You know the islands of The Bahamas but do you know our northernmost island? It’s Grand Bahama, encompassing Freeport (the city), Lucaya, West End, Eight Mile Rock and McLeans Town. Other towns include Pinder’s Point, Russell Town, Smith’s Point, William’s Town, and more — most named after the families who founded them.
Freeport, well known as the second city of The Bahamas, was originally developed to provide tropical fun for visitors to enjoy upscale resorts and life-changing experiences. Freeport’s natural attractions are among its finest assets, and is the only place where you can see all six of The Bahamas’ ecosystems on one trail. Freeport also has a diverse mixture of beach bars, clubs, pubs, and sunset cruises, all to make for fantastic nightlife. Take in native entertainment in Port Lucaya Marketplace—fire and limbo dancing, Rake & Scrape, or local talent at Garden of The Groves, to name a few. Annual festivals, highlighted by Junkanoo, also help to keep the island continuously buzzing with excitement.
Everyone knows in the Bahamas this is the most awaited time of year—the islands are abuzz with parties, festivities, the best food, scrumptious beverages, holiday shopping, and….goat-skin drum roll….Junkanoo!
Yes, our world renown Junkanoo parades are held on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) and New Year’s Day; and these events kick off in the wee hours of the morning, as a fun Bahamian tradition. But this isn’t the only frolicking you get to do. There is so much more happening the entire month of December, throughout January and well into February. Here’s a list of examples to wet your holiday appetite:
December 2 – 6, 2018 Hope Town, Abaco
Are you tired of your routine work and looking for an alluring destination for a memorable holiday? Freeport Bahamas is an ideal vacation spot that wins the heart of everyone who visits it. Natural centers, gardens and parks around the city provide you a wide array of choices to explore on your trip. You can initiate your day with wonderful Garden of groves that stretches on a land of 12 acres and is adorned with beautiful tress, flowers and striking waterfalls.
Center of Rand Nature is another amazing city attraction that boasts of having luscious greenery spread over 100 acres that offer an extraordinary sight of Bahamian plants. For enthusiastic travelers, water sports are a great activity to discover in the Grand Bahamas. Scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and other such activities adds onto the adventure of the trip. The island is accessible from the West Palm Beach by water or air transport as it is situated at a distance of around 68 miles.
It’s criminal to visit the Bahamas in this time of the year and not know the many holiday experiences you can have! This is the most awaited time of the year – the parties, concerts, scrumptious food, delicious beverages, a shopping craze and the amazing beats at the Junkanoo parades are to cruise for.
What began with our Junkanoo parades, the day after Christmas and on the New Year’s Day, is a three-month-long (December to February) roller-coaster ride of adventures.
Take a look at our list of events you can add to your bucket list!
Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the ride. We are about to share how you can fly right into Spring and create wonderful memories in The Bahamas that will last a lifetime!
Everyone knows that this time of year the Islands of The Bahamas are abuzz with parties, festivals, the best food, scrumptious beverages, homecomings, and….of course, Regattas! April, May June and well into the summer months there is something great to do on every island.