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“The Bahamas, pure and simple” 5 of 5 stars
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Fernandez Bay Village
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Cat Island
Certificate of Excellence
Columbia, Missouri
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Bahamas, pure and simple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is, by far, the best of the Bahamas-- not luxury resorts stealing the show, but an enhancement of the natural beauty and rhythm and friendliness that is unique to the Bahamas. There were other guests at the Bay, but Jason, Tameron, Tony, and Pam made us feel like we were the only people on the island. Honor system at the bar, all-you-can-eat buffets, and endless snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, and sunbathing. If we get a chance to go back to the Bahamas, we will go back to Fernandez Bay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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4 Thank Mark B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was our second trip to Cat Island and Fernandez Bay Village. I just booked for our third visit. I can't imagine vacationing anywhere else now that we've found this place. FBV and the people of Cat Island treat us like family. The resort is beautiful, the people that work there are amazing, and it's easier to get to than you might think. All you need to do is relax and let them take care of you!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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west creek,nj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We came here for our honeymoon, most perfect place. I am at a loss for words for how great this place is. Beautiful beach, the best food you'll ever eat! and the friendliest of people. I can't wait to go back!
If you have a free day rent a car and go explore the island,its a lot of fun just to drive around and see everything. Make sure you get over to the hermitage it is a really beautiful site. After that we went to shannas cove for pizza at the north end, and the we just drove around. The locals are nice, make sure you wave to everybody.
FBV was the best thing going, you could just sit back relax, go snorkeling, climb to the jumping rocks,kayak, they really have a lot to offer. If your looking for something to do go ask the front desk they have plenty of ideas to peak your interest.
Thank you FBV you guys were the best and so welcoming! We didn't want to leave!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Nicole F
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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We've been to Cat several times as it has some of the best beaches in the world (no exaggeration) and we've stayed at various locations.
FBV is just minutes away from New Bight airport and FBV will pick you up so it's very convenient.
There's a reason why generations of families keep coming back to FBV.
If you want to stay on Fernandez Bay this is the place to do so. Don't be fooled by other hotels on the same beach. FBV is CLEAN -- clean sheets, clean rooms, clean bathrooms, clean Tiki bar -- everything is very well maintained and beautiful. If you book here, you will not be disappointed! Rest assured that you get exactly what you see on the photos - no bad surprises - it's wonderful!! Love the outdoor showers!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Fairfax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

FBV is one of the most friendly, relaxing and beautiful places we have experience (and we travel a lot!)

We have already booked for next year and we are so looking forward to be back and maybe organize a special event in the future!

Thank you again for making our vacation special!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Micaela R
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West Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Quintessential Bahamas! We have visited several locations in the out islands in the Bahamas, this is the best! Will definitely go back! The setting is just spectacular, secluded bay, gorgeous water, great beach! If you are looking for luxury accommodations, all inclusive resort, fine dining restaurants, this may not be the place for you. But if you are looking for a completely authentic relaxing experience this is the place for you! We stayed in the Sandollar Villa, perfect for a family. Nice living area, separate master bedroom, and sleeping loft upstairs for kids. Open air showers/bathroom, so charming! Comfortable beds! Awesome outdoor patio right on the ocean! Food was great, breakfast is served buffet style, lunch is a la carte, and dinner is also served buffet style, but we were very happy with all of our meals, the lobster was superb!. The bar is outdoors and is an honor bar where you serve yourself, we loved it! The staff are all excellent, very attentive, and treat everyone like family. The resort is family owned and operated for many years and it shows! You must go on a fishing or snorkeling excursion, and try the paddleboarding! I would recommend bringing your own snorkel gear. Just can't say enough great things about this resort, our kids ask us weekly when we are going back!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Cara R
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South Salem, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

FBV is with out a doubt the best, most relaxing venue in the Bahamas. Family owned and operated for years, FBV just keeps on getting better and better. Oh yes, the food, the service in support of the restsurant and cottages is supreme. Lobster night is beyond description! You must meet Donna.....

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Fernandez Bay Village
Address: Fernandez Bay | New Bight, Cat Island
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Cat Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Cat Island
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cat Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fernandez Bay Village 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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