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San Salvador, Bahamas

On the bahamian San Salvador Island life is all about sun and fun. It is believed that this island is the first piece of land spotted by Christopher Columbus during his first expedition to the Americas. An underwater monument stands today in the spot where the Pinta is rumored to have dropped anchor all those centuries ago. A number of shipwreck sites left behind by other explorers have become popular diving sites in recent years. Much like the earliest visitors to this pristine island, today’s tourists still feel a rush of excitement when they feast their eyes on the tremendous natural beauty that is found here.

Aside from a breathtaking shoreline, San Salvador features an assortment of sparkling inland lakes. With more than 50 dive sites to be enjoyed in close proximity to dazzling resorts, the island offers a mix of pampering and pulse-pounding excitement. The waters at popular East Beach are nearly always calm. Landfall Park is a popular snorkeling spot where a cross has been erected to mark the sport where Christopher Columbus is believed to have first touched land. If you’re looking for sweet seclusion, an excursion to Rum Cay is in order. Other popular attractions on San Salvador Island include Fortune Hill Plantation, Father Schreiner’s Grave, the New World Museum, Watling’s Castle and Holy Saviour Roman Catholic Church.