Visit Freeport - Best of Freeport
You look at Freeport today and you would never believe that this tiny district 65 miles off the coast of Palm Beach, Florida happened to be a swamp not so long ago, not a place very likely to make it into you itinerary planner.
Freeport is often called Lucaya as well referring to its popular tourist destination Port Lucaya named after the indigenous population of the island, the Lucaya Indians. Over the years, Port Lucaya has become a popular spring break destination. Weekend nights at Port Lucaya spell endless parties with non-stop music and dance and vibrant groups of people.
Of course, when you think Bahama tourist attractions, you think beaches, and rightly so. Nearly all of the southern edge of Grand Bahama Island is beach. Freeport is known for its silky white sand beaches. Lucaya is a popular tourist beach while some of the other less crowded options are Barbary beach, Taino beach, Xanadu beach. The Bahamas island is also a paradise for scuba divers, snorkelers and swimmers in general, and tourist information on these are everywhere. Many tourism companies will offer interesting tour packages to you that involve exploring coral reefs, ship wrecks and swimming alongside dolphins, tropical fish and even sharks.
Freeport is a free trade zone which makes it a hub of international business.
Additionally the region also has three national parks namely Peterson’s Cay, Rand Nature Center and Lucayan National Park all covering diverse ecological zones. Visit Lucayan National Park and you get to see large underwater caverns and also the filming site for Pirates of the Caribbean. Take a travel guide.
Even outside these wildlife sanctuaries, there is no dearth of lush green landscape for sightseeing in Freeport. The Garden of the Groves celebrates the tropical flora and fauna of the island. It used to be the garden of city founder Wallace Groves and is presently open to the public.
Today it is the second most popular city in the Bahamas.
Freeport Travel Tips
Essential travel information and Freeport tips for your visit
- Freeport (and the Bahamas in general) is an expensive place. Try the local markets for better deals on souvenirs and handicrafts.
- US Dollars are accepted at all places.
- Before taking a taxi, discuss the flat charge, number of passengers etc. with the driver. Bargaining is allowed and even advised.
- Don’t make your trip to Freeport a one-day affair. Most ferries or flight timings are such that you would barely get 4-5 hours to explore this city.
- Book your accommodation in advance. Finding a budget place once you reach can prove to be very difficult.
Travel to Freeport- Know before you go to Freeport
Facts and Stats for Freeport*
Pollution Statistics in Freeport
Know the pollution level of Freeport before you plan your visit.
Air Pollution 25 (Low)
Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
Living in Freeport - Quality of Life
Pollution Index 13.79 (Very Low)
Traffic Commute Time Index 10 (Very Low)
Cost of Living Index 89.94 (Moderate)
Property Price to Income Ratio 1.25 (Very Low)
Purchasing Power Index 83.46 (Moderate)
Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.
Cost for Essentials in Freeport
Here's how much it will cost to shop in Freeport
Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
International Movie per seat 10 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 33.33 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.5 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.
Attractions in Freeport
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