Bimini Bahamas ... Island in the Stream!

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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