Fourteen miles west of Nicholl's Town, Red Bays is the sole west coast settlement in all of Andros. The town was settled by Seminole Indians and runaway African slaves escaping Florida pre–Civil War and was cut off from the rest of Andros until a highway connected it to Nicholl's Town in the 1980s. Red Bays' residents are known for their craftsmanship, particularly basketry and wood carving. Tightly plaited baskets, some woven with scraps of colorful Androsia batik,
have become a signature craft of Andros. Artisans have their wares on display in front of their homes (with fixed prices), so be on the lookout within this tiny town. Despite opening their homes to buyers, Red Bays locals don't seem very used to visitors. Expect a lot of stares and glares!
Red Bays, Andros Island, Bahamas