ABOUT CAT ISLAND
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.
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 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.
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)