Participating in our People-to-People program immerses you in Bahamian culture; you’ll see things through the eyes of a local.
Freeport is the youngest, but more popular sister of the island’s other towns — which include West End, Pinder’s Point, Russell Town, Smith's Point, William’s Town, and more — most named after the families who founded them. They serve as cultural hotspots for visitors wanting to learn more about the destination and each is unique in its own way. No visit to Freeport would be complete without checking some of them out on an island tour. The natural attractions, though, are among Freeport's finest assets, and it is the only place where you can see all six of The Bahamas' ecosystems on one trail. You won't have to stray too far from your hotel or resort to enjoy all that Freeport has to offer.
Of all the 700 islands and cays that make up The Islands Of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island hosts the second-highest number of native birds — 18 of the 28 species of Bahamian birds that are not seen in the USA, Canada or Europe. The island’s national parks are home to a large number of them.
Dive beneath the surface to explore a cavernous world that's one of the biggest and among the most environmentally distinct. The cave system is accessible from both land and sea, with permission to dive required in some areas.
This National Park comprises 100 acres of natural beauty in the heart of Freeport. A 2,000-foot trail winds through coppice and pine forest. The birder's paradise is home to a variety of species that can be seen year-round, with peak season from October to May.
Just one mile off the southern shore, this 1½ acre island is one of the smallest National Parks in The Bahamas. Park area includes the cay and the surrounding one-quarter mile of marine environment.