Grand Bahama Island is the fourth largest island and second most popular tourist destination in the Bahamas. Located less than 70 miles from the coast of Florida, the island is 539 square miles in size and features
long stretches of secluded beachfront, wildlife habitats, tropical gardens
, charming neighbourhoods and plenty to see and do.Some highlights include:Port Lucaya Marketplace
Port Lucaya Marketplace is a vibrant, open-air shopping and entertainment hub
set on a five-acre peninsula overlooking the waterfront
. Whatever you are looking for on your trip to Grand Bahama Island, you are likely to discover it here amid the collection of booths, specialty venues and stallsUNEXSO
Underwater Explorers Society offers adventure travellers and eco-tourists a variety of diving excursions including dolphin encounters and exciting shark feeding dives
. Take advantage of the clear waters and prolific sea life of Grand Bahama Island with snorkelling and diving.
Explore numerous wrecks, natural coral formations and underwater caves to, each richly populated by brilliantly coloured, exotic parrot fish, various types of angel fish, stingrays and manta rays. More than 15 designated dive sites await you
in Grand Bahama Islands, from shallow explorations to deep water dives of 100 feet. UNEXSO also schedules a variety of dolphin experiences.Parks and Nature Centres
At Lucayan National Park, located 25 miles east of Freeport, you can see all six of the island's ecosystems in a single location. This 40-acre nature zone
is filled with thousands of pine trees, mangroves, ferns, and dozens of rare flower species, including orchids.
Lucayan National Park is home to spectacular Gold Rock Beach as well as one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world, a seven mile network of limestone tunnels
formed during the ice age. Cave tours are available, and diving is allowed in specified areas with special permission from UNEXSO.