Just returned from my first trip to Bimimi. We were warned that Bimini was "a planet all to itself" and to take caution returning to "the world". You knew this was unlike any other vacation when you are personally greeted by each Wildquest member with hugs on the dock as if you are a returning family member. Working together as "a pod" creates an environment that I wanted to bring back to my own home and teenage daughters. The crew is organized, and their goal is so focused on pleasing I felt they took it personally when it rained one day and we couldn't go out on the catermaran and swim. When we did, they ensure we all have the experience we are looking for and I got back on the boat almost in tears after swimming at arms length with these amazing creatures. The food was tasty and healthy. After out on the water all day we'd return to a delicious meal. Clean-up was completed quickly by signing up for a couple spots during the week. I returned pleased that I had maintained my weight with new diet - even losing a pound or two yet well fed with good food. Many in my group were return visitors and all wanted to return next year after being "Dolphinzed". Bimini is a very tiny island and trash is everywhere. People are more relaxed and so friendly you could walk up to anyone and initiate a conversation. School children posed for pictures and I found all the people lovely and charming. As the Bimini song goes....Once is not enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WildQuest has been respectfully connecting with dolphins in the wild since 1995. We offer week-long retreats to swim with wild dolphins in The Bahamas. The WildQuest Retreat Center is situated in a friendly little fishing village, with a bayside terrace and a mooring for our catamaran DolphinQuest. Rooms are on the water and accommodations are light, airy and spacious with private bath and A/C. Food is fresh, healthy and organic where possible, including vegetarian, chicken or fish dishes. Our excellent chef caters to most dietary needs including vegan and gluten free. Each day on our week long retreats, we are scheduled to go out on our 41-foot catamaran DolphinQuest for some snorkeling at coral reefs, visiting the famous Atlantis Stone Road and of course meeting up with playful dolphins. Snorkeling and free diving lessons are included and all levels of aquatic skills are welcome. WildQuest provides a supportive and safe environment, both on the boat and on land for the optimum Human-Dolphin Connection. Other activities on offer are the daily yoga and meditation classes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- WildQuest Bimini, Bahamas