Bimini is the westernmost district of the Bahamas and comprises a chain of islands located about 80 kilometres due east of Miami. Bimini is the closest point in the Bahamas to the mainland United States and approximately 210 km west-northwest of Nassau. Fifty miles due east of the coast of Miami, the islands of Bimini emerge from the turquoise-green sea.
A narrow spit of sand, North Bimini is only 700-feet wide and seven-miles long. It’s relatively easy to get the lay of the land when you rent an electric golf cart from Resorts World Bimini and set off to explore the two-lane Kings Highway. You’ll reach Bailey Town first where the Bimini Museum may or may not be open. A little further down the road in Alice Town, a small straw market shills tourist souvenirs, like tie-dye Kalik beer t-shirts shredded with fringe. A slew of bars line the road as you continue south—stop by Big John’s and Island House. At the end of the road, a tiny cemetery climbs up a bluff, and on the other side you’ll find the rocky coral edge of the island and the rusted bright orange hull of a long marooned vessel offset by the foamy aquamarine sea.
About The Location
This tiny dash of the Bahamas, only 10 square miles in all, consists of two islands, North and South Bimini, and a few uninhabited cays. Its proximity to the blue waters of the warm and swiftly moving Gulf Stream current and the big game fish it attracts—bluefin tuna, sailfish and blue marlin.
Consider snorkeling with Bimini Undersea, located onsite at Resorts World Bimini. Set out for a morning trip aboard a small center console boat with captain and guide to an offshore reef and to the World War I SS Sapona wreck, which ran aground during a hurricane in 1926. Swim with grand triggerfish, puffer fish and blacktip sharks, and keep your eyes peeled on the sandy bottom for stingrays and an abundance of conch shells.
Soak up the Bimini sunshine in style at Resorts World Bimini’s Luna Beach club where you can indulge in freshly caught local snapper, grouper, conch and lobster on a beach bed by day and dine under the stars with your toes in the sand by night on weekends.