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Things to do in Grand Bahamas Island

People come to the Caribbean islands to rejuvenate by getting away from their fast-paced lives for a few days.  A sunny getaway in the Bahamas is the perfect way to combat stress and treat yourself well.

The East End of Grand Bahama Island is the perfect place to unwind, relax, and, of course, fish.  Far enough away from the big resorts and cruise ship ports, the East End allows you to experience the true Bahamian culture.  At East End Lodge, you’ll get enjoy sun, relaxation, good company, delicious food, and of course, the best bonefishing there is.

Even though you’ll find everything you need at the lodge, you may find yourself wanting to explore some of the other wonders the island has to offer, and you won’t be disappointed. If you can break away from the fishing, relaxation and great food at East End Lodge, you’ll find that Grand Bahama Island has lots more to offer.

McLean’s Town, Grand Bahama Island hosts the famous Conch Cracking Contest & Fair on Discovery (Columbus) Day Monday every October. The celebration is a day full of a variety of activities including Plaiting of the Maypole, Junkanoo rush-out, and Conkathalton among the numerous of festivities. Throughout the day, prizes are awarded for conch eating and conch cracking in the categories of male national champion, female national champion, visitor, junior championship.

Another can’t miss part of Grand Bahama is the 40-acre Lucayan National Park.  Explore the full spectrum of Bahamian vegetative zones, including a mangrove swamp.  Observe the sight of the most breathtaking natural wonders of the island: the unique cave system of Lucayan National Park.  Afterwards, enjoy the white sands of Gold rock Beach.  Be sure to also take a guided tour, where you can soak up the history and culture of the area along with the natural beauty.

If you’re interested in the ecology that makes up the beautiful setting, a local eco tour might be right up your alley.  Spend the day seeing the flora and fauna of the area and how they interact with each other. You can even take a tour of the caves where Arawak Indians lived before Columbus. Ecotourism in the Bahamas is stunning and definitely worth checking out!

And of course, there’s the local shopping. The main shopping areas on Grand Bahama Island are the Port Lucaya Marketplace and International Bazaar. Not only can you shop for locally made goods and take in artwork by the locals, you can also sample authentic Bahamian cuisine as you stroll through the markets.

There’s so much to do when you come to Grand Bahama Island you can’t possibly fit it into only one trip, so come back and see us again soon.

Resources:

http://www.grandbahamaecotours.com/eastern-heritage-eco-tour/

http://www.grandbahamavacations.com/about-the-island/highlights-and-landmarks/

http://experiencegrandbahamaisland.com/east-end-experience/

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