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About Andros

Andros is a naturalist’s wonderland, many thanks to its deserted beaches, Blue Holes, Pine Forest, Mangrove Marsh and rich Coppice home of the many species of Orchids that grows wild in its pristine environment. While in Andros be sure to visit and explore the following to discover the real Andros!

Andros is the largest island in The Bahamas Archipelago and the fifth largest land mass in the Caribbean. Andros is divided into four (4) major administrative districts

North Andros (NA)

Nicholls Town administration settlement, other settlements are: Conch Sound, Lowe Sound, Mastic Point, Morgan’s Bluff, Red Bays, San Andros and Stafford Creek

Central Andros (CA)

In Fresh Creek you’ll find the centre of Central Andros, settlements there are Blanket Sound, Staniard Creek, Love Hill, Small Hope Bay, Calabash Bay, Andros Town, Bowen Sound, Man-O-War Sound, Cargill Creek and Fresh Creek

Mangrove Cay (MC)

Mangrove Cay is often described as an island within a island. Moxey town is the administrative center. Other settlements include, Little Harbour, Burnt Rock, Pinders, Swains, Dorsette, Peats, Grants, Victoria Point and Lisbon Creek.

South Andros (SA)

Kemps Bay is the admistrative centre for most southern settlements in South Andros. Settlements here are: Driggs Hill, Congo Town, High Rock, The Bluff, Long Bay, Smith’s HIll, Deep Creek, Little Creek and Mars Bay.

Androsians are steeped in Afro-centric traditions and lifestyles that are tied to the land and sea. Activities such as singing, dancing, storytelling, basket weaving and boat building are features which characterize the order of the day, in addition to a seasonal ritual called “Rushin”. Other popular events in the include sloop/regattas, fish fry, homecomings, crabbing and themed festivals.

Visitors can stay at a range of accommodation facilities from exclusive private island resorts, oceanview dive specialty lodges, creek-style fly-fishing cottages to family oriented guest houses.

For Airport information check the general information in the front of this map.

Travel

By Air

Fergs Air
San Andros Airport: (242) 377-3333 or (242) 357-3130

Western Air
San Andros Airport: (242) 329-4000
Andros Town Airport: (242) 329-4000
South Andros Airport: (242) 329-4000

LeAir
Mangrove Cay Airport: (242) 329-4000

Flamingo Air
Mangrove Cay Airport: (242) 329-4000

By Boat

The Bahamas Fast Ferries
Nassau/Fresh Creek/Nassau
3 days per week (April-Dec.) | 2 days per week (Jan. - April)
Fresh Creek - (242) 368-2819
Nassau - (242) 323-2166
Driggs Hill - once per week
North Andros - Sea Link, once per week

Ferry Service
Between Mangrove Cay & South Andros
Provided twice per day - daily by the Govt.
Lisbon Creek (MC) to Drigg’s Hill (SA)
Ferry Departs:
Mangrove Cay at 8:30 a.m.
Mangrove Cay at 4 p.m. for Drigg’s Hill
Drigg’s Hill at 4:30 p.m. for Mangrove Cay

Taxi Service

Taxis are readily available in all major settlements and are routinely stationed at the airports to meet incoming flights. They are also at the docks for the ferry and mail boats.

Need Help while in Andros?

Andros Tourist Office
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Central Andros, The Bahamas
Tel: (242) 368-2286 | Fax: (242) 368-2285

Important Contact Information

Banks
Bank of the Bahamas Swain’s, Mangrove Cay (242) 369-1787
Bank of the Bahamas Kemps Bay, South Andros (242) 369-0502
Royal Bank Of Canada Calabash Bay, Central Andros (242) 368-2071 or (242) 368-2072
Bank of Nova Scotia Nicholls Town, North Andros (242) 329-2700
Clinics
North Andros (242) 329-2055
Central Andros (242) 368-2038
South Andros (242) 369-4849