Bimini Islands (Bahamas, Alice-Bailey Town)

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Bimini Islands cruise port

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Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
2021-04-14 03:46

min: 74 °F (23 °C) / max: 77 °F (26 °C) 75°F
23.9°C
Wind: 53°/ 7.4 m/s  Gust: 7.6 m/sWind: 53°/ 7.4 m/s  Gust: 7.6 m/sMod. breeze
7.4 m/s
Min / Max Temperature77 °F / 26 °C
74 °F / 24 °C
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Bimini Islands are located approx 210 km (140 mi) west-northwest of Nassau (New Providence Island) and approx 80 km (53 mi) east of Miami (Florida USA). This makes Biminis the closest to mainland-USA Bahamian vacation travel destination. Bimini Islands have total population of around 2000. The archipelago includes several cays and 3 islands (North Bimini, South Bimini, East Bimini) of which North and South and the largest.

Bahamas Bimini Islands map

North Bimini's main settlement (Alice Town) houses shops, restaurants, bars, and is on Kings Highway. The cruise port is Bailey Town. The isle's second major road (Queens Highway) runs parallel to Kings Highway. South Bimini's main settlement is Port Royale. South Bimini Airport serves regularly scheduled flights linking to USA-Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando/Melbourne) as well as to Nassau and Freeport.

Next photo shows the luxurious Hilton Bimini Island Resort.

Bimini Island (Bahamas) cruise port Bailey Town

Since August 2019, BALEARIA Caribbean offers a fast-ferry service from Fort Lauderdale (Florida USA) to Bimini Island (crossing time ~2 hours). The catamaran ship has passenger capacity 650, max speed 38 knots (70 kph / 44 mph) and offers 5 weekly crossings with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Since 2011, BALEARIA Caribbean also provides daily crossings from Fort Lauderdale to Freeport (Grand Bahama Island).

Virgin Voyages' private island resort "Bimini Beach Club" (Bahamas)

All Virgin Voyages liners stop at "Bimini Beach Club" (Virgin Group's private resort on North Bimini Island). The exclusive Bahamian island destination allows Virgin's Sailors (passengers) to enjoy world-class entertainment from a rotating cast of DJs led by Mark Ronson.

Virgin Voyages Bimini Island Beach Club Bahamas

Virgin's Bimini Beach Club offers premium food with locally sourced ingredients and traditional Bahamian favorites like banana leaf-wrapped queen snapper, conch and mango salad, Bahamian rum cake. The complex has 6 bars, outdoor lounge areas with hammock groves, beach loungers, watersport activities, (optional/at extra cost) private poolside and beach-side cabanas for rent.

RockStar Suite passengers benefit from complimentary food service, exclusive bar, outdoor terrace lounge, VIP beach cabanas. The 7-mi (11-km) long island offers extraordinary activities like boating, snorkeling, scuba diving, wreck diving, jetskiing, speedboating. The partially sunk wreck of SS Sapona (concrete-hulled steamship that ran aground in 1926) is located just a few miles off the island's southern coast.

 

Virgin's private resort is located on North Bimini Island and at a short bus transfer from the docking pier. It was built via a partnership with Resorts World Bimini. This is a 750-acres (3 km2 / 1,2 mi2) beachfront resort-casino-marina-hotel complex operated by Genting Group (Malaysia-based multinational corporation).

North Bimini is approx 68 km (42 mi) east of Florida USA (Miami). Resort's estimated building cost is USD 220 million. Virgin's Bimini Beach Club overlooks the sea and features a large lagoon-style swimming pool. The "resort experience" also features morning open-air exercises (yoga and meditation), afternoon DJ poolside parties, night beach bonfires and live musical performances.

Port Bimini Islands cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Bimini Islands, Bahamas, Alice-Bailey Town. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
24 September, 2021
Friday
Virgin Voyages Cruises cruise lineScarlet Lady10:00
30 September, 2021
Thursday
Virgin Voyages Cruises cruise lineScarlet Lady09:00
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