Paradise Island, Bahamas

Paradise Island is a resort island off the shore of Nassau in the Bahamas. Originally known as Hog Island, it was renamed after the Second World War, when Swedish entrepreneur Axel Wenner-Gren began to develop it. Today it has become the main resort destination in Nassau, Bahamas. More on Paradise Island Paradise Island got its […]

Tahiti , French Polynesia

Tahiti is the most populous island in French Polynesia. It covers 1,045 sq km (403.5 sq mi) and has a population of 180,000 (2011 estimate). About 69% of the population of French Polynesia live on Tahiti. The capital of French Polynesia, Papeete, is also in Tahiti, as is its only international airport, the Faa’a International […]

San Salvador, Bahamas

San Salvador is an island in the Bahamas. It was believed to be the first land sighted by Christopher Columbus on its voyage into the New World, on 12 October, 1492. A National Geographic Society revelation in 1986 concluded that the first sighting was at Samana Cay, not at San Salvador.

Haiti

Haiti is a semi-presidential republic in the Caribbean. It occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti covers 27,750 sq km (10,714 sq mi) and has a population of 9.7 million people. Its capital and largest city is Port-au-Prince. The official languages of Haiti are […]

Hiva Oa, French Polynesia

Hiva Oa is the second largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia It is the largest island of the South Marquesas group. It covers an area of 316 sq km and has a population of around 2,000 people (2011 estimate). The main town in Hiva Oa is Atuona, on the southern part of the […]