Located about 50 miles off the coast of Florida are the Grand Bahama Islands. The Grand Bahama Islands feature gorgeous white sand beaches and the popular tourist towns of Lucaya and Freeport Bahamas. Tourists staying in the Grand Bahama Islands will have golfing, dolphin swims, boating, diving, eco-tours and more to choose from when planning their vacation. The Grand Bahamas are the second most popular tourist destination in the Bahamas (after Nassau), and thanks to its growing popularity looks to retain that popularity.
One of the most popular ways to enjoy the Grand Bahamas is through golfing. Golfing in the Grand Bahamas is one the great experiences for any serious golfer. Some of the most beautiful and most difficult golf courses in the world are located on Grand Bahama Island. All-inclusive Grand Bahama Island packages just for golfers are offered by every resort with a golf course on their grounds, and even by many that don't. All-inclusive Grand Bahama Island packages for golfing will include a preset number of rounds of golf in addition to meals and hotel accommodation. For anyone who plans to play more then one or two games, an all-inclusive Grand Bahama Island package is a great deal.
Many travelers also take Grand Bahamas vacations to take advantage of the great diving and snorkeling available there. Diving sites in the Grand Bahamas include Theo's Wreck, Treasure Reef, the Caves and the Wall. All of the sites attract an incredible amount of marine life, including tropical fish and marine life. You will be able to book a diving or snorkeling trip through the hotel staff once you arrive, or you can always plan ahead when planning your Grand Bahamas vacations. You can also take advantage of boat rental, fishing tours, and horseback riding trips when you plan your vacation.
For nature lovers and anyone who wants to take a look at a tropical forest, head to Lucayan National Park. Located near Lucaya, Lucayan National Park will cost $3 to enter and is open 7 days a week from 9am to 4pm. The park covers more then 40 acres and is filled with unique tropical flora and fauna. One of the nicest beaches on the island is also located at the park, as is the world's largest underground freshwater cave system. You can snorkel in the ocean and see a myriad of wonderful sea life. The Parrot Jungle's Garden of the Grove and the Rand Nature Center are also great options for nature seekers.
For dining and shopping on Grand Bahama vacations you will likely want to head for Freeport. A combination of high end shops and local boutiques round out the Freeport shopping experience. A long list of great local restaurants is also found in Freeport and Lucaya with meals to fit every budget. Getting around on the island is simple. If you plan to stay in the Freeport/Lucaya area, you won't need to rent a car. If you do plan to explore the lesser known haunts, you might consider renting your own car for a day or the length of your vacation.