Most travelers miss one of the...
Most travelers miss one of the most beautiful beaches of Grand Bahama Island located near the village of Pelicans Point a 40 minute ride East from Freeport. It is one of the most amazing beaches you would see in your lifetime.
Exotic Affordable Paradise in FREEPORT
Are you looking for paradise off the beaten path? If you are on a budget I have a great off the beaten path spot for you.
First use Southwest Airline and fly to Ft. Lauderdale. Stay at the Holiday Inn Express locally. $99 each way and $89 for the hotel.
Then take a day cruise offered by the Princess Hotel in Freeport and that cruise includes 1 week for $199.
For about $400 you will have a blast.
Now the "eats" you cross the street at the Princess and head towards the casino... you go throught the parking lot towards a "Straw Market" and you will see a little hut that sells lunch:
Fresh Grilled Grouper and Fried Plantain... amazing for about $5 bucks
There are alot of Rasta's but dont be afraid they are really nice.
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Get to see the "real" Freeport
As a few of my friends and I were getting our hair braided at the straw market nearby, we talked with some of the women doing braiding. We really wanted to do something "non-touristy" so she said a friend of hers was a cab driver and he would take us on a private tour of the west end of the island. Sounded good to us!
We hopped in a van the next morning and got a 4-5 hour tour for about $15 each. We saw beaches and beaches lined of nothing but conch shells, visited a small gift shop selling polished conch shells for $2-$4. They go for well over $25-$30 in town. We stopped at a little shack by the side of the road overlooking the ocean and had conch fritters and Coke. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
I'd recommend checking with some local cab drivers about arranging a private tour. Well worth the $15-$20 it might cost you to get out of the touristy area and see how real Bahamians live.
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