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Cat Island , Bahamas
 
 

Landscape: Beautiful beaches and unspoiled terrain. One of the least visited islands in the Bahamas. New Bight is where most tourists enter. Cat Island is the 6th largest of the Bahamian Islands.

 










Population: 1,647 residents (2000 Census)

Capital: on Queens Highway

Language: English

Geography: Cat Island lies east Nassau, New Providence.

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time

Currency: The legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent in value to the US dollar. Both US and Bahamian dollars are accepted interchangeably throughout the islands. There are no banks on Cat Island.

Economy: Basket weaving, farming and fishing.

Nationality: Bahamian

Medical: There are 3 medical stations in Smith Bay, Arthur's town, Old Bight but they are not always open. There is a little poison oak on the Bahamian islands.

Entry Requirements: Passports required.

Driving: Bahamian's drive on the left side of the road (remember: right is left). There are no taxis on Cat Island and one asphalt straight road that goes from north to south on the island.

Electricity: 120/240 volts, suitable for all US appliances.

Getting to Cat Island
Airports: New Bight Airport,
Take Bahamasair from Nassau.

Mailboats: North Cat Island Special and Sea Hauler $60 one way.

Marinas: Hawk's Nest Resort and Marina

Where to stay: There are a few vacation rental homes and an Inn on Cat Island. There are a couple of resorts to stay at as well.

Drinking Water: Most homes have cisterns which collect rain water in a tank underground or above ground when it rains. Most cisterns are made of cement or plastic. It's always good to conserve the use of water when staying in the Bahamas as it can run out if it does not rain for awhile.

Weather in Cat Island: Click here for weather in the Bahamas

Highest Point of Cat Island: 206 feet

Area (Sq. Miles) of Cat Island: 150 - 160 sq. miles nhabited the island.

Naming: It is not known if the island is named after famed pirate, Arthur Catt, or for the large population of feral cats that i

Sites to see:

  • Mermaid Hole which is said to be the home of a mermaid in its underground caverns and passageways.
  • Como Hill also known as Mount Alvernia which reaches 206 Feet and has "the Hermitage" Monastery at its peak.
  • Home of Rake& Scrape music.
  • Cat Isladn Rake & Scrape festival (June)
 



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