Grand Bahama Luxury Yachting Guide

The northernmost of the islands of the Bahamas, and the closest to the United States, Grand Bahama is teeming with history and charm. The island is divided into three distinct parts on – East End, Freeport/Lucaya and West End – each offering their own unique flavour.

 Some of the island’s settlements, such as Pinder’s Point, Russell Town and William’s Town, are named after the former families who founded them and today these settlements serve as cultural hot spots for visitors.

The commercial and tourism hub of the island is Freeport, a modern city close to the international airport and seaport, and within an easy walk of serene resort areas. Located 25 from downtown Freeport is Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour, one of the Bahamas’ premier beach resorts and marina communities. Its high quality marina boasts 72 slips and can accommodate vessels up to 36 metres, helping make the island a popular spot for yachting visitors.

The island is also a true sportsman’s paradise, with its main cities of Freeport and Lucaya offering a multitude of exciting outdoor activities. Championship golf, tennis, diving of all kinds and sport-fishing are all on offer here. The eastern coast of Grand Bahama plays host to long stretches of beautiful, deserted beach and alluring underwater caves as yet mysteriously unexplored, while visitors can shop at the lively International Bazaar, swim with the friendly coastal dolphin families or walk among wild flamingos.

For those keen to be at one with nature, the island boasts three national parks, two of which are home to a large numbers of native birds, while visitors are also able to experience a truly authentic Bahamian experience, by visiting local fish fries at Smiths Point, nocturnal cultural event at Count Basie Square and seasonal Junkanoo performances.

Stunning all-year-round sub-tropical weather offers the perfect environment for championship golf courses, while the island's nightlife, with the glittering Treasure Bay Casino as its flagship attraction, presents excellent choices for casual or elegant dining, buzzing bars and lounges, dancing, music and myriad other entertainment.