I have prepared this map of Cat Island for you to get a quick impression of what you can expect from a visit to this Bahamian Out-Island which is still untainted by tourism.
The fishhook-shaped island is 48 miles (77 km) long and 0.6 miles to 4 miles (1 km to 6.5 km) wide. It is home to some 2,000 friendly residents and named after the pirate Arthur Catt.
With its pristine virgin beaches, Cat Island is beautiful to see, yet little visited.
To enlarge this map of Cat Island, click on it. This will open a new window. Keep it open. Go forth and back between the explanations below and the enlarged map.
Cat Island has a handful of resorts to serve visiting beach lovers, divers, snorkelers, fishermen, and boaters interested in participating in Cat's important annual Summer regatta (July/August).
There's not much on this island. The main attractions are on the water, in the water or under it.
I recommend you check out these resorts' Web addresses...
Here's a typical picture of Cat Island...
From the US to Nassau, capital of the Bahamas, take a cheap carrier like JetBlue or Spirit Airlines.
From Nassau the following airlines will bring you to Cat Island:
Fort Lauderdale (near Miami) use...
Flight time from Nassau to Cat Island is approximately one hour.
For US$40 (August, 09), you can take the official mail boat that will bring you in about 12 hours from Nassau to Bennett's Harbour in the north, near Arthur's Town.
Departure in Nassau is from Potter's Cay, a large rectangular platform, situated under the bridge linking Nassau to Paradise Island.
The boat is sailing once weekly. Be sure to call the dock master's phone number, indicated on this official government mail boat schedule to confirm dates and times. Once on that Mail Boat Schedule, scroll down to Cat Island.
I hope my map of Cat Island and the above links to the resorts will be of use in your planning of your Bahamian Out-Island vacation.