"It's the bonefish capital of the world. We have the largest flats and most knowledgeable guides."Andy Smith, Andros
All the Bahamian islands boast abundant natural attractions. But Andros—the largest, yet most sparsely developed of all The Bahamas—is king when it comes to exceptional natural surroundings. Here, you’ll find the world’s third-largest barrier reef, mesmerizing blue holes that some say are home to the mythical creature Lusca, the Tongue of the Ocean (a mile-deep abyss teeming with vibrant marine life) and numerous species of flora and fauna. If you’re an ecotraveler, kayaker, bird watcher, hiker, snorkeler, diver or fisher, Andros should be your first stop when visiting The Bahamas.
Discover more about Andros
At 2,300 square miles, Andros is the largest island of The Bahamas and the fifth-largest island in the Caribbean. Its miles of deserted beaches and freshwater lakes play host to countless species of wildlife, marine life, flora and fauna. Andros is covered with vast areas of wetlands that create channels perfect for bonefishing. In fact, many consider Andros the Bonefishing Capital of The World. When visitors feel like taking a break from all the adventure, the island offers quaint settlements and secluded beaches known for their local charm and laid-back lifestyle.
3rd-Largest Barrier Reef
The reef is 190 miles long, drops to about eight feet on the island side and plunges to more than 6,000 feet in the Tongue of the Ocean. It is unique in the region because of its large area, luxuriant coral growth, and low incidence of coral disease.
Most Blue Holes Per Square Mile
Andros has the highest concentration of blue holes in the world. They house many unusual and unique cave fish and invertebrates, some not found anywhere else in the world.
The Bahamas’ Largest National Park System
The Andros Park System is the country’s largest protected area, and includes five national parks: Blue Holes National Park, Crab Replenishment Reserve, North & South Marine Parks and the West Side National Park.
Home To Mythical Creatures
Large bird-like creatures with mystical powers (Chickcharnees) live in the pine forests. Also, the Lusca, a sea monster, can suck you down into their underwater lairs (blue holes) if you're not careful.
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