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Address: Cat Island
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Description: A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a...
A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a panoramic view of Cat Island.
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hike to the hermitage

It was a great opportunity to learn some of the history of the island and Father Jerome. Very impressive what he could do from those meager living quarters. Great views and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Colorado Springs, United States
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Colorado Springs, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was a great opportunity to learn some of the history of the island and Father Jerome. Very impressive what he could do from those meager living quarters. Great views and a fun activity

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was really cool to think about this monk building this entire place himself as you walked around and explored the site.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Remarkable to think this was built by one man stone by stone. The highest point in the Bahamas, The Hermitage is a must see while on Cat Island.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you travel out of your hotel, you should really take the time to see the Hermitage. It is a little bit of a climb, but the views and buildings are worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Quite amazing what one man accomplished by himself.We have been on the island many times but this was the first time we climbed up there. Great view and worth the time.

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Halfmoon Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Fantastic views, interesting story and is on the list of must-dos! Wego every time we visit Cat Island, it is a nice spot for a picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This place is amazing! The hike to the top is very steep however I really wanted to do it. And when you get on top of Como Hill the view is AMAZING. To think that one person built the monastery is just a miracle, seeing that it looks extremely challenging. Also being on top on the hill was very windy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Waiting to get there .We bought our tickets in December . The week before that is all I can think about . As I land I am so excited and feel myself starting to relax. The drive to Greenwood is by taxi. they always send one for us too . When we arrive there is one of the owners or... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Built in the early part of the 20th century, this ruin sits atop the highest point in the Bahamas 206' above sea level. It's an easy walk up to the top and the view and ruins are fun to explore.

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Porter Corners, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Such an amazing treasure so glad we got to see it. From the first moment you see the buildings in the distance it is impressive. Such a beautiful spot to live. The amount of detail and work that went into this is unbelievable. Truly a work of art.

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Address: Cat Island
Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  Cat Island

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