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The Grand Bahama Island Experience

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Are you ready to set sail on a Grand Bahama Island adventure? With an island brimming with tropical white sand beaches, unique culture, and the luxuries of a world-class destination, it’s no surprise that Grand Bahama Island is a popular destination. Whether you’re planning to embark on a romantic getaway, a nature adventure, or create new exciting memories, we have the perfect vacation selections. World-class dining, exquisite entertainment, and comfy accommodations offer all the necessities for the ultimate Bahamas experience.

There are countless activities for everyone at Grand Bahama Island. With the world’s largest underwater cave systems, crisp blue water, three national parks, and a vast amount of upscale resorts; Grand Bahama Island truly has it all!


What Makes Grand Bahama Island Unique?

Loaded with history and appeal, Grand Bahama Island is the ultimate vacation destination. The island has three distinct locations— Freeport/Lucaya, East End, and West End. Each destination offers its own unique experience.

Why is Grand Bahama Island so great? There are countless parts that combine the magnificent culture found on the island, such as art, music, language, and people. The rich and unique culture is blended by traditions of the Bahamian people. The locals are exceptionally warm, friendly and inviting.


Explore Freeport

Freeport is the main and largest city of Grand Bahama Island. It is best known for its popular beaches, duty-free shopping, and the commercial ship harbor.

The vibrant modern city is located only 80 miles from the coast of Florida’s Palm Beaches. The metropolis has modern comforts such as Caribbean soul food and an impressive nightlife scene. The main attraction is Freeport’s tropical nature with miles of white-sand coastlines.

Our shore excursions allow travelers a multitude of attractions such as dolphin encounters, snorkel adventures, or simply just sightsee the marvelous areas of Freeport. Thrill seekers can spend the day on a jeep adventure or enjoy water sports such as parasailing, jet skiing, and kayaking. The options are endless.


Discover Lucaya

Lucaya is another popular tourist destination on the island. Most of the action can be found here. The suburb is in the city of Freeport and was created to accommodate the island’s rise in the tourism industry. In Lucaya, you’ll find many attractions such as the Lucayan National Park, Port Lucaya Marketplace, Lucayan Caves and the luxurious Grand Lucayan Hotel.

Lucaya also showcases colorful straw crafts and vibrant Bahamian music. Our Lucayan shore excursions allow travelers to go on an Inland Blue Hole Snorkel Adventure, sightseeing and shopping tours at Port Lucaya Marketplace, or simply spend a day basking in the sun at the beach.

Did you know?

The longest and largest underwater cave system in the world can be found in Lucayan National Park, on Grand Bahama Island.


Where to Stay

At Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, we offer cruise and resort stay packages with the top resorts in the Bahamas hospitality industry. Our luxury resort and hotel partners will make sure your stay is comfy and blissful.

Here are some popular Places to stay on Grand Bahama Island….

Grand Lucayan
The stunning beach resort is located at the heart of the Port Lucayan region. With nearby attractions and shopping destinations such as the Port Lucayan Marketplace, the Grand Lucayan offers a relaxing and fun experience. At the beautiful resort, you will have an all-inclusive access to a private beach, a sparkling infinity pool, and bars and grills.

What’s included in the package?
• All Meals: the Grand Lucayan offers an extensive selection of dining options and bars. With 7 distinct restaurants, you can indulge in a wide variety of cuisines, such as Italian fare at the Portobello’s restaurant, to the Waves Bar and Grill offering authentic Caribbean specialties.
• Unlimited Drinks, Cocktails & Wine
• Entertainment such as a weekly beach barbecue event and fish fry
• Unlimited Golf (cart and club rental fees apply)
• Spa & Fitness Center
• Beautiful Beach, Watersports & Pools


Wyndham Viva Fortuna
The breathtaking all-inclusive beach resort is located in Freeport. The luxury resort offers cozy accommodations, fun activities, and a beautiful private beach.

What’s included in the package?
• All Meals at four (4) unique restaurants at the resort
• Unlimited Drinks, Cocktails & Wine
• Sports, Activities & Classes, such as Trapeze Lessons and Snorkeling
• Poolside Grill
• Children’s Pool
• Kids’ Clubs
• Fitness Center
• Full Access to the private beach

Pelican Bay

Nestled on the port side of Lucaya, the Pelican Bay Hotel is a colorful tropical oasis in the heart of Grand Bahama Island. The hotel is brimming with big spacious waterside rooms, refreshing pools, and activities for the whole family.

The Pelican Bay is situated very close to local attractions, such as the Port Lucaya Marketplace, Treasure Bay Casino, Garden of the Groves, and the Lucayan National Park.

What’s included in the package?
• Spacious Waterside Rooms
• Three (3) swimming pools
• Restaurant and Bar (meals not included)
• Outdoor activities
• On-site Spa
• Easy access to nearby shopping, nightclubs, casino, and golfing
• Free water taxis to Taino Beach


Things to Do

At Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, we offer a wide selection of fun and exciting shore excursions during your trip to Grand Bahama Island. We have numerous excursions to choose from; the options are endless. Spend an entire day at the white sandy beaches, swim with dolphins, or dive into the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Explore the mysteries of the land and sea with our magnificent shore excursions.

Among our wide-ranging list of enjoyable excursions, the most popular activities that our guest rave about are…

1. Dolphin Swim
The most popular excursion we offer is the Dolphin Swim experience. Play and swim with the most lovable creatures in the sea. During the two-hour long excursion, you will have the opportunity to get up close and swim with dolphins. The excursion is hosted by UNEXSO (Underwater Explorer Society) which has been in business for over 30 years.


2. Jeep Adventure

Go on a tropical Jeep adventure at the Lucayan National Park. Discover breathtaking landscapes and wild animals on the day long quest. The guided tour will explore the history of the destination, the Lucayan Indians, and the founders of Freeport.

3. Day at Viva Wyndham Resort

Spend a fun-filled and relaxing day at the luxurious Viva Wyndham Resort. The popular all-inclusive day long excursion comes fully loaded with lunch and unlimited drinks and cocktails. Choose between water-based activities, such as sail boating and beach volleyball; or land-based activities such as archery, tennis, bicycling, and trapeze lessons.

For a complete list of our excursions and to learn more details and pricing information, click here.


Book Your Next Cruise Today

We totally agree that “It’s better in the Bahamas!” Boasting with the clearest waters in the Caribbean, rich history and culture, Grand Bahama Island is an experience that will be memorable for years.

After you embark on our MS Grand Celebration cruise to this tropical paradise, you will too discover why it’s better in the Bahamas. Call us today at 800-995-3201 to book your next cruise. Happy Sailings!