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Andros

The true outback of the Bahamas is Andros Island, the largest and most uninhabited island in the archipelago and the fifth-largest island in the Caribbean. Population density is one person per square kilometre (3 people per square mile), in comparison to the nation’s capital of Nassau (on New Providence Island), with 1,200 people per square kilometre (3,100 people per square mile). For nature lovers, Andros is the perfect predicament for biodiversity to be sustained. The island is sliced up by a network of creeks, wetlands and shallow flats. The West Side National Park overflows with bonefish and creates shelter for a thriving pink flamingo population. Coppice and pine forests in central Andros shelter migratory birds, along with hundreds of inland blue holes. These habitats are also wrapped in island folklore. Offshore on the eastern coastline is the third largest fringing barrier reef in the world, a diving magnet.

 Accommodation
Broad Shad Cay Lodge
   
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Broad Shad Cay Lodge

Broad Shad Cay Lodge was built by Andros Island's fishing legend, Andy Smith, and is a great...

 Accommodation
Sunset Point Houseboat in Fresh Creek, Andros
   
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Sunset Point Houseboat

Standing in the tidal waters of Fresh Creek this unique wooden houseboat is a true get away from...

 Local Points of Interest
Front view of Andros Lighthouse
   
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Andros Lighthouse

The Andros Lighthouse was built in 1892 to mark the southern entrance to the Fresh Creek...

 Festival or Event
Picture of Land Crab.
   
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All Andros Crab Fest

The annual All Andros Crab Festival was started in 1997 by the Central Andros Local Government...

 Guide or Outfitter
The Wall
   
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Dive/Snorkel Excursions

Small Hope Bay Lodge offers a large variety of Dive and Snorkel excursions to more than 60...

 Community
Bercoles
   
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Bercoles

Bercoles is a nifty home-based handicraft outlet featuring authentic Bahamian-made hair...

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Quick Facts

Area: 2,300 sq. miles
Population: 7,490 persons
Highest Point: 102 feet
Location: 25 miles west of New Providence
Original Name: "La Isla del Espiritu Santo" (The Island of the Holy Spirit) was given by the first Spanish visitors.