Written by Olivia Schleicher
July 2014

Jump aboard your vessel and travel 48 nautical miles from southern Florida to the tranquil bahamian island of bimini. Cruise into well-protected Bimini Harbor, with depths ranging from 10 to 15 feet, and tie up at Resorts World Bimini, Island Global yachting’s newest yachting destination. The resort offers two onsite marinas: Fisherman’s Village marina and the mega yacht marina, centrally located near the resort activities.

Combined, the marinas offer 230 slips and can accommodate vessels up to 180 feet. The resort has luxurious amenities such as air-conditioned shower and restroom facilities, a pool, laundry services, tie-up and docking assistance, an on-site fitness center, and 24/7 security. If you prefer, book one of the resort’s guest units or beachfront villas, decorated to reflect the bahamas’ colorful and vibrant culture. after you tie up, marina staff will transfer your luggage to your room.

The resort is full of great spots for relaxing, dining, and shopping. Sip a chilled cocktail while listening to live entertainment at the Healing Hole, an open-air lounge overlooking the harbor. For provisions, swing by Sue & Joy’s Grocery and Liquor Store, well stocked with both american and local foods and drinks. Splash Clothing boutique and blue have trendy beachwear for the entire family and don’t forget to get your gaming on at the resorts World bimini Casino, featuring wall to wall marina views and the best in-live action gaming like baccarat, blackjack, Craps and roulette along with a private gaming salon and a variety of slots. There is also a restaurant in the casino: Hemingway’s featuring an eclectic mix of american and bahamian fare.

To take a dive on the wild side, stop by bimini undersea dive Shop & Excursionsto arrange for scuba diving, snorkeling, and wild dolphin outings. Enjoy the gorgeous reefs, beautiful sea creatures, and the famous bimini shipwreck Sapona, that was used by Al Capone to store liquor during the prohibition anglers can rejoice: bimini holds the world record for largest tuna caught, a whopping 971 pounds. Spend the afternoon fishing the deep seas or book a bonefishing tour to try catching your dinner.

Eric Simonton, vice president of real estate and business development for IGy marinas, says, “resorts World bimini is a world-class destination that fits perfectly into the IGy marina network. We are thrilled to now have a location in the bahamas. Resorts World Bimini will be an extremely popular destination and stopover point for our clientele, and it is with great anticipation and excitement that we welcome this fantastic destination to the IGy network.”

So what are you waiting for? Whether it’s for a day trip, a weekend jaunt, oran entire week, resorts World bimini isa fantastic destination. The miles of white sand beaches and turquoise Caribbean waters are beckoning.