The Bahamas ~
Prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime when you arrive in the Bahamas aboard the Bahamas Celebration!
After enjoying your overnight cruise through the deep blue waters of the southern Atlantic Ocean, you'll awake to the beat of island music and steel drums in the beautiful destination that is the Bahamas.
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Grand Bahama Island was chosen as one of the best Caribbean Destinations in the 2008 Travelers' Choice® Destinations Awards! This beautiful island earned its distinction as one of the world's top vacation spots to visit due to its impressive combination of historical and cultural elements, entertaining modern attractions, and amazing ecological wonders such as its fifty-two mile stretch of pristine white-sand beaches. The warm welcome you’ll receive from its people is just extra insurance that you’ll return again and again.
Grand Bahama offers water activities for travelers of all ages. The Island's reputation as a diver's paradise comes from the endless azure portals and unique coral gardens in the reefs that you can really appreciate in the crystal clear waters. Not certified? Then snorkel the shallow reefs and view the island’s distinctive coral reef formations and beautifully colored indigenous fish that make the crystal-clear, often-shallow water, remarkably rewarding for snorkelers. We recommend you experience the incredible marine life with one of the area’s professionally trained dive staff. Most tours have equipment for you to rent, but you are always welcome to bring your own.
If you want to stay above the water, strap yourself in and get ready to hook onto a marlin, sailfish, blue and yellow fin tuna, or barracuda-to name a few. One of the world's best game fish – the bonefish – not only likes the waters of Grand Bahama Island, but is more at home here than anywhere else in the world. The flats off Deep Water Cay are praised year after year by fishing writers from around the globe. This is certainly one of the world's premier sport fishing destinations!
Pack up the kids and bring them with you. Grand Bahama Island offers both indoor activities and fun in the sun for all age groups. From kayaking to family bowling, you’ll find plenty of ways to bond with your family while visiting here. And, no activity is better suited for family bonding than simply building magnificent sandcastles together on a secluded beach.
World renowned for its unspoiled beaches, on Grand Bahama Island you’ll generally find two kinds, the "activity beach” and the “secluded beach,” each captivating for its own reasons.
Fortune Beach, named for a shipwreck discovered there with goods worth over $2 million, is a quiet stretch of beach, five miles from the Port Lucaya Marketplace.
Gold Rock Beach
Part of the Lucayan National Park, this secluded beach is a must-see during low tide. Across the road are the Lucayan Caverns, the world's longest underground surveyed cave system.
Across from the Port Lucaya Hotel, this popular tourist beach has just about every water-sport activity, from snorkeling to parasailing, but is also great just for a stroll down the beach.
Mather Town Beach
Mather Town Beach is about three miles from Port Lucaya. With limited water activities, it is a great beach for swimming, eating, drinking and hanging out with the locals.
Paradise Cove Beach
Fifteen miles from the International Bazaar in Freeport, Paradise Cove is tucked away on the southwestern shore of the island. This quiet, secluded beach offers great places for snorkeling as well as beach volleyball. There’s also direct access to Deadman's Reef, which has myriad of marine life.
Smith's Point Beach
Famous for its Wednesday night fish fry, Smith’s Point Beach is found, adjacent to Taino Beach in Lucaya.
With limited water activity and a small playground, Taino Beach is ideal for families with children. During holidays the beach is the site of many local cook-outs. The annual Junkanoo Festival is also held there.
William's Town Beach
In the center of the William's Town settlement lies William’s Town Beach. Water activities, such as banana boats, jet skis and snorkeling, can be found on the eastern side of the beach.