Exploring Bahamas Blue Holes at Caerula Mar Club
There are more blue holes on Andros than anywhere else on earth!
It is fascinating to learn about these unique sinkholes or underwater caves. Very close to the resort, there is a grouping of four blue holes and a cave that can be visited in about two hours. This isn’t a difficult hike but you’ll need running or hiking shoes for the uneven terrain.
Tour guides will teach you about the folklore of the island as well as many of the healing aspects of plants. You’ll even get to explore a bat-cave and see stalagmites and stalactites. The tour is entertaining and educational and culminates in a relaxing swim in one of the blue holes with only the sounds of tropical birds, the wind and the water.
This is an experience not to be missed!
Blue Holes are typically circle-shaped, always with dramatically steep walls. The Andros Blue Holes are tidal freshwater blue holes which are unique in the world and can be found both inland and offshore. Blue Holes were formed during the last ice age when ocean levels were 300-400’ lower than current levels. The combination of rainwater and eventually seawater eroded the limestone foundation of the island and created these spectacular caverns in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Snorkeling and diving enthusiasts can explore Blue Holes as well – for help in planning how you will explore the Blue Holes reach the concierge team at Caerula Mar Club.
Blue Holes of South Andros Island
The rarity, scientific and ecological significance of blue holes and their cave systems cannot be overstated. The blue holes and extensive cave system house the fresh water lens underlying Andros and providing the fresh water resources for the island. The integrity of this water supply is essential to literally all indigenous and migrating life forms on Andros. In addition, there are birds regularly sighted around some of these blue holes including barn owls, cave swallows and herons. Finally, unique cave formations, such as stalagmites and stalactites, as well as Lucayan artifacts can be found within the blue holes.
Source: The Nature Conservancy 2005 Report