Caribbean Islands Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Just Back From Cat Island Bahamas - Gorgeous!

Jump to last reply

There are no cats on Cat Island (it's named after a pirate), just miles and miles and miles of secluded, unspoiled white sand beaches.

We've just discovered Cat Island in the Bahamas and can't wait to go back again. We spent 4 nights at the Fernandez Bay Village resort which sits in the center of a perfect stretch of white sand beach looking out across a beautiful bay. Here's what you need to know...

Getting There: We flew nonstop from Boston to Nassau and then connected to Cat Island - you can either go with Cat Island Air or Sky Bahamas. Continental also has flights from Ft. Lauderdale or Miami. There is a promotion currently going on from the Bahamas Tourist Board where companions fly free - up to a $400 credit.

About The Island: The island was originally named San Salvador, but it was changed in the 30's and named for a private who resided there - Arthur Catts. The island is located just southeast of Eleuthera - about a 20 minute flight from Nassau. The island is about 50 miles long and 7 miles wide and has the highest peak in the Bahamas. We climbed to the top to take in the great views (would be considered a hill in any mainland location). The island is fairly green with rolling hills as it's backdrop and seemingly endless miles of pristine, gorgeous beaches. The water of course is that mesmerizing turquoise blue that all lovers of the Bahamas can't get enough of.

Fernandez Bay Village: We loved this place! If you're looking for a romantic spot to rekindle your relationship, I can't think of a better spot. It makes you feel like you're Robinson Crusoe with your own private paradise. There are about a dozen beachfront villas that sit right on the sand... just tumble out and you're on the beach! The resort has a dramatic setting at the center of a perfect half-moon bay - gorgeous. The 'club house' is where everyone gathers for activities and meals, which were outstanding. The staff is engaging and friendly - can't do enough to make you feel welcome. We'd go back again as much for the friendly staff as for the setting. Meals are often out on the stone terrace, with the surf just feet away - very dramatic at sunset. And the after-dinner bonfires on the beach are magical. We'll definitely be back again!

We visited in early February and the temperatures were in the low 80's - perfect. Our favorite activity was kayaking. The bay is nice and calm, and there is an adjacent estuary that weaves its way through miles and miles of mangrove streams. There are no TVs, DVD, radios or clocks at FBV - and you won't miss them! After being there for 24 hours we couldn't remember what day of the week it was, and we absolutely didn't care! Four days away felt like we had been living in paradise forever.

PS - Families are welcome and there's free WiFi if you bring your laptop.
Here's a link online trip report if you want to read more: http://www.wickedgoodtraveltips.com/2010/02/cat-island-bahamas-the-pristine-paradise-youve-been-dreaming-of/

12 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
View all Caribbean Islands activity »
  1. 1 Kristen- where are you?????
  2. 2 Must sell vaca pkg for 4-star St. James's Club Antigua, $700
  3. 3 Cayman Islands in October
  4. 4 Anguilla stay?
  5. 5 Trip Report Back from San Juan
  6. 6 Cheapest AI Deals for couple in 20s
  7. 7 Trip Report It's Excellent in the Exumas ~ A week on Staniel Cay (+ Atlantis)
  8. 8 Please suggest uncrowded Caribbean vacation for wheelchair user
  9. 9 Blamona- need a SCYC report!!
  10. 10 Luxury golf vacation in November
  11. 11 50th BIRTHDAY Home for 4 Couples
  12. 12 Is it a waste to go to St. Johns during late September?
  13. 13 Puerto Rico
  14. 14 Trip Report A U.S. citizen's tour to Cuba
  15. 15 Puerto Plata vacations or other place of Dominican Republic
  16. 16 Cuba People to People Tours
  17. 17 TCI Regent Grand vs. Venetian
  18. 18 Trip Report 4 warnings for the non-seasoned, naïve tourist about to go to St Martin.
  19. 19 relaxed beaches in january
  20. 20 Are you the new future traveler?
  21. 21 Mosquitoes - where are they NOT?
  22. 22 Wanted: St. Lucia Jan - March studio rental?
  23. 23 Who can advice a reliable tour operator to Dominican Republic?
  24. 24 St Martin rental car on ferry?
  25. 25 Caribbean 10 days - where to go?
View next 25 » Back to the top