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Address: Cat Island
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A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a...

A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a panoramic view of Cat Island.

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Well worth the hike

A very short walk but it can be a little tough if you have kids. We really enjoyed the hike and seeing what the builder accomplished on this remote mountain top!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very short walk but it can be a little tough if you have kids. We really enjoyed the hike and seeing what the builder accomplished on this remote mountain top!

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The climb is well worth it!! You will go back in time when you visit the Hermitage and the surrounding mountain side. The view of this beautiful Island is a great backdrop for a lovely picnic with the blue sky just above and the glories blue water all around.. Take the time to enjoy the day at the Hermitage.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

An interesting site to see! A great miniature version of the temple. Nice climb and a gorgeous view of the island.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The Hermitage is a beautiful place with a rich history for Cat Island. The climb to the site was a unique experience. Imagining Father Jerome cutting the stones and carrying them up the hill to make a monument that has lasted for so long was overwhelming. Reaching the top takes your breath away. The view of the island and sea... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We felt like we where taken back in time, a short hike up the hill and we were at this amazing landmark. We enjoyed the lunch we brought and then explored with the kids. It's beautiful and peaceful.

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Boyertown PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Not only fascinating history but it is the highest point in all the Bahamas. Wear sneakers for the hike up and dont forget your camera.

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Marble Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This was a nice hike to the top of the Bahamas. The views are beautiful and you can see from one side of the island to the other.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

What a great way to spend the afternoon. Exploring the buildings and seeing the amazing views. Just breath taking!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I'll reiterate the call for bug spray on this visit (though you need it on all of the island). The stairs were a great way to go up, but I wouldn't do it in flip-flops. The "back way" as others note, is easier. You get a great view of the island and seeing the Hermitage was really neat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

You gotta go ,there is a easier climb going around the back and walking up the old road if you find the stairs to steep Read up on this before going it makes the trip way more interesting.

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