Located in Lewis Yard, a small settlement located about fifteen minutes outside of Freeport, this small crescent shaped pool is surrounded by a lush greenery of ferns, almond, Poinciana trees, Yellow Elder flowers and palms. It seems the perfect spot for fairies, gnomes and mermaids alike.
Mermaid Pond sits about one thousand feet inland from the ocean and you can observe the water moving in the pond about an hour before and after the tides change. The ocean water which feeds this pool is filtered through earth and limestone rock that produces a cool fresh water reservoir.
Even though the water looks green due to the algae and moss that grow along the edge of the pond, if you were to dip a glass into it, the water would be crystal clear. In fact, residents of Lewis Yard and the nearby settlements used to obtain their drinking water from Mermaid Pond before the infrastructure for water pipes was in place.
Named a Heritage Site, this small landmark is worth seeing on your exploration of Grand Bahama’s less “touristy” areas. Enjoy a cool beverage as you sit on one of the shaded rocks. Make sure your camera is handy, who knows what you may see.