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The Hermitage

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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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There are two paths that lead up to the Hermitage. The front path is a steep climb but worth every step. The back trail is an easy path up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Lexington Park, Maryland
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Lexington Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There are two paths that lead up to the Hermitage. The front path is a steep climb but worth every step. The back trail is an easy path up.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a nice bike ride from our resort. The Hermitage is well kept and worth the visit as the highest point and religious view.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Really neat place to stop and the highest point on the island. Read the history prior to stopping and it will make it more meaningful. If you take the first path to the right you will walk up the rocks through the stations of the cross. If you do not want to walk up the steep rocks, continue on straight... More 

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

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

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

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

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