Tiamo is unlike any place I've ever vacationed. It is truly a unique and impressive place to visit. I did my best to research (read reviews, look up pictures) before my visit, and while much of the information was useful, I found that it's really impossible to grasp the experience until you're actually there.
For example, as our boat drove closer to Tiamo, all I could see was a long row of palm trees, vegetation, and a dock. No tall buildings, no concrete, no cars... just clear water, sand, and palm trees.
The great thing about Tiamo is that you're given everything you need to personalize and create your perfect vacation. If you're looking for quiet and relaxing, you have your own private bungalow, hammock, and beach front seating. You could easily spend all day undisturbed. If you're looking for some adventure, the staff will arrange to take you on a variety of excursions, or you can create your own around the property. Another thing I noticed was the overall sense of community. We chose to participate in the group dinners, and we had a great time.
On our first day there, we went snorkeling over a blue hole with Adam and Tamara. They even brought cookies and water on the boat – which was a relief from the salt water I inhaled as a first time snorkeler. Another day, we decided to do our own snorkeling, so we grabbed some masks and went in search of starfish out from the dock. I also spent plenty of time wandering the beach and reading in the hammocks. Overall, the entire staff was incredibly helpful in managing the details of our stay so that we could relax.
I have a couple of "must do" recommendations for anyone staying at Tiamo. I highly suggest taking a behind the scenes tour. It was so interesting to learn about the history of South Andros as well as Tiamo... not to mention the resort itself is an ecological wonder. On this tour, you get to see exactly how it all works... the solar panels, water treatment, recycling, etc.
Also, I highly recommend that you take an inland blue hole tour. Our guide, Sharon, took us straight into the bush and taught us all about bush medicine and pothole farming as we hiked our way to three different inland blue holes. It was absolutely amazing.
Overall, we had a great time and can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- No so long ago, the Bahamas were a destination for privateers, pirates and freebooters. The name Bahamas come from the Spanish expression, Baja Mar, which means low sea and if you have ever flown in a plane over Andros, where our lovely resort is located, you will understand why the name was given. Apart from the beautiful beaches, the ocean and the nature Bahamas still surprise each visitor, did you know that Alexander Selkirki, the real Robinson Crusoe, actually was in the Bahamas and survived on of our 700 islands till he was rescued 5 years later? Came On the island of South Andros Island, a small corner of paradise in the middle of the Caribbean, in the heart of lush tropical vegetation Imagine you are Robinson Crusoe...............a Luxury Adventure at Tiamo Resort Tiamo resort consists of ten exclusives houses. Staying at Tiamo means being close to the nature and adopting to the easy way of living in uncompromised exclusive house. . The hotel blends into the décor of white sand and turquoise crystal clear water and the desire to respect the environment and ecotourism is felt. These villas are built in a style Bahamian, they retain all the spirit of the Bahamas and environmentally friendly, you can even contemplate many animals who take refuge in the heart of the property. The villas are hidden in the Mangroves which stretches along our natural beaches. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tiamo Hotel Andros
- Tiamo Resort Andros, Bahamas