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Top Choice Gardens in Freeport & Lucaya

Garden of the Groves

This 12-acre botanical garden is a lush tropical refuge on an island that’s otherwise mostly scrub pine and asphalt. A walking trail meanders through groves of tamarind and java plum trees, past cascading (artificia…
Top Choice Bahamian in Freeport & Lucaya

Smith’s Point Fish Fry

Wednesday night at the Fish Fry is like a giant neighborhood party. Several beachfront shacks fire up oil-drum cookers and fry turbot, lobster and conch fritters for crowds of locals, who gossip the night away eatin…
Top Choice Bar in Freeport & Lucaya

Margaritaville Sandbar

It’s a little tricky to find (ask a local), but this funky little beach shack is an under-the-radar classic. It's the best place on Grand Bahama for NFL addicts to get their Sunday fix, and closing time depends enti…
Bahamian in Freeport & Lucaya

Billy Joe’s on the Beach

Tucking into a bowl of Billy Joe’s conch salad as you wiggle your bare feet in the sand is a quintessential Grand Bahama experience. This venerable waterfront conch shack was here long before the Grand Lucaya comple…
Bahamian in Freeport & Lucaya

Geneva’s Place

You’ll hardly spot a non-Bahamian face in this huge, fluorescent-lit dining room, popular with locals for traditional breakfasts such as pig’s feet souse and sardines and grits. Lunch means cracked conch or minced t…
Steak in Freeport & Lucaya

Churchill’s Chophouse

Swill martinis and slice into truly excellent dry-aged beef at this clubby, opulent steak house. For special occasions, you can’t go wrong here.
Market in Freeport & Lucaya

Port Lucaya Marketplace

At Lucaya’s heart, this tidied-up pastel version of a traditional Bahamian marketplace has the majority of the area’s shopping, dining and entertainment options. Haggle for tote bags and batik cloth at the straw mar…
Factory in Freeport & Lucaya

Perfume Factory

Also known as Fragrance of the Bahamas, this company occupies a three-story pink Bahamian house at the rear of the International Bazaar. Free tours (during the week) reveal some secrets of production, and you can pi…
Bahamian in Freeport & Lucaya

Tony Macaroni’s Conch Experience

Tony Macaroni, the self-proclaimed ‘most unique man in the Bahamas’ and proprietor of this famed Taino Beach conch shack, is a bit of an acquired taste. Get ready for nonstop teasing and (if you’re female) flirting …
Greek in Freeport & Lucaya

Zorba’s

Locals know the food at Zorba's is some of the best on Grand Bahama, and will frequently recommend it to visitors. There's a smattering of Bahamian and American dishes (conch chowder, hamburgers) but the menu's most…