Coming soon -- a new 24-lane facility at Waterworld
Enterprises, East Sunrise Highway (Tel: 242-373-2197).
The Freeport Bridge Club holds a duplicate bridge game every Monday
at 8pm in the Conference Room, Lucayan Towers North (Tel: 242-373-4773).
The Lucayan Chess Club holds weekly games and instruction every
Thursday 6-10pm in the Garden Cafe, Coral Beach Hotel (Tel: 242-373-2468).
On Grand Bahama, the place to play or catch this sport is
at the Lucaya Cricket Club, home of the islands team. The club opened in 1982 and
hosts a team of players from The Bahamas, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, Trinidad, The UK and
Each year, two major tournaments take place at the cricket club.
The Easter Festival hosts teams from the UK, The USA (yes, the Yanks actually do play
cricket) Hong Kong, and other countries. The other tournament takes place at the mini
festival during Thanksgiving weekend.
Even though the club is a members only establishment,
visitors and teams are welcome to train, play a round, or watch. Visitors can even use the
equipment free of charge. Full practice nets are available and training is held on
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. The clubhouse is located on the grounds and has a full
service bar, miniature gym and changing rooms.
The Lucaya Cricket Club is located on Baloa Road, five minutes
walking distance from the Lucaya Golf and Country Club. For more information, contact the
Cricket Club at 242-373-1460.
Notable Players who have played at
Lucaya Cricket Club
|Seu Shivarine (Guyana)
Lance Gibbs (Guyana)
Alfe Valentine (Jamaica)
|Kevin James (England)
Floyd Reifer (Barbabdos)
Several fitness facilities are available on the island, including
the Grand Bahama Fitness Centre (open Mon.-Sat., Tel: 242-352-7867). YMCA (open Mon.-Sat.,
Tel: 242-352-7074), the Olympic Fitness Centre at Coral Beach Hotel (open Mon.-Sat., Tel:
242-373-8181) and Senses Spa & Fitness
Centre at Our Lucaya Resort & Golf Club (242-373-1333). Jogging trails can be
found at the Resort at Bahamia.
Children of all ages will enjoy teeing off with professional
Miniature Golf at Pirates of the Bahamas (Tel: 242-373-8456), and Water World Enterprises
Ltd. (Tel: 242-373-2197).
There are two movie theatres, featuring first-run theatrical
releases: Columbus Theatre, the Mall Drive, a four-plex (Tel: 242-352-7478) and
RND Cinemas, the Mall Drive, five-plex (Tel: 242-351-9190).
Freeport Players' Guild and Grand Bahama Players, both non-profit
organizations, stage cultural productions at the Regency Theatre throughout the
year. For a schedule of performances, call Tel: 242-352-5533.
In a replica of an 18th-century Bahamian mansion, you can create,
bottle and name your own fragrance. There is also an inviting tour with lovely
hostesses, dressed in old-time English attire, who will take you through all the
steps--from choosing the scent to naming it! For more
information, call Tel: 242-352-9391.
The Freeport Rugby Club, like cricket, is the only facility on Grand
Bahama Island offering rugby. The Club began in 1965 and has a
multi-national home team. Visitors are welcome to play, or just watch a few games.
Visiting Navy ships usually play a match against the Grand Bahama team. Training days are
Mondays and Thursday. The clubhouse is open every evening, offering a full service bar,
gymnasium, and a swimming pool located on the field grounds (Tel: 242-352-2952).
Soccer enthusiasts can usually watch a game in progress at the Young
Men's Christian Association (YMCA) on Settlers Way (Tel: 242-352-7074). Tournament season
is November to mid-March!
Grand Bahama Tennis and Squash Club offers squash and tennis. Located opposite
Pinetree Stables, the Squash Club, as it is commonly referred to, has three squash courts
(downstairs) and a bar/lounge area upstairs to view games in progress. There are two
billiard tables and a large screen TV in the lounge. The Club offers membership rates and
hosts local tournaments throughout the year (Tel: 242-373-4567).
Beach volleyball courts are found at Club Caribe, Margaritavilla
(Sand Bar), Tony Macaroni's on Taino Beach, Paradise
Cove, Pirates of the Bahamas and Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort. You
can find a weekly game every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at the Taino Beach location.