Shopping in Freeport

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From the world famous Port Lucaya Marketplace to the International Bazaar, Freeport is one of the best places in the Bahamas to get in some shopping.  Not only will you find a huge variety of goods at low prices, this is also a duty free port, so your savings are even greater.

Port Lucaya Marketplace is an open market along the bay with shops selling brand name items, jewelry, and typically higher priced items that you can get at a discount compared to in the states. If you're only going to visit one shopping center in this town, though, it should be the International Bazaar.  Located in the heart of town, it has a bazaar feel with a display of international goods from nearly 30 different countries around the world.  The shops are spread out over 10 acres and is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Finally, there is also some shopping to be done right at Freeport Harbor.  This area has a straw market appeal with a lot of souvenir shops for a quick item to add to your collection.  

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're looking for some gifts you might enjoy a visit to Harley-Davidson Freeport, which is situated in Port Lucaya, in eastern Freeport. At the Harley-Davidson store in Freeport you are likely to see a few motorcycles, as well as accessories for the bikes. Aside from the vehicles though, their are a number of t-shirts, small souvenirs, and other products that make a great gift to any Harley fan. If you are looking to call in advance, you can do so at (242) 373-8269.

A second place to consider is Sun & Sea Outfitters, which is located a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) of Harley-Davidson Freeport. The store is stocked with great vacation items like resort wear,m dive gear, beach wear, snorkeling equipment, sunglasses and much more. Visitors can contact them at (800) 992-3483.

A third shop to consider is The Glass Blower. The Glass Blower offers small glass gifts that have been blown into Caribbean shapes like palm trees, lobsters, Junkanoo dancers, and other similar figurines. These beautiful products are made in shop and really are a work of art. If you want to call before you go, do so at (242) 352-8585.

A variety of gift and souvenir shops in and around Freeport are summarized in the chart below.

Gifts and Souvenirs Around Freeport
Name Type Phone Location
Harley-Davidson Freeport Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 373-8269 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
John Bull Freeport Duty Free Store (242) 374-6614 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Straw Market Freeport Gifts, Souvenirs, and Handicrafts -- 6.0 mi. West of Central Freeport
Sun & Sea Outfitters Gift and Souvenir Shops (800) 992-3483 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
The Art of Giving Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 352-1139 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
The Glass Blower Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 352-8585 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport

Specialty Shops

One of the area's more popular speciality shops is Leo's Art Gallery. They are located within Port Lucaya, in eastern Freeport. The art gallery features the original and reproduction works of the artist. You can also buy a few and take them home with you, or arrange for it to be shipped via mail. Leo's artwork depict exotic wildlife and religious scenes; Leo is often hanging around the gallery and is normally happy to discuss his paintings with visitors. Customers can reach them at (242) 373-1758.

A second option is Underwater Explorers Society At Port Lucaya, which is found a short distance from Leo's Art Gallery. Explore the water world off the coast of the Bahamas with the Underwater Explorers Society, or UNEXSO. They are experts at diving and dolphin excursions, and can take you out to the best places to do both. The property can be found on Royal Palm Way.

GB Jewellery Factory: Grand Bahama Jewellery Factory is home to the exclusive Marahlago larimar collection, which features the larimar- a rare Caribbean gemstone. Customers can chose from a variety of handcrafted rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets. If you want to call ahead of time, do so at (242) 373-8610.

Several of the specialty shops in or near Freeport are provided in the following chart.

Specialty Shops Around Freeport
Name Type Phone Location
Colombian Emeralds Lucaya Jewelry Store (242) 373-8400 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Freeport Jewellers Lucaya Jewelry Store (242) 373-2776 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
GB Jewellery Factory Jewelry Store (242) 373-8610 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Leo's Art Gallery Art Gallery (242) 373-1758 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Nautica Boutique Toy and Game Store (242) 373-8642 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Pandora Port Lucaya Jewelry Store (242) 373-8400 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Paradise Jewels Freeport Jewelry Store (242) 351-1392 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
The Jewellery Box Jewelry Store (242) 373-8319 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Underwater Explorers Society At Port Lucaya Dive Shop (800) 992-3483 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport

Clothing and Apparel

Hoping to find some new clothing during your vacation? Perhaps you would enjoy Bandolera -- which is found within Port Lucaya, in eastern Freeport. The boutique is open daily, having hours on Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. If you want to know more, call them at (242) 373-7691.

A second place to consider is Cariloha Freeport -- which is found mi. ( km) to the of Bandolera. Take a look and a feel at the clothes that are made out of bamboo. This not the hard plant that you may be thinking of, but a refined version of it that is actually quite soft, twice as soft according to Caroloha.

A third place to consider is One Nine Six Lucaya. One Nine Six focuses on teens and young adults with their colorful fashions and unique handbags and jewelry. If you need to purchase a gift, or want something new yourself, stop by and see what the local youth in the Bahamas are wearing. Visitors can reach them at (242) 374-9473.

Several of the apparel shops in Freeport or its vicinity can be seen in the table below.

Clothing and Apparel Around Freeport
Name Type Phone Location
A Perfect Match Shoe Store (242) 351-0051 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
Bandolera Boutique (242) 373-7691 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Cariloha Freeport Boutique -- Freeport
Clothesline General Clothing Store (242) 373-7866 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Glorious Fashions Boutique (242) 352-1424 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
Head to Toes Fashion Trends Clothing Store (242) 373-3985 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Heaven Sent Kids Children's and Infants' Clothing and Accessory Store -- 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
One Nine Six Lucaya Boutique (242) 374-9473 Port Lucaya
Peggy's Hat Factory Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store 341-6197 Seahorse Village
Strut'n'it Shoe Store -- 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
The Shoe Village Freeport Shoe Store (242) 351-3274 1.0 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
Tinysoles Shoe Boutique Shoe Store (242) 443-7322 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport

Food and Grocery

Looking for some food? Bootleg Chocolates is located in Port Lucaya, in eastern Freeport. The Bahamian Sea Salt & Hibiscus caramel and Goat pepper & Balsamic caramel are a must and can be enjoyed alongside an organic, fresh roasted espresso drink or; stay cool with one of their popular homemade ice cream sandwiches dipped in chocolate. Some of their other unique flavors are black tea & ginger, gully wash (gin and coconut), guava duff (guava with rum sauce), key lime caramel and vanilla bean & rum. If you're looking to call before making reservations, do so at (242) 373-6303.

Another possibility is Island Yogurt, which is found just a few steps away from Bootleg Chocolates. Island Yogurt is a soft serve, self serve frozen yogurt store. There are many different flavors to choose from and toppings like fresh fruit, nuts, cereals and candy. Reach them at (242) 373-2015.

View the following chart for more information about your options.

Food and Grocery Stores Around Freeport
Name Type Phone Location
Bootleg Chocolates Gourmet Food Store (242) 373-6303 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Flying Dutchman Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store 323-4720 Seahorse Village
Island Yogurt Special Food Services (242) 373-2015 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Over The Hill Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store 322-5382 Seahorse Village
Sawyers Fresh Market Grocery Store 352-1765 Seahorse Village
 

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