The Cruise Ships dock at the new pier at the Resorts World Bimini Resort and Marina. The Marina is the hub of activity with an island band playing music, water sports desk and a large map of the island and its attractions.
Most passengers just linger around and enjoy the facilities.
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Boasting miles of pristine beaches, Bimini is known as Ernest Hemingway’s favorite escape. Some believe Bimini Road is a remnant of the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Places to see include the Bimini Nature Trail, the Healing Hole, a natural fresh water spring reported to have healing properties and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial displayed at the Bimini Craft Center.
Taxis are abundant, it's always a good idea to establish the fare in advance.
There is no public transportation on Bimini.
Take a 10-minute water taxi to see harbor Island (aka Briland), and Dunmore Town's 200-year-old architecture -- a cluster of New England-style clapboard houses framed by picket fences and fragrant, colorful blooms. Guzzle down Goombay Smash (pineapple, coconut, light and dark rum, pineapple juice, lime and a touch of grenadine and bitters), while watching the sun set along the harbor.
Car rental:Be prepared: Bimini's gas prices are $1-2 higher than the U.S. Car rental costs are based on a per day basis and never involve extra fees. In most cases, you don't sign papers. No car rental chain companies exist on Bimini -- you rent from locals who may keep a fleet of rental cars in their yards. Some entrepreneurs combine their car rental companies with a gas station or with a taxi company. As you drive around (on the LEFT-HAND side), you will need a good map.
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Bimini and its satellite islands, Spanish Wells, and harbor Island, offer superb snorkeling and diving amid coral gardens, reefs, drop-offs, and wrecks. Anglers come to Bimini for bottom-, bone-, and deep-sea fishing, testing their skill against the dolphin fish, the wahoo, the blue and the white marlin, the Allison tuna, and the amberjack. Charter boats are available at Powell Point, Rock Sound, Spanish Wells, and harbor Island. You can also rent Sunfish, sailboats, and Boston Whalers for reef fishing.
Club Med Beach The resort is long gone, but this long curved expanse of powdery pink sand near Governor’s Harbour remains fantastic.
Governor’s Harbour: Daintily painted wooden cottages, surrounded by stone walls overflowing with hibiscus and oleander, line the steep lanes climbing up from the harbor.
Tarpum Bay: A fishing village home to one of the most photographed sights: the whitewashed St Columba’s Anglican Church standing in front of the sea.
The Bahamas are also known for their Androsian batik fabrics made by a small operation in Andros Town on a remote Out Island. Although the factory is fascinating to visit, batik items are available at many outlets in Nassau, Freeport and major Out Islands like Abaco and Bimini.
The local currency is the Bahamian dollar (B$) The Bahamian dollar is on a par with the US dollar, and both currencies are accepted throughout the country.
While Bahamian stores are permitted to open on Sunday, almost none does, making Sunday a very quiet day, at least for commerce. Otherwise, shopping is best in the morning when the crowds are few and the temperature mild.
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