If you’re looking for a place to escape the rat race and relax in paradise, Cat Island, Bahamas is the perfect destination. This under-the-radar island is known for its laid-back atmosphere, stunning natural beauty, and friendly locals.
Imagine spending your days lounging on white-sand beaches, swimming in crystal-clear waters, and exploring lush rainforests. No traffic jams, no deadlines, no stress. Just pure relaxation.
If you’ve been there, you know it’s all about going with the flow.
Of course, it’s not all about doing nothing on Cat Island. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy, if you so choose. You can go hiking, biking, fishing, snorkeling, diving, or simply exploring the island’s many small villages.
But no matter what you choose to do, you’re sure to find that the pace of life on Cat Island is much slower than what you’re used to back home. And that’s exactly what makes it such a special place.
And that pace is exactly why we love it here!
To us, everything is about finding the right Cadence.
This under-the-radar island is known for its laid-back atmosphere, stunning natural beauty, and friendly locals. Spend some time in nature, soak up the sun, and let the stress of everyday life melt away.
You’ll be glad you did.
It’s the highest elevation in the Bahamas. Actually, they call it a mountain. Mt. Alvernia. And it’s home to a cute little structure from the mid-1900s. A hermitage built by a Catholic holy man.
White Sand Beaches on Cat Island
There are many relaxing beaches in Cat Island. The best part, it’s not loaded with tourists. There are a handful of small resorts, but it’s not a resort town feel. And there are a handful of cruisers walking the beaches. Apart from that, the beaches are low-key, beautiful, and quiet.
You can enjoy beaches on the western side – the “banks” side. Or you can walk/drive across the island to the ocean side. This is where the deep blue crystal water of the Atlantic crash ashore. There are reefs out from the beach, which break the waves. It’s not a violent setting, but it is more active than the banks side. But the sand is as white as it comes.
Diving Snorkeling in Cat Island
You can cross the island to the eastern shore for some amazing snorkeling and dive spots. Reefs and wrecks are settled in crystal waters.
And if you’re up for some simpler snorkeling in calmer waters, stay on the banks side of Cat Island. There are many coral heads that hold plants and animals. Just look for the deep dark spots in the water.
Sailing Cat Island
And let’s not forget, the sailing is perfect here!
With mostly NE to SE winds, you have no ocean swell, and minimal fetch for waves. So it’s essential smooth bay sailing in 10-25 feet of water. There aren’t obstructions and there’s not much traffic to watch for.\