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The Hermitage

Address: Cat Island
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Cat Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a panoramic view of Cat...
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Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a panoramic view of Cat Island.
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Hanna, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Beautiful location on the highest spot in the Bahamas. Looks huge from far away, but it is actually very tiny. Adventure hiking up to top along the stations of the cross. Interesting history.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Bring good hiking shoes (well, regular sneakers are fine, but not flip flops), sunscreen, and a camera!

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I views at the top of Mt. Alvernia, The Hermitage are like none other. I recommend you take a bottle of water and view a pair of good solid shoes/sandals.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It's a very small place, but you can see it from miles away on the highest point in the Bahamas, shining white in the sun. It's very secluded. From the small parking lot you can walk up one of two ways: the dirt service road which is an easy walk, or the steep climb up the rock-hewn steps that the... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I decided I wanted to start high pointing the Caribbean. So during family vacation to Atlantis I snuck off to airport flew to Cat Island and hiked this "mountain". Nice little relaxing hike didn't see a soul. Read a novel and had a cigar on top. Flew back in afternoon after lunch and beach as well.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Take the hike up to the Hermitage and see the meditation place built by Father Jerome. It is beautiful.

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Dumont, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Now here is place that must be visited. It's a bit steep of a climb but when you reach the top you just can imagine just how that man lived up there.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

it's very interesting to walk up and see everything that's there but it was so hot and humid we were dying to get back to the a/c! Take water!!

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Boulder, CO
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It was a fun outing with the family. It is a ten minute "hike" up to the church. There are some nice views. Bring water.

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