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Garden of The Groves
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
The Bahamas
Phone: 242-373-5668
Fax: 242-373-2177

The garden is open Sunday to Monday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily. Tickets are available for sale until 3:30 p.m.

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.

 

Hydroflora Gardens
Freeport
Grand Bahama Island
The Bahamas
Tel: 242-352-6052
Fax: 242-373-6976
 

This unusual garden, located in Freeport, offers visitors a fascinating look into the science and technique of “hydroponics”—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.
242-351-2692.

 

Native Fish Fry
Enjoy delicious fried fish, potato bread, conch salad and more every Wednesday at Smith’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. 242-373-8446.

 
Freeport Bahamas Sportfishing
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 provided!

 

Rand Memorial Nature Centre

Covering an area of over 100 acres, the nature center features over 200 kinds of birds and 400 types of plants.

 

Straw Market

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 traditional goods.

International Bazaar

 

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

West End

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, gorgeous beach.

 

Pinetree Stables
Beachway Drive North
Phone: 242.373.3600

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 Club
The Mall at West Sunrise Highway
Phone: 242.350.7000

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 cafés; pool area, with three spa tubs and four pools, including a large serpentine pool

25,000-square-foot Senses 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
Phone: 242.373.1333

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)
Port Lucaya
Phone: 242.373.1244

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 programs.
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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