For those expecting a resort, 5 star hotel, or an all inclusive paradise, you have to go further North to be able to get all of that and more at Bimini Bay.
For those expecting a laid back, carefree atmosphere, then this is the place for you.
I don't want those who like Bimini Bay to feel slighted, to feel that I am insulting their piece of paradise. I thought that it was a beautiful resort area, but somewhat sheltered from the real Bimini, where Big Game is located. I do fear that the Casino and the daily cruise ship, will be a deterrent in the near future, but it shouldn't affect the rest of Bimini...
Bimini Big Game is right in the middle of town, where you can mingle with everyone, go for a walk and maybe have a drink and talk sports with the locals. Everyone at Big Game was nice (found this to be the the official demeanor of Bimini...), except for the immigration guys...really surly....
Back to the review of the hotel. The rooms were large, very clean and very rustic. Finished concrete floors (no rug, no tile, no wood) and real Queen size bed (unlike some hotels here in the States that advertise Queen, but it's more like Full). Very clean bathrooms, and the property itself was very well kept and clean. Truth be told, when you go to Bimini Bay and dock, you don't spend much time in the room. You rent your golf cart and go around the island, looking around and stopping. This was the case for us too.
Everyone knows Robby (the dock master) and he knows everyone by name. It is refreshing to see something like that. The bar was nice, the food wasn't bad, but there are so many places to go eat in Bimini, that, again, you simply don't spend much time there.
Can I give the property a 5 star rating? a 4 star rating? No, not really, because it isn't meant to be such a property. This is not a Paradisus property, Club Med, or a Ritz Carlton. Would I give it a 5 star rating if I was to compare it to properties such as this one? ABSOLUTELY!!.
This was our first trip ever as a family to Bimini and I hope that we can come back again soon. When we do, it'll definitely be to the Big Game
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina, on Bimini Island in the Bahamas is the perfect getaway for those looking for an active vacation with scuba diving, fishing and watersports or for those that just want to relax poolside with a cold beverage. The resort features 51 guest rooms, cottages and suites along with a freshwater swimming pool, Bimini Big Game Bar & Grill for delicious meals with views overlooking the marina and an onsite PADI Dive Center. The dive center services include reef dives, a variety of shark dives, wreck dives, dolphin dives, caves, walls and mystical Atlantis Road. The shop can also provide a selection of scuba diving certification courses. Snorkel trips also available. Watersports include stand up paddleboards and kayaks. The beach is just a 3 minute walk from the resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bimini Big Game Club Hotel Bimini