residents (2000 Census)
lies just west Nassau, New Providence.
Time Zone: Eastern
legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent
in value to the US dollar. Both US and Bahamian dollars
are accepted interchangeably throughout the islands. Travelers
Checks and Credit Cards (credit cards not accepted at gas
stations) are also accepted.
There is not much action going on in Andros. Residents try
to survive off of marine life with diving and fishing. Once
Andros was booming with sponges however, with synthetic
sponges taking their place, the sponge business went downhill.
There is a little poison oak on the Bahamian islands.
Bahamian's drive on the left side of the road (remember:
right is left). To see all of Andros you will definately
need a car.
120/240 volts, suitable for all US appliances.
Airports: Andros Town Airport,
Mangrove Cay Airport on Mangrove Cay,
South Andros Airport
Take Bahamasair from Nassau.
Fast Ferry: Serviced by Fast Ferry from Nassau.
Lisa J II $60 one way.
Lighthouse Yacht Club and Marina 34 slips 242-368-2305
stay: There are a few vacation rental homes on Andros.
Water: Most homes have cisterns which collect rain water
in a tank underground or above ground when it rains. Most
cisterns are made of cement or plastic. It's always good
to conserve the use of water when staying in the Bahamas
as it can run out if it does not rain for awhile.
in Andros: Click here for weather in the Bahamas
Highest Point of Andros: 102
Area (Sq Miles) of Andros: 2300
AKA: The Spanish gave Andros
the name of "La Isla del Espirito Santo" meaning
"the Island of the Holy Spirit". By 1782, the
island became known as San Andreas. The modern name came
from the Commander of His Majesty's Forces in Barbados,
Sir Edmond Andros.
Sites to see:
- Supposedly pirate Henry Morgan
buried his treasures here.
- Many deep blue holes
- Crab Fest (June) in Queen's Park.