At 2,300-square-miles, Andros is the largest and least-explored island in The Bahamas. Its waters, however, are well known to scuba divers and snorkelers, thanks to the second-largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere, and the island's standing as the bonefishing capital of the world.
Mangrove Cay, located in the South Central part
of Andros, is separated from North Andros by straits known as North and Middle
Bight. It is often described as an island within an island, and has a beautiful
coastline on the east, inundated with blue holes and a portion of the Great
Andros Barrier Reef. The "Cay" is really comprised of a number of little
whose names bespeak their origins: Little Harbour (or Moxey Town), Burnt Rock,
Pinders (the largest settlement), Swains, Dorsette, Peaks, Grants, Orange Hill,
Victoria Point, Lisbon Creek.
Mangrove Cay has it's own airport, Clarence A. Bain Airport (MYAB). There are two round trip flights per day from Nassau International Airport non-stop (15 minute flights) to Mangrove Cay at 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM via Western Air returning flights depart Mangrove Cay at 8:30 AM 3:30 PM. Western Air can be reached at (242) 377-2222. Western Air does not accept credit cards. Additionally there are Charter Airlines from Nassau which provide the convenience of flying at your schedule eliminating long layovers or an overnight stay in Nassau Le Air Charter and Golden Wings Charter are two of the Charter Airlines that provide service to Mangrove Cay. There are also Charter Airlines that provide service from South Florida such as Lynx Air which provides flights to the South Andros Airport in Congo Town, it is a short taxi ride from the South Andros Airport to Driggs Hill then a short ferry boat ride to the ferry terminal in Lisbon Creek, on Mangrove Cay. The Mangrove Cay Inn is located in the settlement of Grants on Mangrove Cay a short fifteen minute taxi ride from the Clarence A. Bain Airport and a short five minute taxi ride from the ferry terminal in Lisbon Creek.