Bimini Honeymoon Guide

Bimini is world famous for sports fishing, excellent yachting conditions and gorgeous white-sand beaches that shelve gently into calm turquoise waters – perfect for adventurous honeymoon couples.

Walk in the footsteps of authors Zane Grey and Ernest Hemmingway, who together helped popularised Bimini as a holiday and honeymoon destination, the latter with his novels To Have and Have Not and Islands in the Stream.

What to do and see

The Bimini's are world famous for sports fishing, excellent yachting conditions and gorgeous white-sand beaches.

The western side of both North and South Bimini is almost one continuous stretch of pristine white sand.

Relax on the white sands of Radio Beach, conveniently close to Alice Town on North Bimini; this is the only Bimini beach providing toilets, showers and snack bars.

Alternatively, wander north to discover the less crowded and more secluded white sand at Spook Hill Beach and the wide Bimini Bay Beach, respectively 3km and 4km from Alice Town. Both beaches shelve into sandy-bottomed turquoise water that is perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

On South Bimini, discover the west-facing Bimini Sands Beach, an idyllic sandy-bottomed stretch of white sand that lies south of the channel separating North from South Bimini. Also discover the Bimini Reef Club Beach, located south of the airport and offering excellent offshore snorkelling in crystalline waters.

Snorkel above black coral gardens that are easily accessible from the shoreline and teeming with marine life. For some of the best snorkelling, head to the waters at Paradise Point, a cluster of flat rocking outcrops just off North Bimini.

Or scuba dive the 5km of offshore reefs that attract numerous species of colourful fish and are home to several blue holes, wrecks and a sea floor that is allegedly part of the lost continent of Atlantis.

Hook up a charter for bonefish, kingfish, tuna, dolphin fish, amberjack, white and blue marlin, swordfish and barracuda.

Where to stay

Bimini offers a range of honeymoon accommodation options, mainly on North Bimini, including the Bimini Big Game Resort & Yacht Club, a renovated watering hole of big-game fishermen.

Resorts World Bimini
Location: Alice Town
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD465 per room
Description: This beachfront complex is set in the Bimini Islands, 5 minutes’ drive from the Lost City of Atlantis. Resorts World Bimini features a sun terrace with swimming pool, an extensive garden and free Wi-Fi throughout. The suites, villas and studios with contemporary décor offer air conditioning, cable TV, telephone and a terrace with views. Bathrooms come with a bath or shower, while kitchens include a dining area, stove and fridge. The restaurant on-site serves international food, grilled dishes and there is a pizzeria and a bar. Resorts World Bimini also has an on-site grocery store and a shopping area. This resort also features tennis courts, a kid’s club, business centre, a gym, beach club and banquet facilities. Activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, kite surfing, wind surfing and swimming with dolphins can be arranged as well. Resorts World Bimini is 5 minutes’ drive from the Healing Hole and 90 minutes’ ferry ride from Miami.

Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina
Location: Alice Town
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD319 per room
Description: Boutique out island resort with marina and dive shop is located on the eastern shore in Alice Town. An on-site restaurant and free Wi-Fi are also available. A flat-screen TV and remote controlled air conditioner are found in each tropically decorated room at the Bimini Big Game Resort & Marina. The Big Game Bar & Grill serves fresh fish, burgers, steaks, pasta and salads to please any craving with indoor or outdoor dining with views of the marina. The pool bar serves thirst quenching cocktails. Guests can enjoy use of bicycles, kayaks and paddle boards along with a game room and hammocks under the swaying palms. Dive shop offers daily diving, scuba diving lessons, snorkelling and equipment rental.

Hilton at Resorts World Bimini
Location: Alice Town
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD262 per room
Description: Offering an infinity pool with stunning Marina views, Hilton at Resorts World Bimini is located on the beach in North Bimini. Free WiFi access is available throughout. The modern suites and deluxe rooms with marina and resort views also feature hardwood floors, and marble top double sinks; some have private patio. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is served in a casual fare at Hemingway's restaurant. Activities such as snorkeling, parasailing, glass-bottomed boat trips and World’s best sport fishing can be arranged, and there is also a boutique casino with table games and 150 slot machines.

Best time to honeymoon in Bimini

Anytime. The temperature averages 28°C (82°F) during the rest of the year. You can typically swim and enjoy water sports year round, with water temperatures rarely dipping below 22°C (71°F).

Temperatures in Bimini average a balmy 24°C (75°F) in winter (September to May), with refreshing gentle trade winds.

The rainy season (May through November) brings short tropical rainstorms.

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Getting to Bimini

Bimini is in the westernmost district of the Bahamas, comprising a chain of islands located around 210km (130mi) west-northwest of Nassau.

Bimini is the closest point in the Bahamas to the mainland United States, located about 80km (50mi) due east of Miami.

Bimini comprises the larger islands of North and South Bimini, which are linked by a regular ferry service, plus a number of smaller islands and atolls, including East Bimini. Most of Bimini is privately owned.

North Bimini is about 11km (7mi) long and 200m (700ft) wide, and is home to the island's main settlement of Alice Town as well as most of the resorts.

The most convenient route to Bimini is by air to South Bimini Airport (BIM), located on South Bimini Island.

By sea, you can also take a two hour ferry service from Miami (Port of Miami - Terminal H) to Bimini North Island ferry terminal, around 9km (5.5mi) from Alice Town.

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Latest update: How to get to Bimini: 6 May, 2022