miles of pure white sand and crystal clear waters, our village of
Columbus Isle offers an unrivalled haven for scuba diving. Very
little has changed here in over 500 years since Columbus first set
foot on the powder-white shores of the "New World." There are still
few visitors, no bank, no traffic, and one tiny town. On this
untouched jewel of an island, stroll the soft sand of deserted
beaches; their translucent waters will dazzle your eyes. The only
crowds you'll encounter are underwater - turtles, dolphins,
hammerhead sharks, rays and more - swimming in the virgin coral
When you come up for air after experiencing the world's greatest
dive program, the view is just as inspiring. Columbus Isle's exotic
collection of international treasures are sprinkled here, there and
everywhere, ensconced in brightly painted Bahamian bungalows trimmed
in white gingerbread. You'll enjoy one of your finest vacations ever
at this gorgeous Finest Village.
Location: 200 miles (320km) south east of Nassau, one hour's flight
Address: Club Med - Columbus Isle, San Salvador Island,
Bahamas - Telephone: 809-331-2000 - Fax: 809-331-2458
Children welcome: No facilities or kids club.
Transfers: Airport: San Salvador (ZSA) approx. 1 mile (2
minute transfer) from village; approx. $6 one-way taxi fare.
Accommodations: 286 brightly painted bungalows with spacious
air-conditioned, double occupancy rooms decorated with handcrafts.
Each has a queen or two full beds, TV, phone, mini-fridge, personal
safes, dressing area, private bathroom with shower (tap water is
desalinated) and hair dryer, and a sea view from the private
balcony. Oceanview select rooms, and single rooms with garden view
and small closets with supplement, please enquire. Comfort Rating: *
* * * * Price Level: $ $ $
Other Facilities: Boutique,*.
Wetsuit hire for scuba diving. Beach towels, Laundry service &
washing machines,* Room service for
drinks,* Health and Beauty Packages*
a variety of massages and/or beauty treatments (facials, scrubs,
Restaurants, three Gourmet restaurants including 2 specialty
restaurants, 2 Cocktail lounges.
Water Sports; Excellent conditions for Water Sports most of
the season: Scuba diving* for beginners
and experienced divers. Diving at coral reefs, coral walls, tunnels
and caverns teeming with tropical marine life. Over 35 dive sites,
many within 300 yards (270m) of shore. Dedicated Dive Center with 3
custom-designed 45-foot (15 m) long catamaran boats. Hyperbaric
chamber on site. Specialty courses include underwater naturalist..
sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking. swimming pool, sailing,
water exercises, water skiing, May - October only
Land Sports: Tennis on 10 Har-Tru courts, 3 lighted, with
clubhouse. Modern fitness center at the Sea Center open 24 hours a
day. Aerobics, step, stretch, bike tours to the Columbus Monument
and lighthouse. Volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer and walks.
Social Activities; Evening entertainment, Nightclub, picnics,
boat rides, bocce ball, table tennis.
Other Activities and Excursion; Discover San Salvador: Join
our excursion program* to visit the
island. Tour of the island* Boat trips*
Horseback riding,* Fishing trips*
Jurassic Island* Scuba diving and
lobster lunch* Nassau (by plane*,
min 5 passengers). A
moderate fee will be charged for these activities and excursions