Saturday, November 14, 2009
Club Reports: Freeport, Bahamas
My favorite clubs Sultan's Tent and Tipsy Turtle are long gone but there is still night life for tourists in Freeport. The newest is Club Cove located in the Isle of Capri Casino in Lucaya. Friday nights features hits of the 70's, 80's & 90's while Saturday nights is more 70's Disco. As you can see, no cover charge.
The Prop Club is located on the beach behind the Our Lucaya Radisson resort and is set in an aircraft hanger themed building. A casual restaurant by day, they feature Bahamian or Caribbean bands and a DJ after 10pm. A lot of top 40 and hip hop mixed with afro-centric Caribbean sounds.
Freeport, Bahamas does carry a bad enough rep that several cruise lines and even AirTran refer to it by the island name (Grand Bahama Island) rather than the city name Freeport. But the last really big negative event was the closure of the sprawling Crowne Plaza Resort (formerly Bahamas Princess Resort) first by labor strife and then by back-to-back hurricanes. Those events took place a long time ago now so strides are slowly being made to improve the place. I can tell you that Grand Bahama offers several advantages over Nassau. For one, it's cheaper to get to because it's off shore of West Palm Beach rather than south of Miami. Flights are cheaper and there even a daily ferry service for less than $50 return which lets you visit just for the day or in a combination ferry/hotel package. (www.discoverycruiseline.com) Where Nassau is urban and congested, GBI is suburban or rural. I think a 2 night stay is the most you'd want to do and if nightlife is on your list, make sure those 2 nights are Friday/Saturday.