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  • Perfect for us

    "My family and I stayed for a week in October and The Beach Shack didn't disappoint. The location is perfect with a stunning sunset view. The cottage was very clean and was fully equipped. Anytime we looked for a kitchen item or bar utensil, we found it. We had no complaints for our entire week! There were four of us and it was the perfect size. The beds and pillows were very comfortable and the air conditioning worked well. It is exactly what it's called, a Beach Shack. It's not new and fancy but if you are looking for a comfortable, affordable place to stay on Staniel, you won't be disappointed. The owner just added a new charcoal grill and since it was off-season and the yacht club was closed for renovation (except the bar), we cooked most of our own meals. The views from the cottage were stunning where you could watch the sunsets, the boats going by or nurse sharks and stingrays swimming by your door. The outdoor space was large with a gazebo, comfortable furniture and a hammock. We found Staniel Cay a couple of years ago and plan to go back at least once a year and we definitely will stay at the Beach Shack again. My only suggestion would be to add some solar outdoor lighting, there were rope lights but we didn't find an extension cord to plug them in. Thank you to the owner for allowing us to use her property."
    Guest: Lynn U. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 2, 2014
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  • Awesome!

    "The house was incredible. Rachel the caretaker was terrific. Highly recommend."
    Guest: Rob Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 27, 2014
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  • Great central location

    "The Bahama Breeze captures the true feeling of what a beach house is all about. It's location is perfect in so many ways. When I first arrived, the grounds reminded me of what a tropical plantation should look like, the big open level yard was well groomed and all the palms welcoming. The house was well maintained and has a friendly inviting feel that helps you relax immediately. We enjoyed catching the warm breezes right off the ocean while watching the sunrise on the front deck each morning with our coffee and even better was falling asleep with the gentle sound of waves below breaking on the shore right outside our window. I like to walk for exercise and each morning took the steps down to the beach and walked up to White Sound Beach – just beautiful and never saw another person. The Breeze's central location on the Cay made everything very convenient, we especially like the closeness of the public dock which gave us easy access to our rental boat. The fishing was great and we feasted on the local catch – really enjoyed the mai mai from the grill on the deck. We also found great places to dine out a short trip in either direction - towards Hopetown along the harbor just over the hill in White Sound for some great sunsets. We really enjoyed our stay at the Bahama Breeze, all the friendly local people, and look forward to returning for many more good times. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation beach house in the perfect island setting."
    Guest: Bob Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
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  • Perfect

    "Perfect home, close to everything. The home is very nicely decorated and well appointed. Kitchen was well stocked. We enjoyed our stay very much. Jamie was a delight and there waiting for us at the dock to take us to the house. Everything was just perfect for our getaway."
    Guest: Lisa R. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 21, 2015
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Cat Island Travel Tips

Getting to Cat Island Vacation Rentals

Cat Island is the sixth largest island in the Bahamas. It is located just southeast of Eleuthera Island and approximately 130 miles from Nassau. To get to Cat Island, you will need to travel via Nassau. There are daily connections from Miami, Atlanta and most major hubs in North America. To get from Nassau to Cat Island, you can get one of the domestic flights that operate five times a week. Depending on the day of your arrival, you may need to stay overnight in Nassau either on your outbound or inbound journey. Because of its distance from the other islands in the Bahamas, there are no scheduled ferry or boat services to Cat Island. There are many air charter companies in the Bahamas and they will provide you with flights whenever you require them, depending on favorable weather conditions.

Cat Island Travel Seasons

Located just off the Tropic of Capricorn, Cat Island enjoys a warm tropical climate. There is little difference in the temperature ranges between summer and winter. Winter though tends to be a little less rainy and humid. The months of November through May are therefore a popular time of year to visit. The days and nights are still blissfully warm without being stiflingly hot and humid. Unfortunately, Cat Island is on the far Atlantic side of the Caribbean and therefore exposed to tropical storms that occur in the late summer months. Hurricanes can occur any time between June and October so if you plan to travel during this time of year, you must be aware of weather warnings and travel advisories.

Things to Do near Cat Island Resorts

One of Cat Island’s greatest attractions is its beautiful beaches. The soft pink sands stretch for miles along the coastline. There are small secluded coves that provide private picnic and snorkeling spots dotted all along the coast. Take a leisurely stroll along the beachfront or spend the day working on your tan. Even in season, the beaches are rarely overcrowded so you can enjoy the tropical without too much disruption. Some beaches are used and maintained by private resorts. A few of the more popular public beaches are New Bight Beach, Fountain Bay Beach and Fernandez Bay Village Beach.

Scuba divers can sign up for dives at one of the many professional dive centers on Cat Island. When the weather is good, there are daily charters that head out to the reefs. If you prefer to snorkel, you can join up with one of the cruise excursions that head out to the reefs to see the marine life.

Cat Island is famous as being the childhood home of Sir Sidney Portier. His old home is located in South Bight and can be visited. The Mt. Alvernia Hermitage is a monastery located on the island’s highest point. It was built in the early 1900s and has a series of hand-carved stone steps leading up to it.

Visitors to Bahamas Vacation Rentals on Cat Island

Cat Island is often referred to as one of the Bahamas best kept secrets. The island is by far one of the least developed in the Bahamas and has therefore retained much of its natural beauty. The island is approximately 48 miles long and four miles wide. It is also home to the highest point in the Bahamas. Mount Alvernia is a meager 206 feet above sea level. It the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a quiet and restful vacation. Of course, there are loads of outdoor activities and beautiful pink sand beaches on the island. Visitors can explore the rolling hills and nature trails and amble along the beautiful beaches. Scuba diving enthusiasts are attracted by the colorful reefs, great diving conditions and abundance of marine life.

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