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The Hermitage

Cat Island
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Hike is worth the views

Fabulous adventure. Wear good hiking shoes, no flip flops or you’ll fall. Climb the hand cut stairs... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TBMARE
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Delray Beach, Florida
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Definitely worth the trip

Took an old bike 4 miles from FBV to see the Hermitage. Was actually a fun little hike up the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
worldadventurers
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Oregon, WI
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A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a panoramic view of Cat Island.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous adventure. Wear good hiking shoes, no flip flops or you’ll fall. Climb the hand cut stairs to see the stations of the cross and the beautiful tiny chapel at the top. Fabulous views!

Thank TBMARE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took an old bike 4 miles from FBV to see the Hermitage. Was actually a fun little hike up the "mountain" to it.

Thank worldadventurers
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Looks a longer hike than what it is. In three parts. First is rocky. Divides into two paths. To the left is an easy slow rise and to the right is the original Father Jerome pathway. Third part of the Father Jerome way is step...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This was a really cool site, built by hand by a hermit/monk. The stone work was interesting and the views of the surrounding country side and ocean were good.

Thank hklawren
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Father Jerome was the "hermit" who built this mini-monestary and a few other churches on the island. He must have had a really interesting story. There's no one "running" this site so we just pulled up in the car with our dog and started walking....More

Thank JandMSUP
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Climb up Como Hill was awesome and the view spectacular! The detail on the building was a master piece.

Thank Anishka C
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We went in July 2016. There was no one there but us. Steep climb. A bird followed us up and down the climb, squawking incessantly. Almost as if the bird was saying we were not welcome. Weird spiritually, but logically I think we were close...More

Thank Jakethesnake42
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

It's a pretty good vertical hike, so flip-flops not a very good idea! Once on top, the view of both Atlantic and Caribbean and surrounding island is rewarding. In seeing the construction of the small but sturdy chapel, bell tower, and monastery cells, amazed at...More

Thank davebob123
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a good experience for those who love history but I do recommend that a climber/hiker wear appropriate shoes such as hiking books or sneakers as the climb up the rocks is very very VERY STEEP.

Thank Lexx79
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We didn't find the hike quite as easy as other reviewers - perhaps because we were wearing very flimsy flip flops after reading about how easy the hike was? :-) The structure itself is just fascinating to explore. There's Latin engravings in the hallway between...More

Thank Jessica P
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