What to do and see in Freeport, Bahamas: The Best Places and Tips

March 21, 2018 Christa Meece

The capital of Grand Bahama Island, founded in 1955 as a center of tourism, has undergone recent redevelopment and again offers nearly every amenity an island visitor could hope for: pristine beaches, golf, water sports, diving, gambling, duty-free shopping, boating, nightclubs and fishing. Want more? Try the Pirates of the Bahamas theme park, Freeport's International Bazaar, Port Lucaya marketplace, Garden of the Groves botanical garden, the Rand Nature Center or Lucayan National Park.
Restaurants in Freeport

1. Bahamian Brewery

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island +1 242-352-4070
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

Bahamian Brewery

Reviewed By beardie27 - Dundee, United Kingdom

We visited the Bahamian Brewery as part of a tour,the friendly staff showed us where the brewing process took place then the area where the bottles were washed plus various processes.We then were taken to a room containing a Bar,small samples of various beers were offered to the assembled company,the strength of beer increased with each sample,most were pretty good! At the finish you could partake in larger samples if you so wished.Back downstairs is a well stocked off-license and gift shop to browse.It was an interesting tour.

2. Taino Beach Ferry

Jolly Roger Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island +1 242-350-2200
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 334 reviews

Taino Beach Ferry

Reviewed By KimMiesau - Meadville, Pennsylvania

Ferry is punctual and comfortable. In the off-season, there is a reduced schedule that is not published so be sure to ask the boat pilot.

3. Garden of the Groves

Midshipman Rd. and Magellan Dr, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island +1 242-373-5668
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 889 reviews

Garden of the Groves

Twelve-acre garden full of tropical plants and animals: one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island.

Reviewed By kythoro - Lexington, South Carolina

We took the excursion from our cruise ship to the Gardens. Air conditioned bus with Jason as our tour guide and about a 45 minute trip. The Gardens were quite refreshing after all the damage we noticed from Hurricane Matthew on bus trip. Lots of beautiful flowers, birds, ducks, fish and trees. Loved the chapel on the hill and the serenity of the location. Shopping area with local crafts and a few eateries. Beautiful waterfall and a serenity trail to walk when you are stressed.

4. Peterson Cay

Peterson Cay, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island +1 242-393-1317
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

Peterson Cay

Located a mile off the Mainland shore, this small, often deserted island is a relaxing place for snorkeling and viewing birds.

Reviewed By sommerlovin - Cincinnati, Ohio

This is a pretty beach! We came on a jetski tour (it left the hotel about 2:45pm) and it was low tide. Not sure if there was actually a reef - we tried to snorkel but there was a lot of sand and sea weed.

5. Taino Beach

Jolly Roger Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island +1 888-311-7945
Excellent
46%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 864 reviews

Taino Beach

Lovely beach, known for its remote stretches of sand.

Reviewed By JohnF1949 - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Great beac. Low waves white sand. Beach I’d raked each day. The is jet skis, para sailing and swimming. Nice beach to walk. Did notice a lot of broken glass on beach. Understandable after seeing spring breaker during and throw bottles on beach. Should be cleaned up by hotels!

6. Count Basie Square

Port Lucaya Marketplace, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island +1 242-373-8446
Excellent
42%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 427 reviews

Count Basie Square

Reviewed By AlphaRam - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

We stumbled upon this square when visiting the Lucayan Market. There are a number of brightly-colored buildings with shops, food, etc. Since we were there during the day, we did not get to see any of the entertainment. We were told that different music acts perform on different nights and that it is something to experience.

7. Port Lucaya Marina

Seahorse Rd, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island +1 242-373-9090
Excellent
33%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 256 reviews

Port Lucaya Marina

Reviewed By Sandi B - Columbia, South Carolina

A beautiful scenic marina, our starting-off point for some fantastic scuba diving! Lovely to walk through in the morning as the boats are being readied for a day of ocean activities, faint Caribbean music sounds in the background from the Port Lucaya Marketplace.

Port Lucayan Marketplace, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island +1 242-373-1758
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Leo's Art Gallery

Reviewed By Denvergal1234 - Denver, CO

We stopped in here because we like to find local art on vacation. This was a bit pricey compared to what we were looking for, but the art was nice. He had some originals and lithographs and other sorts of copies. We ended up buying elsewhere.

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