Port Lucaya MarketplaceCurrently Closed
- Address: Sea Horse Road on Bell Channel Bay, P.O. Box F-43233, Freeport, Bahamas
- Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2423738446
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: View Point, Market, Shopping Center, Family And Kids
Port Lucaya Marketplace - Review
If you wish to do some serious souvenir shopping during your visit to the Bahamas, then Port Lucaya Marketplace in Freeport is the destination you should head to! There is no ticket for Port Lucaya Marketplace as it is free for everyone to visit. If you would prefer, you can also buy tickets for Port Lucaya Marketplace tours and combine them with a number of other touring and sightseeing options. Our ticket portal allows you to check Port Lucaya Marketplace ticket prices for tours and select the best one.
Port Lucaya Marketplace is a very vibrant little market and a great destination for all your souvenir needs.
The marketplace has abundant food choices with every nook and corner filled with small kiosks and restaurants as well. Sellers are rather enthusiastic about attracting customers into their shops and you will have to accommodate a fair amount of haggling into the entire experience. The shops contain a healthy range of items such as clothes, gemstones, jewellery, crystals, crafts, handmade souvenirs etc.
The marketplace has a large straw market, one of the biggest in the Bahamas. Hou will find international brands being sold right next to authentic hand-crafted items.
Since shopping for Gucci or precious gemstones does not go very well with having the little ones cry out for your attention, the marketplace has some fun filled activities for the kids. This includes dance and music activities, art and crafts, street performances, and more.
If you want to or need to stray clear of the stores, check out Count Basie Square, the hub of entertainment at Port Lucaya Marketplace,Freeport, Bahamas. This outdoor stage hosts dance events, karaoke, local and international artists throughout the year.
The shopping complex is located close to the beach – so you could combine the retail therapy with some water sports.
The Port Lucaya Marketplace shops and restaurants benefits from the nice sea breeze and overlooks the beautiful waterfront. It makes for a nice open air shopping experience and quite a change from a day spent at your local mall.
Port Lucaya Marketplace Information
- The market can be accessed in a wheelchair. The pathways are stroller friendly as well.
- Washroom facilities are available.
- ATMs are available in the marketplace.
- In the marketplace, it is common for the visitors to be subjected to relentless peddling by shopkeepers.
- You have got to bargain at this market.
- Port Lucaya Marketplace tours are available.
- Taxis are readily available. Also, the marketplace can be accessed on foot from almost any part of Freeport.
Port Lucaya Marketplace Opening and Closing Hours
- Most of the shops in this marketplace open at around 10 am. And most shops begin to close by 5:30 to 6 pm.
How To reach Port Lucaya Marketplace by Public Transport
- Public ferry services: Pelican Bay hotel to Taino Beach Resort, Grand Bahama Yacht Club.
Restaurants Near Port Lucaya Marketplace
- Flying Fish Modern Seafood
- Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar
- Willy Broadleaf
- Churchill’s Chop House and Bar
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Things to Know Before Visiting Port Lucaya Marketplace
95% of people who visit Freeport include Port Lucaya Marketplace in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
68.24% of people start their Port Lucaya Marketplace visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Port Lucaya Marketplace
74.42% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Port Lucaya Marketplace
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Port Lucaya Marketplace, Freeport Reviews
Great place to find local artists, cheap souvenirs, and excellent food options. Here you can find the best Cuban cigars as well! Please note: most shops close around 5p or a little earlier based on the shop. Going early in the day is best.
I mean if you are going to Grand Bahama I am sure you will end up here at some point for food or drinks. Just go in everywhere and see where has the ambience that you are looking for and the type of food and drinks you want. The prices are close enough to the same it doesn't matter. A few bars don't do the 2 for $ whatever the price is up to now beers so just keep that in mind. Also VAT and gratuity are almost always included in your bill so before you tip that 20% look at your bill and make sure you ain't tipping 20% on top of a 18% you have already been charged. I mean unless you just like throwing your money to folks and tipping 38% for what is subpar service at best, everyone is very friendly and just wonderful people but living in the US and in the south, I personally feel like customer service is a big issue on Grand Bahama Island.
Great selection of stores to choose from, but WAY WAY over priced. I personally feel that if you want me to leave my $$$ at port then lower the prices and you will see the difference in tourists options. But the locals were great, friendly and I had the time of my life.
Pretty much all the same merchandise with every vendor. My vendor pulled a switch on what I wanted to purchase and what she actually wrapped up when I was getting my money and not looking. I didn't notice until I got back to my shop and then it was too late. Just check your purchases of you do decide to buy!
A very entertaining market place designed for tourists. You have restaurants, 700liquor, ice cream, baked goods, lots of different shops and even a small vendor section where u can buy handmade items and souvenirs.