Properties in Redonda Antigua and BarbudaThe small rocky island of Redonda owes its name to its discoverer Christopher Columbus, who thought it to be round when his ships passed by it in 1493. It turns out to be a narrow strip of cliffs. With its hot temperature, rough grasses, and steep terrain, the island, once mined for bird droppings for fertilizer, is uninhabited by humans and the least-visited part of the country. It has only one beach reachable by boat. The rest of this volcanic remnant is accessible by helicopter. Breeding and conservation of its seabird and wild goat populations and geological observation sum up the periodic activities inland.