Lucayan National Park, Grand Bahama Island

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#4 of 22 in Parks in Grand Bahama Island
Venture though the six different ecosystems at Lucayan National Park, an ideal spot for the family to explore a variety of tropical habitats. The park stretches across 40 acres (16 ha) and sits 40 km (25 mi) east of Freeport. Hike through the park's diverse vegetation of mangroves, ferns, pine trees and a vast array of rare and exotic flowers. Stroll along the pristine Gold Rock Beach featuring its unique rippled sand endlessly dipping in and out of shallow water. The park also holds one of the world's most expansive underwater cave systems with a labyrinth of tunnels, a result of the island's unique limestone geology. Using our international travel planner, Grand Bahama Island attractions like Lucayan National Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Park is 2 fairly small caves and interest-free over 200 meters in the mangroves to reach the beach which is quite pretty but nothing of stunning either. A bit disappointing when we expect a national park.
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  • Small park, but very cute. Along the way there are various types of plants and some cave. The tour ends crossing the mangrove forest, coming out in Gold Beach Rock ... gorgeous. The Park's guardian is a person very tender
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  • We visited the park on Earth Day. They were having a special event to celebrate Eath Day. We enjoyed participating in the event with kite flying on the beach. We met local people who we enjoyed a nice...  more »
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  • There are many wonderful places to see in the Bahamas, but don’t rush by Grand Bahamas before you visit the Lucaya National Park! It’s a true gem with something to interest everyone. After pulling into the parking lot, we were greeted by a park ranger that collected our fee ($5 each) and then gave us a maps of this 40 acre park. He explained how to best explore the many sites by use of the well maintained walking trails. We stared first exploring the north side loop trail. There are also many educational signs along the way for a slow paced self guided tour. Our first stop was the caves. You do have to descend a ladder down into the bottom of this magical place. The bottom is filled with clear fresh water that supports a small school of fish. We saw scuba divers coming back from a tour of the darker reaches of this underground wonderland. We did see colonies of bats, but don’t worry, they will not bother you. The second part of the tour is the trails through the mangroves to the beach. These are on elevated walkway where you gets to see the plants and wildlife that inhabit this special environment. The best part is seeing the famous Gold Rock Beach. It’s an long undeveloped stretch of beautiful white sand and crystal clear water. If it looks for familiar, you may have seen in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Be sure to pack a lunch and spend the day swimming and snorkeling in a true paradise setting.
  • Beautiful! The mangroves in the creek made for a challenging first-attempt at tandem kayaking, but the scenery was beautiful. The beach was extraordinarily beautiful early in the morning. We had a light lunch with our tour and then took a short walk on the wooden platforms provided across the water. We saw many beautiful birds & fish.
  • Great place to visit. And there's a beach. Bring your own food.
  • It is a beautiful place, the caves are interesting to visit, but is a short walk. I was wating for a longer adverture....If you are planning to spend the day at the beach you should bring everything and have in mind that there is no facilities and that to use the restrooms you have to walk to the park entrance. The beach is amazing!
  • This is the national Park on Grand Bahamas Island. Worth seeing for the underwater caves and the walk to the beach. The beach is secluded and nature at its best. You may even get as chance to drink from a fresh coconut. This was a great stop learning about the island.
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