Grand Bahama Island lies just 55 miles off the coast of Florida. It measures approximately 96 miles from east to west, rimmed with cities, villages, and cays that offers lasting evidence of the many different people and cultures that have called the island home. For almost 300 years of its history, Grand Bahama was virtually uninhabited. Then, with the development of Freeport/Lucaya in the 1950s, it is now one of the most visited of all the Bahamian islands. As a result, Grand Bahama Island is a unique destination. It allows visitors to combine a cosmopolitan vacation at a world-class resort with the charm of historical fishing villages and undiscovered ecological treasures. It has one of the world's largest underwater cave systems, three national parks, endless beaches, turquoise waters, and beautiful marine life.
The Bahamas is a stable, developing nation driven primarily by tourism, financial services, and fishing industries. The Island has a self-sufficient water supply, fast and reliable internet service, and a reliable power supply.
Grand Bahama has one government-operated hospital available to both residents and non-residents and five medical centres. They provide the Island with excellent healthcare service with the finest international physicians, nurses, technicians, and technology.
Grand Bahama Island is 530 square miles, 96 miles long from east to west, and 17 miles across at its widest point.
Grand Bahama has no Taxes- That's right, there are no Income Taxes, Personal Income Taxes, Sales Taxes, Inheritance Taxes, or Capital Gains Taxes in the Bahamas. Unlike other parts of the Bahamas (including Nassau), Freeport has no Property Tax based on The Hawksbill Creek Agreement.
Declaration of earnings do not have to be done in the Bahamas, and there are no yearly tax returns to be completed. Further information can be obtained from the website of the Ministry of Finance.
A homeowner can obtain an Annual Homeowners Residence Card from the Director of Immigration that allows the permit holder, spouse, and minor children to enter and remain in The Bahamas for the permit period.
Grand Bahama is a place like no other and has a variety of amenities to enjoy and explore. From sailing or scuba diving to view the underwater world, there is an experience like no other. In addition, Grand Bahama is the only place where visibility reaches 200 feet!
The crystal-clear waters make exploration out of this world.
Grand Bahamas nightlife is endless, from gorgeous restaurants serving local and international cuisine to local bars, casinos, live music, and festivals; you will find just about anything you are looking for from a night out here.
Grand Bahama provides the vacation experience year-round!