The staff was excellent. The rooms are spacious and quite and clean. I have been to the Bahamas many times and this was the best location and value I have ever found. I would recommend this hotel and will book here from now on. Book off season to get the best rates. They always have rooms even if ...
My hotel room was about 50 feet from the beautiful beach. The hotel room was clean and spacious. The only criticism is that customer service needs to be improved, e.g. whenever I ordered room service, it usually took 1 hour or more for my meal to be delivered to my room. Apart from this, I had a ...
Hotel is located near many restaurants within 5 minutes walking distance. Pool area is on the bay and upscale. Rooms are large and clean, but basic. Check-in was a nightmare with long lines and 40 minute waits to find out rooms were available yet. They did offer a free drink coupon for the inconvenience ...
Overall a great resort and we are repeat visitors.This time we happened to snag a 2nd floor room with a shared, uncovered balcony. Had several storms over the week with water leaks in the living room. Was generally pleased with response from management.
I visited this resort on an excursion and LOVED the pool area. Fun water slide, grotto bar, sun lounge in the pool, lazy river, friendly people. My husband & I stayed at the resort (Marlin timeshare) and although we had a great time, there are several things they could do better. Because it was a ...
I stayed at Ocean Reef from July 27th to Aug 5th 2015 with one of my best girlfriends. We arrived at about 1:45 pm Monday. We were able to check in immediately and had to leave a 200 hundred deposit. The staff was very courtesy, professional and helpful, they sent someone to help us unload our rental ...
Stayed six nights at Lighthouse Pointe with my wife. Room 258 King Bed with a Ocean view, really nice view btw. Truthfully I was worried about the recent bad reviews after booking this trip. I can say to you overall it was a great experience. To the prior reviewers, goodness, give the staff here ...
The city of Freeport is located on the island of Grand Bahama right in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. Although not as well-known as other Bahamian resorts like Nassau, Freeport is an exciting place for anyone who wants to relax and explore natural landscapes that haven't been overly developed. You’ll have stunning, peaceful white sand beaches and most Freeport accommodations are located right on the seafront, catering to those who want a relaxing upscale vacation.
Movie buffs should head straight for Gold Rock Beach, which was the filming spot for the first three films in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The most popular place to relax on the pristine white coastline is Port Lucaya, which is home to numerous beaches that offer vendors, restaurants and places to grab a cold drink just steps from the shoreline.
If you want to enjoy a secluded beach and you've brought along your own picnic lunch, then head for quiet beauty spots Coral Beach, Xanadu Beach and Barbarry Beach along the southern coast of Grand Bahama Island.
One of the most popular attractions in the Bahamas is the Lucayan National Park, located just outside of Freeport. Lucayan boasts six different ecosystems, including beach, mangrove swamp, coppice and forest. To learn more about the history and landscape of Freeport, the Rand Nature Center is a great place that caters to children and teens as well as adults. At night, Port Lucaya transforms into a hub for nightlife, dining and shopping, making it one of the more popular spots for young adults or singles. If you want to get off the beaten track a little, make the short drive to 8 Mile Rock, a stunning viewpoint that's great for photographs of the dramatic landscape, and rarely has more than one or two people there at a time. If you're hungry after all this sightseeing, look for a fish fry, a Wednesday night seafood tradition that takes places at Taino Beach.
While reclining with a cocktail can be an amazing way to spend a vacation, Freeport also offers plenty of opportunities for activity and adventure. Hiking along the Mangrove Path in Lucayan National Park is perfect in the early morning or later afternoon when the sun isn't out in full force.
If cooling down in the water is on the agenda, sign up for surfing lessons, rent snorkeling equipment right from the beach or go scuba diving among the several shipwrecks on the bottom of the ocean floor. Thrill-seekers can also rent jet skis, go para-sailing, or even live it up on a booze cruise and make some new friends.
Since Freeport is located on the island of Grand Bahama, there are only two ways to get there: air or sea. Arriving by plane is facilitated by a local airport that offers flights from either Florida or Nassau. Your options by sea include a cruise ship that makes a stop in Freeport or a ferry that makes a daily trip to and from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Walking in Freeport is safe, but the sprawling nature of the city means that a rental car, a tour bus or even a local taxi might be a better way to get from place to place. Taxis can be arranged through Freeport hotels or simply caught from taxi stands located around town.
Popular hotels are clustered around Silver Point Beach and Lucaya Beach with others closer to the airport. Island Palm Marina Villas features a private beach and 72 fully-furnished condominium villas. Many of the attractive boutique seafront resorts dotted along the shore offer all-inclusive packages.
With the tropical climate of the Bahamas, outdoor recreation is possible in Freeport year-round. Temperatures typically hover around the 60s and 70s in the winter, and in the 70s or 80s during the summer. August and September bring about more rain and the potential for tropical storms, but this also translates into cheaper accommodation rates and fewer visitors.
Summer vacations and Christmas holidays tend to be a little busier thanks to plenty of vacationers, so you might want to book before those peak times if you're looking for an ideal getaway on Grand Bahama Island.
The staff bat this hotel was very pleasant staff. The facilities were very clean and a very quiet environment.
Good private location for a nice family stay or if just an overnight stay. Would definitely stay again great value for the price
The staff was very nice and the activities. My only problem was the food, i didnt love it but is ok.
W truly enjoyed our stay. It was very relaxing. The staff in every capacity were friendly and professional. The hotel is a bit far from Freeport so you have to hire a taxi to take you to see Freeport and the other Hotel and Shopping areas. (A half hour ride-but the driver was awesome). Also, where the beaches were beautiful we could not really swim. The food in the restaurant by the beach was delicious!