Get Your Game On in Bimini
PHOTO: Courtesy of Resorts World Bimini
The tiny island of North Bimini may only be 50 miles off the coast of Florida, but it offers a total escape to guests of Resorts World Bimini, beginning the moment they step onto the Bimini SuperFast. As the fastest cruise ship in America, it's capable of reaching speeds of up to 30 knots and as a result, getting there can take less time than some people's daily commute.
And, with six restaurants and bars, 180 cabins and an onboard casino, offering live action games such as blackjack, baccarat, roulette, craps and slots, the vacation starts as soon as you step onboard. People short on time may wish to book a two- or three-night cruise or weekend escape out of the Port of Miami with a choice of either a land or sea overnight. Cruises include all meals onboard, as well as resort tram service, beach activities and the opportunity to partake in shopping and island tours.
Once you have arrived, 750 acres of luxury await at Resorts World Bimini, where guests can take advantage of numerous high-end amenities and avail themselves of Bimini's celebrated vacation activities, including sea excursions, scuba diving, bone fishing and deep-sea diving, snorkeling, kayaking and more. Landlubbers may prefer to take an island excursion, or tour historic Bailey Town and Alice Town, while shoppers can get their fix at Fisherman's Village, which features open-air shopping and dining.
Those looking to relax poolside can catch rays by an infinity pool overlooking the ocean or a lagoon-style pool on Bimini Bay, while those in search of more active pastimes can work out in the fitness center or hit the courts. Families will want to take advantage of Beach Bums, an interactive children's center complete with Xbox stations, board game, arts and crafts and more.
The main resort offers 480 luxury studios and villas, ranging in size from one to four bedrooms. While most accommodations come with fully equipped kitchens, the property's six restaurants and bars mean guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options. Featuring the largest marina in The Bahamas, Resorts World Bimini has 230 slips capable of accommodating yachts as large as 200 feet.
Later this year as part of a $150 million investment in Bimini, Resorts World Bimini will open the doors to a new 305-room luxury marina hotel and state-of-the-art conference center. Situated next to the casino, this sophisticated property will boast water views, a full-service fitness center and spa, and best of all, a roof-top pool with in-water VIP tables.
But the 10,000 square-foot Resorts World Bimini Casino might be the biggest draw. The closest casino to Florida, it's the only one east of Las Vegas to have a sports book. Its location on the 94-slip, mega-yacht marina means guests can sail right up to its doors and partake in popular table games and slot machines while enjoying panoramic water views, or take a break and relax in the full indoor-outdoor restaurant.
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