There’s a retro space-age feel to this abandoned observation tower in the Bahamas, which until the late ’90s was part of Coral Island Nassau. Famous for its underwater observatory, the park opened in 1987 as a beach resort and aquarium. It was sold to the owners of the Marriot Nassau Beach Hotel in 1995 and today operates under the banner of Silver Cay. But the former observation tower, which stands on an artificial island, remains disused and cut off from the mainland.
The abandoned structure is now a widely-recognised landmark that still captures the attention of park visitors, even though they can no longer reach it. The former Coral Island Nassau observation tower was badly damaged in 1999 by Hurricane Floyd, and the pier that once connected it to Nassau has now collapsed. Coral World International sold the park to the Marriott Nassau Beach Hotel in 1995. It was renamed ‘Silver Cay’. When the massive Hurricane Floyd hit in 1999, it caused great and severe damage all across the Bahamas and East Coast of the US and caused the closure of the marine park. We prepared stunning photos of Observation Tower at Coral Island, Nassau, Bahamas.