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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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Beautiful View

This was an amazing location. The view was awesome and the history of the location is interesting. It is a hike so be prepared.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Scooby0529
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Tallahassee, FL
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Tallahassee, FL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing location. The view was awesome and the history of the location is interesting. It is a hike so be prepared.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

its was a special place with history and love ,dedication of a human for his fellow banking. we liked it all ,special story here. a piece of dreams and what if's

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The views were terrific, almost didn't go, but glad we didn't miss it! The hike wasn't bad but make sure you wear good shoes as it's very rocky.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is the highest point in the Bahamas at 206ft above sea level, and it's a quick walk. Really neat architecture resembling a miniature church that was actual used. Stations of the cross hand carved in the rocks and sides of the hill on the walk up that are amazing. And Olive's bakery is just around the corner, great breads... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

You park at almost sea level and then hike up the 206 feet through forested and rocky pathways. There are some very steep stairs to climb and some of the rocks are very loose. When you reach the top you realize that the layout is in 3/4 scale and everything is usable, just smaller than it should be. It was... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Cat is wonderfully removed from hassle, enjoy relaxation, appreciated down time and don't take too many clothes, no where to worry about being dressed up.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The hermitage offers good views of Cat Island. The hike is only about 5-10 minutes, so don't be discouraged. You won't regret it!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's a short climb up to the highest elevation in the Bahamas and well worth it. I suggest you take the steep route, past the stations of the cross, on the way up, and then take the longer but more gentle trail on the way down.

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Arkansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We rented a car from Tailwinds and drove down to see the hermitage. It is about a mile off the main road on Cat Island. It is the highest point in the Bahamas, and it has an awesome view! We traveled up to see the markers on the path to the cross; it is steep, but you can go slow... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A nice bike ride, then climbed the steps to see it up close. You can go inside and imagine what each room was used for. It seems to be maintained but I would not trust some of the wooden floors. Highest point in the Bahamias, Beautiful Views.

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