On the heels of Mr. Harper’s recent visit, the Harper Traveler talks with our hotel partners on three of the most spectacular islands of the Bahamas.
On the largest of the archipelago of islands that together comprise Andros, Fresh Creek is surrounded by nearly 300,000 acres of mostly uninhabited natural splendor including reefs and protected tropical wetlands. Anglers and naturalists especially flock to the river, which opens its mouth eastward to the sea and nearby Nassau.
DID YOU KNOW? The entire island of Fresh Creek intends to convert to solar power, which already powers its traffic lights.
Conch, lobster and especially record-size bonefish are popular catches along offshore flats in shallow water best navigated by experienced guides on nimble boats, according to the staff at Kamalame Cay, a private 96-acre island resort across the inlet from Andros. Thrilling deep-sea angling opportunities for incredible dorado, mackerel, tuna, grouper, mahi mahi and shark await further out at sea, just off the world’s third-largest coral reef. This abundance of sport fish and other flawless seafood translates into some of the freshest, South Asian–influenced food in the region.
Kamalame Cay staff suggests a hike on the secluded Rainbow Blue Hole Trail, home to rare orchids and bromeliads. Cap the walk with a dip in a secluded, pristine freshwater swimming oasis beside the trail.