What is the
English is spoken
with an island lilt and a number of highly descriptive expressions.
casinos are on this Island?
There is currently only one
casino on Grand Bahama Island, the Casino at Bahamia, part of the Resort at
Bahamia. The casino at Our Lucaya Resort is scheduled for a summer
Bahama Hotels are on the beach?
Hotel, Old Bahama Bay, Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort, The Ritz Beach Resort, Viva
Fortuna (all-inclusive) and Xanadu Beach Resort and Marina.
buy real estate in Grand Bahama Island?
Yes, and there
are numerous real estate agencies on Grand Bahama Island.
Do you have
any colleges in The Bahamas?
The College of
the Bahamas has campuses in Nassau and Freeport.
Do you have
Vacations has packages inclusive of air and accommodations to Grand Bahama Island. Contact
them at 1-800-545-1300.
Is it illegal for
tourists to sport fish in the Bahamas?
It is not illegal
for tourists to sport fish in the Bahamas, but the rule is catch and release.
No, camping is
not allowed on Grand Bahama Island.
Is nude sunbathing allowed?
sunbathing is not allowed in Grand Bahama Island.
What are the procedures for becoming a resident?
on becoming a resident of Grand Bahama Island, please contact Bahamas Immigration at 242-352-9338.
Where can a
visitor purchase phone cards?
Phone cards can be
purchased from the following Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation (BATELCO)
locations: The Seahorse Shopping Center in Lucaya, the Freeport International Airport and
the main Batelco office in the Kipling Building downtown.
hospitals do you have?
Island has one hospital called the Rand Memorial Hospital, which is operated by the
government. It is located in the heart of downtown Freeport. The hospital
can be contacted at 242-352-6735. There are also three private clinics and
numerous government clinics.