Grand Bahama

Port Lucaya on Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island welcomes you

“It’s better in the Bahamas” – and closer than you think.

Grand Bahama Island is just 55 miles from Florida. After a quick trip by water or air, you’ll be welcomed by friendly Bahamians (the friendliest people you’ll ever meet), dipping your toes into our clear blue waters and sipping cool cocktails.

Whether it’s relaxation or excitement you seek, Grand Bahama Island doesn’t disappoint. From shopping to history to explorations on land and sea, you’ll find it all here.

Established in 1955, Freeport is the popular resort center of Grand Bahama Island. A short drive by rental car or taxi, here you’ll find plentiful shopping, dining, entertainment and activities.

Grand Bahama Island quick facts

Location: The Bahamas
55 miles east of Florida (58 nautical miles)
Size: 96 miles long, 17 miles across at widest point
Language: English
Electricity: 60 cycles / 120 volts (same as US)
Currency: US currency is equal to the Bahamian dollar
Weather: 70 – 75 F Sept. – May; 80 – 85 June – Aug.

Please note a passport is needed for travel to the Bahamas.