An Open
Cat Island, Bahamas

Bahamian hospitality shines through the

People-to- People programme,

which pairs curious travellers with local hosts.

With stories shared

over homegrown cassava and okra, sweet mangoes and tart passionfruit, Harry King invites people to see Cat Island through his eyes—as a local whose family has tended the land, and their community, for generations.

“We bring guests into 
our community so they 
can feel like they have

family in Cat Island.”
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Depending on which island you are visiting, you could be paired with one of 500 local People-To-People Ambassadors. What you do from there is entirely up to you.

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Participating Islands: Nassau & Paradise Island, Abaco, Andros, Bimini, Exuma, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Cat Island, San Salvador and Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Cat Island

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Mt. Alvernia
Arthur's Town
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Mt. Alvernia

The highest point in The Bahamas measures 206 feet and is located on Cat Island. Known to locals as Como Hill, Mount Alvernia is crowned by The Hermitage, a monastery built by a Roman Catholic priest named Father Jerome in 1939.

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Arthur's Town

Arthurth's Town is the capital of Cat Island and the birth place of Academy-Award-winning actor and diplomat, Sidney Poitier. The town is served by nearby Arthur's Town Airport.

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Arthur's Town Airport

A regional airport, Arthur's Town Airport serves the northern end of Cat Island.

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New Bight Airport

Cat Island’s New Bight Airport, located near Mt. Alvernia, welcomes international travellers with Customs and Immigration services.

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An Open Invitation