Bimini Bay Resort Transforms

It’s not a new resort, but under its new management, it means a new world of possibilities. Bimini Bay Resort joined the RockResorts portfolio in March and its plans for expansion, renovation and innovation have excited travelers, agents and locals alike.

At the resort’s rebranding ceremony, attended mainly by high profile members of The Bahamas’ tourism sector, the biggest buzz was about the growth in jobs and revenue that RockResorts would bring to the tiny fishing island of Bimini, boosting its economy and improving the lives of its people. But agents were also excited about the resort itself, and the revamped or soon-to-come amenities that will bring in clients. A RockResorts spa is in the works, as well as a casino. At the far end of the resort, a beach club will add another serene sunning spot to Bimini Bay’s two existing swimming pools, scheduled to be completed in a matter of months. Accommodations are organized into brightly colored townhouses, with chic, modern interiors–350 in total, though RockResorts plans to add between 80 and 100 more in coming years.

Before the rebranding, Bimini Bay’s biggest claim to fame was its marina, which drew anglers from all around the world to dock between pleasure cruises and fishing trips. That marina is still a big part of the resort’s appeal, especially with the new high-speed ferry service connecting Bimini to Miami that’s due to debut this year. No official launch date has been set for the ferry, but clients who’d prefer to fly have more options than ever, thanks to IBC Travel’s expanded flight schedule to South Bimini International Airport from Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Roundtrip flights depart from FLL on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and from MIA on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; Sunday flights operate from both airports.

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