Bimini in the Bahamas Makes a Great Vacation Choice
Presented by Charles L Harmon
Bimini, one of the several islands of the Bahamas, is a wonderful place to vacation. Many sights of natural beauty await the tourist, as well as a few interesting landmarks, beautiful beaches, and exhilarating outdoors activities.
All of that is made even more pleasant by a welcoming climate and a laid-back atmosphere. It’s quite conducive for a nice rest and relaxation period after a day’s adventures.
The Bimini Museum, on Kings Highway, is housed in a two story house built in the 1920’s. The exhibits are primarily composed of a hodge-podge of souvenirs left behind by famous people who spent time on the island. Items that once belonged to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ernest Hemingway are among those on display.
Other exhibits are made up of various historical items from the island. The museum is open Monday through Saturday and charges a small admittance fee for adults. Children are admitted free of charge.
Marine life and activities are a big part of the Bimini experience. Among the most popular are the dolphin interaction experiences. There are a variety of tour packages available to tourists. Different ones allow for different water skill levels and creature interaction comfort zones.
Scuba divers and snorkelers have plenty to explore in Bimini. There are numerous underwater geological formations and coral reefs, just teaming with marine life. Among the favorite sites are Bimini Wall, Bimini Road, Tuna Alley and the Stones of Atlantis.
Fishing boats can be chartered at the Bimini Blue Water Marina. Another fine place for those interested in fishing and boating trips is the Bimini Big Game Resort and Marina. Keefe’s Bimini Under the Sea offers many diving and snorkeling packages, as well as a wild dolphin adventure package. They’ve also have a bed and breakfast program.
A fine meal can be had at the Red Lion Pub on Kings Highway in Alice Town. The cuisine is primarily Bahaman. A nice seafood dish is a main feature on the menu. The dining room has a nice view of the marina, and the atmosphere is comfortably casual.
Interesting handcrafts can be purchased at the Bimini Straw Market. The goods range from handmade jewelry to fresh baked bread. Pritchard’s Grocery is another favorite for quality local breads, as well as a variety of other needs. At the Gateway Gallery, in Alice Town, a variety of locally created crafts, fine arts, sculptures and music are available.
This island is a peaceful hideaway from the world. It has attracted many public figures to its shores. It has a slow pace of living and a focus on natural pleasures that makes it an ideal place to engage in real rest and recreation. It is relatively close to the USA and is a peaceful and quiet place to consider for your next vacation.