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Nippers Beach Bar & Grill – It's Not In the Brochure!
You may have read about Nippers in travel magazines, seen photos on calendars, or perhaps even seen a documentary on the Discovery Channel -- but you'll never read about Nippers in any travel brochure. Why? Simply, because this particular piece of paradise can't be adequately described in any number of words or photographs. You simply have to experience it for yourself.
Perched high upon a forty-foot dune, Nippers overlooks the Great Abaco Barrier Reef.
Your quest for paradise ends with your discovery of Great Guana Cay. it's easily reached by boat or ferry service from Marsh Harbor. If you have your own vessel and want to spend the night or longer, you can drop anchor in the harbor or hook up on a buoy or dock in a marina.
No reservations are required, but Nippers will accept them upon request. Call 242-365-5143 or hail Nippers on VHF Channel 16. They'll even pick you up from the docks in the settlement with a free ride on the Nipper Mobile! However you choose to visit Nippers, do it soon.
YOU MUST TRY...
Nippers Famous Sunday Wild Boar Pig Roast
All You Can Eat Buffet starting at 12:30
**This place, by the way, is no place for teetotalers. YOU MUST HAVE A FROZEN NIPPER! (That is a drink, by the way.) YOU MUST! IT IS A RULE!! And, there is a lighthearted challenge that no one can drink more than five (5). I recommend having no more than 2 -- spread our over several hours!!!
AND, you must see...
Barefoot Man in Concert!
Dress Code: Dress code? Please!! The more colorful, the better!
So Green Turtle Cay, a short 15 minute water taxi from Treasure Cay, is by far my favorite Bahamian island. Please go there! ANyways, once you get to the island (which is pretty easy by the way,) you've got to head to Sundowner's in the famous "Old Downtown" at the southernmost tip of the island. Later, head to Pineapple's just up the road. For a bit more flare and live music, the Green Turtle Club on Marsh Harbor in the middle of the island is a great option.
GTC is only 3 x 1 miles long, so you can navigate the entire island by golf cart in under an hour. If you're going to the Abacos anytime soon, look for GTC!
Dress Code: absolutely whatever
While we were there they had the Junkanoo Festival. It was aewsome. There were so many Local foods and drinks. Singing and dancing all night long. I was so excited we got to go, I had been wanting to ever since I saw the movie After the Sunset. :-)
Dress Code: Casual, Tropical
I stayed at the Atlantis and besides the lame night clubs that they have for kids. There wasn't much night life in the resort, Most people just hit the Casion's once it gets dark.
Also getting into downtown become an issue as there are no ferry boats into town. You need to get a cab, where fares are negotiable based on how you look /dressed.
Whts worse is that almost everyhting is closed once the cruise ships depart. I went into two and did not find anyhting to eat.... the streets look deserted and scary. As a tourist you look like a running target. I finally walked quickly to Senior frogs and had dinner.
Dress Code: They will take you money as long as you have shirt/shoes.
I did see some people over dressedin tucks and playing the slot machines.. Maybe they got ripped off at one of the high prices restaurents and now loosing theit shirt in the Casino
Brand new nightclub AURA at the hotel Atlantis. Good coctails, music is OK, few dancers..
but you will have very limited area if you are not in VIP.
Dress Code: no sneakers, im not sure about jeans, havent seen anybody with jeans on.
It might seem small and simple bar, but that's just the Bahamian way! Start the night there, have a Tequila, watch someone drinking a bodyshot, laugh, meet the owner, talk to local people! Enjoy it!
Dress Code: Just wear comfortable clothes
You can't go to Grand Bahama without somebody trying to sell you tickets to the Bahama Mama Booze Cruise. You get all the Bahama Mamas you can drink and hors d'oevres too. They warn you that the drinks will sneak up on you, but I disagree. Those drinks stand right up in front of you and smack you in the face! A bus ride is included in the ticket price and it is highly recommended that you take it! Admission is $29, and children are not allowed.
Dress Code: There is no dress code, but most people dressed smartly.
It was a different experience dancing on a ship with the waves and the motion. It certainly made drinking your Bahama Mama's a fun night. But the night club on the cruise was full of fun and meeting new people, which some were rather interesting!
Freeport - I have been here. Port Lucaya is the main place to be as I remember. There is nightlife/etc. You should check on the area and see what happened b/c of the hurricanes/etc.
I would look at Tripadvisor.com or VirtualTourist.com for some rec's for hotels.
Dress Code: Everything.
Get a pina colada and settle down with your friends or significant other on one of the benches or tables around the courtyard in the marketplace, where free music is offered nightly by local bands, and the locals as well as the tourists gather and occasionally dance.
The music is free, and although the quality of the performances vary, it is almost always enjoyable, and is a nice, romantic way to sample the local culture.
Dress Code: Whatever you want - if you're coming from a nice restaurant like La Dolce Vita, being dressed up is certainly appropriate, though if you are coming from the beach, a halter top and shorts is fine too.
While the Atlantis nightclub dragon and the casino are great nightspots, it's really only inhabited by tourists. If you want to mingle with natives go over the bridge and head over to the zoo (about a 25 min drive) or the waterloo (about a 10 min drive) where you'll find simple but spacious accomadations with an outdoor pool and grill where you can buy burgers and snacks when you get hungry toward the end of the night. And of course great reggae music!
Dress Code: shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, anything goes!
Cruise ships travel mostly by night giving you plenty of time at your destination. You can gamble, both on ship and in the Bahamas. Drink alot and most things at night. The cruise ship left Miami at sunset.
Chicken took me to some night club.
They were playing dominoes for money & they're very serious about it. There was
an outdoor dance floor on the beach & they were playing lots of dance hall reggae.
Dress Code: Casual
THEY ARE EVERYWHERE...JUST DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU ARE AT...MY FAVORITE PLACE, FREEPORT...HAS A LOT OF NIGHTLIFE...MY PERSONAL FAVORITE WAS PORT LUCAYA AND THE BAHAMA MAMA BOOZE CRUISE
Dress Code: ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE
The nightlife on The Abaco Islands centres around the bars at Marsh Harbour’s various inns and marinas. And if you arrive too late to catch a favourite artist or group, check around. Most proprietors share schedules and offer live music at different places on different nights. Check locally for schedule updates about who is appearing where.
Whether it’s live music, dancing or local island grooves -- you’ll find it all in the Abaco nightclubs.
Miss Emily's Blue Bee Bar was the most unique night spot I had ever been in.
Everyone dances and has great fun.
Dress Code: Wear cool comfortable casual clothing.
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