Words cannot even begin to explain how beautiful the Shangri- La is, the pictures do not do it justice. It is the perfect location and setting for staying on Cat Island. The property was clean, quiet and VERY safe, not one night did we feel we had to lock any doors. There aren’t any better hosts than Ginny and Richie. They have a genuine love for the island and truly want you to have the stay of a lifetime. They provided us with helpful tips from food, to flights and local establishments to visit. As a side note, I would suggest you follow their advice.
The sunsets and stars at night are unlike any other place on earth. Both my 16 year old son and 19 year old daughter couldn’t believe how beautiful the night sky was. The water was perfect. It was warm, calm and amazingly clean and the sand was soft on your feet. It has been 20 years since I have been to a place where you could snorkel right from the beach and see numerous types of coral, sea fans, sea urchins, many brightly colored fish, sand dollars and an amazing amount and variety of shell. It was as if we were the first people to ever step foot there.
A visit to Cat Island shouldn’t be missed. The locals are friendly and inviting. We drove the entire island and it is beautiful from the top to the bottom. We visited every landmark, such as Mount Alvernia and the Hermitage, the Deveaux Mansion, the blue hole. We also visited every settlement from the north to the south beginning with Orange Creek, all the way to Devil’s Point. Don’t miss the Atlantic side of the island, the water and people are great there too.
I could go on and on but I will close with a quote from each of us describing our individual memory of the Shangri-La on Cat Island.
Norris, age 45: “Magnificent!”
Katie, age 43: “There is no better place to get away from it all and I mean away from it all!”
Ellia, age 19: “I could live here.”
Sam, age 16: “There really is such a place as paradise.”
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Helpful votes: 11/11
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