Grand Bahama island is the fourth largest island in the Bahamas, around 530 square miles, and resides in the most north western portion of the archipelago. Being the closest to Florida, it is an important tourist destination and is home to the second largest city in the Bahamas. This island has vast beaches, extensive cave systems, wetlands and both pine and coppice forest. Although much of its biodiversity still remain, a canal cutting through the entire island has allowed salt water to penetrate into the fresh water lens of the island.
Lucayan National Park - The Lucayan National Park was established in March 1982. It is located between Freeport and Freetown at Gold Rock Creek and consists of 40 acres of land. The Park contains one of the longest charted underwater cave systems in the world; a unique system of elevated walkways through the last intact mangrove wetland on the […] Peterson Cay National Park - Peterson Cay is a one-and-a-half-acre geological wonder. This beautiful park is the only cay on Grand Bahama’s leeward shore. Peterson Cay is a low-lying aeolian limestone cay, of Pleistocene origin. There is a back-reef lagoon, which is less than five meters deep. Coral reefs occur 1-2 km offshore, and there are four distinct reef zones […] Rand Nature Centre - Acquired by the BNT in 1992 the Rand Nature Centre comprises 100 Acres of natural beauty near the heart of downtown Freeport, Grand Bahama. The Rand Nature Centre’s foot trails wind through pine barrens, native and exotic coppice and lead out to a fresh water watchable wildlife pond and a native plant arboretum. The Centre, […]