Bimini is located just 50 miles off the coast of Miami. The island group is considered Hemingway’s favorite escape and the Bahamas’ “big game-fishing capital.” Bimini boasts some of the world’s best diving spots including the legendary Bimini Road and the Sapona wreck. The islands are perfect for a “rejuvenation vacation” with attractions like the Healing Hole and the Fountain of Youth. According to Forbes, Bimini is where luxury meets adventure.
Elite Airways flies on Thursdays and Sundays between Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) and South Bimini Airport (BMI) as well as jet service between Newark, NJ, (EWR) and South Bimini Airport. Also available are travel packages that include round trip airfare and accommodations at Resorts World Bimini Resort, Casino and Marina.
Elite Airways offers non-stop flights between Bimini and NYC/Newark or Orlando/Melbourne on Thursdays and Sundays. Click here to check availability or make a reservation.
The Orlando Melbourne International Airport is located at 1 Air Terminal Pkwy, Melbourne, FL 32901. Parking is $11 per day. The Elite Airways ticket counter is located in the main terminal. Click here for airport website.
Newark Liberty International Airport is located at 3 Brewster Road in Newark, New Jersey. The ticket counter is located in Terminal B, Level 3, by Door Number 4 and Porter Airlines. Arriving passengers may collect their baggage at Level 1, Carousel 1 (unless directed otherwise). Click here for airport website.
Nestled on the border between the Gulf Stream and the Great Bahama Bank, Bimini is home to turquoise waters, miles of white-sand beaches, historic towns and landmarks, and abundant natural attractions. It also boasts some of the world’s best diving and fishing grounds.
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Bimini is the true “Island in the Stream,” perched at the edge of a sheer underwater cliff that falls thousands of feet into the blue abyss. The best dive sites in the south with an array of experiences for both novice and advanced divers, with. The Bimini Road (Bimini Wall) plummets a heart-thumping 4,000 feet beneath the sea. Its perfectly cut underwater steps are thought to be remnants of the road to legendary Atlantis. Wrecks include sunken Spanish galleons, a WWI freighter wreck, and the battered concrete hull of The SS Sapona wreck.
Divers can also explore sea caverns like Little Cavern's Reef and other magnificent reefs ranging teeming with all forms of marine life. Or take an underwater safari to swim with dolphins in the wild, loggerhead turtles or hammerhead sharks.
Bimini’s main settlement is Alice Town, a collection of shops, a straw market, restaurants, and bars on a road known as "The King's Highway". In Alice Town, visitors can experience the Bimini Museum or the Dolphin House, the abode of a well-known island resident that's made almost entirely of crushed coral concrete, shells, and reclaimed tiles. Dockside, the adventurous can participate in the Bimini Bull Run for the chance to get up close and personal with one of the ocean's top predators—bull sharks.
Notable Residents and Visitors
Famous personalities throughout history have lived in Bimini including:
An episode of The Bachelor was recently filmed in Bimini as was the end scene in the classic thriller, The Silence of the Lambs.
Juan Ponce de León and his search for the Fountain of Youth included references to Bimini. Arawak and/or Taíno spoke of a land called "Beimini" where the fountain could be found. Although the location was erroneously associated with the Bahamas, the natives referred to a location in the Gulf of Honduras. Though de León's expedition brought him to Florida, the fountain was rumored to exist within the shallow pools of South Bimini. Today there is a small freshwater well with a plaque commemorating the Fountain of Youth, on the road leading to the South Bimini Airport.
Found within the brackish mangrove swamp on the shoreline of North Bimini is The Healing Hole, a pool that lies at the end of a network of winding underground tunnels. During outgoing tides, these channels pump cool, mineral-laden fresh water into the pool. Because this well was carved out of the limestone rock by ground water thousands of years ago it is especially high in calcium and magnesium.