Grand Bahama Island: Planning Group Activities for Wedding Guests

Welcome To Grand Bahama IslandThe Grand Bahama Island is the 2nd most visited island in the Bahamas, which makes it less touristy than Nassau.

You get to experience the same activities with less crowds! It’s also said to be a more affordable location.

If you’re a destination wedding guest and you’re looking for things to do in Grand Bahama Island, below is a list of some of the most popular attractions in the area.


Grand Bahama Island is most known for its sportfishing, because it has the best conditions for it. If you go on a fishing excursion you’ll likely catch some marlin, tuna, barracuda, bonefish, sailfish and more. Even if you aren’t a skilled fisherman you’ll still enjoy this activity! It’s something to do if you want a break from the beach.

It’s nice to gather up a group for this activity. Since you’re visiting the Bahamas with other wedding guests, it shouldn’t be hard to find a few more friends who want to spend the day on a boat! If you’re interested in booking a fishing trip, check out Paradise Cove, Reef Tours, or Lucaya Watersports & Tours.

Swimming with Dolphins

Many people have “swimming with dolphins” on their bucket list. When you’re on vacation, it’s the best time to try new things! Sanctuary Bay, operated by UNEXSO, in Freeport is the most recommended place for this activity.

Swimming with dolphins is a fun interactive experience for people of all ages. A ferry will take you to Sanctuary Bay for a two hour excursion. Here you’ll be able to observe the dolphins and swim with with! You can also choose to snorkel with the dolphins. Don’t forget your cameras!


Golf is the most popular sport on Grand Bahama Island. This is great for the guys that don’t like the beach! They can play something they love in one of the most beautiful settings ever. Golfers love to play different courses, and you’ll be able to experience a few different ones on this island.

Some of the most popular places to golf on this island are The Reef Golf Course, Ruby Golf Course and Lucayan Park Golf & Country Club. While golfing, you’ll still get to enjoy the sun, the scenery of Grand Bahama Island, get some exercise and have some friendly competition!

For the Girls

If some of the guys in your wedding group want to spend the day golfing and enjoying a few beers, plan an activity with your girlfriends! A popular attraction in Grand Bahama Island is Perfume Factory of Fragrances.

The factory is in a beautiful mansion where you can take a tour and even make your own fragrance! It’s something to do that’s unique and fun. You can even make a cologne for your boyfriend or husband as a special gift!

National Parks

Grand Bahama Island has three national parks, the most popular being Lucayan National Park. Here is the only place you’ll be able to see all six ecosystems exist side-by-side! It’s also the home of the largest underwater cave system in the world.

If you take a hike in the park you’ll also come across rare flowers and beautiful trees. This is definitely a place for nature lovers! Everywhere you look will be perfect opportunity for a picture.

Water Activities

For those who are experienced divers, you’ll get a lot out of the waters of the Grand Bahama Islands. However, even if you’re not an expert there’s still plenty of activities for you while you’re visiting the island for a destination wedding.

If you’re interested in going snorkeling, the best location to check out is Deadman’s Reef. Take a kayak or boat to Peterson Cay and see some of the most beautiful coral reefs the island has to offer. Allow a few hours for this excursion so you can make the most of it!

Gold Rock Beach

If all you had in mind when you received an invitation to a destination wedding in Grand Bahama Islands was relaxing on a beach, that’s alright! Activities aren’t for everybody and vacation is about relaxation. The best place to do that on this island is Gold Rock Beach.

Gold Rock Beach is located in Lucayan National Park and is said to be the most beautiful beach on Grand Bahama. It’s best to visit during low tide to have the most enjoyable experience. Bring your own food and drink and gather up a few friends from the wedding group for a fun day!

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