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The largest island in The Bahamas, Andros remains virtually untouched. Vast and green, it holds countless adventures for lovers of the outdoors. World-class scuba diving, deep-sea and fly fishing, national forests and blue holes—and that’s just the beginning. 

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Stories A Fly Fishing Dream

Central Andros

Nobody knows the Andros flats like the local fishing guides do. Bahamians like Glaister and Mary have spent a lifetime mastering the art, getting to know the waters and the fish that swim them.

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Stories Handmade in The Bahamas

Central Andros

Androsia Batik has been called the unofficial fabric of The Bahamas, and it’s been handmade on Andros Island since the very beginning.

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Stories Reel Fun

Sure, the bonefish are biting but that’s not all. These crystal-clear waters are prime grounds for reeling in yellowfin tuna, wahoo, marlin and more.

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Stories A Day at Captain Bill’s

Central Andros

There are over 150 blue holes in Andros—natural wonders centuries in the making. And at Blue Holes National Park, there’s one that’s just right for an epic afternoon.

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Stories Exploring a Deep-Sea Frontier

Central Andros

Getting into scuba diving is easier than you might expect in Andros. The Resort Course introduces first-time divers to the wonders of life underwater.

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Stories Untouched Underwater Beauty

Take a short boat trip in any direction and you’re in for the “greatest geological and structural diversity in the world” says the owner of the first-ever dive resort in the Caribbean. He should know. He’s been introducing divers to the Andros Barrier Reef and other favourites for 60 years.

Island Resorts & Retreats Where to Stay

Hotels

Eco-travelers and adventurers will feel right at home on Andros, where a variety of seaside lodges and beachfront resorts offer a warm island welcome.

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The Highlights North, Central, South & Mangrove Cay

Did you know Andros Island is divided into North, Central, South Andros and Mangrove Cay? The island’s landmass is vast and pristine, crisscrossed by creeks, which means that travel from one end to the other must be done by air or by sea.

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The Highlights Wilderness Preserved

Andros’ vast National Park System makes the island a true ecotourism jewel. Among the island’s five parks, The West Side National Park protects 1.5 million acres of pristine Andros wilderness. To the east, The North & South Marine Parks protect 8,500 acres of the Andros Barrier Reef.

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The Highlights Blue Holes To Choose From

Andros has more than 180 blue holes found inland and along its shore – the highest concentration of these geological wonders found anywhere in the world. Captain Bill’s Blue Hole, in Blue Holes National Park, is one of the most easily accessible to visitors with an Interpretative Birding Trail designed by the Audubon Society.

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The Highlights The World’s 3rd Largest Barrier Reef

The Andros Barrier Reef is 190 miles long (306 km). It trails the island’s eastern coast before plunging more than 6,000 feet (1.83 km) into the Tongue of the Ocean. The coral growth remains lush, colourful and healthy, a once-in-a-lifetime kind of dive.

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Things to Do Learn From An Artisan

Androsia, the vibrant batik found throughout the islands, has been handmade in Andros since the 1970s. It’s a staple in the local community. The Fresh Creek factory offers tours, batik lessons, and a gift shop.

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Things to Do Stalk The Flats

Andros’ creeks, flats, and mangrove cays are home to unknowable numbers of resident bonefish, tarpon and permit, making for some of the best bonefishing in the Caribbean. The local fly fishing guides are world-class, and love a day on the water more than most.

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Things to Do Beckon A Bahamian Oriole

Andros’ sprawling pine forests are an important habitat for rare species, including the endemic Bahama Oriole and the Great Lizard Cuckoo. The island’s national parks create wonderful sighting opportunities for birders.

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Things to Do Take A Dream Dive

The waters that surround Andros are a true playground for intrepid divers. The world’s third largest barrier reef, blue holes, wrecks, caves, and the Tongue of the Ocean–all within minutes’ reach. First timers and experienced divers, Andros calls.

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Dining

Andros dining means traditional Bahamian dishes and a local delicacy: land crab. A must try, Androsians prepare land crab like no one else.

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South Andros Airport

Located near Congo Town, South Andros Airport serves the southernmost part of Andros Island with domestic flights via Nassau.

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San Andros Airport

Located just outside of Nicholls Town in North Andros, San Andros Airport has domestic commercial services and international charter flights.

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South Andros

The southernmost area of Andros is reachable by international and domestic commercial flights via Nassau, as well as the weekly mail boat. The region's settlements trail the eastern coast.

North Andros

North Andros

North Andros is separated from Central Andros by creeks and flats stocked with bonefish. It is reachable by ferry and mailboat via Nassau, or by air through San Andros Airport.

Central Andros

Central Andros

The largest settlement of Central Andros is Fresh Creek, reachable by air via Andros Town International Airport and daily ferry service from Nassau.

Mangrove Cay

Mangrove Cay

Technically part of South Andros, quiet Mangrove Cay is well known amongst fly fishermen. Its capital, Moxey Town, is located on the island’s east coast.

Andros Town International Airport

Andros Town International Airport, also commonly known as Fresh Creek Airport, serves North Andros, and welcomes domestic flights via Nassau as well as international charter flights.

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