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24 HOURS IN: BIMINI, THE BAHAMAS

Bimini Island is like my second home. I’ve spent a lot of time there over the last few years. It holds a very special place in my heart and great memories. So why not do a 24-hour special in one of my favorite places to visit?

Travel Tips for Bimini

If you’re traveling from Freeport, Grand Bahama the best way is to book a seat on Flamingo Air. If you’re leaving from Nassau, New Providence you can book a ticket on Western Air. Tickets usually price between $220-$240 depending on where you’re leaving from. Another great option is to book the Baleària Ferry straight from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini for about $300. The flight was 15 minutes to the South Side of Bimini where the airport is located.

Arrival on the Island

I collected my luggage from the airport from the side gate and hopped on the bus to head to the ferry. The fee for the bus and the ferry was one flat rate so make sure you have cash and not just a credit/debit card. The ferry ride takes you over to the North Side of the island. This is where a lot of the locals live and businesses reside.

ferry dock north side Bimini

Stuart’s Conch Stand

Every time I step onto the ferry dock it’s like greeting family I haven’t seen in a while. Riding through the town brought back the nostalgia of the first I visited. I decided to stop at the Hilton Hotel to grab some breakfast from their buffet in Tides Restaurant. Service was top notch and I didn’t have to wait too long for the food, drinks, or desserts. Next, I was off to Stuart’s Conch Stand where I was able to watch them make me fresh conch salad. Still the best conch salad on the island for me! The view of the water and the stingrays swimming by to say hello was also a great touch.

Stuart's Conch Stand, Conch Salad in Bimini,

Bimini Big Game

I decided to take a walk on the beach where I could see a cruise ship in port. The water in Bimini is a diamond blue color and the deeper you go it changes to a deep aqua. After a walk on the beach, I decided to visit my old friend Atarah at Bimini Big Game. A few drinks in (because what better thing is there to do on an island), I ordered a satisfyingly good supreme pizza! Another pizza spot you should check out is Edith’s Pizza where they use bimini bread as the crust that’s sweeter than the regular crust.

Bimini Pizza, Bimini Big Game Club, The Bahamas

Nightlife in Bimini

Time went by really fast and the evening turned to nighttime. My night began at the Resorts World Casino. I watched the Superbowl (Yes I know, this is a really late post). After munching down on some appetizers, I left to check out The Round Bar and The Upper Deck. This outdoor bar is a popular spot especially late at night. They usually have live DJs playing but I realize I was out a bit early. I finished my evening at Big Johns and then at Ladies’ Night at 123 Floor.

resorts world casino, superbowl LVII, Casino, Bimini, The Bahamas

Visit Bimini, The Bahamas

Early the next morning I was on my way back to the south side on the ferry. Honestly, 24 hours is not a lot of time in Bimini as I didn’t get to swim with the sharks, check out the SS Sapona shipwreck, head to the mythical fountain of youth, or even enjoy myself at Radio Beach. So if you do want to book a trip there make sure it’s for more than one day!