San Salvador Island, Bahamas
Ranked #6 in Bahamas Tourism
San Salvador Island (also known as Watlings Island) is said to be the first land that Christopher Columbus spotted and visited during his journey to the New World.
San Salvador Island Attractions
Originally named Guanahani by the Indians, Christopher Columbus renamed it San Salvador, meaning “Holy Savior.” Full of history, this island is perfect for snorkeling, with the shallow reefs and countless types of fish waiting to be spotted. If you’re a scuba diver, you will enjoy diving in one of San Salvador’s dive sites, with visibility being approximately 150 feet.