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.
Just five miles north east of Great Inagua, this island is the largest island in the region that is uninhabited and therefore is virtually pristine. The island is surrounded by a protective coral reef, contains hypersaline ponds, covered low lying shrubs much dominated by cacti and century plants. Little Inagua is 30 square miles and is populated only with herds of wild donkeys, goats and a wide variety of bird life.
Little Inagua National Park - Remote inaccessible and with no fresh water, Little Inagua is by far the largest uninhabited island in the Wider Caribbean. The island exists in a natural undisturbed state and the biodiversity implications and values of this are enormous. Ocean currents flow through the Bahamas from southeast to the northwest. As a result, Little Inagua is […] Union Creek Reserve - Location on Great Inagua Island, Union Creek Reserve was established in April 1965. This enclosed tidal creek and sea turtle research station lies in the northwest corner of the Inagua National Park. Union Creek encompasses an area of 4,940 acres and it is a natural habitat for green and Hawksbill turtles. Mangroves surround the creek […] Inagua National Park - Inagua National Park is located on Great Inagua, the southern-most island in The Bahamas. Established in 1963, Inagua National Park encompasses 287 square miles of raw, tropical island beauty. The Park is the site of the largest breeding colony of West Indian Flamingos in the world. This national bird of The Bahamas now numbers approximately […]