Our family has visited the Bahamas for more than 35 years and we thought those idyllic places had disappeared--until we found Cat Island and Fernandez Bay. Miles of beautiful beaches--all to ourselves. Like the islands we visited in the past, that slower pace, no locks on the doors, no telephones, no newspapers, but now with the convenience of cell phone coverage.
We stayed in Royal Palms Cottage, just a few steps from the beach or the club house. The cottage has a wrap around, covered porch with comfy chairs and a hammock. Just those few steps from the front door await two lounge chairs under a thatched roof umbrella on the beach.
Food is excellent, even though served buffet style, which we usually shy away from. Breakfast was a large array of fresh fruits, pastries, meats, and eggs, with the option of ordering cooked to order omelets,etc. We skipped lunch each day but wouldn't dream of skipping dinner. For that meal, there was always a seafood entree and either pork, chicken, or beef. Since we are seafood lovers, we always opted for the delicious seafood. I can't remember having lobster (prepared 3 different ways) three times in one week. Happy hour around the thatched roof outdoor honor bar begins around 7ish with local entertainment. Wonderful appetizers are served a bit later and then dinner in your choice of the airy dining room or outside overlooking the Caribbean.
Donna, at the front desk, is a dream. Want a rental car? She'll arrange it. Need directions to anything? She has them. Want a special celebration dinner? She can arrange it.
Fernandez Bay is in the perfect location on Cat Island. We rented a car for a couple of days and were able to see the entire island in that time. Don't worry about traffic, there's only one traffic roundabout. It is a fascinating island to explore and with such friendly people, there's no worry about getting lost.
Fernandez Bay has kayaks, snorkeling gear, and boats available for those who want to spend time in water adventures.
If you need a break from the busyness of a stressful lifestyle, Fernandez Bay Village is your answer.
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- Also Known As:
- Fernandez Bay Village Hotel Cat Island
- Fernandez Bay Village Cat Island, Bahamas