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The first time that Allan and I visited the Grand Bahama Island, it was just beginning as a tourist destination. We purchased land at that time (about 1965). About ten years later, we traded "up" in property. In 1993, we sold our land.
That same year, we decided to take a family vacation with our daughter Jill over the Christmas holidays. As soon as school was out for vacation, we started a ten-day adventure at the all-inclusive Fortuna Beach Resort. It was brand new and catered to mostly Italians.
Although it was strange for midwesterners to be in the tropics at Christmas, we certainly enjoyed the change of pace.
Freeport/Lucaya is modern as compared to Nassau. As this photo indicates, you will find long stretches of deserted white beaches. In addition, there are many hotels and resorts, two casinos, an International Shopping Bazaar, world-class scuba diving facilities, and many wonderful golf courses.
Although Grand Bahama Island is not as quaint as Nassau, it is also not as expensive.
In the 1970's, Allan and I owned a piece of property on the Grand Bahama Island. I took this photo of Allan standing on the land that we owned.
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- Pros:Beautiful, uncrowded beaches, Great Food, Good Entertainment
- Cons:Lacks the elegance and "class" of Nassau
- In a nutshell:A Great Place for a Restful Vacation
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