Our family spent an unforgettable week on South Andros Island at Andros Beach Club. The island is beautiful and we spent each day exploring blue holes, snorkeling and diving. Chelsea and Jesse are wonderful hosts. Maggie and Yvette made us feel at home and kept delectable meals coming made from freshly caught seafood while making sure they accommodated our picky teenagers appetites. We came not sure what to expect but our stay exceeded our expectations. It was the perfect get away. We really enjoyed getting to know the other guests at our family style meals.
One of the pleasures of hosting guests is their reaction to this special island and its wonders. These reviews represent a variety of travel experiences from couples, groups and families, guests of different ages, people from coast to coast, visitors with different interests and during each season of the year. Don’t just take our word for it! Check these out!
“Spectacular Week at Andros Beach Club”
“Christmas at Andros Beach Club”
We arrived at Andros Beach Club in time for our first dinner. A platter of fresh conchie fritters were simply delicious. Maggie and Yvette created wonderful meals with local fish! Jesse – owner, certified scuba instructor and host-extraordinaire took care of everything. A group hiked the inland blue hole trail, others had success bothering the bonefish population and my son spent hours in the hammock studying to earn his scuba license. Jesse took him on several dives while I snorkeled above enjoying the sites of the third
largest coral reef in the world. Relaxing, delicious, fun and a beach that went on for miles. Other guests added to the fun! It was a superb family holiday. It is better in the Bahamas
“Blue Hole Diving Specialist”
We went to South Andros with only one intention and that was to explore the blue holes. Stargate, El Dorade and twin brothers but a few from over 170 odd blue holes, inland and Ocean. Jesse owner and operator of Andros beach club was absolutely amazing, from accomodation to being our dive leader. We felt at home straight away, his staff and family were beyond great. Always joking and smiling, food awesome, rooms clean and comfortable. We will be back soon.
Again i cannot stress the uniqueness of this trip. Jesse you are the man, thanks again and please thank all your staff.
“Best spearfishing experience in the Caribbean ever”
South Andros is the place to be and Andros Beach Club is the place to stay.
Jesse and Chelsea will take great care of you. The place is cozy and quiet, the beach is superbe, the food was excellent. The staff is very attentive and caring.
South Andros is naturally well protected by third largest coral reef, the population density is very low, hence the wild life, both onland and in the sea is well protected. There are lot of fishes to catch and to eat. Jesse’s approach is both respectful of the environment and very efficient in terms of cathching the right fish at the right place.
What can I say, I just loved it. Doesn’t get better than this. I’m going back next year with two friends of mine and our boys, whom also dive and freedive.
Loved it, Looking foward to see you again next year guys.
My family and I just returned from 5 days at the Andros Beach Club. It was absolutely amazing. Our adventure started off with an amazing dinner prepared by Maggie and Yvette, we had conk chowder and fresh baked Johnny cake. The following day Jesse took us out on his boat for the afternoon to see the blue holes and snorkel. The snorkeling at the blue holes was breathtaking. Jesse taught my 2 sons (18 & 19) to sling spear fish and the rest of time we ate what they caught. Grouper, hog fish, baracuda and lobster. We also went on an inland blue whole tour with Barbara, our guide, and learned alot about the natural surroundings and history of the island life. The most exciting part was the deep sea fishing, Jesse and Tory took us to some amazing fishing spots where we caught Wahoo and grouper.
The personal interaction among the owner and the guests made this an amazing adventure and we look forward to returning in the future.
“Incredible Hospitality, Beautiful Location and Great Bonefishing”
Just back from an incredible 4 days at Andros Beach Club. Jesse was a wonderful host who made us feel very much at home during our stay. The ladies in the kitchen, Maggie and Yvette, cooked some the best food we’ve ever had on holiday, including conch fritters that are to die for. Jesse also helped arrange bonefishing for my father and me with the guides from Deep Creep Lodge, Nat and Norman, who were both excellent. We were told before going that the bonefishing here was some of the best in the world, and South Andros did not disappoint. All in all, one of the best family holidays we’ve had. Couldn’t recommend this place any more for those looking for a retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life in a beautiful island setting.
“We Did Everything All Good”
Stayed from July 20 to Aug. 3. Took all my grandchildren. Ages 2 thru 17. Digging in sand, swimming off beach, spearfishing, fishing, going to West side, diving, blue holes. cooking, local restaurants, no crowds. We were there for 14 days and you could put the number of people we saw on the beach for as far as you could see on one hand. We rented Vado’s boat for the whole time. It is a real Bahamian experience. The boat let us fish and snorkel all we wanted.
Our crowd was large so we rented the whole place. Zero problems. At low tide the beach is the best ever for walking. You can ware out a pair of flip flops before the beach run out. Go next door to the Top Shelf restaurant. Conch burger, ribs, and wings. Cold beer. Very friendly. You will be the only people there. They will cook your fish you catch. Would highly recommend you call Nat(Get name from Jesse) and book a full day to west side. Best spearfishing ever. Cost is 500 plus tip. You can not experience anything like the trip anywhere. Fishing is excellent. Jesse is a great dive master. He certified my 11 year old grandson. Happiest young man ever. More dive sites than you have time to visit. Good reef. This is a laid back resort. Do not expect anything but a perfect time. Hope you can find time to go. It will be great.
“Retreat from the World in Paradise”
I loved our short stay there. The venue is beautiful (lonely beach; palm trees; blue ocean). Jesse and his family were lovely hosts. We did two great trips with Jesse, one for fishing and one for scuba diving. I think I will likely return sometime to this place in South Andros.
“Perfect Island Vacation”
This was our first trip to Andros and I must say that it met/exceeded our expectations. My wife and I have traveled a good bit to various locations and done the “resort” thing… we were looking for something different this trip. Seclusion, some activities, some down time, clean accommodations, good food, but most importantly a quiet environment to sit back and relax and not feel like we had to do anything. Andros Beach Club, and Jesse and Chelsea were the perfect choice for us. It is more like staying at somebody’s guest house and being treated like family (and/or friends). The house was clean, open, with a great back porch. The bedrooms were air conditioned and extremely comfortable. Our hosts were gracious, accessible, and provided us with great insight and ideas for exploring the island, whether it was snorkeling the blue holes with Jesse, or being connected with a great hike tour guide (Ed Rahming) to see the blue holes inland, or getting us in touch with the best bonefish guide on the island Nathaniel Adams, each experience was exceptional and fun.
Even though each excursion was a blast and provided us some morning entertainment, the crown jewel of this experience was the beach. Andros Beach Club is located on one of the islands premiere beaches. 7 miles of unspoiled, no crowds ( and I mean NOBODY ELSE) and beautiful white sand and gin clear water…It was the picture perfect Caribbean postcard beach. I can’t say enough good things about our time on the beach. We had an umbrella, two beach chairs, a cooler, and our books, and simply had the best time every afternoon enjoying the beach, swimming, napping, reading, etc. Again, if doing nothing is not your cup of tea, then this might not be the best choice, but if total relaxation suits you, then Andros Beach Club is the place. Not to mention the fact that upon our arrival on the first afternoon, we went swimming just to unwind and enjoy the sunset, we noticed some fish swimming by… I ran back up to the house, grabbed my fly rod, rigged it up, ran back down to the beach… Made one cast and hooked my largest bonefish ever right there! Unbelievable! I knew we had found the right spot!
So a resort it was not, but a perfect destination for fun excursions (both on the water and off), great food( Maggie, the chef, was exceptional and provided some island cooking at its finest), great island atmosphere, gracious hosts, and the seclusion that we were seeking was exactly what we found.
Honestly I could go on and on… whether it was the fresh fish that Jesse speared for us while snorkeling, or the fresh conch served a variety of ways by Maggie, or hangin with DUKE the dog, or meeting several locals on the island and getting invited to dinner at their home, or did I mention how beautiful and special the beach was???? ….. our trip to Andros Beach Club was just what the Dr. ordered, and we will be returning. Thank you Jesse and Chelsea for one of our best vacations ever!
“Most beautiful snorkeling ever!”
Many thanks for all you did to enhance our visit to Andros — it was a wonderful vacation in a beautiful setting. Refresh body, mind, and spirit in this gorgeous and unique locale. The beach expands for hundreds of feet in front of the home-like Andros Beach Club. The sand is as soft as powder, the water all shades of turquoise.
Jesse and Chelsea looked after all our needs; they are bright, kind, and knowledgeable — on land and sea! They took us to a spot where we had the most beautiful snorkeling ever
“Where Do I Start?”
Peace, quiet, sun, sand, wind, unbelievable beautiful people, more quiet, the color of the water…I truly enjoyed my month stay here in your home. Thank you for all your help. It has been a life change. Thank you. We will keep in touch!
Want to get away from the hustle? We sure did, and luckily we found Andros island. Two students who were watching their budget but willing to splurge on some new experiences, we have to say that our experience here has been a great one. I have read a lot of these reviews and I hope this will help those looking for a vacation away from all the tourists and actually get something for your money.
Jesse did a great job of helping me learn, and showed Jake some wonderful dive spots. We also got engaged on the beach (which we had all to our selves). We would recommend the island to all and- a most relaxing yet fun location.
“Diving In Paradise”
We went diving with Jesse during our stay on South Andros and had an absolutely fantastic time. The beach is one of the most beautiful that we had seen, the water was crystal clear and the diving was great.
We did our pool classes in New York before going to South Andros and got certified when we were there after completing 5 open water dives. Jesse is a great instructor, put us at ease and ensured that we got the technical stuff out of the way quickly so that we could relax and really enjoy our diving. When we went out diving, it was just the two of us and Jesse which made it an even more personal and enjoyable experience.
Can’t wait to go back!
“Best Blue Hole Diving Ever”
Spent a week on South Andros in Kemp’s Bay. The diving was awesome, with some of the best Blue Hole Diving in the world. There was a group of 5 of us that came over by boats from Florida and the arrangements were excellent. We were able to moor our vessels just off the beach and there is a dock nearby for unloading heavy gear. Oscar was very helpful with his truck aiding us in transporting gear and errands to the store. It almost goes without saying that we will be trying to make this an annual trek.
“The Best Kept Secret of the Bahamas”
My husband and I have been to this lovely Andros Beach Club on South Andros three times, and are planning our fourth visit next winter. We love the different seasons, as the water never changes, however other things do. In the winter, the sky is clearer and not as many clouds. The diving is great any time of the year, as well as the snorkeling. We enjoyed our latest visit in March. It was perfect, the water was nice, the sun hot, but not biting, and we could walk for miles on the beach. You can see the crabs take their nocturnal trip to the sea almost any time of the year, and it is wonderful to watch.
We love the beautiful beaches, the warm and friendly people, and would come back again and again. I hope that these pictures show the love we have of South Andros Island, Bahamas.