South Andros Island has come to be known as “the bonefish capital of the world”, where anglers from around the globe match wits with these challenging gamefish.
South Andros is also rapidly gaining interest as a spectacular dive site, with good reason: off the east coast of this island lies the third largest barrier reef in the world. The 12 foot water around the reef suddenly plunges 6000 feet into the Tongue of the Ocean, and contains colourful marine life of nearly all species, some of the world’s deepest blue holes, and spectacular coral gardens and underwater caverns. Click here to learn even more about The Bahamas ecosystem.
Most of the major towns on South Andros are scattered along its northeastern coast. Heading south, the settlements become more remote and are well worth a visit for palm-fringed beaches and warm and friendly people. Driggs Hill, Congo Town, and Kemp’s Bay are ideal for long walks among wild orchids and relaxing in hammocks under the palms. Nearly everyone lives and fishes on the eastern shore of South Andros.
The reef is the third greatest in the world, over 125 miles long. It presents a spectacular opportunity for snorkeling and diving, not to mention fishing for barracuda, wahoo, snapper, jacks, and yes, bonefish too, at times.
Andros Island is altogether more than 100 miles long, north to south. It is divided by three large “rivers” or bights, flowing through the middle of the island, east to west, making the larger North and South Andros islands and the smaller middle islands, Big Wood Cay and Mangrove Cay.