A City, not a beach destination
There are two quite reasonable markets in Freeport. We've been to the Winn Dixie. There are also hardware stores which have reasonable stocks. A Bahamian lady on her way to work (in the other supermarket) saw me struggling along after my husband (he was way ahead), and she stopped him and chastised him for not waiting for me. Then she tried to help us find a place to eat that wasn't a fast food place. (Without any luck - all we could find was Burger King and KFC. I gave up and ate at KFC).
Bring somehting warm, just in case
A lot of people had their luggage delayed by a day, so bring one change of clothes on a carry on. When I was there, there were a couple of days that it got pretty cold, fortunately I had a few long sleeve shirts, since I was working. Sun block! good picture taking, bring what you need
Freeport - Wanna Do Nothing with No One Around?
"Wyndham Viva Fortuna - Only hotel on the beach!"
This All-Inclusive Hotel has become my spot to get away from it ALL.
This hotel stands alone on a long strip of beautiful white beach.
There are NO other hotels on this beach. The hotel is flanked by
private residences and therefore the only people you will see will be
other staying in your hotel.
"Main Restaurant "Junkanoo""
The food is wonderful. As of March 2006, you have the choice to eat
in the Main Restaurant , which is buffet-style for all meals.
"La Trattoria - Italian Restaurant"
In the evenings, in addition to the buffet, you may go to
LA TRATTORIA, the Italian Restaurant, or
BAMBOO, the Japanese Restaurant
In between meals,
there are always hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches,etc. being served
at the Beach and Snack Bar.
Late night when the Disco opens, there is also a Brick Oven Pizzaria
open just outside the door to the Disco. NEVER a loss for food.
The staff is mostly kids from all over the world who come to work and get experience. The work the kitchens, bus tables, organize beach and pool
activities, run the Kids Day Program, choreograph plays, skits, games each
evening for the on-property Theater. It can be as busy or laid back as your
own schedule dictates.
HINT: I will warn you that you have a better chance of getting the room of your choice if you arrive on Sunday. They tend to book their rooms from Sunday to Saturday. If you arrive on Tuesday, it is pot-luck!
"Grand Bahama Vacations"
As a travel agent, I am often able to secure "familiarization trips" in which I can go on trips at a discounted rates in order to sell them to my clients. I was invited on one such trip by Grand Bahama Vacations.
A few friends and I flew from Cincinnati, OH down to Freeport in June 2002. The flight operated by GBV was comparable to any other major line. I did like the fact that upon landing, they opened a door in the back of the plane so passengers could exit twice as fast as normal.
We stayed at the Royal Oasis. The hotel was still undergoing renovations at the time, but it was nice. The rooms were brightly decorated and had all the amenities you could expect. The beach/lagoon was nice, although I do prefer a hotel on the beach. They did provide a free shuttle to Xanadu Beach every so often.
Grand Bahama Freeport big changes!
Freeport is going thru big changes !!! This Island is Great for the first time traveler,so much to see & do-and to get there from the US it's a steal!And Freeport the major city on the island has all the thing's of home,banks,fast food chains,food stores,liquor stores-great prices,Port Lucaya - Has upscale shops and stores at a great open air market neat and clean!
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