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“DO NOT MISS!”
Review of The Hermitage

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Owner description: A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a panoramic view of Cat Island.
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“DO NOT MISS!”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

walking up the mountain was fun because their are the stations of the cross carved our of stone on the way up (each step was hand carved out of the stone.) the veiw once you reached the top was breathtaking. just an amazing experience

Visited April 2013
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Alberta
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Intriguing!”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

My visit to the Hermitage was lovely. It was nice to see it up close and personal after viewing so many pictures online. The architecture is something to be admired, and the story behind it is also quite interesting. The view is obviously the best on the island, and possibly in the whole Bahamas! The hike was not strenuous and it was a nice excursion that did not take up lots of our day. The pictures do not do it justice and I’d highly recommend this as a nice day activity.

Visited April 2013
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Westerville, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Must see”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Such a beautiful place with all the stations. There is a guest book in the chapel to sign. There are steps or a dirt road to reach the top. We took the steps up but the road down as they are steep.

Visited April 2013
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Most Famous Landmark on Cat Island”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

There are many historical landmarks on Cat Island. Several are yet to be excavated. The Hermitage is the most famous and distinctive. In fact it is one of the best in all the Bahamas. I have walked up and taken many people to the Hermitage many times over the last 8 years. It is very accessible with a paved road leading up to the base of where it was built on top of Mount Alvernia being the highest elevation of all the Bahamas. So its a two for one experience.
There are two ways to get to the top. A cleared pathway can be taken that is a longer distance but less treacherous then the scenic stairway path. Good walking shoes are important and your camera is a must. Coordinate your visit so you can have lunch or dinner at the waterfront cafe Blue Bird which is a minute down the main road from where the turn is to the Hermitage. You have not experienced Cat Island without both a visit to the Hermitage and a bite at the Blue Bird.

Visited August 2012
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Nassau, New Providence Island
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Brisk but adventurous hike”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

It was an awesome hike to the top of Mount Alvernia but once you got up, the view was breathtaking! The Hermitage itself was once of amazement. A must see when visiting Cat Island.

Visited March 2013
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