Only a 52 minute flight from Miami, Grand Bahamas Island generously offers all you expect from a tropical destination and much more. Grand Bahamas Island is more than just the excitement of Freeport/Lucaya, more than just casinos, all-inclusive hotels and world-class entertainment. Outside the city is an entire island filled with natural wonders, and incredible diversity of marine life. There are small towns that seem to sleep in time, and they hide a history unlike any other in the Caribbean.
Travel Facts about Grand Bahamas:
- Stroll endless miles of spectacular beaches, find your own secluded cove, dance the night away in cosmopolitan Freeport or escape civilization and explore one of the world’s largest underwater cave systems.
- The “discovery” of Grand Bahamas was a result of Ponce de Leon’s quest for the “Fountain of Youth” in 1513. Just a short vacation here will convince you that it has indeed been found.
- It is believed that the Spanish explorer described the areas around the Little Bahamas Bank as being “baja mar” (literally ‘shallow sea’). From this, the name, Gran Bajamar, or ‘Great Shallows,’ evolved. Those shallows concealed for years the oldest archaeological artifacts of the Lucayan Indians, dating to the 12th century.
- Trade winds give the Bahamas a warm, pleasant climate throughout the year. Temperatures average from 70°F during the winter, to 86°F in the summer.