2022 1st Qtr Travel and Cruise Magazine

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For those who are not cruising to Bimini, other transportation options allow for the fun to begin before even setting foot on the property. Embark on the Balearia Caribbean Ferry from Fort Lauderdale, FL, to arrive at Resorts World Bimini in just two hours, or cross the Gulfstream in a private boat or yacht. The resort’s private marina can accom-

modate boats up to 100-feet in length, and the Hilton Dock which allows guests to tie up directly behind the hotel just steps from their suite. Want to arrive in style? Opt for a seaplane flight with Tropic Ocean Airways. With exceptional service from check-in to touch down, Tropic’s easy 25-minute flight allows for coasting into paradise with endless views of blue below and lands directly inside the resort. RW Bimini offers killer packages year-round, such as the Fly & Stay or Sail & Stay, which bundle round-trip ferry or seaplane transportation with two- or three-night stays at the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini. Once in paradise, visitors can truly immerse in Bimini Bliss. The Hilton is home to two pools, both of which set the perfect scene to have a Bahama Mama

in one hand and the island’s signature conch fritters in the other while basking in the hot Caribbean sun. On the ground level, the Lagoon Pool stretches 600 feet — the length of the entire hotel — and gives guests the perfect view of all vessels coming in and out of the Mega Yacht Marina. For a chic twist and panoramic ocean views of Bimini Bay, the adults-only Rooftop Infinity Pool has dozens of daybeds. Both also have poolside bars (Oasis on the ground level and Monkey Business on the rooftop) to provide guests easy access to their favorite bites and sips. Must-try dishes include loaded jerk chicken fries, coffee & chili marinated skirt steak kabob, and a Shark Tooth signature cocktail. Monkey Business features a vibe that turns into a lounge-like atmosphere at night, so there’s no better place to capture the ultimate Instagram-worthy food pictures with stunning backdrops of Bimini blues. Other on-site dining options include The Sushi Bar, offering a variety specialty sushi rolls, nigiri, sashimi, and other delicious, classic Asian dishes such as lo mein and fried rice -- all curated by Top Chef’s season three winner, Hung Huynh. The Tides serves breakfast and dinner daily with a menu boasting fresh pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and other local Bahamian staples. For ultimate

comfort food, Hemingway’s is recommended for burgers, wings, and other grilled dishes surrounded by the liveliness of the casino. To unwind after action-packed days, The Serenity Spa sits on the top f loor of the Hilton with f loor-toceiling windows that boast panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, making relaxation easy from the moment you enter. The treatment menu includes a variety of massage and facial treatments with high-quality ingredients sourced from all corners of the world, such as the Wanderlust Majestic Mediation Ritual, which uses a detoxifying body wrap of rhassoul clay harvested from the Atlas Mountains to draw impurities from the body. Rest up in one of 305 guest rooms, each featuring island-inspired yet modern furnishings with one king or two queen beds, spacious bathrooms with marble countertops, walk-in showers, and al fresco balconies. On the ground floor are 18 exclusive one-bedroom suites with large living areas, plush king begs, floods of natural daylight and private patios. Nine of these suites feature pool-facing patios with chaise lounges and direct access just one step away to the expansive Lagoon Pool. No matter how one gets to Resorts World Bimini or what they do once they’re there, being constantly surrounded with turquoise waters on a seven-mile Bahamian island makes it almost impossible to NOT be relaxed. Book a trip at www.rwbimini.com. FIRST QUARTER 2022 | TRAVEL & CRUISE 27