Taino Beach

Taino Beach
Taino Beach, located on the southern shore of Grand Bahama Island, offers some of the best sun and sand on the island. With an abundance of natural beauty and fun things to do, this stretch of white sand is a favorite of families and anyone who enjoys watersports. Whether you’re traveling with the kids in tow or just looking to spend time one of the nicest Bahamas beaches, your time here will be filled with sun and fun.

Taino Beach Grand Bahama is easy to access from all points in Freeport; it’s especially close to the airport, one of the main transpiration hubs on the island. Not long after you’ve picked up your suitcase, you can find yourself enjoying the white-sand beach, with gentle surf. If you’re the type who likes to dip your toe in the water and relax with a good book, you’ll be in luck. More active types will appreciate the available activities in and around Taino Beach. A local outfitter can equip you with everything you need to have some fun in the sun, including equipment and guides.

Snorkeling tours are one of the most popular activities just off shore of the Freeport beaches. Underneath the surface, the reefs are home to a rainbow’s worth of sea life, including the mysterious brain coral. Because snorkeling does not take as much equipment or experience as diving, this activity is especially popular with younger visitors and families. Kayaking and canoes also are available for rent; the calm waters surrounding the Taino Beach Grand Bahama make a paddling trip a pleasant experience for beach-goers of all ages and fitness levels. If you need a little more speed, wave runner rentals will be the option for you.

Back on land, you’ll have the chance to enjoy everything from relaxing strolls on the beach to bicycle and scooter rentals. The same outfitter also plans evening bonfire parties right on Taino Beach Grand Bahama. Before the sun goes down, there’s also the chance to play volleyball and enjoy a meal at the beachside restaurant. A ferry to Lucaya is a short stroll away from the Taino Beach, as is a bustling marketplace with some unique shops and restaurants.

With year-round warm weather, Taino Beach is a popular choice no matter when you visit Grand Bahama Island. Two resorts are within walking distance of the beach, which is not watched over by lifeguards. One resort, which shares a name with the beach, offers a collection of luxurious condos big enough for the entire family. Outdoor fun is waiting at the lazy river and a large pool with a waterslide. As if that isn’t enough fun in the sun, there’s a swim-up bar, caves for discovering, and sunning beds floating on the water.

Guests of the other property along Taino Beach Grand Bahama, the Flamingo Bay Hotel, have full access to the watersports and other activities along Taino Beach. The guestrooms feature a king-sized bed or two full beds, as well as Wi-Fi and kitchenettes. The resort also has a full-size marina and regular taxi service to the marketplace that is located close to the sands and shores of Taino Beach.

Top image: dblackadder (flickr), CC BY-SA 2.0
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