The Bahamas is a great holiday destination with lovely white sandy beaches, beautiful plantations and some of the most fabulous islands to vacation at. There are several attractive islands in the Bahamas and the Cat Island is one of them. It is an ideal destination for those seeking refuge from hectic work schedules and mental pressures back at home. It is a perfect escape for those looking for a peaceful holiday.
There is a lot that you can explore in this untouched island from hidden coves, tropical beaches, ruins of cotton plantations, caves and shipwrecks and plenty of marine life. The fishhook shaped island is 48 miles in length and four miles in width at the broadest point. It was first occupied by the Loyalists in the 1700’s who started the cotton plantations here. The island gets its name from Arthur Catt, a well known pirate.
Cat Island offers peaceful white beaches where travelers can laze out and have a soothing and relaxing day by the ocean. Diving, fishing and snorkeling are activities that the more adventurous holidaymakers can enjoy. Besides there are the lovely nature walks and other sightseeing tours that tourist can take within the Cat Island or its nearby areas, such as Orange Creek, Arthur town, home of the renowned actor Sidney Poitier etc.
Some of the places of interest in the Cat Islands are the Mount Alvernia Hermitage, the Armbrister Plantation ruins, Mermaid Hole, Griffin Bat Cave, St Fransis of Assisi Catholic Church and many more wonderful places to explore depending on the kind of places you like to visit or activities that you enjoy. Cat Island has a lot of unexplored beauty and untouched lands that you can delve into and discover for yourself.
So while you have a peaceful holiday at this serene island you can enjoy the sites and the local cuisine and lilting music of the inhabitants of this enchanting island. You are certain to feel refreshed and full of vigor to meet your challenging schedules when you get back home.