San Salvador Island is set on the Atlantic side of the Bahamas and is about 200 miles southeast of Nassau. Its only 12 miles long by 5 miles wide, this island has miles of secluded powder white beaches with turquoise blue waters. It mostly has dune ridges, sparkling lakes which make up about half of the interior of the island, its surrounded by reefs that protect the island.
On this island you feel like you’ve stepped back in time, travel back and discover archaeological evidence of the Lucayan Indians, its been recognized, with much debate, that it was Christopher Columbus first landfall in the New World in 1492!
San Salvador’s smaller and more remote sister island, Rum Cay, is located 20 miles southwest. It is a relatively flat island with a few rolling hills, the highest of which reaches an altitude of about 120 feet.
Rum Cay was a former pirates haven with its deep reefs and drop-offs. In the north there are caves containing drawings, carvings and artifacts, believed to be from the Arawak Indians! Yes this is the the little island with some history!
The name Rum Cay is believed to have acquired its modern name from a shipwrecked cargo of rum!!
“So for any couple that likes a little history, secluded beaches, beautiful clear water and some island hopping, check this area out, we think you will fall in love all over again.”
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