Lucaya Travel Guide

  • Lucaya National Park Beach
    Lucaya National Park Beach
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  • Lucaya National Park
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  • Port Lucaya Marketplace
    Port Lucaya Marketplace
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Lucaya Things to Do

  • Lucaya National Park

    We wanted to get away from the crowds and experience a more natural part of the islands. We found the cheapest way to do what we wanted was to rent a car and drive out. The drive is an hour from the cruise ship. We had to have the car back by three, but had plenty of time to see the caves, swim and walk the beach and had the advantage of getting to...

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  • Lucaya National Park

    We wanted to get away from the crowds and experience a more natural part of the islands. We found the cheapest way to do what we wanted was to rent a car and drive out. The drive is an hour from the cruise ship. We had to have the car back by three, but had plenty of time to see the caves, swim and walk the beach and had the advantage of getting to...

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  • Unexso Dolphin Experience

    This is something you must do when you are in Carribean Waters.This is one of those things you probably will do just once. It's expensive, time consuming but fun and worth the money spent.Plus the money you spend goes towards the well being of the animals (well, depending on what institution it is, so pick the one that cares)

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  • Snorkeling at Dead Man's Reef at...

    Paradise to Snorkle!You can get there through organized bus from a hotel, it's pretty cheap. Lunch and cost of equipment is included. And you can snorkel all you want all day.

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  • Port Lucaya Marketplace

    Located right across the street from Westin Hotel. It's a great place to get your Bahamas shopping done, get some food.Tip: There was this stand with a big lady mixing Daquiries with fresh fruits and juice. She had a 2 for 1 deal. And omg they were SO good. I bet she put something addictive in it, because my husband and I kept going back there...

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  • Lucayan National Park III the Mangrove...

    Make sure you go one path to the beach and use the other on the way back because they are both very different. The one photo is of the, let's say "falling part looking walk" is rather sturdy to our joy, but made for some interesting steps. All in all this was well worth the time and made for some nice photos too.

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  • Lucaya National Park II The Beach

    After you have finished walking through the jungle and caves, take a walk across the street to the Gold Rock Beach walk which gives you 2 paths the choose, 1) via the creek trail or 2) the Mangrove Swamp Trail which is longer. Go in one way and walk out the other, it gives you a real feel of the ecosystems that exist there. Did I mention bring you...

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  • Visit Lucayan National Park

    While on the island you may want to check out the Lucayan National Park. It cost $3 to go through and is worth the donation to the park. The park has plenty to keep you busy for several hours like caves, beaches, mangrove trees, birds, fish, lizards all can be found a long a really nice nature walk. Bring you camera and plenty of batteries. The...

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  • Steak & lobster dinner & Bahama Mama...

    We booked this which is a first for us, not to bad, the steak & lobster was ok, Bahama Mama's were very strong, couldn't drink them so I bought beers for 2 dollars. After dinner they ask every one to come down to the lower deck where the entertainment begins which is dancing, drinking then a linbo contest which this one dec hand was really good at....

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Lucaya Hotels

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  • Bell Channel Inn Hotel

    P.O. Box F-43817, King Road, Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island, 43817, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Pelican Bay at Lucaya

    Sea Horse Road at Port Lucaya, Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Ocean Reef Club

    PO Box F42695, Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island, 00000, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Lucaya Restaurants

  • The Pub at Lucaya

    3 out of 5 stars

    While roaming around the Market we got hungry and stopped in here. The food was pretty good, prices about average, the view was great, people were friendly but the service was OK at best, but all in all not a bad place to eat. This place was rather busy, we thought it kind of suprising for Christmas time. We would eat here again, the food range was...

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  • Original Pizza

    I read reviews about this place and not sure why so many people were not impressed.Don't get me wrong, it's not something out of this world, but it's a good place to grab something unique with local twist. I enjoyed getting some pizzas with toppings which you will never find in USA. Pizza with seafood toppings especially with conch.

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  • the best pina colada

    Great food experience. Everything there was made with local flair but modern twist. The presentation was excellent. So i am not big fan of Pina Colada, but the waitress sugested i get it, so i gave in (since they have a sign outside for best Pina Colada). Boy when they say the best they sure mean it. I wish they gave me the ingredients.

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  • Greek Food in Bahamas

    Why eat greek food in Bahamas you ask me. Well for one thing that's all they had open for breakfast at Port Lucaya Marketplace. And it's very delicious.

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  • Old Fashioned

    This place was decent but nothing special. It was recommended to us by a local taxi driver (i wonder why, so he could make $ on us driving us there). It looked like it was great when it first opened up but right now it's just milking it's fame.

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  • Restaurant with a view

    While roaming around the Market we got hungry and stopped in here. The food was pretty good, prices about average, the view was great, people were friendly but the service was OK at best, but all in all not a bad place to eat. This place was rather busy, we thought it kind of suprising for Christmas time. We would eat here again, the food range was...

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Lucaya Nightlife

  • Live Music

    Live music or a DJ outdoors until 11 pm every night. This is one reason to dock your boat at the Village and take the shuttle over. The first night we came over to Port Lucaya, we ate at the Pub outside on Count Basie Square, and watched the dancing. Mostly it was little kids, but there was a guy in jeans with his hair in Rasta type braids and he...

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  • Irish Pub on Count Basie Square

    My daughter used to have a pony named Shenanigan and the name fitted him.I've seen this place, which is right on Count Basie Square, but beer drinking and being out all hours isn't my thing so I have not actually been there.. I overheard a guy asking where all the action at night was during spring break and whether he could drink there because he...

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Lucaya Transportation

  • Rent a convertible

    Rent a convertible and drive around the island, for only a few dollars a day you can save these poor cars from wasting away, won't you donate today! I know it cost a little grip but it's well worth it, the freedom you get with having a car can not be discribed ecept 'I'M FREE TO DO WHAT I WANT ANY OLD TIME". Taking a taxi can just as expensive if...

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  • Transportation to an excursion.

    We setup many excursions before we went so we could get the most out of this trip and to enjoy what the island had to offer. Several of those excursions were set through H Forbes Charter Service, all in all they did pretty good, the buses and taxis were clean, the drivers were very friendly and made you feel relaxed. They were on time except for...

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  • A short flight from Miami

    We had a layover in Miami so we had to switch planes for this smaller one but it wasn't too bad because it was a short flight. It only takes about 50 minutes or so to get to Grand Bahama Island from Miami but your ready to get off the plane at that point! You'll land at the Grand Bahama International Airport, in Freeport, it's rather small but...

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Lucaya Shopping

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  • International Bazaar

    Cute area set up to represent different countries, mainly - China, France, Italy.Unfortunately we went there right when Katrina (Tropical Storm then which formed into tragic Hurricane later). It was starting to rain a lot and most of the shops were closed. Actually many shops were out of business, due to the previous hurricane which put a big...

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  • Get your shopping done

    Located right across the street from Westin Hotel. It's a great place to get your Bahamas shopping done. Comparing to Nassau (capital of Bahamas) things on this island are much cheaper. They have everything. shell jewelry, perfume, watch, trinkets, rum cakes and of course lots of rum. Always bargain, even at some stores they will drop the...

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  • Good shopping

    As most local merchants do, she had a lot of goodies, Terry found a straw hat she really like but felt it would blow off rather easily so the merchant took the hat and strung a piece of straw all the way around it and put it back on Terry's head and pulled until it fit perfectly. That hat NEVER blew off while driving in the convertable all week or...

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Lucaya Warnings and Dangers

  • Airport Transportation

    Right from the get go they try to take your money. As soon as we got off the plane they just grabed our bags and started working toward the cab. They are supposed to only charge $19 for the first two people and $3 per person after the first two. We were charged $38 plus we gave "Jackson" a tip. WATCH OUT! Most hotels do NOT have shuttles, I...

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  • Keep your Receipts

    Everywhere you go, check your receipts and compare them with your bank statements. If you can access them from online before you leave that would be even better. On one occasion, I left a $3.20 tip to the bartender to bring the total to $40. After I checked my bank satement, he had charged me $44.16. I was over changed multiple times.

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Lucaya Tourist Traps

  • Bahama Mama

    The Bahama Mama is a large motor catamaran. The first time we came to Lucaya the Bahama Mama was coming out the channel at dusk as we were coming in the channel after a long day of sailing from Bimini. They very politely let us get through the narrow entrance channel before they came out because they take up most of the width of the channel.Some...

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  • Dolphin Swim and SCUBA

    UNESCO has regular captive dolphin swims which must rake in the money for them. Since captive dolphins rarely live more than a year in captivity in these kinds of conditions I feel that using these creatures for the tourists to ogle is wrong. The SCUBA operation does not have a very good reputation among dedicated divers either for flexibility or...

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Lucaya Sports & Outdoors

  • Watersports

    At the beach located at the Sheraton resort, jetski rental is available along with windsurfing and boat tours. Jetski rental is never cheap but in Lucaya is comparable to other beaches in the Caribbean.

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  • Lucaya Village Marina

    Lucaya Marina Village which is on the right as you come in through the breakwater was $1/ft, plus a mandatory charge of $5/day for water, 25 cent/kwh for electricity, and $3/day for cable. They have 6 showers, a laundry, pay phones, a heated pool, and a free shuttle to Port Lucaya marina where all the night life and restaurants are. Fuel was about...

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  • Port Lucaya Marina

    This is the side to go to if you have a big power boat. It is not only more expensive than Lucaya Village, but it also is much noisier because they have the live music and the Bahama Mama over on that side. Port Lucaya Marina can accommodate boats of up to 170 feet with complete yacht facilities including water, electricity, cable T.V. and...

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Lucaya Favorites

  • When driving keep to the left!

    While on the island rember if you are driving stay to the left. We are from the USA so we are use to driving on the right, it's not had to get use to but navigating a turn can make you feel like you are doing it wrong! This is a great island to learn how to drive on the left because there wasn't very much traffic when we went. You could drive for...

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  • E-Mail

    There is a good internet cafe right in the Lucaya marketplace. You can log onto the internet either with your computer or theirs for $10/day or $30/wk. Or if you aren't sending long emails, you can also log on for 4 min for $5, and $2 for additional 5 minutes.

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  • Grand Bahama's Tourist Destination

    The city that most people know on Grand Bahama is Freeport. The airport is called the Freeport airport. But Freeport is not a tourist destination. Lucaya is one of the primary tourist destinations on the island, although there are hotels at other places. Going to the marketplace for dinner and listening to the band in the main square or shopping.

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