Happy New Year!!!
of us here at Bimini Sands would like to take this
opportunity to wish you a truly Happy New Year and best of
luck in 2010.
Thanks to you,
this past year proved to be a fun-filled and exciting year
for all of us here at the resort, and we are hoping you can
join us for an even better time in 2010! Make sure a
stress-free, relaxing get-a-way to the Bahamas is added to
your list of resolutions this year!
Mark Your Calendar For These Dates
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Wine and Dine your sweetie this year with a
four-course, candle-lit dinner at the Beach Club
Patrick’s Day at Mackey’s
Wear your green and come celebrate with us like the
Irish at Mackey’s Sand Bar this St. Patrick’s Day!
Bimini Hosts Research into the Lost City of Atlantis
of Bimini’s most famous snorkeling sites is “The Road to
Atlantis” or simply “The Bimini Road.” Legend has it that
the unique rock formation that can be found off the west
side of Bimini is man-made and a small part of the Lost City
of Atlantis. Many people believe that the rest of the city
is just waiting to be discovered in the ocean’s depths.
Over the years, numerous research crews have ventured to
Bimini in an attempt to solve the mystery and make new
discoveries about the fabled Lost City of Atlantis, and it
seems that the research is still not done. According to the
Miami Herald, the Association for Research and Enlightenment
(A.R.E.), who is devoted to the teachings of the late Edgar
Cayce, a U.S. psychic who predicted that Atlantis “will rise
near Bimini in 1969,” has hired Gainesville-based Global
Underwater Explorers to try to uncover evidence of the Lost
Continent of Atlantis near Bimini.
Closed Season for Nassau Grouper
The closed season for Nassau Grouper this year is from
January 1 to February 28, 2010. During these two months it
is illegal to catch, possess, or sell any Nassau Grouper
throughout the Bahamas.
Nassau Grouper’s population has been sharply reduced by
overfishing over the past few years, and being that they are
a slower breeding fish, it has proved difficult for the
species to recover. In fact, the Nassau Grouper has been
recognized as endangered on the IUCN Red List. This closed
season is an effort to protect the fish during it’s most
vulnerable time, its breeding season.
We ask for your help, and to respect the Bahamian Department
of Marine Resources, by refraining from catching this
threatened species during this time.
For More Information visit the Bimini Sands Recreation &
Activities Department or email us at:
brings a few different things to the islands of Bimini,
cooler temperatures, smaller crowds, and best of all, wahoo.
From November through March is the best time of the year to
fish for these highly sought-after sport fish.
Wahoo are highly migratory and found worldwide in tropical &
subtropical areas. They are also ranked as one of the
fastest fish in the ocean. Veteran anglers around Bimini
look forward to this time of the year, as they know these
sleek ocean predators are both big in size, and in numbers
during the winter months.
Not only are wahoo a fast and powerful sport fish, but they
are also one the highest-quality fish for eating anywhere on
the planet. With a catch-limit of 18 wahoo per vessel, many
anglers visiting Bimini for the winter catch enough fish to
make sure they can enjoy wahoo dinners for months to come.
Bimini anglers have many different methods to catch wahoo
that they swear-by, but generally speaking the best idea is
to troll whole or stripped baits or an artificial lure. With
wahoo able to reach speeds of over 50 mph, its not uncommon
to see boats trolling for them at speeds over 20 kts.
So grab your
rods & reels, head over to the Bimini Sands Resort & Marina
and see if you can land some of Bimini’s famous wahoo for
Romantic Valentine’s Dinner
for somewhere to take your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? We’ll
look no further. Bimini Sands Beach Club Restaurant will be
hosting another one of their Romantic Valentine’s Dinners.
The menu is always extraordinary and at just $25.00 per
person for a romantic, candle-lit, four-course dinner, you
can’t go wrong.
Don’t forget to make your reservations early. You can
contact the Beach Club Restaurant at 347-4500.
Make this Valentines Day one they won’t forget.
National Geographic Films on Bimini
National Geographic Channel has recently made two trips to
South Bimini to film two different episodes of the hit
fishing show “Hooked.”
The first episode was filmed with the Bimini Biological
Field Station (aka Sharklab) back in August and the second
episode was filmed with the staff from the Bimini Sands
Recreation Department in November.
The show that was filmed with Bimini Sands will be
completely dedicated to Bull Sharks and wintertime is the
best time to experience these amazing animals on Bimini.
This time of year you can witness Bull Sharks cleaning up
fish scraps and scooting in and out of the marinas in Alice
Town. It is really a sight to see.
New Years Bash 2010
Sands’ 2010 New Years Party was definitely a night to
remember for everyone involved! Our Beach Club Restaurant
was packed with guests enjoying our specially prepared menu
and of course our always-delicious sushi bar. The Live
Entertainment outside drew quite a crowd to our new outdoor
tiki-bar where people spent the night dancing, drinking, and
enjoying the beautiful weather.
And, of course, Bimini Sands spared no expense on the
firework show again this year. Each firework show we have
here always seems to top the last, and it was no different
with this one. It was 35 minutes of non-stop “oohs” and
“aahs” and utter excitement from the crowd.
Then to top it all off, at the stroke of midnight everyone
shook their noisemakers with excitement, embraced loved ones
and shared in a complimentary toast to celebrate the moment.
It was truly a night remember.