Freeport The Garden of the Groves Excursion Reviews
At the Freeport stop, I paid $50 to go the botanical gardens. If I had not paid to see the gardens, I would have been stuck at a port surrounded by a wire fence that consisted of a bar, several souvenir shacks, and a few hot dog stands that served island food. The gardens had 3 man made waterfalls, a little more exciting than what you see in your neighborhood at home. It had a concrete mural maze. The gardens also had a small 30 people size chapel and several beautiful trees and plants reminiscent of the Angel Tree in Charleston. Lastly, the gardens had a few souvenir shops and a small lunch café next to the pond and waterfalls.
Garden of the Groves was beautiful and we had a knowledgable tour guide. Only problem was we did not stay very long to have a good look around.
Tour guide was very detailed and the garden was really nice. Tour lasted a total of 5 hours including transportation and the shopping stop. If I were to go again though I think I'd choose something more adventurous like the caves or snorkeling.
The Garden was very lovely with lots of native plants and animals to see. The weather was very hot that day, though, and so the tour wasn't as enjoyable to us as it would have been had it been cooler.
Our tour guide, Kevin, was very knowledgeable and the trip around the island was enjoyable on the air conditioned bus.
After the tour, we went shopping for a short time at Port Lucaya. I picked up a fresh water pearl necklace and bracelet in one of the shops.
The stay in Freeport was very short, only a few hours, which was adequate, as there isn't much in Freeport to keep one occupied for an extended amount of time.