Taino Beach

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This humble beach stretches along the coast, not calling much attention to itself. Despite that, it has become very popular among the visitors of the nearby area.

Located on the edge of Freeport, four miles east of the downtown area, Taino Beach is on the South West edge of Grand Bahama Island. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Many of the beaches in the Bahamas are quiet and secluded, but Taino Beach offers those same relaxation qualities without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

Amenities and Ambiance

Other than one section that has a pier and some chairs, Taino Beach is free of development and is generally free of any crowds that other nearby beaches tend to have.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Luckily, lounging chairs are available for guests looking for a place to relax by the water.

Even so, please see that even though there exists a few comforts for you to enjoy if you go to Taino Beach, it is found in a relatively urbanized region. If you want to stay away from crowded shores and busy-beaches, there is a decent cause to plan ahead and beat the crowds, maybe coming earlier when it is a little cooler. If you come later, you could miss the chance to fully use all those comforts which the beach has for its guests.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island; this area boasts other attractions such as Lucayan Golf Course, which is a mile and a half away.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Museum Of Underwater Exploration (found a mile and a half to the west-southwest) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new side of The Bahamas' history.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Taino Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lucayan Golf Course Golf Course 1.7 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Flovin Gallery Lucaya Art Gallery 1.8 mi. WSW Grand Bahama Island
Art and Nature Gift and Souvenir Shops 1.8 mi. WSW Grand Bahama Island
The Ultimate Zone Amusement Arcade 1.8 mi. WSW Grand Bahama Island
Leo's Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.8 mi. WSW Grand Bahama Island
Treasure Bay Casino Casino 1.8 mi. WSW Grand Bahama Island
Museum Of Underwater Exploration Museum 1.8 mi. WSW Grand Bahama Island

Cities and Towns

Taino Beach is in the Freeport area, so walking the city is a definite option. Freeport is nearby and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the beach, Freeport is a quick trip away, maybe four miles (six kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest options have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Taino Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina 1.2 mi. WSW Resort
Taino Beach Resort 1.3 mi. WSW Resort
Pelican Bay Resort At Lucaya 1.7 mi. WSW Hotel
Grand Lucayan 1.7 mi. WSW Resort
Bell Channel Inn 1.7 mi. W Motel
Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach 1.9 mi. WSW Resort

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Outriggers Native Restaurant. This restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They are also famous for their barbecue and seafood.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Taino Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Outriggers Native Restaurant (242) 373-4811 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. SW
Tony Macaroni's Conch Experience (242) 533-6766 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. WSW
Taino By the Sea (800) 824-6623 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. WSW
Flying Fish Modern Seafood -- Caribbean Informal 1.6 mi. WSW
Sabor (242) 373-5588 Fusion Informal 1.7 mi. WSW
Dive-In Grille (242) 373-1244 International Very Casual 1.7 mi. WSW
Prop Club (242) 373-1333 American, International Informal 1.7 mi. WSW
Upstairs on the Bay 373-3622 American, Bahamian -- 1.7 mi. W
Giovanni's Cafe (242) 373-9107 Italian Informal 1.7 mi. WSW
Pizza Hut Lucaya (242) 373-7210 Italian Very Casual 1.8 mi. WSW
After Deck Restaurant (242) 373-8657 American, Caribbean, European Very Casual 1.8 mi. WSW
Allie's Snack Bar (242) 373-8870 Caribbean Very Casual 1.8 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Grand Bahama Island, of course, so if Taino Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You may also enjoy Churchill Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

Maybe Taino Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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