At only 50 miles from the coast of Florida, the island of Grand Bahama is a real paradise for those who like shopping, casinos, golf, watersports, partying, or just relaxing. The towns of Freeport and Lucaya do not have the colonial charm of Nassau, however, the back country and Eastern coast - that are almost intact - will charm you with their tranquility. Their beaches, immaculate and interminable (like Gold Rock or Pelican Point), are interrupted here and there by grottos (Rocky Creek) or villages of conch fishers (McLeans Town). There are pleasant beaches and small villages with pastel coloured houses to the west of Freeport Harbour. The island's major stretch of sand is on the Eastern coast.
This quiet beach is known for being a particularly good spot for snorkelling.© Corbis / age fotostock
You can get right up close to the dolphins between May and July.© Stephen Frink
Lucayan National Park is located at the tip of Grand Bahama island.© Image Source / age fotostock