Freeport is the second most populated city in the Bahamas after Nassau, the largest city of New Providence Island. Freeport is located on Grand Bahama Island about 100 miles northeast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Grand Bahama Island is the largest of the Bahama Islands, so it is home to more miles of secluded tropical beaches. The average temperature in Freeport is in the lower to upper 80s, and the water rarely dips below 72 degrees.
About Freeport Bahamas
Freeport is known for the colonial charm common to the Bahama Islands, but it has all of the modern amenities mixed with adventure and fun needed for a carefree vacation. The city sprung up in the 1950s to cater to tourists looking for a tropical oasis. Freeport, along with neighboring Port Lucaya, is home to first-class resorts. You can browse through quaint duty-free shops or the downtown International Bazaar. Enjoy excellent tropical cuisine. A popular stop for cruise ships, Freeport offers enough diversion for anyone stopping for the day or for a family spending their entire vacation on the island.
The tranquil beaches around Freeport and the Grand Bahama Island are perfect for lounging quietly in the sun. The west and east coasts of the island offer a veritable hideaway from the bustle of the city. You can also enjoy all of the other great activities a Caribbean vacation has to offer, such as snorkeling among breathtaking reefs, swimming in the warm crystal-clear waters, and fishing for big game like marlin, wahoo, and even sharks. On land, take an eco tour and explore the scenic island. Spend the evening out enjoying live entertainment, or relax on a romantic dinner cruise. Try your luck gambling at the island's casinos.
Grand Bahama Island is also home to Earth's oldest underwater caves, and as a result, attracts divers from around the world. If you are into water sports, Freeport has everything you need, from sailing to jet skiing to parasailing. Whether you crave the bustle of the city, the adventure of water sports, or the seclusion of the beach, Freeport and Grand Bahama Island can accommodate you.