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Island HoppInn

Fernandez Bay, Cat Island
Island HoppInn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A taste of real island life! Two buildings on one property- one for the main house/owner, and a separate duplex. we rented the duplex (adjoining room for the kids) and felt it was perfect for us. Go when the owner is there. She is your ambassador to the island. She is also a fantastic cook. Her coconut toast is to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

We flew in for a few day trip. No reservations had been made.... And we were blessed to end up with Cathleen at Island HoppInn! Blown Away!!! As a seasoned traveler, her personal attention and the property itself was the best of the best, the crême de la crême! Absolutely going back.. And it cannot be too soon! Thank you... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We unfortunately only had two nights to stay at Island HoppInn but wish we had more. The hotel owner and host, Catherine, made us feel like visiting family. We were visiting Cat Island as part of a multi-island trip on our honeymoon. Catherine prepared a rum cake for us in the shape of a castle on our arrival. During our... More 

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Cathleen P, General Manager at Island HoppInn, responded to this review

How fun your visit was! We enjoyed a lot in the two nights you were here! Watching, dancing and trying to 'scrape the saw' to Rake 'n Scrape island music was entertaining! Then, dancing at the club until wee hours of the morning was great! So glad you chose to stay with us for a memorable honeymoon, and shared such... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My wife and I along with our two children (12 and 15) spent a week over Christmas with Cathleen and her daughter Alyssa. I can honestly say it was absolutely the most relaxing and beautiful vacation we have every taken. We stayed in the two attached suites separate from the main house. Each suite has its own fridge, toaster oven,... More 

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Cathleen P, Manager at Island HoppInn, responded to this review

Mark I am most appreciative of you sharing your glorious review! We appreciate you choosing to stay with us, and we thoroughly enjoyed catering to you and sharing all the experiences with you and your great family!! We feel a great bond with you all ;-) Sharing Marky's fantastic bird photographs and knowledge were an amazing treat for us to... More 

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We needed at least a week here, even better a month! The bay is absolutely stunning. Breakfast outside every morning with that view....heaven! What an amazing location! I was pleasantly surprised at the good quality snorkeling along the rocks wrapping around the bay. Healthy coral, pretty tropical fish, outstanding visibility and very warm water. The mangrove marsh on the left... More 

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Cathleen P, Manager at Island HoppInn, responded to this review

Thanks Sheila & Gary for your detailed positive experiences and high compliments! ;-) Greatly appreciate it! We loved sharing all the wonderful beauty of Island HoppInn, the amazing Ocean and beach we are blessed to be on, and lovely Cat Island! More 

Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I spent the first week of May on Cat Island at the Island Hopp Inn. What a great place to unwind and experience the best of island life. We stayed in the deluxe suite which was very spacious and just steps from the fantastic Fernandez Bay beach. Cathleen and Alyssa were such perfect hostesses, and we loved... More 

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Cathleen P, Manager at Island HoppInn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your high recommendation! We loved preparing tasty meals and catering to you! ;-) The Rake 'n Scrape dinner night was so fun - you were a great saw scraper!! It was wonderful that you had lots of warm experiences to share, while exploring Cat Island's uniquely remote and friendly bit of tropical paradise. Looking forward... More 

Cicero
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had a very relaxing stay at Island HoppInn! Beautiful, beautiful beaches and water. Very remote, quaint island. If you are casual beach types this is a great place to spend a week or so. Rented a car for 2 days to see the island. Hermitage is a must see! Beaches on the other side of the island are amazing.... More 

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Cathleen P, Manager at Island HoppInn, responded to this review

Thank you for experiencing and enjoying Island HoppInn and friendly Cat Island, as much as we enjoyed meeting and spending time with you! Greatly appreciate your great review and sharing your experience! Look forward to your return! ;-) More 

New Market, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Our family stayed here for 4 days and truely enjoyed the entire time we were there. The accomodations were beyond what we expected and the beach was beautiful. We spent most of our time snorkling, walking the beach, kayaking, paddleboarding and napping. We did take one day and rent a car to explore the island which was a lot of... More 

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Cathleen P, Manager at Island HoppInn, responded to this review

Very happy Island HoppInn was able to accommodate your family on short notice, while aiding a recently closed resort. Very glad we exceeded your expectations! Thank you for writing this complimentary review! Look forward to your planned visit to Island HoppInn next time ;-) More 

Mount Carmel, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Met Cathleen on airplane coming back from a business trip. Cathleen shared with me about the Island Hoppinn. Never had been there and took a chance from her recommendation. It was better than I could have expected. Total relaxation and never checked email or phone. Just relaxed, went snorkling, took canoe up mangroves, sat on porch and read, took beach... More 

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Cathleen P, Manager at Island HoppInn, responded to this review

What an awesome surprise anniversary trip, and birthday you planned for your wife! Amazing that it started when we met on a flight! Loved catering to and celebrating with you! Look forward to your next visit! :-) More 

Hobbs, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My husband and I had never been out of the country and decided to venture to the Bahamas, we had the most amazing experience at Island Hoppinn with Cathleen and Alyssa as our hostess's. Beautiful location with snorkeling opportunities, we went to the mangroves twice, once you enter if you stay to the far right you will end up on... More 

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Cathleen P, Manager at Island HoppInn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, and all the great pictures! We all had so much fun! Looking very forward to your return visit - hopefully soon!! :-) More 

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