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Bimini Islands

The Bimini Islands

Ernest Hemingway’s Former Retreat is the Big Game Capital of the World

The tiny Biminis, situated 40 miles (80km) off the coast of Florida, is home to the finest fishing in the Bahamas, that attract many a sportsmen to the championship fishing tournaments held year round.

Bimini is where the waters of Florida’s Gulfstream meets The Bahama Banks. For diving fans, don’t forget to visit the underwater stone formation rumored to be part of the Lost City of Atlantis.

What To See in Bimini

Bimini is home to the finest fishing in the Bahamas, that attract many a sportsmen to the championship fishing tournaments held year round. Bimini is where the waters of Florida’s Gulfstream meets The Bahama Banks. For diving fans, don’t forget to visit the underwater stone formation rumored to be part of the Lost City of Atlantis.

Author Ernest Hemingway, who first visited Bimini in 1935 (he lived there until 1937), engaged in sport-fishing fishing in Bimini for a number of years. In fact fishing in Bimini is so good, that Ernest Hemingway wrote a book about it–Islands In The Stream. However, why read Ernest’s stories about the Biminis, when you can make your own…in Bimini.

North Bimini was also a location for the closing sequence of the movie Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Bimini Geography: 40 Miles from Florida

The tiny Biminis, situated 40 miles (80km) off the coast of Florida, is home to the finest fishing in the Bahamas, that attract many a sportsmen to the championship fishing tournaments held year round. Bimini is where the waters of Florida’s Gulfstream meets The Bahama Banks.

Bimini is made up of two main islands, North Bimini and South Bimini. North Bimini has most of the population while South Bimini, where the airport is located, was used mainly for farming. North Bimini is also home to Bimini Bay Resort & Casino. The other islands next to Bimini are Gun Cay, located nine miles south of Bimini; Cat Cay, one mile south-east of Bimini and a port-of-entry for The Bahamas, and Ocean Cay where aragonite, a pure limestone, is mined from the ocean floor.

 

The Bimini Bahamas History: Wrecking, Rum Running and Ernest Hemingway

Bimini has had a thrilling history. Bimini was a rendezvous point for wreckers who settled in the islands in the mid-19th Century. When wrecking ended, the people of Bimini tried fishing, sponging and growing sisal and coconuts. When Prohibition was declared in the United States, Bimini became involved in rum-running.

Author Ernest Hemingway, who first visited Bimini in 1935 (he lived there until 1937), engaged in sport-fishing fishing in Bimini for a number of years. In fact fishing in Bimini is so good, that Ernest Hemingway wrote a book about it–Islands In The Stream. However, why read Ernest’s stories about the Biminis, when you can make your own…in Bimini.

North Bimini was also a location for the closing sequence of the movie Silence of the Lambs (1991).

What To See in Bimini

Bimini is home to the finest fishing in the Bahamas, that attract many a sportsmen to the championship fishing tournaments held year round. Bimini is where the waters of Florida’s Gulfstream meets The Bahama Banks. For diving fans, don’t forget to visit the underwater stone formation rumored to be part of the Lost City of Atlantis.

Author Ernest Hemingway, who first visited Bimini in 1935 (he lived there until 1937), engaged in sport-fishing fishing in Bimini for a number of years. In fact fishing in Bimini is so good, that Ernest Hemingway wrote a book about it–Islands In The Stream. However, why read Ernest’s stories about the Biminis, when you can make your own…in Bimini.

North Bimini was also a location for the closing sequence of the movie Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Bimini Geography: 40 Miles from Florida

The tiny Biminis, situated 40 miles (80km) off the coast of Florida, is home to the finest fishing in the Bahamas, that attract many a sportsmen to the championship fishing tournaments held year round. Bimini is where the waters of Florida’s Gulfstream meets The Bahama Banks.

Bimini is made up of two main islands, North Bimini and South Bimini. North Bimini has most of the population while South Bimini, where the airport is located, was used mainly for farming. North Bimini is also home to Bimini Bay Resort & Casino. The other islands next to Bimini are Gun Cay, located nine miles south of Bimini; Cat Cay, one mile south-east of Bimini and a port-of-entry for The Bahamas, and Ocean Cay where aragonite, a pure limestone, is mined from the ocean floor.