Grand Bahama Island Attractions
Grand Bahama Island is 96mi/150km long west to east and 17mi/27km across at its widest north to south point. The island is split in two by the Grand Lucayan Waterway with most settlement being on the west end and more nature being found on the east end. The Grand Bahama Highway runs from end to end.The island is high in scrub and pine forests, one of the reasons English settlers first came to the island. It is noted for its good beaches on the south coast and mangrove swamps along the north.
West End, Bahamas
The drive from Freeport to the settlement of West End is 27mi/43km in each direction. There is a single road to follow out and back, but the locals do this as a regular outing since the town is known for its conch fritters. Being the nearest point in the Bahamas to Florida, West End was a rum running town during American prohibition. Today its old quays sprout small eateries and the beach is piled high with thousands of conch shells.West End is the location of the Old Bahama Bay Resort and Marina (formerly Jack Tar Resort) which is adding gated luxury units and is restoring an airstrip to service. The location is those who want to relax in seclusion and not do partake of much city life.West End Point boasts underwater caves good for scuba diving, beaches and a bird sanctuary.
Old Bahama Bay Resort and Marina
The Old Bahama Bay Resort and Marina (formerly Jack Tar Resort) is a gated complex which is adding additional luxury units for sale. The offers spa facilities althought most people come here to relax on the beach or around the pool. The location is for those who want to relax in seclusion and not partake of much city life.
Grand Bahama Nature Tours
Grand Bahama Nature Tours offers a variety of outdoor activities. Some of the options include kayaking nature tours through Lucayan National Park, snorkeling tours, biking, jeep tours, or bird watching tours. Although times vary most tours are 4 to 6 hours in length. All tours are guided.Grand Bahama Nature Tours also offers pick up and drop off from most hotels.
Port of Freeport
Grand Bahamas Adventure Activities
Various companies run sportive activities. The best known are horseback riding through the surf, nature-based kayaking through Lucayan National Park and other locations, deep-sea fishing, glass-bottom boat tours, various snorkel and scuba trips.
Grand Bahamas Golf
Grand Bahama has numerous golf courses for visitors to take advantage of. Two of the better known courses are the Reef Course and the Lucayan Course.