Tiamo, The Bahamas
Exclusive slice of paradise
Tiamo is an exclusive slice of paradise on South Andros Island in the Out Islands of the Bahamas. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, with a private beach, only 10 villas and the Bird’s Nest, a holiday here is a great way to get away from day to day life.
Endless variety of bonefish flats and bluewater
The experienced guides at Tiamo will carry you to an incredible variety of virtually un-fished flats to hunt for bonefish, tarpon and the ever-elusive permit. An almost endless variety of shallow, hard sand-flats, tidal creeks, mangrove-covered shorelines, tiny islets and sand spits run all the way to the fabled “West side.”
There are fishing flats around Tiamo protected from the wind whichever way it’s blowing. You can cast a fly or a lure to a barracuda as light spinning rods are carried in every boat. Permit are seen occasionally but even more rarely caught! Tarpon can be targeted in the creeks on the west side and at certain times of year can be ambushed while migrating on the flats.
Various species of snapper and jacks can be caught on the fly and you’ll find plentiful grouper and tuna in and around the nearby reef. Tiamo also offers a 28 ft World Cat catamaran, fully equipped for blue water fishing, allowing guests the opportunity to explore The Tongue of the Ocean that sits less than three miles away beyond the world’s third biggest barrier reef. The World Cat also allows six to eight bone fishermen speedy access to the prolific white sand flats at the south of the island around The Water Cays.
An environment of luxury and comfort
With just 11 villas and two rooms, Tiamo is an exclusive retreat, a place where you really can get away from it all. All 11 en-suite villas exude great charm. Built in a traditional Caribbean style, each one is surrounded by lush green palm trees and has direct access to the white-sand beach. Designed with minimalist eco-chic in mind, the subtle natural colour schemes and luxury white fabrics provide a calm, cool space to unwind in, while the private verandas and pools are the perfect spot to sit back on and take in the vista.
The Bird’s Nest is a luxury three-bedroom villa with a private terrace with a pool and Jacuzzi.
Once you step out of your beach villa in the morning you will find everything you need to enjoy your holiday in comfort and style, right on the water. Start your day by heading to the Great Room for a healthy breakfast, before strolling down to the beach, or settling down on a soft sun lounger by the inviting pool. Wander back up to the Great Room for lunch or, later, for a sundowner. And if you need some distraction from your hectic schedule of pure relaxation, take a browse of the collection of volumes in the island’s library, or take part in one of the many activities on offer among which are sailing, snorkelling and scuba diving.
No location conjures up the image of the quintessential Caribbean more readily than that of the Bahamas, and Tiamo is situated right at the very heart of these much loved islands. Set in a sheltered cove, Tiamo guests find themselves surrounded by verdant palm forests fringed with sumptuous white-sand beaches, kissed by the bluest, clearest waters imaginable.
The island itself boasts a pristine natural landscape. Much of the interior is covered in unspoiled tropical vegetation and is a habitat for some amazing wildlife, while the east coast is dotted with only a handful of small settlements, friendly and full of local character. With only around 2,000 residents, South Andros remains largely unchanged from generations past; it’s a place that oozes charm and intrigue, is rich with history and authentic native culture, and evokes in visitors a touch of nostalgia for a bygone era of travel and exploration.