Destination guide

Andros Island, the boss of the Bahamas

By far the largest island in the Bahamas archipelago, Andros Island is also the most untouched. Hundreds of sandy coves, islets, and cays are connected by lush mangroves, and it's all surrounded by the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Home to the third-largest barrier reef in the world, it's a snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing paradise. Andros Island vacation rentals are well served by deserted beaches, relaxed bars, and seafood restaurants, which makes it the kind of place where you want to kick back on a hammock and let the world just get on with it.

Things to do

Dive into Captain Bill's Hole—only on Andros Island

One of the biggest draws to Andros Island and its surrounding waters is that it has the highest concentration of "blue holes" in the world. From your Andros Island vacation rental, visit the Blue Holes National Park and explore some of these incredible limestone caves. Don't miss a cheeky dive into Captain Bill's Hole, the tongue-in-cheek name makes it the most famous of them all. Discover unique cave fish and invertebrates, and birds like the Bahama oriole and the great lizard cuckoo that call the park home.

Activities

Tongue in cheek? Only in Andros Island

While Andros is the largest of the Bahamian islands, it's actually the least developed. But it's home to the third-largest barrier reef in the world (190 miles long), which is packed with colorful marine life and is a prime spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. But don't leave your fishing rod at home, because it also has the Tongue of the Ocean, a mile-deep abyss which draws the fishing set from all over the region. Book an Andros vacation rental close to the hundreds of deserted beaches and have the best of the Bahama's natural attractions right on your doorstep.

Weather

Andros is a haven for migratory snowbirds

Any time is a good time to visit the Bahamas. This glorious archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean attracts flocks of snowbirds seeking some much-needed winter sun. Winter is high season, when blue skies and endless sunshine, not to mention temperatures of up to 85 degrees, makes it the busiest time to visit. For a wider choice of Andros Island vacation rentals, visit between mid-April and early December, when the crowds have thinned, and you get the beaches to yourself. The downside, of course, is the threat of hurricanes that often batter this stretch of the Atlantic.

Natural features

Andros Island—is it real life, or just a fanta-sea?

Covering an area of almost 3,700 square miles, Andros Island is the largest island in the Bahamas archipelago, by some stretch. Although it's mostly uninhabited, there are pockets of civilisation among the lush mangroves. It does have a national park, called the West Side, but this 1.5 million-acre mangrove is protected by the Bahamas National Trust and pretty much only accessible if you arrive by boat. It's home to a variety of indigenous marine life and birds, including the Andros rock iguana and the West Indian flamingo.

Where to stay around Andros Island?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 30 vacation rentals near Andros Island. From 12 Houses to 6 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Andros Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Andros Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Andros Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Nassau: 718 vacation rentals
  • Exuma: 299 vacation rentals
  • Paradise Island: 563 vacation rentals
  • Atlantis: 217 vacation rentals
  • Harborside Resort: 142 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Andros Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Andros Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Andros Island:

  • Nassau: 718 rentals
  • Andros Town: 15 rentals
  • Coral Harbour: 533 rentals
  • Salt Cay: 638 rentals
  • Mount Pleasant: 183 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Andros Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Andros Island are:

  • Nassau Paradise Island Airport (PID): 718 vacation rentals
  • Fresh Creek Airport (ASD): 16 vacation rentals
  • Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS): 716 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Andros Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Andros Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cable Beach: 207 rentals
  • Cabbage Beach: 718 rentals
  • Ocean Club Golf Course: 718 rentals
  • Kamalame Cay Marina: 16 rentals
  • Fresh Creek Harbour: 16 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Andros Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.