Andros, The Bahamas
Andros Island is the largest of the 26 inhabited Bahama Islands. The island of Andros consists of many small islets and cays that are connected by mangrove estuaries and swamp lands. Andros is one of the least densely populated places in the Western Hemisphere.
The island has the world’s largest number of Blue Holes. Blue Holes are known as inland caves or underwater sinkholes, otherwise called vertical caves. The largest Blue Hole in the world is actually found in the Bahama’s in Clarence Town on Long Island.
Commercial fishing is the stronghold of the island’s economy. Nassau’s fish markets sell the conch, lobster, snapper and grouper harvested in the Andros’. The island also has an up and coming conservation industry dedicated to the preservation of the islands ecosystems.
Tourism is the largest industry on the Andros Island’s. The islands are surrounded by hundreds of miles of fishing areas and known primarily for bonefish fishing.
The Andros Islands are host to a number of festivals throughout the year; Crabfest at Fresh Creek in June, Conch Festival, Junkanoo and Goombay, the annual regatta at Morgan’s Bluff, Pirate’s Festival and the Annual Seafood Splash & Chickcharnie Fest.
The variety of Marine life, Bird, Orchids and various other creatures make Andros Islands a very unique place to visit.
The temperature in the Andros is semitropical, experiencing the seasons of summer and winter only. Summer temperatures range from 80-85F while winder temperatures range from 70-75F but can drop to the 40’s after dark. Andros Island also experiences a hurricane every 2.5 years.