Lucayan National Park bahamas

The Lucayan National Park is famous for its underwater cave systems (one of the longest in the world),and its beaches, highlighting the Gold Rock Beach, which appeared on “Pirates of the Caribbean”.

There are three national parks on Grand Bahama Island, but Lucayan is the biggest one, with 40 acres (16 hectare).


The Lucayan Park features diverse ecosystems, including pine forest, mangroves creeks, coral reefs; and is home to the 6 vegetation zones found in Bahamas.

Its underwater system have over 6 miles of tunnels, and 2 caves are currently open to the public: Ben’s Cave and Burial Mound Cave.

Burial Mound Cave

Burial Mound Cave takes its name from the remains of 6 Lucayans (the earliest inhabitants of the island) found in here in 1986, evidence that there was pre-Columbian settlement on Bahamas.

It is presumed that Lucayans used the caves as a source of freshwater and for ceremonial burials.


Ben’s Cave

Ben’s Cave has a total of 60 ft of water, with a mix of both fresh and salt water. It appeared on the James Bond movie “Never say never again”.

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Entrance fee: $5 (kids under 12 enter free)

Hours: Open daily from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Bug spray is recommended if visiting.