Top 15 Things To Do In Bimini, Bahamas - Updated 2022

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Aarti
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Located just 80 kilometers (50 miles) off the coast of Florida, rests Bimini. This westernmost district of the Bahamas comprises a chain of islands that is segregated into the North and South islands. This Bahamian District is known as Ernest Hemingway’s favorite escape and for a reason. Filled with a significant history, the area is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world who are looking forward to living the island life. Bimini is famous for its pristine beaches, fishing activities, snorkeling experiences, renowned past, and historical complexity, and also the famed Bimini Road, which most people believe to be the remains of the legendary Lost City of Atlantis. There are also Airbnb and Vrbo vacation rentals available for the best accommodations. And if you are wondering what to do or where to go while vacationing here, you are in the right place. Check out this guide to the best things to do in Bimini, Bahamas.

1. Dare to shark dive with Bimini Bull Run

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Posted by Bimini Bull Run on Friday, June 12, 2020

If there’s only one water adventure that you plan to do in Bimini, let this be it. Those who dare explore the deep waters of Bimini will find one of the best thrills with Bimini Bull Run, a scuba diving center that specializes in shark cage diving.

This scuba center is one of the most-trusted tour agencies for shark diving, featuring purpose-built cages and top-of-the-line safety gear. If you’re looking for an unforgettable underwater experience, we reckon there’s nothing more memorable than shark encounters!

Bimini Bull Run

Address: Alice Town, The Bahamas

Website: Bimini Bull Run

2. Explore the waters of Tuna Alley

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One of the best diving spots in Bimini is, without a doubt, Tuna Alley. It’s home to rich marine life, with mesmerizing corals and sponges and crystal-clear water to boot. This well-known spot is a fairly easy dive with a slow current, so exploring its waters is one of the best activities that you can do with family and friends. If you’re on the hunt for your next water adventure in beautiful Bimini, you can’t go wrong with Tuna Alley.

Tuna Alley

Address: Bimini, The Bahamas

3. Go on a tour of the Dolphin House

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Built by local author/historian named Ashley Saunders, Dolphin House was established in the year 1993. This is one such Bimini attraction that is loved by kids and adults alike. Truly inspired by the dolphins and the ocean, Mr. Saunders created a mini-museum using nothing but recycled materials. Renowned to be a popular attraction today for its unique and artistic structures, travelers from all over the world are drawn to this beautiful space to marvel at the structures displayed here. When you visit, you will also find a novel gift store, if you are looking forward to shopping for gifts for your family and friends or just a souvenir for an unforgettable memory. In addition, you can take part in the historical walking tours that are conducted daily by Mr. Saunders, who has written three history books on the Bimini Islands.

Dolphin House

Address: Saunders Street, Queens Hwy, North Bimini Alice Town Bimini, Bahamas

Website: Dolphin House

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

4. Go fishing at Bimini Blue Waters Hotel & Marina

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When you are living the island life in Bimini, The Bahamas, you must live like a true islander. Located in the center of Alice Town of North Bimini, Bimini Blue Waters Hotel & Marina is a veritable yachtsman’s paradise and it is also one of the finest marinas for fishing in The Bahamas. You can either stay here at one of the fancy lodges or go fishing on a private yacht. The yachtsman and the friendly staff will make sure your visit here is surely a memorable one.

Bimini Blue Waters Hotel & Marina

Address: Alice Town, Bimini, Bahamas

Website: Bimini Blue Waters Hotel & Marina

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

5. Go an an adventure with Bimini Brown Charters

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Looking for the best Bimini activities? With over 30 years of experience operating on the island of Bimini, Bimini Brown Charters offer private charters to suit all your special requirements. This establishment specializes in sportfishing, bottom fishing, spearfishing, snorkeling excursions to the Sapona and feeding the Stingrays at Honeymoon Harbor. So, go ahead and book any of the excursions from Brown and go on an adventure of a lifetime.

Bimini Brown Charters

Address: Bimini, The Bahamas, Caribbean

Website: Bimini Brown Charters

6. Dine with a view at CJ's Deli

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On the lookout for a place to grab breakfast, a quick lunch or a nice dinner? Nestled on the beachside of Bimini, CJs Deli is quite a popular place among the locals. While at this restaurant, soak in the tranquil views of the ocean and relish in Bahamian and American cuisines. Get yourself a plate of Bahamian lobster, smoked sausage with eggs on toast, fritters, fish and chips, a club sandwich, and many other varieties of American and Caribbean food.

CJ's Deli

Address: Alice Town, The Bahamas

Website: CJ’s Deli

Opening hours: 7am - 11pm (daily)

7. Explore the wreckage of SS Sapona

Sapona Panoramic
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Located just a few miles off Bennett’s Harbour in South Bimini, SS Sapona is a concrete-hulled cargo steamer that ran aground near Bimini during a hurricane in 1926. And since then, the shipwreck has been worn away due to the bombings and weathering. Although the ship has been wrecked over the years, one might still see the ship’s inner workings and might also find an interesting souvenir to take home. So go on a snorkeling tour and swim past the multitude of tropical fish within the wrecks and if you are a brave soul, try diving 40 feet (12 meters) into the ocean from atop the ship.

SS Sapona

Address: Alice Town, Bimini

Website: SS Sapona

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

8. Explore the underwater world of the Bimini Wall

Bimini Road
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Renowned as Bimini Road, Bimini Wall is an underwater rock formation nestled near North Bimini island in the Bahamas. The road features varying rows of blocks mostly composed of limestone and stretches over 0.8km (0.50 mi) from northeast to southwest. There are numerous claims stating that this road is either a wall, a road, a pier, backwater, or another man-made structure underwater. So, you can either go snorkeling or scuba diving and witness the marvel of the Bimini Wall.

Bimini Wall

Address: Bimini Road, Bimini, The Bahamas

Website: Bimini Wall

9. Check out the Fountain of Youth

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Need to feel youthful or look youthful again? The fountain of Youth in Bimini is known to restore youth to people who drank or bathed in its waters. At least that was what the legends said. Back in the 1500s, an explorer named Juan Ponce de Leon learned from the Indians about the magic that the fountain offers. And as intrigued as he was, he set sail with his three ships to see if the legends were true. Although he found Bimini, he couldn’t find the famed Fountain of Youth. And today, the locals refer to a well that is found near the airport as the Fountain of Youth. This well was carved out of the limestone rock thousands of years ago by the groundwater. Why not take a trip to the Fountain of Youth and see for yourself what the fuss is all about?

The Fountain of Youth

Address: Airport Road, South Bimini, Bimini

Website: The Fountain of Youth

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

10. Admire the paintings of James Pinder

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Need something to treat your eyes? Or just to learn something about art and other crafts? James Pinder is somewhere you must head to on your Bimini vacation. James Pinder is a local Bahamian artist who creates thought-provoking artwork and also specializes in canvas paintings, shell craft and ceramic mugs, and many more by using only natural materials to manifest his creations.

James Pinder

Address: King’s Highway, General Delivery, Alice Town, BI

Website: James Pinder

11. Explore the underwater beauty with Bimini Ocean Adventures

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There is something surreal about the underwater. It is like a whole different world out there. So why not come and experience it for yourself at Bimini Ocean Adventures? This establishment organizes tours where you can witness Stingrays at Honeymoon Harbour, Sapona Shipwreck & Turtle Rocks, Wild Dolphins, and Nurse Sharks and Reef Sharks. Book one of these tours and be amazed by how magnificent the world of underwater really is.

Bimini Ocean Adventures

Address: Brown’s Marina, Alice Town, Bimini in the Bahamas

Website: Bimini Ocean Adventures

12. Enjoy some drinks at Island House

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Want to befriend a local over a cocktail drink? This is the place to be. Located just steps from Bimini Big Game Club hotel, this bar has a great vibe, great music, and good food and drinks. The locals are very welcoming and the staff is pretty courteous. Order yourself a tasty fried fish, chicken or pork sausage, fried dumplings, and many more local dishes. And to accompany these dishes, you can go for regular drinks and other cocktails.

If you don’t know what to do in Bimini, going for some drinks with your friends is always a good idea!

Island House

Address: Queen’s Hwy, Alice Town, The Bahamas

Website: Island House

Opening hours: 9am - 2am (daily)

13. Go souvenir shopping at Bimini Craft Centre

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Getting souvenirs is a part of the process when people travel. It is a memory one can gift or carry around. And when shopping for souvenirs, shopping for family or friends is a given. So, head to the Craft Center in Bimini and shop for the local handmade products that are produced by the locals of the island. You will find around 17 stalls that offer straw crafts, hats, T-shirts, souvenirs, and woodcarvings. And if you need WiFi access, that is also available in this growing space.

Bimini Craft Centre

Address: King’s Highway, Alice Town, North Bimini, Bimini

Website: Bimini Craft Centre

Opening hours: 8am - 8pm (daily)

14. Play a game of poker at Resorts World Bimini

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When visiting a new city or a country, it is counter-intuitive for visitors not to explore above and beyond of the destination. And trying new and different things is part of the process. So why not add going to a casino on your itinerary? Located on the 750-acre (303-hectare) beachfront resort, Resorts World Bimini is renowned for its casino that is encompassed by the stunning turquoise waters of Bimini. This will be the only place where you can play a game of poker, roulette edge, and more while basking in the pristine ocean views.

Resorts World Bimini

Address: North Bimini, Bimini

Website: Resorts World Bimini

15. Stay at Bimini Big Game Resort and Marina

Bimini - Big Game Club reopened
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Seeking luxury during your stay? Or do you just want to have a cup of tea or a glass of beer overlooking the stunning views of the ocean? Then step into an amazing world of Bimini Big Game Resort and Marina to be taken aback, in a good way. Nestled on an island in Bimini, this resort features a marina, an outdoor pool, BBQ grills, and hammocks. You can also indulge in playing a game of pool or ping pong while dining at one of the two restaurants in this laid-back resort.

A paradise for beach lovers

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One of the popular tourist destinations, Bimini has something for every kind of visitor. Be it miles upon miles of pristine beaches, multiple seafood restaurants, shopping areas, museums, casinos, or just plenty of water activities to indulge in, one can find it all here. The two ends of Bimini Island- North and South- caters to its own specific thing. North is famous for the water action, tourist attractions, and busy beaches, and the south falls on the quieter side, making this end a place to befriend many locals. Now whichever end you choose or go to, rest assured your stay at this paradise will be magnificent.

Frequently asked questions about things to do in Bihimi, Bahamas

1. What are the best attractions to visit in Bimini, Bahamas?

Bimini is brimming with attractions that you must not miss. Some of the best ones are Dolphin House, SS Sapona, Bimini Wall, and Fountain of Youth.

2. What are the best activities in Bimini, Bahamas?

There’s no shortage of fun activities in Bimini. Be sure to try shark cage diving with Bimini Bull Run, adventuring with Bimini Brown Charters, fishing at Bimini Blue Waters Hotel & Marina, and exploring the underwater beauty with Bimini Ocean Adventures.

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Born in Mumbai and brought up in Bangalore, India, Aarti is a full-time freelance writer by profession. She is a lover of everything the ‘blue dot’ offers—world cultures, off-the-beaten tracks,...Read more

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