As travel season kicks into full swing, travelers are undoubtedly excited to return to their favorite destinations and explore new ones. Now is the best time to begin planning a summer excursion, as we become comfortable with public places at home and abroad.
There are many world-class destinations around the globe ready to welcome visitors! One such locale is the tropical paradise of Grand Bahama Island. Part of the collection of islands that make up the Bahamas, Grand Bahama is among the most renowned. It is the third-biggest by size and second-largest by population. It’s known for its world-class resorts and seemingly endless white-sand beaches.
This offshore destination has all the amenities and activities you’d expect from a location with a reputation as a global travel hotspot. It is accessible by both plane and boat. At this point, it’s probably not hard to imagine the tropical horizon coming into full view as you arrive in Grand Bahama Island’s largest city, Freeport. But what will you do when you get there?
Start here to discover some of the best the island has to offer:
The excitement this island offers extends beyond its shores and under the glistening turquoise waters. Dive into the blue unknown where you’ll encounter reefs and marine wildlife in their own habitat! Take advantage of guided snorkeling tours or rent gear and head out on your own. With many snorkeling excursions to choose from, you can explore every submerged corner of the island and swim with tropical fish, sea turtles and dolphins!
Garden of the Groves
You can start immersing yourself in everything the Bahamas has to offer as soon as you arrive, with a short jaunt to the Garden of the Groves, an illustrious nature preserve 10 miles from the international airport and just six miles from the Port Lucaya Marina. Garden of the Groves is a stunning 12-acre garden containing lush flora and exotic fauna. It’s the perfect location to snap some pictures and get some exercise. This tourist attraction is also very popular with the locals and is a favorite place to hold events and celebrations.
Swimming with Dolphins
Another truly unique experience to be had on Grand Bahama Island is enjoying the company of dolphins, who are known for their approachable and playful nature. For the more adventurous, you can enjoy an excursion with them just offshore in their own habitat. For a more family-friendly dolphin encounter, enjoy their company in a marine enclosure shallow enough to stand in where you can interact with a trainer on hand.
Resort Day Passes
While Grand Bahama’s natural settings make for many exciting excursions, some of the best relaxation can be found on resort properties. Luckily, many of these can be enjoyed by non-overnight guests using day passes for themselves and their families. Activities are available for kids as well as adults and include tennis, bicycling and even archery! You can also take advantage of exclusive private beaches only available to resort guests with amenities like bars and restaurants nearby.