One of the pleasures of hosting guests is their reaction to this special island and its wonders. These reviews from family reunions, business retreats, study abroad groups, divers and fisherman reflect the variety of experiences we offer year round. Check them out, then come experience it for yourself!
When we 4 generations arrived at the all inclusive Andros Beach Club resort in South Andros, I realized that both the privacy and quiet would be what I cherished. Our family occupied the entire resort for 5 days in June 2022. All 8 couples and two singles and a baby had air conditioned rooms to retreat to. This is a very cozy but spaced out venue of 3 separate buildings in a “C” shape facing the ocean. There’s the main building with 4 bedrooms/ 3 baths, a two story next door with 3 bedrooms and laundry plus 2 baths, and a one story one bed/ bath and porches for groups to gather. Corn hole, sand volleyball, frisbee, bikes, and kayaks were used constantly.
Near the ocean and several degrees cooler than the air is a huge cabana so comfortable that napping people were common. I must mention the complete privacy of the beach and ocean. Snorkeling and spear fishing with an Hawaiian sling from the speed boat cost extra but were well worth it. Our host, and owner Jesse Leopold together with an assistant took to the blue holes in the ocean for these exercises. The pride of the Andros Beach Club is the kitchen staff. Our group had 3 people with special dietary needs and the staff came thru! The meals were local, mainly and superb in every way! I highly recommend the Andros Beach Club for your next vacation.
“Best Family Vacation Ever”
My husband and I and our two teenage daughters spent a week here with my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law and their two young boys. We take a yearly family vacation and it is hard to find a place that appeals to all the different age groups. This was by far the best family vacation we’ve ever taken. Jesse and his staff were attentive to our every needs. The property itself is absolutely gorgeous and we felt like we had our own private beach. Maggie and Evette, who cooked for us, made sure that everyone including my four-year-old nephew who has a dairy allergy was well fed. Probably my favorite part of the vacation as a mom was that I did not cook one single meal. Imagine my delight to wake up every morning to my coffee already made for me and the table set with a gorgeous breakfast spread. And to top all that, they made freshly baked bread every day. Even on the days that we did outings Maggie packed all of us a picnic lunch. As far as the outings there was something for everyone. It does cost extra but I highly recommend venturing out. We participated in spearfishing, scuba diving, hiking and exploring and swimming in the blue holes, and snorkeling around one of the smaller islands. Everything that was speared was cleaned and made for dinner that very night. I cannot wait to go back.
“Perfect Family Scuba Trip”
Andros Beach Club is the perfect place to relax and escape the rest of the world. Jesse is a wonderful divemaster and host. Maggie and Yvette made amazing meals every day with lots of fresh fish and wonderful Bahamian dishes. They were also wonderful at accommodating our need for gluten free food. The diving was wonderful for the old timer and the first timer. The private beach and adorable pup Nala were just icing on the cake. Awesome trip, 100% recommend.
“Best spearfishing experience in the Caribbean ever”
Wonderful week!!! South Andros is the place to be and Andros Beach Club is the place to stay. Jesse 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 forward to see you again next year guys.
“Amazing time with large group of students”
We stayed there and coordinated with Jesse for an 8 night undergraduate Marine Ecology class with 11 students. The location is phenomenal for tons of activities. The 3rd largest coral reef in the world is less than 2 miles from shore and is easily accessible for snorkeling, diving, and fishing. Great staff including the chefs Maggie and Yvette who cooked almost every meal family style for our group of 13 and they were amazing meals. Benson one of the staff members led our group on a tour of inland blue holes which should be explored by everyone who visits as they are a unique ecosystem found here on South Andros. Jesse and Andros Beach Club were so accommodating in setting up our study away experience. It was such a great experience for the students who learned so much. For those that want to truly experience a unique ecosystem and first class diving/snorkeling this is the place to visit. We will be back 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.
“Another fantastic summer break on the most beautiful beach in the world”
Just returned from my FOURTH summer vacation at Andros Beach Club, and it just gets better. People who see my photos don’t believe they’re not instagrammed. Yes the beach IS pure white powdery sand, the water IS all the shades of a pirate’s chest full of aquamarines, sapphires and blue topaz, yes there you really have miles of this beach all to yourself almost all the time! It’s just unreal. And I love the peacefulness of South Andros, particularly in the summer, where you are surrounded by the sounds of nature – ocean, birds, frogs, crickets – no tourists, traffic, gray noise of civilization. I used to avoid the Bahamas in the summer believing it was “off season” because it was unpleasantly hot or buggy, but now that I’ve tried it, it’s my favorite time of year there because of the blissfully warm water (swim any time) and the off-season calm and quiet. Thanks to air conditioned bedrooms it’s never a problem to sleep at night, and during the day the ocean breezes sweep through the lodge. I just left and I already can’t wait till next year
“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.