What to Expect from a Grand Bahama Island Vacation

Explore the Best Things to Do in Freeport

Explore the Bahamas with ease from Pelican Bay Hotel. Located on Grand Bahama Island, our hotel is near some of the best things to do in Freeport. Whether you want to spend the day on the beach, enjoy fun-filled water activities, or venture into town, curate your ideal Bahamas getaway using our map below.


UNEXSO Dolphin Experience

Located on the Port Lucaya Marina, UNEXSO offers an exciting assortment of diving and dolphin experiences. The most popular are our dolphin swims, where you are invited to swim and interact with these friendly, intelligent creatures in a protected lagoon.

Port Lucaya Marketplace

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Considered the shopping Mecca of Freeport, the Port Lucaya Marketplace offers eighty specialty stores, boutiques, restaurants, outdoor and indoor bars and cafes across 12 island-style buildings. Hunt for Bahamian-made handicrafts alongside designer labels, jewelry and more. The Marketplace is also home to casual and fine dining eateries, live music and entertainment.


Immediately across the street are two miles of white sand beach, home to towering tropical palm trees and amazing sunsets. Experience a variety of watersports here, including scuba diving, windsurfing, parasailing and snorkeling. Also, just a 25-minute car ride away, Gold Rock Creek Beach has been consistently rated as one of the top beaches in the world. You might recognize the beach from such films as Pirates of the Caribbean II and Pirates of the Caribbean III. Special excursions can be arranged by Guest Services.

Garden of the Groves

Welcome to Grand Bahama’s premier nature experience! Garden of the Groves invites you to explore winding trails through lush vegetation, breathtaking waterfalls and sparkling fountains. See the beautiful chapel, which is a beloved place for weddings, prayer and meditation.


The revitalized Freeport area features Junkanoo festivals every year, shopping venues, cinemas and various businesses.

Lucayan National Park

Lucayan National Park is a 40-acre Grand Bahama treasure known for its underwater cave system, one of the longest in the world. Two of the caves, Ben's Cave and Burial Mound Cave, are accessible via a short footpath. In 1986, bones of the island's earliest inhabitans were found in the Burial Mound Cave. The park is also unique because it is home to all six of the Bahamas' vegetation zones. 

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