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  • Beautiful Historical Bahamian Home on the Ocean

    "Balara Manor is a beautiful, sprawling home located right on the ocean. You can enjoy your meals in the airy living room/dining room area while enjoying the view of the turquoise water. This large house has five large bedrooms with new ensuite washrooms. The interior of the house is beautifully decorated and it has everything that you will need for a luxury vacation. The patio area is equipped with several loungers and lawn chairs and you can also sit under the gazebo right next to the water. Balara Bay is shallow and calm, which makes for wonderful swimming, kayaking, and shelling. The grounds are beautifully manicured, with a variety of tropical trees and flowers. It is the perfect location, since it is a very short drive into Governor's Harbour. We have been lucky enough to stay in this property several times and each time we enjoy it even more. Balara Manor is a piece of Bahamian history that you should experience."
    Guest: Shawna C. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Paigehanks

    "Had a great visit at The Pines over New Year's. This is a great property...far enough away for privacy and peace and close enough for adventure and fun. Make sure to go to Williamstown and visit Chef Anne's for Bahamian cuisine...we ate there almost every day! Thanks for having such a great property!"
    Guest: Paigehanks Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 2, 2014
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  • Perfect Cottage on Eleuthera

    "We could not have asked for a better accommodation on Eleuthera. The location was ideal as we had access to both Governor's Harbour and Harbour Island, but at the same time the cottage location was quiet and peaceful. There are countless beaches nearby, which are easy to access. We were able to relax, snorkel and fly fish on a daily basis. At night, there are a few restaurant options within easy driving distance such as Rainbow Inn, The Cove and Laughing Lizard. However, we preferred to eat in most nights as the kitchen offers all the appliances one would need to prepare a nice meal. The beach across the street was perfect for snorkeling or a quick swim but a bit rocky for walking or lounging. The house itself was in great condition and the front porch was tough to beat with a cup of coffee in the morning. Great view! Overall, Belle Marre is an excellent option for those looking to truly relax within in their own comforts yet have access to beaches, restaurants and towns. - Dan"
    Guest: Dan Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 14, 2014
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  • Heaven on Earth!

    "Temara met my every expectation and much, much more! The house was well stocked with every comfort of home. Temara was very clean and in great condition. The pictures don't do it justice. My family of six fit very comfortably in Temara.The dock was wonderful. Snorkeling and swimming right off the dock is priceless. We rented a boat and had an amazing time snorkeling, especially at Fowl Cay, hopping from Cay to Cay for great food and drink and finding amazing beaches as well as hanging out in the flats. Honestly the best vacation I've ever had. We can't wait to come back."
    Guest: Heather C. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 17, 2014
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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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