What Makes Grand Bahama Island Unique
Grand Bahama is the northernmost of the islands of the Bahamas, and the closest major island to the Unites States, lying just 80 miles. It is the fourth largest island in the Bahamas island chain of approximately 700 islands and 2,400 cays. The island is 530 square miles, 96 miles long from east to west and 17 miles at its widest point. The official language is British. Grand Bahama Island is the picture-perfect place for an unforgettable vacation. Families can go for swimming with dolphins, couples can treat themselves to a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean, and friends can try their luck at the casino during a weekend getaway. No matter who you are or where you come from, you’ll love our island spirit and culture—especially during our annual festivals and local events—and the variety of sports and water activities available. Try one of our many eco-adventures or check out local shopping districts for great deals on duty-free merchandise. There truly is something for everyone on Grand Bahama Island! The island is full of history and charm and is a complete vacation destination for those looking for a quieter vacation. Some of the islands settlements such as Pinder’s Point, Russell Town, Smith’s Point and William’s Town are names after the formal families who founded them. Today these settlements serve as cultural hot spots for visitors. There are three distinct destinations on Grand Bahama – East End with its beautiful beaches, HideawayBamamas Beach Club is located in Bassett Cove at Bevans Town with safe and tranquil swimming, snorkel, fishing or walk the beaches for miles. High Rock is close by and has two beach bars and 18 miles from Freeport/Port Lucaya the city and tourist area, and West End – each offering their own experience. Feel free to tour the islands three national parks, homes to a large number of native birds like the Bahama yellowthroat. And of course, no Bahamian island would be complete without miles of beautiful beaches- found on the south side of Grand Bahama Island right where Hideawaybahamas is located.