I enjoy introducing visitors to the flora and fauna of Andros, including the variety of birds in their diverse environments.
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.
According to local myth, two mystical creatures call the island home — the large bird-like 'Chickcharnee' that lives in the pine forests, and the 'Lusca' sea monster that could suck you into the mesmerizing blue holes.
The largest protected area in The Bahamas, this system includes five national parks — the Blue Holes National Park, Crab Replenishment Reserve, North & South Marine Parks, and the West Side National Park.
Andros has a vast number of ocean and inland blue holes, the highest concentration and largest variety of any solid landmass in the world. They are home to unique cave fish and invertebrates, some not found anywhere else.
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 size, lush coral growth, and minimal coral disease.