A Guide to Andros Island in the Bahamas

Andros Island is an archipelago in the Bahamas. It is the largest of all the Bahamian Islands and is considered one island in its own right. This is due to the fact that it has an area larger than all of the other 700 Bahamian islands combined. If you want to see the natural beauty of the Bahamas, you must visit this archipelago. Several tourists flock to the island every year.

The Bahamas are made up of more than 700 islands and cays, and Andros is the largest. The island is home to around 8,000 residents, most of whom live in the eastern sliver. This island is more than two thousand square miles in size and boasts the third largest barrier reef in the world. andros island bahamas Andros’ west side is a 1.5 million acre ecosystem that resembles a painter’s palette.

The barrier reef is the most beautiful feature of Andros. It is the third largest reef in the world, descending to eight feet on the island side and more than six miles on the ocean side. You can take a dip in the ocean at The Pointe, where you can have a Bahamian lunch of fried conch and enjoy the gazebo. If you prefer a more relaxed vacation, try Kemp’s Bay, a pristine beach in the south of Andros.

The northwest of Andros has many beaches and three ports of entry. You can visit Henry Morgan’s Cave, which has a legend of a treasure hidden within. You can easily find it by following signs along the Queen’s Highway. You’ll be greeted by bats and stalagmites while taking a dip. Andros is the perfect destination for a family vacation. So, get ready to have an amazing time on the island.

Andros Island is home to several endangered birds, including the critically endangered Bahama Oriole. You can even spot a rare species of bird called the Bahama Oriole – an endangered songbird whose numbers are growing by the day. You can also spot rare birds like the Bahama yellowthroat and Key West quail dove, which are unique to Andros Island. You’ll also find a number of endemic species and migratory birds in the Andros region.

Andros Island is also home to some of the world’s most renowned divers. Jacques Yves Cousteau visited the island in the 1970s and proved that blue holes are indeed part of an underground passageway system. His findings were later made into the short film “The Secret of the Sunken Caves”.

Andros is home to thousands of square kilometres of prime fishing flats. You’ll find permit, tarpon and bonefish in these waters. All of these species are considered premier gamefish, but you can also try your hand at deep sea fishing. Deep sea fishing is also available in the Tongue of the Ocean. The locals also fish for snapper and grouper in these waters. The locals of Andros have abundant resources of fresh water and saltwater.

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