When you need a tropical island vacation, what better place than the Bahamas? Grand Bahama Island, the largest of the 700 islands that make up the Bahamas, has a perfect city for your getaway – Freeport. Also called Lucaya, after the native people of the region, this town is a bustling seaside paradise. Check into one of the cheap hotels in Freeport on your way to this vacation of a lifetime.
Before you relax in the sand, spend some time touring more than 40 acres of the Lucayan National Park and the underground cave systems. Nature lovers will marvel at the mangrove ecosystem at Gold Rock Beach or go swimming with dolphins. Hotels in Freeport along the southern shore have easy access to the Taino, Smith's Point, and Coral beaches. When you're ready to go shopping, head over to the International Bazaar in downtown for local goods and souvenirs. Feeling lucky? Spend some time in any of the casinos here. It's a trade-free zone after all.
No worries about vacation pounds when booking a flight to Freeport. Since local food is heavy with shellfish and tropical fruits, it should be easy to stay in swimsuit shape. Even the rum drinks are laden with fruit. Enjoy fresh banana bread and tropical fruits like papayas and mangoes over breakfast while planning your day. Freeport hotels are centrally located on the island, putting fresh seafood at your fingertips. Port Lucaya Marketplace is a top spot to pour on the hot pepper sauce with your grouper chowder or fish tacos. Check out local roadside stands for fresh lemonade or a fruity rum drink. For dinner, try coconut peas and rice and the national dish, conch. No matter what you eat or drink, these island flavors will leave you wanting more.
Ready to dig your toes in the sand? By shopping for your packages to Freeport with Travelocity, you can save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time.