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WHERE TO STAY Small Hope Bay Lodge Small Hope 800-223-6961

www.small­hope.com Small Hope Bay Lodge was the first dive re­sort in the Ba­hamas when it opened in 1960. It has since evolved into a full-ser­vice fam­ily des­ti­na­tion that of­fers div­ing, snor­kel­ing, fish­ing and na­ture ad­ven­tures. The eco-friendly lodge of­fers 21 com­fort­able cab­ins. The 2016 daily rate for one per­son, dou­ble oc­cu­pancy, is $295 in the low sea­son (Jan. 6 - Feb. 15, May 18 - Dec. 15) and $315 in the high sea­son (Feb. 16 - May 17, Dec. 16 - Jan. 5). The rate in­cludes all meals and bar drinks. Guests pay ex­tra for ac­tiv­i­ties or can opt for an all-in­clu­sive dive, fish­ing or na­ture pack­age. WHERE TO EAT Bri­gadier’s Restau­rant Davis Creek 242-368-2106 This pop­u­lar restau­rant spe­cial­izes in fresh seafood. En­trees range from $13 to $30. A land crab din­ner costs $10 in May and June, but up

to $15 in the win­ter.

Taste & See Love Hill 242-368-2890 Ba­hamian fa­vorites are on the menu here; cracked conch, fried or steamed snap­per, lob­ster, peas and rice, john­ny­cakes and, of course, fried plantains. En­trees run from $10.

Hank’s Place Restau­rant and Bar Fresh Creek 242-368-2447

hanks-place.com Seafood and bistro fare are served in a ca­sual set­ting on the wa­ter. The Green-Eyed Lady Bar on the cov­ered out­side pa­tio is the place to be on warm week­end nights. A fish or conch din­ner, $10; seafood com­bi­na­tion plat­ter, about $25. WHAT TO DO An­dros Tourist Of­fice

242-368-2286 or 242-368-2891

an­dros.ba­hamas.com Cen­tral An­dros of­fers a range of div­ing, snor­kel­ing, bird­ing, fish­ing and other na­ture ex­pe­ri­ences. Guided trips can be ar­ranged through Small Hope Bay Lodge (lodge guests get pri­or­ity) or the An­dros Min­istry of Tourism of­fice in An­dros Town. Prices range from $60 for the lodge blue holes na­ture tour to $560 for a day on the West Side.

An­drosia Batik Fresh Creek 242-376-9339

www.an­drosia.com This small fac­tory has been pro­duc­ing col­or­ful batik cloth and cloth­ing since 1973. For $25, vis­i­tors get a guided tour of the op­er­a­tion and can make their own T-shirts. A small shop sells shirts, dresses and other batik cre­ations made on-site.

The All An­dros Crab Fest

Fresh Creek

www.ba­hamas.com/node/689 This an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of An­dros’s crab­bing cul­ture is held the sec­ond week­end in June. It fea­tures land crabs cooked 101 ways, a cook­ing con­test, is­land mu­sic and dis­plays that ex­plain the life cy­cle of the crus­tacean and its cul­tural im­por­tance.

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