The Hermitage on Mt Alvernia

The Hermitage on Mt Alvernia, Cat Island

The Hermitage on Mt Alvernia

The Hermitage on Mt Alvernia
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A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a panoramic view of Cat Island.
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Shannon M
Houston, TX5 contributions
I went first in the morning and we enjoyed it so much we decided to take a sunset in from there! It is very peaceful and not a very long hike. If you are afraid of heights you can skip it.
Written 17 July 2022
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Jean Knapp
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Easy quick hike with an amazing view. Be sure to sign the log book if you visit. It is located by the Batelco tower at New Bight Harbor - great anchorage ad be sure to visit Tingumdem restaurant and bar on the beach.
Written 2 May 2022
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Malcolm C
Coldstream, UK91 contributions
Take bug spray, the climb up the front is a bit steep but there is an easier track which goes round the side to the rear
Written 29 March 2022
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letmepack
Lafayette, Louisiana83 contributions
Nice walk up for a beautiful view, plus the building itself is very cool. Bring comfortable shoes might be tricky in flip flops (for some)
Written 22 March 2022
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Katessa W
Muskegon, MI2 contributions
cool very good? um it was cool but i well nothing it is okay the it is not bad so yeah it is cool i guess
Written 17 March 2022
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Lifesabeach13
Port Chester, NY23 contributions
If you don't want to climb the front take the back path / road to the top. Great photo spot on a clear day.
Written 2 July 2021
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Heather B
Seattle, WA31 contributions
We went up to the Hermitage on Good Friday. It was definitely worth it! Stations of the Cross up the hike to this remarkable chapel at the top. Wonderful views.
Written 12 April 2021
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Chelsea P
Fort Lauderdale, FL2 contributions
Cat Island was such a pleasant surprise! We had an entire beach to ourselves and everywhere we went people kept offering us free drinks! We got to see the hermitage and we climbed on top of the dome at sundown and the pictures were unreal 😍😍 Can't wait to go back!
Written 24 February 2020
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Susanjprism
Lebanon, IN25 contributions
The walk isn't far but it is steep. The petite monastery is like nothing I have seen before. There are carved stations of the cross on the way up. From the top I could see both the Atlantic and Exuma Sound. Beautiful!
Written 30 January 2020
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Malcolm C
Coldstream, UK91 contributions
Well worth the short climb, the front access is steeper with steps cut into rock but has carvings on the way up, there is a path that runs round the back and is much easier
Written 20 January 2020
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