Romantic Grand Bahama Vacations
Grand Bahama vacations: Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas was chosen as a best Caribbean Destination by TripAdvisor in the 2008 Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards. In its inaugural year, the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards honor the world’s top destinations, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers.
With its impressive combination of ecological wonders and man made attractions, Grand Bahama vacations offers something for everyone. Grand Bahama Island is home to the resort areas of Freeport and Lucaya, the Port Lucaya Marketplace, hotels, resorts and inns, golf courses, marinas, and a collection of eclectic restaurants. Golf, tennis, water sports and duty-free shopping are popular and plentiful.
Bahama Vacations Romantic Highlights:
Robinson Crusoe Snorkeling Cruise: Sail through the clearest waters in the world to remote islands where you will spend the day relaxing on the sun-drenched beach, snorkeling over coral reefs, or exploring the island's winding paths and tidal pools just like a castaway. Lunch is provided for you to eat, drink, and make merry with unlimited wine, after which you may want to stretch out in a hammock under a palm.
Cruise out to a secluded Bahamas private beach for a BBQ lunch and spend the afternoon snorkeling or simply relaxing in the sun as you enjoy unlimited rum punch. The party continues with the opportunity to put on your dancing shoes as you cruise back to shore.
The cruise takes you in air-conditioned comfort to a shallow reef where you' ll spend 90 minutes snorkeling in the turquoise sea. All snorkel equipment is provided and if you're a novice, instruction can be provided by your expert guide.
Next, you'll cruise to a secluded private beach for a BBQ buffet lunch.
After lunch, you can spend the afternoon at your leisure. Play beach volleyball or other organized games, go for another snorkel or just relax in the sun on the white, sandy beach.
Throughout the day, you'll be served unlimited Bahama Mama rum punch. On the cruise home, you'll have the opportunity to dance up a storm as you head back to shore!
Bahama Vacations Romantic Things To Do
Performing Arts - Freeport Players' Guild and Grand Bahama Players, both non-profit organizations, stage cultural productions at the Regency Theatre throughout the year.
Lucayan National Park - is the crown jewel of the 3 national parks on Grand Bahama. This 16-hectare (40-acre) park is the only place in the Bahamas where you can see all six of the island's ecosystems.
In the north of the park, trails lead onto a limestone plateau riddled with caves that open to the longest underwater cave system in the world (access is seasonal as the caves are also used for bat conservation).
You can walk along the boardwalks that wind through a mangrove swamp over picturesque wooden bridge to the beautiful Gold Rock Beach. There you can have a picnic on one of the benches or soak up the sun at one of the most scenic location fringed by soporific dunes.
East End Adventure leads trekkers along pristine beaches and into Lucayan National Park in a jeep. A visit to an inland blue hole-the Bahamas' natural phenomenon that mimics a body of water but is simply sunshine on limestone-is also part of the jaunt.
The Rand Nature Centre features flamingoes and tropical songbirds.
The 100-acre sanctuary was the first education nature center to be established in The Islands of The Bahamas and is by far Grand Bahama's most accessible nature park.
Port Lucaya Marketplace - This 12-acre picturesque waterfront complex comprises island style clapboard structures and paved brick pathways. It is home retail shops, restaurants, artisans, hair braiders and straw venders. You can also find many water sport companies.
Peterson Cay National Park - a small island surrounded by reefs located 1 mile off the south shore, is the perfect getaway for a day trip / picnic.
Check out the world's third longest barrier reef on a scuba diving or snorkel tour. At UNEXSO (Underwater Explorers Society) you can take the plunge after three hours' instruction.
UNEXSO Dive Center
Royal Palm Way
Phone: +1 (242) 373-1244
(Make reservations from the US or Canada: 800-992-DIVE).
UNEXSO provides activities for both experienced and non-experienced SCUBA divers. They also offer different kinds of "swim with the dolphins" experiences as well. Some activities require a 1 day advanced registration.
Bahama vacations - Romantic Restaurants:
China Beach, authentic Asian cuisine.
Ferry House, eclectic gourmet menu and superb food Jacket, tie and reservation recommended.
Luciano's, for those with refined tastes and expectations. Jacket and tie recommended.
Bahama vacations romantic hotels and resorts:
A full-service beach resort complex on Grand Bahama Island only 55 miles off the coast of south Florida, Our Lucaya is a big, bustling, exciting place where couples can wed on the beach. Among the hotels on site, the Westin is the one we recommend most.
Old Bahama Bay
Grand Bahama Island; tel. 800/444-9469 www.oldbahamabay.com
Perfect for honeymooners seeking a hideaway in a boutique-style hotel with cottages adjacent to a marina. The casinos, entertainment, shopping, and dining of Freeport/Lucaya are 40km (25 miles) away, so it's ideal for quiet luxury, solitude, and romance.
Wyndham Viva Fortuna Beach Resort
Churchill Drive & Doubloon Road. Phone: +1 (242) 373-4000.
Grand Bahama's only truly all-inclusive resort located on the south coast of Grand Bahama Island. Nestled on 23 acres of prime beachfront property with 1,200 feet of white sandy beaches at your fingertips.
Pelican Bay Hotel
Seahorse Road, Port Lucaya, Phone: +1 (800) 852-3702.
The Pelican Bay Hotel is in Port Lucaya, 5 miles from Freeport. The hotel is next to the Port Lucaya Marketplace and the UNEXSO facility and the resort juts into Bell Channel Bay overlooking two marinas.
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