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 toward the outskirts of Freeport, four miles east of "downtown," Taino Beach is on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Although Taino Beach is not the most secluded beach in the Bahamas, it offers just enough privacy to attract families and couples alike.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Luckily, lounging chairs are offered at this beach for guests seeking a peaceful spot to relax in.

You should remember that the area right around Taino Beach is is a much-visited area, meaning you may find many people vying for the use of the same amenities.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Taino Beach on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island; this area boasts other attractions such as Lucayan Golf Course, which is pretty close, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Museum Of Underwater Exploration (positioned a mile and a half to the west-southwest) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience The Bahamas' culture.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

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 exploring the city is a convenient option. The closest town is Freeport, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Freeport isn't far off, about four miles (six kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Visitors will find a fairly wide assortment of hotels to pick from in the area that surrounds the beach. The closest of which are shown 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

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Taino Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Outriggers Native Restaurant. The restaurant has Caribbean food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their barbecue and seafood.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Grand Bahama Island besides Taino Beach worth visiting.

You might also want to visit Churchill Beach, located three miles to the northeast.

While the Bahamas has many alluring attractions, Taino Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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