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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.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Cat Island is a pretty beachfront affair that won't break the bank.

    • 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.

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

    1. Browse through our list of all the best places to stay on Cat Island,
    2. expand your search to include the best places to stay in the Bahamas,
    3. or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

    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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