Friday, November 17, 2017

Vacation in Bimini - Gateway to The Bahamas

Bimini - Where the Gulf Stream Meets the Bahamas Bank

The Bimini Islands are located in the westernmost Bahamas chain at the very 
edge of the Gulf Stream. The island is well known for deep sea fishing, diving, 
sailing, coral reefs, and miles of white sand beaches. 

Photo courtesy of Scuba Diving Smiles - 

Bimini is only a half block wide, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and constant ocean breezes. The best way to explore the 7 mile island is by golf cart, or bike rental. You can't get lost as there is only one main road.  

This is where Ernest Hemingway was motivated to write Islands In The Stream. One of the characters in the novel described life on the island in simple terms - "Swim, eat, drink, work, read, talk, read, fish, fish, swim, drink, sleep."    

U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Activist Adam Clayton Powell Jr. spent a great deal of time on Bimini at his vacation home. He referred to the island as his "Shaggy Paradise." Upon his death Powell requested his ashes be scattered over the island chain.

Photo Credit: SeaCrest Bimini

Today's travel special is from Resorts World Bimini, operated by Resorts World under a franchise agreement with Hilton Worldwide. 

The 750-acre property features a variety of accommodations, including condos, beachfront villas and the Hilton. It also has the largest marina in the Bahamas with 280 slips. 

Resorts World Bimini in Alice Town (North Bimini)

Miles of white sand beaches, infinity pools, first class spa, 10 restaurants and a world class casino. 

The hotel is just minutes from Bimini Undersea Dive Center and Bimini Bay Marina. This hotel is also within close proximity of Stones of Atlantis Dive Site, Rainbow Reef, and Bimini Bay Resort and Marina. 

Resorts World operates an open-air tram offering free transportation throughout the property. During the day, guests can also take the tram into Alicetown to visit the Straw Market and Bimini Museum. 

At the center of the resort is the largest marina complex in the Bahamas - Fisherman’s Village Marina (136 slips) and the Mega Yacht Marina (94 slips) 

Accommodations feature breathtaking views of lush gardens, Bimini Bay, or the pristine beaches that surround the resort.

The 305 guestrooms and 18 suites feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, rainfall shower heads in the marble bathrooms, LED lighting, a 46-inch HDTV, and private patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available, and guests can enjoy an extensive selection of activities and excursions such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and paddle boarding.

A rooftop bar and adults-only infinity pool (one of four pools at Resorts World) offer stunning sunset views, and the private Paradise Beach is less than a 15 minute walk (shuttle service is also available).

The resort includes six dining options, the Serenity Spa, a rooftop pool and grill, the lobby raw bar, a sushi bar and piano lounge. 

10,000 sq. ft. of live action table games in addition to more than 150 slot machines. Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps and Roulette, and more than one hundred slot machines. 

There are three main ways to reach the island - by scheduled flight, by charter/private flight, or by boat. 

Most travelers arrive by commercial flights which is just 45 minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport. 

A number of private yacht, seaplane charters, and flights from Nassau, and Grand Bahama Island are also available. 

Another alternative is FRS Caribbean which provides ferry service from Miami to Bimini, and the trip takes approximately two hours. Vist the site for schedule info along with hotel package specials

Resorts World Bimini $99 Roundtrip Seaplane Special
Minimum 2 night stay available until Dec 21st

More special offers from Resorts World Bimini

A Daily Resort Charge will be added to the room rate and includes the following: guest internet access; on property transportation including shuttle services from the Resorts World Bimini Casino to Alice Town and to venues within the resort; beach chairs; towels; and local and toll free calls.

Learn more about Bimini at Islands of the Bahamas

Happy Travels,

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