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About Cat Island

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:

  • the 'Boiling Hole' a clear lake with odd tidal conditions which cause strange burps and bubbles, and lead to stories of this being the home of a sea monster! And which is also a great place for seeing baby sharks and stingrays;
  • the underwater caves and channels starting at the Big Blue Hole.

The best places to stay in Cat Island are great for exploring and relaxing within this Caribean paradise!

For Great Value

  • The Greenwood Beach Resort is a lushly pretty beachfront hotel with 18 tropical style rooms and plenty of charm. Secluded, idyllic and great value, this resort also has a great little restaurant serving local specialities and a friendly beach bar.

  • The Orange Creek Inn is a collection go no-frills beachfront apartments with stunning views and simple interiors. There are kitchen and dining areas plus laundry facilities and an ice machine. You also have direct beach access. Rooms start from around £70 per night.

For Families

  • Cat Island’s Fernandez Bay Village is a collection of 18 charming, beachfront cottages with characterful interiors and large, private patios. There’s also direct beach access, a restaurant serving international cuisine and a popular Tiki Bar.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay on Cat Island for you?

Best Hotels in Cat Island

  • Greenwood Beach Resort 18 rooms from $130


    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.

    Hideaway  -  8 miles of almost empty beach on the doorstep, low key atmosphere, hammocks and pool to cool off
    Diving  -  More than twelve miles of unlimited wall diving sites along the southern coast alone
    Sights nearby  -  Port Howe and Bains Town, only 10 to 30 minutes away from the resort
    Kayaking  -  Complimentary hotel kayaks
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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