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Andros or Cat?

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Andros or Cat?

We are deciding between Swains Cay on Andros and Tail Winds on Cat. We might fish for one day, but fishing is not our priority. We want a gorgeous beach, a nice room, comfortable (but not luxurious) amenities, a place to swim, snorkel and relax. Can anyone way in on which of these two options is better? Thanks.

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1. Re: Andros or Cat?

We have a home on Cat Island, so can only speak for it. What time of the year are you thinking of - Andros is further north so will be cooler during the winter months. Tailwinds is on a fantastic beach at the top of the island - cute individual units that open up to a large deck - right on the sea. You can read the reviews to get more info.

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2. Re: Andros or Cat?

Thanks! We'll be there in mid-February. I'm surprised the short distance among the islands would have a significant effect on temperature, but I'm grateful for the heads up.

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3. Re: Andros or Cat?

Long Island is even warmer!!!!

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4. Re: Andros or Cat?

Swain's Cay on Andros looks to be a little south of the northern part of Cat.

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5. Re: Andros or Cat?

Andros being the largest island in the Bahamas, does indeed have some areas further south than Cat Island. We have been to Cat in February ( watching the super bowl at an outside bar with mitts on!) and other times the weather has been glorious. The water will be refreshing no matter where you go in the island chain. There are some bonefishing creeks close to Tailwinds, I do know that Andros however is famous for its bonefishing. Sure you will love either place, the Family Islands are a world away from the hubbub of Nassau/P.I.

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6. Re: Andros or Cat?

We've stayed at Swain's Cay, and at other places on Andros. Swain's is primarily a fishing lodge. It doesn't have a huge beach, nor are there large expanses of white sandy beach anywhere on Mangrove Cay. If you're looking for a beach experience, we'd suggest Cat. If you want to go to Andros, the prettiest beach is Kemp's Bay on South Andros. The Andros Beach Club might be a suggestion if you're a small group and willing to stay in a home.

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