Garden of The Groves
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
The garden is open Sunday to
Monday 9:00 a.m. â€“ 4:00 p.m. daily. Tickets are available for sale until 3:30
Considered one of the finest
botanical Gardens in the Caribbean, the Garden of the Groves has more than
10,000 species of flowers, shrubs, trees, and exotic plant life. Along its
shaded, winding paths are several waterfalls and exotic native birds. It is an
ideal spot for those simply seeking a serene setting for quiet reflection.
Its old-fashioned chapel is also the perfect place for a romantic, tropical
wedding. Winding paths, duck ponds and cascading waterfalls provide the perfect
backdrop for those keepsake photos. Floral patterns of gardenias, bougainvillea,
and hibiscus to name a few, make beautiful bouquets that will certainly
complement whatever is worn on that special occasion.
Grand Bahama Island
This unusual garden, located
in Freeport, offers visitors a fascinating look into the science and technique
of â€śhydroponicsâ€ťâ€”growing plants without soil. The tropical and sub-tropical
flowers and plants produced on this five-acre compound are as beautiful as their
growth process is interesting. Among the unusual exhibits are several of what is
called "Bible" plants and a sunken garden.
Native Crab Fest
Enjoy delicious native crabs at the Churchill Garden at Club 2000 (formerly
Churchill Pub). This event starts at 6:30 p.m. every Friday.
Native Fish Fry
Enjoy delicious fried fish, potato bread, conch salad and more every Wednesday
at Smithâ€™s Point, starting at 6:30 p.m. 242-352-8044
Port Lucaya Marketplace
Weekly activities include: theme night, Mardi Gras, Reggae night, Island night,
DJ Jam session, Junkanoo parades, fire and limbo dancing, and other native acts.
Lucayan Marina Village
Phone: 242.373.8888 x522
Captain Chris and crew guarantee
a wonderful day on the water. A native of the Bahamas, Captain Chris is one of
the most respected fishermen in the islands and has been fishing the waters of
Freeport for over 25 years. Board a 55-foot luxury ocean sportfisherman vessel
and head out to sea in search of wahoo, tuna, kingfish, barracuda, mackerel and
bonita. Be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, food and drink: bait is
Rand Memorial Nature Centre
Covering an area of over 100
acres, the nature center features over 200 kinds of birds and 400 types of
The Bahamas is well-known
for its straw work, and at this market you can find virtually every kind of
straw object made in the islands. There are also plenty of carvings and other
The International Bazaar
is Freeport's main shopping zone, a sprawling collection of stores selling a
wide variety of goods from all over the world, as well as traditional Bahamian
arts and crafts.
Outside of Freeport
During the era of
prohibition, West End and the nearby towns on Grand Bahamas' west coast were the
epicenter of rum-running. The area is rich in stories, and also has a long,
Beachway Drive North
Saddle up for a two-hour guided
trail ride on Grand Bahama Island. Wind through the Pine Forest and Rocky
Coppice. Cross a Wetland and trot along the beach and into the sea. Yes, you
will get wet!
Friendly guides and reliable trail horses lead the way and prior horseback
riding experience is not required. Minimum rider age is 8 years and maximum
rider weight is 200 pounds. Jeans and sneakers are suggested for your comfort.
Reservations are required.
The Resort at Bahamia Tennis
The Mall at West Sunrise Highway
Year-round blue skies and warm
weather provide ideal conditions for a tennis match at The Resort at Bahamia.
The resort offers nine courts including both hard surface and clay surface. The
courts are lighted for night play, available by special arrangement.
Guests and non-guests are accommodated with advance reservations. Tennis rackets
are available for rent.
Isle of Capri Golf Resort and Casino
Lucaya, Grand Bahamas
7.5 acres of sandy beaches,
sparkling turquoise waters, and tropical surroundings commonly described as
cool, colorful, and Caribbean.
749 beautiful guest rooms
and suites - most with ocean views.
14 restaurants and cafĂ©s;
pool area, with three spa tubs and four pools, including a large serpentine pool
Spa & Fitness Center.
Gaming space: 19,000 sq. ft.
The new Isle of Capri Casino
at Our Lucaya offers 400 slot machines and 30 game tables, with a high limit
slot area as well as a high limit room for table game players.
Our Lucaya Golf Club
Royal Palm Way Lucaya
Our Lucaya resort is home to two
of the top golf courses on Grand Bahama Island:
Host to the most prestigious golfing events in the Caribbean, the Lucayan Course
at Our Lucaya resort is among the top 100 golf resorts in the world. Built by
famed designer Dick Wilson, the course features well-protected elevated greens,
pristine fairways lined with tropical foliage and trademark Wilson doglegs.
Although the Lucayan Course uses water hazards sparingly, the 6,824-yard track
presents challenges unequalled in the Caribbean.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the Reef Course at Our Lucaya resort is
brand new and has already been selected as the home of the Senior PGA Tour's
"The Lucayan Senior Slam" for the next three years. Thirteen of its eighteen
holes are bordered by water, and at 6,930 yards from championship tees, the Reef
Course tests even the most prominent golfers.
A tip for golfers who have never teed off in the Bahamas: all of the greens are
Bermuda grass and every putt is influenced by grain: all balls will tend to
break more toward the setting sun (west/ southwest).
Underwater Explorers Society (UNEXSO)
The Underwater Explorers
Society, established in 1965, has been rated "the most sophisticated and best
equipped dive facility in the world" by Skin Diver Magazine. Only at UNEXSO can
you dive in the open water with dolphins, experience the adrenaline rush on a
heart pounding shark dive, and view the splendor of an intact freighter lying in
100 feet of crystal clear water. In addition to diving for certified divers,
UNEXSO offers snorkeling adventures, dolphin encounters and learn-to-dive
Reservations are required and rates vary depending on the activity. It is best
to call 800.992.DIVE before leaving for your trip to inquire about
availability. Sport equipment and photography rentals are available.
Lucayan National Park
Lucayan National Park covers
over 40 acres and four distinct ecological zones. Along with its abundance of
plant and animal species, there are also caves you can explore via walkways.
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