Activities in Freeport

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Known as the Bahamas “Second City,”  Freeport is a little bit quiet beachside community and a little bit busy tourist town depending on whether or not there is a cruise ship in port.  There is no question that thanks to the International Bazaar and the Port Lucaya Marketplace, the top activity in Freeport is shopping.  At the Marketplace, you can spend hours and even days wandering the stalls of this 12 acre complex looking for handmade goods, souvenirs, snacks, and fine artwork among other things while the Bazaar is known for more international treasures.  

Of course, not everyone will spend their entire time in Freeport shopping.  There is also a golf course, several tennis courts, an eco-attraction called Garden of the Groves that can be explored, and much, much more. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

Many visitors find it exhilarating to zip around town on the back of a scooter, and the easy access for scooter riders to Port Lucaya can make for a great day of beachgoing or shopping.

If you are thinking about sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, you will find a few places that can help you. Those needing to get more details about this topic can do so by visiting this page.

Diving

Freeport Diving

Whether you are here for a few hours during a cruise, or are staying in one of the many hotels, dive operators stand at the ready to take you out to sea for some decent reef dives. Additionally, there are also some shallow dives close to shore.

There are two dive operators and at least 6 good dive sites to choose from. If interested, you can get more information concerning diving in this area, can do so by clicking here.

Fishing

Freeport Fishing

Even though Freeport is a bit more developed than other parts of the Bahamas, it happens to be one of the best areas for fisherman looking for a day at sea.

If you're an avid angler you will be happy to learn there are a few charter fishing services that operate from this area. Readers can learn more concerning fishing in this area can do so here.

Golf

Hoping you can spend some time on the greens during your vacation? You might be pleased to learn three are located in the area. The courses are The Reef Club Golf Course, Lucayan Golf Course, and Bahamas Princess Ruby Course. To get additional information concerning the course just click on the name of the course. Moreover, you can read this extended discussion if you'd like to find out more information regarding golfing throughout Grand Bahama.

Sailing and Boating

The chart below enables you to get a few details concerning local providers that can help you get out on the water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Freeport
Name Phone Location
Exotic Adventures (242) 374-2278 Downtown Freeport
Reef Tours (242) 373-5880 2.1 mi. East of Central Freeport
Sunn Odyssey (242) 373-4014 1.6 mi. Southeast of Central Freeport

If you're interested in reading about local marinas and charter options go to this page.

Shopping

The Perfume Factory

If there are some people who enjoy exploring new shops traveling with you, they can while away some time exploring a few of the area's 40 retail shops. If you want to discover more about shopping in and around Freeport, you can do so by clicking here.

Sightseeing

Grand Bahama Labyrinth

You might want to set aside a day for enjoying the culture, sounds and sights of Freeport. Visitors who like the open air frequently have fun visiting the outdoor park and botanical garden. Click here to find our article about area sightseeing and attractions.

Be sure to look at the table below for a list of a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Freeport
Name Type Phone Location
Executive Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (242) 352-8858 Port Lucaya
Lucaya Watersports Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (242) 373-6375 2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport
Paradise Watersports Excursions and Sightseeing Service (242) 373-4001 1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Freeport

Snorkeling

Freeport Snorkeling

If spending some time snorkeling sounds like fun you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance during your vacation in Freeport. For a more comprehensive look at nearby snorkeling opportunities, use this link.

Spas

Dermalogica Freeport

Relaxing in a spa just might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, considering that there are 5 spas that operate in this area. For more information on the options, read this page.

Tennis

Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach

If you're a tennis player you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. You can view the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Freeport
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach 2.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Freeport 4
Grand Lucayan 2.3 mi. East of Central Freeport 4 check check
Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina 2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport 4

For instance, Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach has 3 swimming pools where you can cool off after a game.

Other Activities

Check out the table below for information concerning other activities.

Other Activities In Freeport
Name Type Phone Location
Freeport Rugby & Football Club Sporting Event Venue 352-2952 Downtown Freeport
Grand Bahamas Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue -- 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Freeport
Mind Body & Soul Fitness Center Fitness Centers and Instructors -- Downtown Freeport
Paradise Watersports Watersports Operator (242) 373-4001 1.6 mi. South of Central Freeport
Pinetree Stables Horseback Riding Site -- 1.3 mi. South of Central Freeport
 

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