Aside from New Providence, Grand Bahama
has the most well developed tourism infrastructure in the
Bahamas. Driven by tourism, lumber, shipping and other commercial
endeavors, development has left the island with a quality
road system and many canals and marinas that support the
high level of service and easy access visitors have come
to expect. In Freeport and Port Lucaya, casinos, large hotels,
busy beaches, fancy restaurants and excellent shopping are
accented by unique local bars, intimate restaurants and
a Bahamian sense of fun.
A mecca for all kinds of watersports,
Grand Bahama is also home to some of the countrys
premier dive operations, which offer world class shark diving
and dolphin encounters. There are shallow reefs around Freeport
that are rich with fish life and Theos Wreck is off
Grand Bahama. The largest in the country, it is also considered
one of the best wreck dives available.
Topside, a road trip to the east
end, will take visitors through local communities, and the
Bahamas Natural Trust parks. These parks are responsible
for preserving both the natural environment and the local
culture of Grand Bahama.