A trip to the Bahamas makes for an idyllic—not to mention easy—escape.
John Milton famously wrote of a paradise lost, but on the new Bimini Superfast ferry, paradise is actually closer than ever before. Explore the azure waters and amazing vistas of Bimini, the Bahamas’ westernmost district, in record time, thanks to an innovative ferry service by Resorts World Bimini owned by the Genting Group.
Owing to the completion of a new, larger pier, ferry guests can now disembark directly onto Bimini rather than taking water taxis from neighboring islands. This makes a huge difference in on-island time for visitors, allowing what was once a hurried hour or two to now be an entire afternoon. Average time on Bimini for ferry travelers is now about 6 hours—more time to enjoy brilliant sun, some cracked conch and the gin-clear water.
This ferry service transports 1,500 passengers three times a week from the Port of Miami and Port Everglades to the tropical island. On board, the ferry is equipped with several amenities, including two casinos, a sports bar and special VIP rooms for high-rollers. And the fun continues even on land: Many day visitors eat and play at Resort’s World Bimini’s own impressive facilities on the island. A new beach club, restaurant and craft market are in the works too, so you can snag a shiny souvenir before heading home.
While overnight stays are welcome, the ride could not be easier for day trippers. The ferry leaves its American ports around 9 A.M. and returns at a leisurely 7 P.M.—the perfect hour to regale friends with the tale of your Bahamian day over a nice seaside dinner. The new pier in Bimini also includes a customs and immigration facility, so entry and exit go down as easy as an umbrella drink. And should you make the voyage by Sea Ray, take advantage of the full-service marina, which boasts more than 200 slips accommodating vessels up to 180 feet.
A refreshing day trip and a goombay smash are now only a stone’s throw away. Come explore the magic of the Bahamas and discover paradise, faster.