Andros: Crabfest & Creek fishing

One of the most diverse spots in the Bahamas, Andros is peppered with hundreds of small islets and cays connected by mangrove estuaries and tidal swamplands. The three major islands are North Andros, Mangrove Cay, and South Andros. Despite its immense size, Andros is one of the most sparsely populated islands in the region, with a population of only about 8000. On a private yacht, you can feel entirely isolated, with innumerable private beaches, hidden bays and untouched cays affording you the utmost privacy.

Don’t forgo a trip to Andros Barrier Reef, stretching 142 miles along the coastline. Home to a vast array of exotic marine life, it’s a haven for snorkelling and diving. Explore the plethora of blue found across the island in the most remarkable places. Naturalists enjoy the immense biodiversity Andros exhibits, both botanical and zoological, with a number of indigenous rare species not found anywhere else in the world. The annual regatta at Morgan’s Bluff attracts yachts from around the globe whilst the Crabfest at Fresh Creek, which is held in June, lures gourmets. Several other festivities such as the Pirates' Festival and the traditional Junkanoo carnival add to allure of this vibrant island.


When to go:

the whole year round

High season:

October – March

Highlights

1

Anchor off Morgan's Bluff: named after Captain (pirate) Morgan who lured ships to the northern tip of Andros and robbed them. It’s a great lookout point

2

Get a table on the waterside at rustic Hank’s Place and order a Hanky Panky cocktail for sundown

3

Wear good shoes and take the Rainbow Blue Hole trail to see some of the island’s exotic flora and fauna

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