Pelican Bay Resort at LucayaSea Horse Road at Port Lucaya, Freeport 4.0 out of 5.0
Adjacent to Port Lucaya Marketplace, this resort occupies a promontory jutting into Bell Channel Bay, a narrow waterway near Grand Bahama's south shore. Freeport ...
We really enjoyed this hotel. It was close to everything and we didn't get into a car the whole time we were there. Restaurants, bars, entertainment, and excursions were all within easy walking distance. The pools at the hotel were very quiet and the property was very clean. The service was great ...
Grand LucayanSea Horse Lane, Freeport 4.0 out of 5.0
Grand Lucayan is situated on a south-shore beach, just 15 minutes from the airport and across the street from Port Lucaya Marketplace's shops, dining, and night ...
This was a very nice place to spend with my family. It is mostly older people. The restaurants are nice, and the facilities are clean. The service is good and the people are friendly. The room was nice, clean, and comfortable, and the beach is very nice.
Sunrise Resort & Marina208 Kelly Court and Knotts Blvd., Freeport 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Theos Wreck, Xanadu Beach, and Cooper's Castle. Perfume Factory of Fragrances and Ruby Golf Course ...
The staff bat this hotel was very pleasant staff. The facilities were very clean and a very quiet environment.
Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina at Taino BeachJolly Roger Drive, Freeport 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Shark Alley and Treasure Reef. Taino Beach and Sanctuary Bay are also within 2 mi (3 km).
The room was cozy. The marina was very pretty. Ferry to Port Lucaya right outside our door. Across the street from a Timeshare with a bar and restaurant.
Island Seas Resort123 Silver Point Drive, Freeport 3.0 out of 5.0
This condominium resort is set on Grand Bahama's Silver Point Beach, between the shopping and dining centers of Port Lucaya Marketplace, 2 miles away, and Freeport's ...
Restaurant Sea Grape at resort slow service and understaffed. It took us 45 minutes to get our food, very disappointed. Some members of hotel staff not very friendly or very indifferent toward guests. Getting wash towels for room was a chore even though they had laundry service on premises of washing ...
Lighthouse Pointe - All Inclusive1 Royal Palm Way, Freeport 4.0 out of 5.0
Nestled on the beach, this Freeport resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lucaya Beach and Port Lucaya Marketplace. Port Lucayan Marina and Count Basie Square are ...
The hotel is very well located, not so far from airport. The beach of the hotel is beatiful. Regardinng the hotel, it needs maintenance and a little love. You can see details of not so clean floors, the elevator in the area we stayed at, had stains. Also the bar near the pool-beach closes at 5pm, ...
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort - All InclusiveDoubloon Road And Churchill Dr, Freeport 3.0 out of 5.0
Located on the south coast of Grand Bahama Island, this All Inclusive 23-acre resort faces a 1,200-foot white sand beach; Grand Bahama International Airport ...
Took a vacation with my friends for my birthday. Stayed at the resort for 4 days and it was perfect! The staff were all amazing!! The food was ok. The beach is right there and the resort was very beautiful! All the amenities were great as well! Every all great experience!
Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht HarbourBayshore Road, West End 4.0 out of 5.0
Occupying the western tip of Grand Bahama Island 56 miles off the Florida coast, this beachfront resort, with a 72-slip marina, offers secluded tranquility 25 ...
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 ...
Memories Grand Bahama Beach Resort All-Inclusive1 Sea Horse Lane, Freeport 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in Freeport, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, just steps from Lucaya Beach and Port Lucaya Marketplace. Port Lucayan Marina and Reef ...
My first time there and Loved the place the hotel has little things they have to work on such has, not having cups everytime u ask for a drink, the line at the buffet every AM, their DJ, and the water in the shower is super cold. But over all is a great place to relax with your family, have a good ...
The unspoiled tropical beauty of Freeport, Bahamas
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.
Top things to see and do
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.
Local attractions in Freeport
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.
Outdoor activities in Freeport
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.
Travel to and around Freeport
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.
Where to stay
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.
Best times to visit Freeport
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.
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