Freeport in Grand Bahama Island is the nearest of all the Bahamas to the USA. A snappy 45 minute flight from Fort Lauderdale or Miami will get you into Freeport. It is an exceptionally well known goal as a result of its nearness and the way that US dollars are broadly acknowledged. There are two principle groups of hotels and resorts on Grand Bahama Island. One is at the Port Lucaya territory situated on the south shore of island and the other is close downtown Freeport which is all the more inland. There are likewise other individual resorts scattered around the west and south shores of the 97 by 17 mile island.
I have gone to Freeport twice and stayed in the Port Lucaya range both circumstances. A large portion of the hotels here are beside the Port Lucaya Marketplace which is an accumulation of eateries, boutiques and other retail benefits. Notwithstanding the higher end retail, there are additionally little open air merchants offering cheaper products, for example, keepsakes and shirts. One ought to know that a significant part of the things accessible available to be purchased from these merchants are not really made in the Bahamas but rather abroad in Asia. There is additionally a pleasant estimated marina here for those going to the island by means of private vessel. For those intrigued by scuba jumping, the Unexso administrator is exceptionally advantageous since it is situated beside the commercial center. There are likewise remote ocean angling trips offered here too. At the focal point of the commercial center is the Count Basie Square where free excitement is included on a few nights. A gambling club is on area here also. The white sand beach is very pleasant without any stones in the water yet it could utilize some tidying up since I saw some cigarette butts and little litter scattered around. This is additionally valid for a portion of the territories around the Port Lucaya zone when all is said in done as it appears that no one needs to assume liability for jugs and other junk noticeable to travelers.
The taxi charge to Port Lucaya from the air terminal was $19 US. There is likewise an open transport benefit which uses vans to take individuals to different parts of the island. The passage is $1.50 US per individual to downtown Freeport so this is unquestionably an a great deal more efficient approach to get around. One can take this transport administration to the closest food merchant called Winn-Dixie or the other real shopping range on Grand Bahama Island called International Bazaar. Global Bazaar is in reality beside downtown Freeport and close to the next bunch of hotels there. This shopping range was like the Port Lucaya Marketplace with the exception of that it had a worldwide topic. Lamentably, the International Bazaar is quickly going downhill as over portion of the stores are currently shut. This is not that shocking since despite the fact that there are alluring hotel rates and another gambling club situated here, it is truly too a long way from the sea to make it a fair Caribbean spot to stay. Hence, it is profoundly prescribed to stay in the Port Lucaya region (or one of the individual resorts close to the sea in the event that one inclines toward more detachment).
Both of my excursions to Freeport were principally for scuba jumping and with chances to plunge with both dolphins and sharks here, I was not frustrated. There are different exercises accessible in Grand Bahama Island including golf, horseback riding, ocean kayaking and flying creature observing yet these didn’t appear to be excessively mainstream. From the discussions we had with different sightseers, it appears that a great many people came to Grand Bahama Island for scuba plunging, remote ocean angling or just to unwind by the beach. Else, one could get exhausted here effortlessly as there’s very little as far as encountering neighborhood Bahamian culture since a significant part of the visitor administrations are Americanized.