The spot where Christopher Columbus supposedly set foot in the New World is roughly 12 miles long and 6 miles wide. After Andros, it’s probably the most water-logged island in the Bahamas, with lakes of all sizes dotting the landscape. SCUBA diving and snorkelling here are exceptional. The center for all this activity is the Riding Rock Inn near Cockburn Town. It is also the official port of entry and maintains marina facilities.