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Address: Port Lucaya Marketplace, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Phone Number: 242-373-8446

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Even though Count Basie Square is in the midst of the bustling Port Lucaya Marketplace, it's a great place to sit down, relax, people watch and listen to music whenever there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Gloria M
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Waite Park, Minnesota
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful shopping for just about anything you could want from Jewelry at Bulls to Bahamian market items. A lot of franchise shops and restaurant but lots of local restaurants too. Best Conch Salad at Mr. Brown Hut on the water.

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Waite Park, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Even though Count Basie Square is in the midst of the bustling Port Lucaya Marketplace, it's a great place to sit down, relax, people watch and listen to music whenever there are either performers or other music wafting from the Square. Mid-day through late afternoon can be very hot, so be prepared with sunscreen, a hat, or some other protection... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to visit. Lots of restaurants, bars, shops, tours and all sorts of other touristy things. It's very colorful and very Bahamian. There is a large marina there with lots of nice boats to look at also. It's a real hot spot!

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Augusta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

when we were there it was daytime and nothing going on much. there was someone playing music. We sat at the tables and had a drink. It's clean and a good view of the Bell Channel if you need a sit down break from shopping.

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A relaxing area with music, culture, food and shopping all in one place. Great atmosphere. Friendly locals.

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Newmarket
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Warm & friendly. Lots to see & do - great shopping, ample photo opportunities. Always felt safe and welcome :)

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Newbury, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I love that this is a multi-generational, multi-racial event where everyone goes to listen to the music and dance. The littler kids have an av bsolute ball.

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Oakville, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

this is a good square - everyone from Memories & Grand Lucayan hangs out in the evenings. Piped in music and a live event on weekends make up for the total lack of entertainment at the Grand Lucayan. Shopping as in Nassau but on a smaller scale surrounded by eateries and bars

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Albany, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Every night was different. Some very low key with not much going on, others full of life and tons of fun! Very dependent on the cruise ships coming in.

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Kamloops, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stayed for seven nights at Pelican Bay Hotel and visited the marketplace pretty much everyday. We saw a fashion show, heard live music but the best part of the square is people watching. We were entertained for at least half an hour one night watching children dance. There some very talented girls that evening. Lots of fun.

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