Commonly recognized as the second city of the Bahamas, Freeport is a major tourist and cruise ship port destination. With everything from sensational beaches covered sugary white sand to one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world and numerous cultural centers, Freeport is as diverse as it is beautiful.
Captivating sights enrapture the mind and imagination upon first seeing the island of Grand Bahama and the city of Freeport. Limestone cliffs lead along the coast, tapering off into shining white beaches and Caribbean seas of every color of blue possible. The unreal, ethereal paradise that meets your eye will make you a hungry and loyal Bahamian, always searching for the perfect day in the sun.
Like much of the island nation, Freeport is home to a multitude of excellent beaches. Some of the best and most popular include Coral Beach, Taino Beach, Xanadu Beach, Williams Town Beach, and Barbary Beach among others. Come down to the shore for an afternoon soaking in the sun, playing in the surf, swimming with friends, or come back for the Taino Beach Fish Fry and try some deliciously fresh Caribbean food.
One of the most beautiful and popular destinations in Freeport is the Lucayan National Park, home of Gold Rock Beach and one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world. Gold Rock Beach, you may recognize upon visiting, is the beautiful location used in the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3. This 40-acre national park boasts above and underground caves, scenic vistas covered in sub-tropical vegetation, nature trails and boardwalks through the park, and much more.
A thriving tourist destination, Freeport is an exciting city center and cultural attraction. For a taste of Bahamian life, head to Port Lucaya, the “tourist hub” of the Grand Bahama Island and the site of the UNEXSO Dive Center where you can swim with dolphins. Shop at Gucci and Nautica, stroll along the five-acre complex, dine at one of the top Caribbean restaurants, or take part in one of the entertainment performances that pop up around the area. Also, check out the Lucayan Market to look through and pick up some authentic Bahamian souvenirs made by locals.