Andros Island Luxury Yachting Guide

The largest of the 26 inhabited Bahamian Islands, Andros consists of hundreds of small islets, all teeming with deserted beaches and freshwater lakes featuring countless species of wildlife, marine life, flora and fauna.

 Despite its size, Andros is also the most sparsely developed of all the Bahamas islands, and with all of that empty land it has become a paradise for nature lovers. Eco travellers, kayakers, bird watchers, hikers, snorkelers, divers and fishermen all flock here to bask in the island’s natural wonders.

Perhaps its most striking natural attraction is the earth’s third-largest barrier reef (after Australia’s Great Barrier and Central America’s Belize Barrier Reef) which lies adjacent to its shores. A mile-deep abyss, the so-called Tongue of the Ocean is walled with coral and filled with whales, dolphin, marlin and other reef animals.

Underwater caves are also dotted across the island, while mangrove-lined wetlands cover huge swaths of Andros. Divers and snorkelers come here to explore the openings to the blue holes that are found all over the island, in the middle of forests, out on flats, inside deep channels and near the reefs. Many also consider Andros the Bonefishing Capital of The World.

When visitors to Andros Island take a break from adventuring, there’s an array of other activities to enjoy, whether it’s picnicking at Morgan’s Bluff, Love Hill beach or Somerset beach, doing a rum shop crawl, or shopping for locally produced Androsian fabrics in Fresh Creek or baskets and wood carvings in Red Bay.