More visitor information on Bimini
The Bimini north and south islands are separated by a narrow channel. The north island of Bimini has a larger population and more activities, shops and nightlife. The south island is incredibly quiet and rustic although it does have a small airstrip for visitors giving easy access to North Bimini.
Although the islands are the closest Bahamian Islands to the US, there is an easy way of life which is reminiscent of the past. Alice Town is the commercial center of Bimini and has a single road called the Kings Highway and is lined with quaint little shops, restaurants and a few bars. The area is very quiet and you will often find that it is just you strolling along the road, unless it is during a fishing tournament it can get a little wild during these periods.
Ernest Hemingway discovered Bimini in 1935 when he was 36 and believed it was a special place spending his days fishing and writing as these were the islands that inspired him to write Islands in the Stream years later.
The Bimini Islands offer relaxation, privacy and luxurious accommodation. The laid-back lifestyle is perfect to get away from all your troubles and for those who are keen on water-sports, these are the perfect islands for fishing, diving and snorkeling. The nightlife in Bimini is based on the North island, although it is usually laid back, you can visit the little bars and restaurants to enjoy a nice relaxed evening after a hard day on the beach or fishing.