Grand Bahama, Bahamas

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Grand Bahama, Bahamas

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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.

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.

Let Grand Bahama's beaches shine

Start with the Lucaya seashore and Lucaya Beach, where sugary sands offer some of the top sunbathing spots on the whole island. Once you're really into the slow pace of Caribbean life, perhaps you could don the boots and hit the underwater caves and hiking trails of the Lucayan National Park _ a wild image of the tropical Bahamas. The town of West End is an attraction in itself, especially if you're looking for world-class fishing spots, luxurious yacht clubs, bars, gaming rooms, and the like.

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.

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.