Freeport, Bahamas was an OK port. Do go to the Garden of the Groves if you get a chance. You can easily spend 4-hours there if you like nature at all. I figured it would be boring (like many garden tours), but it was a wonderful place. If ... Read More
Freeport, Bahamas was an OK port. Do go to the Garden of the Groves if you get a chance. You can easily spend 4-hours there if you like nature at all. I figured it would be boring (like many garden tours), but it was a wonderful place. If you go, there is a small food shack selling grilled foods, salads, hot dogs, etc... . EAT THERE! At first, we saw their prices and thought the food was just overpriced, but we were hungry after walking the gardens. $14.00 for a salad? $6.00 for a hot dog? Meat & Cheese tray for $9.00? Yes... but the hot dog was HUGE!. The salad would easily feed 2-3 people and was a gourmet fruit & veggie salad, better than any restaurant salad I've eaten recently. The meat & cheese tray featured gourmet cheeses, meats and exceeded my expectations. It would be a light meal for 2-3 people as well. For a little out of the way food shack... they serve a 1st rate meal, probably the best you will find in Freeport.
Skip Port Lucaya Marketplace. Unless you just want to buy touristy stuff... there is just nothing special about it. You can bargain with the merchants somewhat, but overall there is nothing worth seeing there. I would have preferred spending more time in the gardens.
There is a straw market near the ship, with only a few buildings. You can find the same things there as in the Lucaya Marketplace and for the same prices too. There is nothing anywhere around the port worth seeing. There is a taxi stand at the port and no trouble catching a ride anywhere you want to go... just be aware that anything of interest is at least 5-miles away from the port. Read Less