Marquesas Islands , French Polynesia

Marquesas Islands is a group of volcanic islands in French Polynesia. One of the five administrative divisions of the French Polynesia, it covers 1,049 sq km (405 sq mi) and has a population of some 8,600 people (2011 estimate). The administrative capital of the Marquesas Islands is Taiohae, located on the island of Nuku Hiva. […]

Mayaguana, Bahamas

Mayaguana is the easternmost island of the Bahamas. It is located 560 km south of Nassau and is considered half way between South Florida and Puerto Rico. The name Mayaguana is said to be of Lucayan origin. It is one of the few islands of the Bahamas that have retained their original native name. It […]

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.