Map of Cat Island and
Links to Resorts

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.

Small map of Cat Island

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.

Island Resorts...
From North to South

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...

  • Sammy T's Beach Resort -
    Charming Resort in Bennett's Harbour, 6 miles (10 km) south of Arthur's Town airport.
  • Pigeon Cay Beach Club -
    This B&B is set in a wide bay a mile (1.6 km) off the main road just south of Alligator Point. About 2 inches (5 cm) below Arthur's Town airport, on upper part of map.
  • Fernandez Bay Village -
    It's the best resort on Cat Island. One mile (1.6 km) west of the New Bight airport in the center of the island. Situated on a dazzling, horseshoe-shaped white-sand beach.
  • Island HoppInn -
    Is a small, charming, B&B type resort on the white sandy beach of Fernandez Bay just minutes from New Bight Airport.
  • Bridge Inn -
    Near New Bight airport. Basic accommodation and restaurant. Run by a Cat Islander. Lying 900 ft. (275 m) from the beach.
  • Greenwood Beach Resort & Dive Center -
    Attracts the most divers because the hotel's dive center is the best on the island. Located on the lower right side of the above map of Cat Island.
  • Hawk's Nest Resort & Marina -
    This remote getaway and marina lies on the southwestern side of the island near the village of Devil's Point. The resort is situated on a long, sandy beach. It has it's own runway for charter flights and private planes, plus a 28-slip marina attracting the yachting crowd.

Here's a typical picture of Cat Island...

A typical view from Cat Island

For many more pictures of Cat Island shot by visitors, click here.

Air Travel to 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:

  • Cat Island Air to New Bight
  • Southern Air to Arthur's Town
  • BahamasAir to New Bight or Arthur's Town

Fort Lauderdale (near Miami) use...

  • Lynx Air and Gulfstream (Continental's commuter) to New Bight airport

Flight time from Nassau to Cat Island is approximately one hour.

Mail Boat Travel to Cat Island

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.

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