Andros Island is the Bonefishing capital of the world.
Although only a quarter of the guests at Tiamo participate in fishing, those that do are rarely disappointed. With countless miles of unexplored flats only a boat ride away, Tiamo is perfectly situated for the ultimate bonefishing experience. Any angler who has experienced the reel-burning first run of a ten pound bonefish understands why men and women from around the world travel great distances to grapple with this wily adversary. In the shallow waters of South Andros, it is common to see schools of a hundred or more bonefish darting through the crystal clear waters. Besides being home to some of the best bonefishing on earth, the tidal flats and mangrove swamps of Andros Island are teeming with tarpon, barracuda, jacks, and several species of shark. To minimize fishing pressure on these treasured flats, Tiamo will only accommodate a maximum of six anglers in three boats at any one time. In keeping with our environmental commitment, Tiamo endorses only catch-and-release fishing. Although the resort has fly and spinning rods on site, we recommend bringing your own equipment.
Tiamo Resort Accommodation:
Tiamo offers private, well-appointed bungalows furnished with a local flare. The simple yet elegant bungalows are the epitome of rustic luxury. Situated on a secluded beach amidst coconut palms and sea grape trees are eleven individual bungalows equipped with comfortable and appealing furnishings, including a private bathroom and king-sized bed (two twin beds optional). Designed with the spirit of South Andros in mind, and built in the traditional Caribbean style, Tiamo provides every comfort in the most pure of tropical settings. Each bungalow is just steps from the beach and is raised to greet the incoming sea breezes.
Tiamo Resort Meals:
Tiamo provides its guests with a rich and elegant dining experience unparalleled in the region. Executive chef Anna Salmon is one of the most sought-after culinary artists in the Bahamas. In her take on Bahamian cuisine, Chef Anna has created a sophisticated variation on classic local themes. Service is of the highest quality: attentive, unobtrusive, and well-versed in the subtleties of fine dining. To eat and drink this well, in a place so remote and serene, is truly a unique opportunity. Dinner is served by candlelight in the Tiamo lodge. White linen and polished silver, gentle breezes and fine wine – dining at Tiamo is the essence of “barefoot sophistication”. Attire is casual – feel comfortable leaving the dinner jacket and pearls at home. Although it is hard to imagine a more romantic dining location for two, our guests often choose to sit together at one grand table to get to know one another better, and are often joined by hosts Mike and Petagay or members of the Tiamo staff. With guests hailing from throughout the world, these enlightened island dinner parties excite both the palate and the mind.
Tiamo Resort Seasons:
Fishing season is from October through June, but the resort is open year’round.
Tiamo is truly blessed to be surrounded by such an abundance and diversity of ocean life and marine geological features. The warm and shallow water right off the Tiamo beach is an ideal place for beginners to learn snorkeling and to see the sponges and huge cushion stars that inhabit our shore. A little further offshore are the amazing Blue Holes, immensely deep caverns that extend down hundreds of feet. On a typical day, some of the animals you might see during a snorkeling adventure include angelfish, stingrays, butterflyfish, barracuda, parrotfish, lobster, schools of jacks and French grunts, an occasional nurse shark or sea turtle, and several species of corals and sponges. In addition to having the Blue Holes, Andros (one of the Bahamas Out Islands) is bordered by the third longest barrier reef in the world, stretching over 100 miles along the eastern side of the island. One of the last remaining stable reefs in the Western Hemisphere, it is home to some of the best snorkeling in the Bahamas, and is only a 15 minute boat ride from Tiamo. Their guides lead complimentary snorkeling trips to all of these locations, and will teach you about the ecosystems you encounter.
The calm, protected waters of the South Bight and our extremely simple to use Trimaran sailboats provide the perfect opportunity for sailors of all abilities. With just a quick lesson from one of the Tiamo Caribbean Resort team, in a few short minutes you will be navigating the gin-clear waters of the South Bight. Kayaks are also available for guests at any time. A relaxing paddle on our “sit on top” kayaks in the shallow waters of the South Bight can be an exciting self-guided adventure. Take a picnic lunch out to a virgin beach for an afternoon of relaxation or experience a spectacular sunset afloat. Guided kayak or sailing trips can take you on a combination snorkel adventure to the “Crack.” This unique fissure is part of a chain of inland and marine Blue Holes and nurtures a myriad of fish and marine life. Andros is an enormous sanctuary and migratory area for birds. Over 300 different species can be found in the Bahamas and Andros is one of the best places to see them. In South Andros Island you will see birds as common as the black bird and sea gull or rare and unique species such as the Great Lizard Cuckoo or the Greater Flamingo. Whether you’re hiking the inland pine forests or the hardwood canopies, exploring the miles of beaches or kayaking the immense mangrove estuaries, there are many opportunities to view the abundant bird life of South Andros Island and we encourage you to add to our checklist of species – maybe you’ll be the first to make a new sighting!
Tiamo Resort Capacity
6 Anglers, 16 Non-anglers
Tiamo Resort Fish Species
Bonefish, Tarpon, Barracuda, Jacks
Accommodations in one of eight, two-person, private beach side bungalows with a private bathroom and a wonderful shower (king size beds are the norm, two twins is optional), full service breakfast and lunch, snacks and sunset hors d’oeuvres, a daily dinner (served by candlelight on white linen tablecloths), use of lodge kayaks, use of lodge sailboats, snorkeling equipment, a guided snorkeling trip, a guided nature hike, daily maid service, and all island airport transportation.
Airfare to and from Congo Town, bar drinks, 10% per day per person hotel tax, gratuities, fishing tackle and flies.