Grand Bahama Island is a wonderful place for families traveling with children. The northernmost island in the Bahamian archipelago is overflowing with beautiful beaches, swaying palms, mystic coves and other family-friendly sights and attractions that together make for an unforgettable island getaway.
The following are some family-approved attractions and resorts that come recommended by yours truly:
Kid-Friendly Things to Do
Gold Rock Beach. Gold Rock Beach is located in the gorgeous Lucayan National Park. This is a beautiful family-friendly beach that features picnic tables, benches, and barbecue pits. It is located about 45 miles from Port Lucaya, but well worth the trip.
The Garden of the Groves. For more than two decades, visitors have flocked to these tropical gardens. Discover exotic plants and flowers, waterfalls, migratory birds, and butterflies. There is an intriguing labyrinth, as well as a playground for the little ones. And Wi-Fi!
Freetown Farm. A real working farm that allows families to see and experience life in the country hands-on. Freetown Farm has miniature ponies, horseback riding, fruits and veggies, sugar cane stalks, chickens and full-size horses. Once the site of many U.S. film productions in the 1960s, the property now offers tours and trail rides for families with children as young as 5 years old.
People-to-People. With the People-to-People program, visiting kids can meet the children of Grand Bahamas Island. They can join a Pen Pal Program or spend a day going to a Bahamian school. A fun learning experience and a great way for the young ‘uns.
Memories Grand Bahama Resort & Spa. Memories Grand Bahama Beach Resort is an ideal resort for families vacationing in the Grand Bahama Island. Specifically, for the family, Memories has an on-site splash pad with a slide for kids, a Kids Club (ages 4-12) with special and safe facilities, cartoons, daily activities, games and playground, and a Teens Club (ages 13-17) that includes video games, WiFi with charging stations, billiards and table tennis. The property has a whopping 492 rooms and is located adjacent to the casino.
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach. The Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach is four miles from the Market Place and has 274 rooms in three categories – vista, flora, and standard. Its all-inclusive features include the Viva Kid’s Club for children 4 to 12 years of all. This is a very popular option for families traveling with children.
Grand Lucayan, Bahamas. Grand Lucayan sits on 7.5 miles of beautiful white sandy beaches, overlooking the most spectacular Azul waters you will ever witness. Guests will find a world-class spa and casino on site. The resort also hosts a wonderful variety of recreational activities for everyone in your family to enjoy.
What are you waiting for? Start making your plans!! Book a flight, reserve a room, rent a car!
Lisa Crow contributed to this article. She is a travel writer and lifestyle blogger based in Waco, Texas. Lisa is the Head of Content at Gigi’s Ramblings and L&S Freelance Writers. She spends her free time traveling when she can and making memories with her large family that consists of six children and ten grandchildren.