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Xanadu Beach

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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Ranked #17 of 17 Attractions in Freeport
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Parasailing, Volleyball (outdoor), Swimming
Owner description: This beach is best known for its water sports and lounging areas, making it a popular tourist...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Parasailing, Volleyball (outdoor), Swimming
Owner description: This beach is best known for its water sports and lounging areas, making it a popular tourist destination.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband and I have been scouring all the Grand Bahama beaches we can get onto and it's not for the appeals of entertainment or food - and we loved this one. The sand was pretty (much nice than the one we've paid to stay at - Taino Beach), the water was calmer and clearer too. We walked to the... More 

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West Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Xanadu Resort was closed and not accessible but the beach is. Since not many knew you can access the beach, this place was detached from the crowded beach front resorts area.

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This beach resort area is the ultimate in sad. The apartment building on the beach is empty and abandoned. Consequently the area is run down, unkept, garbage everywhere and just gross. There is a burnt up boat lounging there and one lone lady with a barely standing table trying to sell her wares. It is the saddest thing. Don't bother... More 

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5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beautiful beach but everything around is closed so bring your cooler with some refreshments. One good thing you'll have lots of room.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wow - it doesn't seem that long ago when me and my girlfriend ended up at one of those timeshare lunches/talks here and I almost considered buying since I was going to Freeport every summer back in the mid-80's!! Just reading these recent comments is so sad. I read that this is now a public beach, but I remember when... More 

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Arlington, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We spent our honeymoon in the Xanadu nearly 25 years ago (and the building was pretty desolate and in disrepair back then, although our suite was very nice and comfortable), but we were really hoping to spend our 25 year anniversary there and are very very sad to see it's closed. Wish someone would buy it and re-open - it's... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Was really sad to see that the "Xanadu" itself had closed & their beach & facilities were in disrepair! We have fond memories of the place when it was busy and happening!! But, the beach outside of the resort is still beautiful and large. We noticed it was mainly locals & there was one little lady selling her hand made... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This once lovely location is now an overgrown dirty beach what a shame. Come on GB shake yourselves you have a beautiful island which you do not love enough..

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Randleman, North Carolina
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Xanadu Beach resort is now closed. The beach is open to the public and there is parking there for the short walk. This is one of the prettiest beaches on the island.

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Granite Bay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

There's absolutely NOTHING going on at Xanadu Beach. Just another example of an unsustainable project. Such a shame.

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