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Bimini Part 2 – “When & Why to go!”

Bimini Part 2 – “When & Why to go!”

If you read Bimini Part 1 – “Where to go!” then you already know that Bimini is part of the Bahamas.  The Bahamas is a country full of Black People and that Bahamians are close culturally to us African-Americans in the United States.  We attempted to take you around the island of Bimini.  Helping Travelers to become familiar with shopping, restaurants, and lodging on the island.  We also touched upon the beaches and recreational pools.  Let me give some ideas as to when and why you should come to Bimini.

Kalik Beer on the Beach in Bimini Bahamas

Bimini Bahamas

Bimini is a place that most Black People have never gone and many have never heard of.  However, Black Travelers will enjoy Bimini. Those who know some of the histories of the island know this island played a role in Black History.  The island of Bimini is where both Martin Luther King Jr and Adam Clayton Powell visited.  More recently in American history, Senator Gary Hart was photographed on Bimini in the back of a Boat called the Monkey Business with Donna Rice which ended his Presidential bid and his political career.  It is the yearning for relaxing, fun in the sun and getting away that brings people to Bimini.   That is if you are not into fishing or yachting.

Bachelor or Bachelorette Parties in Bimini
Bachelorette Party

Bachelorette Party

Today Bimini is perfect for Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties, Birthdays and when you want to get away and relax.  The reason is it is something different and easy to get to.  There is a 1 day round trip packages along with overnight and extended stay trips.  Based on the number of people in your party you can choose from Hilton Hotel, RW Bimini Villa or other hotel and resorts on the island.  You and your party can try your hand at Lady Luck in the RW Bimini Casino.  The Casino offer slot machines as well blackjack, roulette, and a sports book.   If you enjoy sports then the casino is the place to go as they show most of the professional sport league games. The trip to Bimini is inexpensive, less than $150 per person. For special rates check Groupon and the RW Bimini’s Website or check with a Travel Agent.

Photo of the line outside CJ's Deli at Lunch

Line outside CJ’s Deli

Photo of the Crowd outside CJ's Deli

The Crowd outside CJ’s Deli

Photo of Black Travelers on the Patio at CJ's Deli on Bimini Bahamas

Black Travelers on the Patio at CJ’s Deli


Photo of Black Travelers at the Beach behind CJ's Deli on Bimini Bahamas

Black Travelers at the Beach behind CJ’s Deli

Birthdays in Bimini

If you want to do something different for your next birthday, then plan a trip to Bimini.  You can take the Ferry from the Port of Miami and get to Bimini in around 2 hours.  Then based on the size of your Party grab a golf cart for 2, 4,6, 8 or 10.  Grab breakfast at Tropics then travel the Island from tip to toe resting at the Beach by CJs and dancing to the music.  Grab a snack at CJ’s Deli and have a cocktail or two at the bar.  Relax the rest of the day soaking up the ambiance of a Caribbean Island.  That is something different for your Birthday.  You will be the envy of all your Friends and Family who did not make the trip and you did not bust your budget.  

Birthday Cake at a Birthday Party

Birthday Party and Cake!

Ladies on a Golf cart in Bimini

Ladies on a Golf cart in Bimini

Time to relax or get away

When you want a place to relax or get away think of Bimini.  Bimini does not have all the tourist traps that Nassau and Freeport are full of.  Nor does Bimini have all the hustle a bustle that you have with more well-known places.  Bimini does have some of the best beaches and pools.  Good food and plenty of bars.  It is also a fraction of the cost of Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Nassau or St. Thomas.

Travel Alert: Sail To Bimini From Miami For under $80 R/T: ( Groupon Affiliate)

FRS Caribbean Ferry that travels from Miami to Bimini

Bimini is part of the Bahamas.  Bahamians are our cultural cousins.  Its close proximity to the US makes it easy to get to.  The climate is very similar to South Florida and the ocean water is warmer.  The trip to Bimini is inexpensive.  Making the Island of Bimini is an excellent choice for Black Travelers.

Helpful Links:

Boat Service to Bimini:

Hotel and Resorts in Bimini:

·      The BIMINI BLUE WATER RESORT; Bimini Blue Water Marina


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Bill Collins

Bill Collins is a former Army Officer turned veteran traveler. I have traveled to 34 different Countries mainly concentrated in Central & Latin America and have spent the last 16 years exploring the Caribbean Islands.

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