Vacation on the island paradise of Bimini Bahamas. Just a 20 minute plane ride from the Coast of Florida, the Bahamas are closer than you think. Fish, dive, snorkel, shell or even swim with the wild dolphins in Bimini ... or maybe just relax ...
Bimini Bahamas ... Time sensitive announcement ...
Bimini Biological Field Station - Shark lab
We are 24 hours away from embarking on one of most exciting and ambitious projects of the year, and we are looking for one generous donor who would like to put their mark on this! Tomorrow afternoon, we will become the first team (to our knowledge) to ever ACTIVELY track a great hammerhead shark.
Many of you are aware that Bimini, Bahamas has become a very popular site for this charismatic species during the winter months. These animals come in like clockwork to the local dive sites in the afternoon, obviously aware of the bait and scraps that the dive operators provide. But why is it that these animals are only seen here in the afternoons? Where are they spending the rest of their day? Perhaps they head east, to the shallow flats of the Great Bahama Bank, in search of a more hearty meal such as a Blacktip shark or Southern Stingray. Or could it be that they head west, dropping deep into the abyssal waters of the Gulf Stream. These are the unknowns that we hope to uncover.
Now is your chance to do your part! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. We have already received an amazing donation from Sonotronics, who have supplied the unique receiver that will be used to track the transmitter.
A group of international environmentalists tour The Bahamas, especially areas that are of concern to Save The Bays. One of the locations visited during the tour was the North Bimini Marine Reserve which has been proposed but hasn't been established as a marine protected area by the government.
Information and education is the key ... if we don't do something, who will?
Feb 13, 2015 Newsdesk Latest news, Top of the deck, World
From online publication "ggrasia.com"
Genting Malaysia Bhd says it has completed a previously announced acquisition of land in order to expand a majority-owned casino hotel venue in the Bahamas.
It gave the news to Bursa Malaysia on Thursday, adding the terms were those mentioned in previous announcements.
The company also operates Resorts World Genting, Malaysia’s only casino resort, which has recently undergone a major refurbishment.
On September 12 the firm had said BB Entertainment Ltd, a unit of Genting Malaysia, was to to pay US$24.6 million to an entity called RAV Bahamas Ltd for a plot on the Bimini Islands, Bahamas.
The 16.2 acres (6.6 hectares) of land is adjacent to Resorts World Bimini. BB Entertainment owns and operates the casino in the property. BB Entertainment is building a 307-key hotel on the land to increase room capacity to cater for more visitors, Genting Malaysia said in earlier filings.
Genting Malaysia – part of the Genting Bhd conglomerate that invests globally in casinos – owns 70 percent of BB Entertainment. RAV Bahamas, a real estate developer, owns the other 30 percent in the company.
The deal includes options for BB Entertainment to acquire up to 103.4 acres of additional adjacent land for possible expansion.
A rival Bahamas gaming property – Baha Mar Casino and Hotel – is due to open this year.
This is such sad news ... where are they going to get all of these tourists? Does the little quaint island of Bimini really need this?
South Bimini Airport Security Fee
January 30, 2015 at 10:22pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SKY BAHAMAS AIRLINES LIMITED
To All domestic passengers departing from the South Bimini Airport. Effective 29 January 2015, the Bahamas Department of Civil Aviation has implemented a security measure to screen all domestic passengers departing the South Bimini Airport. The Department has levied a cost of $7.00 per passenger which we are required to collect on its behalf. Consequently, Sky Bahamas' ticket prices for outbound domestic flights from South Bimini will reflect this increase with immediate effect. We thank you for your continued patronage.
It seems that getting to the Bahamas is just a little more expensive :-(
Bimini Bahamas - Hilton to Open New Bahamas Property (By the Caribbean Journal staff)
Above: a rendering of the new Hilton at Resorts World Bimini
Hilton is expanding in the Bahamas, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new planned resort in Bimini will debut under the Hilton brand, according to the company’s Web site. It will be called Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, and will be the second Hilton property in the Bahamas, along with the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau.
The 305-room-and-suite hotel will be located at Resorts World Bimini, the Genting project at the former Bimini Bay Resort.
The news comes almost 10 years after Hilton had first been en route to opening a property on the same site in Bimini, a property that would have been under the Conrad brand.
The marina-set property will include two pools, including a rooftop infinity pool, along with swim-up suites, 10,000 square feet of conference space and 24-hour room service, among other amenities.
The entry of Hilton to the Bahamas is the second major event affecting the company this week, following the recent sale of the Hilton Rose Hall in Jamaica last Wednesday. That property will remain a Hilton under the management of Aimbridge Hospitality.
The exact date of the opening is not yet known, although it is slated to debut in 2015.
As someone who is a homeowner and has spent a great deal of time in Bimini, I am saddened by this news. Bimini has always been a place to get away from it all. Bringing a casino and now a 305 room hotel to this tiny island is bringing the "bad' to this place of "innocence" :-(
Once a year, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism honor the "best of the best" in the country's hospitality industry through the prestigious Cacique Awards.
Bimini Bahamas was well represented! Congratulations go out to all of Bimini's tourism ambassadors who were honored at the 16th Cacique Awards in Nassau Saturday night!!!
Bimini boasted finalists in 6 different categories ... and 3 took home the final prize!
Pictured above is "Team Bimini" (Left to Right):
Grant Johnson & Katie Grudecki : WINNERS in the Sustainable Tourism Category
Activities Directors for Bimini Sands Resort & Marina, Katie & Grant established Bimini's first comprehensive eco-tourism
program, offering both land & marine excursions focused on the
wildlife and natural beauty of Bimini. They have helped promote Bimini
as a premier eco-tourism destination, and are strong supporters of
Bimini's Marine Protected Area Campaign!
"Bonefish Tommy" Sewell: Finalist in the Sports & Leisure Category
James Pinder: Finalist in both the Handicraft Category & the Creative Arts Category
Paul Levarity: Finalist in the Transportation Category
"Bonefish Ebbie" David: WINNER in the Sports & Leisure Category
Ebbie is an outstanding local bonefishing guide who also owns his own lodge &
restaurant. His vibrant persona & dedication to his customers has
made him one of the most highly regarded guides in The Bahamas!
And Pictured in Front, WINNER of the Clement T. Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award, Bimini's own local legend, Nathaniel "Piccolo Pete" Saunders! This 100-year-old Biminite, born November 7, 1914, has been entertaining locals and visitors alike
for over 80 years. He has performed for the likes of Ernest Hemmingway,
Martin Luther King Jr., Richard Nixon and even Al Capone, among others.
Great Job and thank you all for your contributions to Bimini's tourism industry!
Bimini Bahamas ... it not all about the world class deep sea fishing. There are a boatload of other cool things to do when you visit Bimini
One of the most fun adventures is feeding stingrays in nearby Honeymoon Harbor. If you bring a bucket of squid, they'll flock to you like puppies. This photos shows Bimini Sands Department Co-Director Katie Grudecki with a family knee-deep in rays enjoying the experience!
This is not a concrete tank that you hop into, but crystal clear Bahamian water. Shouldn't you come for a visit to the Bahamas soon?
Bimini Bahamas ... It is still officially winter, but is there ever a "bad" time on Bimini?
A sunny Sunday afternoon in March and what better than to stroll along the beach and visit some friends. Anita who lives right on the beach on South Bimini has wonderful stories to tell since she first came here in the 60's.
Here is the view from her porch ....
The secluded and pristine beaches is really what Bimini Bahamas is all about ... that is when you are not fishing or diving .. LOL!
Bimini Bahamas is certainly not for everyone ... if you need 24/7 entertainment the pace might be too slow for you, but if you need to wind down from a hectic lifestyle, then perhaps you should pack your bags and join us! Just let me know and I might even pick you up at the airport with a cool beverage!
Bimini Bahamas ... South Bimini International Airport to the ferry dock. "International" airport sounds so grand, but in reality it is just a small strip with one building that houses the customs and immigration officers along with the ticket counters. After all, if you are arriving from somewhere other than the Bahamas you have to be "cleared" to continue on ...
Taxi's are usually there to take you to your destination ... that would be a van or bus of some sort. Some are colorfully painted and there are a couple of new ones, too. The next question is, are going to North Bimini? If you are then you will travel to the ferry dock.
This Bimini Bahamas video will show you the way ...
It is about a 5 - 10 minute drive to get to the dock ... of course, some of the taxi drive pretty fast so you better hang on ... the roads are not all paved and things can get exciting!
If your plans are to stay on South Bimini, the place to stay is Bimini Sands Resort & Marina ...
Bimini Bahamas is indeed an “Island in the Stream” … Gulf Stream, that is ... hovering on the edge of a sheer underwater cliff that falls thousands of feet into a dark blue abyss. While the Gulf Stream flows northward, it washes past Bimini, nurturing its thriving coral reefs and serving as the aquatic super highway for migrating sea life ... from marlin to mantas, dolphin to sea turtles. It’s a one of a kind location that, coupled with its colorful history, makes Bimini a one of a kind diving and fishing getaway.
Bimini Bahamas is actually composed of two islands … North and South Bimini, with only a short five minute ferry ride across the channel separating the two islands. The crystal clear waters surrounding the islands make up some of the most pristine and secluded beaches of the world.
Bimini Bahamas has remained relatively unchanged over the years ... a very quiet and peaceful place to live or vacation. Its population is a bit over 1,600 with most of the locals living on in North Bimini. Biminites are friendly and welcome you to join them for conversation whether you are walking along the Kings Highway or enjoying a cold beverage at a local hang out.
Bimini is most famous for deep sea fishing in the surrounding waters. There are a boatload fishing tournaments from spring through fall beckoning sportsfishermen from all around the globe. A wide variety fish are sought including tuna, grouper, snapper, wahoo and, of course, Marlin.
Ernest Hemingway discovered Bimini and it quickly became his favorite retreat. He was drawn to the big game fishing, local bars and colorful hang outs. Hemingway netted the island's first big catch of tuna, a 381 pounder in the 1930s. He wrote two of his famous novels while living in Bimini. Unfortunately, his favorite bar and hotel where he lived, the Compleat Angler, burned to the ground in January 2006 destroying much of the memorabilia ... the rubble still remains today six years later.
Bimini had its early beginnings as a rendezvous for rum runners and wreckers who plundered the ships that ran aground on the numerous reefs. Today, the wrecks of Spanish galleons make for fascinating dive sites along with black coral, colorful reef fish and a mysterious stone formation that some say is the lost continent of Atlantis.
Ponce de Leon’s fountain of youth is located in South Bimini and you can splash water from the well on your face ... who knows ... it might even make you feel younger!
If you are looking for that special vacation, then be sure to put Bimini Bahamas on your list!
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Bimini Bahamas is only 48 miles from the coastline of Florida, but far, far away in terms of relaxing lifestyle.
This "Island in the Stream" is for anyone looking for a getaway that includes world class fishing or diving, sugar sand beaches along with gin clear water and a quirky island atmosphere. The Bahamas offer all this and more!
Turn up your speakers and enjoy this Bimini Bahamas video ...
Bimini Bahamas has something for everyone ... fishing, diving or just relaxing!
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