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Father Jerome

We went in July 2016. There was no one there but us. Steep climb. A bird followed us up and down... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jakethesnake42
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A View with History and a Hike

It's a pretty good vertical hike, so flip-flops not a very good idea! Once on top, the view of both... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
davebob123
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Denton, Texas
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A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a panoramic view of Cat Island.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“short hike” (9 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in July 2016. There was no one there but us. Steep climb. A bird followed us up and down the climb, squawking incessantly. Almost as if the bird was saying we were not welcome. Weird spiritually, but logically I think we were close...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a pretty good vertical hike, so flip-flops not a very good idea! Once on top, the view of both Atlantic and Caribbean and surrounding island is rewarding. In seeing the construction of the small but sturdy chapel, bell tower, and monastery cells, amazed at...More

Thank davebob123
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a good experience for those who love history but I do recommend that a climber/hiker wear appropriate shoes such as hiking books or sneakers as the climb up the rocks is very very VERY STEEP.

Thank Lexx79
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We didn't find the hike quite as easy as other reviewers - perhaps because we were wearing very flimsy flip flops after reading about how easy the hike was? :-) The structure itself is just fascinating to explore. There's Latin engravings in the hallway between...More

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

A must go see. This is the highest point in cat island and all of the bahamas. Plus you see all kinds of birds and wildlife.

Thank tingrin2
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The short trek up the hill to The Heritage can be somewhat daunting but the view at the top is breathtaking. The drawback or con is that it is not accessible for the elderly or someone who is in a wheelchair.

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 4 May 2017

It may be the only country where anyone (almost) can climb to the highest peak. Great views from here and an interesting building.

Thank Val M
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We were very lucky that we managed to visit this location whilst on the island. There is not much to see or do but it is a must when visiting the island. Heaped in history and a very interesting reason for it being there.

Thank _nrltransport
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Must see in Cat Island. Very easy hike, perfect for all ages. Easy walking path or small climb. Great views.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Bring a small cooler with drinks and lunch, sit on top of this work of art, and absorb your surroundings. The dedication, time and effort it took to construct this compound, by one barefoot, lone man is an incredible feat. I want to go back...More

Thank Joie M
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