Entrance to the legendary Fountain of Youth, South Bimini, The Bahamas

Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon learned from the Indians in the 1500's that Bimini was the site of the Fountain of Youth. According to Indian legend, the spring supposedly restored youth to older persons who bathed in or drank its waters. In 1513, Ponce de Leon set sail for Bimini from Puerto Rico with three ships. He found Bimini but failed to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. He then went on to discover the Gulf Stream and Florida instead.

Today, the locals refer to a well near the road leading to the airport as the Fountain of Youth. This well was carved out of the limestone rock by ground water thousands of years ago.

Location:
Airport Road
South Bimini
Bahamas
Contact Information:
Bimini Sands Resort & Marina
(242) 347-3500
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