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 (TZN or COX) on South Andros from either Nassau, Bahamas or Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Congo Town is the only airport on South Andros.
It’s also possible to arrive by private vessel.
Western Air departs daily at 8am from Nassau to Congo Town, South Andros Island and returns at 8:35am from Congo Town to Nassau. On Sundays they also have an afternoon flight departing at 3pm from Nassau to Congo Town and returning at 3:35pm. This flight is approximately 20 minutes and gives you a beautiful view of the island from above.
Western Air 242-377-2222
From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida there are two airlines that fly directly to Congo Town. Please note that 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.
ADDITIONAL FLIGHT OPTIONS
There are two airlines that fly to nearby Mangrove Cay, Andros is located on the middle bight of Andros Island. We can arrange your ground and sea transfers from there to South Andros. It is about a 10 minute taxi ride to the dock and an additional 10 minute ferry to the Driggs Hill dock on South Andros. We will be happy to arrange these transfers for you and to bring you to the resort from your arrival to South Andros.
Le Air offers daily flights in late afternoon from Nassau to Mangrove Cay
Flamingo Air offers daily flights in late afternoon from Nassau to Mangrove Cay
Charter flights are available from Nassau into Congo Town – contact Caerula Mar Club for assistance and recommendations.
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.
The GPS coordinates of our property are N 24º 12′ 40″ and W 77º 36′ 0″
Contact Number for Driggs Hill Marina
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.