On the island's southeastern side, Lac is a large inland bay that provides a critical habitat for green turtles, queen conchs – and windsurfers. Indeed, this is one of the world’s premier destinations for riding the wind, thanks to steady trade winds and warm, shallow waters.
The northern side of Lac Bay is sheltered by mangrove forests, where wetland birds breed and reef creatures mature (which explains why the mangrove is sometimes called a 'coral reef nursery'). It's a gem for paddlers and snorkelers, who can spot young fish, sea stars and sponges in the crystal clear waters. The Kaminda Lac – around the northern side of the bay – is a picturesque drive (and a popular cycling route) with views of dense mangroves and flocks of flamingos.