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The Hermitage

Cat Island
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Hermitage

Highest elevation on island. Careful climbing up but great views, heritage, etc. Built by a priest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
J C
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It looks further than it is

It's an interesting place to explore. You can follow a path to the cave he stayed in to build the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greg C
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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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“highest point” (30 reviews)
“short hike” (10 reviews)
“flip flops” (8 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highest elevation on island. Careful climbing up but great views, heritage, etc. Built by a priest to resembles a mini monastery/church in 1939 (?) hard steps up so take the road down if you have bad knees so there is a road you can take...More

Thank J C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an interesting place to explore. You can follow a path to the cave he stayed in to build the hermitage.

Thank Greg C
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Amazing views from the top...easy, short hike, and really cool picture opportunity. A lot of history!

Thank Erin H
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a must-see. My husband and I visited Father Jerome Hawes hermitage which took him 7 yrs.to build by hand in the late 1940's. It stands on the highest elevation in the Bahamas. The views are spectacular, great place if you want to photograph...More

Thank Alice H
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place to hike. Take the steep way up to see the carvings depicting the stations of the cross. The church is interesting to check out and the views from the top are beautiful.

Thank FireGuy524
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

The monastery is well worth touring. The building is astounding, built by Father Jerome and the home of his hermitage. Stunning view from the highest point in the Bahamas.

Thank ssnamurray
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

another boastful point for Cat Island; it has the highest peak in the Bahama Islands! The Hermitage sits high atop Mount Alvernia at 206 Ft! where i come from that is a grassy Knoll or hill! the walk, or climb as some may refer to...More

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

There are two routes up to the top of The Hermitage, a steep hilly staircase and a more moderate incline. Both bring you to the top where the 360 degree view is amazing.

Thank Nicole U
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Medium sized hill, with loose rock. If you are knowledgeable about the pilgrimage of Jesus on the cross to his crucifixion, it is an emotional experience, especially around Easter!

Thank bananabonita
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The other reviews are very accurate. Definitely a short rocky walk so do not wear flip flops. Was not so hot - we did not need water bottles. View is amazing. Road to Hermitage off main road is well marked so don't worry about needing...More

Thank Diana C
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