Cat Island is full of culture and history, from Columbus’s first landing to the loyalist era, between buccaneers and rum runners, the Island invites you explore its rich past.
To the north some points of interest are the Great Crown Cave at Dumfries, a safe haven in a hurricane, and the beautiful Anglican church, built with hand laid stone walls, in Arthurs Town, also the boyhood home of Sir Sidney Poitier.
To the south from FBV in New Bight, you can visit the remains of Henry Hawkins Armbristers plantation house (at the base of Mt. Alvernia and the Hermitage). In Port Howe, you can visit the plantation ruins of Colonel Andrew Deveaux, the British commander-in-chief during the late 1700’s.
Along the southern route you’ll see three churches built by the late Father Jerome; Holy Redeemer, (an active catholic church with service each Sunday at 11:00am), The Hermitage, and the St. Francis Chapel in Old Bight – for a peek inside, ask for the key at the front desk.
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