Shopping on Grand Bahama

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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 enjoy shopping for 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 in advance, you can do so at (242) 373-8269.

Another possibility is John Bull Freeport, which is found within a quick walk from 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. To talk to them, call (242) 374-6614.

A third option is The Art of Giving. The Art of Giving has many souvenirs and gifts, and while they range in holiday and purpose, most of them have a Caribbean and tropical theme. You will find them at 32 International Bazaar.

Take a look at this table if you want more information.

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 interesting specialty retailers in the area is Leo's Art Gallery. They are found in Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama. Stop by Leo's Art Gallery and take a look at some of the paintings done by the local artist, Leo Brown. This artist has sold his works around the world and this little shop is his storefront and work station. Visitors can contact them at (242) 373-1758.

Another good option is Underwater Explorers Society At Port Lucaya, which is found 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 in advance, you can do so at (800) 992-3483.

Goldylocks Port Lucaya: With unlimited customization and design opportunities, Goldylocks specializes in personalized "name necklaces," which molds precious metals into a necklace that is unique to its buyer. If you have questions, call them at (242) 352-5920.

Check the chart below for more information about your options.

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

Hoping to find some new clothing during your vacation? Consider dropping by Bandolera -- which is located within Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama. If you are looking for some up to date Bahama fashion, then the Bandolera Boutique at Port Lucaya is one of the places you should stop by. This local business is independent of any of the large brands, and simply picks what the owner thinks is best. If you're looking for something specific, try calling them at (242) 373-7691.

A second place to consider is La Shay's Boutique -- which is located about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters) from Bandolera. The store is open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Saturday and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. They're located 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.

The table just below provides you with a few details concerning the apparel shops located on Grand Bahama.

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. Visit House of Rum to grab some drinks and enjoy your time on Grand Bahama. If you are looking for something specific and want to call before you go, do so at (242) 373-6935.

A second place to consider is Santorini Deli, which is found 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 would like to call in advance, do so at (242) 373-6303.

You might want to look through the following table to learn more.

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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