Sun, sand, surf and serenity. Bimini has it all. It’s located 50 miles from Florida’s coastline, making Bimini the closest Bahamian island neighbor to the U.S. The island promises to satisfy every taste with miles of pristine beaches, plenty of fun in the sun and utter tranquility. And you can count on Resorts World Bimini Bahamas to show you everything the island has to offer. Here are the top 10 things to do on the island of Bimini.
1. Catch Up on Local History
Bimini’s peaceful atmosphere is laced with history. Author Ernest Hemingway found repose in the island. He called the island his home from 1935-1937 and was inspired to write both “The Old Man and the Sea” and “Islands in the Stream” from his experience there. He spent his days boating, fishing and interacting with the locals. You can follow in his footsteps by traversing the open ocean between Bimini and Miami on a fishing excursion.
Martin Luther King Jr. also sought out the serenity of the oceanfront for inspiration while writing his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech and Sanitation Workers speech. He found solace in the mangrove trees and meditated on his vision of the world. Boat builder Ansil Saunders took him into the mangroves on his personal boat. Today, Ansil continues to bring visitors around Bimini on his boat. You can reserve a private mangrove tour and hear his many interesting stories, as Dr. King did.
2. Enjoy the Ocean
As an island paradise, it’s only natural that Bimini would have a wide variety of waters ports to try. Resorts World Bimini will meet all your needs for vacation fun and recreation. The resort offers traditional jet ski, kayak and paddle boat rentals.
Want to try something new? Rent a glass bottom kayak, giving you a window to Bimini’s underwater world. Banana boat rides are fun for the whole family. Hold on tight as you’re pulled along the waters surface for a high-speed ocean ride. For a more relaxing way to spend the day, Resorts World Bimini’s ocean water hammocks freely float on the water’s surface, giving you time to take in the peaceful Caribbean atmosphere.
3. Bum it at the Beach
If Resorts World Bimini is your home-away-from-home for your getaway, grab a beach chair and sunglasses and find a yourself a spot on the resort’s 750-acres of pristine, white sand beach. Further, the island has multiple beaches for you to explore and soak up the sun. Take a dip in the turquoise waters or build a sand castle with your little ones. Be sure to take in a stunning sunrise and sunset during your stay.
4. Venture to the Village
Check out Bimini’s local hotspots on an exploration of the island. The local towns and villages are a great way to meet the island’s residents and chat with friendly faces. The shopping is second to none, and you can purchase locally-made clothes, jewelry, gifts and souvenirs to remember your travels. Be sure to look around for must-see attractions and sights, like the eclectic Dolphin House and the Bimini Museum.
5. Find Some Fish
Fishers of any skill level will not want to miss out on the bountiful waters of the Bahamas. Bimini’s coast is home to thousands of schools of marlin, swordfish, tuna, grouper, bonefish, barracuda and mackerel, to name a few. The island holds the coveted title of Sport Fishing Capital of the World for its year-round fishing opportunities. Bimini has several private charters operating daily fishing trips with offshore, inshore and bottom-fishing options..
6. Test Your Luck
Feeling lucky? Play the day away at the Resort World Bimini casino, with 10,000 square-feet of fun. Try your hand at classic table games like poker, baccarat, roulette and craps, or head into the VIP gaming area for a round of blackjack and mini baccarat. The casino offers more than 160 slot machines ranging from one cent to $100. And be sure to check out the casino’s year-round events and tournaments during your stay.
7. Uncover a Mystery
Albeit a Caribbean paradise, Bimini has some mystery up its sleeve. Head into the jungle and you’ll find the mystical Fountain of Youth that Ponce de Leon searched for. Snorkel through the shipwreck of the S.S. Sapona, serving as a rum runner’s ship during Prohibition. Under the sea, just a short distance from shore, lies 1,500 feet of stones placed in a perfect row. Legend has it that these stones are part of an ancient road system leading to the lost city of Atlantis. Book your exciting exploration with Resorts World Bimini.
8. Indulge in Local Delicacies
Tasting the flavors of Bimini is essential to immersing yourself in the native culture. Head to Stuart’s Conch Stand or Joe’s Conch Shack for fresh conch salad, a local delicacy, sourced and served daily. Bakeries across the island serve Bimini bread, a sweet and buttery local favorite.
Make room in your plans to dine at some of Resort World Bimini’s dining establishments during your stay. The Tides serves up a breakfast buffet daily, as well as lunches and dinners starring fresh seafood, aged steaks and traditional Bimini flavors. The Sushi Bar offers traditional sushi rolls, nigiri, sashimi and noodle dishes created by Head Chef Hung Huynh, winner of “Top Chef.” For burgers, wings and other comfort foods, Hemingway’s is the place to be. Pair your delectable dish with a refreshing cocktail laced with Caribbean flavors.
9. Meet the Marine Life
Don your diving gear and head underwater to meet Bimini’s more wild residents. You’ll find preserved coral reefs inhabited by thousands of schools of fish and join sting rays and manta rays on their underwater travels. Bimini offers both dolphin and shark encounters, which give you the chance to swim with Atlantic spotted dolphins, nurse and Caribbean reef sharks, respectively, in their natural habitats.
10. Get Fit and Be Pampered
Resorts World Bimini understands the need to take care of your body. The resort offers a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with the latest in hi-tech workout equipment. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer breathtaking views of the beachfront and the ocean to motivate you during your workout.
The Serenity Spa offers the ultimate in relaxation. Facials, exfoliating treatments and beauty services will have you feeling pampered and at ease. Indulge in the Total Bliss service with a custom facial and a full body massage. The Intense Nourishment service includes a nourishing mud mask, Swedish massage, an application of body butter and a relaxing scalp massage. Take part in the makeup, hair and nail services to look your best for your Instagram followers.