Mangrove Wetland

You will immediately notice the natural Mangrove Wetland once you walk through the Welcome Centre. 

This spectacular feature is enhanced with a man-made waterfall on one side and a quiescent coconut grove on the other. This is a great spot to watch wildlife as hummingbirds get busy extracting the nector from the feeders under the coconuts and many water fowl can be seen using the pond. But the wetland is also home to the endemic Cat Island Slider that is easily seen sun bathing on the rocks.

Another interesting feature of this wetland are the natural sink holes in the rock. These holes are directly connected to the sea, evidenced by the water inside rising and falling daily along with the tides. 

Browse the plants found in this area below.


Five Finger Tabebuia bahamensis
Rufous Orchid Encyclia rufa
Coconut Palm Cocos nucifera
Pigeon Plum Coccoloba diversifolia
Lignum Vitae Guaiacum sanctum
Whisk Broom Psilotum nudum
Golden Creeper Ernodea littoralis
Southern Shield Fern Thelypteris kunthii
White Head Rhyncospora floridensis
Giant Fern Acrostichum danaeifolium
Tropical Fimbry Fimbristylis cymosa
Pink Rain Lily Zephryanthes rosea
Yellow Rain Lily Zephryanthes citrina
Porter Weed Phyla nodiflora
White Rain Lily Zephryanthes puertoricensis
Rusty Sedge Fimbristylis ferruginea
Large Cyperus Cyperus ligalaris
Capitate Spike Rush Eleocharis geniculata
Waterhyssop Bacopa monnieri
Capitate Spike Rush Eleocharis caribaea
Buccaneer Palm Pseudophoenix sargentii
Wild Tamarind Lysiloma latisilliquum
Horse Bush Gundlachia corymbosa
Coonti Zamia pumila
Sea Oats Uniola paniculata
Black Ink Berry Scaevola plumieri
Bay Lily Hymenocallis arenicola
Shanks Salmea petrobioides
Spike Grass Uniola virgata
Buttonwood Conocarpus erectus
Mosquito Bush Strumpfia maritima
Bay Lavender Argusia gnaphalodes
Wild Thyme Rhachicallis americana
Silver Top Palm Coccothrinax argentata
Gum Elemi Bursera simaruba
Ming Tree Bucida spinosa
Spanish Stopper Eugenia foetida