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3 Days in Freeport for First Timers

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With three days to spend in Freeport, you’ll be able to see the highlights around town, explore the island’s national parks, get out on the water, and eat like a local—a comprehensive Grand Bahama Island experience. Here are suggestions for how to spend your three days in Freeport.

Day 1

Start your first morning with a guided sightseeing tour of Freeport. Stroll through the waterfalls and winding paths at the Garden of the Groves, then head to Millionaire’s Row—home to the island’s international celebrities. Next, shop at local markets or visit the only distillery on the island where you can buy duty-free liquor. In the afternoon, take a food tour to sample local Bahamian flavors, get a behind-the-scenes look at a local brewery, collect seashells on a white sand beach, or learn more about the history of Grand Bahama on an electric bike tour. After the sun goes down, head to Count Basie Square in the Port Lucaya Marketplace for live music on the bandstand.

Day 2

Freeport is a nature lover’s paradise, and any trip to the city must include a visit to Lucayan National Park, home to one of the world’s largest underwater cave systems. The park boasts six diverse ecosystems, ranging from pine forests to mangroves and beaches. After a morning spent touring this pristine part of the island, spend the afternoon on the water. Freeport offers a variety of aquatic adventures, including scuba diving (with sharks, for those brave enough), snorkeling, jet skiing, and kayaking. If you’d prefer to stay dry, you can still enjoy the water and the colorful life that lies below aboard a glass-bottom boat. End your day on Taino Beach with a bonfire party complete with food, cocktails, and a live DJ.

Day 3

Now that you’ve experienced the essentials of Grand Bahama Island, spend your last day on a day trip and enjoy one of the island’s quirkier attractions on a day trip: Animal lovers can take a tour to West End for a day spent splashing in the Caribbean Sea with the region’s resident wild pigs, while sun seekers might opt for a day on the private beach at Sweetings Cay, where you can fish, kayak, bike, swim, or simply relax on the sand. If you’re an avid snorkeler or scuba diver, use this time to explore Peterson Cay National Park, home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the Bahamas. Finally, finish off your time in Freeport with a sunset cruise, where you can toast to a trip well spent. 

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