Freeport is the main city on Grand Bahama Island. it is the largest and has most of the top things to do. A tropical destination of which dreams are made and a home to the most friendliest people on Earth. It is one of the most popular destinations for families, couples and friends looking to get away, Located less than 60 miles east of Florida. This vacation destination is full of natural beauty and charm. Visitors enjoy miles of beautiful white-sand beaches with year-round tropical weather. In the main town of Freeport, tourists can experience Bahamian city life at the Lucayan Marketplace, Tax-free shopping and an array of local dining options featuring delicious fresh fish. Deadman's Reef is popular for snorkeling, and the surrounding offshore waters host many dive sites. Up the coast, Lucayan National Park features extensive underwater caves, plus kayaking and nature trails.
The main airport serving the city is the Grand Bahama International Airport, which receives domestic flights from various islands of the Bahamas as well as several international flights from the United States and Canada. Travel to Freeport Bahamas can also be accomplished by a number of cruises like celebrations cruise line from West Palm Beach, Florida & Balearia Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Where Tourism draws more than 1 million visitors per year.
You’ll find plenty of fun activities, including everything from snorkeling, waterskiing, windsurfing, diving, fishing, sailing and parasailing to beachfront dining, bars, Bahamian entertainment and many more. The best-known activity beaches on Grand Bahama are Lucaya Beach , Gold Rock and Taino Beach where sun, surf and sand will rule your days and when the Bahamian sun goes down, Be prepared for hours of fun at the local Fish Fry at Smith Point!
Vacationers can get around Grand Bahama Island a variety of ways: taxi cabs, rental cars, motor scooters are available throughout the island. If you are driving, remember to drive on the left side of the road. You may use your own driver’s license for up to three months, and then you are required to obtain a Bahamian license.
The official language of The Bahamas is English. There is no language barrier between the English-speaking and the Bahamians.
Bahamian Dollar (BSD). The Bahamian dollar is typically on par with the U.S. Dollar (USD). The U.S. Dollar is accepted throughout The Bahamas. Credit/Debit cards are accepted at most locations on the island.
Grand Bahama Island is in the Eastern Standard Time zone (EST). Daylight Savings Time (DST) is observed in the summer months from March to November, When the time is shifted forward by 1 hour to Eastern Daylight-savings Time (EDT). It shifts back by 1 hour after the summer months, and returns to EST.
Freeport features a tropical rainforest climate, Similar to South Florida's. More specifically with hot humid conditions that vary only a little throughout the year. Seldom do temperatures drop below 16 °C (60 °F). Average temperatures are around 27 °C (80 °F), with "WATER TEMPERATURE" varying between 22 to 26 °C (72 to 78 °F). The winters are usually mild and dry (with the exception of some rainfall due to cold fronts), while the summers are usually hot and wet. A climate which is generally pleasant all year long.