If your perfect vacation day includes soaking up the sun, playing in the sand, or swimming in the ocean, then our Grand Bahama Island guide is just what you need. Of all the islands in the Bahamas, Grand Bahama is known for its long stretches of soft, white sand and crystal clear waters - perfect for leaving your worries on the mainland. Swaying coconut trees, shallow sand bars, and perfect temperatures make it a beach bum's dream come true.
A number of beaches can be found nearby the Port Lucaya Marketplace, and our editors suggest renting a car or scooters to be able to easily access them - just remember to stay on the left side of the road! A number of beach bars and restaurants are located right in the sand when you need a break, like Tony Macaronis on Taino Beach or Banana Bay on Fortune Beach.
Our 10Best list highlights the best places to soak up the sun, with Lucayan Beach being a favorite of our editors and readers. More secluded beaches include Barbary Beach and Gold Rock Beach - which visitors can have all to themselves. Turn off the laptop, pack your beach attire and a picnic lunch, and get ready for a relaxing day of taking in rays.