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Explore Andros

Of the nearly 700 Bahamian islands, Andros is the largest. Comprised of three major atolls dissected by saltwater channels, it’s technically an archipelago. Despite its beauty, size, and proximity to Nassau, just eighteen miles away, Andros remains among the least explored islands of the Bahamas. Its population of just 10,000 spread across 2,300 square miles of tropical foliage, mahogany and pine forests, and lush mangroves; mainly along the island’s palm-fringed white sand coast.

A haven for marine, plant, and wild life

Andros boasts one of the largest protected nature reserves in the Caribbean. The island’s 300,000 acres of wetlands, reefs, and marine replenishment zones, are preserved and protected by The Andros Conservancy and Trust. The West Side National Park is home to wild boar, rock iguana, tropical butterflies, over 25 species of orchid, and shelters the endangered West Indian Flamingo. With more than 200 endemic and migrating species, Andros is one of the finest birding locations in the Bahamas, rich in pink ibis, spoonbills, herons, hawks, hummingbirds, swallows, woodstars, parrots, and piping plovers.

Salt air and sea for miles

Known as ‘bights,’ the saltwater channels of Andros are the globe’s premier bonefish habitat, and also teem with sea turtles, starfish, and dolphins. One hundred miles deep, the world’s third-largest barrier reef lies one hundred feet offshore; colourful angelfish and parrotfish, stingrays and nurse sharks navigating pristine coral gardens. Dropping sharply into a trench known as the Tongue of the Ocean, the sea floor plunges to depths of more than 6,000 feet and is home to marine mammals, including whales, dolphins, marlin, and other large fish species.