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“Deadman's Reef - great place for snorkeling”

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Paradise Cove Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Freeport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 17, 2011

My husband and I visited Deadman's Reef at Paradise Cove and loved it. We didn't stay at the resort as we had to go back to the cruise. We snorkeled and kayaked here. The place is beautiful although small, it is well maintained, and all the people were very friendly and helpful.
They provide you with snorkel and kayaking equipments. The prices were extremely cheap!! They also pick you up from the cruise ship and drop you back. There are fixed time for pick-up and drop-off, so make sure to call and find out.
Try the local drink called "Bahama Mama" :)

Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2011

Be sure to go on the other side of the reef to snorkel and get close to the reef...it was amazing! It is an easier swim during high tide. We went out during high tide and came in during low, when coming in we were basically swimming on the grass and that felt really weird. The rocks and sand on bottom of the ocean floor were hard so it was easier to swim than walk in the fins. If you have never snorkeled we found it easier to walk backwards once you had the fins on. The staff was very friendly and the lunch was good also. The island punch is called Goombay Punch. It is a sweet punch that is very good. We were picked up from and delivered to our boat on time. We were on Carnival Fantasy. You must take at least one underwater camera and be sure to save some film when kayaking! We had used all of our pics up during the snorkeling and didn't get any pictures of the clear water when we were on the kayaks! We are ready to go back...thank you Mr. Nathan Parker for a wonderful tour of the island on January 9, 2011!

Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 7, 2011

We did not stay at the hotel because we were on the Bahamas Celebration Cruise Line. We took a taxi to Paradise Cove which was $80.00 round trip for the both of us. We got dropped off around 10:30am and asked to be picked up by 3pm. We had so much fun snorkeling at Deadman's Reef. The views are fantastic with plenty of sea life. We also ate at the Red Bar. Cheeseburgers, French Fries and THE BEST Conch Fritters. I also am hooked on High Rock Beer. The cost of the taxi was priceless to be on your secluded beach and snorkeling in your blue waters.

Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 10, 2010

We visited Paradise Cove during our Cruise in December. Barry's father picked us up from the cruise port and he gave a wonderful narration about the island of Freeport. It was unusually quite windy that day at Freeport and so it wasn't the typical Bahamian weather. Nevertheless, Barry made wet suits available for us and Ken guided me to the reef for snorkelling. Due to the windy weather, the ocean was a bit choppy and so the snorkelling was not the best. However, this place is so beautiful that you will fall in love with it. They treat you very well and make sure that you are very comfortable during your stay there. I would like to visit Paraside Cove again when it is really sunny.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 29, 2010

Go snorkeling here. Mr. Barry Smith and his friends treated my wife an me unbelievably nice. They went out of their way to see we had a nice vacation in the Bahamas. They have a safe, clean, beautiful area with nice tropical drinks and fresh seafood. Mr. Smith and his friends answered our questions and welcomed us warmly. He even boated out to check on us as we snorkled. You have a beautiful view above and below water. Forget about Lucaya when you can escape to this remote area. You must have the fresh seafood. They have really reasonable prices on the drinks and the food, plus you get to spend time with extra friendly hosts. I plan to return as often as possible. Mr. Smith and his group make me want to go back to the Bahamas and snorkel at Paradise Cove over and over. He will treat you right and take care of you. You cannot beat a visit with him. Read all the reviews on snorkeling. When you can swim and want to spend a few hours gazing at tropical fish and coral, you cannot beat this affordable option. Call Hue for a taxi #49, 242 646-2843. He will educate you on the island's history and take you anywhere you want to go. Have a blast, like I did.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 13, 2010

Actually, we did not stay here in Nov. 2010 - but just found this site and wanted to comment - We have visited Paradise Cove numerous times over the past 15 years. Each time we visit Grand Bahama Island, we make it a point to go snorkeling here. We like the warm, casual and friendly atmosphere - the fantastic beach and reef, the stupendous array of marine life that you can see .... we just LOVE EVERYTHING about being there! These folks really know how to make you feel welcome ... we would welcome them into our home any time and hope that we could show them the same hospitality that they have shown us each time we've visited.

The Almond Family - Western N.C.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 21, 2010

We (4 girlfriends) visited Paradise Cove as cruise ship passengers. I arranged for pickup online and paid no money up front ($35 for transportaiton round trip and snorkel equip including a floatation belt) We were picked up promptly and taken directly to PC (approx 20 -25 minute ride) We were literally 4 of about 10 people there. It was fabulous! So quiet and it happened to be low tide which made the snorkeling so easy. We snorkeled for about 2 hours straight and saw all sorts of coral and fans, parrot fish, 2 sea turtles, sea biscuits, 3 stng rays, a barracuda and other assorted fish. The water is nice and shallow until you get to the other side of the rocks (where the snorkeling is best) and even then it's probably only 15 - 20 ft. It is a little ways out but very easy to reach. The only downside at all was that we had to avoid a few jellyfish. Barry (the owner) and his staff watched over us literally the whole time. Barry even came out while we were getting ready to snorkel and took our picture for us and cleaned off my mask. There are chairs to rent if you want and a small snack bar. We didn't eat but had some awesome drinks including one of the best strawberry daquiri's I've ever had. We might have lucked up with the low tides and no crows but we had a blast!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Address: Deadman's Reef | PO Box F-42771, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Grand Bahama Island > Freeport
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Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Freeport
Price Range: $175 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Paradise Cove Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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