A short flight from Nassau to San Salvador and you immediately feel that you have arrived in the Bahamas. Walking out of the airport you see the local duty free shop, a tiny Bahamian hut selling local drinks and souvenirs. San Salvador is on the top of a submerged mountain, a much less tourist orientated island than the mainland, with only a handful of hotels. With only 1,000 locals inhabiting the island, you can walk around the island with ease.
The water is crystal clear, offering a cool refreshing respite from the hot sun. It is an incredible place to go snorkelling or scuba diving with over 50 dive sites around the island. Many hotels also offer sunset sails or deep sea fishing where you can try your hand at catching your own tuna. The six mile long East Beach is wondrously stunning with pink coloured sands and is surrounded with beautiful house reefs.
San Salvador is also known as the Land of Lakes, the Great Lake Preserve is in the centre of the island, a natural preserved wonder. A slower pace of life can be found on San Salvador, you can go swimming, walk or relax on the beaches around the island in sumptuous surroundings. It is a tropical paradise and a beautiful island to visit.
The hotels offer a range of excursions to explore the islands and caves surrounding the island and its historical importance. There are five memorials commemorated to Christopher Columbus who first arrived in 1492 with Long Bay said to be the first place he stepped foot on in the Bahamas.
A stay here can be combined with a holiday to Nassau or excursions to Exuma to enhance this unique holiday destination further.