Attractions on San Salvador

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Noted as one of the destinations in the Caribbean where Christopher Columbus may have first made land fall in the New World, San Salvador is today a place where tourists travel to escape their busy lives back home more so than anything else.  While exploring the island is encouraged, there aren't very many specific sites to look out for. 


Grotto Beach

There are several beaches to choose from on the island. If you enjoy having lots of space around you, you are likely to be rewarded, since several of the beaches are fairly secluded and lightly used. You can click on the beach names for a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

Snow Bay Beach: Snow Bay Beach is located near the entrance to Pigeon Creek.

Attractions Map

A second place for beach-goers to consider is Long Bay Beach. Long Bay Beach is located off Queen's Highway.

North Victoria Hill Beach: Gem colored waters that are almost unbelievably blue wash up onto the white sand beach of North Victoria Hill.

The island is home to quite a few other beaches. To get more information on beaches available, click here.


In case you enjoy expanding your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your time on San Salvador.

The chart directly below offers more information on a museum you might enjoy on San Salvador.

Museums On San Salvador
Name Phone Location Island
New World Museum (242) 323-3182 0.3 mi. Northwest of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island

Historical Sites

If you like to learn about the history of a foreign place, you might want to visit a historical site during your stay.

One popular destination is Mexico Olympics Monument. It is located on San Salvador. The Mexico Olympics Monument was built in 1968 to house the Olympic Flame that was traveling to Mexico City from Greece. After the flame left, the Bahamas kept the structure as a monument of the Olympics.

Historic Sites On San Salvador
Name Type Phone Location Island
Mexico Olympics Monument Historical Site -- 2.8 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers can explore some other intriguing places worth visiting on San Salvador.

The following chart has more information on the other kinds of places of interest to vacationers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On San Salvador
Name Type Location
Christopher Columbus Monument Monument 3.4 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town
Dixon Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.8 mi. Northeast of Central Cockburn Town
New World Museum Tourist Attraction 0.3 mi. Northwest of Central Cockburn Town

Land Formations

Another idea is to go see some of the more interesting area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on San Salvador can be seen in the table below.

Land Formations On San Salvador
Name Type Location
Granny Lake Lake Central San Salvador
Great Lake Lake Central San Salvador
Little Lake Lake 4.2 mi. Northeast of Central Cockburn Town
Storr's Lake Lake 5.1 mi. East of Central Cockburn Town
Stout's Lake Lake 4.7 mi. Southeast of Central Cockburn Town

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