Located to the southwest of Grand Bahamas Island is the Bimini chain of islands, best known as being the Bahamas’ best fishing and diving grounds.
Because the islands are situated at the edge of a sheerwater cliff on the edge of the Gulf Stream, their coral reefs are teaming with undersea life and the Stream itself serves to bring a variety of monster game fish, wild Atlantic spotted dolphins and sea turtles to its waters.
Those looking for rejuvenation could visit Bimini’s famed ‘Healing Hole’, a mystical pool amongst the mangroves, which is said to cure the ailments of those who dip in its waters – a mix of salt and freshwater that includes magnesium and lithium sucked up from the hole by each outgoing tide cycle and sulfur from the mangrove roots. Once restored, enjoy a relaxing dinner onboard.
Those who prefer to cast a line should head out for world-class blue marlin or bonefish hunting. Later, have Bimini Bay arrange for a masseuse to come to your yacht, and enjoy dinner ashore at its restaurant Sabor, where you could try the sesame-crusted yellowfin tuna with local treat guava duff for dessert.
This normally picturesque spot can get busier on the weekends or when a fishing tournament is going on. If this is the case and true serenity is desired, head to the deserted Dollar Harbor on South Cat Cay. Enjoy the night at anchor, basking in the glow of millions of stars visible in the sky.
Visitors are welcomed for 24 hours at the marina, or up to three days on the island if sponsored by a member. Alternatively, those who crave more time in Bimini could use today to head back and enjoy its offerings.
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