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Island HoppInn

Fernandez Bay, Cat Island
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Island HoppInn
Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Cat Island
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
1 review
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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Pittsburgh, PA
2 reviews
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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
1 review
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
1 review
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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

new york
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Our family stayed at the Island Hoppinn for eight days. It was truly a wonderful unique experience. Cathy and Alyssa were great hosts. Alyssa is a great paddle board teacher. The inn is small and charming. It was a great find! The beach was the most beautiful serene place we have ever been.We kayaked,snorkeled and paddle boarded in the cove.It... More

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

Thank you very much for your high recommendation and great review! We greatly appreciate it, and your family visit! ;-) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The island was beautiful, relaxing, and safe. The rooms were clean and comfortable. It was like having our own little cottage right on the beach... the sound of the ocean lulled us to sleep every night. There are barely any other people around so it feels very private. Cathy and Alyssa were the perfect hosts, very accommodating and always went... More

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

We are so happy you enjoyed our bit of tropical paradise, and shared your compliments with this review! THANK YOU! You are like family now, and have your beachfront 'home-away-from-home' to return to! More

Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My husband and our daughter, plus her fiance, and I flew into Cat Island and there were Cathleen and her lovely daughter, Alyssa, waiting to pick us up at the airport. They weren't even sure we were going to make it that evening. However, not waiting for a call or email, she heard our plane fly overhead and came out... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to fully describe, and the many compliments for your stay! 'No-see-ums' can, at sunset on a windless night, be a factor to some people. Island HoppInn provides spray to prevent bites, and Benadryl sticks for relief to stop the itch from a bite. More

Fort Worth
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

The owner is all about you enjoying your vacation and experiencing what you desire while there. Everybody there is so friendly and helpful. There is not a more beautiful setting!! Location is wonderful !! Obviously, I highly recommend Island hoppInn.

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

Thank you! It was great spending time with you and your daughters! We loved sharing all your daily shelling treasures! Hope to see you back soon-after the beaches replenish! ;-) More

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Additional Information about Island HoppInn

Address: Fernandez Bay, Cat Island
Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Cat Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Island HoppInn Cat Island, Bahamas
Island Hoppinn Hotel Cat

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Hotel Style
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cat Island
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Island HoppIn is thrilled to be named in Frommer's "World's 10 Best Beachfront Resorts" article in 2011! Relax in a cozy, private suite on the white sand of Fernandez Bay, embracing the crystal clear ocean. Island HoppInn is a small, intimate resort with lots of warmth and charm. Escape your daily routine on our secluded beach. Enjoy thrilling fishing charters, or napping in an Oceanside hammock - the activity level is your choice. Enjoy modern conveniences: Satellite TV, wireless internet, Island HoppInn's exclusive weather reports and live beach cam! Island HoppInn enjoys catering to your desires to ensure a wonderful Island experience. Arrive as new guests, and quickly feel the comforting warmth of friendship as you visit your new tropical “home away from home”! ... more   less 
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