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About Grand Bahamas

Grand Bahamas is the fourth largest of The Islands of The Bahamas and the second most popular destination among visitors. The western tip of Grand Bahamas, where Bootle Bay Beach Properties at Stone Gate and the settlement of West End is located, is about 55 miles off the Florida coast.  The island is approximately 530 square miles and is home to some of the friendliest people in the world.

A favorite of tourists from around the globe. The Bahamas provides a politically and economically stable atmosphere conducive to tourism. Because the value of the Bahamian dollar is directly linked to the value of the American dollar, the exchange rates are favorable to most foreign tourists. And since both the U.S. and Bahamian dollar are accepted throughout the country, tourists can choose either for exchange purposes.

A memorable mix of historic charm, modern attractions, and ecological wonders await you on Grand Bahamas Island. From newlyweds to families, sport enthusiasts to nature lovers, there’s something for everyone on Grand Bahamas Island. Swim with the dolphins; celebrate nuptials at a fine-dining restaurant or try your luck at the casino. If you are curious about the island’s history and culture, there are a variety of annual festivals, tours and local events. Find other ways to soak up the Caribbean sun with water sports, fishing, tennis, golf and nature tours. Don’t forget to check out local shopping districts for great deals on duty-free merchandise.

Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream currents and balmy trade winds, Grand Bahamas Island has sub-tropical weather, which is generally pleasant all year long. There are two seasons here. Summer, which lasts from May through September with temperatures mostly in the upper 80's to mid 90's; and Winter, from October through April with temperatures mostly in the upper 70's to mid 80's.

Just a few of the island’s best highlights and landmarks are:

  • The Straw Market features local artisans selling hand-made jewelry and a wide range of straw and wood handicrafts.
  • Freeport is the popular resort center of the island that’s home to various duty-free shops, a variety of restaurants, gaming excitement and much more.
  • Garden of the Groves, the island’s finest botanical garden, features more than 10,000 species of flowers, plants, and trees, which attract a wide variety of birds and butterflies. The garden is also the home of the Grand Bahama Labyrinth, a quiet place for reflection and meditation.
  • Gold Rock Beach, which is part of the protected Lucayan National Park, supports Grand Bahama's mangrove ecosystem and features a spectacular variety of tropical trees and vegetation.
  • The Treasure Bay Casino is a Vegas-style casino featuring 35,000 square feet of gambling fun, including 400 slot machines and 21 gaming tables. Take a chance and try your luck at Caribbean stud poker, Craps, Blackjack, Roulette, Three Card Poker or Mini Baccarat.
  • Lucayan National Park is home to the Lucayan Caverns. With over six miles of caves, caverns and charted tunnels, it is one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world!