Looking for a cool Happy Hour spot on Paradise Island? Just in time for Friday, guest blogger Angelica Wilk of Brooklyn Chick Travels recommends one of her favorite watering holes in the Bahamas.
Spending time in paradise, especially on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, is always memorable. Whether you're staying at the Atlantis resort or visiting over from the main island of Nassau, Paradise Island has a great relaxing spot outside the resort grounds for you to enjoy. You'll discover this entertaining place by the Hurricane Hole marina -- but don't let the word "hurricane" scare you off! The vibe here is definitely chill.
(The pool at the Green Parrot Hurricane Hole Bar. Photo by Angelica Wilk.)
The Green Parrot actually has 4 bars: one on East Bay, The Pub in downtown Nassau, their Habour Front Lounge which specializes in thin crust pizzas, and the one I enjoyed spending time at, the Green Parrot Hurricane Hole. Hurricane Hole is located conveniently under the Atlantis bridge connecting Paradise and Nassau Island, which makes it a perfect place to cool down and enjoy the winds that come through the area. Supposedly this Green Parrot also makes an ideal base to watch the ocean getting wild when a storm is on its way. (Travel tip: Even when there are no storms on the horizon, bring a light sweater as it does get quite windy.)
(The Green Parrot at night. Photo by Angelica Wilk.)
Enjoy sitting outdoors by the bar and gazing out into the sunset over the bridge, or take your drinks and go for a dip in their outdoor pool. The bar is a locals' hang-out and the staff are super friendly to all travelers. Their drink and food prices are budget-priced and boy, do they deliver on their conch fritters. These are humungous!
(Huge conch fritters! Photo by Angelica Wilk.)
Cheeseburgers, BBQ burger, or veggie burger? How about a dinner of Cracked Conch? Maybe you're in the mood for a Mahi Caesar salad? Hurricane Hole has it all. Of course they've got plenty of Bahamian Sands beer, too, to quench your Happy Hour thirst.
Day or night, those with a boat are welcome to dock right outside and take some time to look at the shirts they have hanging on the ceiling. Each ordinary-looking piece of cotton has a great story attached to it.
(All the t-shirts tell a story. Photo by Angelica Wilk.)
The bartenders will whip up any drink you ask for or make their own island delight for you to taste. At the end of a beautiful day on Paradise Island, I can't think of a better Caribbean beach bar where you can sit back with a tropical cocktail and enjoy the fleeting colors of the sunset. Hope you get to visit this little corner of Bahamas and experience it for yourself!
(A striking sunset under the bridge. Photo by Angelica Wilk.)
Thanks, Angelica, for your inside scoop on Green Parrot Hurricane Hole. Sounds like you discovered a little Bahamian gem. To follow Angelica's travels, be sure to check out her Facebook page or visit her travel blog, Brooklyn Chick Travels.