Visiting Grand Bahama Island: The Softer Side of the Bahamas
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Visiting Grand Bahama Island: The Softer Side of the Bahamas Part 1

Visiting Grand Bahama Island - Pool View

Travel and accommodation provided by Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. All words and opinions are my own.

Visiting Grand Bahama Island: The Softer Side of the Bahamas

Close to the U.S. and rich with history and a colorful culture lies Grand Bahama Island. A wonderful international destination that offers both sun kissed beaches and adventure, visiting Grand Bahama Island is quite easy thanks to its close proximity to the United States. One of the great thing about the visiting Grand Bahama Island is that you don't need to learn a new language or exchange any money; you will however have to remember to drive on the left side of the road.

Visiting Grand Bahama Island - Map


Grand Bahama Island really is the undiscovered gem of the Bahamas Island chain. Here you will find everything from uncrowded beaches to pristine national parks with extensive underwater caves. This is the island of relaxation and adventure, and it it perfect for families and couples alike.

Visiting Grand Bahama Island - Marina

Laid Back

The pace of life is slow and laid back, and that vibe carries throughout the island. You will find no hustle and bustle, no endless traffic, and no crowds; just a carefree attitude that lets you know this is truly going to be an experience to remember. Stepping off the plane I instantly left my worries behind me. Honestly, when you are in paradise there is no reason to worry about life back home; the best plan is to fall into the laid back lifestyle and enjoy.

Visiting Grand Bahama Island - Count Basie Square

Island Adventure

Grand Bahama Island offers a ton for those looking for a bit of adventure. From Jeep tours to dolphin encounters, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, and more, you will find the island is perfect for both adventure and soaking up the rays on the beach. You can pack as much or as little into your days as you like, either way you are sure to have a fabulous time. It is this flexibility that makes visiting Grand Bahamas Island a must do bucket list item.

Visiting Grand Bahama Island - Shops

I spent a fabulous 4 days and 3 nights on the island, and I packed quite a bit into those days. Adventure found me constantly, and loved every minute of it. I took a Brewery tour, went on a jeep safari, swam with dolphins, and ate my weight in seafood. From sun up to well past sun down, I had an amazing time discovering and exploring Grand Bahama Island.

Visiting Grand Bahama Island - Hotel

The Grand Lucayan Resort

Upon arrival on the island I quickly passed through immigration and customs, making my way to the Grand Lucayan Resort. The resort, which sits near Port Lucaya and is just a few minutes from the airport, offers both ocean and canal view rooms. Trust me, pay to stay on the ocean side, the views are worth every penny. Sitting on the deck, watching the sun rise or set is an experience in itself. The resort features a large serpentine pool, pristine beach area, kids activities, world class spa, fitness center, restaurants, incredible views, and beautiful rooms. It's so nice that you never have to leave; unless of course you want to. Click the link below to read about each adventure….

To be continued…Part 2

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  1. We went to the Bahamas this time last year on a cruise! I would’ve loved to go again this year! The water there was gorgeous! I wish I had had my new camera for that trip!

  2. I would love to go back to the Bahamas sometime! We stopped during a cruise for our honeymoon, but that has been over 10 years ago.

  3. I love the Bahamas, it’s just such a beautiful place! I’ve only visited once when I wasn’t on a cruise, and can’t wait to go back. I’ll have to check out the Grand Lucayan!

  4. This looks like an amazing destination. I’ve never been to the Bahamams..but the hubby and I have our 10 year anniversary next month and we are looking to celebrate a little later with a trip!

  5. Jennifer

    Oh it’s so pretty there! That water looks so peaceful and warm 🙂

  6. Wow, it is so gorgeous and it sounds like there is so much to do!

  7. I went there when I was a senior in highschool and would love to go back for a few days with my family.

  8. I can see why the ocean side would be the way to go! Love the way you described the island’s vibe.

  9. we loved the bahamas. we did a three hour dolphin excursion that was the most amazing experience EVER

  10. This sounds like a fantastic area to visit, I’ve always wanted to visit the Bahamas!

  11. I’ve never been, but I was thinking that this would be a great quick trip for my birthday!! It looks so beaut

  12. I have always wanted to go to the Bahamas! I can’t wait to read the rest of the trip!

  13. This post is going to make a lot of people hop a plane to the Bahamas, everything is just so beautiful.

  14. Beautiful! We’ve been to Nassau, which is one of the more popular destinations!

  15. This is a destination near the top of my travel bucket list!

  16. Those are some fantastic pictures of the Bahamas! I wish I could go sometime. 🙂

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