San Salvador is a precious gem in the Bahamas archipelago. Originally called Guanahani by the native Lucayan Indians, it is the first site where Christopher Columbus landed when he discovered the new world in 1492.
Located about 200 miles southeast of Nassau, almost a 1-hour flight from Florida, San Salvador is the most exposed island to the Atlantic Ocean, “kissed” by the Trade Winds which blow consistent and steady from November to May. Besides being a kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing paradise, it is surrounded by 4000 meter deep waters with a visibility of about 50 meters, which makes it extremely attractive to divers, snorkelers and fishermen.
Thanks to the variety of the reef and underwater life, San Salvador is the object of studies from underwater biologists who regularly come to the island.
Although being relatively small (25 km long, 8 km wide), it is home of long, marvelous, idyllic, secluded, unspoiled, powdery white beaches and the emerald-turquoise-blue sea is a magnet for your eyes.
Popular beaches include Bonefish Bay, Long Bay, at the Columbus Monument site; Grotto Beach, at Sandy Point; Snow Bay, where the sand is fine like snow, located near the entrance to Pigeon Creek; Dim Bay Beach, near the Chicago Herald Monument; East Beach, a three-mile beach near United Estates, a great site for snorkeling; and North Victoria Hill.
The luxuriant vegetation and numberless sparkling lakes cover the center of the island.
San Salvador is the perfect spot that satisfies anybody’s tastes from those who want to experience steady wind, exciting kitesurfing, windsurfing, sailing and great diving to those who want to enjoy an amusing and relaxing holiday.