Enjoy golf on ocean-lined courses, horseback riding on the unspoiled beaches, and remarkable duty-free shopping for a great deal on jewelry or perfume. Many excursions can be combined as well, so be sure to check onboard to choose what sounds like most fun for you!
Grand Bahama Island, renowned as the “Jewel of the Bahamas,” was selected as one of the finest Caribbean Destinations in the Travelers' Choice® Destinations Awards!
And, what better way to enjoy it than with Holiday Cruise Lines, the premier authority on Bahamian fun in the sun!
While in port for the day, or if you choose to extend your stay on the island, our Grand Celebration guests will have the opportunity to enjoy this paradise and its extraordinary combination of customs, attractions and amazing ecological wonders that earned it this distinction.
Most notably are the picturesque surrounding crystal clear waters - so swimming with friendly dolphins, snorkeling jewel-hued reefs, deep sea fishing, kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing, and Glass Bottom boat tours are all popular options to experience. Or, try horseback riding on the pristine beaches, golf on ocean-lined courses, and remarkable duty-free shopping for a great deal on jewelry or perfume.
Grand Lucayan Bahamas, Beach & Golf Resort Experience
Our “day guests” mostly prefer to spend the day at this stunning resort because there’s so much to experience. Enjoy a scenic roundtrip shuttle ride to the Grand Lucayan, where guests enjoy full access to this stunning 4-Star resort with its 7 acres of pristine, white sand beaches. It's the perfect beach to take pleasure in the radiant sunshine of the Bahamas, or splash about the crystal clear, revitalizing waters of the Caribbean. Here guests can take advantage of four refreshing pools, relaxing Jacuzzis, a fun kid’s water slide, peaceful waterfalls and adult swim-up bars to make new friends and enjoy a delicious Bahama Mama. Kids will enjoy a family friendly, sand playground and 35 foot wading pool, along with poolside games, crafts and athletic competitions. Adults who want to have fun out of the water can play basketball, tennis or volleyball. Grand Lucayan is also home to two of the finest 18-hole championship golf courses in the Caribbean (ranked Top 100 by Golfer Magazine), offering the perfect playing environment for everyone from novices to seasoned experts. Or, refresh your mind and body at the rejuvenating health spa with saunas, steam rooms and a hydrotherapy tub. The extensive ocean front facility includes a full-service spa and fitness center, top-quality equipment, trained professional staff, a salon and a spa boutique. We also suggest a visit to the Village Market Promenade for some great duty-free shopping as well. And, along with all this fun in the sun, guests will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. It's an incredible fun-filled day!
Swim with the Dolphins-A short ferry boat ride will take these fortunate guests to The Dolphin Experience Lagoon. The dolphins will swim by your feet while our friendly animal care staff will tell you interesting facts about these wonderful creatures. This is a good opportunity to ask them anything you ever wanted to know about these amazing animals. You will then take turns stepping down onto the platform in waist deep water and stand facing each other. The dolphins will swim to a position between the participants. You’ll be able to touch the dolphins while the staff member answers any questions you may have.
Snorkeling Adventure Tour-This snorkeling adventure presents an unforgettable experience for all levels. You will discover a whole new underwater world abundant with flourishing reefs and fascinating tropical fish. Snorkel equipment, snorkel jackets and instructions by an experienced and professional staff are all included.
Glass Bottom Boat Tour-Breathtaking views and exciting discoveries await you while cruising around the shallow coral reefs surrounding the Grand Bahamas Island. View extraordinary landmarks such as Cooper’s Medieval Castle while sailing onboard the “Ocean Wonder,” on a sixty foot double-deck glass bottom boat. See intensely colored sea life, coral formations, and other delightful wonders - such as Brit’s Wreck submerged near Treasure Reef.
The Ultimate Eco-Tour-on horseback, guests will experience a two hour guided trail ride on veteran trail horses that will take them through the endangered pine forest, past captivating Cooper's Medieval Castle, along the white sand beach and into the ocean . . . literally. Expect to get wet!
Garden of the Groves–Hop on the shuttle and explore the exciting City of Freeport, past the International Bazaar with its Tori Gate, along Church Row and the endemic Pine forest. Upon arrival at the Botanical Gardens of the Groves you will have a guided tour and be able to explore on your own, Interpretive signs will highlight this lush tropical landscape with trees and flowers from the Bahamas and around the world. You will find a replica of the original chapel from the early logging days, tranquil lagoons with cascading waterfalls, a spiritual Labyrinth for meditation, and an open-air café deck. In the family area, children will be able to experience a magnificent cedar play set. Walk down into the cool fern grove and marvel at the magnificent limestone boulders that tower both sides of the trail! You may also want to relax on the “Cafe” deck where cool Bahamian drinks and local delicacies are a staple. Purchase souvenirs produced by local artisans utilizing native materials on the island in the arts and crafts village. After your visit at the Garden you will be transported to Port Lucaya Marketplace for one hour of shopping.
Deserted Beach CruiseThis personalized tour on a 45ft catamaran with comfort and easy ride to a Deserted Beach isolated from the world. Sandy beach, bird watching, swimming, sunbathing, & your Deserted Island Dreams come true. INCLUDES Lunch / beverages ( Bahama Mama, Vodka & O.J, Bahamian drink Gully wash, lemonade and ice tea. Bahamian conch demo then enjoy native conch salad.