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Grand Bahama Spring break

Grand Bahama is one of the northernmost of the islands of the Bahamas, and the closest major island to the United States, lying just 55 mi off the state of Florida. Grand Bahama is the fourth largest island in the Bahamas island chain of approximately 700 islands and cays. The island is approximately 96 miles long west to eBahamas Beachast and 17 miles at its widest point north to south.

Freeport is the major city of Grand Bahama Island. As mentioned above, it holds the commercial ship harbour and the main airport. Freeport has many good shops and roads, and is very clean. Foreign investors are just now waking up to the large number of pristine ocean and canal front properties that exist in the Freeport area. As of April 2007, premium waterfront lots can be found for as little as 20% of their counterparts on the Florida coast. Construction in the Freeport area is picking up quickly as aFreeport Bahamas Sign result. An attractive feature of Freeport property is that it’s covered by the Hawksbill Creek agreement. Under this agreement, personal real estate is tax free until 2015.

Lucaya is an important tourist destination on Grand Bahama Island. It has beautiful beaches and contains several big hotels including the most popular, five-star “Our Lucaya” hotel chain made up of the Sheraton and Westin hotels and the Lanai Suites located at Lighthouse Point. Count Basie Square in Port Lucaya provides regular live entertainment targeted at cruise ship patrons. Fishing, snorkeling, sight seeing, and “booze cruise” trips leave from Bell Channel Harbour on a daily basis. Content via Wikipedia

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