Grand Bahama: Destination of the week
Grand Bahama, one of the nation's largest islands (but not the most densely populated), is full of dive sites, national parks and other protected natural areas, which create a tourism scene that goes well beyond the beach. Despite being home to several major all-inclusive resorts and a busy cruise ship port (Port Lucaya), getting into the island's natural areas, both on land and below the waves, is easy. In fact, Grand Bahama is a great example of a destination that has managed to balance its mainstream aspirations with nature tourism. The result: A vacation on the island does not have to be defined as a resort vacation or an eco-tourism getaway. There can be a little of both.