The weekend brought another chance to get out and about in the Abacos, to wander aimlessly, as Will says on the Cruisers Net. Where to go? Let’s head over to Great Guana Cay. We had stopped there twice (Great Guana Cay and A Visit with Friends from Home) on our last trip, but this time we would be there on a Sunday. Sunday = Nippers Beach Bar & Grill’s infamous Pig Roast. Time to do the tourist thing and check out this famous rowdy Sunday event.
The day was cool as we motored over to Great Guana Cay, but the sun was shining and gave us some warmth. We anchored just north of the inner harbor at Guana. The water was simply beautiful. I say it over and over, but sometimes I just can’t believe it is really this beautiful until I look down again and see right through it. That’s what we like most about getting out and about – the gorgeous clear green-blue water.
After a quiet afternoon, Magnolia joined us, arriving from Man O’ War where they had spent the afternoon. We ate dinner onboard Kindred Spirit, enjoying good company once again. By evening the anchorage was no longer so quiet. There were another dozen boats and a pulsating beat coming from the beach bar.
A relaxing morning and then it was time to venture in for the Sunday Pig Roast at Nippers. 😉
From Grabbers we walked across the island to the ocean side. Sights along the way —
And then, rising ahead of us, was the multi-colored and multi-leveled Nippers complex.
About the Pig Roast. There was no whole pig turning and roasting on a spit over a fire. Now that would have been special. Instead the “pig roast” is a buffet of barbecue pork and chicken with traditional Bahamian sides.
“Nipper Juice” is the bar’s specialty tropical drink, a grown-up slushy made of rum, rum, rum, orange juice, pineapple, and grenadine, and is a lot stronger than it tastes. I did the ultimate tourist thing and bought their Tervis tumbler which becomes a reasonable deal when filled with the juice. I’d rather have the tumbler than wear a shirt with “Nippers” written across it.
The four of us walked the beach, the true attraction at Nippers; it stretches for a long way, just sand and blue water.
Final thoughts about Nippers? It’s ok. The setting is great but the “Pig Roast” is nothing special. Am I glad we did it? Of course!