Banyan Tree Illa Bahamas, featuring the first Maldives-style overwater bungalows in the Caribbean, is being developed in Bimini. Set on 40 acres of Atlantic oceanfront and Bimini bayfront, this new resort is a partnership between Island Developers and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts.

An eco-conscious resort, it is 48 nautical miles and a 20-minute seaplane ride from Miami. Designed by architect Chad Oppenheim, hotel suites will include private terraces and plunge pools, a signature of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, pioneer of this concept. At the core of the property’s ideology is to cultivate an ecosystem of authentic experiences that will embrace all the senses and create lasting memories. From unique culinary pop-ups to curated music series, oceanside meditations at the Banyan Tree Spa, and more, illa Bimini will bring world-class luxury to the secluded tropical region.

“Illa Bimini represents a vision to bring the highest level of luxury and service to The Bahamas while being environmentally sensitive in our approach. We are ecstatic to align ourselves with a brand that shares that vision in Banyan Tree,” said Alejandro Capo, principal illa Bimini, in a statement.

“With this signing, we are proud to bring our founding brand of Banyan Tree to the beautiful island of Bimini. As our first luxury resort in the Bahamas, it will showcase the best of our brand’s ethos of creating a sanctuary for the senses, while deeply connecting with the environment and local culture. This also represents our group’s continued strategic intent to expand into the Americas, a part of the world we have a great affinity for,” said Peter Hechler, head of regional operations, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, in a statement.

For more information, go to illabimini.com. More Bahamas insight can be found here and here.