national parks. One encompasses all of Peterson Cay, but the star is Lucayan National Park, the only place in The Bahamas where you can see all six of the country’s ecosystems. The second highest number of The Bahamas’ endemic bird species are found here, in addition to numerous migrating and specialty birds. You'll see many of them at the Rand Nature Center National Park, which is also home to numerous Bahamian plants that early inhabitants used in their daily lives. The Uniola, a springy grass, was stuffing for mattresses; the sharp-pointed agave leaves served as needles and thread; and love vine was a powerful aphrodisiac. Get up close to the island’s natural wonders as you kayak through mangroves, go horseback riding through the pine forest, or trekking on nature trails.