At the mouth of Stafford Creek, self-sufficient anglers and do-it-yourself vacationers can sit on the sundeck, sip a cold Kalik (local beer), and contemplate the vast bonefish flats of Central Andros (or take a wilderness hike through the pine forests to a remote landlocked lake). Bright pink motel-style rooms are comfortable, with double beds and private bath. The restaurant, overlooking Stafford Creek, serves traditional Bahamian seafood, steaks, chicken, and pork, and
at the bar you can enjoy an array of fruity rum drinks. Sit at one of the outside tables and feed the resident fish. You're likely to also see tarpon, dolphin, and even sharks swimming by. Bonefishing and diving excursions can be arranged. Most guests arrive at Andros Town airport, but San Andros is an equal distance away.
On the main highway at the mouth of Stafford Creek, Central Andros, Andros Island, Bahamas
Feb 18, 2012
For the avid bonefisher, or the traveler looking for off-the-beaten-path vacationing... Fish for jacks right in front of the hotel, or find great bonefishing flats and relaxing beaches with just a 5-10 minute walk down the road. Arrange for guided fishing, boat tours, snorkeling or diving, once there. Fishing was $500 for a full day Snorkel Safari on Fresh Creek $45 ($25 child) Reef boat trip $40 ($25 child) Diving (one/two/three tank) $80/$100/$140
Delicious, tastefully presented, authentic Bahamian meals were prepared on-site in a beautiful dining room or you could sit outside on the deck overlooking the water. Prices were more than reasonable for Andros' remote location ($12/meal for breakfast and lunch, $20/meal for dinner, and $5/meal for children). Enjoy drinks at the bar with locals in the evenings. Rooms were clean and comfortable with air conditioning and ceiling fan, nice views of the water, double beds, dresser and refrigerator, and reasonably priced ($110/night, including taxes/fees). Washing machine available for your use as well as a line for drying (I suspect she will do laundry for you for a small price, if requested...I saw her do this for another guest). Water is safe to drink from the tap. Free wireless internet access available outside (not in the rooms). No t.v. In the rooms, but hey – you didn't come here for that, did you? Felt safe enough to leave rooms unlocked while gone for the day. That says a lot! Car rental ($80/day) recommended for a half day trip to see more of Andros. Have lunch at Taste and See in Fresh Creek after a slow bumpy drive to a blue hole (15-foot diving platform available, if you like). We went as far south as you could go and back in about 1 ½ – 2 hours each way. Gas stations and little stores all along the way (ice cream treats are much enjoyed on hot days!). Bring snacks and extra cash. Flexibility brings the greatest rewards here, as everything happens on Bahamian time. If the locals don't seem worried, you shouldn't be either. :) The hospitality was warm and they treated us like family. We felt like family by the time we left. We'll be back!