Central Andros Travel Guide

Central Andros

Those arriving in Central Andros by Bahamas Ferries from Nassau will arrive in the village of Fresh Creek; those arriving by plane will arrive in neighboring Andros Town (the petite transportation and governmental hub). Both Fresh Creek and Andros Town are found midisland, 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, near Kamalame Cay, whereupon the land officially becomes North Andros (though it’s debated exactly where Central ends). As you head south from Andros Town airport, scrub pine forests and brush give way to mangroves and hardwood coppice. Long beaches scallop the eastern shoreline and the sole road, Queen's Highway, will bring you to the bonefishing villages of Cargill Creek and Behring Point. 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 wide estuary.

Central Andros accounts for 70% of Andros’s entire hotel inventory. Expect no glitz and glamour but, instead, natural beauty. The small resorts range from the luxurious and exclusive private island Kamalame Cay, to the family-friendly, all-inclusive Small Hope Bay Lodge, and simpler bonefishing lodges and home rentals. All, however, attract many repeat visitors who come to savor Andros’s beautiful beaches, reefs, and world-class fishing.

Central Andros’s famed and remote West Side teems with mangrove estuaries rich with marine life, including lobster and bonefish. However, this uninhabited region is accessible only by private boat.

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