Great Inagua

Great Inagua

Great Inagua is the third largest island in the Bahama archipelago. The name apparently originates from the Spanish meaning “water is found here”. Great Inagua is 600 square miles and is home to an abundance of wildlife. The island is known for its endemic species, especially in plants and reptiles. However, the giant lake that spans most of the island, lake Rosa, is home to bird life than anywhere in the Bahamas and is known as an Important Bird Area (IBA). Like many of these southern islands, salt farming is an important industry and this is certainly true for Great Inagua.