Grand Bahama is one of the northernmost of the islands of the Bahamas, and the closest major island to the United States, lying just 55 mi (90 km) off the coast of the state of Florida. Grand Bahama is the fourth largest island in the Bahama island chain of approximately 700 islands and Cays. The island is approximately 96 miles long west to east and 17 miles at its widest point north to south.
Lucaya is an important tourist destination on Grand Bahama Island. It contains several big hotels and beautiful beaches. Count Basie Square provides regular live entertainment targeted at cruise ship patrons. Fishing, snorkeling, sight seeing, and "booze cruise" trips leave from Bell Channel Harbour on a daily basis.
Freeport is the major city of Grand Bahama Island. It holds the commercial ship harbour and the main (small but modern and clean) airport. Freeport has many good shops and roads, and is very clean.
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