As the largest island in the Bahamas, Andros Island features plenty of hotels and resorts to fit every budget and travel needs. Whether you want to find Andros Island villa rentals, Andros Bahamas hotels or plan a resort vacation Andros Island, you will have no trouble finding something to fit your plans. Andros Island also features the world's third largest barrier reef, making the island quite popular for scuba divers and snorkelers alike. Three major towns grace the island of Abaco; Nicholls Town, Congo Town, and Andros Town. Located on the east side of the island, these towns have more hotels and resorts.
Andros Island Villa Rentals
Surprisingly, Andros Island is considered to be the least explored island among the major islands of the Bahamas, despite being the largest. As such, many Andros Island villa rentals are located on secluded beaches and tucked back into mainly private forests. For honeymooners or other travelers hoping to find a private beach hideaway, Andros Island villa rentals are the perfect choice. If you do book a private villa on the west side of the island, you will likely want to rent a car. The east side of the island is where you will find the major towns and ports for taking out island tours and trips to Nassau or Grand Bahamas.
Resort Vacation Andros Island
A resort vacation Andros Island will usually be an all-inclusive package. With an all-inclusive package, guests will have food and beverages supplied and included in the cost of their hotel room. Be sure to check with the Andros hotel of your choice for their specific policy on an all-inclusive package before you book. Resorts are usually a good place for families as well. Babysitting services and special activities for children are available at resorts, usually for free. A few of the more exclusive resorts focus on servicing couples and honeymooners, and children under age 16 or 18 are sometimes not allowed in such resorts. You can check the resort's policy regarding children on most websites or by calling the hotel directly.
Andros Bahamas Hotels
A great number of budget Andros Bahamas hotels can also be found in all three major towns on the east side of Andros Island. Although the budget hotels are usually not located on the beach, and can instead be found in the heart of the cities, they each hold their own charm. Andros Island has some excellent restaurants, and being close to the action from your hotel is a definite bonus. In addition to proximity, almost every hotel in located in town will offer a free shuttle to and from the beach daily. Guests should be aware that budget hotels on the islands sometimes lose power, hot water, or water altogether. If you think you can live with these surprises, you can save money on your Andros hotel.
Whether you choose an Andros hotel, resort or villa, this beautiful island still maintains much of its pristine beauty. The lovely beaches surround an inland that is largely undeveloped, and tours of wildlife on Andros Island are the best in the Bahamas.
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