Happy New Year… and all that good STUFF!
This year I plan to get and keep my blog game up! But, I won’t make any promises.
Its almost 2:00 in the morning and I’m up reminiscing…
Have I ever told you about the time I visited Bimini, Bahamas?
No?.. Well… let me tell you now! I fell in love with a place like never before!
Bimini is a Family Island in the chain of Bahama Islands. And perhaps the smallest one at that!
About a year ago (last year February to be exact) I vacationed there for 4 days and this is how it went…
I took a plane ride from Nassau, Bahamas to Bimini on Western Air.
Once I safely landed on SOUTH Bimini, myself and almost everyone on the plane caught a shuttle to the Ferry. Then we had to catch a ferry to NORTH Bimini… this was already turning into an Adventure!
The ferry ride was about $5.00.
Once on North Bimini, I caught a taxi to Resorts World Bimini, a golf cart community that host The Hilton hotel on the island. I was staying at the Hilton, its usually my hotel brand of choice.
The ride from the ferry dock to the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini was very short, probably less than 20 minutes with stops. North Bimini is literally one straight road with a few curves and corners.
I was already in awe of the island as I gazed at the beautiful beach from the taxi window, I was more amazed when I got to the hotel. It was newly built and sexy!
Checked in, and in my hotel room… I pulled out my phone to stunt for the ‘gram! It was time to let everyone know I was in BIMINI TOWN!
The hotel room was modern contemporary, with a minimalist approach. The beds (which are my favourite things about Hilton hotels) were soft and lush, but not comfortable enough to keep me hostage.
MK backpack and Canon T5i in tow, I was out the room in no time, and ready to explore the premises. I saved the Island for the next day.
In Resorts World Bimini, once you’re a guest of the hotel, there is a black shuttle bus that takes you around the community. I opted to walk to the facilities though, I wanted to see everything and take pics.
My first stop was Amicci’s, an Italian style deli, that became a regular stop for me during my stay. Should you every visit, be sure to try their meat lovers pizza and mango gelato!
I spent that day familiarising myself with the property, then I turned in for a nap and sweet dreams of Bimini.
Day Two was probably my most favourite day there! I rented a golf cart and set out with “A List of Things to do whiles in Bimini.”
Here are a few things I did:
Had lunch poolside at Aqua Bar and Grille
Toured Dolphin House
Ate Conch Salad at Stuart’s Conch Stand
Visit the Island Centre
I wasn’t able to visit the museum as it was closed, but I’ll be sure to when I return!
Later that night I topped off my day of activities with dinner at the Hemmingways restaurant in the hotel casino.
Day Three was just as exciting as Day Two because I visited the Bimini Biological Field Station Shark Lab on the south side of Bimini. Remember I was staying on the NORTHERN side.
So after some good Bahamian souse for breakfast at Bimini’s native restaurant- 3 Daughters, I had to drive to the ferry dock (got there in less than 10 minutes lol), hop on a ferry and rode the ferry to the south side (less than 20 minutes), then catch a taxi to the Shark Lab (I don’t remember the length of that ride).
I learned a lot about the sharks, stood in shark water and even pet one. Then it was on to the nature trail…
Well, that didn’t last long. I’m not fond of bushes and bugs.
Next, it was back on the ferry, back to the north side, and back to the hotel! Sighs…
As I’m writing this, I wish I can just hop on a plane right now and go back to Bimini!
On the last day I stayed in Resorts World Bimini until it was time to leave.
I enjoyed an American style breakfast at the Sabor restaurant before taking a dip in the most amazing infinity pool!!
My Bimini trip was one of the BEST trips I’ve ever taken in My life! Bimini is not only beautiful but its very historical, truly magical and simply amazing.
See more pics from my Bimini Trip (#nofilter)