Destination guide

A slice of island living in Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama is everything you could want of a Caribbean getaway, just with a spicy dash of Bahamian flair thrown in for good measure. Sizzling fish fries and Calypso-Soca shindigs are common between the rum dives of Freeport. West End, on the far-flung tip of the island, is a veritable magnet for bone fishers, where conch shacks mingle with uber-stylish Grand Bahama vacation rentals above coral-studded bays. The resort town of Lucaya is perhaps the jewel in the crown though. That's got shimmering white-sand beaches and SCUBA outfitters aplenty, and access to the underwater caves of the Lucayan National Park.

Activities

Unwind on Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama vacation rentals in Lucaya often have doorstep access to powdery white sands and lapping Caribbean shores, meaning this is one darn fine place to go in search of rest and relaxation. To crank up the energy levels just a little, you could always join a SCUBA outfitter to get that PADI qualification while exploring the underwater coral reefs. Or, you could charter a yacht to sail between the cays and coves. Others will prefer fishing trips to West End, or shopping excursions down to the bazaars of Freeport.

Weather

Getting the most sun on Grand Bahama

Like much of the Caribbean region, Grand Bahama can get stormy when the humid summer months of June, July, August and September crank up the heat across the Atlantic Hurricane Belt. To catch the pristine beaches here at their most handsome, you should plan to book your Grand Bahama vacation rental for the fall, winter and spring. That means coming between November and May, when the peak periods bring the biggest crowds around Christmas and the college Spring Break.

Natural features

From corals to caves on Grand Bahama

Just 53 miles from the Florida coast, Grand Bahama marks the start of the Bahamian chain of islands. It's one of the largest in the archipelago, made from a patchwork of tropical mangrove swamps, glimmering white-sand beaches, and rocky inlets where the Caribbean Sea laps around shimmering coral reefs. Inland, you can discover the vine-dressed boulders and woods of the Lucayan National Park, which is also home to the colossal Lucayan Caverns _ thought to be one of the largest cave systems on the entire planet.

Where to stay around Grand Bahama?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 192 vacation rentals near Grand Bahama. From 35 Houses to 103 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Grand Bahama for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Grand Bahama?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Grand Bahama. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Caribbean: 35,465 vacation rentals
  • Abaco Islands: 495 vacation rentals
  • Freeport: 164 vacation rentals
  • Treasure Cay: 275 vacation rentals
  • Central Abaco: 54 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Grand Bahama! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Grand Bahama?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Grand Bahama are:

  • Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO): 166 vacation rentals
  • West End (WTD): 15 vacation rentals
  • Treasure Cay Airport (TCB): 277 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.