The Grand Port project will be located at the Sharp Rock site, ensuring convenient movement between the cruise port and the main population center of Grand Bahama, which is just a few minutes away. This will generate considerable commercial activity on-island, further to the obvious impact of additional cruise calls. The expanded commercial activity will allow the whole island to benefit from this development. The project will be designed and maintained to showcase the natural beauty and culture of the island. It will reinvent Grand Bahama as a destination.
The port will be capable of simultaneously accommodating two of the largest ships in the world with a capacity of 6,000 guests each. It will accommodate an array of local vendors and feature a separate shore excursion pier that will allow contracted local shore excursion operators to pick up guests and take them to other areas for experiences such as fishing, glass-bottom boat tours and snorkeling.
Offering experiences for all tastes, from the serene relaxation of the beach to high-adrenaline water and adventure amenities, and a wide range of dining opportunities ranging from high-end cuisine to beachside snacks. The Bahamian Town Square and Festival Walkway will connect the port’s various amenities with beautifully kept grounds surrounded by local flora. This point will also serve as the location for a presentation of Junkanoo culture.
Several Bahamian-operated retail and food and beverage vendors will be showcased at the port. As it regards to retail, interested local parties will be engaged to develop true Bahamian concepts in general souvenir, jewelry, straw market and local art products. With respect to food and beverage operations, only existing Bahamian brands or newly created brands will be featured.
Grand Port will be positioned on a sweeping, pristine beachfront showcasing some of the most beautiful waters The Bahamas has to offer. In addition to this, the development is being designed and maintained with a view to showcasing the natural beauty and culture of the island in a setting to experience over a day’s visit, while the destination will also feature a natural walk where visitors will be able to enjoy the unspoiled island wilderness. A nature center will also be situated on the property to serve as a location where visitors can rest and seek information on the island and its local flora and fauna.