Bimini Islands (Resorts World Bimini Bahamas, Bailey Town)

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Bimini Islands cruise port

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Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
2021-10-18 05:42

min: 79 °F (26 °C) / max: 82 °F (28 °C) 80°F
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Min / Max Temperature82 °F / 28 °C
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Bimini Islands are located approx 210 km (140 mi) west-northwest of Nassau 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.

Resorts World Bimini (fully-owned by Genting Americas Inc) is a premium beachfront complex with a private beach, Cruise Port (private dock with a pier), Yacht Marina (boat berthing facility), Hotel, Casino. Resorts World Bimini Cruise Port's berth can accommodate even the world's largest liners (of RCI-Royal Caribbean's Oasis-class vessels) with LOA length 362 m (1188 ft). Resorts World Bimini Cruise Port is one of The Bahamas' three cruise ports that are not located on private islands - together with Nassau (New Providence Island) and Freeport (Grand Bahama Island).

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 and the cruise ship pier.

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.

As cruise port, Bimini Island was included (as both call port and homeport/departure port) in the 2021 schedule of the Crystal Cruises' ship Crystal Serenity. The ship's summer 2021 program (July 3 through November 7) included a total of 38x voyages with roundtrip departures from both Nassau and Bailey Town (North Bimini).

Next table shows the 7-night/8-day Nassau roundtrip itinerary (named "LUXURY BAHAMAS ESCAPE") as call ports and times.

Day / TimePort
DAY1 19:00Departing from Nassau
DAY2 08:00 - 18:00North Bimini Island, Bailey Town
DAY3 13:00 - 19:00Cat Island Bahamas, New Bight
DAY4 07:00 - 19:00Great Exuma Island, George Town
DAY5 07:00 - 19:00San Salvador Island, Cockburn Town
DAY6 07:00 - 17:00Long Island, Clarence Town
DAY7At Sea
DAY8 06:00Arriving in Nassau

Prices started from USD 2000 per person (EUR 1680 / GBP 1445 pp) with double occupancy.

Bimini Islands cruise terminal

Cruise liners to Bimini Islands dock at Resorts World Bimini Cruise Port - part of a premium beachfront complex with a private beach, private dock (with a pier), Yacht Marina (boat berthing facility), Hotel, Casino.

The cruise berth can accommodate even the world's largest ships (of RCI-Royal Caribbean's Oasis-class vessels) with LOA length 362 m (1188 ft). The first boat that docked here was Crystal Serenity (on July 4, 2021).

Cruise ship tourists are disembarked directly on the pier (as opposed to tendering via boats). Resorts World Bimini's amenities include gambling (at the Casino), premium Spa (massages and treatments), several dining options, complimentary access to the new and exclusive Beach (with 2x lagoon-type swimming pools, drinks and food bars, live performances for entertainment, VIP cabanas / available for rental).

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, Resorts World Bimini Bahamas, 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
1 October, 2021
Friday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Magic09:0017:00
3 October, 2021
Sunday
Crystal Cruises Cruises cruise lineCrystal Serenity08:0018:00
6 October, 2021
Wednesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Magic08:0017:00
8 October, 2021
Friday
Virgin Voyages Cruises cruise lineScarlet Lady10:0023:00
10 October, 2021
Sunday
Crystal Cruises Cruises cruise lineCrystal Serenity08:0018:00
12 October, 2021
Tuesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Glory12:0019:00
13 October, 2021
Wednesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Sunrise09:0017:00
14 October, 2021
Thursday
Virgin Voyages Cruises cruise lineScarlet Lady09:0022:00
15 October, 2021
Friday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Horizon09:0018:00
17 October, 2021
Sunday
Crystal Cruises Cruises cruise lineCrystal Serenity08:0018:00
19 October, 2021
Tuesday
Virgin Voyages Cruises cruise lineScarlet Lady09:0022:00
20 October, 2021
Wednesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Elation08:0016:00
21 October, 2021
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Pride09:0017:00
22 October, 2021
Friday
Virgin Voyages Cruises cruise lineScarlet Lady10:0023:00
24 October, 2021
Sunday
Crystal Cruises Cruises cruise lineCrystal Serenity08:0018:00
26 October, 2021
Tuesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Elation08:0017:00
27 October, 2021
Wednesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Sunrise08:0017:00
28 October, 2021
Thursday
Virgin Voyages Cruises cruise lineScarlet Lady09:0022:00
29 October, 2021
Friday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Horizon09:0018:00
31 October, 2021
Sunday
Crystal Cruises Cruises cruise lineCrystal Serenity08:0018:00
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