The people of Cat Island are friendly and welcoming. There are many fun, local guides who will be happy to show you around the island, take you diving, or show you the island’s infamous blue holes.
Cat Island’s blue holes are beautiful natural pools that connect with the ocean through underground, limestone tunnels. Some of the locals think that there are sea monsters living in the blue holes. Boiling Hole is named for the bubbles and whirlpools caused by the ocean tides ebbing and flowing into it. Then, there’s Mermaid Hole, which is supposedly the home to you guessed it… a mermaid!Big Blue Hole is perhaps the most ominous of all, because it’s other name is “Horse Eating Hole!”
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 main settlements are Arthur’s Town, Orange Creek, and Port Howe. The highest point in the Bahamas is only 206 feet, and it’s on top of Mount Alvernia in Cat Island Bahamas. Father Jerome, an architect and Roman Catholic priest, built a medieval style monastery on top of Mount Alvernia. He lived in The Hermitage until his death in 1956. His body now lies in a cave on Mount Alvernia.
Cat Island’s lovely untouched beaches, forests, and coral reefs promise an unequaled experience in natural beauty. Prolific sealife ensures amazing diving and snorkeling. And how does a ten mile stretch of blissfully, pink sand appropriately called, “Fine Beach”,sound to you? Ahhh, paradise.
Stay in a remote and rustic village setting and relax under thatched-roof tiki bars, make your vacation home a cottage right on the pink sand beach or select a fishing marina that caters to anglers on a quest for a big-game catch. Whatever you choose, there’s something to do and see on Cat Island, Bahamas. Of course, you may choose to do absolutely nothing at all.
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