Cat Island, Bahamas pictured by NASA 
Untainted by tourism, there is much to be discovered on Cat Island. About 130 miles southeast of Nassau and Paradise Island near the Tropic of Cancer lies Cat Island. Explore uninhabited cays and hidden coves, attend a regatta, snorkel the nearby reefs, take a guided fishing expedition or hike a historic trail. Cat Island provides a year-round tropical beach vacation adventure.
Divers like the coral reefs and blue holes, walls, caves and shipwrecks. Shark dives, dolphins and stingrays are all part of the experience. While veteran divers know their way around the ocean floor, guides always are around to help beginners experience life under the sea.
Cat Island, Bahamas, is a fishhook-shaped island only 48 miles long and four miles across at the widest part. Yet, it offers plenty to do and see. Cotton plantation ruins are scattered around the island. The remains of slave huts dating back to the 1700s and Arawak Indian caves can be explored. Cat Island also prides itself on producing The Bahamas’ finest rake ’n scrape music and holds an annual festival dedicated to it.
The Hermitage on Mount Alvernia.Deveaux Mansion located in South Cat Island.The highest in all the land Mount Alvernia atop Como Hill is the highest elevation in the country at 206 feet above sea level. The hill served as the hermitage of Father Jerome Hawes, who settled on the island in 1939, where he built a miniature monastery and hand-carved steps out of solid rock.
wild island flowers . paradisegreg-johnston-buildings-from-an-old-settlement-on-the-shore-cat-island-bahamasMatt at the Hermitage at sunrise. A Beautiful place to see the sun come up from the Atlantic.     Named after the pirate Arthur Catt, much of the island has not been developed, which provides a unique vacation for those who want to get away in a private, relaxing, laid-back environment. Of course, the pink beaches are popular, but so are the world-class diving adventures, snorkeling and fishing. With 50 miles of rolling hills and miles of nature trails, you truly can experience a Bahamas island in its native setting.
In the Caribbean even the winters are a comfortable 60 degrees, while in the summertime, temperatures linger around the mid-80s with a gentle breeze from the ocean. (current weather on Cat Island, Bahamas)
Old Bight Beach. One of our favorite beaches on the island. 
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Bahamas With Kids Cat Island - The Hermitage
Explore one of the most unique buildings in the Bahamas - The Hermitage - perched on the Bahamas highest point - 206 feet. Travel With Kids Bahamas explores Cat Island, Nassau and Grand Bahama. The He...