Cat Island Bahamas
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Cat Island Bahamas is yet to be discovered. In the meantime is unspoiled and untainted by mass tourism. It is located about 200 Km or 130 miles southeast of Nassau Bahamas. New Bight Airport and Arthur's Town Airport serve the island.

Cat Island features the best of Bahamas Beaches

Cat Island features the best of Bahamas Beaches

An undiscovered island

It is a fish-hook shaped island 77 Km or 48 miles long by 6.5 Km of 4 miles wide at its widest point.

The island is surrounded by uninhabited cays and the beaches feature hidden coves, coral reefs and blue holes for the delights of visitors.

Beginners in the field of Scuba Diving and Snorkeling will find friendly professionals to help them get started and enjoy the sunken shipwrecks, the coves and the surrounding ocean floor.

Inland there are many remains of slave huts dating back to the 18th century and also caves with signs of the presence of the Arawaks on the island.

The main settlements are Arthur's Town (childhood home of Sidney Poitier), Orange Creek, and Port Howe. Cat Island was also the birthplace of famed Bahamian musician Tony McKay, better known as Exuma.

Cat Island Bahamas

Satellite view of Cat Island Bahamas

Satellite view of Cat Island in the Bahamas

First Settlers

The first settlers were the Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution around 1783. The name of the island, although not proved, was given for Arthur Catt, a pirate or some say for the feral cats that once inhabited the island.

Mount Alvernia

This is the highest point of the country of the Bahamas and it is located here. You may visit the ruins of the Hermitage Monastery built and hand carved from solid rock by Franciscan "Brother Jerome" alias John Cyril Hawes, who came to the island in the 1930’s.

For more information go to Bahamas Tourism

Fernandez Bay Village BahamasOne of Bahamas Resorts in Cat Island

Fernandez Bay Village Bahamas One of Bahamas Resorts in Cat Island

A visit to Cat Island will be an unforgettable experience. If you like deep sea fishing this is the right place to be. Perhaps you like Scuba Diving, the reefs surrounding the island are full with an immense marine life.

But above all this the peace and quiet you breath on this island is "Priceless"

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The resorts images are courtesy of the resorts mentioned.

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