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 side of the bay is incredible. Lots of baby fish and baby nurse sharks (harmless), sandbars where you can laze in 95ish degree water. Good hiking along the hillside and rocks at the mouth of the bay, gorgeous untouched beaches just around the corner outside the bay that you can have all to yourself. A short hike up a rocky hill on the right side of the bay is a perfect sunset viewing spot.
Cathleen is a gracious and generous hostess. She obviously loves the island and seems to genuinely enjoy sharing it with guests. She gave us a nice intro tour on the first morning. She is an amazing cook and went out of her way to accommodate some specific food requests. Impressive, since resources are limited on this beautiful, rustic island.
The Cat Island residents are lovely. Always sweet, smiling, welcoming, helpful. I drove a rental car and went snorkeling on a very remote beach by myself and felt completely safe.
The Inn is a little paradise. Very comfortable. The outdoor shower is great for rinsing out beach clothes and snorkel gear, lots of towel rack space to hang dry your clothes. The honor bar system is very convenient...just grab what you want from the outdoor kitchen refrigerator and add it to your tab. Although it is so nice to unplug, there is wireless internet if you must. Plenty of beach toys available. We kayaked every day. One evening we paddled out to watch sunset offshore. And the night stars....wow.
If you appreciate peaceful, pristine natural beauty with minimal human foot print and do not require a pool or a cruise director, this is perfect for you!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Island HoppInn Cat Island, Bahamas
- Island Hoppinn Hotel Cat