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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.
Great Falls, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Must see”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Rent a car for a day and drive here (take drinking water if the weather is hot). Climb the 206 feet to the top of Mt Alvernia. Visit the Stations of the Cross of the one-man built monastery.

Visited March 2014
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Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Worth a brief stop, but dont drive to Little Exuma just for that!”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Its worth to stop to see while looking at the salt Pilar and learn about the former salt industry, visiting Santana's for lunch, buy some dessert from Mom's and visit Tropic of Cancer beach. Now that's a day!

Visited March 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Short easy hike to the highest point in the Bahamas! Amazing place to spend your life very small quarters.

Visited March 2013
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A fun walk”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

One of my husband's main reason to visit was to visit the high point in the Bahamas. It was an easy uphill climb. the top had amazing views and the chance to see Father Jerrome's church.

Visited February 2014
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Florida
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Very Spiritual Place”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Father Jerome's hermitage, at the top of Mount Alvernia was a wonderful morning hike up through the stations of the cross. The view from the highest point in the Bahamas was beautiful and the construction was impressive. Take a backpack full of lunch--and lots of photos. This is a required pilgrimage for Cat Island visitors.

Visited January 2014
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