Lucayan National Park is called Grand Bahama’s finest treasure. The park is known for its underwater cave system, which is one of the longest in the world, picturesque beaches and mangrove. The park is also unique because it’s a home to all six of the Bahamas’ vegetation zones, where many birds and animals live. Local travel companies easily arrange different types of activities in the park calling them Grand Bahama’s best tours.
Lucayan National Park kayak and cave tour starts with paddling instructions, when certified guides provide basic paddling and safety tips. Some minutes later tourists float on two-man kayaks under mangrove canopies. After lunch under a cool shelter on a dune overlooking Gold Rock beach people swim or relax under the shade of the Casuarinas. The food needs to be watched, the raccoons may steal it. Later it is time for nature walk through the places with rare birds and wild (and not so wild) animals. At the end tourist visit Lucayan Caves representing an important part of Bahama’s heritage. Guides provide an interesting narratives about the place.
The Lucayan Caves, vast tunnel system, accessible by both land and sea, was created over eons by the seepage of acidified rainwater into the island’s limestone base. The Lucayans were ancient people who are thought to have inhabited the Bahamas. A cave on Grand Bahama contains rare evidence of the Lucayan civilization. The Lucayans believed they originated from caves and chose to bury their dead there. Their culture died out because of European colonization.