Port Lucaya gets it name from the gentle tribes of Lucayan people who were the islands original inhabitants before the time of Columbus. The Lucayan Indians have all disappeared, but there are many places on the island that use the word “Lucaya” in their names. So, when you’re looking for us, remember that theres only one PORT LUCAYA. Look for the word “Port” in front of the name and you will be on your way to a beautiful part of the Bahamas.
FACTS About GRAND BAHAMA
- The Spanish gave the island the name Gran Bajamar, meaning “Great Shallows”.
- Our average winter island temperature is 71 degrees.
- Lucayan National Park on Grand Bahama houses the largest explored underwater caverns in the world.
- The Bahamas National Trust’s Rand Nature Center is home to Grand Bahama’s only flock of flamingos. Nature Tours of the beautiful native flora and fauna are given daily.
- Our crystal clear waters around the island are full of fish.
- Bone-fishing; Grand Bahama is home to some of the most abundant supplies of Bone fish in the Bahamas. Daily bone fishing trips may be booked through the marina office.