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Dining Options at Port Lucaya Marketplace in Freeport, Bahamas

You are bound to get hungry and thirsty while shopping at Port Lucaya Marketplace. Select from one of the 16 restaurants and four bars. An example is the Bateman’s Big Easy, a seafood eatery with a New Orleans theme. Or if you prefer to eat on the run, the island’s largest retail center also has […]

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Pinder’s Point Lighthouse in Freeport, Bahamas

Pinder’s Point was built in the 1960s shortly after a creek was dredged to create the Freeport Harbour (now called the Lucayan Harbour). The 40 foot, cinder-block lighthouse has three red and three white, horizontal stripes. This Grand Bahama Heritage Site is currently inactive. It replaced an early 19th century lighthouse named Eight Mile Rock […]

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Port Lucaya Marina in Freeport, Bahamas

If you arrive to Freeport by boat, your first choice for docking is at the Port Lucaya Marina. This protective harbor has 150 slips to accommodate pleasure boats up to yachts for a day or the season. If the open sea sounds appealing but you don’t have a boat, you can charter a sightseeing cruise […]

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The Perfume Factory in Freeport, Bahamas

If you enjoy wearing perfume, then you will love visiting The Perfume Factory. The store is housed in this quaint replica of a Bahamian mansion adjacent to the International Bazaar. The fragrances are as unique as the island-themed names. You will have fun touring a portion of their manufacturing facilities. Then mix and name your […]

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Lucaya Lighthouse in Freeport, Bahamas

Most lighthouses were constructed to help sea captains safely navigate through coastal waters. This one was constructed as a picturesque marquee for Lighthouse Pointe. The highly-rated, all-inclusive property opened in 2015 as part of the Grand Lucayan Resort. The “Classic Bahamian Experience” includes all meals, liquor and entertainment to compliment an infinity pool and rooms […]

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International Bazaar in Freeport, Bahamas

This red Chinese paifang gate is the marquee for the International Bazaar. Its approximately 70 stores within ten acres are divided into country sections such as French, Scandinavia, Oriental, etc. This shopping complex is the only attraction near downtown Freeport of interest to tourists. The rest of the island’s largest city is mostly designed for […]

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Grand Bahama Port Authority in Freeport, Bahamas

Grand Bahama Island was largely undeveloped until the arrival of Wallace Groves in the early 1940’s after serving two years in a federal prison for mail fraud. In 1955, this former NYC securities executive was granted 211 square miles of the island for tax-free development in the Hawksbill Creek Agreement. He also founded the Grand […]

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From Reality to Paradise in Freeport, Bahamas

Reality consistency gets in the way of having fun. The remedy? Book a short flight or cruise to Grand Bahama. Then don your beach apparel sans shoes and go for a barefoot stroll with your best friend. Feel the warmth. Smell the ocean. Listen to the surf. Soon real life disappears as you savor your […]

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Damaged Pier at Taino Beach in Freeport, Bahamas

Hurricane season in the Bahamas runs from June through November. Grand Bahama was pounded by two major storms in 2004: Hurricanes Francis (category 4) and Hurricane Jeanne (category 3). Most of the damage was repaired. Then Hurricane Matthew struck on October, 2016, less than a month before these photos were taken. This pier on Taino […]

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Golf Course Options in Freeport, Bahamas

Travelers who spell vacation as “GOLF” have three options on Grand Bahama. The oldest is this Ruby Golf Course. Joe Lee was the co-architect of this 18-hole course in 1964. He also helped lay out the par 36, 9 holes at Fortune Hills Golf and Country Club. The best rated and most challenging is The […]