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.

Things to do

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.


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.


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.

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:

  • Treasure Cay: 279 vacation rentals
  • Freeport: 170 vacation rentals
  • Bahamas Terrace: 35 vacation rentals
  • Central Abaco: 53 vacation rentals
  • Bahama Reef: 79 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.

What are the main cities to discover in Grand Bahama?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Grand Bahama:

  • Freeport: 170 rentals
  • Treasure Cay: 277 rentals
  • High Rock: 18 rentals
  • Turtle Rocks: 231 rentals
  • Deadman's Reef: 16 rentals

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

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:

  • Treasure Cay Airport (TCB): 280 vacation rentals
  • West End (WTD): 16 vacation rentals
  • Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO): 176 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Grand Bahama?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Grand Bahama. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Port Lucaya Marketplace: 172 rentals
  • Port Lucayan Marina: 173 rentals
  • Gillam Bay: 285 rentals
  • Treasure Reef: 172 rentals
  • Treasure Cay Golf Course: 346 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Grand Bahama listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.