Bimini's capital, Alice Town, is at North Bimini's southern end. It's colorful, painted in happy Caribbean pastels, and by night and day is buzzing with golf-carting visitors from Resorts World and the marinas along the main road of King's Highway. In a prominent location stand the ruins of the Compleat Angler Hotel, Ernest Hemingway's famous haunt, which burned down in 2006. A short walk away on the west coast is Radio Beach (aka Alice Town Beach) and in the center of town is the Bimini Native Straw and Craft Market, the tourist office, the government dock, the marinas, and many restaurants and bars.
In quick succession, Alice Town turns into Bailey Town, then Porgy Bay—these three towns are separated only by signs heralding the change. Going north you'll see some pretty conch stands, restaurants, and the pink-colored government center and clinic. The beaches up here are less frequented. The north third of the island is the vast Resorts World development with homes, condos, the Hilton hotel, casino, restaurants,and shops and, finally, the amenities-filled, impressive Paradise Beach.
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Across from the Sea Crest Marina, centrally located in Alice Town, this casual joint starts serving rib-sticking American and Bahamian…Learn More >
The Bimini Museum, sheltered in the restored (1921) two-story original post office and jail—a two-minute walk from the ferry dock,…Learn More >
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