Best Freeport Attractions And Points Of Interest
Here are the best Freeport attractions and some of the most exciting points of interest that you can explore on your vacation on the Grand Bahama Island.
Lucayan National Park in Freeport
Take a trip to some of the most secluded beaches in the Bahama's. Lucayan National Park offers an incredible day out filled with exploration of tropical fauna and flora. Taking time out to discover nature is one of the most special Freeport attractions.
Paddle through via kayak and photograph some of the most beautiful birdlife while enjoying the warm tropical sun. Snorkel in the crystal blue waters and explore the magnificent Ben's Cave, an underwater cavern system. Explore part of the world's largest uncharted cavern system and learn about the history of the Bahamas. Head back to the sandy shore for lunch and a bit of sunbathing.
Peterson Cay National Park in Freeport
If you are looking for some of the most incredible reefs, Peterson Cay National park, is a great Freeport attraction. Particularly great for divers and snorkelers, the reef is home to many different types of marine life.
Capture some memories of the tropical fish with an underwater camera. You may even be lucky enough to encounter some manta rays and the great barracuda. You will be dazzled by the beautiful coral structures, from soft coral close to the shore to the more dense coral a short swim away.The unspoiled sandy beaches make Peterson Cay National Park the perfect spot to soak up the sun and enjoy a delicious picnic.
Port Lucaya Marketplace and Village in Freeport
Shop till you drop! The Port Lucaya Marketplace and Village is a recommended Freeport atraction. Shop outdoors and feel the sun on your skin as you browse over 80 boutique stores and restaurants.
Stay as the sun kisses the horizon and enjoy the nightlife in twilight. Join in on traditional dancing or listen to local music. Street performers will keep you entertained for hours on end, while the kids can enjoy activities such as dance and music lessons. Don't forget to try the local beer from the Island Brewery, or, try your hand at blending your own magical scent with the local perfumery.© Boreccy | Dreamstime.com
Dead Man's Reef at Paradise Cove Resort in Freeport
Enjoy a day of sand, sea and snorkeling by visiting Paradise Cove beach resort. Swim out to Dead Man's reef, one of the most popular attractions in Freeport.
Whether you are an intermediate or an advanced snorkeler, you can enjoy the exotic, marine-life-filled reef, famous for its shallow, crystal clear waters. Spot a stingray or sea turtle or climb on top of one of the floating rafts for a bit of sunbathing. Once all the snorkeling has made you hungry, take a stroll down the scenic shoreline to the beach-side bar and restaurant for some fresh seafood and tropical cocktails.
Garden of the Groves in Freeport
Discovering the beautiful Garden of the Groves is the next big Freeport attraction. Be enthralled by all the natural beauty, take a stroll through the Garden of the Groves which closely resembles a piece of paradise, and discover hundreds of birds and animals species and more than ten thousand plant life. Spot exotic macaws, iguanas and even an alligator or two. For the kids, there is a glorious petting zoo that allows them to interact with cheeky pot-bellied pigs and pigmy goats. Fancy an adventure? Climb on a bicycle and discover some hidden waterfalls in the Garden of the Groves. A real gem.
Photo by Pietro Valocchi
Cooper's Castle in Freeport
Want a little bit of feel-good magic? Visit a castle that seems to have popped straight of a children's fairy-tale. The Cooper's Castle is one of the Freeport attractions.
Take a trip down memory lane with Havard Cooper, famous Bahamian entrepreneur. He is the reason you can grab a bite at your favourite fast food restaurants in Freeport, starting the fast food franchises you see today. The Castle, perched on the highest point of the island, can be seen from the coastline, so take a trip on the glass bottom boat and keep an eye out!
Photo by Cooper's Castle
International Bazaar in Freeport
Shopping bug bitten you? Visit the International Bazaar and shop till you drop. The local merchants Bazaar is an exceptional Freeport attration. The magic behind the Bazaar dates back to 2004 when it was struck by a terrible hurricane. For some time, the International Bazaar did not look like it would get back on its feet. However, today merchants, business owners and artists have brought back its original glory.
Enjoy the local cuisine, blend your own signature perfume, pick up some handmade crafts and learn about the culture of Freeport from the local people. This is a Freeport point of interest not to miss.
Photo by Christopher Connell
Perfume Factory in Freeport - Fragrance of The Bahamas
Take the scent of the Bahamas home with you, or blend your own. The perfume factory is a great Freeport attraction that allows you to make your own parfume.
Other half feeling left out? Not to worry, the Perfume Factory offers a variety of other products, such as body lotions and aftershave, if he is not the perfume type. Head off to the outdoor marketplace and sip on local beer while exploring the stalls. Pick up some souvenirs from tote bags, to straw hats and take home some a crazy perfume called Bahama Mama as a gift for someone special.