The Black Travel Club

Bahamas

Sale price Price $ 266.00 USD Regular price

March 19-24, 2020
Total Cost: from $1,650 (click "cost" tab below for more details)

Pristine is the perfect word to describe Cat Island. From the weather to the water to the sand, every inch is breathtaking. Its untouched landscape is perfect for those looking to explore the island’s natural beauty, while its laid-back environment provides a unique destination to relax and unwind. And with 50 miles of rolling hills, endless nature trails and the eight-mile Pink Sand Beach, visitors can choose to do everything or absolutely nothing at all.

Untainted and unspoiled, there is much to be discovered on Cat Island. Said to be named after the infamous pirate, Arthur Catt, the island runs deep with history and culture. Its 150 square miles of natural landscape offer every traveler a rich Bahamian experience. You’ll find the plot of land where Sir Sidney Poitier’s boyhood home once stood. You’ll also discover the birthplace of The Bahamas’ indigenous rake and scrape music, along with numerous myths and folklore that still hold a place in Bahamian culture today. The island is also home to one of the best climates in The Bahamas. Its location near the Tropic of Cancer means temperatures range from the mid-60s in the short winters to the high-80s in the summer, perfect for getting out and exploring Cat Island’s untouched landscape and rich history.Fun fact: Academy Award winning actor, Sir Sidney Poitier, grew up on Cat Island, just outside of Arthur's Town in the north. He went on to become the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for Lilies of the Field in 1964.