Best Things to Do in Bimini

The Beach Club at Bimini, Virgin Voyage's private destination. - Photo by Virgin Voyages

Located in the Westernmost part of the Bahamas, Bimini is approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Miami. Bimini is actually made up of two islands affectionately known as North Bimini and South Bimini. The cruise port is located on the North Bimini and the main airport on South Bimini. A local ferry runs between the two islands and costs about $8 per person each way. The cruise pier in Bimini is relatively new, with major cruise lines recently adding this port to their itineraries. When you arrive at the port, enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty of the island. In addition, the port area has an authentic Bahamian vibe and is not overrun with the typical stores found in most Caribbean ports. 

With a total population of under 2,000 residents, the islands of Bimini are primarily untouched. However, there are a few resorts on the island. - Resorts World operates a complimentary tram service around North Bimini which stops at the resort for those who want to enjoy a day at the beach, time in the casino, or bite in one of the restaurants on property. 

Virgin Voyages was the first to announce its stop at Bimini with an exclusive Beach Club experience. For a few sailings, Crystal Cruises added departures from Bimini or Nassau for their seven-night Bahamas itineraries onboard Crystal Serenity as part of their return to cruising. 

Virgin Voyages Cruises to Bimini

Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, and MSC have all added Bimini to many of their Bahamas and Caribbean itineraries into 2022. 

Something for Everyone

Bimini offers unparalleled white sand beaches around the islands. Resorts World Bimini offers several beaches on their expansive 750-acre property. Spend the day lounging at their beach, rent a golf cart to tour the vast resort or shop at Fisherman’s Village. In addition, cruisers can use the complimentary tram around North Bimini to check out various places around the island.

Be sure to stop at The Dolphin House Museum, located in Alice Town, the home of local author, artist, and historian Ashley Saunders. Mosaics fill the house to tell stories and highlight the islands’ history using colorful tiles, shells, bottles, coins, and various other items collected through the years.

Top Activities for Couples

Relax and rejuvenate at the Serenity Spa located at Resorts World Bimini. Open Thursday through Sunday, the spa features a variety of body and beauty treatments. Couples can also enjoy the day scuba diving, fishing, or any of the numerous beach and water excursions.

Fun for Families in Bimini

Whether you book a cruise ship tour or an independent excursion, there are many options for families to spend the day exploring Bimini. Popular family tours include a wild dolphin excursion, snorkeling, or a trip to the Bimini Biological Field Foundation, aka The Shark Lab. Learn about sharks and their habitats. Even adopt your very own shark!

Must-Dos for Adventure Seekers

Known as the Sport Fishing Capital of the World, spend the day reeling in a big catch of tuna, amberjack, or even blue marlin. With more than two dozen dive sites around Bimini, scuba diving and snorkeling are great ways to spend the day. In addition, the island is famous for its shark dives, including the Great Hammerhead Safari, perfect for the true thrill seeker.

Beaches for Sunseekers

Miles and miles of beaches make Bimini ideal for those looking to relax and soak up the sun. Choose from the famous Radio Beach, Bimini Beach Club, Honeymoon Harbour Beach, or Resorts World expansive beaches. It’s truly an island paradise to escape from it all. 

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