Technically not considered an Out Island, Grand Bahama Island’s Freeport-Lucaya is the Bahamas’ second largest metropolitan area. In something of a slump these days, with its main downtown resort still awaiting reopening after 2005’s hurricanes, its main resort activity centers around Grand Lucayan Resort and Port Lucaya Marketplace.
Outside the city, the 96-mile-long island offers plenty of cultural and nature opportunities including gorgeous, often uninhabited beaches. Taino Beach is one of the most beautiful. Lucayan National Park is the must-do nature experience.
Toward the island’s East End and West End, intrepid travelers find small fishing settlements and ways-of-life.
Bahamasair flies between Nassau and Grand Bahama Island, a 45-minute flight.