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Cat Island, Bahamas

Cat Island is in its own category when it comes to beauty. This island is home to the highest point in the Bahamas. All who climb to the top of Mount Alvernia are greeted by a delightful Franciscan monastery. As a bonus, the ruins of the fascinating Armbrister Plantation can be found just a few miles away from the monastery. The vibe on this island is quite relaxed. Lovers of nature flock here to explore endless miles worth of lush hills and nature trails. Many local agencies offer guided nature tours that introduce visitors to the hidden splendors of the landscape in this portion of the Bahamas.

Visiting the Port Howe area of Cat Island is simply a must for visitors. Among a number of other fun attractions, tourists can explore the majestic ruins of the famous Deveaux House mansion. Other top attractions on the island include the Columbus World Centre Museum, the childhood home of Sir Sidney Poitier and a glass bridge that reveals stunningly intimate views of the ocean.