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Bimini, Bahamas

Situated only 50 miles from Miami, Bimini is the Bahamas’ western-most chain of islands. From thrilling water activities to expansive beaches to enchanting legends, there is much to experience in this corner of paradise. Ernest Hemingway called Bimini home in the 1930s, with the islands’ incredible deep sea fishing reportedly inspiring him to write The Old Man and the Sea. Visit the Bimini Museum to learn about Hemingway’s time here or embark on your own deep sea fishing adventure. Go in search of the Fountain of Youth or the lost city of Atlantis or simply dip into the warm azure waters and enjoy an afternoon unwinding on a pristine beach. However you choose to spend your day in Bimini, you can bet on a legendary time in paradise


  • Port Name & Location
    Bimini, Bahamas
  • Time Zone
    Eastern Daylight Time Zone
  • Language
  • Currency & Shopping
    Bahamian Dollar For those wishing to pick up souvenirs, head to the Bimini Craft Center in Alice Town and browse a wide assortment of locally-made goods, from jewelry to wood carvings to artwork and more.
    • Famous For
      Bimini has a long list of reasons to be famous, from being a favorite retreat for Ernest Hemingway to holding the title as one of the world’s top deep sea fishing spots to boasting expansive pristine beaches and more.
    • Important
      U.S. dollars are widely accepted on Bimini. Rather than spending time searching for an ATM, it’s recommended to arrive with cash already on hand.
    • Fun Fact #1
      From luxury amenities to secluded white sands, Bimini’s diverse, scenic beaches offer relaxation seekers a wide selection for unwinding and reclining seaside.
    • Fun Fact #2
      The legendary sunken city of Atlantis is thought to be located near Bimini. In 1968, divers discovered what has since become known as Bimini Road — a rock structure 18 feet underwater that is debated to be the road to Atlantis. Divers can enjoy incredible diving excursions to this site.
      • Fun Fact: Foodies
        Seafood lovers shouldn’t miss the opportunity to try fresh conch and lobster salad. The sweet, rich Bimini bread is also a must-try during your day on the island.
      • Fun Fact: Landmarks
        Famed Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon visited the island in the 16th century in search of the Fountain of Youth. Although he failed to discover the fountain, legends suggest that a well along South Bimini’s airport road might be just that. You can visit the scenic site, which is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and was carved from limestone thousands of years ago


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