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Families will love:

  • Port Lucaya Marketplace
  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Resorts with water sports

Don't be confused by Nassau's lure and government seat: the largest Bahama island is actually Grand Bahama Island. But wait! It gets even more confusing to those who haven't visited. Grand Bahama Island's main city is Freeport, which some think is the name of a different island. Nope! And while Freeport is the biggest city on the island, it is not the island's ... more
Don't be confused by Nassau's lure and government seat: the largest Bahama island is actually Grand Bahama Island. But wait! It gets even more confusing to those who haven't visited. Grand Bahama Island's main city is Freeport, which some think is the name of a different island. Nope! And while Freeport is the biggest city on the island, it is not the island's capital. That is actually West End, located, of course, on the island's West End.

Once the confusion ends, this is a quieter island than Nassau and Paradise Island. Here, you'll find hidden beach shacks serving lunch and drinks, hammocks swinging from palm trees and unspoiled views of the ocean. Although the island can get busy when cruises are in port, it's easy to escape the crowds.

Sadly, the island lost a few of its treasures during Hurricane Katrina, including the Perfume Factory and its International Bazaar straw market, but there is still plenty to enjoy on Grand Bahama Island.

Written by Lissa Poirot less

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