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Grand Bahama Coronavirus Covid-19 Update – Cases Quarantine Deaths Stats to Bahamas

Most of the beaches here in the island of the Bahamas are white as well as being perfect. That is why a beach lover ought to visit the best beaches here. The water in most of the beaches is shallow and clear and rises gradually from the depths.

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Grand Bahamas Island have the most beautiful and exotic beaches. Because of being so popular these beaches are often crowded but the sporting facilities are available over here.

The main beach on Grand Bahama Island is Gold Rock Beach which is a secluded beach with BBQ pits, picnic tables and benches and a spectacular low tide. The Lucayan Caverns lie just north of this beach and it is the world’s longest underground surveyed cave system.

Barbary Beach is perfect for those who would love to go visit a more secluded beach. Beautiful seashells can be collected from this beach. During the months of May and June there’s a spectacular display of white spider lilies.

It is believed by many that this beach is indeed the most beautiful among the rest in all of the Grand Bahama Island.

The Taino, Churchill and Fortune beaches are located in the Lucaya are and are less crowded. They are the best of beaches if you want to relax and be far from civilization.

Grand Bahama Island is a place that is yet to be discovered for its ecological wonders. This island is unique for its teeming marine life and for the attractive beaches with emerald green water and exciting fishing villages.

You can find anything to suit your needs in here – from golf courses to shopping, casinos and nightlife, to hiking in a nature preserve.

Even the one who is most demanding will be satisfied when he gets here. Snorkeling, kayaking and windsurfing are the most popular water sporting activities here.

Get in

Numerous Flights are available from South Florida. American Eagle offers daily flights from Miami, Charlotte, Philadelphia and New York. Bahamasair, United, and Spirit Airlines all offer daily flights from Fort Lauderdale. Delta Connection offers flights from Atlanta. Another frugal option is to take a Discovery cruise ship to the island. The Ship drops passengers off in the mornings and then return for them in the evenings.

Get around

Taxis are typically waiting for visitors at the airport and sea port. They are also easily summoned by phone. Please be aware that there is NO such thing as a “service fee” or “bag handling fee,” as some unscrupulous taxi drivers insist. You only pay the fare, and a tip if appropriate.

Public transport on the island consists mainly of minivans that ferry locals to and fro. It is a dollar to take the local bus line anywhere on the island. They typically run about every 15 minutes however they will often wait until they have a full load before departing. It’s unclear whether these are government run or privately owned.

Hotels often have their own shuttle services to various points of interest around the island.

Car, motorcycle, and buggy rentals are readily available. However be cautioned that the roads are driven on the left and locals drive aggressively.

See

  • Lucayan National Park, The crown jewel of the 3 national parks on Grand Bahama, Lucayan National Park is the only place in the Bahamas where you can see all six of the island’s ecosystems. There are caves for exploration (including one of the longest underwater limestone caves in the world; access is seasonal as the caves are also used for bat conservation), a picturesque wooden bridge over a mangrove swamp, and a beautiful white beach with benches available for picnics. Visitors are advised never to leave belongings unattended, as thefts have been known to occur.
  • Rand Nature Center.  Outside downtown Freeport. Open 9AM – 4PM Monday to Friday (Closed on Saturday & Sunday) This national park is named for James Rand and was established as the first nature education center to preserve the habitat of Grand Bahama. Admission $5 adults, $3 children 5-12, children under 5 free.
  • Peterson Cay National Park, a small island surrounded by reefs located 1 mile off the south shore, is the perfect getaway for a day trip / picnic. It is accessible only by boat, and visitors are instructed to anchor in specific areas away from the coral reefs. All plant and animal life within the park boundaries is protected by law. Fishing, shelling, and damage to or removal of any coral is strictly prohibited. Garbage disposal and leaving ash coals / embers is also prohibited.

What to do in Grand Bahama

  • UNEXSO Dive CenterRoyal Palm Way , toll-free: +1-800-992-DIVE (3483) (To make reservations from the US or Canada)UNEXSO provides activities for both experienced and non-experienced SCUBA divers. They also offer different kinds of “swim with the dolphins” experiences as well. Some activities require a 1 day advanced registration.
  • Grand Bahama ScubaAt the Ocean Reef Yacht Club, runs dives Monday through Friday and Sunday afternoon dives. They offer the popular shark dive as well.
  • Live Music and Dancing are available at a number of places. Most bands play a mixture of Bahamian “Rake ‘n Scrape” and American standards. Venues include Count Basie Square in Port Lucaya, most evenings, Bikini Bottom Bar in Williamstown (near the Island Seas resort) on Thursdays and Saturdays, Tony Macaroni’s Conch Experience on Taino Beach, Wednesdays and alternate Sundays, and Sabor Restaurant in the Pelican Bay resort on Saturdays.
  • Leo and Carol MoxieWest End, Grand Bahama IslandAsk almost anyone at Old Bahama Bay, or most taxi drivers, and they will know about Leo and Carol. This fishing boat captain and his Canadian-born wife/first mate can take you on the shark fishing adventure of a lifetime. The author of this entry has been fishing with them for 20 years, since she was a child. You can also charter them to fish for any other kind of available fish, or just to go out snorkeling off the beaten path. They are great with kids too!

Buy

Bahamas Dollars (BSD) are equal in value to the American Dollar. American currency is accepted (sometimes even preferred) everywhere.

Sales tax does not exist in the Bahamas. National revenue is collected mainly through local import tariffs.

Duty-free items such as liquor, perfume, and jewelery often surprise tourists for being so inexpensive. It is not uncommon, for example, to find a bottle of your favorite perfume for less than half of what you could expect to pay back home. This is the advantage and convenience of duty-free shopping.

  • Port Lucaya Marketplace Sea Horse Road on Bell Channel Bay, Phone: +1 (242) 373-8446. Duty-free shopping in over 80 stores in 12 buildings overlooking the Bell Channel Bay marina. The marketplace is the hub of Port Lucaya.

What to Eat

Grand Bahama offers a wide variety of international cuisines for all tastes. The local Bahamian cuisine consists mainly of seafood, poultry, or pork, typically fried, steamed, or curried, with various kinds of rice and salads. Spices are used in abundance. Finding authentic, quality Bahamian food in touristic areas can be rather hit-or-miss, so asking friendly locals their personal recommendations will go a long way to ensuring an experience your taste buds won’t forget.

Conch (a type of large sea mollusk, pronounced ‘kongk’) is a quintessentially Bahamian food served in various forms. Island favorites include: conch salad, infused with citrus and served cold; cracked conch, tenderized and lightly batter-fried; and conch fritters, small balls of deep-fried batter mixed with minced conch and served with dipping sauce.

Check your bill carefully. A 15% service charge is included in some restaurants and bars. If not a standard 15% tip is appreciated.

Fish fries are like the Bahamian version of a neighbourhood barbecue, serving fried fish with various side dishes. Some fish fries cater specifically to tourists, but these are generally grossly overpriced ($50+, compared to local-run fish fries which cost less than $10 per plate) and the food pales in comparison to those run by locals, for locals.

The Port Lucaya area has a wide array of dining experiences for all budgets, at all times of the day. This is not a complete listing of restaurants in the area, but the overall best options. Prices reflect the expected apparel. In alphabetical order:

  • Cappuccino’s, Italian-owned, with an Italian chef, offering Italian cuisine. Prices are in the mid-to-high range. Due to high popularity, reservations are recommended.
  • Agave, Caribbean-Latin fusion cuisine. Prices are moderate to high, but the food is worth it.
  • China Beach, authentic Asian cuisine. Prices are steep but the food is worth it.
  • Giovanni’s, authentic Italian cuisine. Prices are reasonable and the food is superb.
  • Sabor, eclectic gourmet menu, superb food, high prices. Jacket, tie and reservation recommended.
  • Luciano’s, for those with refined tastes and expectations. Jacket and tie recommended.
  • Pisces restaurant and bar. Local and international cuisine, good prices.
  • Shennanigan’s, Irish pub and restaurant, frequently packed. Amazing food, moderate prices.
  • Zorba’s, delicious Greek cuisine, good prices.
  • Banana Bay, located in Fortune Bay near Lucaya. Situated feet from the ocean on a beautiful white beach, perfect for families who want a refreshing lunch, with indoor and outdoor patio dining available. Delicious local cuisine at good prices.
  • Pier One Restaurant (near the cruise harbor). Has a beautiful waterfront view and serves delicious, high-end food, but what it is best known for are its nightly shark feedings. Sharks are summoned to the water below with the ring of a bell, and guests can watch them chow down, and even throw food to them. A highly recommended, unique experience.
  • Radisson Grand Lucayan1 Sea Horse Ln.  Located on the picturesque Grand Bahama Island, Radisson Grand Lucayan offers guests outstanding quality. It has 540 luxury guest rooms and suites, which are decorated in a modern Art Deco-inspired tropical style, and is situated on 7.5 acres of white sand beaches. Guests at the Grand Lucayan hotel can enjoy a daily activities schedule, two 18-hole championship golf courses, Las Vegas-style casino, spa services and three pools for some fun in the sun. On-site dining options range from casual fare to fine cuisine, and the 90,000 square feet of meeting space provides the ideal setting for weddings and events of all kinds. Visit Radisson Grand Lucayan and see what makes our hotel one of the finest resorts in the Bahamas.

In West End area dining options include Dockside Bar & Grille for dinner and Teaser’s Tiki Bar for breakfast and lunch, both located at Old Bahama Bay Resort – (242) 350-6500.

Drink

  • Goombay Punch Sodasweet pineapple soda, with a slight lemon taste (like a pineapple heavy Pina Colada).
  • Kalik BeerLocally bottled beer. A very world common lager beer. On the milder side (between a Corona and a Corona Light).
  • Bahama MamaAlcoholic drink – Is told to be the local drink of choice. Rum, juice, and Grenadine.

Where to stay in Grand Bahama

  • Pelican Bay Hotel.  Seahorse Road, Port Lucaya. The Pelican Bay Hotel is in Port Lucaya, 5 miles from Freeport. The hotel is next to the Port Lucaya Marketplace and the UNEXSO facility and the resort juts into Bell Channel Bay overlooking two marinas.
  • Wyndham Viva Fortuna Beach Resort ,  fax+1 (242) 373-5555Churchill Drive & Doubloon Road. An all-inclusive resort on the south coast of the island, on 23 acres of land near a sandy white beach.
  • Old Bahama BayBox F-42546, West End Grand Bahama Island.  73 luxury suites and 72 marina slips.

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Stay safe on Grand Bahama

Due to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 global situation, please avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing and sneezing.

The Bahamas, though well known for its festive culture and friendly people, does have a high crime rate amongst its people that reflects severe social disparities. Areas that cater to tourists are heavily policed and kept exceptionally safe, but foreigners should not venture outside these areas alone. (A desolate beach at night is incredibly romantic, but be sure to tell the security guard at your hotel where you are going, just to be safe.)

Bahamian culture is intolerant of public displays of affection between same-sex couples. Such displays are typically seen as an affront to local values and may be met with hostility. Please exercise modesty in public areas.

While the idea of being swept off one’s feet by a good-looking local may sound romantic to some, serious caution is advised. Local men in particular often frequent the beaches near hotels, wooing foreign women as a hobby. It is imperative that safe sex be practiced. The Bahamas as a nation holds the third-highest rate of HIV and AIDS infection in the world.

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Abaco Islands Bahamas Coronavirus Covid-19 Update – Cases Quarantine Deaths Stats

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Hurricane Dorian struck the Abaco Islands on September 1 with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph (295 km/h), tying with the 1935 Labor Day hurricane for the highest wind speeds of an Atlantic hurricane ever recorded at landfall. Dorian went on to strike Grand Bahama at similar intensity, stalling just north of the territory with unrelenting winds for at least 24 hours. The resultant damage to these islands was catastrophic; most structures were flattened or swept to sea, and at least 70,000 people were left homeless.

The Abaco Islands are a haunt for boating and sailing for the locals as well as the tourists and visitors to the islands of the Bahamas. The Abacos are a group of islands in the Bahamas east of Grand Bahama. Great Abaco and Little Abaco are the primary islands. Disney’s privately-owned “Castaway Cay” is here.

Bahamas Covid-19 Situation Report
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The major islands of this small archipelago are Great and Little Abaco, with the off-lying cays of Elbow Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Guana Cay, Stranger’s Cay, Umbrella Cay and Walker’s Cay completing the string.

Abaco Islands in the BahamasIt is actually a necklace of islands that stretches up to a hundred and twenty miles and many of the beaches in the area a re deserted and uninhabited. This can be a perfect place for a loner with some wine and a book or maybe some music.

A haven for the yachtsmen is the sheltered harbors of the Abaco Islands.

This is also the ideal place for those who like to spend some time alone in a quite and serene place. The colonial towns over here are gems of New England architecture. Those who love to go to lonely spots and also love to learn about the history of various places would indeed love to visit these colonial towns.

For those who love many kinds of activity sports this place is ideal. Whether it is surfing or diving or snorkeling – they can find it all over here. This is also a great spot for fishing.

The place appears to be blooming in the lap of nature. The places that attract tourists from far and near are the Abaco forests, flora and fauna. There are specially built resorts for the ecotourist.

Fishing is the most poplar activity as well as sport over here. With Walker’s Cay, Marsh Harbor, Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay the islands attract the many fishermen and come and participate in the various summer tournaments.

The place is even popular for record catches whether of marlin, sailfish or tuna. A haven for bone-fish is the shallow, marshy flats west of Great Abaco. Deep fishing is easily accessible on a short boat ride and this ride can be taken from the cays. The drop off is at the reef to the Atlantic is steep.

Towns

  • Marsh Harbour
  • Hope Town
  • Man-O-War Cay
  • Green Turtle Cay
  • Dundas Town
  • Murphy Town
  • Spring City
  • Cherokee Sound

Sightseeing Tips

The outer reefs are great to go to see sharks.

Restaurants in Abacos

  • Curly Tails.  Despite a very fun, touristy air to the place, Curly Tails features great gourmet food breakfast through dinner. $$$.
  • Magnolia CafeMaybe the best restaurant in the Abaco Islands. Situated in Man ‘O War key, run entirely by a local man and wife.
  • Baker’s BayWorld class dining in the brand new Baker’s Bay marina on the north end of Great Guana Cay.

Drink

  • Nipper’sThree story bar overlooking the ocean with a famous Nipper’s cocktail and a pig roast every Sunday afternoon.

Where to stay

  • Ocean FrontierGreat Guana Cay, Abacos, Bahamas, 1.888.828.6745, Well equipped cottages on the Atlantic beach of Great Guana Cay with private decks and well landscaped property provide privacy as well as direct access to the beach. All cottages are air conditioned and include a full kitchen and grill, a three piece bath, two private bedrooms and a loft with additional sleeping quarters.

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Stay safe in Abacos

Due to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 global situation, please avoid close contact with anyone in Abacos showing symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing and sneezing.

Where to go next from Abacos

  • Elbow Cay is several miles east of Great Abaco Island. This six-mile stretch of land is less than an hour-long ferry ride from Great Abaco’s Marsh Harbor.

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Andros Islands Coronavirus Covid-19 Update – Cases Quarantine Deaths Stats to Bahamas

Andros Islands

Andros, the famous island of Sir Henry Morgan is the largest and yet the least explored of all the islands in the Bahamas. This is a place that everybody would like and enjoy a stay here for it provides entertainment and activity for just about anybody.

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Confirmed (24h)
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Deaths
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Deaths (24h)
2.3%
Deaths (%)
1,962
Recovered
47
Recovered (24h)

Andros is famous as the bone fishing capital in the world. The total area is of 2,300-square-miles. It is proud of having the second-largest reef in the Northern Hemisphere.

The oldest dive resort of the planet is situated over here. The average temperature of the water here, all the year round, is about 80F.

People come here for diving or snorkeling and the crystal clear blue waters present an over flowing and abundant marine life that is extremely charming to every tourist and visitor and of course the student of nature.

The clear blue waters of the islands are full of life. Here can be seen over forty different kinds of wild orchids, rare, endemic birds, wild boar, iguanas as long as four feet. Recently a tribal group was discovered as well and they make their homes among the miles of deserted beaches, freshwater mud flats, thick brush, lush pine forests and inland waterways that make up this Atlantic oasis.

It is the same island that is supposed to have the treasure of Sir Henry Morgan buried in its earth and is also thought of as the home to the two mythical creatures called the chickcharnies and Lusca.

The locals are called the Androsians and these people are really peace loving and are skilled in artistry. They are also craftsmen. Their origin dates back to the Seminole Indians, runaway slaves from Florida and an ethnic mix of different people from Africa to South America.

The people of the island are really hospitable and they invite visitors and tourists i.e. you to come and take a look around their beautiful home. Whether you are someone who loves the very many sports or someone who loves nature – you will find it all in the same place called the Andros Islands.

Every kind of water sport that comes in mind is popular here in the Bahamas and in the Andros islands as the water temperature is always at an average of about 80F. The clarity of the water in here surprises the divers as well as marine biologists. The rich quality of the dive sites provide them with a lot of material for study.

The shallow-water coral gardens are easily accessible and this makes the snorkelers very happy.

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Bimini Islands Coronavirus Covid-19 Update – Cases Quarantine Deaths Stats to Bahamas

Bimini Islands

Bimini is a district of the Bahamas and consists of two main islands located 50 miles east of Florida and American visitors love the Bimini islands as the place is the closest from the coast of Florida and from this island, at night, one can see the glow of the Miami Beach.

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Apart from being situated at a very good location the place has many other attractions as well. Bimini Islands are world famous because of the game called fishing.

Fishing tournaments serve as a major attraction to the place extending from spring to fall. Almost every weekend holds some tournament or the other.

Apart from fishing, diving and yachting are also immensely popular around the islands. What the visitors and tourists might enjoy the most, however, might be just to chill and relax on a sun-bathed beach.

Bimini islands are therefore the ideal place for anybody whether a tourist is looking for some hyper activity or for a relaxation during the weekend, whether it is for just a few days or for a longer stay.

Around the calm water of the Bimini Islands yachtsmen enjoy their time riding through on a boat or even residing there for long. North Bimini, South Bimini, Gun Cay or Cat Cay – all these docks are available to the many boaters and here they can choose to stock up on supplies.

They also get to experience the local atmosphere of the clubs and Bahamas Resorts along the shore.

Understand

Bimini is surrounded by shallow reefs near shore – but the depth then increases to 80 to 100 feet before dropping into the abyss of the Gulf Stream. To the west, the Gulf Stream current flows north through the deep water between Miami and Bimini, where the ocean is over 6,000 feet deep. The Gulf Stream brings hundreds of marine animals near to the shores of Bimini.

Bimini is only 50 miles east of Miami Beach, Florida.

Bimini has three main islands: North Bimini, East Bimini and South Bimini. These coral islands are small, only 7 miles long and only 200 yards wide at their narrowest. Perched at the west end of the Bahamas Bank, Bimini is surrounded by shallow water (only 20 to 30 feet deep) to the north, south, and east.

Regions

Bimini district of the Bahamas is a chain of three major islands: North, South and East Bimini.

  • North Bimini is an island of only 1600 residents. North Bimini is long, flat, and narrow.
  • South Bimini houses an airstrip, and offers a quiet alternative to the slow bustle of North Bimini. There is a small community of homes on South Bimini known as Port Royale. For many years, South Bimini tourists were limited to boaters because there was little accommodation other than private homes.

Cities

  • Alice Town is the main village on North Bimini.

Understand

History of Bimini

Bimini is home to several landmarks said to contain mystical properties of obscure origins. Much of the historical data about these places is speculative in nature, and experts in various fields have opined across the full spectrum of explanation. Also, during the period of Prohibition in the United States, Bimini was a favorite haven and supply point for the rum-running trade. Some claim that the term “the real McCoy” was applied to the rum provided by William S. McCoy, who used Bimini to transport whiskey to America during the Prohibition.

Another interesting fact is that Bimini was a common travel destination for Hemingway. In fact, it is said that his love of Bimini inspired him to write The Old Man and The Sea, as well as Islands in The Stream.

In the 1920s Bimini shipped tons of liquor to a “dry” America during the prohibition against strong drink.

Bimini has remained relatively unchanged over the years and is a very quiet and peaceful place to live or stay. Its population is a bit over 1,600 and Biminites are friendly and welcome you to join them for conversation.

Legends

It is rumoured that the Fountain of Youth, which was searched for by Juan Ponce de León, exists within the shallow pools of South Bimini, and that the Lost City of Atlantis is in the shallow waters off of Bimini where divers can observe the Bimini Stones. In keeping with this legend, the Bimini Stones are claimed to have been a road into Atlantis.

Weather in Bimini

Bimini is a tropical destination with pleasant temperatures around the year. The summer months are warmer with calm seas, while winters on Bimini are a bit cooler with some ocean breeze. Mid-winter temperatures on Bimini can be cool at times. There is a rainy season on Bimini with occasional rainfall and rare hurricanes from July to October.

Other destinations

Being such a small island, besides the main town of Alice Town, there aren’t many other destinations on the island.

Get in

Located only 40 miles from Florida, the closest to the United States, it is an easy topical destination for Americans and Canadians.

If you land at the airport you take a “taxi” to the ferry which take five minutes to North Bimini and costs $5 total for both. United Airlines serve Bimini, flying in to the airport on South Bimini.

Get around

North Bimini is crossed by two small paved roads which run the length of the 7-mile long island. A bicycle or golf cart is all you need to get around if you really need to go anywhere. The main road is the Kings Highway where most shops, hotels and restaurants are located. The smaller Queen’s Highway follows the east coast and is where the beaches are located.

Sightseeing in Bimini

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The remains of the shipwrecked SS Sapona

Bimini’s fame comes from Hemingway and fishing. Hemingway spent a few seasons in Bimini fishing and writing ‘To Have and To Have Not’ and later based his novel ‘Islands in the Stream’ here. A small Hemingway museum and sign marking his time on the island were destroyed by fire in 2006 along with the Compleat Angler Hotel where he once stayed.

The Bimini Museum has a very interesting collection of artifacts and exhibits on the island’s history. The museum is located in Alice Town on the southern end of main road (the Kings Highway).

What to do in Bimini

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Waterfront in Alice Town, North Bimini

The economic fuel of Bimini comes from deep sea fishing and the island has been known as the “Deep Sea Fishing Capital of the World.” The storied past can be seen in the many black and white photos of record catches around the island, but commercial overfishing has greatly reduced the big game. The seasons in Bimini are opposite the normal Bahamas with tourists flocking from April – July to take advantage of the calm seas for fishing and diving. Wealthy Floridians make the short trip to the island in their yachts creating a fairly lively party scene.

Since Bimini is close to Miami, many American travellers go to the island by boat to fish or to enjoy the local nightlife. Scuba diving and snorkelling are also popular activities, as there are many shipwrecks in the area, such as the wreck of the SS Sapona, which ran aground in 1926 during a hurricane.

Bars outnumber restaurants in Bimini two to one and a large liquor store occupies a choice location in the harbour. The weather is hot in the summer with afternoon thunder showers and warm and windy in the winter months. If you are not there to fish other activities include bone fishing, scuba diving, boating and relaxing. Bimini has several small beaches, but it is not a ‘beach island’

Where to eat in Bimini

  • Bimini Big Game Resort & Marina, Kings Highway. Claimed to be the best on the island
  • CJ’s Deli, Alice Town. Inexpensive and quick.
  • Bimini Beach Club Restaurant, South Bimini. Great view and good sushi
  • Captain Bob’s Restaurant, King’s Highway (next to Royal Bank). Breakfast and lunch only and accepts VISA & MasterCard.
  • Edith’s Pizza Bailey Town serves pizza and regular dinner meals cash only
  • Bimini Beach Club and Bimini Sands Marina on South Bimini.

Drink

  • Sheries on the Beach Alicetown. Simple bar/shack on the beach
  • Big Johns Alicetown. Has taken over as the crowded spot now that the Compleat Angler is gone.
  • End of the World Bar. Long time favorite spot – panties, bras, business cards and such line every square inch of the walls and ceiling! Make sure to try the goobay smasher! The most amazing bar ever!

Where to stay in Bimini

  • Bimini Big Game Resort & Marina, toll-free: +1 800 737 1007.
  • Bimini Blue Water Resort, +1 242 347-3166.
  • Bimini Sands Resort & Marina.
  • Bimini Ocean Villas in Alice Town on the beach.

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