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Bimini, Bahamas
 
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Landscape: Although the beaches may be ho-hum, the sport fishing is the prime attraction in Bimini. Ernst Hemingway made his way through Bimini writing many pieces about the island. Bimini is divided into a North Bimini and a South Bimini and consists of a group of tiny islands.
Shallow waters of the bank protected by Bimini house bonefish. Located just 50 miles from Florida makes Bimini one of the most accessible islands.

Crime: In it's heyday, being only 50 miles east of the US, Bimini used to be one of the drug traffic centers of the world.










Population: 1717 (2000 Census)

Capital: Alice Town (the only settlement in Bimini)

Language: English

Geography: 50 miles east of Miami.

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time

Currency: The legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent in value to the US dollar.

Economy: North Bimini is a favorite for college student spring breaks. Sport fishing is Bimini's powerstay.

Nationality: Bahamian

Entry Requirements: Passports required.

Driving: Bahamian's drive on the left side of the road (remember: right is left). The most fashionable way to get around the island is renting a golf cart.

Electricity: 120/240 volts, suitable for all US appliances.

Medical: There is a medical clinic on the island in North Bimini. There is a little poison oak on the Bahamian islands.

Getting to Bimini:
Bimini Island air goes to South Bimini with hosts the main airport.
Pan-Am Air Bridge flies seaplanes to North Bimini from Ft. Lauderdale.
25 minute flight from Ft. Lauderdale.

Mailboats: Bimini Mack $60 one way.

Marinas:
Bimini Big Game Fishing Club 100 slips,
Bimini Blue Water Marina 32 slips,
Weech's Bimini Dock,

Where to stay: There are a few smaller hotels in Bimini. Bimini Bay Resorts also rents out their condos.

Drinking Water: Most homes have cistern which collect rain water in a tank underground or above ground when it rains. Most cistern are made of cement or plastic. It's always good to conserve the use of water when staying in the Bahamas as it can run out if it does not rain for awhile.

Weather in Bimini: Click here for weather in the Bahamas

Highest Point of Bimini: 20 feet

Area (Sq. Miles) of Bimini: 9 sq. miles

Developments: Bimini Bay Resort with a casino and golf course. At the present many locals are upset that the resort may be ruining their environment.

Places to see:

  • Bimini Road which consists of large blocks laid out in a straight line under the aquamarine waters of Bimini are said to lead to the Lost City of Atlantis.
  • Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth in South Bimini
  • Fishing Hall of Fame

Festivals:

  • Bimini Regatta
  • Bemini Street festival
  • Fishing Tournaments
  • Repeat Visitors/Second-Home Owners Reception.
  • Street Festival - US & Bahamian Independence
  • US Independence Reception
  • Bimini Native Fishing Tournament
  • Wahoo Tournament
  • Hemingway festival
  • Bimini Women in Fishing Tournament
 


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