GREAT GUANA CAY
Great Guana Cay is known for its several miles long, beautiful beaches and popular beach bars. If you're looking for peace and quiet - don’t come on a Sunday. If you’re looking to socialize or party - Sunday is the day! The beach is perfect for walking, running, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, tanning or collecting shell, sea glass or sea beans. Maybe you’ll even find an antique glass ball that has floated ashore. When you go strolling down the beach, away from Nipper’s Beach Bar, you’d be surprised if you meet anyone else.
At famous Nipper’s Beach Bar and Restaurant you can overlook the Atlantic Ocean from the deck. Or you can swim in one of the two pools. On Sundays people from all over the Abaco come and join the party to taste the feared and famous frozen "Nipper Juice." This drink makes it is easy to forget your beach bag, cell phone, children, husband, etc. If you like a crowd, you should visit on a Sunday, when they serve their pig roast buffet. Nipper's also has an air conditioned, indoor restaurant called "Overso" and a gift shop with beach wear, jewelry, bags, souvenirs and cigars. Nipper's on Sundays is for enjoying life with a crowd, and for people watching. You may find yourself dancing on a table too... Don't say you haven't been warned…
If you walk down Front Street winding along the harbor, you will find Grabber’s Bed Bar & Grill at the end of the street. It will take you only 10 minutes to walk from Nipper's. Grabber's is located by the Sea of Abaco, on Sunset Beach, where the sunset is breathtaking. At Grabber's you can hang out in a hammock while watching the sailboats anchoring up at Fisher's Bay.
Some Sundays at Grabber's you might find a local band playing caribbean rythms. Grabbers serve their own concoction of a dangerous tropical drink. This one is rightly called "Guana Grabber.” We say no more.
The general population on Guana consists of approximately 150 people. In addition there are at least as many second home-owners. The locals are friendly and most of them will greet you with a "hi" and a wave in passing. Guana Cay has one small school with only 4 pupils. The rest of the kids take the ferry over to Marsh Harbour to go to private schools.
There are lots of opportunities to go shopping for gifts for yourself and anyone else. All the bars and restaurants have gift shops, featuring their own brand. In addition you will find two more clothing stores, one grocery store and one liquor store. You shouldn’t want for anything on Guana Cay.
You can go scuba diving, rent a golf cart or a bicycle and tour the whole island, which is quickly done, since it is only 7 miles long and only 3 of them are public. At each end of the island there are gated communities – Orchid Bay and Baker’s Bay - with marinas. If you plan to visit by boat, there are several places in the harbor you can dock if you don’t want to use a buoy or anchor up. If you're lucky, you might spot a couple of dolphins playing in the harbour.