Bimini Bay: Resort and Marina

Situated just 48 miles off the coast of South Florida on the quaint Bahamian island of North Bimini lies the new Bimini Bay Resort. It features 160 vacation rentals comprised of condominiums, loft-like tree houses and single family homes. The resort also offers two full-service marinas, infinity pool, grille, Swedish and Thai massage services, children’s playground, event facilities, tennis and bocce ball courts and a fine dining restaurant overlooking the ocean.

Bimini Bay Resort is located at the point where the Gulf Stream meets the Great Bahama Bank and is heralded as the bonefish and big-game fishing capital of the world. Discovered in the 1500’s by Ponce de Leon in his quest for the Fountain of Youth, this colorful island’s abundance of white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters continues to attract yachting and water sport enthusiasts searching for a relaxing haven that offers something for the whole family. Temperatures range from the low to mid-70s during the winter and low to mid-80s during the summer bimini insertmonths.

Real estate opportunities are available including direct oceanfront lots and exclusive home sites on the resort’s private island. Plans are almost complete for a Fisherman’s Village and are underway for a Conrad Hotel, casino, spa, Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed links golf course and a second private island.

The Bahamian-inspired architecture of Bimini Bay Resort’s condominiums, tree houses and homes showcase the color palettes reflective of the ocean and flowers native to the island. Painted in tropical hues of green, blue, peach, yellow, pink and turquoise and accented with white windows, railings and doors, all units offer water views of the Atlantic Ocean and/or Bimini Bay. Accommodations are elegantly appointed and all offer full-service kitchens or kitchenettes.

Bimini Bay Resort’s full-service marina has 136 floating boat slips that accommodate vessels up to 128 feet. It also features its own Customs & Immigration office allowing guests to tie up and clear customs immediately. The Bahamian government recently completed an environmentally-friendly dredging of the Bimini Bay harbor resulting in a new channel that can accommodate mega yachts.

Casa Lyon is the resort’s fine dining restaurant that combines French and Mediterranean design and offers Caribbean fusion cuisine. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the ocean from the interior or outside on its well-appointed patio and deck. The restaurant’s interiors include natural stone floors, contemporary colonial furnishings, chic onyx-top bar and accessories intricately decorated with shells. Casa Lyon will soon offer room service, in-home catering and private dinners and tastings prepared by Executive Chef Wayde Sweeting, President of the Bahamas Culinary Association.

Bimini Bay Resort and Marina is a great place for travelers to put down their Blackberrys and spend some quiet time on white sandy beaches surrounded by emerald green waters. This Bahamian getaway is just a short jaunt overseas and can be reached in 15 minutes by air from Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.