Things to Do on Andros Island Bahamas

Andros Island is an archipelago within the Bahamas and is the largest of all the Bahamian islands. While it’s considered a single island, its total area exceeds all of the other 700 islands combined. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning your vacation. Once you know what to expect, you’ll be well on your way to a relaxing stay on Andros island. Here are some things to do while visiting Andros Island:

Andros is home to the world’s third-largest fringing barrier reef, stretching nearly 190 miles long and one mile deep. This reef sits along the edge of the “Tongue of the Ocean” trench, where large fish and humpback whales make their way. For a memorable vacation, you must plan an itinerary that takes in this island’s wildlife, natural beauty, and enchanting history.

Andros Island was a popular place for pirates. The island was once dubbed the “Republic of Pirates” in 1713. On North Andros, Morgan’s Cave and Morgan’s Bluff are named in honor of a famous privateer-pirate named Henry Morgan. In South andros island bahamas Andros, pirates established a settlement and harvested Spanish treasure galleons. In addition to rum making, Morgan’s cave and small hope bay were named for him.

Andros’ unique geology has made it an unlikely location to plant trees. Its limestone bedrock is covered in a thin layer of topsoil. While most of the island’s trees are deciduous, there are many rare, beautiful species. The Bahama oriole is a rare and critically endangered species, the great lizard cuckoo is only found on Andros, and there are only 600 individuals of Kirtland’s warbler on the island.

On the north end of the island, you can visit Morgan’s Bluff, a 65-foot-high cliff that offers stunning views. Legend has it that Captain Henry Morgan tied a light to a goat to watch for shipwrecks. A cave near the bluff contains his buried treasure. Many believe that treasure is still buried on Andros, and that there is a treasure hidden somewhere here.

The west coast of Andros is dotted with inlets, bays, and channels. The waters are turquoise, while the deep blue stretches out to sea. The west side of Andros is home to West Side National Park, a protected area containing pristine coastal wetlands. It is the largest protected area in the region and is an important feeding ground for the endangered West Indian flamingo. If you are looking for an ideal tropical getaway, consider visiting Andros.

While visiting Andros, make sure to check out the Bahamian culture. The local batik is known as Androsia, and the vibrant fabrics made here have been distributed all over the Bahamas. Among other things, Andros is home to the Androsia factory, which was founded by Rosie Birch. Androsia, a local fashion company, creates exquisite local designs. Andros is also home to several blue holes and bonefishing lodges. Andros is also home to the third largest barrier reef in the world. Several settlements on the island include San Andros, Cargill Creek, and Calabash Bay.

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