Most Miamians have heard of Bimini. They’ve probably even flown right over Bimini. Maybe even sailed right past it. But few people have ever actually been to Bimini, which is strange considering this island paradise — dubbed the gateway to The Bahamas — is only 48 miles away.
What gives? For starters, it’s hard to get to the island (err islands, plural, since there’s two). Commercial air lift routes are slim to none (and slim just left). For those who own a private boat, the season is limited to the hot summer months due to choppy seas during the winter. And let’s face it: there’s isn’t a helluva lot to do in Bimini.
The opening of Resorts World Bimini, the newest destination resort in the Americas, promises to change the game for this island of 1,600 people.
With 400 suites, villas, and studios, miles of white sany beaches, and crystal clear tropical waters that are home to some of the top fishing and diving spots in the world, Resorts World Bimini is going to put the tiny island on the map. (Here’s the full story, courtesty of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel).
And now — for the first time in, well… ever — getting to Bimini is a cinch, thanks to the launch of a new ship, the Bimini SuperFast, that will make the two-hour trip between Miami and Bimini twice-a-day, seven days a week. Day trips will depart at 9 am and return at 7 pm; night time party cruises leave at 9 pm and return at 5 am.
Best of all, these trips begin at just $49 round trip.
It’s an ideal getaway for South Floridians looking for a break, Miami tourists pining for a day of R&R on the cleanest beach you can imagine, party-goers looking to dance the night away, and even tourists who are Miami-bound during layovers.
See you there…