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Grand Bahama Overview
Whether you want luxury resorts where you’re waited on hand and foot or a charming small town escape, Grand Bahama has you covered. Not only that, but Grand Bahama boasts plenty for you to do. You can explore one of the world’s largest underwater cave systems, hike through three national parks or visit the friendy dolphins at the UNEXSO dolphin/diving marina. Not that you have to stay outdoors to enjoy Grand Bahama. Its many luxurious resorts, shopping options and activities give you the best of both worlds. Do it all and see it all in one of the most complete vacation destinations you can find in the Bahamas.
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Mapping Out the Bahamas
With over 700 islands and 2,000 cays sprinkled across the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, the Bahamas can be kind of confusing without a guide. Lucky for you, we've got you covered.
The most popular islands you've probably heard of are New Providence, home to Nassau and Paradise Island, and Grand Bahama Island.
However, there are numerous other small islands that make up the Bahamas, and they're typically known as the Out Islands. These beautiful, more pristine islands are true gems in the Caribbean. The most popular tourist region in the Out Islands is the Abacos. But whether you stay on the mainlands or adventure to the Out Islands, you'll love every minute in the Bahamas.
Horseback Riding by the Beach
Ever dreamed of riding a seahorse? Okay, maybe you can’t do that here, but you can ride a horse by the sea!
If you're craving both an exciting and family-friendly eco-tour in Grand Bahama, then horseback riding by the beach is perfect for you. It's a great bonding activity for families and a romantic experience for couples.
Ride along the gorgeous, powdery white-sand and even splash a little in the crystal water as your well-trained horse gently plunges into the turquoise sea for a land-and-sea adventure.
Boogie Down at Count Basie Square
Hang out with the locals and listen to live music while strolling past restaurants, perusing trinket shops and hopping the bars in this happening square.
Named after the famous jazz entertainer, Count Basie Square is an open-air gathering area constantly buzzing with activity like limbo dancing and festivals.
You'll boogie down to tropical beats played by local bands and clap your hands to calypso. This is the place you want to be for a real Bahamian experience.
Port Lucaya Marketplace
What’s a vacation without a little shopping? Stroll through one of the Caribbean’s largest straw markets and get your shop on!
Get your hair braided, or try your hand at bargaining with street vendors to find a special treasure to take home. You'll get to browse over 80 specialty stores housed in the pastel-colored buildings of this 12-acre shopping complex. When you get hungry, there are also outdoor and indoor bars, cafes and restaurants.
Take home some hand-crafted Bahamian-made jewelry, woodcarvings, or native handicrafts. Or just take home the memories of a great day by the water.
Fishing Enthusiasts, Flock Here
Sail out into those sparkling clear waters and cast your line into the open blue sea. Strap yourself in and get ready to reel in incredible fish like Marlin, Barracuda, Yellowfin Tuna and more!
Grand Bahama Island is considered one of the premier destinations in the world for sport fishing. In fact, fishing enthusiasts worldwide flock to the island every year to go for the gold in annual competitions and catch the big one in seasonal fishing expeditions.
Whether you want to go deep-sea fishing, fly-fishing, or reef fishing, you can do it here.
Have it Your Way at UNEXSO
Dolphins or sharks? Day dive or night dive? Whatever you prefer, UNEXSO offers all of these water experiences and more.
You'll love it here because there are different activity levels for everyone, from complete beginner to seasoned pro. Plus, these water adventures put an emphasis on conservation.
For example, you can swim and interact with the dolphins in their open-ocean environment instead of in a pool.
The only trouble you’ll have here is deciding which activity you want to do first.
Grand Bahama Quick Facts
120 volts AC; American appliances are fully compatible
All U.S. citizens must have a valid passport when traveling to and from the Bahamas.
Water is safe for drinking
Eastern Standard Time (UTC/GMT -4 hours)
December to May