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2 Days in Freeport for First Timers

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Grand Bahama Island allures with its white sands, unspoiled scenery, and warm Caribbean waters. With two days in Freeport, you’ll have plenty of time to take it all on. From underground caves and shark dives to beach bonfires and sunset cruises, here are some ideas for a 48-hour itinerary.

Day 1: Morning

Get oriented with a guided sightseeing tour around Freeport, the island’s major urban center. Catch highlights such as Millionaire’s Row, Garden of the Groves, and the local produce market.

Day 1: Afternoon

After lunch, head to Grand Bahama’s East End to discover one of its most scenic gems, Lucayan National Park. Most tours give you the chance to walk along Gold Rock Beach, explore one of the world’s largest underground cave systems, and spot native Bahamian birds and colorful tropical fish.

Day 1: Night

As the sun goes down, make your way to nearby Taino Beach for a nighttime bonfire in the sand. Island parties typically include a buffet dinner, tropical cocktails, and a live DJ spinning tunes beneath the stars.

Day 2: Morning

The warm, clear water just off the coast of Grand Bahama seems made for water sports. Sample a new adventure or stick to an old favorite, such as shark diving, snorkeling, kayaking, jet-skiing, or checking out the underwater fauna from a glass-bottom boat.

Day 2: Afternoon

Take some time to relax and soak up the sun at a Freeport-area beach. Venture out on your own, or prebook a day pass at a beach bar where drinks, lounge chairs, umbrellas, and equipment for water sports are included.

Day 2: Night

Wrap up your stay in Freeport with a romantic cruise aboard a sailing yacht. Capture images of the Bahamian sunset as you sip drinks and snack on appetizers. You’ll be back in town in time for dinner at your hotel or a local restaurant.

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