Caerula Mar gives discerning travelers who want to experience the Caribbean differently a brand new destination to escape to.
South Andros is located less than 200 miles from cosmopolitan Miami, yet hundreds of years removed from everyday life. The island is the largest island in the Bahamas but is home to a sparse population and boasts pristine natural treasures including the third largest barrier reef in the world, a robust mangrove ecosystem, deserted beaches, and unique in-land and ocean blue holes. Andros Island’s unique location and geography provide a home for extraordinary marine and wildlife.
It is easy to take a step back and enjoy the tranquility and natural beauty of this island, aptly referred to as the “sleeping giant”. With such minimal development on the island, there could hardly be a better place to relax.
Getting to Congo Town South Andros, Bahamas
Direct flights are available to Congo Town International Airport (MYAK, TZN or COX) on South Andros from either Nassau, Bahamas or Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Congo Town is the only airport on South Andros.
Learn more about summer Travel at Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau by clicking the PDF below.
From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida there are some select airlines that fly directly to Congo Town. Please note that some of these depart from Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport which is about 20 minutes from the Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. This flight is approximately an hour and gives you a beautiful view of the island from above. Schedules vary per airline.
Caerula Mar Club provides complementary arrival and departure transfers to and from Congo Town Airport and Driggs Hill Dock. The neighboring island of Mangrove Cay offers complimentary ferry service twice daily to Driggs Hill Dock in South Andros.
Mangrove Cay to Driggs Hill – 8:00am & 4:30pm
Driggs Hill to Mangrove Cay – 8:30am & 5:00pm
Charter Ferry Service: Captain Clarence Cash 242-815-2803 or 242-471-8118
Use PROMO CODE: CMGUEST at the time of booking online or via phone for 10% off base fare of scheduled flights from Fort Lauderdale to Congo Town for Caerula Mar Guests.
Private Charters from Miami/Fort Lauderdale to Congo Town, South Andros
ADDITIONAL FLIGHT OPTIONS
This domestic carrier offers regularly scheduled flights directly into Congo Town airport from Nassau. They depart from Nassau to Congo Town, South Andros Island and return from Congo Town to Nassau. This flight is approximately 20 minutes and gives you a beautiful view of the island from above.
Affordable and convenient charter flights are available from Nassau into Congo Town.
ARRIVING VIA PRIVATE VESSEL
The Marina at Driggs Hill is less than 10 minutes from Caerula Mar Club. The facility does not have docks or fuel. You are able to tie up to the wall or anchor out in The Bight.
With its complex ecosystems, South Andros is home to many natural wonders: wildlife, marine life and geographical formations. Measuring 190 miles long, the Andros Barrier Reef is the world’s third-largest barrier reef (after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Central America Belize Barrier Reef) and runs parallel to the eastern coast of the island. Dispersed throughout and unique to the island is the world’s largest collection of blue holes, geological underwater structures that are a must-see for all diving enthusiasts. South Andros island and the surrounding areas are fascinating places to explore. Start your adventure by consulting with Caerula Mar’s Concierge.
With a population of 2,000 (less than 3% of all Bahamas), South Andros is home to 18 small settlements that stretch along the eastern coast of the island, connected by the only road, The Queen’s Highway. Maintaining their rich culture and operating a variety of small Bahamian businesses, the people of South Andros serve their community well. And now, many of them are also an active part of the Caerula Mar community.