Tuesday, May 13, 2008


The Bimini Islands are just about 50 miles east of Miami. The two main islands, North and South Bimini, and then a string of islets. The islands are considered the out islands of the Bahamas. They are remote, but full of history.

You will find Ponce de Leons Fountain Of Youth and the Bimini steps, supposedly a remnant of the lost Atlantis. Most beaches are on the west side of North Bimini, Radio beach being most popular.

The islands do offer variety; deep sea fishing, yachting, scuba and snorkeling. But it is best known as a relaxation destination. This is where Ernest Hemingway wrote The Old Man And The Sea.

The main settlement is Alice Town, a collection of shops, restaurants and bars surrounding a single road known as "The Kings Highway."

Getting there: one must fly to Nassau, then take a connecting flight. There are several scheduled flights from Nassau, or you may charter a flight. (Info here.) There are resorts and villas, but the area maintains a quaint feel where chickens still cross the road. The Anchorage and Bimini Ocean Villas are on North Bimini, while The Bimini Sands Resort is on South Bimini.

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