If you are looking to book your flights to the Bahamas, but you’re not sure which of these beautiful islands you want to visit, then look no further. Bimini has everything you need to enjoy a perfect vacation. Whether you enjoy the mystery of the ocean, exploring by bike, learning more about the Bahamian culture and history, or simply relaxing on the fantastic beaches that these islands are famous for, there is something here for you! Keep reading to learn our top recommendations for things to do in Bimini to ensure you have an unforgettable vacation.
Swim With Sharks
Bimini is home to many different types of sharks all year round, including Tiger Sharks, Reef Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Nurse Sharks, and Bull Sharks. However, Bimini is known as one of the top locations in the world for hammerhead shark diving, and the best time to see these sharks is between April and December. If you are thinking of booking your flights to the Bahamas and you don’t want to miss seeing these beautiful creatures, then Bimini is the perfect place for you. There are many companies that offer lots of different types of experiences. So whether you want to scuba dive with the Hammerhead sharks or just paddle in the shallow waters with the Lemon sharks, there is something for everyone.
Quick Tip: If you decide to do a shark dive and want to get up close and personal with these animals, then it is best to try and remain motionless during the dive. They will often approach calm divers for a closer look.
Visit the S.S. Sapona
The beautiful tropical waters of these islands are likely to be one of the main reasons you’re thinking of booking your flights to the Bahamas, and if you want to have an underwater adventure, then visiting the S.S. Sapona on Bimini is an excellent option for you. The S.S.Sapona has a rich history, it was a concrete ship made initially for World War I, and since then, it has been temporarily used as a casino. During the prohibition era, a floating warehouse to store alcohol. The ship was severely damaged during a hurricane in 1926 and used for bombing practice during World War II. Now the shipwreck sits in 15 feet of water off the south coast of Bimini, and the surrounding area is a great place to go fishing, a well-liked spot for scuba diving and snorkeling, and some dare even to plunge from the ship’s deck 40 feet into the water. The wreck is only accessible by boat, and you can charter a boat or tour from North Bimini. Sapona Wreck snorkeling tours are also offered, and they allow you to swim through the wreck and experience a piece of history in a way you never have before. You will also see plenty of marine life while you are there, including Eels, French angelfish, barracuda, sergeant majors, French grunt, and bar jacks.
Take a Bike Tour
If one of your reasons for booking your flights to the Bahamas is to see the beautiful sights and experience the rich culture that these islands have to offer, then a Bimini is a great option for your vacation, and one of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in this island is with a bike tour. One of these bike tours usually lasts around 3 hours and will take you all over the 7-mile island, allowing you to soak up the scenery and see as much as possible on your trip. Biking around Bimini is very safe as there aren’t many cars on the island, and if you would prefer to take things at your own pace, then you can also rent a bike for the day.
Dolphin House Museum
If you are looking for something a little different when booking your flights to the Bahamas, then you might want to visit the Dolphin House Museum. On the island of Bimini, Ashley Saunders, who is a local author, artist, historian, and retired teacher, has offered his home to guests of the island so that you can view his jumbled mosaics that pay respect to Bimini’s past. It is located in North Bimini, and it was built with the intention of withstanding the destructive effects of passing hurricanes while also being meticulously decorated by an artist. The entire surface of the interior and exterior walls is covered in mosaics made from colorful tiles, shells, bottles, coins, and a variety of other discarded items. He has made use of debris from construction sites and discarded seashore items from various locations. This is a must-see if you are thinking of booking a flight to the Bahamas.
Visit the Beaches
We couldn’t make a list of our top recommendations of things to do in Bimini without including the beautiful beaches. No doubt, one of the main reasons you want to book your flights to the Bahamas is to experience these world-class beaches for yourself, and Bimini has no shortage of beautiful beaches. One of the most popular ones is Radio Beach in North Bimini. It is the only
beach on the island with amenities like vendors, snack bars, and restrooms. Don’t worry, it’s not entirely remote like many of the other beaches, as it is close to Alice Town, but it is also never too busy either, so you can be sure to find a private space on the beach to relax. If you are looking for a tropical paradise in South Bimini, then you should definitely visit Tiki Hut Beach. It
is 2 miles wide, and it’s surrounded by a magnificent assortment of vegetation, including thatch palms and flowers. Similar to the other beaches in Bimini, it is a little bit isolated, but that means it is never busy, and ideal for spending a leisurely day relaxing by the ocean.
Bimini Big Game Club
After a long day of exploring the beauty of this island, you will want to spend the evening enjoying some good food. The Bimini Big Game Resort has plenty of waterfront dining options that you can choose from, including the Bimini Seafood Company Conch Bar, which, as the name suggests, has plenty of seafood and conch as well as an extensive drinks menu. If seafood isn’t for you, there are many other restaurant options for you to choose from, such as Hemingway’s Boat House Bistro, Bimini Pizza, and more. The Bimini Big Game Resort also has options to use kayaks and stand-up paddle-boards, as well as boasting a pool and hammocks for you to relax in after your meal.
The Bahamas is a great vacation destination, and Bimini has such a rich history and culture. Hopefully, this list has helped you to understand more about what this beautiful island has to offer and has you rushing to book your flights to the Bahamas.