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If you’ve been thinking of taking a trip to Grand Bahama Island or been there, you will hear of the Port Lucaya marketplace.
The marketplace has everything you need to complete a trip with seeing the locals, going out of the resort, leaving for water activities, and trying foods outside the hotel grounds. There’s tourist shops and stores for necessities you may need (which are cheaper than the hotels’ stores) such as SPF, pharmacy drugs, clothing, and shoes.
It’s right across the street from the Radisson’s Grand Lucayan resort, which I stayed at in June 2013. I stayed over for 3 days in between cruising and had a great time.
I usually don’t buy meal plans because I like to venture off to eat in the local streets, which is what I exactly did. I’d recommend this if you come to this Bahamian island. You get more of a choice and fresh catch of the day – especially at the conch shacks! Look below for a pic..
The marketplace was busy in the afternoon right when I got off the cruise- ship with outdoors bars and restaurants. Here are some shots of the markeplace:
First bar I visited which has currency from all over the world taped all over itself!
In the morning before anything was open…beachy colors of a restaurant
Locals bring the fun!
Many conch shacks with huge amounts for small prices.
Also, the UNEXSO center is there where most of the water trips take off from – Dolphin Encounter, scuba diving, snorkeling and more.
The marina is one half of the marketplace so all boats are easily accessed to hop on and leave out through a canal to the ocean.
Lastly, if you do choose a meal plan at a hotel nearby, you should still try a menu here or at least come for the drinking of Bahamian beers with everyone else!