The resort is centrally located, and about 2 miles north of the closest beach. There are no bars/restaurants on the property however there are a few within walking distance. One mile north of the resort is the "International Bazaar" - a ghost town consisting of a perfume factory and run down shops complete with locals who follow and hassle you into purchasing their goods (we also got short changed). The resort offers a daily shuttle to Coral Beach, 3x weekly shuttle to the grocery store, and they will take you to Lucaya for a small fee. If you do not have a rental car, you will pay about $20 each way for a taxi regardless of where you are going.
First off, the resort is pretty run down and in dire need of an upgrade. The rooms are pretty clean, but there is no maid service (and no dishwasher). The resort offers "free wi-fi" however there is no internet signal unless you are in the pool area. Also, there is NO HOT WATER. If you enjoy cold showers, then this is the place for you! The pool and hot tub are the saving grace, as there is no other source of entertainment. The resort does offer a weekly "fish fry" which we did not attend, along with a weekly $30 five-course lobster dinner with live music. Additionally, there is a happy hour twice a week where you can purchase homemade bahama mamas and snacks. The resort is pretty understaffed, however the staff is friendly and personable, and will - for the most part - go out of their way to meet your needs.
As a side note - upon arrival, you will be charged a $30 "energy fee".
Lucaya is your best bet for entertainment, complete with shops, restaurants and a casino. As mentioned before, the resort will provide a shuttle to Coral Beach, but you have to pay $3 to rent chairs along with $1 for a beach towel. There is another beach about 2 miles south of the resort which is beautiful and secluded - just be aware of rocks and glass. During the resort's Sunday orientation, Smiling Pat comes onsite to sell her tours for Tuesday ($75/person), Wednesday ($75/person) and Thursday ($120/person). We opted out, and thankfully so! According to others, she is a ripoff - from what we heard, she showed up an hour and half late on one day, and did not deliver what she sold on another occasion.
If you are under the age of 70 and looking for fun and excitement, then this is not the place for you.
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- Also Known As:
- Freeport Resort & Club Hotel Freeport
- Freeport Resort And Club
- Freeport Resort & Club Bahamas - Grand Bahama Island