If you go
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
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.