Fortuna Beach

Fortuna BeachFortuna Beach Bahamas takes its name from a ship that ran aground with a fortune aboard. Its cargo was valued at the princely sum of about $2 million, which even today would not go without notice. Those who stroll along this stretch of sun, surf, and sand may not find gold, but they will find experiences to treasure. This quiet little corner of Bahamas beaches is known for its charm and abundance of natural beauty.

Even though Fortuna Beach on Grand Bahama Island feels a little tucked away, it doesn’t mean that it’s out of the way. The Freeport airport is a dozen miles away, and plenty of taxis are available to take you right to the sun and sand. No matter how you arrive, you’ll find a lot to do along Fortuna Beach and its neighbors among the other Freeport beaches. This beach is the outermost of the beaches that rim the southern coast of the island. Churchill and Taino Beach are next, and this stretch of sugar-white sand continues until Xanadu Beach.

Fortuna Beach is a popular choice in any season. Most of the crowds gather in the winter, but Fortuna Beach on Grand Bahama Island rarely feels crowded or touristy. You’ll have plenty of room to stake out a place to relax in the sun, chill out with a good book, or go for a swim.

Many of the activities along Fortuna Beach Bahamas allow you the chance to have some fun. Local outfitters can equip you with everything you need for deep-sea fishing excursions or dolphin-watching cruises. Diving and snorkeling are two other popular pursuits along this stretch of sun and surf. If you want to see the brilliant colors and amazing marine life that lies beneath the surface without getting wet, a glass-bottom boat tour is an excellent way to go.

Back on land, you’ll have the chance to stroll along the beach—it’s often difficult to tell where one beach turns into the next, so you may find yourself visiting more than one of the Nassau beaches as you keep walking. If you’re ready for a break, you’ll be glad to know that many of the shops and beach bars are within a short stroll of Fortuna Beach Bahamas. Whether you’re grabbing a quick snack or enjoying a lingering meal as the sun sets, the backdrop of the beach and the Atlantic Ocean will be simply spectacular.

The only all-inclusive resort on this island is located along Fortuna Beach on Grand Bahama Island. The Wyndham is nestled on 26 acres of gardens, white sands, and palm trees. Both the resort and the beach are close to the all of the action, but still offer plenty of privacy. The excursion desk staff is eager to help guests enjoy their time along Fortune Beach. It would be a breeze to enjoy a snorkeling excursion in the morning followed by an afternoon kayaking adventure. All that, and you’d still have time to spend the late afternoon lounging on the beach. The all-inclusive package includes fresh fruits and drinks served at the pool and the beach as well as daily games and fun served up along the sands of the aptly named Fortuna Beach.

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