San Salvador Island

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Approximately 635 square miles, San Salvador Island is the most historically important to all the islands in The Bahamas. San Salvador, originally called ‘Guanahani’ by the Lucayan Indians was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492. Today remain four monuments of the exact spot in which he landed ashore. This island is so serene with prominent markings of plantation ruins and artifacts from the days of the Lucayan Indians.

San Salvador is the most easterly of the islands of The Bahamas. Just 12 miles long, it is in fact the tip of a giant submerged mountain. Boasting some of the finest dive sites in the world, it’s a remote place that draws travellers from around the globe to its crystal waters and deserted beaches. The beaches in San Salvador are so clear and deep blue that divers have visibility of up to 150 feet.

The island is easily accessible by air and boat from Nassau and the Florida Cays and is also frequented by yachtsmen.

This island in the sun is a true paradise, giving the visitor a true glimpse into the history of the island and its culture.