Shopping on Grand Bahama

Photo credit: © Jesper Jurcenoks
 

One of the things that Grand Bahama is best known for is shopping opportunities.  There are three main shopping districts on the island, and a few smaller centers here and there where visitors will be able to purchase imported luxury goods as well as locally made products for low prices and in many cases duty free.

It was in 1992 that the government removed import duty on a huge number of luxury goods.  This includes leather, jewelry, linens, timepieces, photography equipment, crystal, china, and fragrances among other things.  

You'll find your best chances at finding a good deal to be at the Port Lucaya Marketplace.  Here there are several dozen shops, boutiques, and stands selling everything a typical mall would have, plus locally made wares and souvenirs.

The International Bazaar should be next on your list.  This is 10 acres of stalls, kiosks, and shops that specializes in selling unique products from around the world.  It definitely has a bazaar feel as the name implies, so keep small bills on you and be prepared to haggle.

Finally, Freeport Harbor is where cruisers will generally make their first stop.  There is a straw market selling local goods and a collection of souvenir shops selling generic trinkets.  

As you shop, keep an eye out for products with the “Authentically Bahamian” sticker on the side.  These have been evaluated by the ministry of tourism and dubbed some of the best handmade local offerings. 

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're hoping to find some souvenirs consider visiting Harley-Davidson Freeport, which is situated in Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama. 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 would like to call ahead, you can do so at (242) 373-8269.

A second option is John Bull Freeport, which is found just next door to Harley-Davidson Freeport. John Bull offers the latest designs for men's fashion that include high quality name branch watches and an exclusive gallery of leather products, including belts and wallets. John Bull is also the official Rolex dealer of the Bahamas. Visitors can call them at (242) 374-6614.

A third place to consider is The Art of Giving. If you are looking for a gift for any occasion, then the Art of Giving store in the International Bazaar is a good place to check out. With gifts spanning from holidays to special occasions to just because, you are sure to find something that is perfect. They're located at 32 International Bazaar.

Take a moment to read the table below for a listing of gift and souvenir shops in this area.

Gifts and Souvenirs On Grand Bahama
Name Type Phone Location
Appy's Liquor Store Duty Free Store -- 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
Arcade Liquors Freeport Duty Free Store (242) 352-7206 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
Art and Nature Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 373-8320 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Bellevue Gifts & Supplies Ltd Gift and Souvenir Shops 352-8808 Grand Bahama Island
Butler & Sands Duty-Free Duty Free Store (242) 373-6941 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
China Arts & Souvenirs Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 351-1728 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
Color Cafe Gift and Souvenir Shops 351-4425 Grand Bahama Island
Concord Liquors Duty Free Store -- 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
Harley-Davidson Freeport Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 373-8269 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Huyler's International Trading Gifts, Souvenirs, and Handicrafts (242) 322-4117 Seahorse Village
John Bull Freeport Duty Free Store (242) 374-6614 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
K & S Florist & Gift Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops 352-2211 Grand Bahama Island
Midnight Sun Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 352-9515 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
Pinder's Sundries and Gifts Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 351-9672 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
Souvenirs of Lucaya Gift and Souvenir Shops -- 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 popular specialty retailers is Leo's Art Gallery. This store is located in Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama. 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. You can contact them at (242) 373-1758.

Another option is Underwater Explorers Society At Port Lucaya, which is located a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) 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. If you are looking to call ahead of time, you can do so at (800) 992-3483.

Goldylocks Port Lucaya: The options are unlimited at Goldylocks. You can choose from a collection of doodle inspired necklace pendants, design your own doodle and have Goldylocks shape it for you, or order your name molded in beautiful scroll. If you are looking for something specific and want to call in advance, you can do so at (242) 352-5920.

Check this table to learn more.

Specialty Shops On Grand Bahama
Name Type Phone Location
Art Store Art Gallery -- 6.0 mi. West of Central Freeport
Colombian Emeralds Lucaya Jewelry Store (242) 373-8400 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Curiosity Shop Jewelry Store (242) 373-2776 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Flovin Gallery Lucaya Art Gallery (242) 352-7564 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
Goldylocks Port Lucaya Jewelry Store (242) 352-5920 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Goldylocks Too Jewelry Store -- 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Heads Above The Rest Beauty Jewelry Store 351-8395 Grand Bahama Island
John Heath Jewelry Jewelry Store (242) 374-6614 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Kid's World Toy and Game Store (242) 352-3931 1.1 mi. South of Downtown 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
Silver Traditions Jewelry Store -- 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Smoker's World Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (242) 351-6899 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
The Curiosity Shop Jewelry Store (242) 373-2776 2.2 mi. East of Central 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

Interested in shopping for clothing? Consider dropping by Bandolera -- which is located in Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama. Bandolera offers some of the newest fashion designs in clothing that is both stylish and comfortable. The store aims to provide clothing that is respectable yet still turns heads. If you're looking to call in advance, do so at (242) 373-7691.

Another option is La Shay's Boutique -- which is found about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters) from Bandolera. Looking for some new clothes to wear around the Bahamas? La Shay's Boutique offers the perfect kind of clothing so that you will fit right in with everyone else. You will find them on Horse Shoe Road.

A third apparel shop you might enjoy is Cariloha Freeport. 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.

Many of the apparel shops located on Grand Bahama are listed down below.

Clothing and Apparel On Grand Bahama
Name Type Phone Location
Affordable Styles Boutique (242) 351-8130 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
Bahamian Beach Wear Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store 373-1738 Port Lucaya
Bahamian Beachwear Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (242) 373-1738 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Bandolera Boutique (242) 373-7691 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Cariloha Freeport Boutique -- Freeport
Cassandra's Boutique Boutique -- 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Cleo's Boutique Boutique (242) 352-3340 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
Dorsett Tee's T-Shirt Shop 328-5388 Garden of the Groves
Esperanza Imports Boutique -- 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Fun & Sun Wear Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (242) 352-2907 1.1 mi. South of Downtown 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
In Step Boutique Boutique -- 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
La Maison de Besh Boutique (242) 352-1335 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Freeport
La Shay's Boutique Boutique (242) 373-4506 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
One Nine Six Lucaya Boutique (242) 374-9473 Port Lucaya, Southwestern part of Grand Bahama
Ritchie's Calypso No.1 Boutique 352-9451 Grand Bahama Island
Shoone Jack T-Shirt Shop (242) 373-7941 Grand Bahama Island
Show Off-T- Shirts T-Shirt Shop (242) 352-6483 Grand Bahama Island

Food and Grocery

Got the munchies? House of Rum is located in Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama. House of Rum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. You can contact them at (242) 373-6935.

Another place to consider is Santorini Deli, which is located within a quick walk from House of Rum. Santorini is a cafe and deli that has a large selection of Eddy's and Haagen Daz. Often regarded as the house of ice cream, they also sell cigars, cohiba and motecristo.

Bootleg Chocolates: Run by the mother-daughter team of Daphne and Amanda Ormerod and founded in 2010, Bootleg Chocolate is perfect for visitor's with a sweet tooth. Delectable European island inspired chocolates entice guests, with flavors so delicious that you have to try them all. If you have questions, call them at (242) 373-6303.

Glance through the table just below for more information about your options.

Food and Grocery Stores On Grand Bahama
Name Type Phone Location
Bootleg Chocolates Gourmet Food Store (242) 373-6303 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Buy-4-Less Grocery Store 361-4110 Seahorse Village
Charlie Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (242) 373-3100 Grand Bahama Island
Flying Dutchman Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store 323-4720 Seahorse Village
Grand Bahama Food Co Ltd Grocery Store 352-9801 Grand Bahama Island
Grand Central Liquors Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store 351-8889 Grand Bahama Island
House of Rum Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (242) 373-6935 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Jimmy's Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store 352-4070 Grand Bahama Island
L E M Liquor Store No. 1 Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store 352-7935 Grand Bahama Island
Logwood Rd Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store 352-5511 Grand Bahama Island
Over The Hill Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store 322-5382 Seahorse Village
Pearl Mart Convenience Store -- 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Santorini Deli Convenience Store -- 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Stop N Shop Grocers Grocery Store 352-7444 Grand Bahama Island
Sweets From Heaven Confectionery and Nut Store (242) 373-1540 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
 

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