About San Salvador, Bahamas
San Salvador, Bahamas, also known as Watling's Island, is a stunning tropical oasis located in the southeastern part of the Bahamas archipelago. Known for its rich history, secluded beaches, vibrant marine life, and travel-worthy diving spots, visitors can expect to have an unforgettable experience in this little piece of paradise.Spot native iguanas and birds at San Salvador’s Great Lake National Park, visit the Gerace Research Center, or see Watling’s Blue Hole up close. Anchor your boat in Dim Bay, Long Bay, or Snow Bay and explore the island’s many pristine beaches and lagoons.
For history enthusiasts, the island gives a glimpse into the past with its historical landmarks and cultural heritage. San Salvador is dotted with ruins of old plantations, churches, and even an 18th-century lighthouse. It’s also believed to be the first landfall of Columbus in the New World.In true Bahamas style, San Salvador offers world-class fishing and boasts record-breaking catches of various fish. On the island’s lee side, you’ll find Devil’s Claw and Vicky’s Reef which are home to reefs, ruins, shipwrecks, stingrays, and sharks (even hammerheads). With over 50 dive sites, San Salvador is a dream come true for snorkelers and divers.With miles of stunning coastline and awe-inspiring natural phenomena, there’s something for everyone to be excited about in San Salvador.
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