The capital of Grand Bahama Island, West End is the island’s oldest town and westernmost settlement. A notorious rum-running port during Prohibition, West End’s colorful history also includes arms smugglers and wreckers. Today, however, its color comes is the form of fish – lots and lots of fish. West End is best known for world-class fishing. Ernest Hemingway, Martin Luther King Jr. and Richard Nixon are said to have been among the bone fishermen who cast a line in West End’s warm waters. Other fresh catch in and around this quaint fishing village include red snapper, spiny lobster, blue marlin, sailfish, mahi mahi, wahoo and conch. Before you head back, slip into a West End fixture like the Star Club for fresh conch salad and conch fritters. You’ll mingle with locals and intrepid guests of Grand Bahama Island hotels who seek to explore the island’s bygone days.
Address: western tip of the island