Freeport, Bahamas Vacation Guide
Culturally rich, historically captivating, and covered with gorgeous vistas: Freeport is something of a tropical wonderland. Nestled on Grand Bahama’s coast, this seaside city offers the sort of spa resorts and golf retreats luxury seekers love, but Freeport vacations aren’t only about first-class amenities. Adventurous tourists use the city as a starting point for explorations to the region’s network of national parks, and culture buffs cozy up to the markets and iconic island architecture. Freeport vacation packages truly have something for everyone.
Start your trip with a taste of the local flavour. The Port Lucaya Marketplace is a great place to get acquainted with the city’s atmosphere, and you’ll be able browse duty-free goods in more than 80 shops. After you’ve shopped for handmade sculptures and marvelled at the locally produced jewelry, venture out into the village of Port Lucaya to grab a bite at the authentic eateries, and catch a glimpse of the after-dark hot spots. You’ll likely find several Freeport all inclusive deals in the area, so spend some time getting to know its dazzling array of offerings.
When you’re ready to hit the beach, head to the white sands on the island’s southern edge. Coral Beach is ideal for snorkeling, but Gold Rock is a local favourite; situated in the Lucayan National Park, this area was the setting for two of the “Pirates of the Caribbean" films, and its limestone caverns are part of one of the world’s most expansive cave systems.
Another experience essential to every vacation in Freeport is a journey to Peterson Cay National Park. This protected island is accessible only by boat, but it’s worth the ‘trouble’ to see the native wildlife in a more unadulterated setting. Rand Nature Center is closer to town, and its sprawling network of trails and forests are ideal for bird watchers. Plus, you’ll find some of the best all inclusive Freeport hotels located close to its lush greenery, so you can combine a luxurious escape with active hikes through the area. It’s all part of Freeport’s inimitable charm.