Andros is famous for its unspoiled and untouched dense forests dotted with lakes, rivers, mangroves and a rich marine habitat. Andros is known as the bonefish capital on the world.
More than 120,000ha on Andros Island have been preserved in the emerging Central Andros National Park.
The surrounding waters are home to some of the best bone fishing in the world.
The pastel-coloured coral of the Andros Barrier Reef is the third largest reef in the world, famously dropping from around 35m to more than 1800m into a narrow drop-off known as the Tongue of the Ocean.
On land, explore Andros by car to see some of the more than 40 species of wild orchid on the island and spot birds such as native flamingos, parrots, doves, marsh hens and whistling ducks as they flitter through the dense forests of mahogany, madeira and pine.
On the east coast, sunbathe and picnic on secluded palm-fringed and white-sand beaches that shelve into warm turquoise waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
At Red Bay Village, discover a self-sufficient Seminole tribe still practicing ancient traditions. Then beach comb for pirate treasure at Morgan's Bluff on the tip of North Andros – the pirate Sir Henry Morgan supposedly buried a vast treasure here, as yet undiscovered.
Andros lures snorkellers and divers from all over the world to its stretch of 160km of coral formations that teem with rainbow-hued fish just 300m from the mainly sandy shoreline of the eastern coast.
Swim above stands of elkhorn coral that sways in just 4.5m of water or head further out on an organised trip to explore mysterious blue holes such as Uncle Charlie's Blue Hole and Benjamin's Blue Hole, and dive ‘over the wall’, a famous 56m descent.
Andros is the so-called bonefish capital on the world. Head to Lowe Sound Settlement to hook up a charter to hunt these elusive fish in the coastal flats and bights (streams) or aim for a record-breaking blue marlin in deep water.
Enjoy a choice of accommodation options on Andros, including: the all-inclusive beachfront Small Hope Bay Lodge, the island’s premier diving and fishing resort; the Emerald Palms Resort, which sits on an 8km-long, palm-fringed white-sand beach on South Andros.
Or try the exclusive Kamalame Cay, a luxurious resort with numerous water sport activities set on a 5km-long white-sand beach on a small cay just off Andros Island.
Anytime of the year is good for a Andros honeymoon.
Temperatures average a balmy 24°C (75°F) in winter (September to May) with refreshing gentle trade winds.
The temperature averages 28°C (82°F) during the rest of the year. You can typically swim and enjoy water sports year round, with water temperatures rarely dipping below 22°C (71°F). The rainy season (May through November) brings short tropical rainstorms.
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Andros is located in the Bahamas, 48km (30mi) west of Nassau, New Providence Island. The northern tip of Andros lies 233km (138mi) from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
At 5,957 sq km (2,300 sq mi), Andros is the largest island in the Bahamas and the fifth-largest island in the Caribbean.
At 167km (104mi) in length and 64km (40mi) wide at its widest point, Andros is separated by 'bights' – estuaries that divide the the land mass into the three main islands of North Andros, Middle Andros and South Andros.
The most convenient route to Andros is by air to San Andros International Airport (SAQ), located near Nicholls Town on North Andros Island.
By sea, you can travel from Nassau to Fresh Creek, Andros with Bahamas Ferry Services on a fully air-conditioned vessel, or one of three mailboats that provide service to several towns on a weekly (or more frequent) basis.
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Latest update: Andros Island: 23 April, 2022