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- There is no signage indicating where Frenchman's Pass begins, so you may not realize you were on it until you've been through it.
- Some claim that visitors lose their radio signal while driving through, which adds to the passageway’s haunted history.
- This is also home to hundreds of parakeets and egrets, making it an ideal stop for nature lovers.
This section of the beach also hosts the annual St. Kitts Music Festival. The western end of the beach is home to various sports bars, restaurants and nightclubs for visitors and locals seeking some excitement. Things really heat up with events sponsored by area businesses that coincide with the end of semester at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (mud wrestling, anyone?).
- A Fun Fun Cave tour is a must for adventure seekers visiting the Dominican Republic.
- You must be physically fit for this rugged, off-the-beaten-path adventure.
- A swimsuit is recommended.
- For the safest and most convenient excursion, look for tours that include all transportation and meals.
- One of the most adventurous activities available from Punta Cana, admission to Fun Fun Cave tends to sell out early. If you want to guarantee a chance to go on this unforgettable adventure, be sure to book a tour in advance.
- Children aged four years and younger are admitted free.
- V.I.P. tours can be booked for anytime between 5:30pm and 8am for a midnight, sunset, or sunrise viewing.
- The adjacent California Sand Dunes are a popular spot where kids like to slide down the slopes.
Freeport shore excursions from Lucayan Harbour allow travelers to make the most of their stop on Grand Bahama Island. When you get off the cruise ship, take a full or half-day city tour for some Freeport sightseeing that includes duty-free shopping at the famous International Bazaar or Port Lucaya Marketplace, or book a Bahamian Brewery tour for some beer samples. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in nature while in the Bahamas, you can spend a day kayaking at Turtle Park or tour Lucayan National Park, home to a spectacular underwater cave system and a beautiful hidden beach.
Other Freeport excursion options include relaxing at the popular Taino Beach or all-inclusive Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach; taking a scuba diving or snorkeling tour; and joining in on a beach bonfire party, where you can sip rum cocktails and limbo just like the locals.
- Freeport cruise excursions include pickup and drop-off from the cruise dock.
- Given Grand Bahama Island’s size and Freeport’s central location, it is easy enough to see the top sites in one day.
- Most cruises run to the Bahamas from December to May, when temperatures are typically in the low 80s (F). The hurricane season runs from about June to November.
How to Get to Port Lucaya From the Freeport Cruise Port
While it’s too far to walk from Freeport’s Lucayan Harbour to the downtown area known as Port Lucaya, the cruise ship port is located on the west-central part of the island, and cruisers can take a 10-minute taxi ride to get downtown. Most taxis will offer to make the trip for a flat fee of about $15. Also near the docks are shuttle vans offering rides from the pier to Port Lucaya for about $5 per passenger. The harbor is located just over five miles (nine km) from the International Bazaar.
Grand Bahama Island is a frequented stop on cruise lines arriving from Florida. The tropical island’s close proximity to the United States means that English-speaking travelers are not likely to run into any language or culture snags. Both American and Bahamian dollars are accepted all over Grand Bahama Island.
In the field of eco-tourism, the Asa Wright Nature Centre was well ahead of the curve, having been a sanctuary for wildlife since 1967. It is famous the world over for the staggering variety of birds which pass through, often on their way to or from nearby continental South America. From Ornate Hawk-eagles to the nocturnal Oilbird and the psychedelic plumage of dozens of tropical species, there is enough here to make a birdwatcher of any skeptic.
The center was once a coffee and cocoa plantation, and you can still enjoy lunch or high tea on the broad shady veranda of its old colonial house. Get the most out of your visit by taking a tour; expert guides will be able to point out not just birds but also the huge range of butterflies as well as lizards and other fauna.
The Asa Wright Nature Centre is in northern Trinidad, within easy reach of Port of Spain. The main plantation house and nearby cottages offer accommodation, but if you’re coming for the day you will need to call or email ahead.
The bridge gained its name from the tragic events that took place there long ago. Supposedly, slaves would hurl themselves off the bridge into the rough waters below in an attempt to escape from their enslaved lives. It was soon said that the Devil must be present there.
Devil's Bridge National Park is located on a headland on the eastern end of the land. It is located about 20 km (12.5 mi) southeast of the airport.
Caneel Bay is one of the first beaches you come to as you drive up North Shore Road out of St John’s main port, Cruz Bay. Much of the coastline here is monopolized by an extensive resort, but they guarantee access to Caneel Bay and their restaurants adjacent to the beach are accessible also.
The area was once a plantation and the ruins of the old sugar works make an atmospheric detour. The beach itself is a three-dimensional postcard, while snorkelers will delight in sting rays, barracudas and other sea life.
Caneel Bay is in western St. John, a few minutes’ drive from the port of Cruz Bay. Nearby Honeymoon Bay can only be reached via a (short) forest trail, so it’s even more secluded, though largely without facilities.
- Time spent browsing Front Street is suitable for solo travelers, couples, and families.
- Tours may include a local culinary guide, roundtrip hotel transfers, food and drinks. Check tours for specific details.
- Remember sun protection, water for hydration, and swimwear and a towel to enjoy nearby Great Bay Beach.
- There are walking trails and steps to make exploring easier.
- Wi-Fi is available at the Casibari rock formations, along with on-site food and drink.
- Restrooms are available for a fee.