Riding Rock Resort and Marina
Riding Rock Resort and Marina
Perched on a pinnacle and washed by warm breezes and clear azure waters, San Salvador is home to Riding Rock Resort and Marina. Family built, owned and operated since the 1960’s, the property was custom designed for the comfort and convenience of SCUBA divers and water enthusiasts. Riding Rock Resort and Marina is only one of two resorts on the island and offers all inclusive and custom SCUBA dive packages in the Bahamas.
Guests staying at the resort have their choice of two room categories, all with adjoining doors, making it convenient for families and groups traveling together. Standard Pool View rooms overlook the pool area and Deluxe Ocean front rooms all offer spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. All rooms are air conditioned and offer cable TV, telephone, private bath, porch or balcony, outside drying hooks, tile floors, and daily housekeeping. Beach towels are available at the resort laundry facility or at the dive shop. In addition to the standard room amenities, Deluxe Ocean Front rooms have a mini fridge, ocean view, patio with a writing table and chairs. The resort also features a freshwater swimming pool and access to a breathtaking white sand beach.
Guests are afforded a “land based liveaboard” experience, with the dive shop and marina conveniently located steps from Riding Rock Resort. The marina is also home to the restaurant and lounge, making this a popular destination for after dive activities and mingling with the sport fisherman passing through.
Boat rides are short, seas are rarely rough, and the visibility can easily reach 100 feet and beyond! San Salvador is well known to those SCUBA divers with a passion for wall diving and with over 50 dive sites located on the lee side, they are spoiled for choice. Most of the diving will take place along the wall, allowing the possibility to go deep, while those who need to stick to a shallower profile still have the option to cruise along the top of the reef around 40ft. Whichever profile you prefer, divers are treated to a variety of marine life and shark lovers may spot numerous species of sharks. Scalloped Hammerheads tend to be favored and SCUBA divers have their best chance at spotting them in the cooler winter months.
Guanahani Divers is located on Riding Rock Resort and offers gear rental and equipment storage. Their two boats each accommodate 20 divers and feature sun decks, camera water rinse barrel, large swim platform with ladder, seated tank racks, bottled drinking water, ice chest with fresh fruit and well-maintained safety gear. Guananhani Divers enjoy nothing more than showing why they are some of the best. These seasoned professionals with a “can-do” attitude, are dedicated to ensuring that you have a safe and enjoyable dive vacation.
Riding Rock Resort and Marina is located on the island of San Salvador, Bahamas just 360 miles southeast of Miami, Florida. This Bahamas dive resort is accessible by scheduled and charter air flights direct to a modern 4,400 foot paved airstrip and is only one of two properties on the island. San Salvador, also known as Columbus Isle, is just twelve miles long by five miles wide and home to approximately 950 residents.