When visiting the closest Bahamian island to the U.S. sitting just 50 miles off the coast of South Florida, all ocean lovers will find their paradise in Bimini, Bahamas. The seven-mile island is surrounded by the bright blue waters of the Caribbean Sea filled with culture, historical landmarks, and thrilling adventures for all to enjoy. There is no better time to visit than the spring where the sun shines from day to night with temperatures that kiss your skin and make the ocean glisten turquoise blue. This dreamy paradise was once frequented by the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Martin Luther King Jr., who visited the island to write his Sanitations Worker speech -- the last oration he would deliver before his passing. With a population of less than 2,000, you can enjoy touring the island at your leisure on a golf cart while supporting the friendly locals by stopping by famous conch salad stands, trying Bimini bread pizza, or enjoying a picturesque sunset on Radio Beach.
Just a 25-minute flight or two-hour boat/ferry ride away from Miami or Fort Lauderdale, Bimini is a perfect weekend getaway. Opt to stay at Resorts World Bimini, an expansive beachfront complex with a private marina, casino, day club, handful of restaurants, incredible spa and more, to be conveniently located in the mix of the island. Views of the Caribbean Sea are best enjoyed with a drink in hand while sunbathing at one of two hotel pools: the ground-floor lagoon pool or the rooftop infinity pool (both of which have poolside bars) or the brand new Resorts World Bimini Beach — a 4.5-acre private beach and lounge that blends boho-chic laidback luxury with unrivaled ocean backdrops and vibes similar to beach clubs in Mykonos or Tulum. The space is filled with private cabanas, two lagoon pools, dozens of hammocks and day beds, two bars, local bites, and a DJ booth with panoramic views for day-long entertainment.
Ocean access from the expansive Resorts World Bimini is easy and allows for endless adventures around the island. Hop on a private vessel or embark on a guided tour with Bimini Blue Adventures (whose office is located right in the Resorts World Bimini complex) and head out to sea, where three snorkeling spots are just a short boat ride away — and each stop is guaranteed to cross a different item off your bucket list! Stop first at Triangle Rocks to swim with reef sharks in their natural habitat, then to the S.S. Sapona shipwreck (a former rum runner ship that ran aground during a hurricane in 1926) to spot vibrant and diverse coral reefs and marine life (maybe even a turtle!) among the ruins. End the adventure at Honeymoon Harbor to say hello to friendly nurse sharks and feed the local stingrays their favorite snacks — shrimp and squid. After a thrilling day under the sun, head back into the resort for a revitalizing treatment at the Serenity Spa to prepare for an action-packed night at the Resorts World Bimini Casino, then rest and fuel up for another day of Bimini bliss.