residents (2000 Census)
Capital: on Queens
Island lies east Nassau, New Providence.
Time Zone: Eastern
legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent
in value to the US dollar. Both US and Bahamian dollars
are accepted interchangeably throughout the islands. There
are no banks on Cat Island.
Basket weaving, farming and fishing.
There are 3 medical stations in Smith Bay, Arthur's town,
Old Bight but they are not always open. There is a little
poison oak on the Bahamian islands.
Bahamian's drive on the left side of the road (remember:
right is left). There are no taxis on Cat Island and one
asphalt straight road that goes from north to south on the
120/240 volts, suitable for all US appliances.
to Cat Island
Airports: New Bight Airport,
Take Bahamasair from Nassau.
North Cat Island Special and Sea Hauler $60 one way.
Marinas: Hawk's Nest Resort and Marina
stay: There are a few vacation rental homes and an Inn
on Cat Island. There are a couple of resorts to stay at
Water: Most homes have cisterns which collect rain water
in a tank underground or above ground when it rains. Most
cisterns are made of cement or plastic. It's always good
to conserve the use of water when staying in the Bahamas
as it can run out if it does not rain for awhile.
in Cat Island: Click here for weather in the Bahamas
Highest Point of Cat Island:
Area (Sq. Miles) of Cat Island:
150 - 160 sq. miles nhabited the island.
Naming: It is not known if
the island is named after famed pirate, Arthur Catt, or
for the large population of feral cats that i
Sites to see:
- Mermaid Hole which is said to
be the home of a mermaid in its underground caverns and
- Como Hill also known as Mount
Alvernia which reaches 206 Feet and has "the Hermitage"
Monastery at its peak.
- Home of Rake& Scrape music.
- Cat Isladn Rake & Scrape festival (June)