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A must go see. This is the highest point in cat island and all of the bahamas. Plus you see all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tingrin2
,
Savannah, Georgia
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The short trek up the hill to The Heritage can be somewhat daunting but the view at the top is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brenda M
,
Nassau, New Providence Island
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A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a panoramic view of Cat Island.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice hike” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must go see. This is the highest point in cat island and all of the bahamas. Plus you see all kinds of birds and wildlife.

Thank tingrin2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The short trek up the hill to The Heritage can be somewhat daunting but the view at the top is breathtaking. The drawback or con is that it is not accessible for the elderly or someone who is in a wheelchair.

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 4 May 2017

It may be the only country where anyone (almost) can climb to the highest peak. Great views from here and an interesting building.

Thank Val M
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We were very lucky that we managed to visit this location whilst on the island. There is not much to see or do but it is a must when visiting the island. Heaped in history and a very interesting reason for it being there.

Thank _nrltransport
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Must see in Cat Island. Very easy hike, perfect for all ages. Easy walking path or small climb. Great views.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Bring a small cooler with drinks and lunch, sit on top of this work of art, and absorb your surroundings. The dedication, time and effort it took to construct this compound, by one barefoot, lone man is an incredible feat. I want to go back...More

Thank Joie M
Reviewed 15 April 2017

It's a lovely hike up to the Monastery. The story of the monk who wanted a place to live out his life after retirement is interesting. This is a small venue, worth seeing. It won't take a lot of time, but it's fun to go...More

Thank sculptor-for-fun
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A fun little hike up to this historical site where vistas of both coasts are seen. . If you only have time to do ONE thing on the island, it should be this.

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Just off the main road near the fish fry in Old Bight, a curious miniature chapel. A short uphill walk from the little carpark area brings you to this fascinating place. See what you make of it!!

Thank R1KCX
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Excellent spot to visit you can appreciate the frugal life that Farther Jerome lived and and the imagine how difficult it must have been to build this place.

Thank MarisaAhwai
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