How did Grand Bahama Island get its name?
Grand Bahama Islands got its name from the first settlers, the Spaniards. They
named it Grand Bajamar (great shallow bank).
What was "Freeport" before the development of the city?
Before the development of the city
was nothing but a pine forest. It was the brainchild of the late
Groves, an American financier, who saw the possibility for the area's
Was the island of San Salvador renamed recently?
The island of San Salvador was not recently renamed. The island was
previously called Watlings Island; an act of The Bahamas Parliament restored
the name San Salvador in 1927.
When was the International Bazaar built?
The International Bazaar was built in 1967.
How old is the Country Club at Bahamia (formerly Bahamas Princess Hotel) and the
Tower at Bahamia (formerly Princess Tower)?
The Country Club at
Bahamia opened its doors in 1971 as the King's
Inn Hotel. The Tower at Bahamia was opened in 1964 as the International Hotel.
Was the Sir Winston Churchill Pub actually brought over from England?
Yes, the Sir Winston Churchill Pub was actually brought over from England
by the original owners, the Watneys.
What are the historical points on Grand Bahama Island?
The settlement of West End is considered one
of the historical points on the island of Grand Bahama, West End is renowned
for its involvement as a trans-shipment center for liquor during prohibition.
The Star Hotel is also located in West End, the first hotel to be built
in Grand Bahama. The Lucayan National Park is
also another historical point on Grand Bahama, because of its two main
large caves that are connected to the largest explored underwater cavern.
Skeletal remains of the Lucayan Indians were found in approximately six
feet of water, just outside of Ben's Caves, in a sink hole referred to
as the Lucayan Indian's Burial Ground.