Bimini Island Landmarks and Attractions
Bimini is rich with historical landmarks and natural attractions.
Floridians have the luxury of only a 50 mile trip to beautiful Bimini Island, one of the best places on Earth for divers, anglers and explorers. Best known for its sport fishing, one of the big draws for boaters out of Florida, mysterious Bimini also offers a lot of fun for visitors looking for a diverse and sometimes mystic or strange vacation experience.
In 1968, huge limestone blocks off the coast of North Bimini were discovered and are believed to have been once an undersea road to the Lost City of Atlantis. This half-mile stretch of neatly aligned relics, named the Bimini Road, draws divers and all kinds of opinions about the origins of the “road.” It’s easy to explore, as it’s only about in 20 feet of water.
Scuba divers, both novice and advanced, have numerous undersea sites to explore from several sunken Spanish galleons; Sapona, a WWI Freighter wreck, as well as the Bimini Wall, plummeting a heart thumping 4000 feet, just to name a few.
Ponce de Leon was thought to have stopped on Bimini Island in his search for the mythical Fountain of Youth in 1513. Some say he heard about it from an Indian tribe when he was governor of Puerto Rico. The Fountain of Youth is believed to exist somewhere in the flats and pools of South Bimini.
Many come to the Biminis to encounter the friendly wild Atlantic spotted dolphins in the open ocean through human-dolphin connection excursions, with groups like Wildquest or Bill and Nowdla Keef’s Bimini Undersea.
The Healing Hole, just south of Easter Cay is said to provide calming Zen-like experiences to those who bathe in its fresh water sulfur spring pool.
Memory Ledge is said to produce a flood of life’s memories to those who lie on the ledge.
Ernest Hemingway made his summer home in Bimini pursuing love, life and liquor.