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My question is, what areas of Freeport, Bahamas is NOT A SAFE PLACE to be? My son will be visiting his friends family home town in July and I'm very concerned. What are things I should know about the Island.

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The tourist areas are very safe, especially the Port Lucaya area. However to answer your question:

I'd say the "ghetto" area behind wendy's is not a safe place to go after dark. Eventhough I have lived in the area, in the (now demolished) Sea Sun Manor building, I'd stay out of that area. Some areas in Hawksbill and the "back of town" area are a little funny, behind Rolle's furniture store. Also the Coral Gardens neighbourhood on coral road is a little shady. Also I'd avoid the downtown shopping area after dark. I live here and I do not like to go out after dark. Sometimes, while driving at night, I see tourists walking down the road at night, ignoring a busdriver/taxi driver that wants them to come on board. Trust me, that busdriver knows the deal. I wouldnt go walking (as a white tourist) at night along the road outside the tourist areas.

Avoid Barbary beach after sunset.

I hope I dont sound to negative. :) It's really nice here though. I love this place!

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I have to agree with DaPotCake. Bottom line? Tell him to make sure he doesn't go in any areas he wouldn't feel comfortable in at home.


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