Located 50 miles off the coast of Miami, Bimini is a tropical retreat unlike any other, with crystal clear waters and acres of forests and mangroves. So tranquil and stunning is the Bahamian location, in fact, that it served as a home for Ernest Hemingway and inspired some of his greatest works. Martin Luther King Jr. visited the island in 1964 to write his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.
There’s no better place to enjoy this majestic land than Resorts World Bimini. The 305-room luxury oasis is situated on 750 acres, with miles of pristine beaches, infinity pools, diverse restaurants and a world-class casino. Here is a sampling of things to do at Resorts World Bimini.
Bimini is one of the best fishing spots in the world. Located on the edge of the Gulf Stream and the western edge of the Bahamas, Bimini is the perfect location to access the tropical north-flowing current of warm waters, replete with fish of all varieties. Plus, fishing conditions in Bimini are perfect year-round.
Resorts World Bimini offer daily full-day and half-day fishing charters for offshore, inshore and bottom fishing. From here, you’ll be able to reel in a wide variety of fish including trigger fish, bonefish, snapper, grouper, marlin, swordfish, tuna, wahoo, tarpon, barracuda, amberjack, permit, mackerel and kingfish.
The resort also provides plenty of other water toys to float your boat, including glass-bottom kayaks, which provide a look into Bimini’s vast underwater world. Other items available assorted watercraft, banana boats, kayaks, paddleboats, water bikes and water hammocks.
You’ll find another Bimini paradise – and many more adventures – when you dive below sea level. The turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea are a treasure trove of exploration.
Resorts World Bimini’s full-service water sports center is a certified dive center that can plan dives – from 15- to 130-feet deep – for you and your guests. From there, you’ll get a front-row view of Bimini’s unparalleled sea life, including preserved coral reefs, colorful vegetation, stingrays, manta rays, a large variety of fish, and up to 45 different species of sharks.
If you’d like some added adventure to your dive, try the Sapona shipwreck snorkeling excursion. Sitting in only 15 feet of water, the Sapona was originally built as a U.S. World War I era concrete ship. It later served as a rumrunner’s vessel during Prohibition before running aground 90 years ago. Guests can snorkel through the boat’s remains, which have become home to a colorful spectrum of marine life. Other excursions offered by the resort include the opportunity to swim with Bimini’s resident population of Atlantic spotted dolphins in the wild, and – for the brave of heart – with a community of Caribbean reef and nurse sharks in their natural habitat, free of cages.
The great outdoors isn’t the only site of enjoyment at the resort – a whole other world of excitement awaits you inside in the form of the Resorts World Casino. With floor-to-ceiling windows offering beautiful views of the resort’s Mega Yacht Marina, it may just be the most picturesque casino in the world.
Take your pick from a variety of live-action table games including poker, roulette, craps, baccarat and blackjack. You can also raise the stakes in the VIP gaming area. If that’s too rich for your blood, the 10,000-square-foot casino is home to more than 160 slot machines with denominations ranging from 1 cent to $100.
If there’s one thing you can be certain of during your visit to Resorts World Bimini, it’s that you’ll never go hungry. The resort has 10 restaurants, cafes and bars that serve a vast array of cuisines in various dining settings.
The Tides offers a breakfast buffet, where you can try an authentic local dish such as Bimini bread French toast, which utilizes the island’s decadent Bimini bread dough, drizzled with a raspberry coulis. The menu for lunch and dinner features new and innovative options such as fresh seafood linguine and herbed roasted chicken, to marinated conch salad and lobster truffle mac & cheese.
The Sushi Bar offers a more intimate dining experience. The 24-seat venue has an open kitchen, allowing guests to watch their dishes being prepared. The menu was created by “Top Chef” winner Hung Huynh and features a selection of specialty sushi rolls, nigiri, sashimi, handmade dumplings and savory noodle dishes.
For casual fare, the casino’s sports bar Hemingway’s serves up gourmet burgers and flavorful wings to go along with innovative cocktails. If you’re in too blissful a state to leave the pool, try Monkey Business by the adults-only rooftop infinity pool. It offers panoramic views of Bimini Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, and a tempting menu of innovative cocktails, kabobs, burgers and salads. You don’t even have to leave the water at the ground floor lagoon pool to satisfy your craving. Oasis, the swim-up bar, delivers tropical favorites like pina coladas, specialty cocktails, and a variety of light bites including salads, burgers and kabobs.
When it comes time for the requisite rest-and-relaxation portion of your vacation, you’ll quickly realize you have come to the perfect destination. The Serenity Spa and Salon’s sweeping translucent curtains, shades of blue, and floor-to-ceiling windows with striking views of the Caribbean Sea will put you in a blissful peace of mind even before the talented specialists customize your treatment. The spa offers every luxurious service you can imagine, including body massages, body wraps, hair and makeup styling and nail services.
Just steps from the resort’s main lobby is Fisherman’s Village. Visitors can wander through an array of restaurants, stores and chic boutiques. The village even has a fitness center. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by Amicci’s, offering fresh paninis, salads, pizzas, pastries and coffee.