FAQ

What is the weather like?

The trade winds provide warm weather year-round on Andros Island.  Winter lows average a comfortable 70 degrees Fahrenheit and summer highs are around 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, with a gentle dip at night of just 5 to 7 degrees. The rainy season is in May and June when there is the most rainfall.  Squalls and thunderstorms normally pass through quite quickly.

How do I get there?

Congo Town International Airport is located just 10 minutes from Caerula Mar Club in South Andros.  There are two flights daily from Nassau to Congo Town International Airport operated by Western Air. The flight is a 15 minute journey with gorgeous views of the islands.  Flights also operate from Ft. Lauderdale several times per week to Congo Town International Airport.   Private airplanes for charter through Watermakers are also available for your trip.  Please contact a Guest Service Representative for more details; we would be happy to assist you with your travel arrangements.

Can I take a ferry from Nassau?

There is no ferry service between Nassau and South Andros but there are twice daily flights with Western Air.

Is the resort all-inclusive?

Caerula Mar Club is a made-to-measure vacation destination; however, we do not offer an ‘all-inclusive’ dining package.  We offer à la carte dining and beverage options as well as bespoke dining experiences that are all available for a nominal fee. In addition to your accommodations, we offer a number of complimentary activities and use of watersports equipment including snorkel gear, paddle-boards, kayaks, bicycles, and Hobie Cat Waves.  Additional charges will apply for day excursions such as scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and yacht rentals. Ground transportation to and from the resort/Congo Town is included for your arrival and departure.

Is this an adult only resort or can we bring our children?

The resort has been designed for couples, individuals and families seeking privacy in a tranquil location.  We ask that families respect the privacy of guests while at Caerula Mar.  

Children of any age are welcome in our villa accommodations.  Children under the age of 12 are restricted from our Clubhouse Suites so that we are able to provide the most tranquil setting for our guests. An adult must accompany children under the age of 12 at all times on the property. Caerula Mar does not offer child-care or supervision, lifeguards or recreational programs.  Car seats are not provided in transportation vehicles.  Parents are asked to use discretion and judgment and remember that they are responsible for the safety and behavior of their children. 

Please indicate the ages of your children with your reservation so that we may be best prepared for your stay. Due to the island’s remote location and adventurous activities, our facility is best suited to children 12 and over. 

How do I select the right accommodations?

We have a variety of options for you to choose from including beachfront, ocean view, pool view or garden locations.  The resort is comprised of one and two bedroom open plan Private Villas, and individual or adjoining Clubhouse Suites. Our Clubhouse Suites are predominantly equipped with King beds; however, a handful of rooms also accommodate two Queen beds.  Our Private Villas have King beds in the main room and our two-bedroom villas also have an additional two twin beds in the second bedroom.  Please contact one of our Guest Service Representatives so that we can assist you in choosing the accommodation that is right for you.

Are there other restaurants within walking distance of the resort?

Dining options on South Andros are quite limited and all are casual.  There are no restaurants within walking distance of Caerula Mar Club.

Can I dine on the beach or in a special location?

Bespoke dining arrangements can be made throughout the Caerula Mar property.  Whether you are dreaming of a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach or a grand celebration in our dining room, we would be happy to assist you.  Advance planning may be required and surcharges may apply.  Please contact our Concierge to help plan your special evening.

What are the visa requirements for foreign visitors?

Foreigners wishing to travel to the Bahamas for vacation or for business may require a Visa for entry into the country.  Be sure to check the Visa Requirements for Foreign Visitors to The Bahamas to determine the visa requirements for your country. Click on the following link for details on Applying for a Visitor’s Visa.

What is the currency?

The Bahamian dollar is maintained at par to the US dollar.  You will require US dollars in advance of your arrival to South Andros as there are no daily options for exchanging currency.

Do I need electrical adapters?

Electrical outlets in The Bahamas are 60 cycles / 120 volts, which is compatible with all North American devices. British and European appliances will require a two-pin flat adapter and a 220-volt converter.

What is the time zone?

The Bahamas are in the Eastern Time Zone.  Daylight Savings begins each year on the second Sunday in March at 2:00 am and ends on the first Sunday in November at 2:00 am.

Are there ATM’s on the island?

Part of the beauty of South Andros is the serene tranquility of this virtually uninhabited island.  Modern conveniences such as ATM’s are not present on the island and as such, Caerula Mar operates a  cash-less resort.  ATM’s are available throughout Nassau, including an RBC ATM available at the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau.  You may wish to have US dollars with you for excursions, gratuities, and while you are in transit.

Is there cell phone service on the island?

For those who want to use their mobile phones, BTC (Bahamas Telecom Company) has roaming agreements with 128 companies around the world. To access BTC’s GSM roaming system, simply turn on your phone and wait for it to connect to the network. Don’t let roaming charges surprise you — before you travel, check to see if your home service provider is a BTC roaming partner or for country-specific roaming charges, see btcbahamas.com.

Do you have a full service spa?

We offer an array of spa treatments influenced by the natural elements of the Islands. The Spa at Caerula Mar has created a collection of individual experiences to choose from.  Our Spa, conveniently located near our clubhouse, offers a private and tranquil setting comprised of two treatment rooms as well as an array of services including manicures and pedicures. We are also pleased to accommodate massage services in your Private Villa or Clubhouse Suite.  If you have any special requests please let us know and we’ll make every effort to accommodate you.  Whenever possible, we kindly request that you make your treatment reservation prior to your arrival at Caerula Mar as all services are based on availability.

Can an additional guest stay with us in our room?

Clubhouse Suites are based on a two person occupancy for single king accommodations and four person occupancy for rooms with double queens. Additional guests are not permitted in Clubhouse Suites.

One-bedroom Private Villas are priced based on a two person occupancy; however, arrangements can be made for a roll-away bed and additional towels to accommodate an extra guest.  There will be an additional cost of $100 per night. There is a maximum capacity of three guests in all one-bedroom villas.  To guarantee availability of a roll-away, please contact our Reservations Specialist one week prior to your arrival.

Two-bedroom Private Villas are priced based on a four person occupancy; however, arrangements can be made for up to two roll-away beds and additional towels to accommodate extra guests. There will be an additional cost of $100 per night per person.  There is a maximum capacity of six guests in all two-bedroom villas.  To guarantee availability of a roll-away, please contact our Reservations Specialist one week prior to your arrival.

The $100 nightly fee is waived for our Signature Collection Beach Villa guests.

What is there to do on South Andros?

South Andros is home to world-renowned Blue Holes, idyllic beaches and is known as the bone-fishing capital of the world! If you would like to learn to dive or are already a certified diver, the ocean is home to a rich and diversified marine life.  The third-longest barrier reef in the world is located off the east coast of Andros providing an abundance of marine life ranging from clownfish, angelfish, barracuda, grouper, snapper, sponges, conch, coral, bonefish, stingrays, jellyfish, sharks and more.  You may also see turtles, dolphins and whales.

Can I get married at Caerula Mar?

From intimate ceremonies on the beach with a small group of family and friends, to a grand ceremony in our elegant dining room, Caerula Mar offers a variety of elegant settings for your special day.  Featuring ethereal oceanfront event spaces and immaculate accommodations for you and your party, Caerula Mar Club makes planning the beach wedding of your dreams a reality, no matter how intimate or grand your celebration. Our staff will ensure that each and every detail of weddings, receptions, and special occasions are handled with the utmost care and privacy. Contact our Event Manager for more details and to begin planning your special day.

Is there WiFi in my room?

Access to WiFi is complimentary and located throughout the entire resort.

Are there medical services on South Andros?

Yes, there is a medical clinic on the island that is open from Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, except public holidays.  The Miriam Green Community Clinic is located in Kemp’s Bay which is less than 30 minutes drive from the resort.  You may contact the clinic at (242) 369-4849 for more information.  Hospitals are located in Nassau which is an 20 minute flight away.  There are a variety of different types of travel insurance available to ensure you get the coverage you need so that you can travel worry-free.  Please visit RBC Insurance for more information.

Is there wheelchair access at the resort?

Yes, we have villas that have a wheelchair ramp. Transportation to and on the island may be challenging because there are stairs to board the plane and aircrafts do not have lifts. With advance notice the airlines may be able to assist you and it is best to reach them directly about your specific needs. Upon arrival to the island, transportation and taxi service are not presently wheelchair accessible.
Our website does not reflect our accessible rooms. If you would like to receive the rates for specific dates please let us know your intended dates of travel so we can help you with your booking.

Is there a seasonal closure?

The resort has an annual closure during the months of August & October.  Please check our availability calendar and reach us with any questions. inquiries@caerulamar.com

Is there a minimum night stay?

Yes, the stay varies by the time of year and the exact dates vary each year.  If you are not able to stay with us for the length of time required, please reach our office for assistance and we will do our best to accommodate your dates.  In general, the minimum stay dates are as follows:

3 nights:  May through mid November, 5 nights:  mid November through April, 7 nights:  over the Christmas and New Year timeframe.

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