The simple but sweet island in the sun, Bimini is the complete definition of hospitality–a paradise with enchanting surprises.
Bimini consists of two main islands—North Bimini Island and South Bimini Island—and numerous cays. The history of Bimini is as fascinating as the islands themselves. Just 50 miles from the United States, they served as a convenient offshore speakeasy and liquor store during prohibition. Rumrunners used to store their stash on the nearby shores. And speaking of rum, Ernest Hemingway called Bimini his summer home. Jimmy Buffett spent time here while writing his book, and Martin Luther King, Jr. even composed parts of his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech while sailing with local boat builder, Ansil, who still lives on the islands today.
Lying in a perfectly straight row, these stones and beautiful square blocks extend 1,500 feet. They are said to be part of the road system of the Lost Continent of Atlantis and resemble a similar site found in the Mediterranean Sea.
This natural freshwater spring pumps up lithium and sulfur inside a saltwater swamp in the mangroves of Bonefish Creek. Accessible by boat only, it is named for the healing properties reported by those who swim in it.
He is closely tied to Bimini’s history because, following in his footsteps, fishermen continue to pilot their own boats across the Gulf Stream from Florida and battle some of the world’s feistiest game fish and each other.
Two bronze busts of his image are on display to honor his great legacy — one at the Bimini Craft Center in Alice Town and another at 'The Healing Hole' — because his visit to the island in 1968 had a significant impact on its people.