Grand Bahama Island Journals

Five Days on the Grand Bahama Island

A May 2007 trip to Grand Bahama Island by CHIBulldog09

Quote: A six day relaxing stay at the Our Lucaya resort on the Grand Bahama Island.

Sheraton at Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort

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Hotel | "Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort"

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First the quick deals: We spent six days five nights at the Sheraton, in a fairly spacious double for approximately $200 a night.The hotel is operated together with its sister resort, the Westin Our Lucaya, and the two effectively have their own private secluded beach area. Guests from either resort are free to use the facilities of the other, and in many ways outside of the room buildings, it's difficult to tell where one begins and the other ends.In all likelihood, you'll fly into Freeport's "International" airport; the hotel has a guest desk outside of arrivals. It takes about twenty minutes by cab to get to the resort, and the cab fare for five of us was about $35. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 2, 2007

Sheraton at Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort
Royal Palm Way
Grand Bahama Island
242-373-1444

Domino's Pizza

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Restaurant

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Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you, this is actually a review of a Domino's Pizza! While not really worth much of a mention normally, for guests of the Sheraton or Westin Grand Lucaya Resorts, it's very much worth a mention.The Sheraton/Westin Our Lucaya Resort has its own group of restaurants and bars on property, they not only aren't open that late, but they are also, of course, on the more expensive side. If you're looking to save money, getting food elsewhere is a really good idea.Across the street is the Port Lucaya Marketplace, which has a whole bunch of duty free shops, bars, and restaurants at reasonable prices. The Marketplace is literally across the small street, 60 seconds...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 2, 2007

Domino's Pizza
Port Lucaya Bldg #1, Unit #2
Freeport, Bahamas
+242-373-8000

Port Lucaya Marketplace

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Attraction

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So if you are staying at the Sheraton and Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort, you're going to want to visit the marketplace. Located right across the street from the Sheraton (and thus a half block or so from the Westin), the Marketplace is a great source for a variety of great food and very reasonable prices. The marketplace contains a variety of small shops, duty free shops, bars, and restaurants.The Our Lucaya resort has several little restaurants, but we didn't want to pay the high prices, so we ended up actually eating across the street at various restaurants in the Port Lucaya Marketplace. Specifically, we ate at:Rum Runners - It's really a bar, but they of cour...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 2, 2007

Port Lucaya Marketplace
Sea Horse Road on Bell Channel Bay
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Air Travel into Freeport

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Story/Tip

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Some brief information on traveling into the Grand Bahama Island, largely specific to US citizens visiting.- The airport you'll by flying into for Freeport or the Grand Bahama Island is the Grand Bahama International Airport, which has a airport code of FPO.- They speak English in the Bahamas, so don't worry there.- A lot of the flights into Freeport, if not all of them, are on regional jets. On my trip, we flew in on American Eagle from Miami on a prop plan.- This is not some Chicago O'Hare of JFK; there are no gateways. When your plane lands, it will taxi very close to the terminal, which isn't that big. You'll walk down your plane's stairs, and then walk over to the ramp to walk...Read More