Sport Fishing Capital of the World


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Bimini, the smaller Bahamian island perched at the edge of a cliff, celebrates its roguish past while offering bigger-than-life modern pleasures. As the closest island to the U.S., it was the main rum supplier during Prohibition as well as Hemingway’s favorite haunt. Today, Bimini is the most popular island for diving and fishing. Among the enjoyable resorts here are Bimini Bay, Bimini Sands and Bimini Big Game.

Bimini divers will find 11 different wreck, reef and wall dives, including the popular concrete ship Sapona, an 18-foot wreck dive which takes you to a floating Prohibition-era liquor warehouse, now home to bright coral, sponges, lobster and scorpion. The Nodules wall dive starts at 70 feet and drops down into the Gulf Stream to reveal deep-water sea fans and huge elephant ear sponges. Snorkelers will find every shape and color of sea life at 10 different Bimini sites. Get a different view of the wildlife through a guided eco-tour in the mangroves. Boaters can bring their own boats or rent one here to explore the cays. On land, don’t miss Dolphin House Museum, Bimini Museum, and beautiful King’s Highway in North Bimini. On South Bimini, there’s the Fountain of Youth and the Lost City of Atlantis.
Bimini is a big beach destination: the top three are Radio Beach, Blister Beach and Spook Hill Beach, but there are others, including more secluded spots on the Cays to the south. Thanks to Bimini’s strategic position at the very edge of the Gulf Stream, the fishing here is legendary. In fact, Bimini holds the spot for more than 50 record-setting catches! Test your luck at North Bimini (also called Moselle Shoal) or at Three Sisters Rock.
King’s Highway includes a few shops, straw market and authentic Bahamian Craft Center. Jewelry, crafts, gifts and souvenirs are sold in many shops throughout the resorts. Treat yourself to Bimini’s famed fresh bread, sold at street bakeries and local bread bakers’ homes.
The locals always know where to go: find them munching fresh-from-the-oven pastries and lunchtime goodies at A Taste of Heaven. Savor rum punch and cracked conch with a gorgeous sunset view at Sherri’s Beach Bar. For a more upscale breakfast or dinner atmosphere, the Bimini Bay Resort’s Sabor restaurant may be a good choice: fresh, flavorful culinary creations in tranquil waterfront setting.
After a satisfying day of fishing or boating, follow in Hemingway’s footsteps and head to the famous End of the World Bar or one of the many other watering holes on the island.
Bahamas visitors guide - Bimini
Bimini Sands