Known as Ernest Hemingway’s favourite escape, Bimini are a chain of islands, 81 km east of Miami and part of the Bahamas (Central America). This chain has 3 islands, north, south and east Bimini with amazing white beaches.
Daily air services connect these islands to Nassau, Grand Bahama and Florida. Only a limited number of cars can be in this area. Therefore visitors can best use taxis, trams or rent golf carts or bikes.
The history of these islands dates back to Ponce de Leon a Spanish explorer who visited the area in 1513. He stopped here in search for the mythical Fountain of Youth, somewhere near South Bimini. Settled in the early 1920s, this territory was a base for rum trade from Nassau. After that, during Prohibition the economy began to prosper.
The allure of Bimini grew thanks to the famous author Ernest Hemingway. He came here in 1935 to fish and write. He described this paradise and therefore, travellers from all over the world wanted to see this splendour. In fact these islands have clear and calm waters, empty beaches and colourful vegetation.
The coral reefs around the island have a variety of amazing sea life. For example, divers and snorkelers can see manta rays, marlin, dolphins and sea turtles. Moreover, there are numerous undersea sites such as the Sapona liberty ship or the Bimini Road. This is an underwater rock formation near North Bimini, known as the legendary Lost City of Atlantis. In addition, the Healing Hole is sulphur spring pool with healing properties only accessible by boat.
The majority of the activities are on North Bimini and in Alice Town. Travellers can find shops, bars and restaurants with fresh seafood. Moreover, they can visit the Bimini Museum to learn about the history of the islands.
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