Bairs Lodge is located on the southern part of Andros Island in the Bahamas. A Nervous Waters property, Bairs exudes the style and comfort for which Nervous Waters has become known. Bair’s offers outstanding personal service, remote flats fishing, fine cuisine, and excellent friendly and personable guides. Since the early ’90s, Bair’s has been regarded as providing some of the best bonefishing and lodging South Andros has to offer. Ideally located to access Deep Creek, Little Creek, and the famous West side and Southern Cays, the lodge enjoys some of the most under-fished flats on Andros. Guests enjoy excellent Bahamian cuisine that includes freshly caught seafood such as conch, lobster and grouper.

Accommodations

Bair’s Lodge itself is an attractive and comfortable guesthouse, situated on the beach, 65 feet from the ocean. The air-conditioned guest house overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and features a kitchen, dining area, living room with TV, bar area, fly tying table and Internet access. The double doors in the dining area open onto a beautiful covered verandah facing the ocean, with comfortable seating and tables to sip coffee in the morning or cocktails in the evening. The prevailing Southeast wind and verandah ceiling fans ensure there is always a breeze, so you can enjoy evenings outdoors without insects.  There are five double bedrooms and one single. The double rooms have two queen beds and all rooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans and private bathrooms equipped with showers with pressurized hot water 24 hours a day, lots of white fluffy towels, robes, and other amenities. There are electrical outlets to recharge your personal electronics, and there is plenty of closet and shelf space. Meals are prepared by an Argentine, trained chef, who artfully melds South American and traditional Bahamian flavors/dishes to create a light and flavorful menu. Guests enjoy excellent Bahamian cuisine that includes freshly caught seafood such as conch, lobster and grouper. The menu is filled with dishes like snapper with Mango salsa and barbequed beef or local favorites like cracked conch and Grouper fingers.

 
 

Fishing

Ideally located to access Deep Creek, Little Creek, and the famous West side and Southern Cays, the lodge enjoys some of the most under-fished flats on Andros. You will find excellent fishing in Deep Creek and Little Creek, which are both just 15-20 minutes from the lodge. You can also fish more remote waters to the south and west. With some of the least fished flats in the Bahamas and access to the fabled West side of the island, Bair’s represents the best in sight fishing for Bahamas bonefish. Bonefish here average 3-4 pounds, but with access to such remote waters including the fabled west side, dreams of double-digit fish are realistic. You will also find barracuda here on the flats, many of them over 15 pounds. Pack an extra rod rigged and ready to go for these fish. There are also mutton snapper and reports of permit out on the ocean flats. In addition to flats fishing, there is untapped blue water fishing for Wahoo, Tuna, Dorado, (Seasonal Billfish), Snapper, Barracuda and Grouper just a few miles from the beach in front of the lodge in the ‘Tongue of the Ocean’. Small sharks and the occasional tarpon cruise the deeper creeks and channels. Anglers at Bair’s will get a chance to fish with different guides during a week’s fishing. It’s Bair’s policy to rotate guides, giving each angler the opportunity to experience a fresh approach and new smile each day or every other day. In addition to be being great guides, they’re skilled boatmen and excel at navigating Bair’s fleet of well-maintained 16′ Dolphin Skiffs through the creeks and to the flats of South Andros. 

Getting There

Western Air has 2 flights each day from Nassau to the Congo Town airport on South Andros. The lodge is a 20-minute drive from the airport. Private air charters can also be arranged from Nassau or Ft. Lauderdale. 

Activities

Other than fishing, basking in the sun, relaxing, swimming, and enjoying the well prepared and delicious meals  –  you may want to snorkel, or just enjoy a good book.