Grand Bahama lies at the northern tip of the Bahamas island chain and is the closest major island to the United States. It is home to about 50,000 people and the country's second largest city - Freeport. Only about 40 years old, Freeport is a much newer city than the nation's capital, Nassau and offers a more cosmopolitan atmosphere in contrast to Nassau's old-world charm.
One of the largest underwater cave systems in the world is located on Grand Bahama, along with three national parks and some of the most uniquely beautiful beaches in the Bahamas.
Grand Bahama also contains one of the largest commercial ports in the Western Hemisphere.