Called cat, this island actually looks more like a narrow boot, a bit like Italy, but much thinner and with a flat heel. As well as being known for its beaches, Cat Island boasts the Bahama's highest mountain, 206ft, Mount Alvernia - which is topped by one of the world's most scenic monasteries. The best places to stay on Cat Island are the small collection of beachfront hideaways - this is a great place to come to escape and relax.
Aside from taking a quick trip up the mountain (which is well worth the effort to see the beautiful, hand-made hermitage), Cat Island's highlights are:
Our pick of the best places to stay in Cat Island is a pretty beachfront affair that won't break the bank.
Pretty beachfront hotel. Rooms are spread across the gardens, and interiors are decorated with princess-net beds, bamboo furniture and patios. Outdoor pool, direct beach access and games room. Restaurant serving local cuisine and beach front bar. Secluded, idyllic and good value.