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The Island

The Islands ofLegends

A place where Ernest Hemingway’s favourite seaside hideaway meets the Lost City of Atlantis, and pristine beaches lead to waters teeming with prized blue marlin. 50 miles from Florida’s eastern coast, Bimini exists in a world of its own.

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Stories The Original Island in the Stream

Take it from the locals, fishing is what Bimini is all about. But if you do manage to tear yourself away from the bonefish, the blue marlin, the tuna and amberjack, don’t miss the Shark Lab and the Dolphin House, two Bimini favourites.

Stories Kingdom of
the Sharks

Come for the coral reefs and shipwrecks, stay for the Great Hammerhead Safari that puts you inches away from this mammoth predator. Bimini offers a wide range of dive experiences, including many that are shallow enough for snorkellers.

Island Resorts & Retreats Where to Stay

Hotels

Steps from the turquoise sea, visitors to Bimini find island charm and modern comfort in waterfront accommodations ranging from upscale resorts to boutique hotels and marinas.

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The Highlights North & South Bimini

A little-known fact is that Bimini actually comprises two islands: North & South Bimini. Commercial and charter airlines fly into South Bimini Airport, and visitors then ferry to North Bimini.

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The Highlights Colourful Dolphin House

Peek into poet-laureate Ashley Saunders’ dream world. The Dolphin House Museum is Saunders’ home in Alice Town, which he’s built with seashells and sea glass and colourful recovered materials—an evolving work of art and a tribute to the ocean.

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The Highlights The Mysterious Bimini Road

Off Bimini’s northern coast lies this curious underwater rock formation: giant boulders, neatly laid. Rumor has it, the stones were once part of the legendary Lost City of Atlantis.

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The Highlights Famous Fans

Among Bimini’s big-name visitors: Ernest Hemingway, whose two-year stint inspired his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Old Man and the Sea, and Martin Luther King Jr., who penned parts of his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech on Bimini’s shores.

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The Highlights Something About The Water

The search for the fabled Fountain of Youth once brought explorer Juan Ponce de León to South Bimini. Today, a naturally-carved limestone well by the same name can be found near the airport, while the mineral-rich waters of the Healing Hole draw visitors to its secluded location in North Bimini.

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Things To Do Swim Up To
A Shark

Of the roughly two dozen dive sites surrounding Bimini, the island is most famous for its exhilarating shark dives. In the winter months, great hammerheads and bull sharks swim the nearby Gulf Stream. Experienced divers can drift dive along Victory Reef or deep dive the Continental Shelf.

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Things To Do Go For A Trophy

Deep-sea anglers have long frequented Bimini for its legendary waters. The Gulf Stream, which rushes past just offshore, draws in prize-winning marlin, sailfish, tuna, and wahoo every year. It’s earned Bimini the title of Sport Fishing Capital of the World.

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Things To Do Pack For
A Beach Day

For Bimini beach days, most people head to North Bimini to a white sand stretch of three continuous beaches, including Radio Beach. For more seclusion, take a boat to the nearby cays, and don’t miss the friendly stingrays of Honeymoon Harbour.

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Things To Do Snorkel
The Sapona Shipwreck

After running aground in 1926, the SS Sapona served, shortly, as secret storage for rum runners during Prohibition. Since then, colourful local fish have moved in and it’s become a favourite spot for snorkeling and scuba diving.

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Fresh Island Flavours Drinks & Dining

Restaurants

A fresh take on Bahamian cuisine. That is, fresh-as-can-be seafood and freshly baked Bimini Bread.

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Alice Town

Located in North Bimini, Alice Town is the hub of tourism activity on the island, home to most hotels, restaurants and many points of interest. 

South Bimini

The quieter of the two islands, most visitors fly into South Bimini Airport and continue onto North Bimini via ferry.

North Bimini

North Bimini

The location of Bimini’s largest settlement, Alice Town, as well as a majority of accommodations. There are multiple official ports of entry, including a seaplane base.

South Bimini Airport

Bimini’s primary gateway, the South Bimini Airport welcomes international as well as domestic flights.

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North Bimini Airport

A seaplane base located in North Bimini, the North Bimini Airport is an official port of entry with Customs and Immigration.

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