Port Lucaya Marketplace
Port Lucaya Marketplace
3.5
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10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
About
Port Lucaya Marketplace is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment open air facility in the Bahamas, with over forty specialty stores and boutiques, sixteen restaurants to tempt any palate and four bars/lounge for late night entertainment. The Marketplace boasts of a wide variety of Duty Free stores, two generously stocked Straw Markets, two Craft Centres and Push Carts filled with Bahamian craft and souvenir items. Visit our famous Coconut & Fruit Daiquiri Stand & Daddy Brown's Conch and Seafood Stand for authentic Bahamian Island treats. Our famed Count Basie Square, now called the Marketplace Square, will have you dancing to Bahamian and International music all night long. So please make every effort to visit Grand Bahama's only shopping paradise where we have it all!
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ScubaSteve5400
Broadview Heights, OH11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
More than half of the shops were closed. Restaurant charged prices higher than the menu prices, claiming they were "after the hurricane" prices. $30 for the cab ride to/from our hotel to this place. Pretty much a waste.
Written January 21, 2020
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Shane H
Milford, NH20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
If you’re looking for amazing drinks and a fun island atmosphere or want to find souvenirs and gifts to bring back stop here. The local merchants are very friendly and very appreciative of your business. You’ll find mostly small stands but a few larger stores. We were mostly interested in shopping in the smaller stands and talking with the locals. We were asked to take a tour of a nearby resort and just in doing so we would get free lunch and gifts. We had nothing on our agenda and the woman asking us was sweet so we took the tour. There was no pressure on us and the resort they showed us was amazing but we were just respectful and said it was something we would need to think about. But yep they gave us a free lunch off a limited menu but it was very good and they gave us a choice of free gift valued up to $40. Then they took us back to Port Lucaya market and we walked down to the best bar on the island Rum Runners. The vibe there was great and bartender Markus treated us well. We ended up singing country songs loudly at the end of the bar with 3 of the regulars and had a great time. Don’t forget to sign a dollar bill and put it up on the wall to leave a token of your visit there for good luck.
Written October 3, 2022
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Sarah D
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
This was a great find. I came here with a friend to do shopping. We ended up getting a mani/pedi, having a great lunch at fair Play, and shopping at the many stalls in the straw market. Vendors were friendly and weren't pushy. There was lots of variety in their items that made for nice keepsakes and gifts.
While I was there, there was live music on friday nights which was a blast.
Written March 11, 2020
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Cari B
9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We wanted to enjoy our walk-around through the port but we were immediately irritated by all the vendors who are non-stop about walking up to you and trying to get your to purchase from them; we left almost right away. Too bad because we really wanted to just enjoy the stroll around. Why don't these people realize the more they push the more you're not interested?!
Written June 28, 2022
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brandonchTravel
Fort Myers, FL10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Rundown! Was here roughly 12 years ago and the place was a lot of fun. Can not say the same this time around. Felt a little unwanted as tourists. Walked around with wife and kids and most places closed had some locals at one of the bars rudely staring at wife well we walk by as family made us feel very uncomfortable as there was very few places open and barely any other tourists. Visited some other places near by were we felt much more comfortable to dine and enjoy a quick getaway from Florida. The island still has a lot of potential to be a beautiful place again. But would find out more details about what hotels and business have reopened before coming back.
Written November 21, 2020
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barbaragwen270
Sebastian, FL1,044 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Marketplace is like so many others in the Caribbean. This one is pretty with all the bright colors, and it was very clean and well kept. As far as what they offer, again, like many others in the Caribbean. If you come off of a cruise ship it's a decent way to spend a little time. I've been and it's not someplace I'll go back to again.
Written February 8, 2020
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Itsallabouttheson
Harrisburg, PA77 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Very little was open despite the locals talking it up. There were about 15 booths of locals selling identical merchandise – very low quality tchotchkes, towels, hats, bags, and t-shirts. They all wanted top dollar. But Zorba’s Bakery is a must. Great treats at reasonable prices. Stock up for the week!
Written November 11, 2021
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SkydivingSkier
Las Vegas, NV178 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We were on the island for 10 days, and we stopped by here twice to see if we could catch the shops when they were open. There's very little shopping to do, and most everything is closed up. This is a dying island for tourism. Since Hurricane Dorian in 2019, there's been very little to bring life back to the island, and this once bustling shopping hub is now a sad place.

The workers here and throughout the island are very depressed and unhappy. This is not the Bahamas I remember, and we will never return.
Written April 18, 2022
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MaggieMae324
Magnolia, TX34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This was our second trip to the area and the marketplace was somewhere we visited many times on our first visit. Things are a lot different since the last time we were here because of the hurricane they suffered a few years ago. It is very sad to see how things have changed for the residents and the island itself. We visited the marketplace 2 times this trip and still had a nice time even though there are many fewer vendors and many of the shops are not open. The marina is no longer open, so that was a big change. There are a few restaurants that are open and several bars. We still enjoyed visiting with the people who run the little souvenir shops. They are really fun to talk to, and you can understand how Covid and the hurricane have changed things for them. I am hopeful the island will continue to recover and the wonderful people who live there are able to get their businesses back up and running. We will definitely return on our next visit.
Written May 22, 2023
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FirstTimetoItaly2
54 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We are not your typical souvenir-buying, American, cruise ship tourists. We sailed our own boat here from the US, spending the last month exploring Eleuthra. Our guide books are more Lonely Planet than Frommers. This place reminds me of an outlet mall. Shops packed in cheek-by-jowl with a Disney aesthetic designed to represent "the bahamas experience." No, thanks, just not my kind of place.
Written February 18, 2023
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