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Those arriving in Central Andros by ferry will arrive in the tiny village of Fresh Creek; those arriving in Central Andros by plane will arrive in neighboring Andros Town (the equally petite transportation and governmental hub). Both Fresh Creek and Andros Town are found mid-island, on the east coast of greater Andros Island.
Heading north from Andros Town and Fresh Creek, Central Andros extends as far north as Stafford Creek, whereupon the land officially becomes North Andros (though it’s debated exactly where Central ends and North begins). As you head south, pine forests and later scrubby vegetation give way to hardwood hammocks. Coved beaches scallop the eastern shoreline and the sole road, Queen's Highway, will bring you to the bonefishing villages of Cargill Creek and then Behring Point, at the end of Queen's Highway. Here along the bonefish sweet spot of Northern Bight, you’ll find nice homes with flowering gardens, palm trees, and sea grapes that overlook the bight along Coakley Street.
Central Andros accounts for 60% of the island's hotel inventory, but those expecting the glitz and mega-resorts of the Bahamas’ more touristy islands should look elsewhere. Many of the accommodations here are dedicated to boaters and divers. Farther south the settlements cater exclusively to bonefishermen with small lodges. Guesthouse-style, they often include all-day fishing and meals.
Central Andros’s famed West Side teems with mangrove estuaries rich with marine life, including lobster and bonefish. However, this uninhabited region is accessible only by private boat.
Central Andros at a Glance
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